|Rule Submission Title
|Defining the End of the Match
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|The proposal does identify why this is needed or what problems, if any, this solves. It is not necessary to require those who lost the match to sign the scoresheet. The point in time when match ends is when the game-winning point has been scored. See also action on proposals 1008 and 1035.
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
Insert a new definition between ‘3.A.9.‘ and ‘3.A.10.’
End of Match - Defined as the point in time that the winner and loser sign the scoresheet.
|Original Rule Text
From the ‘Officiating Handbook’ (Page 26):
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
Create a definition for the end of the match to be defined as the point in time that the winner and loser sign the scoresheet instead of when it is turned into the operations desk. This would add the requirement for the winners and losers both to verify and confirm that the scoresheet was correct before signing or initialing it.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|May 2, 2023