We've had really good feedback from both exhibitors and visitors.
So next year, the Bridge Fair will take place on
14th July 2018!
10.00 to 13.00
All materials available from this site are free for you to use. Please acknowledge the source.
Bridge for Pleasure is a non-profit making movement hoping to prevent duplicate bridge becoming a thing of the past. Hundreds, if not thousands, of us organise bridge by directing, teaching, managing the equipment, the administration, the money, the marketing etc etc etc. Most of us are unpaid and rarely thanked. Hopefully there is something here that can inform, inspire or help.
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A duplicate bridge club can be an extremely simple affair.
..... now form a club
We have been piloting a series of ten sessions designed to help people thinking of running a bridge club, or already doing so. These seminars will be run again in January, at Dunchurch near Rugby, from January onwards. Watch this space for dates and times. The topics are:
1. Bridge on the Internet
2. Bridge Etiquette, Ethics, Laws & Regulations
3. Bridge Scoring
4. What are TD’s for?
5. Planning a Duplicate Session – Movements
6. Duplicate Bridge Club Tools and Equipment 1
7. Duplicate Bridge Club Tools and Equipment 2
8. Introduction to Teaching Bridge
9. The EBU, Counties, Master Points, National Grades, Congresses, Holidays
10. Running and ensuring the future of a Duplicate Bridge Club
We are developing a set of highly usable and accessible table cards and movement guide cards.
The table cards will be really useful if you are not using a scoring system, or using a scoring system whose movement instructions are difficult to see or difficult to interpret.
The movement guide cards let the TD see at a glance what the features of the movement are, where the sitting pairs are, where the relays are, what position the boards start in etc.
The first set are a balanced three quarter Howell for four full tables. We can e-mail the associated Scorebridge movement file as well.
Have a free set of one A4 Laminated Movement Guide Card and four A5 Laminated Table Cards when you complete the club survey and register for the Bridge Fair.
We have extensive experience of this tablet based scoring system. It's now a year old. Our experience, and that of some other clubs, is available here to registered users. Register by completing the form above.
Bridge 1 Getting Started, the course for beginners, is now available. It's particularly aimed at volunteer bridge teachers, perhaps not the strongest players, teaching small groups. But anyone is welcome to use it.
Click on "Teaching Bridge" on the left.
We are building a picture of bridge club life. Bridge clubs can then have some idea if their experience is common, if their are common problems that could be tackled together, and if there are successes in other clubs they could learn from.
This survey asks for some data about your club, but more importantly asks for the problems, successes, issues and bright spots on the horizon.
There is no catch to completing it, no charge, no subsequent marketing, though you can register for discounted admission to our next bridge fair.
We have enough returns on the survey to publish a consolidated report to those clubs who have completed the survey. Any new club completing the survey now on will have their return included and an updated consolidated report sent to them immediately.
Common issues, problems, suggestions and successes will be shared on this web site, in the registered user area in a bid to help all benefit or provide solutions.
Click here to complete the survey.