Aylsham & North Walsham Bridge Circle
 
BULLETIN

2017

HOLIDAY INN LUNCHES

MARCH 13th 2017

JUNE 5th 2017

SEPTEMBER 11th 2017

DECEMBER 4th 2017

 

 
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NO FEAR BRIDGE
NO FEAR BRIDGE

Everyone Welcome.

2016 GLOBETROTTING
2016 GLOBETROTTING

Do you know where Val and Keith are? I wonder if they played Bridge or just held good hands!

PLAY HANDS FOR EVERYBODY

Follow the link "Bridge Tuition", then "Ann's Bridge Classes", then "Declarer Play Hands" for ways of making extra tricks. Or just click on this bulletin to take you directly there.

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP LESSONS 

ALL LEVELS

  Contact Ann (01263 733889)               

GOOD ARTICLES

CLICK HERE to go to Bridge Tuition - "Ann's Bridge Classes" item (11) for an excellent article on "The Role of the Declarer" and item (9) Calling the Director.

USEFUL TIPS

(1) AVOID JUMPING STRAIGHT TO 3NT WHEN RESPONDING

 

South
K 8
T 9 6
A 8 5 3
K Q J 7

 

North East South West
1H Pass 2C Pass
2H Pass 4H

South should avoid making an immediate response of 3NT. It takes a lot of bidding space and leave opener no room to describe their hand. 3NT might not be the right contract or a slam might be missed if opener has a strong hand.

Better to just make a forcing bid of 2C and see what partner bids next. In fact there is no hand where you need to respond 3NT after a 1 opening, as you can always bid any 4 card suit!

 

(2) DON'T PRE-EMPT WITH A 4 CARD MAJOR

Don't open the bidding with a pre-empt if your hand contains a four card major in addition to the pre-empt suit.

Pre-empting tends to shut up your partner so you may miss out on a major suit fit and even miss a major suit game.

North
6 2
A 8 5 2
V O I D
K Q T 8 7 5 3
 
South
K T 7 5
K Q 6 5 3
A J 6 2
V O I D
North East South West
Pass Pass 1h Pass
4h

If North pre-empts with 3c South will have to pass. Although South has opening points it is not enough to change suit after a pre-empt (need 16+).

 

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2017 HANDICAP PAIRS

Congratulations to "The 2017 Handicap Pairs Winners" Malcolm Brown & Tony Hilton (Monday) and Christine Humphrey & Eve Holmes (Thursday). The picture below is of the 2016 winners George & Irene and Bill & Sue.

2017 HANDICAP PAIRS
WELCOME TO AYLSHAM & NORTH WALSHAM BRIDGE CIRCLE WEB SITE
WELCOME TO AYLSHAM & NORTH WALSHAM BRIDGE CIRCLE WEB SITE

Aylsham and North Walsham Bridge Circle was formed in 2000 to enable players who were new to the game to practice in a "No Fear" group before moving on to play in other clubs. The group has changed over the years and currently has over a hundred members of all abilities playing Duplicate Bridge on Monday and Thursday mornings at Aylsham Lodge Hotel. New members and visitors are always welcome but must be sympathetic to less experienced players.

Click this link to read more about when Duplicate Bridge started in Aylsham

MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES

The Monthly Cup and Plate this year will be given to the pairs closest to 40%, 50% and 60% in an attempt to encourage new players.

January closest to 40%, February closest to 50%, March  closest to 60%, April closest to 40%, May closest to 50%, June closest to 60% etc. etc.

2016 CHRISTMAS LUNCH
2016 CHRISTMAS 1 Enjoying lunch together
2016 CHRISTMAS 2 Dave Vivienne Sheila
2016 CHRISTMAS 6 Bob Anna and Stephen
2016 CHRISTMAS 2 Dave Alan Jeanette
2016 CHRISTMAS 5 1 Wendy MarionJoy and Jackie
2016 CHRISTMAS 7 1 Judith and Jeanette
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Well done Alan & Jeanette (Coventry Shield), .........

2016 HOLIDAY INN AUTUMN LUNCH
2016 HOLIDAY INN AUTUMN LUNCH

Lynn, Ruth, Angela & Mary choosing a winning card? 

Congratulations to Wendy & Dorothy for winning the Rifke Cup (68.86%) and Keith & June for winning the Luncheon Trophy (67.50%)

CAN YOU GUESS WHERE STEPHEN HAS BEEN?
CAN YOU GUESS WHERE STEPHEN HAS BEEN?

April 2016 Welcome home Stephen - but do you know where he has been for the past two months and who was with him?

INTERESTING HANDS

Click this link to go direct to "Hand of the week" Please give me any other interesting hands you would like included.

