MOBILE PHONE POLICY (Updated 15/01/2011)
Most people would agree that it is irritating to hear a mobile phone ring while the club is in session. A ringing phone is not only irritating but it can also disrupt concentration. Further, most people would agree that it is discourteous to answer a call in a manner that disrupts normal play. Members are asked to SWITCH OFF phones while the club is in session; if a phone really has to be left on then it should be set to 'silent' mode.
In order not to spoil others' enjoyment, the club operates this policy:
If a mobile phone is heard to ring then a “fine” of two match points will be applied
If the phone is answered in a manner that disrupts play then an additional fine of four match points will be applied
If a second mobile phone incident occurs on the same evening - whether or not the same player is involved - then the “fines” levied will be DOUBLE standard rate
This policy will be applied by the Director on the night, who will take note of any mitigating circumstances before applying it.