Good luck, play well, be nice and enjoy!
When you play, you should remember the Golden
Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. And try to
remember that these are club games and while we strive to be good and
to be accurate, championships seldom ride on the outcome of any call.
What you may not do is treat the director
poorly, by yelling, making derogatory comments, or behaving in a manner
that is meant to demean, intimidate or insult the director. If
you do behave in such a manner, you may have points assessed against
you by the director. When I was secretary, I received, several times,
notices of suspension for persons in the Ohio clubs for bad
behavior. Suspensions such as these are carried throughout the
Once the committee hears the case, the ruling
will either be upheld or changed and if it is changed, the score will
reflect that before the final score is published.
The director must then find at least three,
preferably five, experienced bridge players who are willing to serve as
an appeal committee and they must agree to stay after the game is over
to hear the case. Once the game is over, the persons sitting on
the appeals committee and the persons bringing the complaint, are the
only ones who may be involved.
The director will then make his/her call.
If you disagree with the call, you may ask the director, if he/she
hasn't stated it, why the call was made in the way that it was (explain
your ruling). This is really only germain to calls that are not
cut and dried in the rule book. If you still disagree with the
call, after the explanation is stated, you may tell the director that
you would like to file an appeal.
When you call the director to your table, the
person making the call should state what the concern is and then, if
the opponent has a different point of view, he/she should be allowed to
state the differing thought.
There has been a rash of director calls lately
that have elicited behavior unbecoming of a good bridge player. I
am hoping that by addressing this problem, we can help to curtail bad
behavior and unhappy outcomes.
Good Sunday morning,
This is a topic which effects all of us in the
bridge community. I hope that you will read this with the desire to
make our game and our experience at the bridge center more pleasant.
September 16, is the 8 is Enough Swiss Team. The game will start
at 7:00, as usual and will play in a four round swiss team
format. Your team can only have 8 points for a total and they are
compiled by giving "A" players 3 points, "B" players 2 points and "C"
players 1 point.
This is a great way to enjoy practicing
for Swiss teams, while playing in an non-threatening game. I encourage
you to put together a team and join us!
If you need partners, please let me or
Mauri know and we will work to help you find them. NEW PLAYERS,
this is your chance to get experience.