This ACBL Bridge Folder is a duplicate bridge convention tri-fold card holder. It measures 9 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ when folded, and is about 3/8″ thick. Folder carries like a clutch when folded. This model features a fabric Library Cats print.
ACBL Bridge Folder Outside: outside right has a pocket for scoring pencil; outside left has a vinyl panel which can hold up to 10 Bridge Partnership Agreements.
Inside: outside left panel has 3 pockets/slots to carry your business card, ACBL Card, bridge notes, conventions, tournament lunch tickets, raffle tickets, dollar bills for entry fees, random notes, etc. Insert the Bridge Scoring Sheet in the four corner pockets.
But other fabrics and a personalized version are available; and you can buy matching designs for you and your partner. Give an ACBL Bridge Folder as a gift to your favorite bridge partner; Or your bridge club can make it a prize at the end of a tournament.
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North American Bridge Championships (NABC) are 11-day events drawing thousands of bridge players. There are pair and team games at every level, which equals points of many colors, including platinum. You’ll also find opportunities to boost your bridge skills and hone you teaching practices. The NABCs are hosted by ACBL and held three times a year at varying locations across the U.S. and Canada.
Regional Tournaments are multi-day events hosted by a district. Open and stratified games offer many chances to win, and most regionals also have special educational opportunities for newer players. You can earn both gold and red points at a regional.
How to be a Good Bridge Partner:
Bridge is as friendly as the players, and it’s important to be a good partner and opponent. Introduce your partner and yourself to the opponents at the start of each round. Thank your partner when she puts down the dummy. Wish the opponents good luck before you start the game. Don’t get upset about a bad result — you get to start fresh with the next 13 cards. Successful partnerships will discuss difficult hands and situations where something went wrong after the session in private. Bridge is a game. Have fun!
About the Convention Card itself:
Before you play, you and your partner need to fill out a convention card. A convention card is just that: a card that shows the conventions you use along with your general approach to bidding (aggressive, conservative, traditional, scientific, etc.) and goes into some detail about your offensive and defensive bidding methods. The card also includes sections about your defensive carding agreements – your opening leads and signals. Your ACBL Bridge Folder is made to perfectly hold and display both sides of the convention card.
The card serves two purposes: One, it tells your opponents what you play. Your opponents are the only people allowed to look at your card during the game (though clubs are somewhat lenient about this rule for the new player.) Two, making out a card allows you and your partner to get your understandings straight. Many longtime partnerships have improved just on this alone.
Don’t be intimidated by the card:
Because at first sight, the convention card can be intimidating. Don’t worry about filling it out in detail. You’ll see that it already has common conventions such as Stayman and Blackwood used by many social players. Dozens of other conventions have been invented to describe various hands, and you’ll discover some you enjoy using.
Unusual conventions are shown in red on the card. Your opponents will “Alert” them by saying the word or using the “Alert” card in the bidding box. You may ask for an explanation when it is your turn to call.
But bids shown in blue require an “Announcement.” For example, when your partner opens 1NT, you “announce” to your opponents your agreed notrump range. Most pairs use 15-17 or 16-18 high-card points; some pairs use more unusual methods. (credit for this information here)
Founded in 1937, the ACBL is the largest bridge organization in North America, serving over 165,000 members. Every year, they sanction over 3.5 million tables of bridge, played in more than 3,000 bridge clubs and 1,100 sectional and regional tournaments, plus 1 million tables played online. Because bridge is a challenging and rewarding card game, bridge draws players of all ages and walks of life – from Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to astronaut Greg “Box” Johnson. Read more.
Credit for ACBL Bridge information : https://www.acbl.org/