T.O. – Judge – Players Interaction A love story…
Popular Issues• Compensation• Penalty Overrule• Judges not invited to tournaments
Compensation• How to ask – Use your diplomacy skills, the very skills that you use when you judge – First prove your self worthy, and gain his trust – Bring into his attention the global level of compensation – Compensation is not only about boosters or money, single cards or travel expenses could kick in – Consult with your Regional Coordinator
Penalty Overrule• How to avoid it – Gain trust, by proving yourself – Be proactive, explain the cases that might hurt, before apply penalty or remedy – Don’t deviate from IPG• How to deal with it – Talk with the T.O. in private – Show him the IPG and explain why we apply this penalty – Use customer related terms
Judges not Invited in Tournaments• Consult your local level 3 or your regional coordinator• Work with other TOs to built a reputation. The players will ask for you• Talk with the T.O.
General Advices• When you work with a experienced T.O. ask him for advices.• Physical Presence if possible, is better than email• If you take a country wide initiative, consider putting into the loop the primary T.O. as well
Players• Categories – Players that show disrespect – Players not good with penalties – Rules Lawyers
Disrespect• Why? – Problem with authority in general – With a specific Judge – Personal Reasons
Penalties• Remedy – Infraction – Penalty – Extra time• Use the IPG• Explain the philosophy
Rules Lawyer• Identify them• Consider Rules Enforcement Level• Confront them• Infractions apply to them as well!
Conclusion• Be patient and gain their trust by your hard and valuable work• Ask your Regional Coordinator for advice, or the local Level 3• Ask for feedback