Who’s who in a game of bridge? Like all hobbies and sports, there is a lot of jargon that players need to learn. Here is some of the basic jargon explained.
A game of bridge requires four people. The game is played in pairs. North partners South and East partners West. Which pair is playing N/S or E/W is decided before the game starts.
Before you start a game of bridge you decide who will be the dealer. If you are playing at home, the dealer will deal the cards. If you are playing in a club you will probably be given a pre-dealt set of hands.
After each round the dealer rotates clockwise.
The dealer is the first person to speak when the bidding starts. If s/he has less than 12 points in hand, then s/he says “Pass”. The bidding rotates clockwise until someone has 12 + points in their hand and makes an Opening Bid. This person then become the Opener and their partner becomes the Responder