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The Protocol is an integral part of each match, The referee takes him throughout the match. It can be said, that the form itself and its appearance is pretty clearly defined rules of WSF (World Squash Federation) – but on the protocol form can be different. How this all to understand?

Each protocol includes the master data, such as: names of players, judges, event name, number of games and other. All these simple, obvious and no one will not be difficult to fill them, path up the mountain begins a closer look at entry points or processes for making the notation a judge such as LET or Stroke.

The first thing to remember – the main quality of a good protocol is the clarity of the records. The protocol is necessary to fill so that during a match, the judge was able to quickly orient in your bill and the overall situation on the court. How would you feel, playing game, If suddenly the judge, instead of watching the game, I would close, long, consider protocol, trying to understand what he has been written a couple of minutes earlier? This exposes the incompetence, very weakens trust and cause extra stress on the players.

WSF, to relieve us of our little challenge, which will undoubtedly be the completion protocol during the match, published advice for judges, how to do it right. Unfortunately, in from the WSF samples are only the main rules of filling protocol. Our article was written, to all the little things to explain how and what to write in the protocol, so that the judge leading the match, I was able to write all, what happens on the court and did not deliberate: Now a bill, with a field and who serve, And so on.

What is the full report – It can be seen in the picture, All descriptions in this text will refer it to him – Of course we must not forget, that this is only a sample of the proposed WSF, and there are, and other protocols, for example in a horizontal or scenario without dedicated lines. Almost all kinds of protocols comprise most of the described in the article, and fields are filled by similar rules.


Good refereeing and logging is mainly attention from the very first seconds of the game, remember when being in the shoes of a judge missed the point and does not write any kind of situation on the court, farther into the game the harder you will recall.


What we need to do before the match?

Wherever possible, first try to fill all required fields header that is:

Tournament – event name (often it is already printed on the report)
Division – group / category / match Division (например DIVISION II, OPEN C, OPEN 45+, GU15, etc)
Round (round, tour) – first, second, semifinal, finale.
Court – court room that will match
Time – the start time of the match (as it is written in the schedule of matches)
A – the name of the name of the first player or team name if the tournament the team event
B – the name of the name of the second player, or team name if the tournament the team event
Start – Currently, the match starts (the end of the warm-up)
Date – the match date.
Referee (Judge) – Name the judge leading the match.
Marker (marker) – name and surname Marker (if the match in a system of three judges, in this field we enter the name and surname of the judge – of which is a spare protocol)

During the match,.

After the warm-up and match ads, The referee starts filling the largest and most complex part of the protocol – record drawings account.

Two of the most popular method of recording points are shown in the first and second game of our protocol.

Both methods are quite similar to each other – method 2 easier to read the declaration bills and more "elegant", but it takes longer to write – in our description we will mainly use the method 1 – easier to record.

Begin. The place in the warm-up time (game 1) inscribe hour, minute and second of the beginning of the first game (game), and watch the player, which fell by lot to the right supply. Judge, as soon see, with a field will supply the player, must enter the number "0" on the side of the player in the first game column.

In our protocol Player A won the right to supply and serve with the right to chose – in his column, write 0 R (right – right).

Attention: Very often, inexperienced judges do not write "0", and start from the first point won – we must not forget, LET that decision can be when you first draw (at 0-0), and the player can forget which side he began to serve in that game – if we have recorded 0R – then no problems will prompt the player to the right side of the feed.

Player A won the first draw – write 1 and the letter L (left – the left), to know where it should apply now!.

The next point for the A and the score becomes 2-0, write 2 R in the column A Player.

Now player B wins the point (handout – transition supply) – transported in his column and enter the following line 1, wait until he chooses where to apply and, accordingly, we enter R or L (in this case, he chose the right side – write 1 R) – through past game 2-1.

Then player B wins 5 balls in a row, record values ​​in its column 2R,3L,4R,5L.

And so player A wins the lottery – the score becomes 3-5 – look that it goes to the right flow field and record his 3 R.

All easy and simple is not it? – and so on continue to record as much as up to 11 🙂

Our match until the end of the first game has passed without any unusual situations – so that after the end of the past game record time (game 1 stop) and at the bottom of the column write the result 7:11, the result is entered under the A or B (or the name of the player) – whichever, who won the game – in this case, player B.

Often it is more convenient and much better – obliquely to emphasize the end of the game and record the result directly in the column, and the winner noted circling his letter at the top of the column past game – as it is shown in the past game 3 and 4.

The first two games were held without making – Recording conduct already confident – Well life of a judge is not so easy and often it is necessary to record the decision in the minutes. Recording solutions in protocol gives us information about their number in the match, that the judges are in the process of enhancing its class refereeing. Very important – the other readers can read this part of the article as a collection of useful tips, without the need for their application in practice.

To start recording of our solutions in the protocol, we need to know what it could be the solution, and of course to take them during the game.

