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.
The Tournament Organizer or the Head Judge is typically the Scorekeeper of smaller events, but in larger events (120+) a dedicated scorekeeper is recommended. 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.