At a regional junior tournament, the more 'traditional' umpires insisted that the essence of rule 9.12 is 3 points of contact with floor and no more, so even with both hands on the stick, the ball may be played with one of those hands touching the floor, but not both. Nowhere in any of my rules or briefings can I find '3 points' mentioned. Now the rule does say "no knee, arm or hand... other than the hand (singular) holding the stick". But does that allow only one hand holding the stick to be in contact with floor, or is it that if each/any hand on the floor is holding the stick, then the ball may be played ok? Is it different if the player has stick in both hands on the floor to make a static barrier against an opponent trying to push the ball through them?