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New records are being set at VBC for attendance!
Please arrive 15 minutes before the Tuesday and Friday games to ensure a table.  Allow time for parking.  There are more spots BEHIND A&W.

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VBC Policies

Club Standards
Club Standards
  1. It is the policy of the Victoria Bridge Centre that the director will not play to make a half table.  In extenuating circumstances the director may play if no other solution can be found for the missing player.  The director`s primary responsibility is to keep the game running in a smooth and timely fashion.  The ACBL regulations do not prohibit the director from playing.  

  2. In consideration of other bridge players that are sensitive to scented products, this club is a scent free zone.

  3. If you smoke or have touched food, please sanitize or wash your hands before touching the cards.

  4. If you have a cold or other ailment please stay home.  Hope to see you well soon!  

  5. If you must cough or sneeze 
         a.  Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue
         b.  Put your used tissue in a waste basket
       c.  If you don't have a tissue, please cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  6. Victoria Bridge Centre suggests the reading of the attached District 19 Etiquette document.  When you have read them once, read them again.

  7. Victoria Bridge Centre follows the ACBL's Zero Tolerance Policy:

    Zero Tolerance Policy

    Be cool! Bridge is fun.

    The ACBL Board of Directors and Management are committed to improving acceptable player behavior at all times. In accordance with Laws 74, 80F, 81C4, 90A, 91, and 92A (Laws of Duplicate Bridge) the following policy outlines what is expected of all players during NABCs and other ACBL sponsored events, as well as in the playing area before and after each session.

    The ultimate purpose of the Z-T policy is to create a much more pleasant atmosphere in our NABCs. We are attempting to eradicate unacceptable behavior in order to make the game of bridge more enjoyable for all. Below are some examples of commendable behavior, which, while not required, will significantly contribute to the improved atmosphere: 

    • Being a good 'host' or 'guest' at the table.
    • Greeting others in a friendly manner.
    • Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents
    • Having two clearly completed convention cards readily available to the opponents (This one is a regulation, not just a nicety)

    The following list are some examples of behavior which will not be tolerated:

    • Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats, or violence.
    • Negative comments concerning opponents' or partner's play or bidding.
    • Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table.
    • Loud and disruptive arguing with a director's ruling.

    If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately. Annoying behavior, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties.