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DISQUALIFICATION REPORTING PROCEDURE
H.1 - IntroductionThis document outlines the responsibilities for tournament players, judges, and organizers for reporting the disqualification (DQ) of a DCI member from a DCI-sanctioned event.
This document is not intended to provide instructions on how to conduct a disqualification or on-site investigation. Head judges and tournament organizers should decide how best to conduct such reviews based on their particular circumstances.
H.2 - RationaleAll disqualifications from DCI-sanctioned events are reviewed by the DCI and are subject to investigation. Gathering statements and information according to this procedure reduces the length of time needed to resolve DCI reviews and investigations, and increases the accuracy of the required information. These reports also help ensure that disqualifications are fairly issued.
H.3 - SummaryWhen any disqualification is issued during a DCI-sanctioned tournament, the head judge is required to file a detailed report with the Organized Play Investigations Manager at Wizards of the Coast Headquarters in Renton, WA (USA) within three business days of the conclusion of the tournament or convention.
H.4 - ApplicationCompliance with this policy is required for all DCI-sanctioned tournaments. This policy applies to any DCI member that disrupts or interferes with a DCI-sanctioned tournament, including those not enrolled or active in that tournament.
H.5 - ProcedureThe head judge is responsible for documenting all information gathered as part of the decision to disqualify a player, plus any additional information that may assist the DCI in evaluating the incident. All reasonable efforts should be made to minimize the disruption such a collection of information and statements may have on the tournament.
Statements should be gathered from the following people, as applicable:
H.6 - Head Judge’s StatementThe head judge must provide their account of the disqualification. In this account, the head judge should indicate if anyone refused to provide a statement or otherwise hindered or interfered with the collection of information for a DQ report. If the head judge or tournament organizer believes it is not in the best interest of the event to obtain a written statement from anyone involved with a disqualification, that opinion should be indicated in the head judge’s report.
Statements should include the following information:
Players and judges should write their statements in the language they are most comfortable using; translations will be obtained by the DCI. The head judge should review statements for legibility and clarity.
The head judge should include the date and sanctioning number of the event on each statement before submission to the DCI.
H.7 - Submitting DQ Reports to the DCIThe head judge must send complete DQ reports to the Organized Play Investigations Manager within three business days following the end of the tournament or convention. The head judge must retain a copy of the DQ report, including all information collected for a period of one year. A copy of the DQ report is located at the following URL: www.wizards.com/dci/downloads/DCI_DQ_Reporting_06aug04.pdf
The tournament organizer must assist the head judge in any reasonable way to ensure the timely submission of a DQ report (i.e., reimbursing the head judge for secure mail fees or fax service).
Fax, email, or secured mail (i.e., UPS, FedEx, or DHL) must be used for the submission of DQ reports. Regular mail should not be used. Reports should be submitted via a single delivery method.
Wizards of the Coast ATTN: DCI Investigations Manager 1600 Lind Ave SW, Suite 400 Renton, WA 98055If fax or secured mail is used, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief notice of the forthcoming report.
Questions and comments regarding this procedure should be sent to email@example.com.
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