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Commissioner's News

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September 23, 2012 — 6:43pm

Residence Protest

A Residence Protest was filed in February. A panel was convened and a decision was reached.


March 10, 2017 — 10:00am

Important 2017 AGM News

AGM to be held Sunday, April 23.


January 23, 2017 — 10:00am

2017 Post Season Eligibility

<p>The attached document shows the Commissioner's Office's current understanding of post-season player eligibility.</p>


January 1, 2017 — 10:00am

Dec 1 post-season eligibility

Statement on Dec 3-4 tournaments in relation to Pre Dec 1 playoff eligibility requirement.


November 4, 2016 — 10:00am

Transfer rules

July 1, 2016 — 5:50pm

Sanctions Imposed for Code of Conduct Violation

The commissioner's office has imposed sanctions against Donnie Owen of the Ohio Buckeye Blitz for a code of conduct violation.


February 6, 2016 — 10:00am

Craig H. Neilsen Quality of Life Grant

United States Quad Rugby Association announces selection of teams to receive quality of life funding from the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation.


October 31, 2015 — 12:29pm

Suspension Imposed

Suspension Imposed

The commissioner’s office has imposed a suspension on Barney Koneferenisi, an international player from New Zealand, due to violation of the USQRA code of conduct.

Mr. Koneferenisi played with Milwaukee Iron in the 2014/2015 season.  The team sent him home after confronting him about multiple larcenies.  During my investigation, it was determined that this player has a history of this type of behavior (at home) and he confessed to the charges of which he was accused.

Mr. Koneferenisi is currently suspended from the New Zealand program.  Internationals players who are suspended by their own leagues/programs will not be allowed to play in the USQRA while they are suspended.
When the New Zealand suspension is complete, Mr. Koneferenisi will begin a 1 year suspension from the USQRA.

I do not have the authority to require return of thieved items.  I do, however, recommend that any team who considers adding this player to their roster speak with Milwaukee before doing so.  While Mr. Koneferenisi displayed a great deal of remorse, I believe that genuine contrition requires reparations.

September 15, 2015 — 10:00am

Sanctions Imposed

EWAF New York Warriors have been fined $200 for forcing a schedule change at the Atlantic Sectional tournament, per Article VI, Section 6 of the USQRA ByLaws:

“Any  schedule  change  to  accommodate  a  team  in  the  postseason  must  be  approved  by  the  Host Team, RAC and the Commissioner. If approved, the team involved will pay a $200.00 fee  to be divided by the league and the Host.”

April 10, 2015 — 10:00am

Sanctions Imposed

Ineligible players who participated in post season.


March 27, 2015 — 10:00am

Sanctions imposed

Unrostered player at Sectionals


March 26, 2015 — 10:00am

Teams transferring

The teams transfering this year are:

Texas to the Pacific

TIRR to the Atlantic South

Denver to the Atlantic North

North Texas to the Heartland

U of A to the Heartland

January 29, 2012 — 10:00am

Nationals go to Louisville

The USQRA is proud to announce the awarding of the 2012 and 2013 national championships have gone to Louisville Kentucky. The two-year contract brings the championship back for an unprecedented 7th and 8th year to the bluegrass state.

Tournament director Jill Farmer has promised an even more robust championship than in years past. Given previous reviews it will be hard to top all of the gamesmanship on the and off the court. Combined with the lead up to the London Paralympics and the pageantry of the build up to the Kentucky Derby, these championships promise to be filled with excitement and thrills.

The 2012 National Championships are slated for April 27 – 29 2012 and long time sponsor Frazier Rehab will again serve as host for the event. For more information check back here in the early fall.

June 2, 2011 — 2:01am

Team Force Tryouts

<p>The Force and USA Wheelchair Rugby are pleased to announce the list of the attendees for the 2011 - 2013 team.&nbsp; &quot;These athletes represent the future of USA international players&quot; said USA Wheelchair Rugby coach James Gumbert. &quot;The hope is to continue and build upon the successes of previous teams and expand them to challenge even more areas of competition and development&quot; he said.<br />
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Click 'Read more' to see a list of those attending.</p>


April 1, 2011 — 2:00pm

Sanctions imposed

The commissioner's office has imposed sanctions against the Utah Scorpions for their forfeit of the Pacific Sectional Championship game.


March 20, 2011 — 3:00pm

Commissioner's Files

PRESS RELEASE - Nielsen Grant pass-thru recipients4 teams have been chosen to receive a $10,000 grant provided by the Craig H. Nielsen FoundationUSQRA-Neilsen Press Release FINAL.pdf105.01 KB
2015 Nationals Schedule2015 Nationals Schedule2015 Nationals Game Schedule.pdf77.31 KB
2012-2013 TransfersA list of all 2012-13 transfers and why they were approved or denied.2012 Transfers - Copy of Sheet1 (2).pdf44.96 KB
DeadlinesSeason deadlines 20010-2011Deadlines10.pdf103.08 KB
Post season bid package, 2010-112010-2011 Post Season Bid PackagePost Season Bid Package .doc312 KB
2009 -2010 USQRA wheelchair specification rulingsDetails of several rulings on wheelchair specifications and complianceWheelchairSpecs.pdf48.67 KB
Registration alertNotice to team reps on pre-registration requirementsCommissioners registration letter.pdf48.77 KB
2008 IWRF Rules2008 IWRF Wheelchair Rugby RulesWheelchair Rugby International Rules 2008.pdf8.25 MB
2017 Jan 17 Residence Protest Residence Protest ResultsKIRKLAND Residence Protest RESULTS.pdf55.37 KB
2017 Nationals Press Release2017 Nationals press release.pdf85.08 KB
Code of ConductCodeofConduct.pdf36.23 KB
Constitution and BylawsVersion 05-09bylaws0509.pdf237.97 KB
IWRF Classification Manual2nd editionIWRF Classification Manual 2nd ed.pdf394.57 KB
IWRF Wheelchair Rugby Rankings, March 1, 2009IWAS Wheelchair Rugby – Ranking ListWorld Ranking List - 1 March 2009.pdf62.45 KB
New IWRF rules to be implemented in 2008-09How the the new IWRF rules will be implemented in the 2008-2009 seasonnewrules.txt2.02 KB
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