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Board A Match

 

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                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 1) 

                                                         _________________ 

     BAM

     WITH OR WITHOUT HAND RECORDS

     In all the following, the movements are the same with or without

     duplication.  In general, only 24 boards will be played as the boards

     and pairs move on the first round.

 

     FIVE TABLES

     Place 6 boards on each table.  There will be four 6 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round 1 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down one.

     "   "   Rounds 2 thru 4 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

 

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs       Bds                  Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --  3 ...... 7-12  Round 1 --  4 ... 25-30

        Round 2 --  5 ..... 13-18  Round 2 --  2 ... 19-24

        Round 3 --  2 ..... 19-24  Round 3 --  5 ... 13-18

        Round 4 --  4 ..... 25-30  Round 4 --  3 ...  7-12

 

     SIX TABLES

     Place 6 boards on each table. There will be four 6 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round 1 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down one.

     "   "    Round 2 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round 3 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round 4 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

 

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs       Bds          Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --  3 ...... 7-12  Round 1 --  5 ... 31-36

        Round 2 --  6 ..... 13-18  Round 2 --  2 ... 19-24

        Round 3 --  2 ..... 19-24  Round 3 --  6 ... 13-18

        Round 4 --  5 ..... 31-36  Round 4 --  3 .... 7-12

 

     SEVEN TABLES

     Place 4 boards on each table.  There will be six 4 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds 1 thru 6 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down

     one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs       Bds          Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --  3 ....... 5-8  Round 1 --  6 ... 25-28

        Round 2 --  5 ...... 9-12  Round 2 --  4 ... 21-24

        Round 3 --  7 ..... 13-16  Round 3 --  2 ... 17-20

        Round 4 --  2 ..... 17-20  Round 4 --  7 ... 13-16

        Round 5 --  4 ..... 21-24  Round 5 --  5 .... 9-12

        Round 6 --  6 ..... 25-28  Round 6 --  3 ..... 5-8


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 2) 

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     EIGHT TABLES

     Place 4 boards on each table.  There will be six 4 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round  1 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down one.

     "   "    Round  2 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

     "   "    Rounds 3 thru 5 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round  6 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

 

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs       Bds          Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --  3 ....... 5-8  Round 1 --  7 ... 29-32

        Round 2 --  6 ...... 9-12  Round 2 --  4 ... 21-24

        Round 3 --  8 ..... 13-16  Round 3 --  2 ... 17-20

        Round 4 --  2 ..... 17-20  Round 4 --  8 ... 13-16

        Round 5 --  4 ..... 21-24  Round 5 --  6 .... 9-12

        Round 6 --  7 ..... 29-32  Round 6 --  3 ..... 5-8

 

     NINE TABLES

     Place 3 boards on each table.  There will be eight 3 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds 1 thru 8 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down

     one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --   3 .....  4-6  Round 1 --   8 .. 25-27

        Round 2 --   5 .....  7-9  Round 2 --   6 .. 22-24

        Round 3 --   7 .... 10-12  Round 3 --   4 .. 19-21

        Round 4 --   9 .... 13-15  Round 4 --   2 .. 16-18

        Round 5 --   2 .... 16-18  Round 5 --   9 .. 13-15

        Round 6 --   4 .... 19-21  Round 6 --   7 .. 10-12

        Round 7 --   6 .... 22-24  Round 7 --   5 .... 7-9

        Round 8 --   8 .... 25-27  Round 8 --   3 .... 4-6

 

     TEN TABLES

     Place 3 boards on each table.  There will be eight 3 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds 1 & 2 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down one.

     "   "    Round  3 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

     "   "    Rounds 4 thru 6 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round  7 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

     "   "    Round  8 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --   3 ...... 4-6  Round 1 --   9 .. 28-30

        Round 2 --   5 ...... 7-9  Round 2 --   7 .. 25-27

        Round 3 --   8 .... 10-12  Round 3 --   4 .. 19-21

        Round 4 --  10 .... 13-15  Round 4 --   2 .. 16-18

        Round 5 --   2 .... 16-18  Round 5 --  10 .. 13-15

        Round 6 --   4 .... 19-21  Round 6 --   8 .. 10-12

        Round 7 --   7 .... 25-27  Round 7 --   5 .... 7-9

        Round 8 --   9 .... 28-30  Round 8 --   3 .... 4-6


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 3) 

                                                         _________________ 

     ELEVEN TABLES

     Place 3 boards on each table.  There will be eight 3 board rounds.

