An example of where saying “the call affected the play” would be allowed would be (according to 16.3.):
A pick is called before the throw.
The players in the stack hear the pick call and start to slow down.
The thrower does not hear the pick call and makes a pass towards Player C in the stack.
Player C does not catch the pass because they slowed down when the pick call was made.
Player C can claim that: “I stopped cutting because I heard the Pick call, so the disc should go back to the thrower”.
In that case, the disc should be returned to the thrower.
The basic summary is this:
- You should always keep playing if a call has been made while the disc is in the air.
- If the call is made before the throw, and you stopped, then saying the call affected the play can be a valid excuse.
Why it is specified that the call was made before the throw?
According to 16.3 “Regardless of when a call is made…” so I would assume that the word “before” is unnecessary.
I don’t understand why a pick called during/after the throw cannot affect the play (in case of not completed pass):
why Player C cannot claim that: “I stopped cutting because I heard the Pick call, so the disc should go back to the thrower” if the call was made when the disc was in the air?