ZERO TOLERANCE AND CLUB POLICIES
The Bridge Club of Chiang Mai is committed to ensuring acceptable player behaviour at all times in accordance with the latest edition of the WBF Laws of Bridge.
The Bridge Club welcomes all players regardless of race, creed, religion, political affiliation, sexuality, national origin, gender, disability or their proficiency at Bridge.
The Bridge Club of Chiang Mai exists to provide for its members, visitors and friends an opportunity to play Bridge in a competitive but friendly and welcoming environment at all times.
Members are encouraged to greet visitors; be friendly and welcoming at the Bridge Table as well as commending their bidding and play. Members are also encouraged to have and use Convention Cards.
DISPUTES AND MISCONDUCT.
The Club will strive at all times to resolve disputes in a fair and amicable way. The Club will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour such as:
- Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats or violence
- Negative comments concerning opponents’ or partner’s play at the table or elsewhere
- Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table
- Loud or disruptive arguing about any subject, during or after the sessions and especially
as a result of a Director’s ruling
The Session Director will, in the first instance, apply the Laws of Bridge and the rules of the Club. Members can appeal a Director's decision relating to the procedural rules and laws of Bridge after the session and not later than 30 minutes after the results are posted. Appeals should be made to the Director who will notify the Committee.
In the event of serious misconduct, as judged by the Session Director, which cannot be resolved at the table, the Director will report the matter to the Club Committee via the Chairperson.
The Club Committee has the authority to warn, discipline, suspend or expel any player who is judged to be in violation of this Zero Tolerance Policy or the club policies. The Committee will meet promptly to make a ruling on warnings, suspensions or expulsions. Any such ruling will be taken by a super majority vote of the Committee (currently 5 votes). There is no appeal to a Committee's decision to expel if that decision is based on serious misconduct on the part of the expelled member.
A player who is expelled is not entitled to any award or refund of dues paid.
Any expulsion will be for the duration of the current Committee’s term. Thereafter the player can apply again by letter or email to the Chair for re-admission. To re-admit an expelled member, a super majority vote in favour of re-admission is required. In the event the vote denies re-admission, then the original expulsion is extended for the duration of that current Committee’s term.
In all such matters, the decisions of the elected Committee of the Bridge Club of Chiang Mai are final.
Rev. June 2013