KNOCKLYON BRIDGE CLUB
General Club Rules
To facilitate the smooth running of the weekly competitions, players, if requested by the TD are obliged to play in an alternative section.
Players must accept to take an average when directed by the TD. The boards can be played at the end of the evening if both pairs so wish.
Laws of Duplicate Bridge apply.
Major Competition Rules
All players must be paid-up members of the Knocklyon BC and the Bridge Centre.
Players must have played at least 3 times in the past 2 months excluding bank holidays.
Committee’s discretion applies with regard to illness or such like.
Players must play in the section they normally play in or play up one level to facilitate a partner.
Spectators are not permitted.
Only those who have pre-entered a major competition are eligible to play in it unless it suits the competition layout and/or Tournament Director to allow extra players.
Once entries have been submitted please notify a member of the committee should you be unable to play.
Should a player be substituted on the second week of a competition then that pair/team are not eligible to win one of the top prizes.
In Teams competitions:
Teams of 4 are standard.
Pre-entered Teams of 5 are permitted.
This is useful where a player is not available to
play both weeks.
Please note: all 5 names must be pre-entered.
(The team is eligible to win one of the top
There are certain standards expected in good Bridge circles and we in Knocklyon Bridge Club try to maintain these standards. Etiquette and procedures are there to make sure all of us get the best out of our evening. Please read this notice and if you have any questions or need clarification please contact the committee.
Decide what you want to bid then bid decisively – don’t hover over the box or finger the bidding cards.
Announcements- there are 3 announcements:
Use of the Alert Card
Use of the STOP Card
Pauses/Hesitation during bidding
Speed of Play
Please ensure that your mobile phone is either on SILENT or switched off during play.