Directors Training


Learn the basic laws and movements that you need for running a club session and prepare for the club directors examination



                                                   Nov/ Dec 2022      Jan / Feb  2023


       5 lessons   - each lesson is approximately 4 hours in length covering all the topics required for candidates to sit the 2 online papers which comprise the NZ Bridge Club Directors Exam.

       Attendees can attend both they f2f and online courses if they wish to do so

       A revision session is offered for those not able to attend all sessions or needing additional help.

       A few weeks prior to the exam an online trial examination will be set, marked and answers sent

        Online using Zoom Platform


Lessons 1  Movements / Scoring                 Sat. 12th  Nov.   Online   9.30 am -1.00 pm                      The Role of the Director                                              Conducting a bridge session

             Mitchell movement                                           Announcements - calling the Moves

             Howell Movement                                              Dealing with Slow Play

            Calculating scores - simplified                         Matchpointing                                                  

            Adjusted scores                                                Wrong board.     Fouled board                                    


Lesson 2  The Auction                                     Sat.  26th   Nov.  Online     9.30 am -1.00 pm  

             Rectification vs Penalty                                      Mistaken explanation vs mistaken call

            Comparable calls                                             Unintended Calls . Inadmissible calls                                    

              Calls out of rotation                                           Withdrawn calls- lead restrictions

            Insufficient bid                                                Cards exposed during the auction                                                     

Lesson 3  The Play                                           Sat. 10th  Dec.  Online    9.30 am -1.00 pm   

Dummy’s rights and limitations                      Unintended designation

             Leads out of turn                                             Penalty Cards.      Lead restrictions

             Revoke                                                               Contested claims                                               


Lesson 4   Regulations                                      Sat.  14thJan  Online     9.30 am – 1.00 pm 

             N.Z. Alerting Regulation                                    Written bidding/Incomplete bids                  

              Conduct and Etiquette                                      Unauthorized information                                                                                                      Making decisions at the Table                        Appeals Procedure                    


Lesson 5   Revision                                         Sat.   28th  Jan  online    9.30 am – 1.00 pm


Trial Examination:   Paper1                          Sat 11th  Feb     online      10.00 am - 11.30 am  

Trial Examination:   Paper2                          Sat 25th   Feb    online       10.00 am - 12.30  pm        

Actual Examinations  – online                      Date    to be advised     

 The cost of the Club Directors Examination fee is $10?, - to be paid by the candidates

The cost of the 2017 Law Book is $25 and the 2022 Manual,  $25. It is hoped that respective home clubs would reimburse successful candidates for these costs.

The  Regional Committees involved  will pay for the  course presentation  for both F2F and online courses   and printing of training notes for F2F course.

Please contact Allan Joseph

             Telephone -   027 4688972                          Email












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