Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cell phone jammers

Yesterday I spent entirely too much time reading a thread on bridge winners about the cell phone policy at tournaments, mainly the rule that they aren't allowed in the playing area of NABC events, even if off.

There are many problems with that policy, not the least of which is most people blatantly ignore the rule (keeping the phone in their purse or pocket). Also, directors do little to enforce the rule unless it causes a disturbance.

We all agree that there should be a penalty for having a phone ring during an event but the inconvenience of not being able to have it for after the game is too restrictive.

I liked Geoff Hampson's suggestion: buy cell phone jammers to use in the playing area. That would seem to solve the issues - cheating, nuisance noises, and inconveniences.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a good idea, but we use electronic scorers at major events here in Australia and I suspect cell phone jamming might not discriminate