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This document is provided courtesy of the
American Contract Bridge League

2990 Airways Blvd. S Memphis TN 381163847
9013325586
S Fax 9013987754

     NOTE: to view the latest revision of the handbook,
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ACBL player memo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FORMS pg.12

Accident report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FORMS pg.1&2    

Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FORMS pg.3&4    

Disciplinary

      Hearing notification . . . . . . . . . . . . . FORMS pg.5    

      Hearing report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FORMS pg.6&7    

      Prior actions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FORMS pg.8    

Kit compiled for conduct hearings. . . . . . . FORMS pg.18-32    

 Knockout teams
     Compact KOs assignment for 2nd 12 board match of a session
     FORMS pg.10

    Compact KOs tally sheet for 2nd half of the session FORMS pg.11    

    Team Registration forms . . . . . . . . . . .FORMS pg.9    

Membership Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FORMS pg.17    

Special Supply List (Alert Chart, Forms etc) FORMS pg.15    

Supply List (Boards and Expendables). . . . FORMS pg.13    

Tournament Assistant Form (For Sponsors) FORMS pg.14    

Zero tolerance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .FORMS pg.16


                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 1)  

                                                             __________________  

                            TOURNAMENT ACCIDENT REPORT

 

     Mail to: American Contract Bridge League Submitted by:________________

     Accounting Dept.- Cherie Turman

     2990 Airways Blvd.                                                   

     Memphis, TN 38116-3847

 

     Name of DIC: ___________________________

 

     Home Phone # of DIC: ___________________

 

     Date of Report:_______________________  Accident Date:________________

 

     Accident site address:________________________________________________

 

     Tournament Sanction ________________City, ST:_________________________

 

     Chairperson: _________________________________  Phone #:______________

 

     Injured Party: ______________________________  Player #:______________

 

     Home Phone: ______________________  Business Phone: __________________

 

     Medical Provider's Name:______________________________________________

 

     and Address: _________________________________________________________

 

     Witnesses:

     (1) Name: ______________________________

 

     (2) Name: ______________________________

 

     Address: _______________________________

 

     Address: _______________________________

 

     Phone: _________________________________

 

     Phone: _________________________________

 

     Description of Accident:______________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 


 

 

                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 2)  

                                                             __________________  

     ACCIDENT REPORT FORM

     Fill out the accident report immediately.  Make sure all the sections

     of the accident report form are filled out completely. Include any

     additional information that might be helpful.

 

     The accident report should be mailed to ACBL headquarters to the

     attention of the Accounting Department.  The report will then be

     reviewed.

 

     Most of the claims that are filed are due to falls at the tournament

     site.  It would be very helpful if the Directors could be sure all

     aisles are kept clear, tears in carpets are fixed, cracks in concrete

     are covered and caution signs are put out concerning wet floors.

 

     Please do not advise any accident victim that this report form is a

     claim.  Also do not promise any accident victim that their accident is

     covered by insurance.  That decision can only be made by the insurance

     adjuster after a claim has been filed.

 

     In addition, notify the Chief Tournament Director, by phone, as soon as

     possible. The extension is 331.

 


 

 

                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 3)  

                                 APPEALS FORM

     TOURNAMENT______________________              SANCTION #______________

     This form is to be used when you want to appeal a director's ruling.

     Submit it to a director no later than 30 minutes after the session in

     which the ruling occurred.  Questions concerning scores, score

     corrections, conduct or ethics matters must be submitted on the

     appropriate form.

     EVENT___________________ DATE___________SESSION____SECTION___BOARD#___

 

     YOUR NAME____________________PLAYER #_____________DIRECTION___PAIR#___

 

     PARTNER______________________PLAYER #_____________DIRECTION___PAIR#___

 

     OPPONENT_____________________PLAYER #_____________DIRECTION___PAIR#___

 

     OPPONENT_____________________PLAYER #_____________DIRECTION___PAIR#___

     Was Director Called?____By Whom?______When?___________________________

 

     Director's Name___________________Other Director Involved_____________

 

     Director's Ruling_____________________________________________________

 

     DEALER______                     S

                              NORTH   H

     VUL_________                     D

                                      C

     THE AUCTION

     N  E S  W

                         S                             S

                    WEST H                      EAST   H

                         D                             D

                         C                             C

                                      S

                              SOUTH   H

                                      D

     RESULT ______________            C

 

     Your reasons for requesting a review__________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________________

     If the committee judges the grounds given for the appeal are

     substantially without merit, it may and should assess a matchpoint

     penalty or other discipline upon the appellant and his partner or

     teammates.  The Committee may defer the matter of discipline to the

     Director-in-Charge.

     I acknowledge that be filing this appeal, I obligate myself to appear

     at the appointed time.  I realize that if I fail to appear without

     notifying the Director of my decision, I may be subject to

     disciplinary action.

     Appeals screening will take place immediately following the session in

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

     Should I subsequently decide not to pursue the appeal, I am required

     to notify the Director.

          Signature of Player Filing the Appeal_______________________


 

 

                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 4)  

                                                             __________________  

     APPEALS FORM (page 2)

     I understand that there has been an appeal filed on Board______. Appeals

     screening will take place immediately following the session

     in_________________________________________________. I further understand

     that should I fail to appear at the screening and choose not to appear at

     the Committee, then the only facts available to the Committee will be

     those presented by my opponents and those known to the Director.

     This acknowledges that if I do not appear within twenty minutes after the

     session, then I have chosen not to appear.

                                           __________________________________

                                           Signature of Opponent of Appellant

 

     Player's Comments:____________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     Director's Comments:__________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     Committee's Comments:_________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

     Did the Committee find the appeal to have substantial merit?

     (Yes or No)__________  If NO, did the Committee:

 

     Assess discipline(___) or Defer to the D-I-C (___)

 

     Decision of the Committee:____________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     Chairman's Signature______________________________Player #____________

     I have received a copy of "Guidelines for Tournament Appeals Committees".

