Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Ask Linda #1704-Return to sign scorecard

Hi Linda,
Can you be disqualified for not signing you card before submitting it to the officials?
My understanding is this: If you were to leave the scorers’ hut or clubrooms and haven’t signed your card, you are disqualified, as they are not going to chase you up.
However if you are sitting next to the captain you should have the card handed back to sign and not be disqualified.
What are your thoughts?
Lou from Perth, Western Australia

Dear Lou,

You are correct on both counts. A player who is still in the scoring area may return to sign the card, even if he has already handed it to the scorer. A player who leaves the scoring area may not return to sign it and will be disqualified [Decision 6-6c/1].

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