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Badger Farm Bridge Club, Winchester
Badger Farm Bridge Club, Winchester

Badger Farm Bridge Club has been providing friendly Duplicate Bridge in Winchester since April 1984.

We meet every Tuesday for a prompt 7.15 start, finishing at approximately 10.15.  Visitors are always very welcome.

We play at the Community Centre which is at the far end of the Sainsburys car park, Badger Farm Road, Winchester.

For further details contact Fred Hotchen on 01794 301 185 or 07771 854 347 or email fred.hotchen@btinternet.com 

Badger Farm Bridge Club is affiliated to the EBU.

Beginners Bridge Classes

I run six week introductory Bridge courses from time to time.  These are subject to demand and cover all the basics of bidding and play.  Suitable for absolute or near beginners. If you are interested, please ring Fred Hotchen on 01794 301 185 or 07771 854 347 or email Fred.hotchen@btinternet.com. 

Improve Your Bridge Workshops

Bridge workshops are held most Wednesdays at my house in Broughton.  From 16 May these will be from 5.0-7.0pm.  Charge is £5 per session.  No partner required.

Further details from Fred Hotchen, tel 01794 301 185, mobile 07771 854 347 or ebmail fred.hotchen@btinternet.com.

the subject this week is negative doubles.

Bridge Practice Workshops

I am currently running weekly Bridge play practice sessions at my house in Broughton.  These will be held from 5.0-7.0 on Mondays and 10.0-12.0 on Fridays.  No partner required.  Come as often as you like.

For further details please ring Fred Hotchen on 01794 301 185, mobile 07771 854 347 or email fred.hotchen@btinternet.com.

 
Cahalan Cup Final 2018

The final of the Cahalan Cup County knockout was played on Monday 12 July and I'm pleased to say that my team emerged victorious.  The teams were Jeremy Baker, Jeremy Dhondy, Andy Hughes and Fred Hotchen playing Adrian Fontes, Karen Dewar, Julian Sykes and Bo Deyal.

Matches are normally 24 boards but, as it was the final, we had to play 32.  Scoring up after each set of 8 boards, we were leading by 4 imps after the first set.  After the second set, half-time, we were losing by 12 imps, then after 24 boards we made a recovery to plus 13 imps, finally ending up 14 imps ahead at the end.

Board 20 (shown above) produced a swing to the winning side.  If you look at all four hands you may be forgiven for thinking that 4♠ played by North was the rightful contract, but whoever said Bridge was a game of accuracy?!!!

At our table I opened 1NT on the West cards and Jeremy, hoping to run his diamonds, optimistically tried 3NT.  I did make all the diamonds but only after the opposition took their five spade winners!  As North-South hadn't bid anything, I didn't realise at the time they could make a game in spades!

In the other room Julian, sitting West, opened 1.  Jeremy (Dhondy) overcalled 1♠, Bo jumped to 3 and Andy jumped to 4♠.  This was passed round to Bo who further competed with 5 which Andy doubled and went three off for minus 800 and a swing of 12 imps.

Results
10th July 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen
3rd July 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen
26th June 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen
Results
10th July 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen
3rd July 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen
26th June 2018
Scorer: Fred Hotchen