2018 HOLIDAY INN LUNCHES
Our Christmas Lunch will be at the Holiday Inn Norwich
MONDAY DECEMBER 3rd 2018
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 at Youngs Park on
Monday 24th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st December 2018
10.00am - 1.15pm.
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
Congratulatios to the winners of the 2018 "Championship Pairs" competition. Tony & Pete and Annie & Michael (Monday) and Diane & Ann and Pat & Dorothy (Friday).
We all had an enjoyable day at the HOLIDAY INN NORWICH today. Congratulations to Roma & Alex (N/S) for winning the RIFKE CUP (58.45%) and Anne & Pete (E/W) the Luncheon Trophy (57.6%). Well done everyone else for making the day so successful!
Thank you also for the beautiful plant arrangement and the most generous gift and card.
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 would like to give the shield to the Golf Club for safe keeping but if anyone else would like to take over the running of the event in the future there is plenty of room on the back of the trophy for future winners!
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 previous winners of the "Handicap Pairs" George & Irene and Bill & Sue.
Do you remember where Stephen went with his brother?
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CARDS, GOOD WISHES & MOST GENEROUS GIFTS.
(Ann & Dave)
A game of Bridge with friends.
MEMBERS CHECK YOUR
MASTER POINTS HERE
CLICK ON SYMBOL
We have moved from the Motel to the Community Hall at Youngs Park Aylsham (NR11 6UJ). A handout with full details and map is available on request. 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! Please ring Ann if you have any problems. (01263 733889).
Peggy enjoying her coffee at Aylsham Lodge.
Visit the Acol Room for help and free lessons.
Go to http://www.bridgebase.com or click here for direct link.
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.
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+).
GO TO LEIGH HARDINGS FREE WEBSITE FOR DAILY TIPS.