MEMBERS BE AWARE
The bank has alerted the club that a fake € 50 note was found in the bar takings. The note looked authentic to the naked eye and the person involved would be totally unaware of the situation. This incident should make us all aware of transactions where notes are unlikely to be checked . Michael has asked that members, where possible, would not use notes higher in value than €20 in the club.
Players Should Know
Players should be courteous and polite to other players and the T D.
Players should cut for position at table. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Tournament Director (TD). For convenience, it is usual for the TD to have a stationary table. Players with medical problems etc. should be taken into account and accommodated accordingly.
All North players should sit in same direction.
North should check the guide card to see that boards and opponents are correct.
North should ensure that the number on score sheet corresponds with the board.
Players should ANNOUNCE their system e.g. weak or strong no trump, 4 or 5 card majors and short club before play commences.
A Double in the first round of bidding is assumed to be for take- out and need not be alerted unless it has another meaning.
Anyone except dummy can ask anyone about a possible revoke. Dummy can only ask declarer.
A player may ask about the meaning of a single call but should be aware that this may put ethical pressure on his partner, e.g. West can ask North about Souths call rather than ask for a full review of the auction.
Players are not allowed to ask opponents a question solely for partners benefit.Partner has to ask his own questions.
The Clarification Period is the period just after the final pass and before the opening lead has been faced. During this period both declaring side can examine their convention cards to make sure they have not misinformed their opponents.
No inspection of a quitted trick may be made once all the cards are turned face down.
Declarer can draw attention to a quitted card pointing in the wrong direction at any time. Dummy and Declarer only have this right until play is made to the next trick.
If it is noticed one of the two pairs at the table are playing a wrong board, then the correct pair may replace the wrong pair. The original pair must repeat the call they made previously. If any call differs TD has the authority to apply a penalty or an adjusted score.
When North has filled in score sheet East or West should check that pair numbers, contract and score is correct. The scorer is obliged to accept the score as written on the score sheet even though it appears incorrect e.g 4H + 1 written in as 420.
Scores that appear to be incorrect on the score sheet should be brought to the attention of the TD. NO changes should be made to the score sheet, unless TD gives permission to do so.TD may also be playing and not have come to play the board so may specifically ask a player to put a mark on the sheet to remind him/her of the irregularity.
Players should wait to hold conversations/ post-mortems until set of boards are played. There is a limit of 17 minutes allowed to play 2 boards, 22 minutes for 3 boards and 30 minutes for 4 boards. This time limit includes moving to the next table.
Comments are not allowed during the play of the hands
Players are not permitted to look at another players cards or curtain card.