Norwich Bridge School Code of Practice
Before class or when you start playing make sure your mobile 'phone is turned off
Maintain consistently high standards of personal appearance
At all times behave in a manner calculated to maximise enjoyment of the game or lesson for yourself, your partner and your opponents
Behave politely and courteously at all times
Consistently show respect towards your partner and your opponents
Consider the safety and welfare of all participants
Give credit when opponents bid, or play, particularly well
Be aware that concentration and pressure of the game may lead to a lowering of personal standards of politeness
Everyone in the class or playing bridge should know that they can always supply feedback, both supportive and critical, and that we both attend to and welcome such feedback. This is the first way any issues arising from the teaching or playing of bridge should be dealt with.
Read, and comply with, the Norwich Bridge School Terms and Conditions
You should not
Criticise your partner, opponents or their play
Offer advice unless it is requested
Be rude to your partner, or opponents, at any time
Gloat over good results
Make personal comments about your partner or your opponents
Act in a way calculated to annoy your partner, or your opponents
Use objectionable words or actions to embarrass, or give offence to, other players
Use any inappropriate language
Act in any way which is designed to interfere with the enjoyment of either the teaching or the game
Object to any call for the Director
Immediately, or subsequently, dispute any ruling made by the Director
Bring alcohol into any session of bridge, or attend any session having consumed a quantity of alcohol sufficient adversely to affect your physical condition and/or powers of concentration
Bring any illegal drugs into any session of bridge or attend any session having taken any such drugs.
As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized.
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director/tutor should be called immediately.
Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game
is specifically prohibited by the English Bridge Union Law 74A.
Law 91A gives the director the authority to impose disciplinary penalties.