     Names of Committee Members (PLEASE PRINT)

 

     Member_________________________________________Player #_______________

 

     Member_________________________________________Player #_______________

 

     Member_________________________________________Player #_______________

 

     Member_________________________________________Player #_______________

 

     Date Appeal Heard_____________________________ Sanction #_____________

 

     Tournament City, St.___________________________DIC____________________


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                              FORMS.033 (PAGE 5)  

                                                             __________________  

 

                       NOTIFICATION OF DISCIPLINARY HEARING

 

     Disciplinary Body:_________________________DISTRICT OR UNIT #_________

 

     City, State:__________________________________________________________

 

     Charging Person:________________________________ Player#______________

 

     Name:___________________________________________ Player#______________

 

     ___________COMPLAINANT _____________WITNESS ____________PLAYER CHARGED

 

     This hearing will convene on (date)_______________ at (time)__________

 

     at (place)____________________________________________________________

 

     If you are a complainant your attendance is required.  Failure to

     appear is grounds for disciplinary action.  If you are a witness,

     whose testimony in the opinion of this Disciplinary Body is material

     to the hearing, you are required to appear.  Failure to do so is

     grounds for disciplinary action, unless reasonable cause can be shown.

 

     The Committee will investigate the following charges:

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     To the player charged:   Among your rights provided in the ACBL

     Disciplinary Regulations, you have:

 

     1. RIGHT TO COUNSEL.  Be represented at the hearing by another person who

        may or may not be an attorney.

     2. RIGHT TO PRESENT EVIDENCE IN YOUR BEHALF.  You may bring witnesses.

     3. RIGHT TO HEAR EVIDENCE.  You are entitled to be present whenever 

        evidence is given, to challenge the evidence, and to question

        witnesses.

     4. RIGHT TO CHALLENGE.  You have the right to ask that a particular

        committee member be removed for cause.  The committee remains the sole

        judge of its membership.

     5. RIGHT TO QUESTION.  You have the right to ask questions of persons

        testifying at the hearing.  The questions are asked through the Chair

        and at the Chair s discretion.

 


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                              FORMS.033 (PAGE 6)  

                                                             __________________  

     REPORT OF THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

 

     OF _________________________________________ REGARDING CHARGES

 

     AGAINST ____________________________________, (ACBL # ________________

 

     INTRODUCTION

     The Committee met to hear charges filed by ___________________________

 

     based upon a complaint made by _______________________________________

 

     against ______________________________________________________________

 

     The committee members who heard the charges were:

 

     ______________________________________, Chairman Player #_____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     Also present were [state name, title or capacity of these people]:

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

    

     EVIDENCE PRESENTED - [Briefly state the evidence as presented by the

     parties.]

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________


 

 

                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 7)  

                                                             __________________  

     COMMITTEE'S FINDINGS OF FACT

     [Based on the evidence, state the committee's conclusions as to what

     happened, i.e., "on three hands at the ABC Sectional, Mr. XYZ

     deliberately changed the results on pickup slips to results which did

     not occur at his table."]

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

                                DISCIPLINE

     [State the discipline; if more than one action is taken, number each

     discipline and state them separately.  If the discipline is outside

     the guidelines, indicate the reason the committee went outside the

     guidelines.]

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     The parties to the Hearing were called into the room and informed of

     the decision of the Committee and the right of either party to appeal.

 

     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

     _____________________________ Location/Tournament____________________

 

 

 

     _________________________Chairman s Signature/Date____________________

 

 


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                              FORMS.033 (PAGE 8)  

                                                             __________________  

     STATEMENT OF PRIOR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

     Prior to the fixing of discipline for this offense, the Committee may

     consider sanctions which have been imposed upon you. List below all

     sanctions (ACBL sanctions include public reprimand, probation,

     suspension and expulsion) imposed.

 

     DATE                 SANCTION        OFFENSE

 

     __________________   __________________   __________________

 

     __________________   __________________   __________________

 

     Your failure to respond accurately to the Committee's inquiry about

     such prior sanctions, if any, is a separate offense, which may result

     in a further charge against you.

 

 

     Signed:  __________________________________________

 

 

     Date:    __________________________________________

 

 


 

 

                                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 9)  

    _______________________________________________________________________

     Enter the sum total                 | Enter the sum total

     number of masterpoints              | number of masterpoints

     for ALL team members:______________ | for ALL team members:___________

                                         |

     Enter Team                          | Enter Team

     Captain's Name:____________________ | Captain's Name:_________________

                                         |

                                         |

     Circle Number of      4     5     6 | Circle Number of    4     5    6

     Players on the Team:                | Players on the Team:

                                         |

     Take this registration form and the | Take this registration form and the

     amount of entry to the seller and   | amount of entry to the seller and

     exchange it for a Tournament Entry. | exchange it for a Tournament Entry.

                                         |

     The Team Captain is responsible for | The Team Captain is responsible for

     the accuracy of the information     | the accuracy of the information

     submitted on this form.             | submitted on this form.

     ------------------------------------|------------------------------------

            For Director Use ONLY        |      For Director Use ONLY

     BRACKETED            ===============| BRACKETED            ==============

                          =             =|                      =            =

     KNOCKOUT             =             =| KNOCKOUT             =            =

                          =             =|                      =            =

     REGISTRATION         ===============| REGISTRATION         =============

     _________________________________________________________________________

     _________________________________________________________________________

 

     Enter the sum total                 | Enter the sum total

     number of masterpoints              | number of masterpoints

     for ALL team members:______________ | for ALL team members:______________

                                         |

     Enter Team                          | Enter Team

     Captain's Name:____________________ | Captain's Name:____________________

                                         |

                                         |

     Circle Number of      4     5     6 | Circle Number of      4     5     6

     Players on the Team:                | Players on the Team:

                                         |

     Take this registration form and the | Take this registration form and the

     amount of entry to the seller and   | amount of entry to the seller and

     exchange it for a Tournament Entry. | exchange it for a Tournament Entry.

