LIST OF SUGGESTED PICKLEBALL RULE CHANGES FOR PREVIOUS YEARS

Rule Change Process

Rule Submission TitleWithdrawal Scoring Change
USAP Board Vote ReasonNot voted upon
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFail
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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