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round  1 -- Pairs move down four - Boards move down two.

     "   "    Rounds 2 thru 8 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --   5 ...... 7-9  Round 1 --   8 .. 28-30

        Round 2 --   7 .... 10-12  Round 2 --   6 .. 25-27

        Round 3 --   9 .... 13-15  Round 3 --   4 .. 22-24

        Round 4 --  11 .... 16-18  Round 4 --   2 .. 19-21

        Round 5 --   2 .... 19-21  Round 5 --  11 .. 16-18

        Round 6 --   4 .... 22-24  Round 6 --   9 .. 13-15

        Round 7 --   6 .... 25-27  Round 7 --   7 .. 10-12

        Round 8 --   8 .... 28-30  Round 8 --   5 .... 7-9

 

     TWELVE TABLES

     Place 3 boards on each table.  There will be eight 3 board rounds.

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round 1 -- Pairs move down four - Boards move down two.

     "   "   Round  2 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

     "   "   Round  3 thru 7 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     "   "   Round  8 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round 1 --   5 ...... 7-9  Round 1 --   9 .. 31-33

        Round 2 --   8 .... 10-12  Round 2 --   6 .. 25-27

        Round 3 --  10 .... 13-15  Round 3 --   4 .. 22-24

        Round 4 --  12 .... 16-18  Round 4 --   2 .. 19-21

        Round 5 --   2 .... 19-21  Round 5 --  12 .. 16-18

        Round 6 --   4 .... 22-24  Round 6 --  10 .. 13-15

        Round 7 --   6 .... 25-27  Round 7 --   8 .. 10-12

        Round 8 --   9 .... 31-33  Round 8 --   5 .... 7-9

 

     THIRTEEN TABLES

     Place 2 boards on each table.  There will be twelve 2 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds 1 thru 12 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down

     one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round  1 --  3 ...... 3-4  Round  1 -- 12 .. 25-26

        Round  2 --  5 ...... 5-6  Round  2 -- 10 .. 23-24

        Round  3 --  7 ...... 7-8  Round  3 --  8 .. 21-22

        Round  4 --  9 ..... 9-10  Round  4 --  6 .. 19-20

        Round  5 -- 11 .... 11-12  Round  5 --  4 .. 17-18

        Round  6 -- 13 .... 13-14  Round  6 --  2 .. 15-16

        Round  7 --  2 .... 15-16  Round  7 -- 13 .. 13-14

        Round  8 --  4 .... 17-18  Round  8 -- 11 .. 11-12

        Round  9 --  6 .... 19-20  Round  9 --  9 ... 9-10

        Round 10 --  8 .... 21-22  Round 10 --  7 .... 7-8

        Round 11 -- 10 .... 23-24  Round 11 --  5 .... 5-6

        Round 12 -- 12 .... 25-26  Round 12 --  3 .... 3-4


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 4) 

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     FOURTEEN TABLES

     Place 2 boards on each table.  There will be twelve 2 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round  1 thru 3 -- Pairs move down two - Boards move down

                                 one.

     "  "   Round  4 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

     "  "   Round  5 thru 9 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     "  "   Round 10 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

     "  "   Round 11 & 12 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

 

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round  1 --  3 ...... 3-4  Round  1 -- 13 .. 27-28

        Round  2 --  5 ...... 5-6  Round  2 -- 11 .. 25-26

        Round  3 --  7 ...... 7-8  Round  3 --  9 .. 23-24

        Round  4 -- 10 ..... 9-10  Round  4 --  6 .. 19-20

        Round  5 -- 12 .... 11-12  Round  5 --  4 .. 17-18

        Round  6 -- 14 .... 13-14  Round  6 --  2 .. 15-16

        Round  7 --  2 .... 15-16  Round  7 -- 14 .. 13-14

        Round  8 --  4 .... 17-18  Round  8 -- 12 .. 11-12

        Round  9 --  6 .... 19-20  Round  9 -- 10 ... 9-10

        Round 10 --  9 .... 23-24  Round 10 --  7 .... 7-8

        Round 11 -- 11 .... 25-26  Round 11 --  5 .... 5-6

        Round 12 -- 13 .... 27-28  Round 12 --  3 .... 3-4

 

