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Question Number: 31449

Other 4/11/2017

RE: DISTRICT Adult

steve brown of orillia, ontario canada asks...

I HAVE TRIED DIFFERENT WAYS IN KEEPING MY BOOK DRY. WE OFTEN REF IN WEATHER THAT IS POURING RAIN, BLOWING RAIN ETC AND I FIND IT DIFFICULT TO KEEP MY BOOK DRY. I HAVE EVEN RESORTED TO HAVING ONE OF MY AR'S KEEP THE SCORE BECAUSE MY GAME SHEET BECAME TOTALLY WET AND SHREDDED.

ONE WAY I HAVE TRIED IS TO KEEP MY BOOK IN A WATER PROOF BAGGIE...BUT OPENING IT & CLOSING IT IS TIME CONSUMING & THE RAIN STILL HITS THE PAPER WHEN OUT OF THE PLASTIC.

ANYBODY GOT ANY BRIGHT IDEAS.
STEVE BROWN

Answer provided by Referee Joe McHugh

Hi
In this part of the world it is a constant problem
What works for me is the plastic referee notepad with a regular game sheet. Once in my top pocket it stays pretty tightly closed so it is a quick open and jot down of the detail with it being closed quickly.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rucanor-27086-Referee-Card-Set/dp/B003XII2XS/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1491937905&sr=8-7&keywords=referee+wallet
I have seen these in the past but never got around to using them
http://www.waterproofpaper.com/notebooks.shtml
http://www.riteintherain.com



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Answer provided by Referee Ben Mueller

Rain always makes things harder. How about keeping it in a small plastic bag?



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Answer provided by Referee Jason Wright

Hi Steve,
We've all suffered here! On some occasions I've resorted to making tiny tears in my page for each goal. I have no idea what I was going to do if I had to issue a card!!

These days I prefer write-on cards that some retailers offer. These are plastic cards with spots to record all game information. Some retailers offer some which are supposed to work in the rain (along with a suitable pencil) - I haven't tried these out but maybe look into that.

If you are refereeing with neutral AR's they should all be keeping a full match record anyway - though you want to advise them before the match to ensure that all 3 of you aren't writing at the same time.



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