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Melbourne Cup Day - no Red Points

Image result for oops imageWe have been advised that unfortunately we were ineligible to award Red Points on Melbourne Cup day - 7th November - and Green Points have been awarded instead.  The website results will be updated ASAP to reflect these points. Apologies to all concerned.

 
ABF promotions ...

Congrats to member(s) who have been promoted in ABF rank in November. Info on the rankings can be found here: ABF Rankings Info

Club Veronica Hayter
Regional Cathy Cole-Clark
Pam Bingle
Wayne Courtney
 
Welcome to Kiama & District Bridge Club

Kiama and District Bridge Club is situated adjacent to the Bonaira Playing Field in Girrawheen Avenue, Kiama, NSW.  We welcome visitors to our friendly bridge sessions. 

For information on bridge sessions, click HERE

Other Enquiries: Wayne Courtney (Secretary) -  0432 332 635.

Xmas party 19th December

The daytime Xmas party will be held on Tuesday 19th December - with lunch beforehand.  Please arrive at 11:30am for 11:45am lunch, followed by bridge.  Would each pair please bring a plate of food to share for lunch - drinks will be provided.  Merry Xmas!!!

Please note this will be the last bridge session at the club for 2017.

Joke Hezeman Trophy - 2017

Congratulations to Julie D’Amico and June Moore

- the winners of the Joke Hezeman trophy for 2017!

What's coming up ...
Wed 13th Dec - Xmas party 6pm for 6:30pm
Tue 19th Dec - Day Xmas party and last bridge for 2017 - 11:30am for 11:45am lunch
Calendar Dates for 2018 ...

Notification of the following events of interest to members in 2018:
March 3rd/4th - Joan Butts Weekend at Kiama Bridge Club
March 18th - Kiama Novice Pairs <100MP 10am start
June 2nd/3rd - Chris Diment Memorial Congress at IBA
September 16th - IBA Swiss Pairs

November 17th/18th - NSW State Novice and Restricted Teams Championship at IBA

Making Fewer Mistakes ... continued

Two more following from last week, taken unashamedly from the latest ABF magazine.  :

3.  Trump Mismanagement 1
One error is having winners trumped because you failed to remove the opponent's trumps.
If you have winners outside the trump suit, remove the outstanding trumps so your winners are not ruffed.

4.  Trump Mismanagement 2
Another error is drawing too many rounds of trumps.
If you need to cross-ruff the hand or if you need to trump losers, don't draw trumps until after those jobs are done. 

More next week ...

Results
11th Dec 2017
Supervised Session
9th Dec 2017
Saturday Pairs
8th Dec 2017
Friday Pairs
7th Dec 2017
Thursday Pairs
6th Dec 2017
Wednesday Pairs
5th Dec 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Calendar
12th Dec 2017
Tuesday Pairs
13th Dec 2017
Xmas party - evening
14th Dec 2017
Thursday Pairs
15th Dec 2017
Friday Pairs
16th Dec 2017
Saturday Pairs
18th Dec 2017
Supervised Session
Card Combinations

... taken unashamedly from the latest ABF magazine ...  How do you play this combination to ensure 4 tricks (1 loser at most)?

Declarer (W)    Dummy (E)
K874               A10932

The correct way to play this suit is to lead low - either from dummy towards your hand or vice versa. 
Let's consider leading low from your hand towards dummy.  If North follows suit you cover as cheaply as possible.  That allows for North to have Q-J-6-5.  If North discards, rise with the Ace and finesse against South's Q-J-6-5 on the next round.  Equally, if you lead low from dummy towards your hand, the same principles apply.  If South follows Suit, you cover, but if South shows out, you win the King and finesse on the way back to dummy. 
If you cannot afford to have a particular defender on lead, you switch which way you play the suit. 

Results
11th Dec 2017
Supervised Session
9th Dec 2017
Saturday Pairs
8th Dec 2017
Friday Pairs
7th Dec 2017
Thursday Pairs
6th Dec 2017
Wednesday Pairs
5th Dec 2017
Tuesday Pairs
Calendar
12th Dec 2017
Tuesday Pairs
13th Dec 2017
Xmas party - evening
14th Dec 2017
Thursday Pairs
15th Dec 2017
Friday Pairs
16th Dec 2017
Saturday Pairs
18th Dec 2017
Supervised Session
Card Combinations

... taken unashamedly from the latest ABF magazine ...  How do you play this combination to ensure 4 tricks (1 loser at most)?

Declarer (W)    Dummy (E)
K874               A10932

The correct way to play this suit is to lead low - either from dummy towards your hand or vice versa. 
Let's consider leading low from your hand towards dummy.  If North follows suit you cover as cheaply as possible.  That allows for North to have Q-J-6-5.  If North discards, rise with the Ace and finesse against South's Q-J-6-5 on the next round.  Equally, if you lead low from dummy towards your hand, the same principles apply.  If South follows Suit, you cover, but if South shows out, you win the King and finesse on the way back to dummy. 
If you cannot afford to have a particular defender on lead, you switch which way you play the suit.