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Code of Conduct Revisited

The Zenon Committee is asking all players to strictly abide by the code of conduct, to play at a reasonable speed, to turn off phones, and to partake of alcohol sparingly.  The timer for playing the hands will be set to give 4-minute warning after which no new boards can be played if they have not already been started. Those receiving phone calls will be penalised by 2 Euros.  Concerning the need to pay greater attention to cards and to scoring, those pairs who return the incorrect number of cards to their boards, will each be penalised by 2 Euros, while ALL players at the table will be penalised by 2 Euros, if the cards are put in the wrong slots and/or the scores are incorrect.  While it is the North's duty to enter the score and either East or West to verify it, both sides, including their "innocent" partners, are held accountable. Thus, it is in the interest of those entering and checking the scores to make sure that they do not pay a penalty themselves, but also that they do also not impose one on their partner.  Penalties are collected on the day of occurence and will go into a Charity Box, the proceeds of which will be given to the charity of choice of the Flamingo Hotel, namely to aid the poor in Cyprus. Failure to pay the penalty will result in their exclusion until the penalty is paid.

 

 

 
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Welcome to the Zenon Bridge Club Web Site. We are located in the beautiful seaside town of Larnaca  in Cyprus, an island of perpetual warm weather and sunshine (or so the exaggerated bragging goes).  Our games are held weekly at the Flamingo Hotel, bordering on the sea.  The club is a member of the Cyprus Bridge Federation, allowing our members to compete in the numerous national competitions held annually.  Although the Zenon Club is new in name, many of its players have been playing together for many years and come together regularly every Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon for an enjoyable game of duplicate bridge.  We are known throughout Cyprus as a friendly club - our growing membership attests to this - and we will strive to maintain its positive reputation.  In the past, we have organised summer weekend bridge retreats in the mountains of Cyprus, bridge cruises in the Mediterranean Sea, and of course, our annual Christmas party for members, spouses and guests.  We are also helping to promote bridge by offering bridge lessons on Tuesday evening and encouraging middle and high schools to offer their students a chance to learn bridge as an extracurricular activitiy, sponsored by the Zenon Bridge Club.

Revised Bridge Rules
Revised Bridge Rules

Starting in September 2017 (and for a period of 10 years), a revised version of the yellow book bridge rules will come into effect, clarifying and amending those currently in force.  Errikos, representing the Cyprus Bridge Federation, attended a seminar held in Prague on 17th-18th May where bridge directors discussed these modifications.  Despite their wealth of knowledge and expertise, directors' opinions differed on a number of issues, proving that interpretation of rules is not clear-cut.  Obviously being a good director requires a thorough knowledge of the new rules as well as a good deal of common sense and bridge-know-how.  To help us better understand the new rules, Mr. Demetris Ballas, a well-known top director (and director of the Cyprus Festival), held question and answer sessions in Limassol prior to the bridge playing at the Festival.  This allowed those interested to attend and to raise points of interest for clarification.  All those interested in knowing more about the bridge rules that govern the play of the game are encouraged to download a copy of the new rules.

 

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Calendar
Mon 29th May 2017
Duplicate
Flamingo Hotel 18:00
Tue 30th May 2017
Duplicate
Famingo Hotel 14:15
Mon 5th June 2017
Duplicate
Flamingo Hotel 18:00
Results
23rd May 2017
Duplicate
16th May 2017
Tuesday pairs
15th May 2017
Duplicate
29th Cyprus Bridge Festival
29th Cyprus Bridge Festival

The annual bridge festival was held in Limassol from and 19th to 23rd May, with 3 days devoted to a pairs competition (36 pairs) and 2 days for team competition (10 teams).  Participants from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom joined with the local players in Cyprus for an exciting 5-day event, culminating in a gala dinner and prize/trophy awards.  Colin Morley and Max Saesseli of Limassol came in third in the pairs competition, the highest for any Cyprus pairs, and third place in the team competition went to the Smooth Operators - Panagiotis Politis, George Georghiades, Frosso Tillyris, Philippos Francgos and Georgios Kolettis.

 

Bridge Cruise with the Pafos Peace Club
Bridge Cruise with the Pafos Peace Club

Several members of the Zenon Bridge Club joined the bridge cruise organised by the Paphos Peace Bridge Club in April, where we combined sightseeing in Greece and its islands and Turkey with bridge playing.  And for those interested, bridge lessons were given by Philippos Frangos, who offered a trophy for the best defended hand (Kathy Orphanidies and Elizabeth Miller) and best played hand (Carol).  Duplicate games were organised everyday after the sightseeing and an individual event was an added attraction (Errikos).  Good times were had by all, with the event providing the occasion for us to meet and make friends with our Paphos bridge players.  We have agreed to organise later this year, perhaps in September, a "coming together" somewhere in Limassol where we will spend a weekend playing bridge and reconnecting with those whom we developed a close relationship over the bridge table.  

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Calendar
Mon 29th May 2017
Duplicate
Flamingo Hotel 18:00
Tue 30th May 2017
Duplicate
Famingo Hotel 14:15
Mon 5th June 2017
Duplicate
Flamingo Hotel 18:00
Results
23rd May 2017
Duplicate
16th May 2017
Tuesday pairs
15th May 2017
Duplicate
29th Cyprus Bridge Festival
29th Cyprus Bridge Festival

The annual bridge festival was held in Limassol from and 19th to 23rd May, with 3 days devoted to a pairs competition (36 pairs) and 2 days for team competition (10 teams).  Participants from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and the United Kingdom joined with the local players in Cyprus for an exciting 5-day event, culminating in a gala dinner and prize/trophy awards.  Colin Morley and Max Saesseli of Limassol came in third in the pairs competition, the highest for any Cyprus pairs, and third place in the team competition went to the Smooth Operators - Panagiotis Politis, George Georghiades, Frosso Tillyris, Philippos Francgos and Georgios Kolettis.

 

Bridge Cruise with the Pafos Peace Club
Bridge Cruise with the Pafos Peace Club

Several members of the Zenon Bridge Club joined the bridge cruise organised by the Paphos Peace Bridge Club in April, where we combined sightseeing in Greece and its islands and Turkey with bridge playing.  And for those interested, bridge lessons were given by Philippos Frangos, who offered a trophy for the best defended hand (Kathy Orphanidies and Elizabeth Miller) and best played hand (Carol).  Duplicate games were organised everyday after the sightseeing and an individual event was an added attraction (Errikos).  Good times were had by all, with the event providing the occasion for us to meet and make friends with our Paphos bridge players.  We have agreed to organise later this year, perhaps in September, a "coming together" somewhere in Limassol where we will spend a weekend playing bridge and reconnecting with those whom we developed a close relationship over the bridge table.