IPG 4.5 Unsporting Conduct — Aggressive Behavior


A player acts in a threatening way towards others or their property.


  • A. A player threatens to hit another player who won’t concede to them.
  • B. A player pulls a chair out from under another player, causing them to fall to the ground.
  • C. A player makes threats against a judge after receiving a ruling.
  • D. A player tears up a card belonging to another player.
  • E. A player intentionally turns over a table.


The safety of all people at a tournament is of paramount importance. There will be no tolerance of physical abuse or intimidation.

Additional Remedy

The offender should be asked to leave the venue by the organizer.