The first referee must check that the net, equipment and court are in good condition. He must have any defects rectified by the hall manager or the responsible person of the home team.
He is responsible for checking the entry lists and identity cards of both teams. Players who are not on the entry list may take part in the game, but play at their own risk (penalty verification in case of improper entry). People who cannot identify themselves are not eligible to play or be part of the match. This also applies to people who are personally known by the referee.
The first referee decides on
He is responsible for maintaining a fair match. He may impose warnings or sanctions in the event of unsportsmanlike conduct.
At the end of the game, he is the last person to check the scoresheet and sign it. He has to check: