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More about bridge

The game of bridge is one to be enjoyed. Facilitating the orderly playing of the game is the responsibility of all participants. The players at OBC are expected to be familiar with the Laws and the Etiquette of the game which can be explored starting from this page.

Best Behaviour at Bridge

Oxford Bridge Club is keen to enable all players to enjoy the experience of playing bridge at the Club, and accordingly requires all players to observe the principles of Best Behaviour at Bridge. Guidance on the EBU policy on BB@B can be found here.

Bidding, alerts and announcements

Partnerships are expected to have system cards and to be familiar with the rules for bidding and for alerts and announcements. The intention is to avoid mishaps at the table which might give an unfair advantage to one side or the other. However in the event of any mishap or irregularity, the Director must be called so that any problem is resolved fairly.


The document on etiquette describes the orderly conduct at the table which enhances everyone’s enjoyment and allows the Director to maintain a regular rhythm of play through the session (generally 2 boards every 15 minutes). If there is any mishap at the table then the Director should be called.

Host System

Information for hosts and on using the host system at OBC can be found here.

Reporting psychic bids

A psychic bid (or "psych") is a bid which deviates significantly from the system agreed with partner and diclosed to the opposition; e.g. opening 1S with a singleton spade.

All psychic bids should be reported to the director.  A form for recording psychic bids can be downloaded by clicking here.