                                         |

     The Team Captain is responsible for | The Team Captain is responsible for

     the accuracy of the information     | the accuracy of the information

     submitted on this form.             | submitted on this form.

     ------------------------------------|------------------------------------

         For Director Use Only           |      For Director Use Only

     BRACKETED            ============== | BRACKETED           ==============

                          =            = |                     =            =

     KNOCKOUT             =            = | KNOCKOUT            =            =

                          =            = |                     =            =

     REGISTRATION         ============== | REGISTRATION        ==============

   


 FORMS.033 (PAGE 10)

     TABLE #                             | TABLE #

     ==============                      | ==============

     =            =                      | =            =

     =            = BRACKET # __________ | =            = BRACKET # _________

     =            =                      | =            =

     ==============                      | ==============

     This is your assignment ticket for  | This is your assignment ticket for

     the second 12-board match of this   | the second 12-board match of this

     session                             | session

     ___________________________________ | __________________________________

       IF YOU WIN                        |  IF YOU WIN

     the current 12-board   NS:________  | the current 12-board   NS:________

     match go to:                        | match go to:

                            EW:________  |                        EW:________

                                         |

       IF YOU LOSE                       |   IF YOU LOSE

     the current 12-board   NS:________  | the current 12-board   NS:________

     match go to:                        | match go to:

                            EW:________  |                        EW:________

                                         |

     ___________________________________ | __________________________________

                    TD Use Only          |                TD Use Only         


     TABLE #                             | TABLE #

     ==============                      | ==============

     =            =                      | =            =

     =            = BRACKET # __________ | =            = BRACKET # _________

     =            =                      | =            =

     ==============                      | ==============

     This is your assignment ticket for  | This is your assignment ticket for

     the second 12-board match of this   | the second 12-board match of this

     session                             | session

     ___________________________________ | __________________________________

       IF YOU WIN                        |  IF YOU WIN

     the current 12-board   NS:________  | the current 12-board   NS:________

     match go to:                        | match go to:

                            EW:________  |                        EW:________

                                         |

       IF YOU LOSE                       |   IF YOU LOSE

     the current 12-board   NS:________  | the current 12-board   NS:________

     match go to:                        | match go to:

                            EW:________  |                        EW:________

                                         |

     ___________________________________ | __________________________________

                    TD Use Only          |                TD Use Only         

    


                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 11)  

                                                            ___________________  

     Compact KO Tally Sheet for the         Compact KO Tally Sheet for the

     2nd half of the session                2nd half of the session

 

     Bracket     ___________                Bracket     ___________

 

     WorL?    Table     Tm# or Capt         WorL?    Table     Tm# or Capt

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ...............................       ................................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................

 

                       :___________                           :___________

     ____     _______                       ____     _______

                       :___________                           :___________

 

     ................................       ...............................


 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 12)  

                                                            ___________________  

                  AMERICAN CONTRACT BRIDGE LEAGUE PLAYER MEMO

     If you want an incident, condition, or situation brought to the

     attention of the Recorder, please fill out this form as completely as

     possible and give it to any Tournament Director.

 

     TOURNAMENT_________________________ EVENT______________ DATE__________

 

     SECTION_____________ SESSION________________ BOARD #__________

 

     NAMES (Please print legibly)

 

     Yours_________________________ ACBL #__________ Direction___ Pair #___

 

     Partner________________________ACBL #__________ Direction___ Pair #___

 

     Opponent_______________________ACBL #__________ Direction___ Pair #___

 

     Opponent______________________ ACBL #__________ Direction___ Pair #___

 

     Was Director consulted?___ When?___________________ By whom?__________

 

     Tournament Director's name?___________________________

 

     Dealer_______

 

     Vul._________                      S

                                        H

      AUCTION                           D

                                        C

      N   E   S   W

                            S                     S

                            H                     H

                            D                     D

                            C                     C

                                        S

                                        H

                                        D

                                        C

Notes to auction:

 

How can you be contacted at this tournament/event?_________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

How can you be contacted at home or at work, if necessary?_________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

Please explain your concern in this matter:________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________

 

___________________________________________________________________________


 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 13)  

                                                            ___________________  

                       TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR SUPPLY LIST

     Director___________________________________________TD#_________________

     Address________________________________________________________________

     City/St________________________________________________________________

     Date Prepared___________________ By _______________________Weight______

     Date Shipped____________________ Cases______________Cartons____________

     Receipt#________________________ Carrier ______________________________

    


     ITEM       | AMOUNT | PKR | CKR |ITEM             | AMOUNT | PKR | CKR

    


