Dublin North Region

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland

DNR Club Level Tournament Directors' Course

Date: Saturday September 29, 2018
Time: 10.30 - 17.00
Venue: Malahide Regional Bridge Club
Cost: €20 per person but if a club is sending three or more people, this is reduced to €15 per person
Presenters: Norma Madden* & Aidan Synnott*
Enrolment: The most efficient method is online by clicking here. Alternatively, you may send an email to the Honorary Secretary or text or call her on 087 639 0482

This course is aimed at those who wish to become Tournament Directors in their local clubs. No prior knowledge of tournament direction is assumed but the course will still be of benefit if you are already involved in straightforward tournament direction in your club and wish to expand your knowledge and confidence. This is an all day course. Movements and Scoring will be covered in the morning, Laws and Etiquette in the afternoon. You are advised to bring a packed lunch. Beverages will be available at the venue.

If you are attending the course, it would be highly desirable to acquire a copy of the current Law Book. You are absolutely not expected to read it from cover to cover but a general awareness of what it contains would be helpful. It can be purchased in book format from the
CBAIs Bridge Shop. Alternatively you can download a copy free of charge from the World Bridge Federation’s Website in a variety of formats. You should NOT use the 2007 Law Book (often called “The Red Book”) as the changes made in 2017 were quite extensive.

Topics covered will include;

The Role and Duties of a Tournament Director
Requirements for a Movement

Pairs Movements

  • Straight Mitchell Movement
  • Share and Relay Mitchell
  • Skip MitchellHowell Movements, full and three-quarters
  • Movements for awkward number of tables
  • Basic Teams Movements and Scoring
Basic Movements for two session and two sections events
Match Point Scoring for Pairs Events (Manual & Computer)
Laws and Etiquette

  • Basic Good Behaviour at the Bridge Table
  • Calling the Director
  • Announcements and Alerts (including changes with effect from 1/9/2018)
  • The Alert CardThe Stop Card
  • Laws Governing the Positioning of Boards and the Auction
  • Comparable Calls
  • Calls out of Rotation
  • Insufficient Bids
  • Leads out of Rotation
  • Penalty Cards
  • The Revoke
  • Lead Restrictions
  • Claims and Concessions
  • Misinformation, Unauthorised Information & Hesitation
* Norma and Aidan are CBAI qualified Regional Tournament Directors.