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Laws of Contract Rubber Bridge


 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROMULGATING BODIES OF THE 1993 LAWS
 
THE SCOPE OF THE LAWS
 
About the Proprieties
 
About the Appendices
 
THE LAWS OF CONTRACT BRIDGE
 
PART I - DEFINITIONS
 
PART II - PRELIMINARIES
1.   The Players - The Pack
2.   Rank of Cards
3.   The Draw

PART III - THE DEAL
 
4.   The Shuffle
5.   The Cut
6.   New Cut - New Shuffle
7.   Change of Pack
8.   The Deal
9.   Rotation of the Turn to Deal
10.   Redeal
11.   Missing Card
12.   Surplus Card

PART IV - GENERAL LAWS GOVERNING IRREGULARITIES
13.   Procedure Following an Irregularity
14.   Assessment of a Penalty
15.   Waiver or Forfeiture of a Penalty
16.   Unauthorized Information

PART V - THE AUCTION
CORRECT PROCEDURE
17.   Duration of the Auction
18.   Bids
19.   Doubles and Redoubles
20.   Review and Explanation
21.   Call Based on Misinformation
22.   Procedure after the Auction Is Closed
IRREGULARITIES
23.   Card Expoesed or Led during the Auction
24.   Immediate Correction of a Call
25.   Change of Call
26.   Change of Call - Lead Penalties
27.   Insufficient Bid
CALL OUT OF ROTATION
28.   Calls Considered to Be in Rotation
29.   Procedure after a Call out of Rotation
30.   Pass out of Rotation
31.   Bid out of Rotation
32.   Double or Redouble out of Rotation
33.   Simultaneous Calls
34.   Retention of the Right to Call
INADMISSIBLE CALLS
35.   Inadmissible Call Condoned
36.   Inadmissible Double or Redouble
37.   Bid, Double or Redouble in Violation of the Obligation to Pass
38.   Bid of More than Seven
39.   Call after the Auction Is Closed
40.   Partnership Agreements


PART VI - THE PLAY

CORRECT PROCEDURE
41.   Opening Lead, Review, Questions
42.   Dummy's Rights
43.   Dummy's limitations
44.   Sequence and Procedure of Play
45.   Card Played
46.   Partial Designation of a Card to be Played from Dummy's Hand
47.   Retraction of a Card Played
PENALTY CARD
48.   Exposure of Declarer's Cards
49.   Exposure of a Defender's Cards
50.   Disposition of a Penalty Card
51.   Two or More Penalty Cards
52.   Failure to Lead or Play a Penalty Card
LEAD OUT OF TURN
53.   Lead out of Turn Accepted
54.   Opening Lead out of Turn
55.   Declarer's Lead out of Turn
56.   Defender's Lead out of Turn
IRREGULAR LEADS AND PLAYS
57.   Premature Lead or Play by a Defender
58.   Simultaneous Leads or Plays
59.   Inability to Lead or Play as Required
60.   Play after an Illegal Play
THE REVOKE
61.   Failure to Follow Suit - Inquiries Concerning a Revoke
62.   Correction of a Revoke
63.   Establishment of a Revoke
64.   Procedure after Establishment of a Revoke
TRICKS
65.   Collection and Arrangement of Tricks
66.   Inspection of Tricks
67.   Trick either Appropriated in Error or Defective
CLAIMS AND CONCESSIONS
68.   Declarer's Claim or Concession of Tricks
69.   Procedure Following Declarer's Claim or Concession
70.   Defender's Claim or Concession of Tricks
71.   Concession Withdrawn

PART VII - THE SCORE
72.   Points Earned
73.   Partscore - Game
74.   The Rubber
75.   Method of Scoring
76.   Responsibility for the Score
77.   Transferred Tricks
78.   Correction of the Score
79.   Deals Played with an Incorrect Pack
80.   Incomplete Rubber
81.   Scoring Table
PROPRIETIES
1.   General Principles
2.   Communication Between Partners
3.   Conduct and Etiquette
4.   Partnership Agreements
5.   Spectators
APPENDICES
Appendix 1
Appendix 2
Appendix 3

PART VIII - ALTERNATIVE CLUB LAWS
Club Law 13
Club Law 14
Club Law 16
Club Law 23
Club Law 25
Club Law 27
Club Law 30
Club Law 31
Club Law 32

Club Law 36

Club Law 38
Club Law 39
Club Law 40
Club Law 47
Club Law 55
Club Law 64
Club Law 69
Club Law 70


CLUB APPEALS COMMITTEE
RULES FOR CLUB PROCEDURE
A.  Definitions
B.  Time Limit on Right to Play
C.  Newly Formed Tables
D.  Cutting In
E.  Going out
F.  Membership Limited to One Table
FOUR-DEAL BRIDGE
A.  Basic Rules
B.  The Rubber
C.  Vulnerability
D.  Premiums
E.  The Score
F.  Partscores
G.  Deal out of Turn
H.  Optional Rules and Customs
 
 

 

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