Yes it is a shame that the EOY finals ended up being played that way. I don't see that I could or should have done anything. Throwing is against the rules, which is hard to prove unless the person says that is what they are doing. In this case, it wasn't even throwing but a game of revenge (your opp wasn't taking points to go out but was targeting you). What he did was not against the rules even, and there is nothing besides play stoppage that gives the TD the right to kick and replace any player. Please find me anywhere in the rules that allows that if I am wrong.
Yes, it sucks that a game, let alone EOY finals, played out like that. But I am not about to start making up a rule during EOY finals about no revenge play that we've allowed all year long and for the entire history of this tourney.
We can discuss rule changes going forward if there is a practical way to identify and suitably penalize a player who plays revenge without punishing someone who is innocent but accused of it. It's a can of worms IMHO that cannot be opened since there is no good way to indisputably prove revenge play, and even if there was, likely nothing could justify a TD booting such a player mid-game.
: It was a very disappointing game for sure. I
: don't know what a host can, and can't do
: during a tournament. The immaturity of one
: player made that last game a real stinker.
: At least a very good player won - way to go
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: Its a shame so done can throw a game and
: don't step in where's the leadership in this