Good Sports Ethics Rules the Rules
- USAPA Rule 12.D. Broken or Cracked Ball
12.D. "Broken or Cracked Ball. Play continues until the end of the rally. If, in the judgment of the referee, a broken or cracked ball affected the outcome of the rally, the referee shall call for a replay." USAPA Official Tournament Rulebook
The standard for making the judgment call to replay is:
- Did the broken or cracked ball affect the outcome of the rally?
If the games are not officiated, the players apply the standard of USAPA Rule 12.D and make a judgment call.