Rules and Interpretations


All BAFA-affiliated teams are required to conduct their contests according to these rules. Rules are designated as either administrative rules or conduct rules. Typically, administrative rules are those dealing with preparation for the contest. Conduct rules are those that have to do directly with the playing of the contest.

Some administrative rules may be altered by mutual consent of the competing teams.

Some rules may be altered by game management without the consent of the opponents.

Some rules may be altered by game management without consent, but only if it is not feasible to meet the rule. Teams are encouraged to meet the standards specified by rule wherever possible.

Some administrative rules allow leagues to stipulate in their regulations what course of action is to be followed.

Other administrative rules may not be altered. The referee shall make a report to the appropriate authority if these rules are infringed

All other rules are conduct rules and may not be altered.


Rule interpretations issued or endorsed by the rules committee are presented as "Approved Rulings" after certain rules. If there is a conflict between the official rules and the approved rulings, the rules take precedence.

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Editor: Jim Briggs, BAFA/BAFRA Rules Committee