The Scorekeeper ensures the correct generation of pairings and all other tournament records throughout the tournament.
The Scorekeeper’s responsibilities include:
- Generating correct pairings each round and accurately entering the results of those rounds.
- Generating standings for posting before and after the final Swiss round. Other rounds may also be posted at the Head Judge’s discretion.
- Solving all scorekeeping problems that arise in consultation with the Head Judge.
- Making sure all necessary information is included in the tournament’s report to be submitted to the DCI.
Tournament Organizers are usually the Scorekeepers of smaller events like Grand Prix Trials, but in larger events a judge often takes the responsibility of scorekeeping. Larger Premier events often have professional Scorekeepers who are experienced with scorekeeping software. Their scorekeeping ability does not correlate to their judge level; some professional Scorekeepers are uncertified, and others are Level 2+ judges.
The Head Judge has the final authority in determining corrective action for scorekeeping errors.