Team A goes into the second round of a club’s championship due to a forfeit given by their opponents. A week later they fail to turn up for the second round of the championship and are eliminated by the tournament committee. At the quarter final of the championship a team is a player short and a member of team A plays as a substitute. Is this permitted?
No. The team is constituted by receiving a forfeit. A constituted player in a team that is not part of a side shall be ineligible to act as a substitute in the same competition. DR 2.2.3 & DR 2.2.9
A substitute is playing in team “P” until the original player arrived at the rink and was ready to play. As the substitute was about to leave to go home a player in team “Q” twisted an ankle and is unable to continue. May the substitute play as a substitute for team “Q”?
Yes, if he/she remains eligible. DR 126.96.36.199