I just noticed this in the rule book. On page 4 (section 2 - The Game) in the section discussing the starting point of the caps, it shows that there are 4 caps set in a Non Scored Position. From the illustration, I have to assume this is the 4 caps tilted at an angle and sitting on a ball.
However, later on page 14, in the game rules scoring section, the illustration shows two caps sitting at an angle, red up and being scored as +1 for red. These caps are sitting the same way as the non scored position.
My question is - are tilted caps score-able? In the first illustration the field is undisturbed, so nothing is touched. In the second illustration, the caps are disturbed, since they are not at the starting field color, so does that mean they are score-able?
My concern is the possibility of scoring inconsistency in interpreting this situation. It may be more of an issue early in local matches, than later in the season as well. I can’t get a cap to stay tilted on its own, so the only way this can happen is if the caps were set back on balls (somehow), or were left untouched during a match.
For a cap to be scored, the core must touch the field tiles. Four of the caps at the start of a match are resting on balls such that their cores are NOT touching the field tiles. Yes, they are score-able. Move them off of the balls so that the cores touch the field tiles.