Originally Posted by Bunker Munki
Watching from the sidelines I saw this happen. Your teammate was hit on the hopper (left side) away from the refs view on the right. The ref all the way acroos on the left side saw the hit tried yelling to take him out but he tried to run through and bunker a kid. He did bunker him and traded out with a hit before bunkering him. thats a 1 for 1. And if I recall you won that game still even with the 1 for 1. If this was the incident on field #2.
I could be wrong but that sure sounds like the 1 for 1 that i saw.
Honestly, I don't remember what field it was on (2 or 3) though I'm sure I could ask a teammate which it was (pretty sure it was #2 though). Anyway, my teammate was in the back center and ran up the middle to the X. By this time, I was already eliminated and on my way to the deadbox, which was to his right so I didn't see any hits on him. So I'll have to go by what you're saying.
Anyway, I don't understand why a ref on the sideline would yell to a ref across the field to a ref on the other side to pull the player, when they're the same distance from the player... I mean, why not just go do it yourself instead? Why not just pull them to begin with so there aren't instances like this? I suppose ref zones play into it, but with 3 players on the field, I think it could've been taken care of better (if what you're describing was the case); on the other hand, my memory of the situation is foggy and I wasn't in the refs place.
I'm sure the 1 for 1 was the right call to make, that's not an issue at all. It was the other player being called out, the other player calling *himself* out, then telling him he's still in and can go grab / cap the flag that kinda gets to me.
We did lose that game, I believe our score was 16 for eliminating 4 players and theirs was 50 something. The judges *did* score incorrectly though, they had the points swapped for the teams; we took the sheet up to the scoring table and got it sorted out afterwards though
I also liked the fact that you couldn't watch the games from the sidelines on fields 2 & 3 (made seeing players crossfield much easier) as well as enforcing the deadboxes.
All in all, a great day. Nice weather, great reffing, great teams