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Reminder from the Directors

Reminder from the Directors

 

Dummy's Rights

 

To try to reduce the number of revokes by declarer, the directors wish to draw attention to the following rights that dummy has:

 

  1. Dummy may ask declarer (but not a defender) when declarer has failed to follow suit whether (s)he has a card of the suit led.

  2. Dummy may try to prevent any irregularity by declarer eg. leading from the wrong hand.

  3. Dummy may draw attention to any irregularity but only after play of the hand is concluded.

 

There are also limitations on what dummy can do. In particular:

 

  1. Dummy should not initiate a call for the Director during play unless attention has been drawn to an irregularity by another player.

      2 Dummy may not call attention to an irregularity during play

      3 Dummy must not participate in the play nor communicate anything about the play to declarer

     4 After dummy's hand is faced, dummy may not touch or indicate any card (except for purposes of arrangement) without instruction from declarer.

 

 
Welcome to Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club

Notification of the 29th AGM of the Folkestone Duplicate Bridge Club

Monday 19th Februry 2018. 6.30 pm

The AGM will be held on Monday 19th February 2018 at The Folkestone Baptist Church, Hill Road, Folkestone at 6.30pm.

Proposals for any motions to be discussed at the AGM should be submitted to the secretary, in writing, at least 10 days prior to the meeting.

Nominations for the posts of Officers or Committee members must be in writing and must be signed by a proposer and seconder, both of whom must be members of the club, and also by the person nominated. Nominations must reach the secretary no later than one week prior to the AGM.

Lynda Butler

Secretary

14.01.2018

We play duplicate bridge every Monday, 7.00 pm for 7.10 pm start, at

Folkestone Baptist Church
Hill Road
Folkestone
CT19 6LY

Our venue is at the junction of Hill Road, Dover Road and Wear Bay Road where there is an on-site tarmacked car park and plenty of adjacent on-street parking if required. We play on the ground floor, where there are good disabled facilities and a kitchen where free tea, coffee and biscuits are available.

We use computer pre-dealt boards and Bridgemate scoring at the table.  The results are normally displayed at the club at the end of play. Details of the hands are presented with the results on this website, usually later the same evening.

Our club is affiliated to the EBU and Kent CBA, we follow the EBU's "Best Behaviour at Bridge" policy and aim to ensure that all players experience a friendly and enjoyable game.

Visitors of all standards are warmly welcomed, either individually or with a partner.  We run a Host System except for club competitions and special-event evenings, most of which are on the first Monday in each month, as detailed on the 'Calendar' page.  If in doubt or if you wish to find a partner before attending, please contact Tony Bennett - bnnttanthn@yahoo.co.uk, 07918 193985 or 01304 827956, who will be pleased to help.  We aim to ensure that single players and visitors will all be assured of a game.

While our club-member competitions are run on the majority of the first Mondays in each month (when you need to bring your own partner), we also run a number of Simultaneous Pairs events to which pairs of visitors are warmly invited.  (For details of events click Calendar).

Bridge Classes and Gentle Duplicate

Our professional EBU teacher, Chris Lohan, runs the following classes:

IMPROVERS - Tuesdays       10 am until noon

BEGINNERS - Wednesday    10 am until noon

Tel: 01303 891162,  Email:  oakrise@uwclub.net

 

Our EBU Associate teacher, Gill Cordell, runs the following classes:

BEGINNERS - Thursdays     11 am until 1 pm

New students welcome

Tel: 01303 230876.

 

Our EBU Associate Teacher, Shirley Goldwin, runs classes for Beginners from 11am to 1pm in her home in Mersham. New students welcome. Please contact Shirley for further details on 01233 501871 or shirley.goldwin@gmail.com

 

Gentle Duplicate for less experienced players runs alongside the main movement on Monday evenings.  Anyone wishing to join in should contact Chris in advance.

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Club Competitions

Congratulations to Shirley & Brian who have retained the Jubilee Cup (Championship Pairs) they won last year, to Rosemary who has won the Goodall Salver for the most improved player and to Ruth who has won the Allnutt Cup for the best performance in Gentle Duplicate.

The competitions programme for 2017 can be seen under "Calendar". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Rules for all competitions can be found under "Competitions".

Master Point Promotions

The following member received masterpoint promotion in November

Master: Ken Hancock

District Master: Pauline Curran

National Inter-Club KO

Our NICKO team of Steve, Malcolm, Shirley and Brian beat  Eastbourne B by 2 imps in a low scoring match in the first round and Tunbridge Wells B by 26 imps in the second round.

Results
8th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs and Larsky Cup heat
Director: Brian Crack
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
18th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Brian Crack
11th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Chris Lohan
Scorer: Brian Crack
Calendar
22nd Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
22nd Jan 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
29th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
29th Jan 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Club Competitions

Congratulations to Shirley & Brian who have retained the Jubilee Cup (Championship Pairs) they won last year, to Rosemary who has won the Goodall Salver for the most improved player and to Ruth who has won the Allnutt Cup for the best performance in Gentle Duplicate.

The competitions programme for 2017 can be seen under "Calendar". A copy is also on the noticeboard.

Rules for all competitions can be found under "Competitions".

Master Point Promotions

The following member received masterpoint promotion in November

Master: Ken Hancock

District Master: Pauline Curran

National Inter-Club KO

Our NICKO team of Steve, Malcolm, Shirley and Brian beat  Eastbourne B by 2 imps in a low scoring match in the first round and Tunbridge Wells B by 26 imps in the second round.

Results
8th Jan 2018
British Winter Sim Pairs and Larsky Cup heat
Director: Brian Crack
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
18th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Brian Crack
11th Dec 2017
Club Pairs
Director: Chris Lohan
Scorer: Brian Crack
Calendar
22nd Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
22nd Jan 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
29th Jan 2018
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
29th Jan 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby