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A Newcomer's Guide: Stress-Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Let's Get Started

A Newcomer's Guide: Stress-Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Let's Get Started

by Brian R. Gray
A Newcomer's Guide: Stress-Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Let's Get Started

A Newcomer's Guide: Stress-Free Introduction to Duplicate Bridge Let's Get Started

by Brian R. Gray


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Duplicate Bridge is a challenging card game. I am your Newcomer Guide and Mentor. Learn from my mistakes/experiences!

This Newcomer's Guide presents the basic information needed to learn and master the Duplicate game format, environment, and bidding, playing and scoring protocols.

Learn about Bridge Etiquette, Zero Tolerance and Play Nice programs, the different game formats, equipment and useful HOW TO PROCEDURES (Fill in a Convention Card; Make a Call using a Bidding Box; Make an Opening Lead; Arrange, Inspect and Count Tricks; Prevent Partner's Revoke; Make a Claim or Concession; Understand BridgeMate, Total Point and MatchPoint scoring systems and so much more!

Frequently referred to Bridge rules and laws are clearly explained. This knowledge will empower you to confidently make a Director's call when an infraction occurs to your advantage.

This book was written with humour and contains over 90 colourful images/illustrations, enabling learning Bridge procedures most informative and enjoyable.

I wish I had this Newcomer's Guide when I started playing...Lucky you do! While reading this book, my goal was to keep you smiling and hearing you say, "I didn't know that ...That will be useful"!!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781525543708
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 02/19/2020
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Co-Winner of the 2021 American Bridge Teachers' Association Applebasket Teaching Tip Contest

Brian R Gray P.Eng, is a retired professional consulting Geotechnical Engineer. He enjoyed playing Duplicate Bridge for 5 years so much so, that he wrote this book for Newcomers and Contract Bridge players like himself who want the extra challenge of the Duplicate Bridge game format and would benefit from his mistakes/ experiences.

Brian initially started writing to update his partnership agreement with his twin brother, Wayne...his regular partner for the past 4 years. He typically spent time reviewing the Hand Record results of their games, writing copious notes on what went right or wrong.

Brian was fortunate to be partnered with two experienced players who mentored him on the Bridge regulations and the game itself. He thought it would be very helpful to Newcomers to the game to have the necessary information for success in a single book at their finger tips.

Brian can still remember how nervous he was for his second game walking into a hall set up for 30 bridge tables, unfamiliar with Duplicate Bridge game format and not knowing a soul or having a partner! This Newcomer's Guide will teach you all the necessary rules and regulations to take away the stress at the table and allow you to concentrate on improving your bidding, playing and defensive skills.

Brian and his wife Rosemary enjoy playing social Bridge with family and friends. She plays socially twice a week with friends and at the condo Bridge club while he is down at the MObridge club doing his thing.

They also enjoy cruising, time at the cottage, golfing, bowling, singing in a musical group and time with friends and extended family.

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