Rule Submission TitleForfeit game scores for 3/5 matches
Existing Rule #12.F.6.a
Proposed Rule Change

12.F.6.a. Actual game scores at the time of retirement shall be reported for the team that retires. The opponents shall be awarded all points necessary for proper match completion, ensuring a two-point margin. For example, in Game 1 of a 2-out-of-3 match, a team with 10 points retires when the score is 10-5. The final scores will be recorded as: 

“12-10, 11-0” 

Game scores after a rule-based forfeit shall be reported as: 

2/3 Format: “11-0, 11-0” 

3/5 Format: 11-0, 11-0, 11-0"

15/21 Format: “15-0” or “21-0” 

Original Rule Text

12.F.6.a. Actual game scores at the time of retirement shall be reported for the team that retires. The opponents shall be awarded all points necessary for proper match completion, ensuring a two-point margin. For example, in Game 1 of a 2-out-of-3 match, a team with 10 points retires when the score is 10-5. The final scores will be recorded as: 

“12-10, 11-0” 

Game scores after a rule-based forfeit shall be reported as: 

2/3 Format: “11-0, 11-0” 

15/21 Format: “15-0” or “21-0” 

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

Added for completeness to cover the 3/5 formats of some Championship Sunday matches.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

3/5 Championship Sunday matches.

Rule Book Year2023
Rule Change ID325
Date CreatedApril 20, 2022
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