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About the Duplicate Forms

How to have a great bridge party!

Did you ever have a bridge party at home? If so, you probably played old-fashioned “party bridge” because you were afraid that a duplicate game might be too complicated. Well, fear no more! The forms created by Richard Pavlicek make running a duplicate game a cinch. Everything you need (except pencils and duplicate boards) is provided here.

All of the duplicate forms are in PDF format, which requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print. This free software allows you to print the files on any printer with the same typeset layout as the original. If you don’t already have it, click on this link:

Acrobat Reader download page

Note: When printing, uncheck the box that says “Fit to page” in the print dialogue box. (It will work either way, but checking this box causes the printouts to be slightly smaller than the original.)

Table Markers

These are used for all movements, simply to number the tables and label each direction (NESW) in large, bold type. It is a good idea to tape them (with cellophane tape) at the center of each table.

Convention Cards

A variety of convention cards, completely filled out for your convenience. Almost any casual partnership could adapt to one of these systems with few if any changes. Includes the following:

Basic Bridge — as taught by Richard Pavlicek to novice students.
Basic Bridge II — as taught by Richard Pavlicek to intermediate students.
Standard Bridge — as taught by Richard Pavlicek to advanced students.
Standard “Plus 2” — as above, plus Jacoby transfers and Michaels cue-bid.
Richard’s Favorite Conventions — as above, plus limit major raises, splinter bids, 1 NT forcing, 2-over-1 GF (unless responder rebids his suit) and inverted minor raises.
Popular Conventions — as above, plus Texas transfers, weak jump-shift responses, reverse Drury, new minor forcing, fourth suit forcing and Cappelletti.

Customized Packages

Customized packages are available for a variety of excellent movements for two, three or four tables. (Larger games would not typically be held at home.) Each package is described by the kind of movement (individual, pair or team) and the number of boards played.

The recommended movements are all ideal — every individual (or pair) meets every other, and comparisons are perfect (or as nearly so as possible in the case of the 16-player individual). Some of the movements have been improved over standard versions by computer optimization.

Note: Some of the PDF files are rather large (over 200 KB) so be patient as they download.

Duplicate Forms

The following duplicate forms are included in each package (except for team movements there are no traveling scores). Each form is tailored for the movement, including the precise details for each board and each player. Scorekeeping has never been so easy!

Traveling Scores — a score sheet that is kept with each board.
Private Scores — a score sheet for each player to write his own results.
Guide Cards — a schedule for each player to show which table/direction to sit, which boards to play, etc., for each round.
Master Sheet — a complete overview of the movement (rounds, tables, players and boards) to aid the host or hostess.
Recap Sheet — a tally sheet for entering the scores, including check-total information.

These forms are made available as a courtesy to bridge players.
They may not be sold or used commercially.
© 2001 Richard Pavlicek