A. Attitude


1. A player should maintain a courteous attitude at all times.

2. A player should carefully avoid any remark or extraneous action that might

        cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might

        interfere with the enjoyment of the game.

3. Every player should follow uniform and correct

        procedure in bidding and playing.


B. Etiquette

As a matter of courtesy a player should refrain from:

1. Paying insuffcient attention to the game.

2. Making gratuitous comments during the bidding or play.

3. Detaching a card before it is his turn to play.

4. Prolonging play unnecessarily (as in playing on although he knows that all the tricks are

        surely his) for the purpose of disconcerting an opponent.

5. Summoning and addressing the director in a manner discourteous to the director or to other contestants


C. Violations of Procedure


1. Using different designations for the same bid.

2. Indicating approval or disapproval of a bid or play.

3. Indicating the expectation or intention of winning or losing a trick that has not been completed.

4. Commenting or acting during the bidding or play so as to call attention to a significant

        occurrence, or to the number of tricks still required for success.

5. Looking intently at any other player during the bidding and play, or at another player’s

        hand as for the purpose of seeing his cards or of observing the place from which he

        draws a card (but it is appropriate to act on information acquired by unintentionally seeing

        an opponent’s card).

6. Showing an obvious lack of further interest in a deal (as by folding one’s cards).

7. Varying the normal tempo of bidding or play for the purpose of disconcerting an opponent.

8. Leaving the table needlessly before the round is called.