CORRECT PROCEDURE AND ETIQUETTE AT THE BRIDGE TABLE
In bridge we set high standards that many find difficult to achieve.
- Always be courteous to all
- Avoid remarks or actions that annoy
- A card should not be detached from your hand before it is your turn to play
- Do not look intently at other players or their hands
- Do not vary the tempo of play
DO NOT TELL YOUR PARTNER OR OPPOSITION HOW THEY SHOULD BID OR PLAY
UNLESS EXPRESSLY REQUESTED
Preauction and Auction
- North or South should check to see they have the right boards and opposition
- Both pairs should briefly state what system they are playing
- The board in play is to stay on the table correctly orientated
- All players remove their cards from the board and count them face down
THIS IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT
Players should avoid "fiddling" with their bidding box.
The bidding cards are left in place until the opening lead is placed faced down.
IF UNCERTAIN ALWAYS ASK THE DIRECTOR FOR HELP.
DO NOT INVENT YOUR OWN RULES OR ASSUME YOU KNOW THE CORRECT PROCEDURE.
THE DIRECTOR ALONE HAS THE RIGHT TO ADJUDICATE.