A contestant or his captain may appeal for a review of any ruling made at his table by the Director. Any such appeal, if deemed to lack merit, may be the subject of a sanction imposed by regulation.
The right to request or appeal a Directorís ruling expires 30 minutes after the official score has been made available for inspection unless the Tournament Organizer has specified a different time period.
All appeals shall be made through the Director.
An appeal shall not be heard unless
1. in a pairs event both members of the partnership concur in making the appeal (but in an individual contest an appellant does not require his partnerís concurrence).
2. in a team event the team captain concurs in making the appeal.