THUNDER BAY DBC
TIPS FOR NEWER PLAYERS
TIP LIST FOR NEWER PLAYERS

SUBMITTED BY /JOHN PENTICK

1 FILL OUT AND DISPLAY EXACTLTY THE SAME CONVENTION CARDS THAT REFLECT WHAT SYSTEMS YOU PLAY

2 COUNT YOUR CARDS BEFORE YOU LOOK AT THEM

3 THINK BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE BIDDING BOX DO NOT TOUCH THE BIDDING BOX THEN PASS AS

YOU NOW HAVE CONVEYED ILLEGAL INFORMATION TO YOUR PARTNER THAT YOU WERE THINKING OF BIDDING SOMETHING

4 BEFORE LEADING PLACE YOUR CARD FACE DOWN AND ASK MY LEAD IF YOUR NOT SURE WHO IS ON LEAD

5 BEFORE LEADING PLACE YOUR CARD FACE DOWN AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS PARTNER ' ABOUT THE BIDDING'

6 HOLD YOUR CARDS BACK AS IF YOU LEAN FORWARD YOUR OPPONENTS MAY SEE YOUR HAND

7 IF THE OPPONENTS RENEGE CALL THE DIRECTOR

8 IF YOUR PARTNER FAILS TO FOLLOW SUIT AT THEIR TURN ASK DO YOU HAVE ANY CARDS IN THAT SUIT  SO THEY DONT RENEGE

9 SHUFFLE YOUR CARDS BEFORE YOU RETURN THEM TO THE BIDDING TRAYS

10 TALK SOFTLY WHEN DISCUSSING HANDS AS OTHER PLAYERS CAN HEAR YOU AND ALSO MIGHT STILL BE PLAYING

11  WAIT UNTIL THE ROUND IS CALLED BY THE DIRECTOR BEFORE YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT TABLE