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Blundellsands Bridge Club
Looking for a partner?


 Make sure you have an up to date list of member telephone numbers (ask Gill if you need one)


 Use the members only section of website to request a partner (ask Gill if you need help)

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 Put your name on the list on the club notice board


 Ring Gill at home on  

0151 924 0868

or send her a text to 

0798 117 0515

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 Ask the TD to announce at start of a session


Bridge Rules
  Rules for play
Rubber Bridge is played in accordance with “The International Laws of Contract Bridge 1993” as promulgated by the Portland Club.  We have a reference copy of these rules available at the club or alternatively try this link which is to a Danish web-site with an online copy available. (in English)

Duplicate Bridge is played in accordance with our affiliation to the English Bridge Union (EBU) and the "Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge – 2007" which are interpreted by the rules and regulations issued by the Law and Ethics Committee of the EBU (see below for more details).

  The Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007
The Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007


The laws attempt to prescribe what should happen in every conceivable scenario and the result is not easy reading.  Should you wish we do have a reference copy of the laws available at the club or you can download a copy from the EBU website by clicking on this link

Alternatively you can find various summaries and commentaries on the internet which are somewhat lighter reading. 


You might care to look at:

These are international laws with some minor variations between different countries. We are governed by the EBU version.

  Updated Laws 2017
Preliminary work has already begun on the next revision of the Laws which is due in 2017.
  The Orange Book

The Orange Book is the "Handbook of EBU Directives and Permitted Agreements".  It contains directives which serve to clarify and supplement the laws of the game together with regulations for the conventions and agreements permitted in different classes of competition. <click here for a full copy in pdf format>

  The Tangarine Book
The Tangerine Book is a simplified version of the Orange Book mentioned above.  It is more readable and easier to digest than the Orange [Ed - what an awful pun!]. <<Click here to open this as a pdf file>>
  The White Book
The White Book is a handbook which is primarily intended for Directors.  It gives detailed guidance on how the laws and directives should be implemented.  It is quite technical and very involved but if you really want to read it <<you can access a copy here>>
  Other Pages



Other pages which might be of interest: