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SEPTEMBER 11th 2017

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NO FEAR BRIDGE
NO FEAR BRIDGE

Everyone Welcome.

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.

BRIDGE LESSONS
BRIDGE LESSONS

INDIVIDUAL/GROUP LESSONS 

ALL LEVELS

  Contact Ann (01263 733889)               

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.

2016 GLOBETROTTING
2016 GLOBETROTTING

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

INTERESTING HANDS

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

MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES
MONTHLY LADDER AVERAGES

Congratulations to Anita & Christine for winning the Thursday Plate!

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.

 
NEW BRIDGE VENUE - (Monday & Friday)

We will be moving to the Community Hall at Youngs Park Aylsham (NR11 6UJ) on Friday 6th October. Until then we will play at the Motel as usual except on Monday 2nd November when there will be no Bridge as neither room is free. A handout with full details and map is available and we will post further details on the website as they become available. There may be a few teething problems until everything is sorted out but please be patient and hopefully we will all be happy in our new home!

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

AYLSHAM BRIDGE CLUB TROPHIES
AYLSHAM BRIDGE CLUB TROPHIES

We have been given some trophies by "Aylsham Bridge Club". They will be presented in January of each year according to the "BridgeWebs Pairs Competition" (60% +, 50% + & 40% +)To qualify each pair must have played together at least ten times during the year and must be current members of "Aylsham & North Walsham Bridge Circle".

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE BIRD TABLE
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THE BIRD TABLE

We had a "fun" individual Bridge party at 33 today. We all played three hands with different partners. I hope our "Newbies" enjoyed the day and are now ready for their Bridge journey!

Thank you everyone for the bird table which you gave to David and myself last Christmas. It is regularly used by all our garden birds, even the pidgeons manage to get inside!  

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
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), .........

HOLIDAY INN AUTUMN LUNCH
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?

MUNDESLEY GOLF TOURNAMENT
  • 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

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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.

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?

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  usually bid a 4 card suit or even perhaps a three card minor (inventabid)!

 

(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+).

 

GO TO LEIGH HARDINGS FREE WEBSITE FOR DAILY TIPS.

Calendar
25th September 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
28th September 2017
THURSDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 am - 1.15 pm
Director: Ann Riley
Scorer: Ann Riley
Host: Diane Battye
2nd October 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Stephen Cockbill
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

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.

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?

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  usually bid a 4 card suit or even perhaps a three card minor (inventabid)!

 

(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+).

 

GO TO LEIGH HARDINGS FREE WEBSITE FOR DAILY TIPS.

Calendar
25th September 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
28th September 2017
THURSDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE HOTEL
10.00 am - 1.15 pm
Director: Ann Riley
Scorer: Ann Riley
Host: Diane Battye
2nd October 2017
MONDAY CLUB PAIRS
AYLSHAM LODGE
10.00 - 1.15
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Stephen Cockbill
Host: Diane Battye