     BOARDS 1-36|                    |FORMS KIT        |_____KIT|_____|_____

     White      |____sets|_____|_____|SCORE CORR Form  |_______C|_____|_____

     Yellow     |____sets|_____|_____|CONV CARDS SS1   |_______M|_____|_____

     Green      |____sets|_____|_____|SWISS INSETS SS3 |_______M|_____|_____

     Orange     |____sets|_____|_____|CONV CARDS SS4   |_______M|_____|_____

     Blue       |____sets|_____|_____|GOLF PENCILS     |___Gross|_____|_____

     Pink       |____sets|_____|_____|SCOTCH TAPE      |___Rolls|_____|_____

                |                    |MASKING TAPE     |___Rolls|_____|_____

     ___________|____________________|COMP PAPER(WIDE) |___Boxes|_____|_____

     TABLE CARDS|1-18                |RUBBER BANDS     |______LB|_____|_____

     Sect A     |______ea|_____|_____|EXTRA DECKS-NEW  |_____DOZ|_____|_____

     Sect B     |______ea|_____|_____|KO REG (T133)    |_______M|_____|_____

     Sect C     |______ea|_____|_____|_________________|____________________

     Sect D     |______ea|_____|_____|PICKUP SLIPS 102A|                   

     Sect E     |______ea|_____|_____|White            |_______M|_____|_____

     Sect F     |______ea|_____|_____|Yellow           |_______M|_____|_____

                |______ea|_____|_____|Green            |_______M|_____|_____

                |______ea|_____|_____|Orange           |_______M|_____|_____

     Blank-4 clr|______ea|_____|_____|Blue             |_______M|_____|_____

     HOWELL     |                    |Pink             |_______M|_____|_____

     3-4-5-6-7  |                    |                 |

     Tables     |____sets|_____|_____|_________________|____________________

     ___________|____________________|SWISS TEAM SUPPLIES

     ENTRY FORMS|(200 to a pad)      |Reprt Slips T-10A|_______M|_____|_____

     502-A      |                    |White            |_______M|_____|_____

     BLANK      |                    |Yellow           |_______M|_____|_____

     White      |_____pad|_____|_____|Green            |_______M|_____|_____

     Other      |_____pad|_____|_____|Orange           |_______M|_____|_____

     Other      |_____pad|_____|_____|Blue             |_______M|_____|_____

     Sect A     |_____pad|_____|_____|Pink             |_______M|_____|_____

     Sect B     |_____pad|_____|_____|_________________|____________________

     Sect C     |_____pad|_____|_____|Entry Blnks 502-T|(50 to a pad)

     Sect D     |_____pad|_____|_____|White            |_____pad|_____|_____

     Sect E     |_____pad|_____|_____|Yellow           |_____pad|_____|_____

     Sect F     |_____pad|_____|_____|Green            |_____pad|_____|_____

                |_____pad|_____|_____|Pink             |_____pad|_____|_____

                |_____pad|_____|_____|

                |_____pad|_____|_____|

    


     Additional information and/or instructions_____________________________

     ______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     _______________________________________________________________________

     Rev 6/02


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 14)  

                                                            ___________________  

     Tournament Assistant

 

     Acceptance of Employer Responsibilities

 

     Unit/District ______________ accepts all employer responsibilities for

 

     all tournament assistants (If any) hired to work by this Unit/District

 

     at the___________________________Tournament,

 

     Sanction Number ______________;City________________________;State_____

 

     Dates_________________.

 

     Unit/District___________affirms that ACBL has informed us that their

 

     attorney has advised that tournament assistants should not be

 

     considered independent contractors.  ACBL is not employing them, and

 

     is permitting them to work with ACBL tournament directors only on the

 

     basis that Unit/District_________ has accepted full employment

 

     responsibility for the tournament assistants whom they have hired

 

     including, but not limited to FICA, Federal, State and Local income

 

     tax withholding and workers' compensation coverage.

 

 

 

 

 

     ___________________________________

     Signature of Unit/District Official

 

 

 

 

     ___________________________________

     Unit/District Position

 

 


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 15)  

                                                            ___________________  

     Tournament Director Special Supply List

 

     Director's Name:   _________________________________________ TD# ______

 

     Address to send to:____________________________________________________

 

                        ____________________________________________________

 

                                                                    AMOUNT  

     MATERIAL REQUESTED:    DATE SUBMITTED______________            REQUESTD

 

     ACBL Alert Chart (AC1). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     ACBL Alert Pamphlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Zero Tolerance Posters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     ACBL General Convention Chart (T16) . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Guidelines for Tournament Appeals Committees. . . . . . . . .  _______

 

     Guidelines for Unit and District Disciplinary Hearings. . . . ._______

 

     Notification of Hearing (Conduct) (T175). . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Conduct Hearing Report Form (T176). . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Guide to Planning Sectional/Regional (T135) . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Caddy Pamphlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Instant Scorer (S21). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Duplicate Decisions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     ENVELOPES:

     Regular Business Reply (4x9). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Medium Business Reply (7x10). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     OTHER:     _______________________________________________     _______

 

                _______________________________________________     _______

 

                _______________________________________________     _______

 

     Tournament Director's Badge (name required) . . . . . . . . . ._______

 

     Rev. 01/01

 

 


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 16)  

                                                            ___________________  

                      Behavior Violation Notification

 

     Tournament_________________ Date___________Sanction Number____________

 

     Name of Offender____________________ ACBL#________________

 

     Offense: (Circle)

 

     Negative Comments about Play            Badgering      Intimidation

 

     Gloating/Gamesmanship                     Profanity       Threats

 

     Gratuitous Lessons and/or Analyses     Rudeness       Violence

 

     Loud and/or disruptive Arguing with Director Insinuations

 

     Bickering                 Frivolous Accusations

 

     Other ________________________________________________________________

 

     Describe behavior if necessary________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     Penalty_______________________________________________________________

 

     Warning_______________________________________________________________

 

     Report to Director-in-Charge immediately after the session at

 

     ___________________________

 

 

     Name of issuing tournament director

 

     ____________________________ACBL#____________

 


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 17)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

     American Contract Bridge League              ACBL MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

     2990 Airways Boulevard

     Memphis, TN 38116-3847

     ______________________________________________________________________

                                   One Year                 Three Years

     ____ Non-LM                   $32.00                   $90.00

     Education Foundation Opt        2.00                     6.00

 

     ____ Life Master              $29.00                   $82.00

     Education Foundation Opt        2.00                     6.00

 

     ____ Household                $58.00                  $164.00

     Education Foundation Opt        4.00                    12.00

 

     ____ Student (25 & Under)     $12.75

 

     ____ New Member               $24.00

 

     NOTE: ACBL membership/service fees are subject to change at any time ACBL

           membership/service fees are not tax deductible.

 

     ____ Renewal   ACBL Player #_______________________

 

     ____ Male         Complete this application and forward with correct dues

                       amount to ACBL.  Make all checks payable to

     ____ Female       ACBL.  Please consider an additional $2.00 for the ACBL

                       Educational Foundation.

 

     Name _________________________________________________________________

 

     Street Address _______________________________________________________

 

     City ________________________________State ____Zip ___________________

 

     Date of Birth  Month ________________________Day ______Year __________

 

     Home Phone     Area Code ______ ________________________

 

     Work Phone     Area Code ______ ________________________

 

     Email Address ________________________________________________________

 

     Credit Card # ____________________________________ Exp Date __________

     (Visa, Master Card and Discover ONLY)

 

     Name on Card _________________________________________________________

 

    


     THIS FORM MAY BE USED FOR NEW MEMBERS IF AN INSTANT MEMBERSHIP FORM

     (WITH PLAYER NUMBER) IS NOT AVAILABLE.  THE FEE IS $24 FOR ONE YEAR.

