Are you reviewing the boards after each game on the Bridgewebs.com sites?
For each session the boards are displayed along with the contracts for each board. Dig a little deeper into the site and you can “play the board again” and see the the lead options to each of the Double Dummy analysis contracts for each board.
How to: (Hope I did not miss a step)
Best to print this, and use it to follow along.
Click on one of the 3 bridgewebs sites linked here CDBC OvertheBridge Happy Bidders
Click on “Results” on Home page,
Click on “Session” you want to review
Click on “Section A or B,
Click on “Scorecards”,
Click on a “Board Number”,
below the displayed board Click “Play it Again”
New Screen “play it again!!, click on “BS Online”
New Screen If no contracts shown in lower right, Click on “analyse”
Now Click on any “contract” number, either direction
the system will show all the possible leads in color Green is a good lead Yellow is not as good (contract should make an overtrick(s) with that lead,
Number in the lower right corner of each card is the number of tricks that lead should result in with “normal play”
CDBC Boards 1 and 2 Wed afternoon are good examples of various contracts and leads.
I have revised it with links to Laws referenced, each link stating the old law and the revised law (be sure you read the 2017 part usually starts on a new page).
Be cool! Bridge is fun.
The ACBL Board of Directors and Management are committed to improving acceptable player behavior at all times. In accordance with Laws 74, 80B2(f), 81C4, 90A, 91, and 92A (2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge) the following policy outlines what is expected of all players during NABCs and other ACBL sponsored events (ie club games), as well as in the playing area before and after each session.
The ultimate purpose of the Z-T policy is to create a much more pleasant atmosphere in our NABCs. We are attempting to eradicate unacceptable behavior in order to make the game of bridge more enjoyable for all. Below are some examples of commendable behavior, which, while not required, will significantly contribute to the improved atmosphere:
Being a good ‘host’ or ‘guest’ at the table.
Greeting others in a friendly manner.
Praising the bidding and/or play of the opponents
Having two clearly completed convention cards readily available to the opponents (This one is a regulation, not just a nicety)
Directors options when only 8 people show-up for game of Duplicate Bridge. ACBL Handbook “V. GAME MOVEMENTS A movement is the method of progression during the game, indicating the seat to be occupied and the boards to be played by each player at each round. PAIR MOVEMENTS A club may conduct pair games of any legal size (two and one-half or more tables) using either Howell or Mitchell movements.”
Play a 2 table Howell movement, ACBL score will score the game, but no masterpoints awarded/credited as per statement above.
ACBL Handbook offer another option: INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENTS “A club may run individual games (two or more tables) with either Rainbow or Shomate movements:”
For two tables the preferred movement is SHOMATE as each player plays with every other player, thus allowing comparison across the field and a game of legal size with masterpoints awarded/credited. ACBL score will accommodate the scoring. A detailed listing and printouts of Bridge Movement patterns is available at Bridgeguys.com
Setting up ACBL Score for individual movement game.
When adding a new Section: choose 3: “Individual”
Section Letter : usually “A”
Section Color: “Gray”
Movement: 2 “One winner”
On pop-up screen: Select “S0207 8 players, 7 rounds of 3 or 4″ boards (to play 21 or 28 boards). Whole range of other options.
Another pop-up screen just with information: 8 players, 7 rounds of 3 or 4 boards. Constant relay between both tables. This movement is from“Duplicate Bridge Direction” by Alex Groner. Director can print movement pattern from this link
From here to end, ACBL score input is the same as setting up any other game.
A primary objective of the ACBL is to Continue the concerted effort begun at The Fall, 1986 Atlanta NABC to try to Instill in all players the concept that Vigorous efforts should be made to insure Equity and enjoyment are benchmarks of Bridge.
The Fiddlehead Bridge Studio, Fredericton NB statement onActive Ethics
I was roaming around the internet trying to escape the heat outside and found this article: What Makes a Successful Bridge Club? A review of current year club participation, revealed that about 50% of the players accounted for 90% of the games played.
The challenge does not need to be stated.
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