Queensland Bridge Association - Laws Discussion

Laws Discussion

 

LAW 6 -THE SHUFFLE AND DEAL

A. The Shuffle

Shuffling by hand must be done really well. That computer dealt hands are sometimes seen as being different from hand dealt ones is not the fault of reliable software but of inadequate shuffling.

B. The Deal

Dealing into 5 piles back and forth 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1 2 3 4 5 (and then combining 1st and 5th) is OK but not goulashing nor back and forth in 4 piles 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4.

D. New Shuffle and Re-deal

That hands will be totally random, however dealt, is enshrined. Events designed for the replaying of past deals (eg Queensland Wide Pairs) are excluded from this requirement.

The use of "deck" for "pack" causes no problem.

E. Director's Option on Shuffling and Dealing

6E4 allows computer dealing to be used and specifically excludes special settings from being used.

F. Duplication of Board

If scores are to be compared across a number of sections as with Across the Field Scoring then clearly reshuffling a board in one section is not going to be helpful.

 

 

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