Bridge will continue at Heanor for Kimberley and Brinsley village hall through November.and December. Our Christmas fuddles will be on the 14th December at Brinsley and the 18 December at Heanor.
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.
For further information contact:-
Adrian Renshaw on 0115 9328412, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carmel Hill on 01773 718929, email@example.com
Bob Ford and Pauline Bailey, highest scoring gentleman and lady for the 2017 season, receiving the Kimberley Cup and Trophy from Chairman Adrian.
Everyone enjoying Brinsley Bridge Club Christmas Party.
Members of Brinsley Bridge Club enjoying their Christmas Bridge Drive
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♣ .
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!
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.