MUNDESLEY GOLF TOURNAMENT (SEPTEMBER 2015)
  • 2015 GOLF George and Bill
  • 2015 GOLF Jean Sue and Maureen
  • 2015 GOLF Maureen George Jean Bill Vivienne Jill David and Sue

What a super day for the golf tournament at Mundesley on Friday. Warm and sunny weather followed by a great lunch. Thanks once again to Vivienne and Sue for organizing the event and to Mundesley Golf Club for allowing us to use their excellent facilities.

HOLIDAY INN - SUMMER LUNCH
HOLIDAY INN - SUMMER LUNCH

 We all had a great time at the Holiday Inn Summer Lunch. We gave Shaun £100 towards his trip to Nepal where he will work with orphan children for four weeks, helping with their studies and teachimg them English and Dance.

Well done to the overall winners Hazel & Jill (64.2%). Also Jo & Peggy (58.33%) and Anita & Christine (51.89%) won the Rifka Cup and the Luncheon Trophy for the most improved pairs.

Click for the latest results
HAPPINESS IS.......

A game of Bridge with friends.

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION MASTER POINTS ON LINE
ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION MASTER POINTS ON LINE

MEMBERS CHECK YOUR 
MASTER POINTS HERE

CLICK ON SYMBOL

MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES
MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES

Congratulations to Anita & Christine for winning the Thursday Plate!

A WELCOME BREAK
A WELCOME BREAK

Peggy enjoying her coffee at Aylsham Lodge.

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BRIDGE BASE ONLINE (BBO)
The world’s largest bridge site. You can compete anonymously against robots or log in and play against other people. Watch the world’s finest players compete, or just kibitz at popular tables.

Visit the Acol Room for help and free lessons.

 Go to http://www.bridgebase.com or click here for direct link.

BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY (2016)
BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY (2016)

Congratulations to Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence for winning the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy February 2016.

VISIT LEIGH HARDINGS EXCELLENT (FREE) WEBSITE
VISIT LEIGH HARDINGS EXCELLENT (FREE) WEBSITE

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK.

Go to " Bridge Tuition" in the  menu at the top left hand side of this page. Then "Leigh Harding's Website" and test your skills with a variety of  free quizzes, games and tutorials on bidding, play and scoring compiled by Leigh Harding. There is something for everybody, click on the links to revise your basic Acol bidding, Stayman & Transfers, Take out Doubles, Strong Two's, Slam Bidding etc. etc. Or you may prefer to try to score a million in the 'Millionaire Game' or play 'Bridge on Line' with other players.

MEMORIES
MEMORIES

Can you remember where and when this photograph was taken?

Calendar
20th February 2017
MONDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS 2
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Stephen Cockbill
Host: Diane Battye
23rd February 2017
THURSDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS 2
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 am - 1.15 pm
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
27th February 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
Click for the latest results
HAPPINESS IS.......

A game of Bridge with friends.

ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION MASTER POINTS ON LINE
ENGLISH BRIDGE UNION MASTER POINTS ON LINE

MEMBERS CHECK YOUR 
MASTER POINTS HERE

CLICK ON SYMBOL

MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES
MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES

Congratulations to Anita & Christine for winning the Thursday Plate!

A WELCOME BREAK
A WELCOME BREAK

Peggy enjoying her coffee at Aylsham Lodge.

.

BRIDGE BASE ONLINE (BBO)
The world’s largest bridge site. You can compete anonymously against robots or log in and play against other people. Watch the world’s finest players compete, or just kibitz at popular tables.

Visit the Acol Room for help and free lessons.

 Go to http://www.bridgebase.com or click here for direct link.

BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY (2016)
BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY (2016)

Congratulations to Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence for winning the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy February 2016.

VISIT LEIGH HARDINGS EXCELLENT (FREE) WEBSITE
VISIT LEIGH HARDINGS EXCELLENT (FREE) WEBSITE

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK.

Go to " Bridge Tuition" in the  menu at the top left hand side of this page. Then "Leigh Harding's Website" and test your skills with a variety of  free quizzes, games and tutorials on bidding, play and scoring compiled by Leigh Harding. There is something for everybody, click on the links to revise your basic Acol bidding, Stayman & Transfers, Take out Doubles, Strong Two's, Slam Bidding etc. etc. Or you may prefer to try to score a million in the 'Millionaire Game' or play 'Bridge on Line' with other players.

MEMORIES
MEMORIES

Can you remember where and when this photograph was taken?

Calendar
20th February 2017
MONDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS 2
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Stephen Cockbill
Host: Diane Battye
23rd February 2017
THURSDAY CHAMPIONSHIP PAIRS 2
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 am - 1.15 pm
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
27th February 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye