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American Contract Bridge League
Santa Cruz County
Unit 550

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Santa Cruz Bridge Center
2450 17th Avenue, Suite 200
Santa Cruz,CA 95062
831-465-1102
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Saturday Game July 14

Join us this Saturday, July 14 at 10A for a Unit game with extra masterpoints. NOTE THE TIME. The C strat will be limited to NLMs provided there are five NLM pairs or more.

There is no sign-up required. If you need a partner, email us and we will try to arrange one for you. Salad and snacks will be provided; please bring your own lunch if you want a more substantial lunch.

Proceeds from this game benefit all members of Unit 550.

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The Contract Bridge Forum is now online! Click the icon at the bottom of the menu bar on the left of this page; then click the "District 21" logo and the current issue will appear as a PDF.

Patience & Teaching

Trying to teach or give advice during a game is not effective and might even be seen as a violation of ACBL rules (see Law 74.A.2, Etiquette of Word and Action: A player should carefully avoid any remark or action that might cause annoyance or embarrassment to another player or might interfere with the enjoyment of the game.)

  • Don't teach at the table; waiting until the game is over is much more effective
  • Giving advice during the game is bad strategy, typically unwanted and could easily be wrong
  • Talking about a board/result often reaveals details of the board to other players
  • Even well-meaning advice might be taken as criticism, which is unethical, rude and a violation of the Laws