Rule Submission TitleRetirement match scoring
Rule Book Year2022
Date CreatedJune 23, 2021
Rule Change ID97
Existing Rule #12.F.6.a
Original Rule Text

12.F.6.a. 2 out of 3 Format: 11-0, 11-0
1 Game to 15 Format: 15-0
1 Game to 21 Format: 21-0

Proposed Rule Change

12.F.6.a. If a player or team elects the retirement option, all points scored will be retained.

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.

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