Official rules (Public)
Rulebook Updates Intro
These rulebook updates, to be issued approximately every six months (target releasedates: December and June), are a compilation of recently adopted rule changes. They are intended to be used as a supplement to the most current version of the AAC rulebook. Please save or print these updates and keep them with your Rulebook (the print version has a pocket in the back for this purpose). Each subsequent edition of the rulebook will have all prior rule changes incorporated in the text, as well as any pending changes known at the time of publication.
The numbers in brackets after each item in the update refer to the motion or motions by which the changes were made. Each motion is identified by a unique six digit number: The first two digits refer to the year, the second two digits, the month, and the final two digits the order of the motion for that month. So, for example, Motion 130904 would be the fourth motion addressed by the Board of Directors in September 2013. The full text of each motion is available in On Course and also available on the AAC website @ www.aac.ca/rules.
The section numbers refer to the parts of the rulebook or other official AAC documents affected by each rule change.
With few exceptions, only those rule changes dealing with safety concerns, or with the Regionals and/or Nationals programs, will be effective upon translation and dissemination via the Rules section of the AAC website (motions affecting Regional and National events can be found in those sections of the AAC website). All other motions will be in effect not less than six months after being adopted by the Board of Directors, as per Section 1.6 of the rulebook.
Please address any questions or concerns to the AAC Administrator, or to your Regional Director.