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+ Winter Games must be made aware that the following rules will be in use at Ontario 55+ Winter Games.
Open Division - Two (2) Person Team (open to ACBL Life Masters with 300-1500 pts)
The gold medal teams at the district level are eligible to attend the Ontario 55+ Winter Games; therefore, each district may send a maximum of four (4) 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 the competition regardless of their record in the competition. If a team defaults part way through the competition, the results of that team will be removed from the standings. The organizers will have an extra team available to play as a “floater” team in case there is an uneven number of teams or in case a team defaults. This team’s results will not count in the final standings.
If there are any questions about rulings, the OSGA Winter Games Technical Manual will be considered correct.
District Games - Any person 55+ living in Ontario
Ontario 55+ Winter 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+ Winter Games level.
Determining the Winners
Gold (4) One (1) per team member per division
Silver (4) One (1) per team member per division
Bronze (4) One (1) per team member per division
American Bridge League (ACBL) rules will apply with the exceptions listed under “Tournament Set-Up” and “Duplicate Bridge Rules Summary”.
www.acbl.org/ (see ACBL Score on side menu)
The OSGA requires at minimum the following officials for Ontario 55+ Winter 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) Convenor
One (1) Director (Official ACBL Director)
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+ Winter Games. The host committee is also responsible for any other officials required to run this event.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE RULES SUMMARY:
The Convention Card