COURTESY TO FELLOW PLAYERS
Our online bridge at Castle is confined to members and their invited guests. As a courtesy to your fellow players please put your full proper in your BBO Profile.
COMMUNICATING YOUR SYSTEM
At the start of each round communicate your basic system to your opponents using the CHAT facility, use shorthand, if you wish, as in these examples:
Weak and 4
Strong and 5, club may be 0 / 1 / 2 F or NF
Strong and 5, better minor
AN INCORRECT BID
If you make a wrong or incorrect bid, you must remain silent. Do not use chat to tell the Table you have clicked a wrong bid.
If you communicate then you give your partner unauthorised information.
UNDOs are permitted, see UNDO protocol on home page.
ALERTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Player is responsible for Alerting or Announcing their own bids.
Rules for alerting and announcing are the same as those when we are playing at a table.
To alert, simply click the ALERT button within the “bidding box”, then make your bid. Do not explain unless the opposition request an explanation.
To request an explanation of any bid made by the opposition just click on the bid and wait for the opposition to respond.
To announce, type the message within the “bidding box” then make your bid.
Any call that is a convention, including Strong or Weak two level opening bids. The ACOL 2C opening is the only 2 level opening bid that need not be alerted.
Any bid that is natural but unexpectedly weak e.g. a weak jump overcall.
Any artificial bid i.e. a bid that means something other than what it suggests.
A forcing raise of a natural opening one of a suit.
A forcing 1C opening bid needs to be alerted.
A 1NT opening should be announced giving the precise point range.