A. Director’s Authority
The Director, in addition to implementing the
rectifications in these Laws, may also assess
procedural penalties for any offense that unduly
delays or obstructs the game, inconveniences
other contestants, violates correct procedure, or
requires the award of an adjusted score.
B. Offenses Subject to Procedural Penalty
The following are examples of offenses subject
to procedural penalty (but the offenses are not
limited to these):
1. arrival of a contestant after the specified starting time.
2. unduly slow play by a contestant.
3. discussion of the bidding or play, which may be overheard at another table.
4. unauthorized comparison of scores with
5. touching or handling of cards belonging to
another player (see Law 7).
6. placing one or more cards in an incorrect
pocket of the board.
7. errors in procedure (such as failure to count
cards in one’s hand, playing the wrong
board, etc.) that require an adjusted score
for any contestant.
8. failure to comply promptly with instructions of the Director.