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Local Playing Rules
CBAI Guidance re Online Bridge Ethics

 Message to all those playing online on CBAI BBO platform to be communicated to all players and published on club websites Because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the CBAI has asked the club to remind you about requirements for ethical behaviour at all times. There are daily reports of people perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online. All members should be in no doubt that the CBAI is taking this issue extremely seriously and there will be consequences for anyone found to be cheating. Club TDs or Online Managers should endeavour to ensure that all players are aware of what actions as acceptable and which are definitely not – e.g. providing explanations in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents is NOT acceptable, the alert area only should be used Clubs playing on the CBAI platform are required to note the following:

1. All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names but a Christian name only is acceptable

2. If visitors are playing in a club the club must have the visitors’ CBAI affiliation number

3. No unaffiliated players may play on the CBAI BBO platform

4. Local Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the CBAI Master Point Scheme for all events.

The following instructions to be issued to all people playing on the BBO CBAI platform - Whether you are playing in your local friendly club or you are representing your country you must adhere to the international rules of bridge. CHEATING IS CHEATING WHETHER ONLINE OR IN A FACE-TO-FACE GAME, AND IT WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES, THE SAME SANCTIONS AND THE SAME POSSIBILITY OF BEING NAMED PUBLICLY IF CONVICTED.

All those wishing to play on the CBAI BBO platform must a) Confirm to their club that they have read this document. b) Ensure that the club has their CBAI NBID number c) Enter their REAL NAME in their bridge profile on BBO – Christian name is acceptable if you don’t want to give your full name. d) Ensure that they always play according to the rules of our game Those who have concerns about the actions of another CBAI member should raise them with your TD or Online Club Manager and should not make public accusations or insinuations on social media.

A. Self-Kibitzing THIS IS CHEATING

B. Having another person kibitz and pass on information to you THIS IS CHEATING

C. Phoning/contacting partner during play THIS IS CHEATING

D. Communicating with partner when playing in the same house/room. Showing your hand, asking for a lead, suggesting bids THIS IS CHEATING

Consequences The Tournament Director or BBO Online Club Manager is required to forward details of any unethical behaviour to CBAI Head Office, who will undertake a full investigation of any alleged wrongdoing. If Unethical behaviour is proven, the players will face suspension or expulsion from CBAI and notification of same to International Bridge Organisations

Local Playing Rules 2016 ( Updated 2016)

Castleknock Bridge Club is a dynamic club with over 220 members many of whom joined the club in the last five years.  In addition, the introduction of Bridgemates has changed our operations and so it is necessary to update our local rules. 

The following  summary details the main rules that apply each night and  should of course be read in conjunction with the Club’s constitution and rules of the CBAI.

1.    Bridge is a game and players are reminded that they should treat all players including their partners in a civilised and friendly manner.  Players are also reminded that your club is run by a committee of volunteers who are not paid for their services.

2.    The Bridgemate operator with be the overall Tournament Director on the night (unless otherwise arranged.)   They will provide support  and assistance to the  Tournament Director (TD) in each competition.

3.    One member of each partnership should be seated at their table 15 minutes prior to the start time (7:30pm) in order to facilitate the organisation of the competitions.

4.    All players are expected to put away their chairs after the game has finished.

5.    East West are expected to put away the Tables, Table cloths and Bidding boxes when the game is finished.  If they are not physically capable of same they should arrange for somebody else to do so.

6.    Whilst all players have a responsibility to ensure that boards are returned to their respective pockets,  South is expected to ensure that their cards are extracted and returned to the South pocket  and so prevent any possible misboarding.

7.    North will be responsible for operating the Bridgemate, entering information/scores and passing the Bridgemate to East/West for verification.    North will also ensure that the other players at the table have an opportunity to review the results screen.   

8.    The TD in each competition ends each round by calling “East West move please” .  When this call is made, players are prohibited from commencing a new board.    If however the lead card has already been faced up then play may continue but the players are expected to quickly finish the board  and forgo post-mortems etc., and are expected to speed up play during the next round

9.     North will pass the boards backwards when the TD calls “East West move please”   

10.  North will also ensure that the boards and table numbers are returned to the TD and     the Bridgemate returned to the Bridgemate Operator at end of night. 

11.  Fast players must wait for the TD ‘s call before moving or passing back boards.

 

Re: Doubles:   All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE.   All other bids are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES.     Any variations must be ALERTED.

Announcements:   You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases

  1. If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards in the suit,  you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.
  2. If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate
  3. If  you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid,  you announce “Transfer to Hearts”  etc

Clarifications:

A forcing 1C opening bid needs to be alerted.

No alert or announcement is required for  (1) a 5 card Major suit opening,  (2) a strong  Acol 2C opening,   (3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.

You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.   Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.     1NT - 4C ( alert gerber);   1NT-4D ( alert Texas)    but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)