Wide Chicago Score Cards
Buy a Simon Lucas pad of wide Chicago score cards and play this popular version of the game. We print our score cards on quality 135gsm card. We make them into pads with a back board to lean on and a cover to keep them clean. A pad keeps the score cards neat and tidy. You never have to worry about loose score sheets getting tatty and damaged in storage again!
We make our wide Chicago score cards from 135gsm card so you can either give each player their own pad or a single score card. Moreover, each pad contains 50 double-sided score cards, which is 100 games per pad.
The score cards are a wider size than our usual range, so there’s more room to write. They measure 9.9 x 21cm (the same size as a standard compliments slip).
Because of their larger size, these score cards DO NOT fit in any of our score card holders.
The Standard Club of Chicago gave its name to Chicago bridge, or 4-deal bridge, from where this version of the game originated. There’s been a sharp rise in its popularity in the last few years. This is because it’s quicker to play. In Chicago bridge, a rubber is made up of just 4 deals which generally last around 20 minutes each. After 4 deals, it’s possible for players to join or leave the game, which makes Chicago more flexible than Rubber bridge if you have between 4 and 7 players and want to rotate the play (you can get guidance on how to add and rotate players from our Contract Indicator and Scoring Aid). Chicago bridge pre-determines the vulnerability for each deal:
- On the first deal, neither side is vulnerable
- With the second and third deals, only the dealer’s side is vulnerable
- Finally, the fourth deal, both sides are vulnerable.
While the basic elements of scoring are similar to rubber bridge, their method of accumulation and recording differ slightly, and honours do score. We include scoring tables for both Rubber and Chicago bridge in our Contract Indicator and Scoring Aid.
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