|PRELIMINARIES ON ENTERING | THE DIRECTOR | ENTRY FORMS|
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.
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.
AT LOCAL CLUBS
|figure 3 B.
USED AT ACBL
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