BEST BEHAVIOUR AT BRIDGE
Bridge is an enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an important part of that enjoyment. Clifton Bridge Club is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle, that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment. Nobody should be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief, political belief or social class, than any other person.
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder.
- Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round
- Be a good “host” or “guest” at the table
- Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely
- Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents
- Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play
- Take care of your personal grooming
- Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off
- Enjoy the company as well as the game
Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark.
Please call the TD, if you think you
have been affected by bad behaviour
You will be helping others as well as yourselves