In the event of instrument failure or malfunction during a performance (e.g. burst drum, burst pipe-bag, reed malfunction, broken drumstick, etc.):
Should the loss of a player(s) during performance result in a number of players below the minimum requirements, the player shortage rules will come into effect.
Should the competing entity continue to play with defective instruments, it should not automatically be disqualified or placed last. Instead, adjudicators should take this into account in assessing the performance.
Should the competing entity discontinue their performance, it should automatically be disqualified.
Agreed: March 18th, 2010