This is the in-progress schedule for the July short season.
Times are provided in two columns. The first column is GMT and is not adjusted for daylight savings. This is the canonical time, and any mistakes made translating to other time zones are mistakes, GMT will be used to resolve such mistakes. The second column is the time in New York City and Toronto, which will be EDT for the short July season. For other seasons, daylight savings adjustments will happen mid-season, and this column should always reflect the correct time in New York City and Toronto for the given time in GMT. This should help to accomodate North Americans, and for those who do not follow federal US daylight savings practices, you should be able to work from the time in either New York City, Toronto, or GMT. For anybody in the US, you probably already know your own local time in relation to New York City.
Each game is allotted 1 hour of playtime. Games can run late, and a team failing to show up for a game when scheduled back to back is excused if the first game runs late. This could upset a busy schedule, so please adhere to the schedule! However, a team that shows up late to the first game and causes the second game to run late could face forfeiting the second game. You only get the pass if you showed up on time in good faith for the first game, and the first game legitimately ran late.
Games will be scheduled on Wednesdays and Sundays, in GMT. For North Americans, this means the games are scheduled Tuesday evenings through Wednesday afternoons and Saturday evenings through Sunday afternoons.
Special note about terminology: We use GMT for convenience, but some of you may have learned UTC. The difference between UTC and GMT is about 30 seconds every now and then, and therefore irrelevant for our purposes. However, since many of us use internet time servers to synchronize our clocks, when we say GMT, we actually use UTC, since UTC is what the internet time servers transmit.
Two notes about the schedule. Marked so far are the days that games can be scheduled, with two exceptions. The Ladle plays on the first Sunday of every month, we need to find out which day in July it's going to play on. Durka's TST is timed to run two weeks after the Ladle. We want to avoid collisions with both tournaments so that AFL members can participate in the other tournaments.
|GMT||New York/Toronto||Home Team||Visiting Team|
|Wed July 4 (Holiday in US, only non-US teams can be scheduled this day)|
|Sun July 8 (Possibly a ladle day, avoid conflicts with the ladle)|
|Wed July 11|
|Sun July 15|
|Wed July 18|
|Sun July 22|
|Wed July 25|
|Sun July 29|