Legitimate position

March 12, 2013 at 7:19 am #300
Tristan Glover

Been discussing this with some other players in my league.

My question/inner musing/confusion comes from whether the cup players should be allowed to maintain their hands up, since this could be considered using their arms or legs to obstruct opposing players (especially if it is a tight cup and there is not enough room for a human body to pass through the gap between players without initiating contact).

Where does the line get drawn with 12.11? The written rules seem pretty black and white about it, especially since extended arms and legs are not considered part of a legitimately positioned body.