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Commonly Used Conventions
With only 15 words allowed during an auction and just 13 cards in each suit, bridge players have invented dozens of special bids, called conventions, to describe their strength and hand patterns. These descriptions are from the ACBL Bridge Bulletin series called the Bidding Toolkit. A new bid will be added monthly. The ACBL textbooks Commonly Used Conventions and More Commonly Used Conventions contain detailed chapters on the use of many of today’s popular treatments. These and other outstanding books about bidding, play and defense are available at Shop Bridge.
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Tools and Supplies
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ACBL Convention Card - Download a PDF file and print a blank card. You may also save the file to your computer and edit this card for your personal use. Get helpful instructions for filling out your card. ACBL “Fat Free” Convention Card - Download a completed card with a basic system for you. Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC) - Download a PDF of the card as well as full instructions for using this popular convention card in single-page format or paginated format. A Spanish version of the instructions is available at Bridgear.com.
How to fill out the convention card line by line with advice from ACBL editors. Click here.
Commonly Used Conventions
Explanations of how to play commonly used conventions from the Bridge Bulletin's Bidding Toolkit series. A new convention is added each month
Convention Card Editors
ACBL Convention Card Editor - Download a PDF file that you can edit and print. Click here to download.
Other Convention Card Editors (none of these are supported by ACBL)
How to Keep Score
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