PRELIMINARIES         ON ENTERING | THE DIRECTOR | ENTRY FORMS

 
  ON ENTERING
In some Duplicate games you enter the room and sit at any table. In the center of the table is a Place Mat (or one will be put down shortly) with a number and the four directions. This is your starting table. You and your  partner will be have the number and direction (North/South or East/West) that is on this  Place Mat for the entire course of the game. If  you are sitting North with number 3 on the Place Mat, then your team is "3 North/South". If you are sitting at number 9 East then your team is "9 East/West". 
         In most cases however, the Director, or the person running the game, will assign you a number and direction. "Mrs. Smith, you are 3 North/South." Then you find table 3 and sit in the North/South direction. This is your starting table.

THE DIRECTOR
The club Director is the boss. He/she does everything from selling entries (or collecting the card fee during the game) to setting up the movement of cards and players; from making coffee to filling in and playing a hand or two; from scoring to ruling on any infractions by awarding bonuses or restoring equity. Some Directors even answer questions about Bridge bidding and play. But for fairness to the opponents and the other teams, these questions should be asked after the hand is played. Questions concerning other topics, e.g. food, sex and the movies can be asked at any time.

   
   
ENTRY FORMS
At some clubs or games you will be given an Entry Form (figure 3 A. on left) to fill out before the play begins. They vary in detail. Some just ask for your name and number. "Ruth Smith 3 North/South." Other Entry Forms  (figure 3 B. below) might ask for more information: phone number, e mail address, ACBL number (for Masterpoint credit). Clubs that ask for mother's maiden name, height, weight, etc. are suspect. The Entry Forms are collected during the course of the game.
figure 3 A. TYPICAL ENTRY FORM USES 
               AT LOCAL CLUBS


figure 3 B. STANDARD FORM USED AT ACBL
              SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS

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