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Old 11-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by woodrow1029 View Post
Was this in 2011 or 2012? If it was in 2011, this was correct.

In 2012, the rule changed. Instead of following the "lateness after 10 minute rest break" rule, which is one game penalty up to 5 minutes late, then default after 5 minutes, they decided (rightfully so) that this was too harsh when you are playing a match tiebreak. When the player wasn't on court at 3:00, the umpire should have issued a time violation warning. At 3:20, he should have issued a "CODE VIOLATION, DELAY OF GAME, POINT PENALTY." At 3:40, he should have issued a "CODE VIOLATION, DELAY OF GAME, GAME PENALTY".

It's in the Friend at Court (page 122).
Woodrow, if you were officiating in this situation would you inform the players who were leaving the area that they have to be back in 3 minutes?
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