  • the game – No LET (NL,N), Yes LET (YL, Let), Stroke (Str,St).
  • behavior – Conduct Warning (CW) – a warning; Conduct Stroke (CS) - Loss of points; Conduct Game (CG) - The loss of past game; Conduct Match (CM) - The loss of the match.
  • decisions about the time, eg for an injured player, Self Inflicted (AND) - Fault of their own, Contributed or Both Inflicted (WITH A) - Both to blame, – eg faced; Opponent Inflicted (OI) exclusively on the opponent's fault,
  • other solutions, eg, to postpone the match to another court – record in the form of a verbal description of the situation.

With the game – We write on the side of the player who asked lat. Important, Yes LET solutions to try to write every time a new line – so then we can calculate how many jokes in this ball game – calculating line.

NL solutions and ST record or row, which they belong or the next, like YL. This, of course , an example and not a mandatory rule, because it's so practical. But if we want to – We can record very differently, because we personally convenient.

In the 3rd game of the show different variants of recording solutions – at 2-3 Stroke was for B, we recorded with a 4L (S), then at 3-6 Stroke was for Player A - written on a new line before the 4R, at 6-6 It was 3 times in a row decided Yes Let, times are recorded in the column. A since it was at the request of the player A - the next two recorded in column B as the player Twice asked Lat. Then with the score 8-10 Player B asked lat but the decision was No Let - and so we wrote in his column on the line below, and walked through to the player A. With the score 9-10 B again and again asked the lat has not received – No Let the solution - this time we recorded in an entry.

behavior – decisions related to behavior, formally, we have to write at the bottom of the protocol in a dedicated table CONDUCT PENALTIES, including the cause of the punishment. Well, then perhaps in haste to write such a decision directly in the column past game when the score, to which it refers. And at the end of the match, it would be good to rewrite them in the bottom table. The decision "heavier", CG level in our protocol we did right in the fourth game and at the same time at the bottom of the table, Conduct Stroke as a solution for credit 9-9 in the second game when the score was written exclusively (it should be noted here that the player A takes twice in succession on the left side 9L and 10L - CS since solution does not affect the supply side).

Attention: After the decision CG or in a situation of putting past game in injury time /. – record player gave the game all the points that he has at this moment – eg CG with the score 7-6 – It gives the result 11-6. When deciding CM – the current game is written as if CG and all subsequent Break games – 11-0. This is particularly important in team matches there is very often about the victory of the whole team a decisive advantage in a few balls(points). In our example, in the fourth game when 5-9 player B He threw the racquet in the player A, for which he was punished Conduct Game - And we recorded CG 11:9 under the dash.

(Note organizers: In tournaments PSA – organizer / chief judge should document (describing the reasons for each decision) a special additional protocol made by all the decisions about the behavior of the tournament (Besides conduct warning and send it to PSA).

Decisions about the time – It can be written in the past game column, Stressing obliquely acknowledged and recording time, Player, and necessary cause. In our protocol in the third game when the score 4-8 A player received 3 minutes due to trauma – spasm – (AND).

After the match

As we have already seen that the match was over, and none of the players is not going to appeal – We record the time of the last game and then calculate the duration of the match protocol – taking away from the end of the match the start time of the first game (that is, no warm-up time, but eventually all the breaks during the match) and record the time in minutes in the appropriate field in the lower part of the protocol. In our protocol by 17:06:10 take away 16:09:10 - We get the result 57 minutes. Next we enter the name of(team name) match winner, fill the field with the results of games (winner glasses always at the top). After checking and signing the Protocol relates to the tournament office (Do not leave it next to the court, Mnemonic and not shove in your pocket, and especially do not like throwing in the trash).

Post written: For very attentive, curious and just nerds, who noted in the minutes at the bottom of the column of each game text "SET 1 2 3 5” – what is it and why are there no figures 4?

Back to the past – to 2010 of the year (and the British, and so play today) matches were played on the system HiHo9 – I mean Handin/Handout (with the filing of the transition without losing points) to 9 points. In that system with the score 8-8 fielder if he said he wants to play up to 9, or 10th – and the judge to the protocol accordingly drew a circle around set1 (to 9) or at set2 (to 10).

By analogy, in the US system is popular to this day BY15 (pointarally) from loss of points in each rally, Well, they played to 15 points and there are two options:

1.with the score 13-13 taking the player decides whether to play up to 16 (set3) or 18th (set5).

2 .with the score 14-14 taking the player decides whether to play up to 15 (set1) or 17th (set3).

Of course, if we use the prevailing today in Europe and in the world system BY11 (ochkom with each draw up 11 and 2 point advantage) - This frame is not filled).

This article was written using public judicial materials www.worldsquash.org site

article author, Judge of the Polish Squash Federation: Robert Wrobel (rwrobel@hsoft.pl)

Editorial articles: Anastasia Netrebchuk, USF President

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