Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to put baby in the corner(which no one does).
Judging, or being the tournament organizer, for an event keeps you busy. There are a lot of plates that need to be kept spinning in order to just to get the event going. A lot goes on behind the scenes that many people don’t see or hear about. During the event there is still plenty of stuff to do. If you have enough people, you can focus on just judging the event or event just on making sure things other than judging are running smoothly. Part of that is to be available when issues arise. That being said, it is not necessary to treat the tournament organizer, or judge, as if you are their boss.
When calling a judge, it is not necessary to bellow out for a judge in an aggressive manner, or to continuously call for one. In most cases, especially if there are multiple judges, you were heard and a judge is on the way. When the judge does make a decision, do not demand the judge to change his mind just because you do not like the answer. Don’t tell the judge they are wrong, even if they are(they’re not), and dismiss their decision. At least not to their face. These types of antics will affect how the judges see you. If you have never met the judge before, or have never attended a tournament with them judging, then this is really their first impression of you. This leaves a really bad impression and will most likely cause the judge to mention the incident with his peers, or even on their podcast.
“But I’m a paying customer”, you might say. This is true. You, the paying player, do have some rights as the customer also. You should be treated to a well run event and not feel like you didn’t get your money’s worth in joy, if not in a physical way. You should be treated fairly and not have your display board broken and then issued a yellow card, just because. The same respect that the judge should show to you should be shown to the judge. Just because you treat your employees to your bellicose nature, doesn’t mean you can treat judges that way. You can try but don’t be surprised if you end up not playing at the event anymore, or even if you’re allowed back in the future.
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