Club Director Course - Book Rulings

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

On completion of the module, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of a club tournament director
  • Be able to find their way around the Laws of Duplicate Bridge in order to be able to give proper "book" rulings for the commonest problems. ie for revokes, penalty cards, leads out of turn and playing a wrong board. Other subjects include the role of dummy, disputed claims, when is a card "played" and asking questions/correcting mis-explanations
  • Understand the function of the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings 2021 (the 'Blue Book') and its application at club level

Participants should have played duplicate bridge at club level but no previous experience of directing is required. Those attending should bring with them a copy of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 and a copy of the most recent edition of the Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings - available to download here (the 'Blue Book').

The course includes talks, discussions, group problem solving exercises and role-play to simulate problem situations. It will be led by tutors with experience both in teaching and tournament directing.

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