WB 3.1.10: Board unplayable by scoring against the wrong board number

If a board is made unplayable by scoring on an electronic scoring system against the wrong board number (because results from a board not yet played have been seen), then it should be scored AVE- / AVE-, both sides being at fault.

What's the rationale for this, compared to slow play, both sides at fault, board taken away (AVE / AVE), and the general WB 4.1.1.1 ("Such a score is average plus (AVE+) if the side is not at fault, average (AVE) if the side is partly at fault and average minus (AVE−) if the side is fully at fault.")

Comments

  • Both sides are considered to be fully at fault, as it takes:

    a) NS to enter it incorrectly, and
    b) EW to review and verify it [incorrectly],

    and therefore both sides have caused the scenario. Only if we have a naughty North who like to press the Accept button for themselves would I do anything else.

  • There was debate as to whether results of other tables should be displayed at EBU events. The decision was that players wanted to see the results, so they should be allowed. The regulation 40/40 for scoring the wrong board and seeing the results was the price to be paid for players getting what they wanted.

  • I think 8.12.8b is a better source of explanation of how this should be applied.

  • @gordonrainsford said:
    I think 8.12.8b is a better source of explanation of how this should be applied.

    Thank you Gordon - perfect.

  • I always think it's amusing when you tell the players they are getting an average minus in this situation, and they all say "but we never looked at the other scores"!

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