How do you apply a penalty in EBUScore Pairs?
In MrBridge #196, one of the questions for David Stevenson related to a fouled board where, at one table, the players had turned the board through 90 and hence returned their cards to the wrong slots. This happened at my club last week where I was Director/Scorer. As in the MrBridge query this was detected at the next table as we were using Bridgemates with lead detection enabled, and corrected for subsequent tables. I awarded AveragePlus to the one impacted table.
David said that a penalty should be awarded to the miscreants who had returned their cards incorrectly. He recommended 25%.
My question, however, is - how does one apply a penalty in EBUScore Pairs. I can't find any mechanism for doing so. Applying weighted scores doesn't help as that impacts on all other tables. All I could do was send a severe admonishment to the pairs involved. One of the miscreant pairs scored just 1MP on the board - applying a 25% penalty would take their score (on that board) negative! That would be fine, but I don't think EBUSP caters for this!
As an aside, Law 7A states that the board must remain in the centre of the table during play, but there is no Law saying that it shouldn't be turned round!