New webpages for all items relating to Tournament Directing.
The WBF have now published their commentary on the 2017 Laws- see ‘PUBLICATIONS’
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Does your Club or Area need Directors?
Director Training Courses managed by the WBU National Director Tony Haworth using the WBU syllabus are available now.
These not for profit courses run by the WBU will offer you formal qualification once a course has been successfully completed.
The WBU offers Standard & Advanced Courses anywhere in Wales on request (subject to sufficient attendees).
A 2017 Laws of Duplicate Bridge Book plus WBU training publications are supplied FOC to all attendees.
Next Course – Advanced (Judgement Rulings)
Tuesday January 14th. – Porthcawl (please contact Tony Haworth for further details).
The course is one-day, concentrating on ‘judgement rulings’, aimed at Directors with some experience wanting to take the next step to directing at Area or National events.
In addition we offer the Basic Course – next course to be arranged, but details are:
The course is two-days, concentrating on ‘book rulings’, with a view to trainee directors acquiring an appreciation and understanding of the Laws (rather than ‘learning’ them). The intention of this course is primarily to train directors to competently run Club Level events (but would not inhibit from running an Area Event with some assistance)
The course is designed around the new 2017 Laws, so can also be a refresher even for Directors with limited experience.
Day 1 gives a brief overview of the Director’s role, powers, and duties, before more detailed appreciation of the Laws pertaining to various aspects of the Auction – change of call, insufficient bid, call out-of-rotation etc. The important new concept (2017 Laws) of ‘Comparable Call’ will be discussed at length.
Day 2 concentrates on various Law aspects of the ‘Play’ – penalty cards, leads-out-of turn, revokes etc. It also includes a session on ‘Movements’.
All presentations are via Powerpoint. This is ‘your’ course, so on both days there is a considerable involvement in simulation exercises.
For more information on this or any other courses email:
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For more information on any other courses email WBU Director Training – Sarah Amos