Zero Tolerance Policy
The Petoskey Bridge Club fully endorses the ACBL's Zero Tolerance Policy. Please be familiar with the policy and adopt it fully. It's in the best interest of all our players:
To establish an atmosphere which promotes the enjoyment of bridge as both a competitive and a social game, the ACBL has adopted a policy of courteous behavior.
The ACBL stands for American Contract Bridge League and Always Courteous Behavior League. For games to be fun, cooperation from all (players, organizers, officials, staff, volunteers) is necessary. Please report conduct that is unacceptable while keeping in mind that we must be tolerant of other people in general and bridge players in particular. Also, conduct that is especially outstanding or refreshing should be reported.
Being a good “host” or “guest” at the table
Greeting others in a friendly manner
Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents
Badgering, rudeness, insinuations, intimidation, profanity, threats or violence
Negative comments concerning opponents’or partner’s play or bidding
Gloating over good results
Constant and gratuitous lessons and analyses at the table
Loud and disruptive arguing with the director
If you experience someone exhibiting discourteous behavior or being other than civil, please call the director immediately.
Should it become necessary to call the director, you may simply state: “This player is interfering with my enjoyment of the game.”