May 26, 2016 at 7:13 pm #1065Thomas ByrneParticipant
Around 1 hour 16 minutes is the play I want to talk about if that link doesn’t directly work.
If that doesn’t work – basically the defensive player MACs/bobbles/tips the disc a couple of times to gain ground before catching (intercepting) the disc.
My first thoughts are that this would be a travel under WFDF rules, however – on close inspection, the relevant rule states that it is a travel infraction if:
[i]184.108.40.206. a receiver purposefully bobbles, fumbles or delays the disc to themselves
in order to move in any direction[/i]
(emphasis mine) and the definitions define receivers as:
All offensive players other than the thrower.
Is this an oversight, or is it intended that only a defensive player should be able to do this?
Only other relevant info that I could think of would be this from the interpretations document, but I still don’t believe this contradicts my interpretation.
[i]18.9 Tipping (220.127.116.11)
Note For a receiver, any contact with the disc that is not a clean catch can be
considered tipping (the rules also use the terms bobbling, fumbling, and
If a player intentionally tips the disc to themselves into the endzone so that they
can score, this is a travel infraction.
If a player tips the disc so a team-mate can catch it in the end zone, this is a goal.
If a player fumbles with a disc while catching it and finally manages to get control
over it in the end zone, this is a goal, unless the fumbling was intentional.[/i]
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