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Convention card

In contract bridge and particularly in duplicate bridge a convention card is a summary of the conventions and treatments that a particular pair is using.[1] The Laws of Duplicate Bridge specify that "Each partnership has a duty to make available its partnership understandings to opponents before commencing play against them."[2]

In games regulated by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL), this is generally done using a form with a standard format. The ACBL General conditions of Contest specify that "Each member of a partnership must have a completely filled out convention card available for the opponents."[3] Convention card formats may vary by jurisdiction. There are also various computer programs which a player may use to create and print a convention card.


  1. ^ Eddie Kantar Teaches Advanced Bridge Defense. Master Point Press. 1999. p. 130. ISBN . In tournament bridge, the opponents' convention cards are supposed to be marked telling you what their ranges are on the most common notrump sequences. 
  2. ^ "Laws of Duplicate Contract Bridge" (PDF). ACBL. 2008. Law 40 A 1 (b). Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "ACBL Genereal Conditions of Contest for All Events" (PDF). ACBL. 1 January 2013. p. 5. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
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