Spade Heart Bridge d'Albret Diamond Club
Bridge d'Albret
 
News Bulletin

2017 AGM Tues 24 October Agenda, click on BRIDGE AGM AGENDA 2017.pdf to view

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. 

 

 
Recent Updates
News Bulletin
10th Oct 2017 11:49 BST
 
0 0 0 0 0 0
Pages viewed in 2017
 
Welcome to Bridge d'Albret
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. 

 

Extraordinary Hand !

Well, what an extraordinary deal!  With an eight-card minor and a weakish hand, one would normally open at the 4-level but the shape of the hand is so extreme that it is much too good to open that way, so South should open by bidding 1C.  West passes and North bids a standard 1D.  East has probably never picked up such a fantastic hand.  He’d love to know how many tricks his Spades are good for but it’s really impossible to find out what his partner has in that suit, so should just bid 6H.  Having heard his partner bid diamonds, South must surely bid 7D as a sacrifice, though must also feel there is a possibility of it actually making if N holds the right cards.  West doubles in the certain knowledge that it is going at least 1 off as he holds the Ace of diamonds.  What would you do as East?  Cross your fingers and bid 7H.  All it needs is for partner to have QS or longish spades (that suit has not been mentioned by anyone in the bidding) or even a doubleton spade with the ability to ruff to set up your long spades or even for the QS to drop doubleton.  As the cards lie, there is no defence and it is an easy make.
Mick

 

Well, what an extraordinary deal!  With an eight-card minor and a weakish hand, one would normally open at the 4-level but the shape of the hand is so extreme that it is much too good to open that way, so South should open by bidding 1C.  West passes and North bids a standard 1D.  East has probably never picked up such a fantastic hand.  He’d love to know how many tricks his Spades are good for but it’s really impossible to find out what his partner has in that suit, so should just bid 6H.  Having heard his partner bid diamonds, South must surely bid 7D as a sacrifice, though must also feel there is a possibility of it actually making if N holds the right cards.  West doubles in the certain knowledge that it is going at least 1 off as he holds the Ace of diamonds.  What would you do as East?  Cross your fingers and bid 7H.  All it needs is for partner to have QS or longish spades (that suit has not been mentioned by anyone in the bidding) or even a doubleton spade with the ability to ruff to set up your long spades or even for the QS to drop doubleton.  As the cards lie, there is no defence and it is an easy make.
Mick

 

 

FORM
Médecins Sans Frontières

Next book Sale takes place thw Weekend of 21 & 22 Oct (English books 21 Oct 2017.pdf.)
Thank you for supporting the Clothes sale in aid of MSF we raised  1800
€ 
The total proceeds raised from clothes and book sales since 2007 amounts to over 33098€ all of which has been donated to MSF.   
Thank you all for contributing.  
     
For information about MSF please visit their website; msf.org.uk or msf.fr

 

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 ……...

Best not to pre-empt when you have a four card Major.
We suggest that you don't open the bidding with a pre-empt if your hand contains a four card major as well as the pre-empt suit.
As pre-empting tends to shut partner up you could miss out on a major suit fit and possibly miss game. Partner, who may have an opening hand in a major suit, would probably pass your pre-emptive opening bid.
Link to helpful web site for beginners and improvers here 

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.
Calendar
Tue 24th October 2017
Gentle Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Results
Tue 17th October 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 10th October 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 3rd October 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 26th September 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
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 ……...

Best not to pre-empt when you have a four card Major.
We suggest that you don't open the bidding with a pre-empt if your hand contains a four card major as well as the pre-empt suit.
As pre-empting tends to shut partner up you could miss out on a major suit fit and possibly miss game. Partner, who may have an opening hand in a major suit, would probably pass your pre-emptive opening bid.
Link to helpful web site for beginners and improvers here 

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.
Calendar
Tue 24th October 2017
Gentle Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Results
Tue 17th October 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 10th October 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 3rd October 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00
Tue 26th September 2017
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes
6.45 for 7.00