     INSTANT MEMBERSHIPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO PLAYERS IF THEY HAVE

     PREVIOUSLY BEEN A MEMBER.

    



 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 18)  

                                                            ___________________  

     MATERIALS INCLUDED IN THIS FILE

     This is a compilation of material needed for a conduct committee.   

     Included is the Checklist for Disciplinary Committees, Guidelines for

     Disciplinary Proceedings, Disciplinary Sanction Guidelines and one

     copy of each form needed (Notification of Conduct Hearing Form,

     Conduct Hearing Report Form and Statement of Prior Disciplinary

     Actions).  If more copies of the Conduct Hearing Report Form are

     needed they can be found on pages 5-7.

 

     The Code of Disciplinary Regulations is not included because of its

     length.  If you need to print a copy, it can be found in

     the Techfiles under file name CDR pages 1-21.

 

     REPORTING DISCIPLINARY ACTION TAKEN BY A COMMITTEE

     DIC's at Sectional and Regional tournaments must have a report on any

     disciplinary action taken by a committee at their tournament in the

     mail to the office the day after the committee action.

 

     When a C&E committee imposes discipline exceeding the tournament, a

     report must either be sent in a separate, letter-style envelope (NOT

     WITH THE TOURNAMENT REPORT) attention Chief Tournament Director or

     faxed (901-398-7754) to the CTD.

 

     According to our legal counsel, the office cannot take action without

     written (or faxed) notification of the committee's findings.

                                        (Office Policy - November, 1993)

 

 


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 19)   

                                                            ___________________  

     CHECKLIST FOR DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE CASES

     I  SETUP

      1. Chairperson selected

      2. Committee members selected

      3. Time and Place of hearing set

      4. Reference material gathered (some may be provided by the Tournament

         Director or ACBL Headquarters)

          a) ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations

          b) Guidelines for Disciplinary Proceedings

          c) Disciplinary Sanction Guidelines

          d) Handbook for Appeals Committees

          e) Forms for recording and reporting proceedings and actions

 

     II PRELIMINARY ACTIONS

     1. Accused person(s) served with notice of hearing and rights (signature

        of receipt or verification of mailing).

     2. Witness(es) served with notice of hearing (signature of receipt or

        verification of mailing).

     3. Prepare and gather any necessary evidence or affidavits

     4. Record(s) from previous hearing(s) if applicable (appeals)

 

     III HEARING

     1. Recording of proceedings arranged (when desired) and initiated

     2. Introduction of participants and description of proceedings

     3. The hearing

     4. The deliberations

     5. The verdict

     6. The discipline

     7. Disciplined member apprized of sentence and rights (see Code)

 

     IV AFTER

     1. Records gathered and forwarded to ACBL

     2. Records kept by Chair (or otherwise kept safe)


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 20)  

                                                            ___________________  

     APPENDIX A

     GUIDELINES FOR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS

     (Handbook for Disciplinary Committees)

     Since disciplinary hearings differ both in purpose and process from

     appeals committee hearings, this handbook, while useable as a stand-alone

     document, serves best when used as a supplement to the applicable parts

     and sections of the ACBL Handbook for Appeals Committees.

 

     Tournament disciplinary committees hear complaints of conduct and ethics

     (C&E) arising at that tournament.  Unit and district disciplinary

     committees usually hear initial complaints of conduct and ethics while

     district appellate committees hear appeals from C&E decisions of lower

     jurisdictional bodies.  Jurisdiction is outlined in the ACBL Code of

     Disciplinary Regulations (CDR).

 

     The purpose of these guidelines is to help the appropriate body provide

     fair hearings for all ACBL members charged with wrongdoing under the CDR.

     Disciplinary proceedings are not criminal trials and do not involve

     personal liberty or property rights. Rather, they involve the privilege

     of playing bridge at an ACBL-sanctioned event. These guidelines are

     suggested procedures, except for those in which it is specifically stated

     that they are mandatory, as required by the CDR.

 

     I. COMMITTEE COMPOSITION

     A. SELECTION

     Serving on a disciplinary committee is a most difficult (and important)

     responsibility. For most cases, committee members need not be expert

     players. However, it is important that each member of the committee have

     a reputation for integrity, honesty and unimpeachable ethics to avoid any

     claim of a prejudiced decision.  Generally, the chairperson should have

     considerable experience in disciplinary matters and be sensitive to the

     due process considerations affecting the disciplinary process. An odd

     number (usually 5) is best to avoid the possibility of deadlock on any

     single issue.

 

     B. BIAS

     Every committee member must be completely unbiased as to the

     personalities and issues involved.  Common sense should prevent most

     incorrect appointments.  No committee member should be a regular partner,

     close friend, spouse, significant other or known enemy of any party, or

     have a business or financial association.  Any committee member who has

     dealings with a party that might give even the appearance of impropriety

     should excuse him or herself from further service.  Committee members

     should conduct themselves appropriately, and avoid social contact with

     any party either before or immediately after the hearing.

 

     II. PERIOD OF LIMITATIONS

     A complaint concerning a single incident must be filed within 60 days of

     that incident.  A complaint concerning a pattern of actions must be filed

     within five years of the earliest action referenced in the complaint.  A

     complaint involving the conveying of information by unauthorized means,

     pursuant to Law 73.B.2 is not subject to any period of limitations.


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 21)  

                                                            ___________________  

     III. THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

     A. The Committee

     Each unit and district should have a committee whose purpose is to hear

     disciplinary matters.  Where such a standing committee does not exist, it

     must be formed on a case by case basis.  All members of the committee

     should be well-respected members of the bridge-playing community. The

     committee as a whole should represent diverse.

