|Rule Submission Title||Retirement match scoring|
|Rule Book Year||2022|
|Date Created||June 23, 2021|
|Rule Change ID||97|
|Existing Rule #||12.F.6.a|
|Original Rule Text|
12.F.6.a. 2 out of 3 Format: 11-0, 11-0
|Proposed Rule Change|
12.F.6.a. If a player or team elects the retirement option, all points scored will be retained.
|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.
|IFP Voting Status||Average: 8.6 Detail:5,7,10,10,8,10,10|
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