Rule Submission TitleWithdrawal Scoring Change
USAP Board Voting StatusNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Voting StatusFail
IFP Voting StatusAverage: 0.1 Detail:1,0,0,0,0,0,0
Existing Rule #12.F.6.c
Proposed Rule Change

All previous completed match scores, prior to an Ejection, Forfeit or a player Retirement, will be changed to 11-0, 15-0, or 21-0.

Original Rule Text

12.F.6.c. All previous completed match scores, prior to an Ejection, Forfeit or a player Retirement, will be retained.

 

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

In Round Robin play, the tie-breaker of point differential is unfairly affected if a player or team is unable to complete all of their matches.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies

Teams A, B, C, D, E, and F meet in a Round Robin format.

In the first round, Team A defeats Team B 15-9.

In the second round, Team B plays against Team C. During the game, a player on Team B suffers an injury that causes Team B to withdraw.

Though Teams C, D, E, and F will be awarded 15-0 wins against Team B, Team A currently retains their score of 15-9.

I propose that this is unfair to Team A. To make things equal (when looking at the point differential tie-breaker), all of Team B's scores should be retroactively changed to 15-0 losses.

Rule Book Year2022
Rule Change ID82
Date CreatedJune 22, 2021
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