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County Duplicate Bridge Club

County Duplicate meets Fridays at the Elks Hall in Picton. Play starts at 12:30pm and we ask that at least one of a partnership show up by 12:15pm. Newcomers are always welcome and the Elks Lounge is open following play for those who wish to gloat or drown their sorrows.

Picton Duplicate Bridge Club

Picton Duplicate meets Mondays upstairs at the old firehall in Picton. Play starts at 12:30pm and newcomers are always welcome. And as with County Duplicate please have at least one player there by 12:15pm.

Alje's Tips for Tops

We all know – we do, don’t we? – that you never use Blackwood when you have a void. The reason is simple: holding a hand like ♠KQJ987-♥-♦KQ8-♣AJ105, you open 1♠. Partner shows a strong spade raise and you roll out old Blacky. Partner shows 1 ace. Now what? Obviously, if that one ace is the ♠A or ♣A, you have a great chance of making six. But what if it’s the ♥A, the suit in which you’re void? Now you are missing the two cashing aces so the most you can make is 5♠.

Blackwood clearly wasn’t much help there, was it? The best way to bid any hand with a void and slam interest is to use control bids. Say partner eventually raises you to 4♠. Rather than bid 4NT, bid 5♣, telling partner you have the ♣A. If your partner is as good as you think she is, she will bid 5♦, promising the ♦A. Now you can safely bid the slam. If partner isn’t as good as you think she is, she will bid 5♥, promising the ♥A but denying the A♦ (you always bid your lowest-ranked ace first). Since you were hoping for the A♦, not the ♥A, slam is no longer a winning proposition.

But what about those situations where partner bids 4NT and you have the void? Here’s the most common way to respond

  • With no aces and a void, ignore the void and just tell partner you have no aces
  • With one ace and a void, bid your void at 6-level. For example, after 1♥-4♥-4NT, if you have one ace and a void in clubs, bid 6♣. With a void in diamonds, bid 6♦. 
  • With two aces and a void, bid 5NT.

Sometimes your void is in a higher-ranking suit than the trump suit. For example, the auction goes 1♥-4♥-4NT and this time you have one ace and a void in spades. Obviously, you can’t bid 6♠ so bid 6♥ instead. Again, the jump will tell partner you have one ace and a void in higher-raking suit than trumps, in this case spades.

Results
21st Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Mike Finnegan
Scorer: Bridgepad
17th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
14th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: None
Scorer: Bridgepad
10th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
7th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: None
Scorer: Bridgepad
3rd Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
31st Aug 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Bridgepad
27th Aug 2018
Picton Duplicate
Scorer: Andy Bowers
24th Aug 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Bridgepad
20th Aug 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: John Turner
Calendar
24th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
28th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
1st Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
5th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
8th Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
12th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
15th Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
19th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
22nd Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
26th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Results
21st Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Mike Finnegan
Scorer: Bridgepad
17th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
14th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: None
Scorer: Bridgepad
10th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
7th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Director: None
Scorer: Bridgepad
3rd Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Walter McGee
Scorer: Lita Field
31st Aug 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Bridgepad
27th Aug 2018
Picton Duplicate
Scorer: Andy Bowers
24th Aug 2018
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Bridgepad
20th Aug 2018
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: John Turner
Calendar
24th Sep 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
28th Sep 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
1st Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
5th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
8th Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
12th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
Scorer: Bridgepad
15th Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
19th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
22nd Oct 2018
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
26th Oct 2018
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm