How to run a club duplicate

Those who intend to start, or have just recently started, directing duplicate bridge sessions at club level.

On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of a club tournament director.
  • Be able to devise, set up and run a straightforward movement for a club duplicate.
  • Able to score the duplicate, including any passed-out hands and averages.
  • Have an appreciation of the structure of the Law Book, and the terminology used there in, so as to be able to refer to it in order to deal with the most common problems which occur at the bridge table

Participants do not need to be members of the English Bridge Union. They should have played duplicate bridge at club level; but no previous experience of directing is required. If possible, those attending should bring with them a copy of the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 2017 and a copy of the most recent edition of the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings (the 'Blue Book'). The latest edition of the Blue Book is available to download from the website via that link.

The course includes talks, discussions, exercises and question and answer sessions led by a tutor with experience both in teaching and tournament direction.

An 'EBU Club Directors Certificate of Attendance' will be issued to all who attend this course.

One day. The course will usually start at 10.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm, but timings may vary from venue to venue.

The course will normally be run at bridge clubs in a number of locations across the country.