Rule Submission TitleHinder is not a noun and does not fit the definition in 3.A.15.
USAP Board Vote ReasonFailed
USAP Rules Committee Vote ReasonFailed. Technically this is grammatically correct, but there is no desire to attempt to change it.
Existing Rule #3.A.15
Proposed Rule Change

3.A.15  Hindrance – Any transient element or occurrence…

Original Rule Text

3.A.15 Hinder – Any transient element or occurrence...

Reasoning Behind Suggested Change

The word  “hinder” is a verb, not a noun.  Therefore it can’t be defined as any transient element or occurrence…, both of which are nouns.  There is no such thing as a hinder.

The word “hindrance” is the noun, is not a verb and is the correct word.

Scenarios In Which the Rules Applies


Rule Book Year2023
Rule Change ID326
Date CreatedApril 20, 2022
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