Links last visited Jan 2021
The Laws, Duplicate Movements, Party Bridge, Bridge Scoring, Bridge History and more. You’ll find a lot of resources here and more to come!
Ruling the Game – Online Course from ACBL
Written by popular director Guillermo Poplawsky, the course includes dozens of lessons and quizzes on auctions, play of the hand, claims and more. The cost is $25. The full course will take two to three hours to complete, but you can take it at your own pace, exiting and returning for 30 days. Ruling the Game Course.
Laws from the World Bridge Federation – http://www.worldbridge.org/laws.aspx
The Laws of Duplicate Bridge – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_Duplicate_Bridge
International Bridge Laws Forum. If you like to study the laws and discuss the laws. Bridge Base hosts an interesting forum.
ACBL Resource Center. Supporting your efforts to grow the game we love. On the ACBL Resource Centre, everything is FREE including shipping.
Free Movement Software. See Jeanie – the movement wizard http://www.asecomputing.com/Jeanie.htm
Free Home Duplicate Forms
from Richard Pavlicek – Did you ever have a bridge party at home? If so, you probably played old-fashioned ‘party bridge’ because you were afraid that a duplicate game might be too complicated. Well, fear no more! The forms created by Richard Pavlicek make running a duplicate game a cinch. Everything you need (except pencils and duplicate boards) is provided here. All of the duplicate forms are in PDF format, which requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. Click here for forms >
Table Movements for Duplicate Games by Shirley Silverman Click Here >
Rainbow Movements for Individual Duplicate by Alex Groner Click Here >
Mise en place d’un tournoi par paires – Cet inventaire très complet est gracieusement mis à la disposition de la communauté par son auteur, le canadien d’Adstock, Laval Du Breuil.
Apps for Movements:
You can find apps and software to help you set up your home game table movements and more on our Bridge Software page.
Books for Movements:
Duplicate Bridge Schedules, History and Mathematics by Ian McKinnon. The Bridge Movement Encyclopedia.
Bridge Tallies – this is a fun and easy way to set up a home game with more than one table. Read about bridge tallies here >
Fun Night at the Club – To make a change from the normal weekly duplicate, why not try a Fun Night? You have some boards with different rules, and various prizes. It is very suitable for a Christmas party, or perhaps for Midsummer Day. David Stevenson, Donal Lyons, Jens Christiansen
Bingo Bridge – Phil Hatton, Matidstone England
Honeymoon Bridge – The name Honeymoon Bridge can be applied to any adaptation of Contract Bridge for two players. There are several versions. All of them use a 52-card pack, with suits and cards in each suit ranking as in Bridge. Scoring is the same as in Rubber Bridge.
SCORING HOW TO PAGES
- How to Matchpoint – Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
- Speed Scoring for Mitchell Movement Duplicate Games – Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
- Scoring Information Rubber (or Contract) | Duplicate – Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
- Chicago Bridge by Shirley Silverman
- Scoring software and apps
History of Bridge – Wikipedia
Historical Artifacts and Ephemera from Peter Dunn – Novelties / curiosities, scoring gadgets and calculators, ashtrays and pin trays, cigarette lighters, trump indicators, playing card boxes, collectable playing cards and more.
Looking for photos and play records of famous players? Or friends? Bridge Finesse Photo Search. This amazing link will find it for you! Be sure to give photo credit to photographer and if you’re planning on using the photo you’ll need to ask for permission. http://bridgefinesse.com/Chart
What is BAM? Board-a-Match Teams is the toughest type of event in tournament bridge. The reason why the game is so tough is that every board is equally important. Some boards in Swiss and Knockout events are not all that important-very little may be at stake. But every board in a Board-a-Match game is worth one full matchpoint, and a high degree of concentration is necessary throughout every board of a session. At the end of a session the members of a team gather to compare scores. Each board is scored separately as a win (1), a tie (½) or a loss (0).
Maybe you would like to try playing a bit of bridge online. You will meet an awful lot of friendly people at the various online bridge clubs. There is also an awful lot of bridge software available – both shareware and commercial. And in modern times, it’s becoming very popular to play online against robots! This way you can play anytime anywhere on your phone or tablet.
Since the March 2020 Pandemic was announced, all bridge has been played online. You can play in online clubs, against robots, you can even play Real Bridge and be in a virtual room with players you can see and talk to.
Great Bridge Links has a good jump-in page where you can Learn to Play Contract Bridge. You will find a great list of links to How to Play sites around the world as well as software and videos.
ALL ABOUT CARDS
Gifts, supplies and novelties for card players – we’ve done the surfing for you! www.giftsforcardplayers.com
The House Of Cards – The best in card games and playing card information, providing links to information about and software for, all types of card games (including Bridge).
Solitaire Central – A central resource for all solitaire and patience card game enthusiasts, with solitaire information, solitaire downloads, a solitaire rulebook, and a comprehensive listing of solitaires for Windows, Macintosh, and online play. (February 1, 1999)
52plus Joker – Originally formed to cater to the interests of collectors of American antique playing card decks, 52 Plus Joker has long since broadened the scope of the club to include the collecting of playing cards and related items of all sorts, and from around the world!
Game Rules – this is a burgeoning new website with a lot of information. Co-founder writes “We’ve been working hard to create a game rules site that is easy to digest and comprehend. With immeasurable amounts of dedication and determination, we can now say that that we have a sizable selection of card games and board games on our site. We are constantly looking to expanding the site and improve upon existing content for the benefit of our users, so your feedback is encouraged and welcomed.” And PS – the have the rules of contract bridge of course!
PAGAT.com – this is one of our go-to websites for card games rules. Remember that game you used to play with your second cousin in the old Bowler Trailer on those summer campouts? What was it again? Well, now you’ll be able to find it and many more!