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Bridge will continue for Kimberley at the Methodist Church Hall, Mansfield Road, Heanor  and for Brinsley at Brinsley village hall.

 

Welcome to Heanor, Kimberley & Brinsley
Heanor, Kimberley and Brinsley Bridge Clubs Web Site
Heanor, Kimberley and Brinsley Bridge Clubs Web Site

Welcome to the Heanor, Kimberley & Brinsley Bridge Clubs web site. The common theme of the clubs is to provide duplicate bridge drives in a friendly but competitive environment for beginners, improvers and experienced bridge players.

Brinsley Bridge Club meets most Friday afternoons throughout the year in Brinsley Parish Hall from 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm.

Kimberley Bridge Club meets on Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm in the Methodist Church Hall, Mansfield Road, Heanor.

Contact Information
Contact Information

For further information contact:-

          Adrian Renshaw on 0115 9328412, renshaw185@hotmail.com 

     Carmel Hill on 01773 718929, cdhillhardybarn@yahoo.co.uk

2018 Awards presentation
  • 2018 award
  • Adrian
  • Adrian
  • Award 2018

Christine Styles awarded highest female master points scorer for Kimberley 2018 smiley

Adrian Renshaw awarded highest male master points scorer for both Brinsley and Kimberley 2018 smiley

Megan Allsopp awarded highest female master points scorer for Brinsley 2018  smiley

Awards for 2018

Prize giving at 2018 AGM meeting
Prize giving at 2018 AGM meeting

Bob Ford and Pauline Bailey, highest scoring gentleman and lady for the 2017 season, receiving the Kimberley Cup and Trophy from Chairman Adrian.

 

Brinsley BC Christmas Party
Brinsley BC Christmas Party

 Everyone enjoying  Brinsley Bridge Club Christmas Party. 

Christmas 2017

Christmas 2017 

Christmas 2017
Brinsley Bridge Club Christmas Party
Brinsley Bridge Club Christmas Party

Members of Brinsley Bridge Club enjoying their Christmas Bridge Drive

Wild Distribution

The following hand was dealt at Kimberley on a recent Tuesday evening. East should open the bidding with 4♠ which will probably pass round to North who will surely bid 5♣. This is likely to be passed around to West who will bid 5♠ which in turn will pass round to South who should bid 6♣ . 6♠ by East will fail on an initial ♣ lead by South - East must lose A and K . 6♣ makes by North provided North gives up a  early and ruffs a  to establish the suit, before drawing all of West's trumps. Of course, if East bids 6♠ N/S have the difficult decision of whether to Pass, Double or bid 7♣ .

Interesting Hand

The bidding was simple and straightforward and we reached the excellent contract of 4 Spades. (It's difficult to make more than the obvious 9 tricks in the inferior contract of 3NT). The J was led by West taken with the Ace and a second Heart led to dummy's Q . Figuring that, if the Spade honours were split and with a reasonable break, I could make eleven tricks I continued with the 6♠ from dummy. East played the 3, I played the 2 from hand and West won the trick with .... the KING! West continued with a third heart won by dummy's K .

Obviously I now concluded that East had started with either 3 or 4 trumps including Q♠ ,10♠ ,3♠ ,(5♠ ) and I played the 9♠  from dummy and let it run when East played the 5♠ ... and West of course won her 10♠  This brilliant defensive ploy meant that I just scrambled home in my contract rather than making the precious overtrick. When I asked West why she had won the first Spade trick with the King of Spades instead of the Ten her reply was "I wanted to make sure of making my King of Spades. If I had won with the Ten you would have killed my King with your Ace".

I could think of nothing else to say other than to compliment her on her brilliant play!

Latest results

Results from both Brinsley and Kimberley may be found by clicking on the most recent results below or by clicking on "Results" in the left hand menu.

Calendar
28th May 2019
KImberley
Heanor 7:00pm
31st May 2019
Brinsley
Brinsley 2:00 pm
4th June 2019
KImberley
Heanor 7:00pm
Results
Brinsley
Scorer: Carmel Hill
KImberley
Scorer: Carmel Hill
Brinsley
Scorer: Carmel Hill