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The '''Director’s Manual''' (DM) has been written as a resource and guide for club and tournament directors.  [[Directors]] (and those wishing to become directors) are encouraged to review the manual for helpful advice, guidelines, and checklists  for creating and running a successful club or tournament.
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The '''Director Manual''' (DM) has been written as a resource and guide for club and tournament directors.  [[Directors]] (and those wishing to become directors) are encouraged to review the manual for helpful advice, guidelines, and checklists  for creating and running a successful club or tournament.
  
Please contact the [[Directors Manual Committee|Director’s Manual Committee]] for suggestions to improve the DM.
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NOTE: The director's manual may lag behind the website when it comes to changes about policy, fees, and deadlines, so be sure to check the appropriate web pages on this site for the latest accurate information.
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Please contact the [[Publications Committee]] for suggestions to improve the DM.
  
 
== Current version ==
 
== Current version ==
  
The [[Media:dirman-20110807.pdf|current version]] of the Director’s Manual, dated 2011-08-07, is available as a pdf download. This edition has been updated to reflect changes in club and tournament policies.
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* The current version of the Director Manual is available as a [{{SERVER}}/wiki/images/2/20/Dirman-20140520.pdf pdf], [{{SERVER}}/dirman/dirman-20140520.epub epub] or [{{SERVER}}/dirman/dirman-20140520.mobi mobi (Kindle)] document.
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=== Errata as of September 18, 2017 ===
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In Section A.1.A.b., the first row of the full seven round Round Robin schedule by Berger Table pairings should read:
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{|
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|Rd. 1
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|1-BYE
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|2-7
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|3-6
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|4-5
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|-
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|}
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In Section A.2.B, Replace the 2nd Paragraph with:
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Spread may be used to determine whether a player should be Gibsonized with 1,000 points of spread per round remaining. Use of spread is optional, but must be announced prior to the beginning of the tournament.  If the director does not specifically announce the intention to use spread as a factor, it shall not be used.
  
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Examples of spread-based Gibsonization, in a 12 game tournament:
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* Player A is 9-2 +1500 and Player B is 8-3 +500, Player A may be Gibsonized.
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* Player A is 9-2 +1499 and Player B is 8-3 +500, Player A may NOT be Gibsonized.
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* Player A is 9-1 +2500 and Player B is 7-3 +500, Player A may be Gibsonized.
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* Player A is 9-1 +2499 and Player B is 7-3 +500, Player A may NOT be Gibsonized.
  
 
== Previous versions ==
 
== Previous versions ==
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* The [{{SERVER}}/dirman/dirman-20130721.pdf 2013-07-13 edition] of the Director Manual (formerly the Director's Manual), is available as a pdf download.
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* The [[Media:DirMan2011sep29a.pdf|2011-09-29 edition]] of the Director’s Manual, the last under this name, is available as a pdf download. This edition was updated to contain the latest tournament sanctioning requirements and deadlines, removes mention of a Club sanctioning fee, and fixes a few other minor things.
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* The [[Media:dirman-20110807.pdf|2011-08-07 edition]] updated tournament sanctioning requirements, added sections on handling Director Calls and Incidents, and expanded the "Director's Responsibilities" section.
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* The [[Media:DirMan2009nov9a.pdf|2009-11-09 edition]] included mostly minor changes, primarily dealing with the transition from NSA to NASPA, with a few other corrections.
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* The last revision of the NSA’s Director’s Manual was published by the [[NSA]] Tournament Committee on August 13, 2008.
  
* The [[Media:DirMan2009nov9a.pdf|2011-11-09 edition]] included mostly minor changes, primarily dealing with the transition from NSA to NASPA, with a few other corrections.
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== Suggested enhancements ==
* The last revision of the [http://www.scrabble-assoc.com/director/dirman.html NSA’s Director’s Manual] was published by the [[NSA]] Tournament Committee on August 13, 2008.
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* 2018-06-28 [[Kieran O'Connor]] would like the DM to address the topic of what to do when two players have identical ratings but needed to be placed in separate divisions (typically due to fixed division sizes). Possible criteria include: player preference, recency of player rating (more recent rating should be more accurate, and play up), random draw.
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* 2018-09-18: Someone suggested to the [[Rules Committee]] that when a director is called for a ruling, the person with the complaint should speak first.
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* 2018-10-03: Directors who become aware of circumstances concerning specific players that might cause harm to other players, or to the reputation of the association, should share information with the [[Tournament Committee]] or [[Club/Director Committee]].

Latest revision as of 20:24, 3 October 2018

The Director Manual (DM) has been written as a resource and guide for club and tournament directors. Directors (and those wishing to become directors) are encouraged to review the manual for helpful advice, guidelines, and checklists for creating and running a successful club or tournament.

NOTE: The director's manual may lag behind the website when it comes to changes about policy, fees, and deadlines, so be sure to check the appropriate web pages on this site for the latest accurate information.

Please contact the Publications Committee for suggestions to improve the DM.

Current version

Errata as of September 18, 2017

In Section A.1.A.b., the first row of the full seven round Round Robin schedule by Berger Table pairings should read:

Rd. 1 1-BYE 2-7 3-6 4-5

In Section A.2.B, Replace the 2nd Paragraph with:

Spread may be used to determine whether a player should be Gibsonized with 1,000 points of spread per round remaining. Use of spread is optional, but must be announced prior to the beginning of the tournament. If the director does not specifically announce the intention to use spread as a factor, it shall not be used.

Examples of spread-based Gibsonization, in a 12 game tournament:

  • Player A is 9-2 +1500 and Player B is 8-3 +500, Player A may be Gibsonized.
  • Player A is 9-2 +1499 and Player B is 8-3 +500, Player A may NOT be Gibsonized.
  • Player A is 9-1 +2500 and Player B is 7-3 +500, Player A may be Gibsonized.
  • Player A is 9-1 +2499 and Player B is 7-3 +500, Player A may NOT be Gibsonized.

Previous versions

  • The 2013-07-13 edition of the Director Manual (formerly the Director's Manual), is available as a pdf download.
  • The 2011-09-29 edition of the Director’s Manual, the last under this name, is available as a pdf download. This edition was updated to contain the latest tournament sanctioning requirements and deadlines, removes mention of a Club sanctioning fee, and fixes a few other minor things.
  • The 2011-08-07 edition updated tournament sanctioning requirements, added sections on handling Director Calls and Incidents, and expanded the "Director's Responsibilities" section.
  • The 2009-11-09 edition included mostly minor changes, primarily dealing with the transition from NSA to NASPA, with a few other corrections.
  • The last revision of the NSA’s Director’s Manual was published by the NSA Tournament Committee on August 13, 2008.

Suggested enhancements

  • 2018-06-28 Kieran O'Connor would like the DM to address the topic of what to do when two players have identical ratings but needed to be placed in separate divisions (typically due to fixed division sizes). Possible criteria include: player preference, recency of player rating (more recent rating should be more accurate, and play up), random draw.
  • 2018-09-18: Someone suggested to the Rules Committee that when a director is called for a ruling, the person with the complaint should speak first.
  • 2018-10-03: Directors who become aware of circumstances concerning specific players that might cause harm to other players, or to the reputation of the association, should share information with the Tournament Committee or Club/Director Committee.