CHIEF JUDGE (REFEREE)
The chief referee is jointly responsible for conducting the entire competition as a whole in accordance with the regulatory documents of the competition. The functions of the head judge include:
1.1. Act as the main authorized person for the interpretation and interpretation of the applicable Tennis Rules, Regulations, Tournament Regulations and the “Player Code of Conduct”. To resolve all issues that arise during the tournament, including protests.
1.2. Before the start of the tournament, conducting classes or meetings to familiarize the tournament judges with all regulatory documents, including the “Code of the Tennis Judge”, and distribute their responsibilities.
1.3. Management of the judiciary. Suspension of referees, even during the match, in cases of:
failure to fulfill their duties;
knowingly non-compliance with the Tennis Rules or Regulations and the Rules of the tournament;
Violations of the Code of Tennis Judge.
1.4. Appointment of the chief of judges (senior judge) and control over the proper performance of his duties.
1.5. Approval, according to the presentation by the chief of referees, the appointment for the next day of the judges on the tower and the line judges for each match.
1.6. Replacing line judges or a grid judge in order to improve refereeing at the match.
1.7. Assessment and certification of the work of all judges on the tower.
1.8. Ensuring timely receipt of preliminary lists for the tournament from the organization whose calendar includes the tournament.
1.9. Get the organizers of the tournament so that each court, net, poles, stands for a single game, backgrounds meet the requirements of the Tennis Rules (see. “Requirements for the arrangement and equipment of the court”).
1.10. Before the start of the tournament, the participants should be informed of the conditions of the tournament (the brand of balls, their number on the court, when the balls are changed, the format of matches and other questions of interest to the players).
1.11. Organization of the establishment in a visible place of the official information board and during the tournament the placement on it of all the constant and current information necessary for participants, spectators and the media. The daily schedule of games should be posted on the board immediately after its preparation.
1.12. Organization of the establishment in a visible and permanent place of the wall (table) clock, as the official hours of the tournament and informing all players about their whereabouts.
1.13. Coordination with the tournament director of the list of persons entitled to be near the venues during matches, including photojournalists, teleoperators.
1.14. Together with the director of the tournament, the organization of the opening and closing of the tournament, the award ceremony.
1.15. Obtaining the names of players from the Wild Card before the start of the draw from the tournament director (see Tennis Terms of Foreign Origin). Consultation with the tournament director and representatives of the players to determine:
final list of players;
rating used for the draw;
other information necessary during the draw process.
1.16. Before scheduling the first game day, contact the chief referee of the tournament of the previous week in order to determine which players are still taking part in it. Since these players may have problems with arriving at this tournament.
1.17. Sowing and drawing of lots (arrangement) of the participants of the qualifying (qualification) and main tournament.
1.18. Organization of placement of all record sheets (qualifying tournament, main tournament, alternative players list, additional players list) on the official information board. Providing players with the sheets of records of interest to them upon request.
1.19. Determination of the location and equipment of a permanent place for calling participants in matches in accordance with the schedule.
1.20. Making a daily schedule of games so that the matches on each court go sequentially without delay or, if possible, so that a certain time is set “not earlier than ____”, from which a specific match can begin. When a schedule is posted, it should not change. To ensure the objectivity of the schedule and the tournament as a whole, the schedule of games, if possible, should be drawn up so that the objective problems of the players are taken into account.
1.20.1. Games of the qualifying tournament of a single category should end on the day preceding the start of the games of the main tournament. The game schedule must be set up so that the player does not play more than two single elimination games, unless the weather or other objective circumstances impede compliance with this condition. If you need to play more than one qualifying match per day, the schedule is compiled in sections of the grid.
1.20.2. In the main tournament, players must not play more than one single match and one doubles match on the same day. The exception is weather conditions and other objective circumstances. For the same player, a singles match must be scheduled before his doubles match, unless the head judge decides otherwise.