|Rule Submission Title
|Retirement match scoring
|USAP Board Vote Reason
|USAP Rules Committee Vote Reason
|IFP Voting Status
|Average: 8.6 Detail:5,7,10,10,8,10,10
|Existing Rule #
|Proposed Rule Change
12.F.6.a. If a player or team elects the retirement option, all points scored will be retained.
|Original Rule Text
12.F.6.a. 2 out of 3 Format: 11-0, 11-0
|Reasoning Behind Suggested Change
As currently outlined, there is no difference in the effect of a match forfeit and a match retirement other than the name. Players who forfeit a match should rightfully be penalized -- all points forfeited. However, players who are forced to, or choose to, retire from a match (usually due to injury) should be allowed to retain all points scored. This is especially critical for fairness in round robin events and if future player ratings are computed based on points scored.
|Rule Book Year
|Rule Change ID
|June 23, 2021