Club Procedures

Please arrive 15 minutes before game time.  We start promptly.  If a pair or individual coming late causes significant changes to the movement, they may not be allowed to play.

When you arrive, please see the Club Director to pay the entry fee and to receive your table assignment and your free drink chit.

Please write your name under the appropriate direction on the entry form at the table and place that form at the corner of the table.

Duplicate bridge is a timed event. For all open games, one late play is allowed per pair; subsequent late plays become 2 match-point penalties.  Starting to play a hand after a round has been called holds up the whole room while we all wait for your table to finish.  You can “play the hand fast” at the end, while the game is being scored. Any table starting to bid or play a hand while the round is being called will be penalized one full board (both pairs).

Speed up your game by making the lead before recording the contract on your private score sheet.

When the move is called, if you are not finished playing, please pass a board to the next table so they don’t have to ask for one.

At the conclusion of the game, turn over the top card for one hand of the board so everyone knows the board needs to be re-shuffled.

Cell phones must be turned off during the game.  Working players may turn their cells on vibrate and leave the playing area to return the call at an appropriate time; but at no time may a phone call be answered at the table.

Smoking is prohibited in the restaurant, but you may smoke outside.

We have a Zero Tolerance policy at the Puerto Vallarta Bridge Club.  This means that all players must always be kind to one another, and all partners must respect one another.  We will penalize any player who berates his/her partner at the table, or who raises his/her voice or who behaves badly in any way.  Bridge is a social game and we aim to keep it that way.  So please be considerate of your fellow players.