 

     If a Disciplinary Committee member feels unable to act impartially at a

     hearing, he or she should ask to be excused.  If there is an appearance

     of possible partiality (See I.B), the committee should either excuse the

     member from the hearing or discuss the matter with the parties involved,

     to determine if they object to the presence of that person on the

     committee.  The committee as a whole is the sole determiner of the

     eligibility of committee members.

 

     B. Charger

     The person delegated to bring charges must not be the Disciplinary

     Committee Chair or other member of the disciplinary committee.

 

     C. Presenter

     An individual who makes or assists with an impartial presentation of

     evidence to a disciplinary committee.  A presenter may be the recorder,

     tournament director or other party. The presenter may act as an aide to

     the disciplinary committee to insure a fair and complete presentation of

     the evidence for the committee to consider.

 

     There are occasions when the person delegated to bring charges (or the

     committee chair) will determine that, in the interests of a full and fair

     hearing, it will be appropriate to have an impartial party help organize

     and present evidence.  In these instances, the committee chair should

     request that a presenter be selected if the person responsible for

     charging has not previously selected a presenter.

 

     Except for simple, straightforward cases, it is suggested that

     consideration be given to selection of a presenter.

 

     D. Advocate

     A person selected by the Unit, District or ACBL Management to represent

     the organization by prosecuting the complaint. An advocate is the

     representative of the complainant. As such, the advocate is not neutral

     or unbiased. The advocate is free to aggressively prosecute a complaint.

 

     IV. PRE-HEARING PROCEDURES (DISCIPLINARY AND APPELLATE)

     Subsequent to the scheduling of a disciplinary hearing or an appeal, it

     is mandatory that the parties involved receive timely written notice of

     the date, time and place of the hearing, are furnished with written

     charges, and are advised of their right to be represented by counsel (who

     need not be an attorney), to produce evidence on their behalf and to be

     present during the entire hearing. Suggested forms are available at the

     ACBL web page at www.acbl.org under Governance.  The chairperson of the

     committee must verify that appropriate notices have been sent.


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 22)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

     Since discussions and considerations at hearings of appeals of

     disciplinary sanctions are based primarily on the facts determined by the

     committee imposing the sanction(s), it is extremely important that

     detailed records be kept of all proceedings and testimony given at

     disciplinary hearings.

 

     While tape recording is not mandatory, it is most desirable.  The

     chairperson should attempt to provide for the best record keeping

     permitted by circumstances.  At the very least, one or more members of

     the committee should be charged with the task of keeping good written

     records.  The Chairperson should ensure that any such records are sent to

     ACBL Headquarters, along with the written report of the hearing, for

     safekeeping in the event of future need.

 

     The Disciplinary Committee may hold a pre-hearing conference to narrow or

     frame procedural questions that relate to the matter before it.  At this

     conference the committee also may direct the disclosure of evidence,

     permit the taking of depositions, and permit the presentation of

     affidavits for use at the hearing.  In addition, when more than one party

     is charged in the same situation, or when one party is charged in several

     situations, the proceedings may be consolidated.

 

     V. HEARING PROCEDURES

     The complainants and the people charged and/or their counsels are

     entitled to be present while all evidence is given.  Other individuals

     may remain at the hearing only at the discretion of the chairperson.

     After calling the hearing to order, the chairperson should clarify to all

     parties that the chair is in charge and that no one is to speak unless

     recognized by the chair.  After introducing all individuals present to

     each other, the chairperson then explains how the hearing will proceed.

 

     The chairperson should begin the hearing by reading the complaint.  At

     tournament, a tournament director who might also be a witness in the

     case, presents most cases to the committee.  At a Unit or District

     hearing, the case will usually have been referred to the committee after

     review by the President or a designee, who may be the recorder.  In the

     absence of a person to officially present the case (such as the

     recorder), the chair will provide an opportunity for each side to present

     its case.  The committee should hear the evidence, first in support of

     the complaint and then on behalf of those charged, followed by rebuttal

     by either side, as necessary.  (See discussions on evidence in the

     Appeals Committee Handbook.)

 

     Next, witnesses may be questioned by the party (or counsel) who calls

     them, by the other party (or counsel), the presenter, and by the

     committee members.  At his or her discretion, the chair may sequester one

     or more witnesses; that is, allow them to attend the hearing only while

     giving testimony and caution them against discussing the case until the

     hearing is completed.


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 23)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

     After hearing all testimony the committee considers the case in a closed

     session; these deliberations are privileged.  The standard for

     determining guilt is that the evidence must be clear and convincing (See

     VII).  A simple majority decision prevails, unless the unit or district

     bylaws specify otherwise.

 

     If the committee arrives at a decision of guilt, the next step is the

     determination of what discipline to impose.  The CDR should be consulted,

     along with the list of ACBL Sanction Guidelines (See CDR Appendix C). The

     committee should examine the previous record of the guilty party before

     determining discipline.  This information may be obtained by having the

     guilty person fill out the provided form listing previous disciplines

     and/or consulting with ACBL Headquarters prior to or after the

     determination of guilt.

 

     Before a disciplinary committee at a tournament can refer a matter to a

     higher disciplinary body for further discipline (when it feels such

     additional discipline is warranted), the referring committee must impose

     a maximum discipline permitted by a tournament disciplinary committee (90

     days suspension or 90 days probation or both).

 

     VI. POST-HEARING PROCEDURES

     When the disciplinary body imposes sanctions, it is mandatory that such

     disciplinary body furnish the person(s) against whom the sanctions were

     imposed with written notice of the sanction, stating its effective date.

     The disciplined party or parties and the complainant if any are to be

     notified of the right to appeal the ruling to the District Appellate

     Committee (providing the name and address of the Chairman) if the

     disciplinary body is a unit, district or tournament disciplinary

     committee.  (Note: Other disciplinary bodies should check the CDR to

     properly advise the disciplined party or parties.)

 

     It is also mandatory that the disciplinary body send a full report of the

     hearing   (See Hearing Report Form at www.acbl.org) along with a copy of

     the letter sent to the disciplined party or parties to ACBL Headquarters

     at the same time.

