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Learning: What Is Sportsmanship?

Good sportsmanship refers to fairness, self-control, respect and courtesy.

Next time you play, think to yourself:

  1. Am I pleasant and polite whether I win or lose?
  2. Do I have respect and concern for the rules and the director?
  3. Do I have respect and concern for my partner and my opponents?
  4. Do I help others feel comfortable and at ease so that they can play their best?
  5. Am I concerned that the other players have a good time also?

We all play to win. We like win. We hope to win. A good sportsman is a person who also plays so that he, his partner and his opponents enjoy the game and the experience of playing and meeting other students who share a passion for bridge.