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News Bulletin

Minutes for AGM 2016 which took place Tuesday 25 Oct can be viewed by clicking on; 
2016 AGM Bridge Minutes.pdf

Thursday's Fun Bridge, takes place at Michelettes at 2.30pm.  All level of players welcome, with or without partner.  Please contact the club to confirm it's happening.  

Gentle Duplicate takes place the 1st Tuesday of the month.
Where more experienced players help less experienced players with bidding, play and bridge etiquette. 

 

 
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Play Bridge in SW France
Play Bridge in SW France

Bridge d'Albret is a small friendly Anglo French bridge club located in Mézin, Lot-et-Garonne, (Department 47) bordering on the Gers within easy reach of the historic towns of Nérac and Condom in rural south west France.

 

We meet once a week on a Tuesday evening for duplicate bridge, the majority of our members play Acol bridge but as we have a mix of nationalities all partnerships are welcome whatever school of bridge they prefer to play.

 

As we are a small club it's helpful if we know in advance if you wish to play, we do our best to arrange partners if needed.

You can email us via; Contact Us. 

 

Beginners, Improvers & Practise Bridge

Courses for complete beginners and improvers are run on a regular basis.
Practise fun bridge, for beginner & improvers, also takes place some Thursday afternoons.

Being an informal bridge club we also run social events during the course of the year just for fun!

Please browse the menu on the left of the screen for further information.

(Location map is under information)

Contact: Sue Russell via; Contact Us for further information.

 

Interesting hand to bid, played 6 Dec

With a 7 card major and a void the contract would seem to be 4S but this is 2 off on best defence. The making contract is 3NT, as it so often is.
If playing a weak 1NT (ie Acol), South will open 1H, west 2C, North 2S, South 2NT, North 3S, South 3NT having the Clubs well stopped and with a likely 6 tricks in Hearts plus a good stop in Diamonds.
At least North knows South has hearts so the void in the suit is less worrying and 9 tricks in NT is often easier than 10 in a suit so should pass the 3NT. 

Mick. H.

FORM
Encouraging Quote!

Not sure who made it but the following quote is encouraging!
"One of the reasons bridge continues to fascinate players all over the world is that, in order to become even sort of good at it, you have to be willing to be bad at it for a long time".

Tip of the ……...

Overcall.
Overcalling 1NT differs to a bid of 1NT as an overcall.
Sometimes there is confusion if it is assumed they are the same.

Overcalling (after) an opening bid of 1NT is not much different to an overcall over an opening such as 1 . You'd have a good five/six card suit, with honours, and at least 8/9 points.

To bid 1NT as an overcall,you should have 15-18 points, balanced with a stopper in the suit opened.

Link to helpful wesite for beginners and improvers here:  http://www.andrewrobson.co.uk/andrew/beginner_corner/

Médecins Sans Frontières
Thank you for your support, we had had a record year raising 5 289€ in aid of MSF.
Our "Bourse au Vêtements" which took place the weekend of 26 & 27 November, raised 1 350€.   
The book sale in October raised the record amount of 1529€, thank you all for contributing.
The total proceeds raised from clothes and book sales since 2007 amounts to over 29 909€ all of which has been donated to MSF.    
For information about MSF please visit their website; msf.org.uk or msf.fr
Calendar
Tue 28th February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 7th March 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30pm
Results
Tue 21st February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 14th February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 7th February 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 31st January 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Encouraging Quote!

Not sure who made it but the following quote is encouraging!
"One of the reasons bridge continues to fascinate players all over the world is that, in order to become even sort of good at it, you have to be willing to be bad at it for a long time".

Tip of the ……...

Overcall.
Overcalling 1NT differs to a bid of 1NT as an overcall.
Sometimes there is confusion if it is assumed they are the same.

Overcalling (after) an opening bid of 1NT is not much different to an overcall over an opening such as 1 . You'd have a good five/six card suit, with honours, and at least 8/9 points.

To bid 1NT as an overcall,you should have 15-18 points, balanced with a stopper in the suit opened.

Link to helpful wesite for beginners and improvers here:  http://www.andrewrobson.co.uk/andrew/beginner_corner/

Médecins Sans Frontières
Thank you for your support, we had had a record year raising 5 289€ in aid of MSF.
Our "Bourse au Vêtements" which took place the weekend of 26 & 27 November, raised 1 350€.   
The book sale in October raised the record amount of 1529€, thank you all for contributing.
The total proceeds raised from clothes and book sales since 2007 amounts to over 29 909€ all of which has been donated to MSF.    
For information about MSF please visit their website; msf.org.uk or msf.fr
Calendar
Tue 28th February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 7th March 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30pm
Results
Tue 21st February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 14th February 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 7th February 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30pm
Tue 31st January 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30pm