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ACBL Games - Regular & Special
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 so that the Director
can make seating assignments for an on time start. 
 If you are unavoidably delayed, please call
Sunday’s Director Dennis Frazier at 623-512-0254 or
Wednesday’s Director Jackie Langlois at 623-584-5886.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Effective 8/1/19, entry fee for members is $3 and guests $6, plus extra $ for special games.


AUGUST 2019 (revised)

Sunday, 8/18, Club Championship

Wednesday, 8/21, Western Conference Stac,  $2 extra

Sunday, 25th, Western Conference Stac, $2 extra

Wednesday, 8/28 NAP, $1 extra


Sunday, 9/1, Club Championship

Wednesday, 9/4, District 17 Stac, $2 extra

Sunday, 9/8, District 17 Stac, $2 extra

Wednesday, 9/11, International Fund, $1

Wednesday, 9/18, Unit Wide Game, $1


Tuesday, 10/1, Club Appreciation
Wednesday, 10/2, Club Appreciation
Sunday, 10/27. Club Appreciation




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.