 

     VII. EVIDENCE

     To find a person guilty requires a simple majority of the committee. Each

     committee member, in deciding which way to vote, uses as a standard that

     the evidence be clear and convincing.  It is not necessary that the

     evidence be beyond a reasonable doubt.  If a reasonable person has a firm

     conviction that the evidence favoring guilt is more likely to be true

     than the evidence favoring innocence, then that committee member should

     find the charged person guilty as this meets the standard of clear and

     convincing.


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 24)  

                                                            ___________________  

     VIII. MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING

     In assessing any of the following sanctions, the committee should

     consider the definition of member in good standing which is: "an ACBL

     member shall be deemed to be in good standing when such member is not

     currently on suspension, indefinite probation or serving probation that

     resulted from a suspension, the initial term of which was in excess of

     ninety days".


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 25)  

                                                            ___________________  

     ACBL DISCIPLINARY SANCTION GUIDELINES

     The following range of discipline for conduct and ethics violations is

     provided as a guide to a disciplinary committee not a mandate. This is

     not intended to be an exhaustive list of all possible infractions but

     rather to set forth examples. The committee is free to impose on a guilty

     defendant whatever punishment it deems is appropriate from options

     described in the CDR. However, a disciplinary committee, which imposes a

     sanction which is outside the range recommended by these guidelines, must

     explain why it chose the sanction imposed. Part A of these guidelines is

     intended to apply to the typical case involving a single incident and a

     defendant who has no previous disciplinary record. If this is not the

     case, the committee must read Part B of these guidelines before deciding

     on an appropriate discipline.

 

     PART A CONDUCT

     C1 OFFENSE: Poor personal hygiene or dress (CDR 3.7)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 30 days Probation

 

     C2 OFFENSE: Rudeness in conversation, gesture, or general behavior (CDR

        3.7)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 30 days Probation

 

     C3 OFFENSE: Publicly belittle partner or opponent on bid or play (CDR

        3.7)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 30 days Probation

 

     C4 OFFENSE: Influence or attempt to influence an entrant to withdraw from

        an event to improve one's likelihood of winning more masterpoints (CDR

        3.12)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 90 days Probation

 

     C5 OFFENSE: Harass a tournament director or tournament official

         (CDR 3.11)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 90 days Probation to 30 days

         Suspension

 

     C6 OFFENSE: Deliberately fail to follow instructions given by a

        tournament director or official including leaving a session without

        permission of the tournament director or game director. (CDR 3.1 &

        3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 30 days Suspension

 

     C7 OFFENSE: Fail to report a known incorrect score (CDR 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 30 days Suspension

 

     C8 OFFENSE: Publicly made obscene comments (CDR 3.7)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 120 days Probation

 

     C9 OFFENSE: Intimidate or harass another player or ACBL official

         (CDR 3.11)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 30 days Suspension


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 26)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

     C10 OFFENSE: Publicly accuse another player of unethical behavior

          (CDR 3.4)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 180 days Suspension

 

     C11 OFFENSE: Threat of abusive or violent contact with another person

         (CDR 3.7)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 180 days Suspension

 

     C12 OFFENSE: Abusive or violent contact with another person

          (CDR 3.7)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Suspension to 1 year Suspension

 

     C13 OFFENSE: Knowingly submit false information or deliberately distort

         facts to an ACBL official or committee (CDR 3.13)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 90 days Probation to 1 year Suspension

 

     C14 OFFENSE: Failure of Complainant to appear at hearing (CDR 3.14)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 30 days Suspension

 

     C15 OFFENSE: Appeal a decision from a disciplinary body with no

         reasonable basis (CDR 3.15)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 90 days Probation to 90 days

          Suspension

 

     C16 OFFENSE: Initiate disciplinary action against another player with no

         reasonable basis (CDR 3.15)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 30 days Suspension to 90 days Suspension

 

     C17 OFFENSE: Initiate and maintain legal action against the ACBL

         (including a District or Unit) without first exhausting

         administrative remedies (CDR 3.10)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 1 year Suspension

 

     C18 OFFENSE: Misappropriate ACBL, Unit or District Funds (CDR 3.9)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Indefinite Suspension pending return of

          funds

 

     ETHICS

     E1 OFFENSE Deliberately ask for or give information about a board in play

        after both parties played it (CDR 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand

 

     E2 OFFENSE Deliberately ask for or give information about a board in play

        prior to one or both parties playing the board (CDR 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:30 days Suspension to 1 year Suspension*

 

                                                       FORMS.033 (PAGE 17)

                                                       ___________________

 

     E3 OFFENSE Unsportsmanlike and frivolous psyching (CDR 3.2) RECOMMENDED

        DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 30 days Suspension*


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 27)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

     E4 OFFENSE Play a convention, system, or treatment knowing it is illegal;

        Purposefully fail to disclose partnership agreements with intent to

        deceive (CDR 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Reprimand to 30 days Suspension*

 

     E5 OFFENSE: Bid or play with the specific intent to achieve a poor result

        on that hand (CDR 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:90 days Probation to 90 days Suspension*

 

     E6 OFFENSE: Intentionally change a score or any information that could

        result in awarding incorrect masterpoints (CDR 3.1)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:180 days Suspension to 1 year Suspension*

 

     E7 OFFENSE: Accidentally gain access to information and then act on it

        (CDR 3.1 & 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:90 days Probation to 180 days Suspension*

 

     E8 OFFENSE: Hesitate with an intent to deceive; use intonations and

        mannerisms that may deceive opponents or help partner (CDR 3.1 & 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:1 year Probation to 180 days Suspension*

 

     E9 OFFENSE: Deliberately try to see from where an opponent plays his

        cards (CDR 3.1 & 3.2)

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:90 days Probation to 90 days Suspension*

 

     E10 OFFENSE: Actively and deliberately try to see an opponents' cards

         (CDR 3.1 & 3.2)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE:90 days Suspension to 1 year Suspension*

 

