For either of the following behaviours, the Director should be called to the table or if aware of the situation, the Director should go to the table in question. The Director will assess the situation and if, in his/ her opinion, one or more players have behaved unacceptably, will assess a mandatory ¼-board penalty to each offending person. If both partners are at fault, the penalty is additive. Every incident will be reported to the Lead Director by email.
If this is the 2nd or more ZT game for a player in a 6-month period, the Lead Director will issue a mandatory 1-week suspension to the player, and communicate such to the Board and to all Game Directors. If it is a 3rd or more ZT game in the 6-month period, the Lead Director will direct it to the Conduct and Ethics Committee for further action.
These behaviours will be dealt with by coaching from the Director away from the table, but reported to the Lead Director for further action if they show a behaviour pattern for the player.