COULD YOU PLEASE RETURN THE MONTHLY TROPHIES ON THE FIRST MONDAY OR FRIDAY OF EACH MONTH.
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.
It was to good to see Diana at the Hol;iday Inn. How thoughtful of Mary to bring her along to our 'Away Days.'
Contact Ann (01263 733889)
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.
Do you know where Val and Keith are? I wonder if they played Bridge or just held good hands!
Click this link to go direct to "Hand of the week" Please give me any other interesting hands you would like included.
Congratulations to Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence for winning the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy.
There will be Bridge as usual on
Bank Holiday Monday (May 27th)
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 Friday mornings at Young's Park Aylsham. New members and visitors are always welcome but we ask that they are sympathetic to less experienced players.
Click this link to read more about when Duplicate Bridge started in Aylsham
A big thank you to Vivienne for organising the AYNW Bridge Circle Golf Tournament for the past ten years (2008-2018) both at Coventry and Mundesley Golf Club. We are giving the shield to Mundesley Golf Club possibly to use in future Bridge Competitions against Cromer Golf Club. There is plenty of room on the back for names of future winners!
Monday Championship Pairs Cup - Tony & Pete......Plate - Ann & Michael
Friday Championship Pairs Large Plate - Ann & Diane.....Plate - Pat & Dorothy
Committee Cup - Pete & Tony......Ralph Bozeat Trophy - Alan & Jeanette
Ruth Agutter Cup - Sue & Bill.......Challenge Plate 2018 to be announced.
Congratulatios to the winners of the 2018 "Championship Pairs" competition. Tony & Pete, Anne & Michael, Diane & Ann and Pat & Dorothy.
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 year. It is regularly used by all our garden birds, and even the pidgeons manage to get inside!
Congratulations to winners of the "Handicap Pairs" George & Irene and Bill & Sue.
Who did you play with on this day?
Do you remember where Stephen went with his brother?
A game of Bridge with friends.
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Congratulations to Stephen Cockbill winner of the 'Challenge Plate' last year (2018 EBU Club Master Points Competition) with 1278 MP's during the year (January - December 2018)
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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.
Can you remember where and when this photograph was taken?
(1) AVOID JUMPING STRAIGHT TO 3NT WHEN RESPONDING
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.
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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