Do you know about kibitzing?
It's another great way to learn the game!
What is it?
There are some Do's & Don'ts
Be 15 minutes early to a game...time to register, greet friends and settle with your Partner at the table.
Opening Leads: this is your top priority after the auction.
Call the Director!
At the table: Compliment your Opponents...NOT your partner. Complimenting Partner is awkard and uncomfortable for Opponents. It's just not gracious.
The ACBL HQ website has a great repository on their webpage "Learning"...ACBL Learning
There are scores of websites by bridge pros! Here are a just a few:
YouTube Videos (what DON'T they cover😂) also has recorded lessons. For example: unclear about Stayman....type in the search and up pops a dozen videos! YouTube Videos
BBO is a great resource. Watch their News for lessons. Work through their Bridge Master (under the tab for PRACTICE). BBO
Have a bad board? Have a bad game? Forget a convention?
SHAKE IT OFF! Remember: it's a complex game with expertise developed over time... with lots of games, practice and study.
In the meantime ~ enjoy your friends at the table!
EVERY PARTNERSHIP NEEDS THEIR UNIQUE CONVENTION CARD!
You will need a Convention Card to use with each Partner. The ACBL requires that players have a CC with them at every game. How to manage all this?
1. Manual creation
2. Digital creation
WORKING WITH YOUR PARTNER ON YOUR CONVENTION CARD IS A GREAT WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR PARTNERSHIP PERFORMANCE AT THE TABLE!