     FIFTEEN TABLES

     Place 2 boards on each table.  There will be fourteen 2 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds 1 thru 14 --  Pairs move down two - Boards move down

                                   one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round  1 --  3 ...... 3-4  Round  1 -- 14 .. 29-30

        Round  2 --  5 ...... 5-6  Round  2 -- 12 .. 27-28

        Round  3 --  7 ...... 7-8  Round  3 -- 10 .. 25-26

        Round  4 --  9 ..... 9-10  Round  4 --  8 .. 23-24

        Round  5 -- 11 .... 11-12  Round  5 --  6 .. 21-22

        Round  6 -- 13 .... 13-14  Round  6 --  4 .. 19-20

        Round  7 -- 15 .... 15-16  Round  7 --  2 .. 17-18

        Round  8 --  2 .... 17-18  Round  8 -- 15 .. 15-16

        Round  9 --  4 .... 19-20  Round  9 -- 13 .. 13-14

        Round 10 --  6 .... 21-22  Round 10 -- 11 .. 11-12

        Round 11 --  8 .... 23-24  Round 11 --  9 ... 9-10

        Round 12 -- 10 .... 25-26  Round 12 --  7 .... 7-8

        Round 13 -- 12 .... 27-28  Round 13 --  5 .... 5-6

        Round 14 -- 14 .... 29-30  Round 14 --  3 .... 3-4

 

     Note: In order to play twelve rounds begin the first round by moving

     the pairs down four and the boards down two.  On all other rounds the

     pairs would move down two and the boards move down one.


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 5) 

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     SIXTEEN TABLES

     Place 2 boards on each table.  There will be fourteen 2 board rounds.

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Rounds  1 thru 3 -- Pairs move down two - Boards down one.

      "   "   Round   4 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

      "   "   Rounds  5 thru 11 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

      "   "   Round  12 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

      "   "   Rounds 13 & 14 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round  1 --  3 ...... 3-4  Round  1 -- 15 .. 31-32

        Round  2 --  5 ...... 5-6  Round  2 -- 13 .. 29-30

        Round  3 --  7 ...... 7-8  Round  3 -- 11 .. 27-28

        Round  4 -- 10 ..... 9-10  Round  4 --  8 .. 23-24

        Round  5 -- 12 .... 11-12  Round  5 --  6 .. 21-22

        Round  6 -- 14 .... 13-14  Round  6 --  4 .. 19-20

        Round  7 -- 16 .... 15-16  Round  7 --  2 .. 17-18

        Round  8 --  2 .... 17-18  Round  8 -- 16 .. 15-16

        Round  9 --  4 .... 19-20  Round  9 -- 14 .. 13-14

        Round 10 --  6 .... 21-22  Round 10 -- 12 .. 11-12

        Round 11 --  8 .... 23-24  Round 11 -- 10 ... 9-10

        Round 12 -- 11 .... 27-28  Round 12 --  7 .... 7-8

        Round 13 -- 13 .... 29-30  Round 13 --  5 .... 5-6

        Round 14 -- 15 .... 31-32  Round 14 --  3 .... 3-4

     NOTE: Playing twelve rounds

     To begin Round  1 -- Pairs move down four - Boards move down two.

      "   "   Round  2 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

      "   "   Round  3 -- Pairs down three - Boards down one.

      "   "   Rounds 4 thru 10 - Pairs down two - Boards down one.

      "   "   Round 11 -- Pairs down three - Boards down two.

      "   "   Round 12 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

     SEVENTEEN TABLES

     Place 2 boards on each table.  There will be fourteen 2 board rounds.

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     To begin Round  1 -- Pairs move down four - Boards move down two.

      "   "   Rounds 2 thru 14 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.

