Code of Ethics

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Cribbage is a pastime that provides social opportunities to display true sportsmanship and respect for others, without rancor, animosity, or overwhelming self-interest during competition. In view of these goals, the following are considered to be some of the unacceptable practices and are grounds for suspension or expulsion from the ACC:

  • Marking or deforming cards for identification or manipulative purposes
  • Controlling the location of the cards in the pack before cutting for first deal or when dealing
  • Secreting cards for later retrieval, including surreptitiously dropping excess dealt cards from the hand
  • Changing or altering scorecards
  • Intentionally playing poorly for the purpose pose of enhancing the record of an opponent
  • Actions or conversation unbecoming a member of the ACC (drunkenness, abusive language, etc.)
  • Initiating a violation of rules for the purpose of gaining an advantage, whether actually gained or not, even though the rules specify a penalty for the violation
  • Communicating about the play of someone elses game in such a way that it affects the outcome
  • Allowing an opponent to continue pegging backwards after the initial occurrence(s)
  • Using ones position as ACC judge to purposely intimidate an opponent
  • Actions detrimental to the objectives of the ACC including, but not limited to any form of discrimination related to age, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation

By honoring all ACC rules, a player will have guidelines for good sportsmanship and fair play, resulting in an enjoyable experience for all participants.

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