Bridge Players' Code of Conduct

The game of bridge must always be a welcoming, courteous and encouraging experience for everyone who participates in any Grand River Bridge Club event. Although duplicate bridge is by its nature competitive, we have a common interest in having the competitive element in our events balanced by positive conduct and pleasant social interaction, and we all must work toward that goal together.

It is essential that all players conduct themselves in a respectable and orderly manner with consideration for the rights of fellow players.  The club’s code of conduct will be strictly enforced in order to add to everyone’s enjoyment of the game.  If you have any concerns in this regard, please speak to your game director or contact one of our board directors.  Be cool!  Bridge is meant to be fun, for all!

While playing, please remember to:

  • Greet opponents in a friendly manner;
  • Encourage new and beginning players;
  • Acknowledge good bidding and play; and
  • Call the director whenever there is a concern.

Please do NOT:

  • Use profanity;
  • Usurp the director’s role by calling for silence;
  • Make any negative gestures;
  • Give gratuitous lessons or analysis of hands;
  • Gloat about a good result;
  • Argue with the game director.

(With thanks to the Guelph Bridge Club: 01/12)

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