Answered: Near And Far Zone Scoring

At every competition so far this season, with the exception of the one this past weekend, the referees counted the game objects that touched the far zone tape as a score in the far zone. At this particular competition the head ref said that they had to either be touching the grey tile on the other side of the line or that part of the game object had to be hovering over the grey part of the tile; even if it wasn’t even touching the line. His exact phrase regarding this was “breaking the plane”.

Which way of scoring is correct?

I have edited this post to remove the location of the tournament.

Let’s take a look at the definition of Scored. I’ve bolded some text for emphasis.

Objects touching both Zones are Scored in the higher value Zone (i.e. the Far Zone). The tape between the Far and Near Zone is considered to be touching both Zones. Thus a Scoring Object touching the tape between the Zones should be scored in the Far Zone.