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Rule Submission TitleRule 8.C Clarification of Procedure when a Hinder is Called in Non-Officiated Play
USAP Board VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee VotePassed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFor the reasons stated in the proposal.
Existing Rule #8.C
Proposed Rule Change

8.C.  A hinder called by the referee or player will result in a dead ball. The referee will determine if the hinder called by the player was valid. A valid hinder per the Referee or a hinder called in non-officiated play will result in a replay.

Original Rule Text

8.C.  A hinder called by the referee or player will result in a dead ball. The referee will determine if the hinder called by the player was valid. A valid hinder will result in a replay.

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

As 8.C is currently written there is no clarification on how to determine a ‘valid hinder’ in non-officiated play. 

Section 13.D.1 covers Player Line and Fault Call Responsibilities but it does not specifically cover Hinders.

Rule Book Year2024
Rule Change ID1022
Date CreatedApril 10, 2023
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