DARLING DOWNS BRIDGE CLUB
Ethics And Courtesy At Bridge
It is highly unethical to:
- Convey information to your partner about the nature or strength of your hand other than by the bids you make. Examples of unethical play: asking questionsabout an opponent’s bid in order to suggest values in a certainsuit in your hand; making any remarks about the bidding.
- Attempt to deceive an opponent about your card holdingby a remark or action eg by deliberately hesitating in play tosuggest a particular card holding when declarer is taking a finesse.
- Courtesy at the bridge table means doing nothing to discomfort other players at your table or in the room. Greet your opponents when they come to the table; makenew players or visitors welcome; do not make any remarks to embarrassor discomfort your partner or opponents; do not discuss hands or wastetime having post-mortems between hands; co-operate with the Director inthe smooth conduct of the event.
- Players are reminded that it is illegal for players to make rulings and apply penalties after a law infraction. After an infraction, the Director must be called so that all players know their rights and possible penalties.
- Calls should be made without special emphasis, mannerism or inflection and without due hesitation or haste.
- When a bid is alerted, you cannot ask the meaning of the bid until it is your turn to bid.
- When it is your turn to bid you may ask the meaning of the alerted bid, but only if your hand would warrant a bid.