Breaking News: The IRT has announced major changes in tournament play formats. On Monday December 18th, the IRT Board members met to discuss and vote on changing the match format from three out of five to two out of three, 15, 15, 11. The rule changed passed by a near unanimous vote and will be in effect starting January 1st, 2018.
Additionally the IRT Board unanimously voted to institute line judges on an “as needed basis”. While instant replay will be used as the primary option, the use of line judges will be incorporated depending on the availability of camera angles and the physical setup of the venue.
Watch for an important email later today with more details on both of these changes and possible future rule changes that are being discussed by IRT management.
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