Director's Policy

Revised Director’s Policy January 24, 2011

1. A Director will maintain a courteous and hospitable manner at all times.

The board also recognizes the skill a Director should bring to the Thunder

Bay Duplicate Bridge Club (as taken from ACBL website "Become a


-Technical skills needed to run bridge games of all types

-Knowledge and understanding of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge and ACBL


-Knowledge of ACBL score and ability to work with required software

and hardware

-Public relations skills to balance the roles of referee, judge, teacher,

psychologist and entertainment director

2. A Director will receive an honorarium of $50 per session whether there are

one or two sections. A director will receive an additional fee of $20 per

section for preparing pre-dealt hands.

3. If there are two sections, a Director shall not play.

4. A Director shall pay the table fee if she/he has pre-booked a game.

A Director shall not pay the table fee if she/he is playing to accommodate a

person without a partner. The board recommends that the director may

consider; after consulting with his/her partner, that he/she would give up

his/her seat to accommodate a player without a partner.

5. A Director will complete the Club Director’s Financial Report for each game

on the form provided by the club.

6. A Director shall address all table calls with the Law Book, in her/his hand

and, if requested, will read the rule from the Law Book–after which a

Director’s ruling shall be accepted without question. A director can assess

disciplinary penalties in accordance with ACBL’s Zero Tolerance. Policy.

There will be no appeals committee for regularly scheduled club games.


7. It is recommended that a Director use the following guidelines to ensure

reasonable rate of play: 7 ½ minutes per board ie: 15 minutes for two board

rounds, 21 minutes for three board rounds: 28-30 minutes for four board

rounds. All players therefore receive equal treatment in regards to time.

8. It is the Director’s responsibility to forward the results to the web master

and the Club Manager to ensure the timely posting of the results on the

web site.

9. A Director and/or Convener of a special event can designate a person when

moving playing tables from one playing site to another is necessary. The fee

for this undertaking is $50.


10. The making of coffee on Tuesday evening will be the responsibility of an assigned Thunder Bay Duplicate Bridge Club member. The member has the option of a free game that evening. Coffee supplies will remain the responsibility of the Directors and Club Manager.

11. Directors shall arrive at all playing sites 30-45 minutes prior to game time.

Opening the doors will be at least 30 minutes prior to game time.

12. Any decision on buying new equipment for the club, which will have an impact on the Directors, will be made available to the Directors for their comments

before the purchase.

13. Eight dollars will be paid for hand records for local games.

14. The board will encourage continuing education for the Directors as they

see fit.

15. This policy shall only be changed through consultation between the Board

of Directors of the Thunder Bay Duplicate Bridge Club and the Game


  General Rules (Sample)
Competitions shall be held at such times and under such conditions as the general committee or any sub-committee shall determine.

Any suggestions or complaints regarding the arrangements of "The Club" shall be submitted in writing and handed to the secretary or any member of the general committee and shall be considered at the next committee meeting.

"The Club" accepts no responsibility whatever for the property or belongings of any member or visitor whilst on the premises of "The Club".

Any matter not provided for in these regulations and all questions arising regarding their construction or implication shall be decided by the general committee.

The Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary and members of the general committee shall not be responsible, either individually or jointly, for any liabilities incurred by "The Club". All members shall be equally responsible for any liabilities incurred during their time of membership.

Alterations, additions or amendments to these regulations and constitution cannot be made except by a resolution at a general meeting.

These regulations and constitution were adopted at the Annual General Meeting held on 1st of January 2000.