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WBF updated Disciplinary Code

On 27th November 2020 The World Bridge Federation updated the Disciplinary Code.

We report here some amendments:

4.1. Reprehensible Conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: a) illicit or unethical behavior on the part of an individual which is aimed at improperly affecting, or otherwise likely to improperly affect, the outcome of any match at a WBF Event, Affiliate Event or third party event (whether in-person or online), including, but not limited to, cheating, corruption, match-fixing and bribery.

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Comment to article 4.1

Where the Reprehensible Conduct occurs solely within the context of an Affiliate Event, it shall in principle be investigated and prosecuted by the relevant Zone or NBO (i.e. the organiser of the event) under its own rules. However, in the event that the relevant NBO or Zone confirms that it is unable or unwilling to prosecute the conduct under its own rules, the WBF shall be entitled to do so under this Code.

Where Reprehensible Conduct occurs solely within the context of third party events, it shall in principle be investigated and prosecuted by the NBO to which the relevant player is affiliated. However, in the event that the relevant NBO confirms that it is unable or unwilling to prosecute the conduct under its own rules, the WBF shall be entitled to do so under this Code provided that the relevant individual has a WBF code and has played in a WBF or Zonal Championship in the [5] years immediately preceding the (commencement of the) alleged conduct.

Where a pattern of Reprehensible Conduct occurs both within WBF Events and other events (including Affiliate Events), the WBF shall in principle investigate and prosecute the same and shall be entitled, for the avoidance of doubt, to rely within that context on the conduct occuring both within WBF Events and other events].

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6.5 Without limitation to article 6.2, the WBF President shall appoint with the approval of the Executive Council a standing Investigation Committee of not less than seven persons (including a Chairperson) to act as the Substitute for the Prosecutor for the purposes of investigating potential Reprehensible Conduct falling under article 4.1(a)) (”Cheating […]

Comment to article 6.5: In principle, the Investigation Committee should include at least one person with a legal background and one representative of the Executive Council. Investigation Committee members should not be members of the Disciplinary Panel or the Credentials Committee.

 

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