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Tournament and OEP Sign Up Info

The process of signing up for domestic tournaments is part of the USAW MEMBERSHIPS SYSTEM  Please carefully read ALL the instructions. You will be asked to sign off on  The Officials Code of Ethics It is now part of your USAW Membership Profile
You may want to open USAW EVENTS SCHEDULE so that you can enter the exact name of the tournament you wish to sign up for in the membership system. MEMBERSHIP HELP TUTORIALS.
Many events are paying tournament stipends through Arbiter Pay, not by a check from USAW.  Failure to open an Arbiter Pay account will mean you will not be reimbursed for these tournaments.  

What if a tournament is closed: If you wish to officiate at a tournament and it is marked CLOSED that means the information has been sent to the tournament managers so that they can prepare for the tournament.  If your plans change so that you can not attend or you still wish to go to the tournament, contact the USWOA Office to make changes to your registration for the closed tournament.  Derek Sikora  

Travel Arrangements for Assigned Officials and OEP Participants

2.  Log in with the email you previously used with Cain Travel
3.  Enter "Password1".  Once logged on, it will prompt you to change your password.
If you had not previous booked through Cain travel here are the directions.
2.  Click on New User
3.  Fill out the information and click on Submit
4. Your account will be approved within 24 hrs and you will be able to log back in and reserve travel
If you have any questions please contact Derek Sikora at or 719.598.8181

Know this BEFORE you signup for a tournament

Mat and Pairing officials,
Several members of the USWOA Board of Directors, USAW Staff and State Directors worked very hard on developing a policy of making sure that all working officials get housing and a stipend for national level tournaments.  It is a good policy but it has some stipulations.

#1 You must work the all the sessions of the tournament.  Yes, we realize the are some exceptions because of personal commitments but it is your responsibility to notify the head official for that tournament.  It also not a way for coach/officials to ref a few matches, spend most of the time coaching to expect a room and a share of the stipend.

#2 If you sign up for a tournament, the LOC makes room arrangements for you and you are a "no show"  you can expect to be sanctioned and not receive a room a tournaments in the future.  Yes, we again know that their can be extenuating circumstances but it is the officials responsibility to notify the head official of your change of plans.  This is to prevent the LOC from getting stuck with the expense of unused rooms.  This is a simple being courteous and good practice.

Officials Traveling with Children Under 18!