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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

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

Folkestone Baptist Church
Hill Road
Folkestone
CT19 6LY

At the end of 2015 we moved to our new venue at the junction of Hill Road, Dover Road and Wear Bay Road where there is an on-site tarmacked car park with spaces marked out for 24 cars and also 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, will be starting new classes:

BEGINNERS - Thursdays     11 am until 1 pm, commencing 20th April 2017

New students welcome

Tel: 01303 230876.

 

Our EBU Associate Teacher, Shirley Goldwin, will be starting classes for Beginners on 21 June at 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.

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Club Competitions

Congratulations to Gill C & Joan and Pauline & Rosemary on winning the fourth multiple teams event. This means that the overall multiple teams competition for members below the rank of Advanced Master has been won by Pauline with Jill second. Well done to them both.

The next competition, on 4th December is the final of the Championship Pairs for the Jubilee Cup. Ten pairs have qualified and there will be a second main club section  for those not qualifying or who were unable to play in the qualifier. This section will be open to non-members. The final is blue-pointed.

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".

Members' successes

Shirley & Brian, playing with Geoff Smith (former Kent CBA chairman) and Chris Bickerdike (Cornwall CBA secretary) won the Swiss Teams at the Cornwall Congress on 24 September

Master Point Promotions

The following members received masterpoint promotion in August

4* Master: Joan Pilcher

County Master: Pat Nielsen

Area Master: Roger Harmer

Results
13th Nov 2017
Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Chris Lohan
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
6th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Director: Brian Crack
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
30th Oct 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
Calendar
20th Nov 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
20th Nov 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
27th Nov 2017
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
27th Nov 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Club Competitions

Congratulations to Gill C & Joan and Pauline & Rosemary on winning the fourth multiple teams event. This means that the overall multiple teams competition for members below the rank of Advanced Master has been won by Pauline with Jill second. Well done to them both.

The next competition, on 4th December is the final of the Championship Pairs for the Jubilee Cup. Ten pairs have qualified and there will be a second main club section  for those not qualifying or who were unable to play in the qualifier. This section will be open to non-members. The final is blue-pointed.

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".

Members' successes

Shirley & Brian, playing with Geoff Smith (former Kent CBA chairman) and Chris Bickerdike (Cornwall CBA secretary) won the Swiss Teams at the Cornwall Congress on 24 September

Master Point Promotions

The following members received masterpoint promotion in August

4* Master: Joan Pilcher

County Master: Pat Nielsen

Area Master: Roger Harmer

Results
13th Nov 2017
Children in Need Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Chris Lohan
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
6th Nov 2017
Championship Pairs Qualifier
Director: Brian Crack
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
30th Oct 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
Scorer: Geoff Burrell
Calendar
20th Nov 2017
Club Pairs
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
20th Nov 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: John Ramshoj-Bolton
27th Nov 2017
Club Pairs
Director: David Ellerby
27th Nov 2017
Gentle Duplicate
Director: David Ellerby