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Siobhan 089 427 6471
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Bridge Every Tuesday 1:00 to 4:30
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Membership Enquiries Contact Hon Secretary
Marian 087 285 7892
We are mixed Grade Club (Regional Masters to Novices)
We use pre-dealt boards every week and have
a handicap competition once a month
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Mid Leinster Region Summer Coaching Session
Intermediate A2’s & B’s
Declarer Play Technique / Count
Bidding Minor Suit Games/ Coping with Interventions & Unusual Bids
Westmanstown Sports Centre Wednesdays Evenings 7:15pm
Aug 22nd/29th/Sept 5th/ Cost €60
(Please Note Fee to be paid on first night)
Masters & A1’s Topics Covered
High-Level Bidding Judgement
(Pass, Double or Bid?)
Pairs Tactics - Defence
Advanced Card Play
Squeeze Play & Elimination Technique
Westmanstown Sports Centre Thursday Evenings 7:15pm
August 16th /23rd /30th Cost €60
Teacher & International Coach Thomas MacCormac
(National Competition winner in all competitions)
Many Years Teaching Bridge
Contact: Barbara Burke: 087-2627218 firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Blanaid Morris: 086-8381825 email@example.com
Presidents Prize 2018
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Club Handicap System
The Handicap will be based on Grades and competitions won in the D15 club.
The Handicap committee will meet 3 or 4 times a year,
or whenever necessary to adjust or amend handicap system.
The Handicap system will be used with scoring programs that allow handicap scoring.
Masters R - 13 (Off Score) - Master A - 12 (Off Score)
MA + A1 - 12 (Off Score) - A1 + A2 - 10 (Off Score)
A1 - 10 (Off Score) A2 - 8 (Off Score)
B1 - 6 (Off Score) B2 - 5 (Off Score)
Novice (With more than 1000MPs) +1 (Add to Score)
Novice (With Less than 1000 MPs) 3%+ (Add Score)
Master/A1 - 1.5pt per Round, (Maximun 12) A2 - 1pt per Round, (Maximun 10)
B - 0.5pt per Round (Maximun 6) Novice - Add 1pt per Round (Maximun 12)
Note Highest Grade on Team Determents the Grade of the Team
Once Every Month When Possible one
Regular Competition will be a
Handicap Event Sept 1st to Jun 1st
Bridge Laws Updated 2017
D15 Winners MLR "Rory Cunningham Shield"
The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.
If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points
if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.
When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those
occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid. However,
it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough to double
a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.
And that if the opponents happened to have bid,
a suit in which you were very strong,
it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and
wait for them to get into deeper trouble.
In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently
invented an alternative meaning for the “Double” – the “take-out double”.
It is believed that this was the first convention in the game
(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).
The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”
shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid:
no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.
To learn more on doubling contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,
or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,
(www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.
Fourth Suit Forcing
See full convention on left hand Menu List
This is a series of Bridge Conventions
you may not have heard of,
some of them you have heard of,
and some you will have seen in action.
The purpose here is to make you
aware of conventions, (not necessarily use them).
We recommend that before you try
any of these conventions,
you DISCUSS them with you
Bridge Approver Teacher or Coach
and of course your partner
Please Note: All Conventions come under
partnership agreement and must be alerted
Sometimes even the great ones get rejected
Looking for acceptance of Blackwood
Mr Blackwood was the one who Invented
Key Card "Blackwood" 4NT asking for Aces
Club Championship/Presidents Prize
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