I am so enjoying learning the game of bridge but must constantly remind myself I can’t learn it all at once! I wonder if there are others in the same boat as my partner and myself in not clearly understanding what needs to be alerted or bridge etiquette? For example, a player making the lead should put the card face down in case they are not the correct player to make the lead; what to say when a player places a bid that is not higher than the previous player etc. We are learning these and lots of other things but I feel somewhat uncertain about what I might be doing incorrectly. The club members are absolutely fantastic and so gracious and kind and for that we are very grateful. I wonder if 5 minutes or so before the game starts we could have teaching moments for us newbies which might also serve as a reminder to more seasoned players? I would also love to have a chance to play a few hands before or after a game where a discussion might take place on both the bidding and play of the hand with some of the more proficient players. We learned to play using certain conventions but find there are so many others and are unsure of which ones we should still be using and which ones are not used as often by better players. Convention Card changes and meanings would also be beneficial.
My partner and I are planning to attend the Rochester Tournament and look forward to this event.