               1 North-South         1 East-West

               Vs    Bds           Vs     Bds

        Round  1 --  5 ...... 5-6  Round  1 -- 14 .. 31-32

        Round  2 --  7 ...... 7-8  Round  2 -- 12 .. 29-30

        Round  3 --  9 ..... 9-10  Round  3 -- 10 .. 27-28

        Round  4 -- 11 .... 11-12  Round  4 --  8 .. 25-26

        Round  5 -- 13 .... 13-14  Round  5 --  6 .. 23-24

        Round  6 -- 15 .... 15-16  Round  6 --  4 .. 21-22

        Round  7 -- 17 .... 17-18  Round  7 --  2 .. 19-20

        Round  8 --  2 .... 19-20  Round  8 -- 17 .. 17-18

        Round  9 --  4 .... 21-22  Round  9 -- 15 .. 15-16

        Round 10 --  6 .... 23-24  Round 10 -- 13 .. 13-14

        Round 11 --  8 .... 25-26  Round 11 -- 11 .. 11-12

        Round 12 -- 10 .... 27-28  Round 12 --  9 ... 9-10

        Round 13 -- 12 .... 29-30  Round 13 --  7 .... 7-8

        Round 14 -- 14 .... 31-32  Round 14 --  5 .... 5-6

     NOTE: Playing twelve rounds

     To begin Round 1 -- Pairs move down six - Boards move down three.

      "   "   Round 2 thru 12 -- Pairs down two - Boards down one.


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 6) 

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     HELPFUL HINTS INVOLVING MIRROR MITCHELLS

     Duplicate the boards before the East West pairs exchange sections.

     After the pairs cross sections, they can check the duplication before

     passing the boards.  This should avoid any fouled boards.

     With the exception of eighteen and twenty six tables, the game is

     started with the same board movement you would use for a pair game,

     i.e, in both sections, boards down one with an even number of tables

     and down two with an odd number of tables.

     With two nine (18) or thirteen (26) table sections move both sections

     counting the duplication round as Round 1, i.e., in the regular

     Mitchell boards move down one, players up one; and in the Mirror

     boards move down two, players down one.

     If floor duplication is used, 9 or 13 rounds can be played.

     Anytime there is a skip in the Mitchell section, there is also a skip

     in the Mirror Mitchell.  When the skip is called, the pairs in the

     Mitchell section move up two and the boards down one.  In the Mirror

     Mitchell section, the pairs move down two and the boards down three.

 

     MIRROR MITCHELL FOR EIGHTEEN TABLES USING HAND RECORDS

     Arrange two nine table sections, one designated the Mitchell section

     and the other designated the Mirror Mitchell section. Before play

     begins, the East West players exchange sections going to the

     corresponding table. Place 3 boards on each table.  Play eight 3 board

     rounds.

     MOVEMENTS OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     MITCHELL SECTION

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs exchange sections going to the

                         same table number.  Pairs move up one - Boards

                         move down one.

     "   "    Rounds 2 thru 8 -- Pairs move up one - Boards move down one.

     MIRROR MITCHELL SECTION

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs exchange sections going to the

                         same table number. Pairs move down one - Boards

                         move down two.

     "   "   Rounds 2 thru 8 -- Pairs move down one - Boards move down two.

        REGULAR MITCHELL MOVEMENT     MIRROR MITCHELL MOVEMENT

                    USING HAND RECORDS

        Section A   1 North-South     Section B    A1 East-West

               Vs    Bds                 Vs   Bds

        Round 1 --   9 ...... 4-6     Round 1 --   9 ...... 4-6

        Round 2 --   8 ...... 7-9     Round 2 --   8 ...... 7-9

        Round 3 --   7 .... 10-12     Round 3 --   7 .... 10-12

        Round 4 --   6 .... 13-15     Round 4 --   6 .... 13-15

        Round 5 --   5 .... 16-18     Round 5 --   5 .... 16-18

        Round 6 --   4 .... 19-21     Round 6 --   4 .... 19-21

        Round 7 --   3 .... 22-24     Round 7 --   3 .... 22-24

        Round 8 --   2 .... 25-27     Round 8 --   2 .... 25-27

     NOTE: Nine rounds are possible with floor duplication of the boards.

     The first round is played without moving the pairs after they have

     switched sections.

     With thirteen (26) tables the movement is similar playing only 12

     rounds unless floor duplication is done.


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 7) 

                                                         _________________ 

     MIRROR MITCHELL FOR TWENTY TABLES USING HAND RECORDS

     Arrange two ten table sections, designating one the Mitchell section

     and the other the Mirror Mitchell section. Place three boards on each

     table. Play nine 3 board rounds.

 

     MOVEMENTS OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     MITCHELL SECTION

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs exchange sections going to the

                         same table number - Boards move down one.

     "   "    Round 2 thru 5 -- Pairs up one - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round 6 -- Pairs up two - Boards down one.

