Research undertaken at the 2014 Summer Festival of Bridge confirms that poor table etiquette is still a major concern to members of ABF affiliated clubs around Australia.
To assist in ensuring that people are aware of the expected behaviour when participating in our sport, the ABF has developed a series of posters in a 'Please be Considerate' campaign and these can be:
- displayed at all competitions/ events;
- published frequently in State Newsletters;
- printed on score books (as at the 2014 SFOB); and
- displayed in each club's playing area.
The posters are available on the ABF Website - look at items 10, 12, 13 and 14. Each one is available in either A3 or A4 size.
Every ABF affiliated club has its own dynamics and every person is a unique individual - this makes managing behaviour a challenging hands-on task for administrators.
At a time when there is so much stress in daily life, a positive experience and good mental health certainly helps people to navigate through their day.
Help your clubs and event organisers to create a positive environment to encourage better behaviour. Doing nothing will simply result in many people (particularly those who have just completed beginner classes) deciding that there are more pleasant ways to spend their time.