As previously noted there are four designated flag hang locations on a Bacaball field. Three flags are placed randomly at 3 of the 4 locations prior to each point. The "free" flag serves the same function as the flag used in (xball) Race 2 in that a team must hang the "free" flag in the opponent's start station in order to score a point. It doesn't matter when the "free" flag is pulled nor what the on-field conditions may be. Each of the other two flags are team specific flags and may only score for a specific team. The team flags score a point when successfully pulled. A successful pull is one that occurs with live opponent(s) on the field when a referee signals possession, a clean pull. The traditional rule for flag pull possession has been pulling the flag and moving some minor distance, 5 feet, with the flag, without being eliminated. The point is scored as soon as the referee signals a clean pull. On any given point it is possible to score 2 points maximum.
The only other team flag result possible is if a live member of the other team successfully pulls the opponent's team flag. This results in a dead flag that cannot score for the duration of that point.
Under current rules the flag is a relatively meaningless afterthought. Teams play to eliminate all their opponents before they pull the flag and frequently don't even need to hang it if the opponent wants or needs to save clock time. Otherwise the only uncertainty with a current flag hang is the possibility the player hanging the flag is determined to have a prior hit.
In Bacaball the current scoring strategy will continue to exist along with the added complications presented by the opportunity for an additional score during the play of any point. Deficits can be made up faster. Strategies and tactics become truly demanding. Do you play for flag pulls? Play to take away your opponent's pulls or do you play standard strategy of scoring after the opponent is eliminated? Or do you wait for certain flag arrangements on the random draw? Additionally, spectators can see from the breakout what each team is likely looking to do as the addition of team flags provide a focus for understanding what each team is attempting to do as each point unfolds.
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