There are many different forms of
Duplicate Bridge is a type of Bridge
where the conditions of bidding and play at one table, are duplicated
at another table. This is done without the use or photography or video
The same cards bid and played at your table, will be bid and played at
other tables. Since this is the case, the winning team is the one that
scores more points with a particular hand, than other teams with the
hand. It does not matter how good (or bad) a hand you
other pairs get the same good (or bad) hands. What wins is how well you
bid and played the cards that were dealt to you compared to other teams
that played the same cards.
Thus if you bid and make 4 $
for 420 points, and every other team in the room, with the same cards,
bids and makes 4 $
for 420, then you just get an average score. If every team
an overtrick (450), but you only make 4 $
(420), then you get a bottom score. And if you are the only one
to make an overtrick, then you get a top score. Duplicate
are relative scores; they depend on what the other teams have
with the same cards.
All tournament - local clubs, regional, sectional or national -
is Duplicate. The different type of games are: Pairs, Individual or
International and big game matches are usually Team-of-4 (4 players on
one team). This type of Duplicate is also played at regional, sectional
and national events; but rarely at local clubs.
Individual Duplicate is where each player gets a new partner after
round. Lots of fun and confusion. This type of game is usually played
at local clubs or Bridge classes.
Pair events (two players on one team) are the most common type of
games, found almost every where Duplicate Bridge is played. In Pair
a given number of hands are played per round against one
Then certain teams move and play different opponents and different