Main Guide 8P01 by Richard Pavlicek
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 will 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 allows exact reproduction on any modern printer. For best results do not check fit to page and do not use any scaling (these would reduce the size when you want to retain the original size).
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.
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 beginning 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||above plus Jacoby transfers and Michaels cue-bid|
|Richards Favorite||above plus limit raises, splinter bids, 1 NT forcing, inverted minors|
|Popular Conventions||above plus Texas, weak jump shifts, reverse Drury, NFM, FSF, Cappelletti|
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.
All movements are 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.
The following forms are included in each package (except team movements use no traveling scores). Each form is tailored for the specific movement, including precise details for each board and each player. Score keeping has never been so easy!
|Traveling scores||score sheet kept with each board|
|Private scores||score sheet for each player|
|Guide cards||schedule for each players movement|
|Master sheet||overview of the movement (for host)|
|Recap sheet||tally sheet for entering all the scores|
These forms are provided as a courtesy to bridge players
and may not be used commercially in any way.
© 2001 Richard Pavlicek