|Rule Submission Title||Retirement match scoring|
|USAP Board Voting Status||Approved|
|USAP Rules Committee Voting Status||Pass|
|IFP Voting Status||Average: 8.6 Detail:5,7,10,10,8,10,10|
|Existing Rule #||12.F.6.a|
|Proposed Rule Change|
12.F.6.a. If a player or team elects the retirement option, all points scored will be retained.
|Original Rule Text|
12.F.6.a. 2 out of 3 Format: 11-0, 11-0
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change|
As currently outlined, there is no difference in the effect of a match forfeit and a match retirement other than the name. Players who forfeit a match should rightfully be penalized -- all points forfeited. However, players who are forced to, or choose to, retire from a match (usually due to injury) should be allowed to retain all points scored. This is especially critical for fairness in round robin events and if future player ratings are computed based on points scored.
|Rule Book Year||2022|
|Rule Change ID||97|
|Date Created||June 23, 2021|
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