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Thumber
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Lost Disc in the fairway Reply with quote

Interesting....will there be any casual relief required at MB?

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2006.09 : Disc lost in casual water
Question - My disc landed in a murky puddle that had been declared by the TD to be casual water, and we could not find it. Do I play it as lost, or take casual relief?
Response - Applicable Rules: 803.09.A Out-of-Bounds, 803.05.C Casual Obstacles
Our ruling here follows the line of thought presented in response to the "Lost or OB" question, which is based on the presence of "reasonable evidence" that a disc went OB. If there is clear and compelling evidence that the disc is OB (for example, the entire group watched it land in the middle of a lake), then you play under the assumption that the disc is sitting there in the lake, even though you cannot see it. That assumption takes precedence over the fact that you cannot find it.
To be consistent, we treat the disc that we cannot see in the puddle the same way. We assume that the disc is sitting in the puddle, ignoring the fact that it can't be found. Given the reasonable evidence that the disc is sitting in the casual puddle, we do the same thing that we do with the disc in the OB lake - extrapolate from the evidence and play as if we saw it sitting there in the puddle. You take casual relief, with no penalty stroke.
Of course, it must be clear to the group that the disc went into the puddle. If there is any doubt about that, and the disc cannot be found, it is a lost disc.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool
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