Line up your Partners!
You may need more than one Partner if you would like to attend multiple days. If you need help finding additional Partners, assistance is available from the Tournament in 2 ways:
IN ADVANCE: Contact the Partnership Chair
- Go to the Partnership Table and fill out the slip providing your name/phone/masterpoint level and game preference.
- Hang out near Partnership to see if you get a match.
- Keep your cell phone on you. If you step away from the Partnership table, they will contact you via cell phone.
TOURNAMENT FLYERS always contain the contact information for the Partnership Chair. See below an older flyer...look for the upcoming tournament flyer and start making plans!
When planning to play 2 sessions, plan ahead for lunch. Many players bring their lunch, others grab a snack at the tournament and others go out for very fast food. Remember though: the game starts on time and you do not want to stress yourself by being late.
What games will you play?
Check the flyer and discuss with Partner what events you want to try. Is there a 0-50 game? a 199er game? a 299er game? Can you get another Partner Pair and play in the Bracketed Swiss Teams?
- Team games require you register and play in both the morning and afternoon session.
- Winning Gold requires you play 2 pre-registered game blocks. If you only play one game you will not receive Gold awards even if you come in First Place.
- It is a disappointment when you plan to play in a 0-50 game and there are not enough players so that event is canceled. YOU HAVE A BACKUP! You can play in the 299er game...the game (all games) are stratified so you will likely be in the C Stratification and can win your Strat...so be fearless!
- Playing in a larger game has a huge benefit: you get to meet more people!
Wear a name tag. Introduce yourself to Opponents at every table. Inquire about their local club.
A couple minutes of cordiality relaxes you and helps you play better bridge.
It's hard to imagine when you are new to Tournament bridge...but you will get to know your Opponents over time. You will see each other year-after-year. Some may become a Partner and a Friend.