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About the Duplicate Forms

  by Richard Pavlicek

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 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).

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 Bridgeas taught by Richard Pavlicek to beginning students
Basic Bridge IIas taught by Richard Pavlicek to intermediate students
Standard Bridgeas taught by Richard Pavlicek to advanced students
Standard “Plus 2”above plus Jacoby transfers and Michaels cue-bid
Richard’s Favoriteabove plus limit raises, splinter bids, 1 NT forcing, inverted minors
Popular Conventions  above plus Texas, weak jump shifts, reverse Drury, NFM, FSF, Cappelletti

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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.

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.

Duplicate Forms

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 scoresscore sheet for each player
Guide cardsschedule for each player’s movement
Master sheetoverview of the movement (for host)
Recap sheettally sheet for entering all the scores

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These forms are provided as a courtesy to bridge players
and may not be used commercially in any way.
© 2001 Richard Pavlicek