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PLAYERS AND BOARDS
You are all set to move for the next round of play. But not yet. Wait for the Director to announce the change. It might go something like this: "O.K., folks, all change for round 2. East/West move to the next higher table, Boards to the next lower table." What does this mean? Exactly what it says. The East/West players will move to the next higher adjacent table. If you are sitting at table number 3 E/W, you move to table number 4 E/W; if at 8 move to 9; and so on. If there are 12 tables and you are at table 12, you move to table 1. If you are sitting E/W you will move to the next higher numbered table at the end of every round of play. Do this when the Director calls a change for the next round.
The Duplicate Boards on the other hand move in the opposite direction; they move to the next lower adjacent table. The Boards at table 6 will move to table 5; the ones at table 10 will move to table 9; and so on. If there are 13 tables, the Boards at table 1 will move to table 13. Even though North/South are responsible for the movement of the Boards, the Director will sometimes assist in this process.
The tables are usually arranged in a circle or in rows and the players will move in a clockwise direction while the Boards move in counterclockwise direction. The Director will usually facilitate the movement of players and boards.
MITCHELL & HOWELL
The Traveling Score Slip* (see figure 6) is a printed form that "travels" with the Duplicate Board. It is a folded slip of paper (to conceal the results of previous scores) and is usually in the North pocket of the Board. It should only be unfolded after the hand is played. To see the score before playing the hand gives that person an unfair advantage: he will know how to bid and play the hand. This is a big No-No.
When a Board is played for the first time North will enter the Board number on both sides of the Traveling Score Slip.
It is only after the hand is played, with both teams agreeing on the final result, that the cards are put back into the slots and the result is entered in the Traveling Score Slip.
* Most sectional, regional
and national tournaments use
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