     "   "    Round 7 thru 9 -- Pairs up one - Boards down one.

     MIRROR MITCHELL SECTION

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs exchange sections going to the

                         same table number - Boards move down one.

     "   "   Rounds 2 thru 5 -- Pairs down one - Boards down two.

     "   "   Round  6 -- Pairs down two - Boards down three.

     "   "   Rounds 7 thru 9 -- Pairs down one - Boards down two.

 

        REGULAR MITCHELL MOVEMENT     MIRROR MITCHELL MOVEMENT

                   USING HAND RECORDS

 

        Section A   1 North-South     Section B   A 1 East-West

               Vs    Bds                Vs       Bds

        Round 1 --   1 ...... 4-6     Round 1 --   1 ...... 4-6

        Round 2 --  10 ...... 7-9     Round 2 --  10 ...... 7-9

        Round 3 --   9 .... 10-12     Round 3 --   9 .... 10-12

        Round 4 --   8 .... 13-15     Round 4 --   8 .... 13-15

        Round 5 --   7 .... 16-18     Round 5 --   7 .... 16-18

        Round 6 --   5 .... 19-21     Round 6 --   5 .... 19-21

        Round 7 --   4 .... 22-24     Round 7 --   4 .... 22-24

        Round 8 --   3 .... 25-27     Round 8 --   3 .... 25-27

        Round 9 --   2 .... 28-30     Round 9 --   2 .... 28-30

 

     MIRROR MITCHELL FOR TWENTY EIGHT TABLES

     Arrange two fourteen table sections.  One section is designated the

     Mitchell section, the other the Mirror Mitchell section.  Place 2

     boards on each table.  Play thirteen 2 board rounds. Before play

     begins the East West players exchange sections going to the

     corresponding table number.

 

     MOVEMENT OF PAIRS AND BOARDS

     MITCHELL SECTION (same as any Mitchell movement)

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs move to the same table number in

                         the other section - Boards move down one.

      "   "   Rounds 2 thru 7 -- Pairs up one - Boards down one.

      "   "   Round 8 -- Pairs up two - Boards down one

      "   "   Round 9 thru 13 -- Pairs up one - Boards down one.

     MIRROR MITCHELL SECTION

     To begin Round 1 -- East West pairs move to the same table number in

                         the other section - Boards move down one.

      "   "   Rounds 2 thru 7 -- Pairs down one - Boards down two.

      "   "   Round  8 -- Pairs down two - Boards down three.

      "   "   Rounds 9 thru 13 -- Pairs down one - Boards down two.


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 8) 

                                                         _________________ 

     BOARD-A-MATCH MOVEMENTS

     (Excellent charts for Team of Four games can be found in Groner's

     DUPLICATE BRIDGE DIRECTION.)

 

     The several types of team of four movements are described below:

 

     A. STANDARD

     N/S pairs remain stationary and move the boards to the next lower

     table, E/W pairs skip a table toward the lower numbers.  To start the

     game have the E/W pairs make their first move and distribute the

     boards starting with the second set on table #1 and ending with the

     first set on the highest numbered table.  (A set of boards means all

     the boards played at a given table during one round.  Thus, a set may

     consist of 2, 3, 4 or more boards.)

 

     B. MIRROR MITCHELL

     For this movement one needs two sections of equal size.  To start the

     game have the E/W pairs go into the other section and sit down at the

     table which has the same number as their pair number.  Either one of

     the sections plays a straight Mitchell movement (N/S stationary, E/W

     next higher, boards next lower).  In the other section E/W pairs move

     to the next lower table and N/S pairs remain stationary and move the

     boards two tables toward the lower numbers.  If there is a skip in the

     Mitchell, then, at the time of the skip, the E/W pairs in the Mirror

     must skip a table lower and the boards must skip two tables lower.  Of

     course, the boards must be duplicated between the two sections.  The

     first set of boards starts on table #1 in each section.

