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Relative Position Q & A
« on: March 08, 2013, 12:00:09 am »

Can anyone speak to why this Q & A was removed from the WFTDA website?

Relative Position
Q: 1. Should relative position be judged by all skaters on the track, or only by the skaters directly involved/impacted by engagement?
2. An illegal hit puts a player off balance. The initiator of that hit doesn’t gain position on the recipient. Some other player completely uninvolved and unaffected by the engagement passes the off-balance skater. No penalty or major?
A: 1. Relative position should be judged only by the skaters directly involved or impacted by an engagement. This is not limited to the person initiating contact and the person receiving contact. If the engagement is having a direct effect on the receiver’s position relative to a third skater, that should be considered. For instance, if, while it is occurring, the illegal engagement allows the opposing Jammer to get past, it should be considered Major impact. 2. The referee must determine the impact of that hit on the recipient in order to determine if it is a Major or no impact; if the illegal action only causes the skater to be off balance but does not physically move/propel her or cause her to fall or go out of bounds then it would be no impact. Updated 9/21/10.

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