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Minutes for AGM 2017 which took place Tuesday 24 Oct can be viewed by clicking on; 2017 Bridge AGM Minutes 24.10.17.pdf

Duplicate Bridge session every Tuesday evening at 6.30.   Learners/Beginners Gentle Duplicate sessinon every Thursday afternoon.
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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 on Tuesday evenings for Duplicate Bridge and Thursday afternoons for Beginners.  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.  

 

Choice of bids!

This hand, played 5 December, was played in three different contracts.  
What should South bid?
He's w
eak in Spades but has good support in Hearts and a game going balanced hand.
Any comments welcome. (Click answer for our opinion).

 

Correct bid is 4♠.
With a lead of a singleton trump from West, East takes the trick with the King (ducking would mean the 10♠ wins in South).
East then plays his singletonK, won by South who then plays two rounds of Clubs, ruffing a 3rd.
North takes 2 rounds of trumps, discovering the 4-1 split and plays a Diamond losing to the Ace, but game makes with an extra trick.
 
 

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Dates for Clothes & Book Sales in 2018 are yet to be confirmed.
  
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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 ……...

Don't Overcall If You Were Going To Open 1NT
​With a classic 1NT opening, showing 12-14 points and a balanced hand (i.e. 4333 or 4432 shape, or 5332 with a 5 card minor). If the opponents open the bidding in front of us with no sound bid we should pass. A 1NT overcall would show 16-18 points.

The only exception occurs when the opponents open the bidding in our doubleton, then we should make a takeout double. We're very minimum for this bid, so we should pass any response by partner.

The situation is different if we are in the fourth position after an opening bid and two passes. In this situation we overcall 1NT, which shows 11-14 points in the "protective" position. This ensures that game will not be missed if partner has passed over the opening bid with fair values ie 11-14 points but no possible overcall.

 

Gentle Duplicate for Beginners & Learners
Thursday afternoons we hope to establish a Learners Gentle Duplicate session .
Each Thursday we will play GD, where hands are played at a gentle pace and discussed and replayed if necessary.  From time to time we may revise some aspect of Bidding or Play and play some relevant pre set hands.  
To make this workable we hope to have 2 tables which will be mostly learners or beginners with some more experienced players to help out.


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
Thu 18th January 2018
Beginners Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 3.00
Tue 23rd January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Thu 25th January 2018
Beginners Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 3.00
Tue 30th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Results
Tue 16th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 9th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 2nd January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 19th December 2017
Gentle Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
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 ……...

Don't Overcall If You Were Going To Open 1NT
​With a classic 1NT opening, showing 12-14 points and a balanced hand (i.e. 4333 or 4432 shape, or 5332 with a 5 card minor). If the opponents open the bidding in front of us with no sound bid we should pass. A 1NT overcall would show 16-18 points.

The only exception occurs when the opponents open the bidding in our doubleton, then we should make a takeout double. We're very minimum for this bid, so we should pass any response by partner.

The situation is different if we are in the fourth position after an opening bid and two passes. In this situation we overcall 1NT, which shows 11-14 points in the "protective" position. This ensures that game will not be missed if partner has passed over the opening bid with fair values ie 11-14 points but no possible overcall.

 

Gentle Duplicate for Beginners & Learners
Thursday afternoons we hope to establish a Learners Gentle Duplicate session .
Each Thursday we will play GD, where hands are played at a gentle pace and discussed and replayed if necessary.  From time to time we may revise some aspect of Bidding or Play and play some relevant pre set hands.  
To make this workable we hope to have 2 tables which will be mostly learners or beginners with some more experienced players to help out.


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
Thu 18th January 2018
Beginners Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 3.00
Tue 23rd January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Thu 25th January 2018
Beginners Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 3.00
Tue 30th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Results
Tue 16th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 9th January 2018
Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 2nd January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Michelettes 6.30
Tue 19th December 2017
Gentle Duplicate Bridge
Michelettes 6.30