 

     C. NEW ENGLAND RELAY

     This movement is very good for small team games with an even number of

     tables.  Starting with 2X teams, line the tables up in two parallel

     rows with table #1 opposite table X+1, table two opposite table X+2,

     etc., ending with table X opposite table 2X.  The tables opposite each

     other relay constantly throughout the game.  E/W pairs move to the

     next lower numbered table.  There are 2X sets of boards in play which

     are distributed with set two on table one, set three at a bye-stand

     between tables one and two, set four on table two, set five on a

     bye-stand between tables two and three, etc., ending with set 2X on

     table X and the first set on a bye-stand behind table X.  For example,

     with six teams the set up is:

 

     1  2 3    Tables 1 and 4 relay, as do 2 and 5,

               3 and 6.  E/W pairs make their first

     4  5 6    move and boards are distributed as

               follows:

     Set 2 goes to the 1 - 4 relay

     Set 3 goes to the bye-stand between 1 and 2

     Set 4 goes to the 2 - 5 relay

     Set 5 goes to the bye-stand between 2 and 3

     Set 6 goes to the 3 - 6 relay

     Set 1 goes to the bye-stand behind table 3

 

     The boards move from a relay to the next lower bye-stand and from a

     bye-stand to the next lower relay.


 

 

                                                         BAMS.033 (PAGE 9) 

     SUGGESTED MOVEMENTS FOR ONE SESSION BOARD-A-MATCH TEAM GAMES

     "RTM" = (Regular team movement): boards move lower, E/W skips lower

     2-10-2:  RTM except that after two rounds, E/W skips two tables lower.

     After twelve rounds, E/W skips two tables lower and the boards skip

     one table lower.

     MM (Mirror Mitchell): Used when there are two sections of the same

     size. To start, E/W pairs switch sections at the same table number.

     First section (Mitchell) plays a straight Mitchell movement. Second

     section (Mirror) moves boards down two tables and E/W pairs move to

     next lower table after each round.  If there is a skip in the

     Mitchell, then, at the time of the skip, the E/W pairs in the Mirror

     must skip a table lower and the boards must skip two tables lower.

     RELAY: For the last round, send the E/W pairs to the N/S pair that

     they skipped and relay a set of boards between the two tables as if it

     were a Swiss team.

     EDITING IS REQUIRED TO USE THE FOLLOWING MOVEMENTS WITH ACBLSCORE.

     # of      # of       # of

     Teams    Boards     Rounds

      5.......24/28........4.......RTM, 6/7 boards per round

      6.......25/30........5.......1-2-1 + RELAY, 5/6 boards per round

      7.......24/30........6.......RTM, 4/5 boards per round

      8.......28...........7.......1-4-1 + RELAY, 4 boards per round

      9.......24...........8.......RTM, 3 boards per round

      10......24/27.......8/9......2-4-2, 3 bds (+RELAY to add round 9)

      11......30..........10.......RTM, 3 boards per round

      12......24...........8.......1-6-1, to start, E/W pairs 1-4 add 8 to

                    their team number and move to that

                    table. E/W 5-12 subtract 4.

      12......30/33......10/11.....2-6-2, 3 bds (+RELAY to add round 11)

      13......24..........12.......RTM, 2 boards per round

      14......24/26......12/13.....3-6-3, 2 bds (+RELAY to add round 13)

      15......28..........14.......RTM, 2 boards per round

      16......28/30......14/15.....3-8-3, 2 bds (+RELAY to add round 15)

      17......28..........14.......RTM, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-4 add 13 to

                    their number and move to that table.

                    E/W 5-17 subtract 4.

      18......28..........14.......3-8-3, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-14 add 14.

                    E/W 5-18 subtract 4.

      19......28..........14.......RTM, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-6 add 13.

                    E/W 7-19 subtract 6.

      20......28..........14.......2-10-2, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-6 add 14.

                    E/W 7-20 subtract 6.

      21......28..........14.......RTM, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-8 add 13.

                    E/W 9-21 subtract 8.

      22......28..........14.......2-10-2, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-8 add 14.

                    E/W 9-22 subtract 8.

      23......28..........14.......RTM, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-10 add 13.

                    E/W 11-23 subtract 10.

      24......28..........14.......1-12-1, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-10 add

                    14.  E/W 11-24 subtract 10.

      25......28..........14.......RTM, 2 bds, to start, E/W 1-12 add 13.

                    E/W 25 subtract 12.

      26......24..........12.......MM, two 13 table sections

      27......24..........12.......Break into 13 and 14 table sections

      28......26..........13.......MM, two 14 table sections

      29+ CONTINUE TO BREAK FIELD INTO MULTIPLE SECTIONS

 

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