Learn & Play
Every Thursday, 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Snelgrove Community Centre
Good News! Learn and Play will continue every Thursday until the end of June. Our scheduling issues with the city have been resolved. Please continue to come out to hone your bridge knowledge, bidding and play of the hands.
Our first couple of weeks in March will look at Slam Bidding, the Gerber Convention, Roman Key Card Blackwood and Cue bidding. If you need a refresher, this is the place to come!
If you are a newer player looking for an opportunity to hone your skills in a non-threatening environment, then this is the place for you. Cost is $10 pay as you go, which includes 45 minute lesson and 18 pre-designed boards that support the key points of the lesson.
Contact: Denise Donovan, email@example.com; 416-614-6754
Join us. First visit is free!
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Please join us in congratulating Steve Norris, our most recent graduate of the ACBL Director's Course.
JAGJIT PAL SINGH ANAND
Jagjit joined the ACBL during the summer of 2018 and quickly starting winning games at Marilyns, Brampton and Thistle often with his regular partner Richard Brown. During the year Jagjit won more Masterpoints than any other newcomer to become the ACBL 2018 TOP ROOKIE OF THE YEAR. Jagjit's total of 134.80 Masterpoints was 10 points ahead of second place, a player from Tennessee and a whopping 44 points ahead of the next highest Canadian. CONGRATULATIONS JAGJIT
Welcome to the Credit Valley Bridge Webpage! We are three clubs that serve the bridge community in this area. We offer four open games, lessons, and we encourage a friendly, welcoming environment in which to play your favourite game. We hope to see you at our games.
Marilyn's Bridge Club
Grace United Church, 156 Main St. N., Brampton, ON
♠ Mondays at 6:30 pm
♥ Tuesdays at 12:30
Thistle Bridge Club
St. James' Church, 6025 Old Church Rd., Caledon East, ON
♦ Wednesdays at 12:30
Brampton Bridge Club
Snelgrove Community Centre, 11692 Hurontario St. N., Brampton, ON
Learn & Play at 6:00 pm
Open Game at 7:00 pm
The following article explains, much better than I can, how breaks in tempo (hesitation) can pose a heavy burden of your partner. The full article will open if you click on the page.
Hesitations in Bridge
by William F. Hall (≈ 1978)
revised by Bob Gruber, Aug. 25, 2008
Bridge is a game of finely tuned communication, during both the auction and the play. While mannerisms, tone of voice, facial expressions and hesitations are an integral, legitimate part of poker, they have no place at the bridge table. The proprieties and ethics of bridge declare that knowledge so gained by one partner from another is unauthorized information and the recipient may not legally act upon that information.
One of the primary avenues of illegal communication is hesitations, whether deliberate or inadvertent. Hesitations convey subtle, but often unmistakable information. Should a hesitation possibly conveying unauthorized information occur, call the Director so he/she may assure that the hesitating side does not benefit therefrom, and that the opposing side does not suffer as a result. Further, if the act appears to be a deliberate attempt to communicate or mislead, the Director shares this potentially unethical conduct with all the Unit’s Directors. Offenses so noted may be periodically reviewed, and if the accumulated weight of evidence convinces the reviewers that the offender is guilty of repeated unethical conduct, he/she may be barred from future events.
In the following sections, hesitations are illustrated with cases drawn from actual play, in order that players will more readily recognize them when they occur and be better prepared to help the Director repair the resulting damage.
A hesitation, of itself, seldom constitutes an impropriety. Every player, including the most expert, occasionally faces difficult decisions which require some time to resolve. It is never improper to hesitate over a legitimate problem. However, a hesitation during the auction or on defense passes information to the hesitator’s partner, information which it is improper for him to use, since it was not conveyed by the actual bid or play finally selected. Therefore, whenever such an informative hesitation occurs, the players should call the Director to monitor further developments.
Two suggestions may greatly decrease the possible embarrassment for all concerned. First, when an opponent hesitates and you feel the Director must be called, you should assure your opponents that nothing wrong has happened, and that they are not being accused of unethical conduct. Second, if partner has hesitated and you know you are going to take an action which the opponents may not consider justified, or which appears unusual, you should call the Director if the opponents have not. By not calling the Director, your opponents have expressed trust that you will behave ethically, ignoring the information passed by your partner’s hesitation. If you take an action which appears to betray that trust, then by not calling the Director yourself, you place the opponents in the position of accusing you of unethical conduct if they do subsequently call, or of suffering their imagined damage in silence if they do not call.
Check out 2019 masterpoint standings, Jagjit Anand and Richard Brown are #1 and #2 on the CVBA list. Last Wednesday they achieved a monster game 77.08% and followed it up this Wednesday with another huge 75.28% at Thistle Bridge Club. Well done guys.
Congratulations to two of our club players who have garnered notice in the
ACBL Unit 166 Ace of Clubs 0 - 5 race:
Jagjit Anand in first place, winning 87.66 points for the year, and
Robin Scott in third, winning 46.09 points for the year.
Kudos to you both!
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ Congratulations to John McWhinnie and Doug Barnes who qualified to play in the next North American Pairs competition.♣ ♦ ♥ ♠
This is a highly pretigious "grass roots" event, with games played at local clubs in June, July and August. Qualifiers then go on to compete in District wide games in October or Novermber. The Spring North American Bridge Championship will take place in Memphis, Tennessee, March 21 - 31st. Consult your ACBl Bridge Bulletin or the ACBL website for complete details of the schedule of games.
Others who have represented us in the recent past were Gaye Villa, Charles Smith, Deanne Dennison and Paul Stanbury. Please see Paul's write up of their experiences at the Summer Nationals in Atlanta last year. News pg. 6
Absolute Beginner or Looking for a Refresher Course in Basic Bidding and Play of the Hand?
This 10 week series will start on April 4th and run through to June 6th.
♠ Location: St. James Church, 6025 Old Church Road, Caledon East
♥ Time: Thursday Afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 pm
♦ Price: $225 per person, which includes two books and additional learning materials.
♣ To register, please contact Denise Donovan, 416-614-6754, firstname.lastname@example.org