Posted by farmerrich_2000 (Leadop) (Ranked 10 on Gin (Gaming Safari) Ladder) on October 29, 2014 at 12:24:24 PDT:
In Reply to: formal challenge posted by skipole8154 on October 29, 2014 at 12:03:45 PDT:
The daily results state that tdipi was lowered for a challenge rule violation.
The challenge rule states that any lower ranked player may challenge a player ranked above. This also means that a player ranked lower may refuse a challenge from a higher ranked player.
A challenge is just asking another player in the lounge for a game. The challenger and the player being challenged may not be playing at the time. If a player finishes a game and doesn't have time for another, then they may leave.
I am not very familiar with the formal challenge and have never seen it used. The penalty had nothing to do with the formal challenge.