Limits of Claims
Unlike previous editions of the Laws book the 6th edition one does not have a summary of the limit of claims, hence this list.
"22e. The limit of claims is the end of the period within which an error must be discovered if it is to be rectified. If the specified limit of claims is not reached because a turn or the game ends, it is deemed to be before the first stroke of the adversary's next turn or the end of the game respectively. Strokes in error are counted when determining whether the limit of claims of any other error has passed."
In terms of jargon, there are Errors and Interferences. Faults are a subset
of Errors. Limit of claims is generally first stroke of next turn for
fatal errors other than faults, next stroke but one (if earlier) for others.
Note the use of 'before' in the definitions. With a Limit of Claims of 'before two further strokes', then no rectification is possible as soon as the second stroke starts after that in which the error or fault was committed. For example: a player roquets a ball, but forgets to take croquet and (1) roquets another ball then (2) takes croquet then plays a continuation stoke (3).
The Limit of Claims is passed if the error is not forestalled before he plays (3). Plays basically means hits the ball (but see Law 5 to be precise). Hence, if the adversary shouts "Ian, stop!" after you began your swing in (3) but before you played a stroke, the forestalling would be effective and the error would be rectified. [SM]
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