a) The official tournament table will be chosen by the responsible tournament committee. This choice can be made up between association, manufactures and other partners.
b) The organizer of the tournament has to ensure appropriate playing conditions (clean, intact figures and clean, straight rods). At most tournaments it is valid: The gaming surface of the table may not be lubricated. Otherwise this will lead to immediate expulsion of the tournament – and the refund of all expenses.
c) The players may lubricate their rods (this doesn’t contains telescopic rods). The tournament organizers may prescribe the use of special lubricants and detergents – in this case they must be provided for the players. In case of violation the tournament organizer can exclude the player.
d) The application of resin, magnesium or similar substances on the surface of the table is strictly prohibited at official tournaments. Here again the responsible player can be excluded.