rain-off

rain-off

An event that has been or will be canceled due to inclement weather. Primarily heard in UK. Spectators are to be aware that there will be no refunds issued in the event of a rain-off. I was really looking forward to the football match this weekend, but it turned out to be a rain-off.
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An innocent mistake was made when the rain-off date was selected, and we didn't realise the mix-up until we saw the press release.
For the November stock car meeting in the last two years we've had an extremely wet track which has made for particularly difficult racing, and unlike in speedway we don't get a rain-off date.
BERWICK Bandits suffered yet another away rain-off last night at the Redcar Bears, but at least it gave them the chance to set off on the long haul south to Plymouth Devils to be fresh for the Premier League match at the St.
Cranmer - who had 108 wickets in his two seasons at the club and almost 700 runs last term - has been drafted back in after the club's slow start to the season, although Swaine moved off the bottom thanks to Saturday's home win against Elland and Monday's rain-off over at Delph & Dobcross, when they were well in charge.
He said: "We haven't had a single rain-off this season, which is amazing, and I've been in this sport a long time.
Newcastle team manager George English said: "Any rain-off is always disappointing and this one means we will be setting a target on Sunday Our biggest home win last year ( when we were really struggling ( was against the Stars, 57-39, so I will be looking for a lead of at least 20 points.
Every time we get a rain-off it costs us pounds 2000 because we still have bills and travelling expenses for our opponents.
FRUSTRATED Redcar Bears suffered their second consecutive rain-off last night - but for gutsy reserve Stuart Swales, it could be something of a blessing.
It was the Diamonds' sixth consecutive rain-off in 12 days, spread across five different tracks.
The postponement comes on top of Monday's rain-off at Wolverhampton for the Buildbase Bees and means that 19-year-old German recruit Martin Smolinski has to wait until tomorrow night's double-header at Swindon - weather permitting - to make his debut for the Brandon outfit.
Still hanging on to second place in Division Two, despite losing at Essex a fortnight ago and last week's rain-off at Lord's, a win for Graeme Hick's men would take them a comfortable eight points clear of fourth-placed Hampshire.
But, while the weather will once again probably have the final say, the forecast for tomorrow's Division One showdown with Kent is a lot brighter - and a rain-off would send Worcestershire down.
He said after that meeting that his team had suffered after being unable to build up their confidence on the track due to the large number of recent rain-offs.
Nobody could have predicted five successive rain-offs.
Skipper Freddie Lindgren is desperate to get back in action after a string of frustrating rain-offs in the last week.