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Jacksonville School of Bridge
3353 Washburn Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 33250
Phone: 904-223-3837

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JSOB Zero Tolerance Policy

The Board of Directors reaffirms its support for the Zero Tolerance Policy adopted by the ACBL.  Club bulletin boards will prominently display the notice that all games are played under this Zero Tolerance Policy.

The Zero Tolerance Policy applies to all players and to all game directors.  It is intended to create a pleasant atmosphere in our club and to eradicate unacceptable behavior of all kinds.  Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Badgering
  • Rudeness
  • Insinuations
  • Intimidation
  • Profanity
  • Threats of violence
  • Negative comments on partner’s or opponents’ play
  • Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table
  • Loud and disruptive arguing with a game director’s ruling.

 

If a game director behaves in an unacceptable manner, it will be reported to the Board of Directors, which will establish the penalty, if any, for the director’s offense.

 

If a player behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately.  Law 74A specifically prohibits inappropriate behavior which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.  Law 91 gives the game director authority to assess disciplinary penalties.  The Board of Directors has given the following procedures to game directors for implementation:

 

  • The game director, when called, will make an assessment of the situation.  If it is established that there was unacceptable behavior, an immediate ¼ board disciplinary penalty (in a pairs game) or a 3 IMP penalty (in a team game) will be assigned to all offenders. This may involve any one or all four players irrespective of who initiated the unacceptable behavior.  If both members of a partnership are guilty, the penalties are additive (¼ board each = ½ board).
  • For a second offense in the same event, the game director will ban the offender for the balance of the event. For offenders who display repeated misbehavior over a period of time, game directors may recommend 30 day or longer suspension periods to the Board of Directors.  Any suspensions will be in accordance with ACBL policy.
  • Warnings are strongly encouraged and will be given when there is no clear violation or in cases where the facts cannot be determined.  Offenders are to receive immediate penalties.  Regardless of who may have initiated unacceptable behavior, all offenses are punishable.  Retaliatory behavior is a punishable offense.  Frivolous accusations will also be considered offenses under this policy.
  • In accordance with the laws of duplicate bridge, a game director’s decision to impose a disciplinary penalty is final; however all such decisions may be appealed.  An appeals committee may not overturn a director’s decision but could recommend the game director reconsider the imposition of a penalty. 
  • A Zero Tolerance Report Form will be available for players to report incidents which occur away from the table and for directors to document complaints and actions taken. The game director will provide a report of all behavioral penalties to Craig Hemphill, the Club Recorder.