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Official Q&A: VIQC 2021-2022: Pitching In

Usage Guidelines All Questions

Clearing Corral


Can someone please clarify "clearing the corral"?

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The definition of "Cleared" reads as follows:

Cleared - A Starting Corral status. A Starting Corral is considered Cleared at the end of a Match if no Balls are contacting the Floor inside of the Starting Corral. Referees can check any Balls in question by sliding a piece of paper between the Ball and the Floor.

The definition of "Starting Corral" reads as follows:

Starting Corral - One of two areas of the Floor on either end of the Field, each of which are bound by the Field perimeter and the outside of the solid black line closest to the 6’ edge of the Field. The Starting Corral is defined as this portion of the Floor, not the three-dimensional volume above it.