A clarification... this ban only applies to the top level nationally ranked
For the events for the rest of us mere mortals, myself included, use of
phones is prohibited, but mainly out of the desire to avoid distractions to
the other players. There is no penalty for having them with you, turned off.
73 - Jim K8MR
In a message dated 8/15/2009 10:30:57 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
In the world of tournament bridge - another no-prize-money competition -
last year it was deemed necessary to prohibit not only the use of, but
possession of, cell phones and the like in or near the playing areas. The
chance of an unethical competitor passing unauthorized information to a
friend or teammate was considered too high.
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