Laws and Ethics

Welcome to the EBU Laws and Ethics pages, the home of all our resources on the Laws of the game. Whether you want to get a ruling, arrange an appeal, download one of our forms, browse through our many publications or find out about TD training, you should find the information you're looking for here.

Laws and Ethics News


An EBU Disciplinary Committee recently considered the following charges against Mr Salvatore (otherwise known as Tony) Zaffiro:
a. That in a number of EBU-sponsored games played online via the Bridgebase Online (BBO) platform in March and April 2020, he was aware of the contents of his partner’s hand when playing.
b. This was achieved by playing under one BBO username, in partnership with other BBO identities controlled by him or to which he had access.
c. In those sessions he took unusual bridge actions which suggested knowledge of his partner’s hand.

Online Cheating

The EBU continues to take all online cheating seriously and the new Online Ethics Investigation Group has 20 cases in its current list, Members are reminded that the proper way to report concerns about the actions of members online (whether in EBU events or not) is to contact the secretary of the Laws & Ethics Committee at and not to make public allegations on social media or elsewhere.

Update to Skyblue Book

An update to the Skyblue book is now available. The Skyblue book as a supplement to the Blue Book and White Book for online bridge, the updated version of the Skyblue book is available to be viewed online and downloaded.