Erie Bridge Club is a volunteer driven non-profit bridge club. We have a Board of Directors and a Management Team. The Board of Directors is responsible for strategic and policy decisions while the Management Team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the club.
The game of bridge must always be a welcoming, courteous and encouraging experience for everyone who participates in any Erie 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:
Please do NOT:
For either of the following behaviors, the Director should be called to the table or if aware of the situation, the Director should go to the table in question. The Director will assess the situation and if, in his/ her opinion, one or more players have behaved unacceptably, will assess a mandatory ¼-board penalty to each offending person. If both partners are at fault, the penalty is additive. Every incident will be reported to the Lead Director by email.
If this is the 2nd or more ZT game for a player in a 6-month period, the Lead Director will issue a mandatory 1-week suspension to the player, and communicate such to the Board and to all Game Directors. If it is a 3rd or more ZT game in the 6-month period, the Lead Director will direct it to the Conduct and Ethics Committee for further action.
These behaviors will be dealt with by coaching from the Director away from the table, but reported to the Lead Director for further action if they show a behavior pattern for the player.
Our mission is to "Play and learn bridge in a welcoming environment". We also want:
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Contact us at (814) 833-1706 or email [email protected]