Bridge Info

Missoula duplicate bridge games are conducted under the auspices of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

Bridge vs. Duplicate Bridge

Bridge is a game for people who are seeking intelligent diversions in a social setting. It is both fast-paced and mentally challenging. While a hand only takes 5 or 10 minutes to play, each one presents a new mystery to be solved. If you have never played bridge before, we can help you get started.

Click here for a brief overview from the ACBL on how to play bridge.

Duplicate bridge is a variation of bridge which eliminates much of the luck from the game. Each hand is played at many different tables. Afterwards, the results at each table are compared, and your score depends upon how well you did relative to others who held exactly the same cards as you. The challenge in duplicate bridge is to find a better line of play than anyone else who held your cards.

Click here for a brief introduction to duplicate from the ACBL.

See also New to Duplicate? from Unit 174.

Want to Play Bridge Online?

Everyone from beginners to experts can be found playing bridge online. Intrigued? Try Bridge Base Online (BBO). It's free and there are people from all over the world playing 24/7. Click here for a more detailed description of the BBO site.

American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)

Interested in joining the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL)? Click here.

ACBL Bridge Bulletin
The Bridge Bulletin is the official magazine published by the ACBL. For more information, click here. Each issue published since January, 2005 is available online at the ACBL site.

Recent Know the Rules

  • Click on the links below to read recent posts about the rules of duplicate bridge.
  • Huddles/Hesitations When a person huddles/hesitates, what are the rules? Is it true, as is commonly thought, that this person's partner is barred from the bidding? Reproduced below is a ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2012, 3:26 PM by Missoula Bridge Webmaster
  • Insufficient Bids By Paul Muench [Printable Version] In this issue of Know the Rules, we are going to consider what your options are when one of your opponents makes an insufficient bid ...
    Posted Nov 27, 2012, 10:01 AM by Missoula Bridge Webmaster
  • Opening Lead Out of Turn By Paul Muench [Printable Version] Good card etiquette: Opponents have won the auction. You determine which card you want to lead and then place it face down on the table ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2012, 11:30 AM by Missoula Bridge Webmaster
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