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Welcome to Canterbury U3A Duplicate Bridge Club
WELCOME

Welcome to Canterbury U3A Social Duplicate Bridge Group.

 

Open to all members of our U3A, but suitable for more experienced players.  We meet every Friday afternoon at 13:45 in Littlebourne Village Hall.  For more information or to join contact Peter Andrews on 01795 886347.  It is a very friendly group so don’t be worried about coming along, even if you haven’t got a partner and don’t know anyone.

 

Dunkirk Coastal Social Bridge Club welcomes all players. We meet on Thursday at 1.45 (please arrive by 1:30) at Dunkirk Village Hall. Contact Annie Bignold on 01843 841805 or 07966 217256 for more information.

Roles

     

  Duties Incumbent
Squire
Front the organisation, make speeches at events, visit the sick
 
Flash
Deal with and supply photographs to the press
Angela Westlake
   
 
Leader
Organise things
Peter Andrews
Deputy Leaders
Deputise for the Leader
Jane Dennet
Graham Kenmir
Tony Venturi
Tea Lady
Procure and organise tea
Katharine Harris
Seamstress
Make the table cloths
Gill Morley
Joining Day Rota
Organise a rota of bridge representatives at U3A joining days
Graham Kenmir
Scorer
Score
Peter Andrews
Deputy Scorers
Deputise for the Scorer
Gill Cutting
Allan Kelsal
Tony White
Book Keeper
Collect and look after the money
Jenny Collett-White
Deputy Book Keeper
Deputise for the Book Keeper
Jenny Elwood
Hostess Organise a rota of hosts Gill Smyth
     
Web Mistress
Manage the non scoring sections of the BridgeWebs site
Gill Cutting
Jane Dennett
     
     
Social Secretary
Organise the Christmas party and other social events
Sue St. John
Boilerman
To see that we are always warm
Tony Venturi
Deputy Boilermen
Deputise for the Boilerman
Wendy Venturi Tony Harris
Tony White
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EBU Announcing Rules

The English Bridge Union has made minor changes to the scheme of announcements from August 1, 2013. Updated August 1st 2017. This only applies to the EBU. So, if you play in any clubs or competitions playing to the EBU rules, you will be expected to use the Alerting and Announcing rules as explained below.

 

ANNOUNCING AND ALERTING SUMMARY

Opening Bid

Description

Announce

Alert

No Action

1

and

1

Could be on fewer than 3 cards

“May be X” where X is 0, 1 or 2. Extend to "May be X and may have an outside 5-card (Diamond) suit" as appropriate

 

 

Natural, 3 or more

 

 

Other (strong, artificial)

 

 

1NT

Balanced

“12 to 14” (or appropriate range)

and, if relevant, “may contain a singleton”

 

 

2

Strong, Acol, (Benji Acol, etc)

 

 

Precision

“Intermediate”

 

 

2

Weak with diamonds

“Weak”

 

 

Strong with diamonds

“Strong, forcing”  * or 
“Strong non-forcing” *

 

 

Other (Benji, Multi, etc)

 

 

2 /

Weak with hearts/ spades

“Weak”

 

 

Strong with hearts/ spades

“Strong, forcing”  * or 
“Strong non-forcing” *

 

 

Other (Lucas, Flannery, etc)

 

 

2NT

Balanced

“20 to 22” (or appropriate range)

 

 

Responses to 1NT or 2NT openings

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Simple Stayman (promissory or not)
[Note: 5-card Stayman is alerted].

“Stayman”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Denies 4 card major

 

 

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Transfer

“Hearts”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Completion of transfer

 

 

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Transfer

“Spades”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Completion of transfer

 

 

Bids above 3NT

Bids above

3NT

artificial suit bids on 1st round of the auction (for this purpose the first round of the bidding is the opening bid and three subsequent calls)

 

Other bids

 

*The practice of making strong bids with hands of limited high cards must be clearly disclosed

 

 

Action over Opponents’ calls up to 3NT

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

If your Double is …

Alert

No Action

A suit at any level

Natural

Take-out

 

Anything else

 

Does not show the suit (i.e. conventional or not natural)

Showing the suit doubled

 

Anything else

 

A suit opening

Prepared, Phoney, Short or Nebulous 1 or 1 opening

Take-out

 

Anything else

 

No trumps at any level

Natural or conventional

Penalty

 

Anything else

 

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

If your Redouble is …

Alert

No Action

Double

Any meaning

for business, shows strength: partner is expected to pass

 

Partner is expected to remove

 

Action over Opponents’ calls above 3NT

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

Other actions …

Alert

No Action

Above 3NT

Any meaning

Lead directing pass

 

Lead directing double for a different suit to the one doubled

 

Lightner double of, say 6NT, calling for a specific lead

 

Lead directing redouble for a different suit to the one redoubled

 

Any other pass, double or redouble

 

 

EBU

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