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Tucson Charity Bridge, Inc.
is a 501(c)(3) charity.

The most direct way to give funds is by check payable to Tucson Charity Bridge Club Inc.—with "capital donation" in the memo line. A bank wire is possible, although a fee would be involved at both ends. For stock donations contact Ruth Houkom or Hurd Baruch for the number of the Club’s brokerage account with Wells Fargo Advisers, so that the stock can be transferred automatically between your broker and the Club’s. You can also have .5% of your purchases on Amazon donated to us by going to: Amazon Smile

Club Policies
Cell Phone Policy

Please turn cell phone off or to vibrate prior to the game starting. Ringing cell phones will result in a ¼ board penalty.

Bidding Systems Rule
In keeping with the authority granted by the ACBL to each member club, to determine which conventions may be used in games played only at that club, the Board of Directors has determined that the only two acceptable “general approach” bidding systems are the Standard American and the 2/1 bidding systems, both of which belong to the family of “Natural Five Card Majors” systems. Other general bidding systems, including, but not limited to, “Precision,” which is a member of the family of “Strong Club” systems, are hereby prohibited in games held only at our Club under our sanction. Members are free to add and use specific conventions which are appropriate for either of the two approved bidding systems. For example, the Michaels and Gerber conventions are shown in the ACBL’s educational website material as fill-ins on the ACBL’s Standard American Yellow Card. This rule does not apply to STaC games or to games which we may facilitate for directors operating under their own sanction.
Fragrance Free Policy

Some people in our club are highly sensitive to perfumes, scented lotions, and other scented products. Please display compassion and refrain from wearing these products for the comfort and health of others nearby. Deodorants are excepted.

Reservation Cancellation Policy

Your Board of Directors has been perplexed by the problems caused by players who make reservations but do not show up to play, and has considered different ways to deter this practice. No-shows always make extra work for the game director, who has to reset the computer and usually the boards, at the last minute. And they cause an even worse consequence now that the Thursday afternoon game is routinely overbooked: players who reserve but simply do not show up deprive other players of a chance to play. (we expect that the same situation will be occurring with the Tuesday afternoon game.) Various penalties were discussed by the Board before it arrived at an agreed approach: players are warned by this notice that if they reserve but do not show up--and they do not cancel their reservation prior to 10:00 a.m. on the morning of the game--they will be penalized by the loss of their next reserved slot (for a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon game). That will not preclude them from coming and playing on the next game date, if there is sufficient room for them, but they will not be guaranteed a seat. If this penalty does not prove to be sufficient, the Board will consider taking additional action.

Zero Tolerance Policy

Be cool! Bridge is fun. For complete details, please go to: http://www.acbl.org/play/zeroTolerance.html

Below are some examples of commendable behavior, which, while not required, will significantly contribute to the improved atmosphere:
♣ Being a good 'host' or 'guest' at the table.
♣ Greeting others in a friendly manner.
♣ Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents.
♣ Having two clearly completed convention cards readily available to the opponents. (This one is a regulation, not just a nicety)

The following list are some examples of behavior which will not be tolerated:
♣ Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats, or violence.
♣ Negative comments concerning opponents' or partner's play or bidding.
♣ Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table.
♣ Loud and disruptive arguing with a director's ruling.

If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately. Annoying behavior, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by ACBL Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.

Tucson Charity Bridge Club, Inc. is committed to being a friendly, fun place to play Bridge. Any violation of ACBL Zero Tolerance Policies will result in disciplinary action.