Club Director Course - Assessment

For Whom
Players who wish to become fully competent and qualified Club Directors. Participants should have attended both Day 1 and Day 2 (Book and Judgement Rulings) before attempting the Assessment module.

The prime objective of this module is to assess candidates' suitability to become fully qualified Club Directors; based on their performance in the exercises therein. Participation will also be a learning experience, however, and those attending will improve their knowledge of the Laws and Directives governing duplicate bridge and gain insight into the best ways of handling calls for the director.

Participants must have attended the Book Rulings and Judgement Rulings courses for club directors. They are expected to have a strong grasp of those laws covering calls out of turn, revokes and leads out of turn.

The EBU has created a series of videos to help Club Tournament Directors deal with six of these more commonly occurring situations. They can be viewed here

You can also study or download useful flow charts on the most commonly infringed laws (NB these flowcharts are not yet updated for the new laws)

In particular, participants are expected to be able to cope with an opening lead out of turn without recourse to the Law Book. All those attending should bring with them a personal copy of the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 2017, and, a copy of the most recent edition of the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings - available to download here (the 'The Blue Book').

The module consists primarily of directing simulations in which participants will take turns to act as directors or players requiring rulings, and are assessed on their performance in the directing role. In addition, participants will tackle two quizzes on correct handling of a number of directing situations, the results of which are also assessed. Tuition and assessment is by very experienced tournament directors.

An 'EBU Club Directors' Certificate of Competence' will be issued to all those who are successful on the course in being assessed as fully qualified. Please allow one month for your certificate and/or results to arrive.

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