To promote the sport of lacrosse in the town of Somers, Connecticut, to advance the interest in lacrosse and to encourage sportsmanlike behavior.

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Paul Bowers Memorial Lacrosse Tournament
Bad Weather Policy

*The tournament goes on rain or shine - We do not offer a rain date*


For the safety of all players and attendees at the Paul Bowers Memorial Lacrosse Tournament, the following lightning policy will be in effect for the entire day:
  • All play will stop (several loud whistle blasts, as well as multiple horn blasts) and players will be told to leave the field if the flash-to-bang count reaches 30 seconds or less by any of the officials or event coordinators.
  • Players should go directly to their team area and each team should have a plan as to where to go from there (i.e. cars, nearby building, etc.).
  • Coaches are asked to meet at the Referee Tent to get weather status so they can communicate updates to their teams. Head coaches should also watch email for any tournament cancelation notices.
  • Once activities are suspended, play will not resume until 20 minutes after the last flash of lightning is seen or the sound of thunder heard by the site coordinator. At that time, the “all clear” signal will be given and play will resume.
NOTE: Play will resume in accordance with the time schedule, not from when the play was originally stopped.


Thank you for your cooperation and let’s hope the weather holds out for the entire day.
~Somers Lacrosse Association and Bowers Committee