Here’s an interesting question about an incident that occurred during our Point Monsters Championship tournament last weekend.
The game chosen was World Poker Tour. Player one, “as a joke,” he said, changed the language to Spanish before ball one by holding down a flipper button when starting a game. Normally as tournament director, I start all games and put on the four players for all finals matches. In this case I was attending to another group, and by the time I saw what was happening players were on their second ball.
After the game one of the players complained, saying that he felt he was at a disadvantage since he couldn’t translate the on-screen progress for Ace In The Hole multiball. His complaint was simply in passing, and wasn’t pushed. My take is/was that he should have mentioned something before he plunged, or trapped up and called me over if the language change was a real issue.
And as to the player who changed the language? I admonished him that what he did wasn’t really very funny, and it might under different circumstances have resulted in a yellow card.