     E11 OFFENSE: Actively seek advance information about a board in play

         RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 2-year Suspension to Expulsion*

 

     E12 OFFENSE: Prearrange a deal or part thereof including one card (CDR

         3.1 & 3.2)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 2-year Suspension to Expulsion*

 

     E13 OFFENSE: Intentionally gain access to hand records (CDR 3.1 &  3.2)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: 2-year Suspension to Expulsion*

 

     E14 OFFENSE: Prearranged partnership collusion by means of signaling to

         exchange information (CDR 3.1 & 3.2)

          RECOMMENDED DISCIPLINE: Expulsion*

 

     *If a committee imposes a suspension, then it should also disqualify the

     pair or team from the event. This will mean the pair or team will lose

     its place in the event, any masterpoints earned in the event and any

     other benefits it may have earned from playing in the event.  Should this

     disqualification take place after the correction period for the event has

     expired, other pairs and teams do not move up - the place formerly held

     by the disqualified contestant (pair or team) remains vacant.


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 28)  

                                                            ___________________  

     PART B

     There are three major reasons why the suggested guidelines in Part A

     might not be appropriate. First, the single violation might be either so

     slight or severe as to make the suggested sanction inappropriate. Second,

     the defendant might be convicted for several violations (such as a

     pattern of behavior). Third, the defendant might have a previous record.

 

     1. When the defendant s single violation is either extremely slight or

        severe, the committee should apply its sound, unemotional judgment.

        For example, either the experience or mental intentions of the

        defendant might be a consideration. Please explain on the Hearing

        Report Form why the violation was considered atypical.

 

     2. When the defendant is convicted of several violations, such as a

        pattern of behavior, the committee should impose a sanction as if each

        violation was a separate offense. The Committee should note the

        separate violations and/or explain the pattern.

 

     3. When the defendant has a prior record, the nature of the previous

        offense is not particularly important. The number of prior convictions

        is important. The reason is that the defendant was already sanctioned

        for the specific prior violation(s). The committee should pay close

        attention to how the prior conviction(s) reflects on the defendant s

        ability to behave according to ACBL standards and explain on the

        Hearing Report Form the reasons for its decision.


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 29)  

                                                            ___________________  

 

                       NOTIFICATION OF DISCIPLINARY HEARING

 

     Disciplinary Body:_________________________DISTRICT OR UNIT #_________

 

     City, State:__________________________________________________________

 

     Charging Person:________________________________ Player#______________

 

     Name:___________________________________________ Player#______________

 

     ___________COMPLAINANT _____________WITNESS ____________PLAYER CHARGED

 

     This hearing will convene on (date)_______________ at (time)__________

 

     at (place)____________________________________________________________

 

     If you are a complainant your attendance is required.  Failure to

     appear is grounds for disciplinary action.  If you are a witness,

     whose testimony in the opinion of this Disciplinary Body is material

     to the hearing, you are required to appear.  Failure to do so is

     grounds for disciplinary action, unless reasonable cause can be shown.

 

     The Committee will investigate the following charges:

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     To the player charged:   Among your rights provided in the ACBL

     Disciplinary Regulations, you have:

 

     1. RIGHT TO COUNSEL.  Be represented at the hearing by another person who

        may or may not be an attorney.

     2. RIGHT TO PRESENT EVIDENCE IN YOUR BEHALF.  You may bring witnesses.

     3. RIGHT TO HEAR EVIDENCE.  You are entitled to be present whenever 

        evidence is given, to challenge the evidence, and to question

        witnesses.

     4. RIGHT TO CHALLENGE.  You have the right to ask that a particular

        committee member be removed for cause.  The committee remains the sole

        judge of its membership.

     5. RIGHT TO QUESTION.  You have the right to ask questions of persons

        testifying at the hearing.  The questions are asked through the Chair

        and at the Chair s discretion.

 


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 30)  

                                                            ___________________  

     REPORT OF THE DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

 

     OF _________________________________________ REGARDING CHARGES

 

     AGAINST ____________________________________, (ACBL # ________________

 

     INTRODUCTION

     The Committee met to hear charges filed by ___________________________

 

     based upon a complaint made by _______________________________________

 

     against ______________________________________________________________

 

     The committee members who heard the charges were:

 

     ______________________________________, Chairman Player #_____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     Also present were [state name, title or capacity of these people]:

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

 

     ______________________________________  Player # _____________

    

     EVIDENCE PRESENTED - [Briefly state the evidence as presented by the

     parties.]

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________


 

 

                                                            FORMS.033 (PAGE 31)  

                                                            ___________________  

     COMMITTEE'S FINDINGS OF FACT

     [Based on the evidence, state the committee's conclusions as to what

     happened, i.e., "on three hands at the ABC Sectional, Mr. XYZ

     deliberately changed the results on pickup slips to results which did

     not occur at his table."]

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

                                DISCIPLINE

     [State the discipline; if more than one action is taken, number each

     discipline and state them separately.  If the discipline is outside

     the guidelines, indicate the reason the committee went outside the

     guidelines.]

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     ______________________________________________________________________

 

     The parties to the Hearing were called into the room and informed of

     the decision of the Committee and the right of either party to appeal.

 

     Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

     _____________________________ Location/Tournament____________________

 

 

 

     _________________________Chairman s Signature/Date____________________

 

 


 

 

     (Rev.9/03)                                             FORMS.033 (PAGE 32)  

                                                            ___________________  

     STATEMENT OF PRIOR DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

     Prior to the fixing of discipline for this offense, the Committee may

     consider sanctions which have been imposed upon you. List below all

     sanctions (ACBL sanctions include public reprimand, probation,

     suspension and expulsion) imposed.

 

     DATE                 SANCTION        OFFENSE

 

     __________________   __________________   __________________

 

     __________________   __________________   __________________

 

     Your failure to respond accurately to the Committee's inquiry about

     such prior sanctions, if any, is a separate offense, which may result

     in a further charge against you.

 

 

     Signed:  __________________________________________

 

 

     Date:    __________________________________________

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