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Duplicate Bridge conventions


This club bases its rules on the Laws of Duplicate Bridge (ACOL) as laid out by the E.B.U. with some minor adjustments. In the main, it follows the Simplified Rules of Duplicate Bridge as defined in the “Yellow Book”.  Any unusual convention should be alerted. Non-ACOL should also  be alerted and described on a convention card for all to read.

The Rules of bridge have been updated from the beginning of August 2017.


Develop Your Bridge
Develop Your Bridge

            For those of you that wish to learn new conventions - and maybe, brush up on the old ones - Andrew Kambites (a well know International and national player) has kindly offered some of his notes. These cover a wide range of topics. Many are quite conventional some are not. So - something for everyone.

Check Useful Links.

Welcome to All Saints' Bridge Club

       We are a well-established bridge club with over 140 members who enjoy playing Duplicate Bridge in a friendly atmosphere.  It is quite normal to have three sections running most Tuesdays.  We currently have a full membership but we are always looking for new members.

      Visitors can be sure of a warm welcome but whilst we have a full membership and until the beginning of April 2019 visitors can only partner a member.

Please see Information for more details about the club.

Good shuffling

How many shuffles does it take to randomize a deck of cards and provide better playing hands ?

It has been proved mathematically that seven riffle shuffles (whereby the pack of cards is cut (split) into two halves and then interleaving the two halves of the pack) randomises the cards so that a greater variation of hands will be available for each player.

The overhand shuffle is a really bad way to mix cards: it takes about 2500 overhand shuffles to randomize a deck of 52 cards!

This is the video clip........ How to GENTLY riffle shuffle. .

Bridge Scoring
Bridge Scoring

When scoring, North should ensure full names are entered on reverse of first traveller. East must confirm all the results entered are correct.

If you sit out on the first round please ensure that your names on the reverse of the first traveller

 ♥ Please ensure you write 'sat out' on the correct line on the face of the traveller   

Vu-Bridge is a fine website where you can practice your bidding and play to your hearts content. There is no software to download and there is no subscription fee.

So, whether you are a beginner or an advanced player there is always room for futher development of the bridge skills.  

 Above is the link to VU-Bridge.. Have fun !

New: Vu-Bridge Defender

Click here to play free hands

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Looking for a Partner
Looking for a Partner

You need to register your name and email address to make use of this feature.

Go to 'Membership' tab in main menu to register.

Insert information you may think is useful..

Because you need an account, all information will only be available to (other) registered members.

Click on 'messages' to see who is available.

This may help you to find a partner..

New version of the scoring program (Pairsscorer)

         Jeff Smith has set up a website and is continueing to support PairsScorer. All scorers should update to the latest verion via this link   -->  

Version 8.1.4 of PairsScorer.

Once downloaded - install the program. A current version of the player database is available via Pairsscorer. (The latest version of the membership database is stored on Bridgewebs).

Once Pairsscorer is opened, goto Players Database on main menu, open, and chose the second tab (Player Management). In the bottom left-hand corner of this screen you can 'Import' the PD file from Bridgewebs which will be installed automatically into PairsScorer. (You may wish to check afterwards).

If you feel you need help then phone Ken or Tony - who will pleased to help you.

Section 1
Scorer: Tony Ferneyhough
Section 2
Scorer: Don Wells
Section 1
Scorer: Karen Eyre