In the past our local referees have always considered trapping beyond 5 seconds to be a major violation. Is that correct or is there a distinction between major and minor violation with trapping depending on whether it was "match affecting", "egregious", or had happened multiple times in a tournament or match?
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Official Q&A: VRC 2022-2023: Spin Up
Can trapping be a minor violation
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Because rule <G15> does not include specific Violation Notes, Head Referees should use the process illustrated in Figure 4 of the Spin Up Game Manual to determine the appropriate penalty for a Violation. To summarize that flowchart for this scenario, violations of <G15> should be considered Minor Violations unless they are Match Affecting (changing the winning and losing Alliance in the Match), include a violation of G1/S1 or the Code of Conduct, or are a repeated violation.