[BLML] Extra Board?

Jim Fox jimfox00 at cox.net
Sun May 31 02:59:18 CEST 2015

Which of the 8 boards is "extra"; all were played once, but not played yet
at the other table.


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From: blml-bounces at rtflb.org [mailto:blml-bounces at rtflb.org] On Behalf Of
Sven Pran
Sent: 05/30/2015 2:11 PM
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Subject: Re: [BLML] Extra Board?

Jim Fox 
> In a recent Swiss Teams, due to a last-minute change in the number of
> per round from 8 to 7, the numbers of the boards placed for each match
> not the usual sequence of 7 numbers of which the highest was an even
> of 7, but mismatched boards with an extra board placed in some matches.
> For the first match of the day, everybody was aware not to play the
> board (highest number), but inadvertently, some "extra" boards were left
> tables for the second round.
> In at least one match, four boards were played at each table of the match
(for a
> total of eight different boards), which was only discovered when the
> switched tables simultaneously.  In all the other matches only seven
> were played.
> The director was duly summoned.  What is the proper way to handle this
> situation?

[Sven Pran] 
If I understand you correctly the answer is simply: Discard (and ignore any
results on) the "extra" board.

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