The following roles are defined for tournament purposes:
- Tournament Organizer
- Head Judge
- Floor Judge
The first four roles above are considered tournament officials. The Head Judge and floor judges are collectively considered judges. A single individual may act in any combination of tournament official roles. Individuals who are not judges at a tournament are acting as spectators in any match they are not playing in. Members of the press are also considered spectators.
Players are expected to follow all instruction given by Tournament Officials, therefore it’s important to know who that title applies to. It’s also important to define each of these roles in detail, which luckily the MTR does for us in Sections 1.6-1.11, in the order listed above.