In Bridge Club Live we have zero tolerance to quitting. This is made clear in all our literature and Website Information. Whilst we understand that most ‘quits’ are due to the vagaries of internet connection, there is still a small number of players who frequently ‘leave the table too early’ when faced with a poor score. Due to technical advancement over the years and the constant improvement of our facilities, there is no longer any gain to be made by leaving the tables in this way. In fact the opposite is true.
However, quitting still causes problems in several areas.
As part of our Code of Conduct we ask players who have failed (for whatever reason) to complete a board, to make a reasonable endeavour to contact their opponents and/or partner as soon as possible but certainly before the next time they play in the club. If you can’t remember who they were - contact Bridge Club Live via the firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation/apology about what happened to cause the untimely departure.
When we hear from you we are able to take a clear view of the event and ensure that you are not deemed to have left deliberately – as well possibly being able to award the appropriate score to both sides.
We do not accept quitters who despite our best attempts to be supportive, continue to make no such reciprocal effort or who deliberately quit either in rudeness or simply because they don’t like partner. We record all quits/accidental departures for future reference.
When a quit or accidental departure is reported, we will, using our discretion, apply one or more of the following:
The message is clear. Quitters are not welcome in Bridge Club Live.
Page updated on 23 September 2012