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SCRABBLE players and officials serve as ambassadors for the game. Accordingly, everyone involved in organized SCRABBLE should refrain from engaging in conduct or behavior detrimental to the integrity of SCRABBLE when attending a club or tournament. Every SCRABBLE participant should also strive to present a positive image during SCRABBLE events even when they are away from the tournament area, in such places as restaurants or hotels.
Players and directors are
also reminded that their friends, spouses, relatives, and other associates who attend events with them should not negatively disrupt the event or impede officials from doing their jobs at SCRABBLE events.
A SCRABBLE event should be an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Behavior that is deemed harmful to this objective will not be tolerated. All players are
encouraged to inform club and tournament directors about any incidents which are detrimental to the positive atmosphere at a SCRABBLE event. In order to create a pleasant atmosphere at SCRABBLE events, the following guidelines have been established.
Directors shall issue penalties when any of the following transgressions occur: