== Scheduling a tournament ==
Complete the [[Tournament Listing Request]] form to request sanctioning of your tournament.
In order to have a tournament sanctioned (added to the [[calendar]]
# be [[director certification|certified]] as a [[tournament director]] or [[tournament coordinator]]
# make sure that your tournament complies with the lead time, time and distance from other tournaments, and other guidelines listed below.
# submit the [[Tournament Listing Request]] to provide information about your tournament to the [[Tournament Committee]]. If your tournament will use the [[Collins]] (SOWPODS) lexicon, see the page on [[directing SOWPODS tournaments]] for the additional information required. [[Apprentice director|Apprentice directors]] are required to copy their mentoring directors on sanctioning requests, to ensure that there will be adequate coverage at the tournament.
# ensure that a certified [[tournament director]] will be present throughout your event.