EBU - Tournament Director Courses Assessment

For Whom

Club Tournament Directors with a minimum of 6 months experience of directing club duplicates, who wish to become fully competent and qualified Club Directors.


The prime objective of this course is to assess candidates' suitability to become fully qualified Club Directors; based on their performance in the exercises therein. Participation will also be a learning experience, however, and those attending will improve their knowledge of the Laws and Directives governing duplicate bridge and gain insight into the best ways of handling calls for the director


Participants must be members of the English Bridge Union and must have attended the Book Rulings and Judgement Rulings courses for Club Directors. They are expected to have a strong grasp of those laws covering calls out of turn, revokes and leads out of turn.

In particular; participants are expected to be able to cope with a lead out of turn without recourse to the Law Book. All those attending should bring with them a personal copy of the Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge 2007, and, either a copy of the Handbook of EBU Directives and Conventions (The Blue Book) The latest edition is available to download from the website via the links shown above in the text.


The course consist primarily of directing simulations in which participants will take turns to act as Directors or players requiring rulings, and are assessed on their
performance in the directing role. In addition, participants will tackle two quizzes on correct handling of a number of directing situations, the results of which are also
assessed. Tuition and assessment is by very experienced tournament directors.

An 'EBU Club Directors' Certificate of Competence' will be issued to all those who are successful on the course in being assessed as fully qualified.


One day. The course will usually start at 10.30am and finish at approximately 4.30pm, but timings may vary from venue to venue.


The course will normally be run at bridge clubs in a number of locations across the country