I was happy to see this email from Dan today (see below), because we just witnessed this happen last weekend and it is completely uncalled for at the elementary school level. The team in question also quadrupled the score of the second place team, so it was completely unnecessary and mean-spirited.
My question for everyone is: what should the refs be doing about this that doesn’t punish the partner? So let’s say that they are the first place ranked team in the Finals, and tell their alliance partner to sit in the corner and get out of the way. Doesn’t a disqualification in the Finals effect both teams in the alliance? Or would they disqualify the offender, and then the team that sat in the corner for the entire match would receive the Teamwork Champion trophy?