Monday 1.30pm : Duplicate Pairs - Queen Square
Monday 6.45pm : Assisted Play & Lesson - Monkton Combe (Helvic Wriggle)Tuesday 2.00pm : Beginners - Stayman (QS).
Thursday 12.00pm : Improvers - Christmas Lunch and Teams Game at Bath Golf Club
Monday 28th January - No Bridge today
Congratulations to Pam Carwardine who has achieved Master status.
EBED is offering free club teacher training during 2019 but our allocation has now been filled. If you are interested in becoming a Bridge teacher please contact Christine for more information.
4th January to 1st February 2019: Cruise to Carribbean on P&O Ventura (ref N901)
16th April to 5th May 2019: Cruise to Central Med on P&O Arcadia (ref J902)
1st Sept to 1st October 2019: Cruise to Canada and USA on P&O Aurora (ref R917)
Paignton Redcliffe Hotel: Club Social Bridge Weekend: 1st to 3rd November 2019
Sadly there has not been enough interest to run the Spring Bridge break next year so this event has been cancelled.
Table Manners –Playing the Hand.
As Declarer, you should call for the card you wish dummy to play; do not touch the cards on the table; do not touch any cards while deciding (dithering) about what to play.
When play commences, do not detach a card from your hand until it is your turn to play. Do not pull up a card, push it back into your hand, and then pull up another card. Never rearrange your hand when you are out of a suit. All these manoeuvres provide unsolicited information.
Do not look to see the place in his hand from which another player pulls a card, nor draw inferences from them.
Once a trick has been won and the lead made for the next trick, it is not permissible for any player to point out that a card is wrongly pointed (turned the wrong way). You are responsible for keeping track of your winning and losing tricks.
You are not permitted to ‘take a quick look’ at tricks previously won or lost.
A player can re-examine his last card played until the lead is made to the following trick. A player who has not yet turned his card over may request all cards just played to the trick to be refaced. Get into the habit; don’t face your card untill you are ready to play to the next trick.
Table Manners - After Bidding Commences:
You are responsible for ensuring your opponents see your "Alert" card.
You may ask questions at the end of the bidding but it is incorrect to point to a specific bid. The correct procedure is to ask for an explanation about the sequence of bidding. If you must ask a question during the bidding (because it may affect your bid) be aware you are allowing the opponents to communicate with each other by explaining their bids.
Leave the bids on the table until the opening lead is made then put them away. Do not leave bids visible during play; adjacent tables may see them.
Lay out Dummy with the trump suit (if any) on your right; Declarer's left. All cards must be on view with highest cards at the top.
Don't waste time; lead first (or put Dummy down first) before writing the contract on your personal scorecard.
Declarer should always say "Thank you partner" on seeing Dummy's cards.