Interesting… the PAPA and IFPA rulesets seem to give final ruling authority to Kevin Martin and Josh Sharpe (respectively), not the tournament’s director.
The FSPA rule set says this:
1.2 Discretion of League Officials
These rules are a guide. At times situations will arise that aren’t specifically covered by these rules. In these cases, the SLO should make a decision in the spirit of the rules. This decision shall be documented for later reference, and be applied consistently should the situation arise again.
(“SLO” is our term for senior league official, including phrasing that defines a hierarchy of officials and prohibits an official from making rulings that directly impact themselves.)