According to the letter, "Quartets that fail to register ... will not be permitted to compete. ... They must submit a renewal application 30 days prior to the contest."
HesitationUse ellipsis to indicate a pause or hesitation in speech or to indicate a thought that the speaker or writer does not complete. In the latter instance, use ellipsis if the tone of the statement fades out; if the statement ends abruptly, use a dash.
With a puzzled expression that showed his confusion, he said, "I can't see why anyone ..."
Notice that no period is need to end the incomplete statement because it isn't a complete sentence.
Special effectsOccasionally, an editor may wish to assemble a potpourri of information that ordinarily couldn't be developed into full articles. In this instance, ellipsis may be used to separate the separate items within a paragraph of random observations, facts and trivia, gossip. Use periods after clauses that are complete sentences. This is the only instance outside of direct quotations in which ellipsis may be used.
The food sure was good at our annual Sweetheart Banquet. At least no one complained. ... All 4 One did an outstanding job for us. Let's hope it's an indication of how well they'll do in the contest. ... By the time you read this, we'll have completed our symphony performance, so be ready to buckle down to work on our show songs. ... Congratulations to Doren Tennis for earning the quarterly BOTY.