Originally Posted by jconnell
You know what I would love to see in the next edition of the rule book? Elimination of the sentence "Players whose scorecards are turned in unsigned accept responsibility for the scores recorded." from newly numbered rule 805.02 F.
It's time to start requiring signing or initialing scorecards at the end of the round again. I can't count how many times I've encountered players asking what they shot or questioning their posted scores after the card has been turned in with the excuse of "I never saw the card to add/verify it". Requiring the initialing/signing forces all players to take full responsibility for their cards and their scores with no excuses.
There are no excuses today either. And they have full responsibility today as well. Regardless of a the signature or not.
The only way to enforce it would be to punish the absence of a signature. A completely bureaucratic reason. It serves no practical purpose other than to train people in some behaviour that the rules are already, potentially, punishing them for not following.
All the rulebook needs to say is that the player is solely reponsible for turning his/her scorecard in and the scores on it. If the score is wrong, you want to punish the player extra for not signing it?