* 3rd offense: ejection and disqualification from the tournament
Note: A director may use his/her discretion to apply stricter
penalties for a first offense if the violation is especially flagrant or egregious. (i.e., A director may immediately issue a 100-point spread penalty or eject the transgressor for a serious transgression. Likewise, a director may eject a transgressor for a flagrant second offense.)
=== Classification 2 Code Violations ===
==== b. Suspicious Behavior ====
Players whose actions and/or behaviors are deemed to be suspicious by the director will be warned that they are suspected of cheating. Any further occurrences of suspicious behavior can result in ejection and disqualification from the tournament.
Note: It is understood that tournament newcomers may sometimes "accidentally" cheat or engage in suspicious behavior because of their inexperience. Considerable leeway and the benefit of the doubt should be given to unseasoned players who violate the rules without malicious intent. The rules pertaining to cheating are generally designed for experienced tournament players who are trying to gain an unfair advantage with their actions and who realize what they are doing is wrong and contrary to the spirit of the game.
=== Record of Code Violations ===
Tournament directors are required to report all code violations to NASPA as soon as the event ends or sooner. NASPA will keep a record of all transgressions. An accumulation of transgressions will result in a warning that subsequent transgressions will result in longer suspensions and/or other disciplinary action.
=== Right to Appeal ===
A player who is penalized with one or more code violations has the right to file an appeal to NASPA. A written intention of the appeal must be submitted to NASPA within 30 days of the alleged incident. Upon receiving such notice, NASPA, with the assistance of the Advisory Board, will investigate the circumstances of the code violation, and may, if deemed necessary, conduct a formal hearing. At any time during the appeal process, the accused player may submit any evidence and/or present witnesses to assist in his/her defense.