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Conditions of Entry and Other Rules.

These rules have been developed over time after discussion with participating players.

Entry and Conduct Scheduling and Forfeits Reporting your win Venue Reporting
Venue Reporting Ratings Language Screenmate Chat
Language Screenmate Chat Disputes General


Entry and Conduct
Entry is via the BridgeZone website. Captains must create a login and should familiarize themselves with the features of the website. You are expected to complete all your matches, although teams may withdraw from the consolation without penalty. If your team cannot complete the event, please let us know as soon as possible.

Players are expected to display a high level of courtesy and sportsmanship. BridgeZone reserves the right to refuse entry or disqualify any player or team at any time without giving notice or a reason. That said, we realize our reputation depends on being fair to everyone. The tournament directors are Hank Youngerman (redtop) and Cindy Belonogoff (cindybel). The administrator of the tournament and website is Cindy Belonogoff. Bridge Zone has no affiliation with BridgeBaseOnline or any national bridge organization. Players who are barred from playing on BBO are not permitted to enter, and if barred during the duration of an event, must be replaced.
Scheduling and forfeits
Scheduling should be done if possible through the scheduling form. Captains may communicate directly but this will make it difficult for the tournament staff to monitor scheduling. In the unfortunate event that a forfeit must be awarded, it will be based only on communication through the scheduling form. The criteria will be promptness and clarity of communication and flexibility in offering playing times.

We strongly encourage teams to complete their matches by the posted deadline, but if a match has a confirmed date by the deadline but has not yet been played, we will usually grant a short extension.

The tournament director may set the date, time, and conditions of any match. This would only usually be exercised for the finals.
Venue
Matches will be played on BridgeBaseOnline.
Reporting
The winning captain should report the match result promptly via the Pending Matches table on MyPage, in no case more than 24 hours after completion. Do not report a forfeit; if a forfeit is indicated contact the director. If you mis-report, contact us and we will fix it. The protest period will expire 24 hours after we receive a result.
Ratings
All played matches will enter into the Bridge Zone rating system. Details on the rating system are on the Points And Ratings page.
Forfeited matches will not be considered in the rating system.
Language.
English is the official language for both scheduling and at-the-table explanations.
Venue.
Matches will be played on BridgeBaseOnline.
Screenmate Chat
Players are encouraged (but not required) to have an audio or video chat session with their screenmate via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or any other technological marvel they fancy.
Disputes
Captains are strongly encouraged to resolve disputes between themselves, including any that might normally be resolved by a director. If the captains are unable to, the tournament staff will do our best to help. Captains should agree on a single submission that contains all the relevant facts, expressed in a form that does not disclose the identity of the players.
General
Play will be governed by the Laws of Duplicate Bridge, subject to the following modification: When a claim or concession is made, if the opposing side objects, play will continue with all four hands exposed to the objecting side.

The tournament directors are Hank Youngerman (redtop) and Cindy Belonogoff (cindybel). The administrator of the tournament and website is Cindy Belonogoff.

Bridge Zone has no affiliation with BridgeBaseOnline or any national bridge organization. Players who are barred from playing on BBO are not permitted to enter, and if barred during the duration of an event, must be replaced.

We will do our best to adhere to posted rules, but we reserve the right to modify or deviate from them if such rules are determined to compromise the competitive integrity of the event, or if such modification would be manifestly fairer to a large number of players. The tournament directors will not participate in any decision involving their own team.