Welcome to our new bridge year ! It is great to see you all back as we start out again on our next bridge adventure.
Your committee has designated the first week at bridge as our inaugural Etiquette Week… we want to take this opportunity to reiterate the need for us all to play bridge in the spirit of the game and always be respectful to our partners, opponents, directors and the whole Tauranga bridge family. Whilst most existing members will already be aware of the majority of these points, we hope that this will provide a useful reminder.
So, as we start this year, here are a few pointers:
- More experienced players are asked to be tolerant of those who are still learning their way around the intricacies of duplicate bridge and to provide gentle help and guidance where necessary
- Avoid looking directly at partner or opponents or their hands during the bidding and play. If someone is holding their cards in a way that means you can see them please ask them – kindly – to hold their cards differently so they are not visible
- Do call the director at any time if there is a problem during the bidding or the play – he or she is there to help, so don’t try to sort things out yourselves.
- Please call the director in a courteous manner. Agree the necessity or politely explain to your opponents the reasons for calling the director first. “Director Please” is the nicest way of calling them…
- Have fun and enjoy!