Districts are encouraged to follow the technical information and guidelines found within this manual at all times. When changes are necessary at the District level, participants who qualify for Ontario 55+ Summer Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Summer Games .
The gold medal team at the district level is eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Summer Games ; therefore, each district can send a maximum of two (2) participants.
Any persons not present at the scheduled commencement of play and throughout the competition are in default and are automatically disqualified from the competition. Competitors are obligated to complete play regardless of their record in the competition. If a team defaults part way through the event, the results of that team will be removed from the standings. The organizers shall have an extra team available to play as a "floater" team in case there is an uneven number of teams or in case of a default. This team`s results will not count in the final standings. If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Summer Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.
District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario
Ontario 55+ Summer Games - Gold Medal Winners - District competition
NOTE: Previous Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games and Canada Games winners are still eligible to compete at the District and Ontario 55+ Summer Games level.
Determining the Winners
Gold (2) One (1) per team member
Silver (2) One (1) per team member
Bronze (2) One (1) per team member
The provisions of the laws of Contract Bridge as outlined in Morehead& Mott-Smith, Hoyles Rules of Games shall apply. If any irregularity occurs, teams are to immediately summon the Tournament Convenor. The Tournament Convenor shall base his/her ruling on the rule source and/or Technical Manual. The Tournament Convenor`s ruling on any corrective action to be taken or penalties to be awarded shall be considered as final.
The OSGA requires at minimum, the following officials for Ontario 55+ Summer Games .
For District Games, the following are only a suggestion. Participation numbers and availablity of volunteers may result in fewer officials being required. Districts are encouraged to try to have the necessary officials to run the event successfully.
One (1) Activity Convenor
Two (2) Official Scorekeepers
The host committee will ensure that all major officials have the required qualifications as specified by the OSGA at least one (1) year prior to Ontario 55+ Summer Games . The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.
CONTRACT BRIDGE RULES SUMMARY:
a) Vulnerability will be determined as follows for each round: First Hand: No one vulnerable Second Hand: Dealer’s team vulnerable
Third Hand: Dealer’s team vulnerable
b) Vulnerable affects both under-tricks penalties and slam bonuses.
ii) 300 for non-vulnerable game score
iii) Honours will be scored if declared before the next hand is dealt
c. Partscores: Partscores made previously may be combined with a partscore made in the current deal to complete a game of 100 or more trick points. The game premium is determined by the vulnerability of the side that completes the game. When a side makes or completes a game, no previous partscore of either side may thereafter be counted toward game. A side that makes a partscore in the fourth deal, if the partscore is not sufficient to complete a game, receives a premium of 100 points. This premium is scored whether or not the same side or the other side has an uncompleted partscore. There is no separate premium for making a partscore in any other circumstances.
d. Trick Values
Diamonds or Clubs -20 No-Trump - 40
Spades or Hearts - 30 No-Trump - each subsequent Trick - 30
Doubling double trick values. Redoubling multiples them by four