A couple of weeks ago it could be verified, through re-surfaced TG documents, the ’80s scores on this list - Gino Yoo, Shane Ducharme and Mike Munoz - was achieved using only 3 ships & Bombs. Their scores need to be split out, and have a separate track created for them.
However, the information about the difficulty settings (i.e. game speed) was so vague you have to wonder whether the arcades participating in these nationwide tournaments in the 1980s arrived at the same settings (?). Split them out in a separate track & lock it. (The same goes for ’Stargate’).
BAITER HUNTING IS ALLOWED (please see additional info):
Special Notes: These are Twin Galaxies Tournament Settings
This competitive track was created prior to April 2014 and Twin Galaxies had previously maintained a policy that allowed submitters to keep their performances private, only showing the adjudicating referee their gameplay.
As a result, scores on this leaderboard may contain historic, but previously private techniques that were initially accepted by a referee, that have now been publicly discovered and determined as potentially falling under a broader policy that outlaws that type of gameplay tactic.
As a result of this "private performance" policy, this leaderboard may contain historic score entries that were achieved under varying rule interpretations by the submitters, all of which were individually and separately approved at the time of each specific performance adjudication.
This historic activity has created a leaderboard with scores that contain BAITER-HUNTING and NON-BAITER HUNTING.
BAITER-HUNTING is considered by many to be a form of inappropriate point leeching.
Twin Galaxies does not have definitive knowledge of all of the scores on this leaderboard that represent the use of BAITER-HUNTING, and therefore must allow the use of the technique for future submissions to make the track as competitively fair as possible.