When figuring out how many rounds to double for ratings calcuations, do you always round up, always round down, round normally (up or down depending on decimal), or is deference given to whichever creates the higher rating?
Thanks for your assistance and sorry for not being more diligent in finding where this has already been posted.
Also, in the instance of casual relief where line of play relief would put a player out of bounds, why can't there be an option for relief that allows for relief behind the lie along the out of bounds line (up to 5 meters)? I only ask because I was "forced" to play from knee deep swampy mud in a casual relief area because line of play relief reached out of bounds before dry ground in that direction. I know I could have taken an unplayable lie but in the case of casual obstacles that seems a little extreme.
While I'm on a roll, can the next rules update state in bold print "only for use with OB relief" in the rule of verticality? I couldn't convince 2 certified officials of this at a tourney this past weekend even after showing them the rule in black and white in the book. They wanted to allow a player to play from a surface 10 feet or so above their disc (which was under something) because they had a difficult time taking a stance where the disc was laying. I asked a longtime area TD and a sponsored pro after the event and neither one seemed to agree with my understanding of the rule.
Thanks again for your time Chuck!
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