LEAGUE/TOURNAMENT RULES
(Rev. 11/20/18)


PREGAME

No new teams without a partner 5 minutes prior to start time.
Players should be in the lobby at start time.
You may only register for one tour at time.
Do not register for the next tour until Hand 6 of Finals.

TABLES

TD may ask other team to choose, at a time deemed suitable to the
TD some time after one minute has elapsed, if table remains unmade.
Do not give thumbs up until all players are seated.
Tables 1-16 are reserved for tournament use.

SUBSTITUTES

If a player is MIA, partner has 2 minutes to request a sub.
Subs may be any member in lobby regardless of whether or not
they are in the tour. 
Play must resume within that 2 minutes.

In 2 x 2 tours, if a player has internet, or other problems, (booted)
 and is out of lobby twice for more than 5 minutes,
that player may not play again in that particular game, if booted for a third time.
They may play in next round if team advances.
Remaining player has 2 minutes to find sub and resume play.
Leaving and returning within a few seconds, due to a "sticking" problem,
is not classified as a "boot".

If both members of a team are MIA, the team will time out after 5 minutes

PLAY

Once all players are seated, play may begin provided all agree
that the table is made correctly.  It is up to the players to check the
settings.  The TD will give timer once they come to the table.

Players have 5 seconds to play each card.
Please keep chat to a minimum.

Slow play will not be tolerated.
One warning will be given, then -50 from score, then DQ.

No BRB with a Nil on the table.

Table talk is not allowed.

RESIGNING

Both players must agree to resign.
If one player wishes to continue, a sub will be requested
before the player who wished to resign can leave.

CALLING THE GAME

The TD may call a game under one the following conditions:

8 / 25 / 500

Game has gone beyond time limit due to slow play,
provided the team causing the slow play doesn't have the lead.

Due to time when there is no numeric possibility of a team winning.

If game is tied, most bags wins
If score and bags are equal, one more hand will be played.

SUSPICIOUS PLAY

If you feel play is suspicious, or unfair, message the TD at once.
Do not make accusations at the table or in the lobby.

CHEATING

Cheating will not be tolerated and players involved with be banned.
Do not message your partner while game is in play.
As a rule of thumb, it is best to close or minimize all private message
boxes once the tour has started.

While cheating is serious, so is accusing someone.
Accusing a player of cheating with no proof of them doing so
will result in a box and possible ban.
If you have a concern, contact the TD / Admin
and let them make the determination.

LEAGUE ID

Your league ID must be the same as your SafeHarbor ID.
League IDs must be respectful.
IDs that are provocative will be kicked from leagu
e.

GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

Poor sportsmanship / bashing is not permitted. 

MISBIDS

In the event of a misbid, the team who misbids must renege their hand
The misbidding team will lose their bid while the opponents gain their bid

PLAYING IN TWO GAMES

Playing in two games simultaneously is prohibited.
If any member is caught playing another game while in tour,
then that player will be disqualified from the tournament.
A sub will be given to his / her partner to finish game / tour.

ALL OTHER LEAGUE RULES APPLY
TD DISCRETION AND "COMMON SENSE" ALSO PREVAIL

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING
DEJA VU