Welcome to the World of Duplicate: What to Expect at
our Play and Learn Game
When you arrive meet Samy our director. He will help you find a partner if you need one and also direct you to which table you will start playing from. Do you know how to score, even if it is just a little? Then please tell Samy and he will give you a North/South Direction.
The game runs from 1 pm to 3:30 pm. A duplicate game is very much like flying on an airplane. You cannot arrive late and you cannot leave early. We promise you that we will not go one minute beyond 3:30 pm.
Shuffle, Deal & Play
Samy will place duplicate boards on your table. At 1 pm after some announcements, he will ask you to shuffle and deal the cards. Cards are dealt for the first round only. No more shuffling! A good habit to develop is to ALWAYS count your cards when pulling them out of the board, and ALWAYS counting them before returning them to the board.
Move for the Next Round
To keep the game going smoothly, each round of two boards is timed. When you have finished all of your boards at a given table, before moving to the next table, please wait for Samy to announce the new round. North-South remain stationary while East-West move to the next higher table and the boards move to the next lower table.
Samy has many roles at the game but his most important one is to help you with your bidding and playing so that you can learn and grow. He is there to help you. Do not hesitate to call him by saying Director, Please.
How Did You Do?
At end of the day, check on Josee’s website at www.bridgewebs.com/josees for the full results.
Thank You, Partner
Bridge is as friendly as the players, and it’s important to be a good partner and opponent. Introduce your partner and yourself to the opponents at the start of each round. Treat everyone as if they are guests in your living room. Thank your partner when she puts down the dummy. Wish the opponents good luck before you start the game. Don’t get upset about a bad result — you get to start fresh with the next 13 cards. Bridge is a game. Have fun!
We hope you will enjoy playing here. Do not hesitate to contact Josee at firstname.lastname@example.org with bridge questions, concerns or comments to improve your experience on Tuesdays.