Definitions for "Crawford rule"
Keywords:  cube, john, victory, win, opponent
a rule for match play that prohibits doubling for one game when a player is within one point of winning the match. cube see doubling cube direct shot see shot
Invented by John R. Crawford - Used in match play, when one player reaches a score in the match where he needs just one more point for victory, his opponent may not double him during the next game. The rule was apparently invented to reduce the luck factor. If the trailing player wins the Crawford Game, the doubling cube does become available again in the next and following games.
When a player needs only one point to win, his opponent is not allowed to double in the next game.