For attention of all SWBA players of BBO online bridge on Monday evenings.
Dear Bridge Player
Cheating in online bridge with BBO
Because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the NIBU 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 NIBU 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 NIBU platform are required to note the following:
1. All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names but First name only is acceptable
2. If visitors are playing in a club, the club must have the visitors’ NIBU Membership number
3. No unaffiliated players may play on the NIBU BBO platform
4. Local Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the NIBU Master Point Scheme for all events
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 NIBU BBO platform must
a) Confirm to their club that they have read this document.
b) Ensure that the club has their NIBU Membership number
c) Enter their REAL NAME in their bridge profile on BBO – First 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 NIBU member should raise them with your TD or Online Club Manager and should not make public accusations or insinuations on social media.
Please read the attached for full details and as asked above confirm that you have read the document from NIBU.
Yours in Bridge
Robbie & Pauline
For full details please click title or here ---> NIBU Notice.