- Nov 25, 2010
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- Kraut Corner
IMHO not Enrico is missing the vital point but you are:No you are missing the vital point. "TD's are not more special" Anybody can submit a result from a sanctioned tournament. The person called "TD" is NOT the only qualified candidate to submit such a result. That TD's are special for running the tournament, and making rules calls, and matching people up, and they myriad of other things they do, yes they are. But NOT special as regards submitting results.
I think that it is not Enrico's point to say that TD's are more special in the way of forming some special elite privileged persons.
I believe that Enricos point is that it does make perfect sense for the TD's (only) to report tournament-game results as otherwise this will lead to potentially widespread chaos: Double reported games, names spelled wrong, information provided incomplete etc. That these factors mirror reality is evidenced by the TD's having a tough time collecting this data DESPITE running the affair and having more information (through booking / payment for the event) than the average attendant, and organizing the pairings. What would happen if anyone could (or not) enter something is quite evident to me.