|ACBL Regular and Special Games Schedule
Sunday, 1 pm. Year Round
Wednesday, 1 pm. Year Round
Tuesday, 6 pm. (October through April)
Please arrive by 12:45pm for our 1 pm games and
5:45 pm for the 6 pm game so that the Director
can make seating assignments for an on time start.
Game fee for members is $3 and guests $6, plus extra $ for special games.
THE CLUB IS CLOSED MARCH 13, 2020 UNTIL MAY 1, 2020.
Hopefully, the next special games are:
Wed May 6, STaC (Silver points awarded!) $1
Sun May 10, STaC (Silver points awarded!) $1
Wed May 27, Unit Wide $1
Sun June 7, NAP $1
Wed June 17, NAP $1
Wed June 24, NAP $1
Sun June 28, NAP $1
(NAP games award 50% red points!)
|What is Duplicate Bridge?
Duplicate Bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge in club and tournament play. It is called duplicate because the same
bridge deal (i.e. the specific arrangement of the 52 cards into the four hands) is played at each table and scoring is based on relative performance.
In this way, every hand, whether strong or weak, is played in competition with others playing identical cards, and the element of skill is heightened
while that of chance is reduced. Duplicate bridge stands in contrast to rubber bridge where each hand is freshly dealt and where scores
may be more affected by chance in the short run.
Bridge boards, simple four-way card holders, are used to enable each player's hand to be passed intact to the next table that must play the deal,
and final scores are calculated by comparing each pair's result with others who played the same hand. Bidding boxes are often used to facilitate
the mechanics of bidding, prevent inadvertent passing of information, and minimize the noise level. Screens are used in higher levels of competition
and were introduced to reduce the chance of passing unauthorised information to one's partner.
In duplicate bridge, a player normally plays with the same partner throughout an event. The two are known as a "pair".
There are two exceptions: in team events with up to six members swapping partners for portions of the event, and in individual tournaments,
in which players change partners for each round.