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SECTION 5 - The Officials
1. The Referee
  (a) the referee shall
(i) be the sole judge of fair and unfair play
(ii) be free to make a decision in the interests of fair play for any situation not covered adequately by Rule,
(iii) be responsible for the proper conduct of the game under these Rules,
(iv) intervene if he sees any infringement of these Rules,
(v) clean any ball upon reasonable request by a player.
  (b) The referee shall not
(i) answer any question not authorized in these Rules,
(ii) give any indication that a player is about to make a foul stroke,
(iii) give any advice or opinion on points affecting play, nor
(iv) answer any question regarding the difference in scores.
  (c) If the referee has failed to notice any incident, he may take the evidence of the marker or other officials or spectators best placed for observation to assist his decision.
2. The Marker
  The marker shall keep the score on the scoreboard and assist the referee in carrying out his duties. He shall also act as recorder if necessary.
3. The Recorder
  The recorder shall maintain a record of each stroke played, showing fouls where appropriate and how many points are scored by each player or side as required. He shall also make note of break totals.
4. Assistance By Officials
  (a) At the striker's request, the referee or marker shall move and hold in position any lighting apparatus that interferes with the action of the striker in making a stroke.
  (b) It is permissible for the referee or marker to give necessary assistance to handicapped players according to their circumstances.
The official rules of snooker are copyright of the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA).
Revised August 2014.
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