Tournament Director Courses - Book Rulings

For Whom EBU Members who wish to become fully competent and qualified Club Directors. This is Day 2 of 4.

Objectives On completion of the course, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the role and responsibilities of a club tournament director.
  • Be able to find their way around the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge in order to be able to give accurate rulings in respect of 'mechanical' problems which may occur at the bridge table, such as lead or call out of turn, revokes and playing a wrong board.
  • Understand the function of the current Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings (the 'Blue Book') and its application to their clubs.

Prerequisites Participants must be members of the English Bridge Union. They should have played duplicate bridge at club level, but no previous experience of directing is required. If possible, those attending should bring with them a copy of the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 2017 and a copy of the Handbook of EBU Directives and Conventions (the 'Blue Book'). You may be able to borrow these from your bridge club.

Content The course includes talks, discussions, group problem solving exercises and role-play to simulate problem situations. It will be led by tutors with experience both in teaching and tournament directing. An 'EBU Club Directors Certificate of Attendance' will be issued to all who attend this course.

Duration One day. The course will usually start at 10.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm, but timings may vary from venue to venue. The course will normally be run at bridge clubs in a number of locations across the country.