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General

Quack - A concatenation of the cards QUeen and jACK, to indicate a hand with honors of questionable value.
 

Duplicate

Qualifying - An elimination tournament in which players attaining a high score in a prior round proceed to the next round of play.
 

General

Quality - The attribute of a suit or hand based on strength, length, honors or controls, as well as intermediate cards.
 

Bidding

Quantitative Notrump Bid - See Conventions.

General

Queen - The third highest-ranking card (four Queens are in the deck). See Example and Card Names
 

Bidding

Queen Ask - See Conventions.


Play

Queen Lead - According to most partnership agreements, the lead of a Queen is either the top of a 3 card sequence or the Ace-King-Queen.  Additionally, Journalist leads and other methods use Queen leads with other holdings.  See Opening Leads
 

 

Laws

Question - see also Extraneous information; Properties

Action by partner - 16
As conveying gratuitous information - See Law 73
Remark by partner - 16
Right to explanation of conventional calls or plays - See Law 40  75
Right to explanation of partnership understandings - See Law 40  75

 

 

General

Quick Trick - A classic hand evaluation system based on Ace, King, and adjoining Queen holdings:

A

1.0 quick trick

K x

0.5 quick trick

A K

2.0 quick tricks

A Q

1.5 quick tricks

K Q

1.0 quick tricks

Using quick tricks methodology, players open the bidding with 2.5 quick tricks.
 

Jargon

Quinine - The colloquial term referring to the 9 (nine-spot) card.  See Card Names
 

 

 

Laws

Quitted Trick - In Duplicate Bridge, a trick is quitted when all players have played to the current trick and faced their cards down.  Until a player faces their own card down, that player is entitled to to inspect cards faced down by other players.  After facing a card down, a player may inspect their own card until their side has led or played to the next trick.  See Duplicate Example. In Rubber Bridge, a quitted trick occurs when all four of player's cards have been grouped by the winner of the trick and turned face down. See Rubber Example

Quitted tricks - See Law 61  62  66

Director Tech File

 

Duplicate

Quotient - A tie-breaking formula used to determine the winner in a round-robin team event.  Each team's total IMPS won against opponents is divided by the number of IMPS lost to opponents, with the win going to the higher team.
 

 

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