Pizza and Bridge Night - Every 3 months, last Sunday of month, commencing at 4 pm. Next Pizza Night is Sunday 29 July. Come along with a partner for an enjoyable evening. Bring a salad or something sweet to have with coffee if you have time to delight us with some home cooking. Bob Cass in charge.
Wednesday and Friday Bridge: PLEASE help your club by being the volunteer who turns up of a Wednesday or a Friday to be there as a player if needed so that every one has a partner. The reward is a free game of bridge or a token to take away if not required on that day.
Playing bridge at Maitland Bridge club
SYSTEM CARDS: each pair must carry a systems card when playing at a session.
Mobile phones to be turned OFF during bridge sessions.
If you are running late PLEASE let somebody know you are coming to get your names down!
Please arrive at bridge 15 minutes before start of play to allow director to determine the appropriate movement for the day and set up the Bridgemates. This is VERY IMPORTANT!
Maitland Bridge Club was formed in 1975 and has been steadily growing to its present membership of over 160. Maitland is in the heart of the Hunter Valley and attracts players from Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Cessnock, Singleton and outlying areas. Our clubhouse is conveniently situated next to the New England Highway, at 12-16 Wallace St., South Maitland [PO BOX 496 Maitland 2320]. President is Jenny Swanson and please feel free to ring her with any enquiry on 0407280814. Our Vice President is Jenny Coyle on 0419774807.
The following teams will be representing our club at he Regional Final at Newcastle Bridge club on Sunday 30 September:
Jenny and Andrew Swanson, Sonia Roulston and Anna Swanson
Ruth Perris, Kay Hale, Di and Robert Cass
Ellie and Jim Fitz-Gerald, Beryl Manuel and Chris Van Wyck
Eileen Humphery and Christo Moskovsky, Emil Battista and Roger Yandle
The Second series of lessons are as follows:
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 23 July STAYMAN
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 30 July WEAK 2 BIDS
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 6 August STRONG 2C OPENING
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 13 August BLACKWOOD
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 20 August GERBER and DOUBLES
10.00am - 12.00noon Monday 27 August LEADS and SIGNALS
If you would like to play but haven't got a partner for a certain day, email Alison McEncroe at email@example.com, ring Alison on 0407305557 , or ring Denis on 0414305725 and they will send out an email to all members telling them to contact you if they can play.
If you need a partner for TUESDAY night, ring or text Bruce on 0425358897
New players are always welcome to play at our club, come and enjoy the camaraderie that our club is noted for.
Beginners catered for with our Wednesday afternoon supervised session. This social bridge afternoon is becoming very popular and YOU DO NOT NEED A PARTNER TO COME ALONG!
Friday morning Duplicate Bridge is also for learners to play along with experienced pairs and YOU DO NOT NEED A PARTNER TO COME ALONG!
Click on Information for our other weekday playing sessions.
Swiss Pairs/Teams Tactics
Written by Many different sources
If you're interested in your score, then you need to know that playing IMPs (such as in most Swiss pairs and teams events) is different to playing normal matchpoint-scored duplicate sessions. Here is a summary of tactics for Swiss pairs/teams (ie IMP scoring) summarised from several internet sources:
And remember, if a hand’s hard for you, it's hard for everyone else. This guiding principle will help you on several of the points already listed.
Hope this is of some benefit to our new players......
Red Point Pairs: Thursday 14 June [Round 7], Thursday 12 July [Round 9], Monday 23 July [Round 8]
CLUB MIXED TEAMS:
Mondays 4, 11 and 18 June [Each team must have at least one male and one female each week, two subs allowed]
Winter Pairs [Open and Handicap]:
Tuesdays - 10, 17 and 24 July
Fridays - 13, 20 and 27 July
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EVERY MONDAY - Relaxed and enjoyable Duplicate Bridge 12.45PM
EVERY TUESDAY EVENING - Relaxed and enjoyable Duplicate Bridge 6.45PM
EVERY WEDNESDAY - Relaxed and enjoyable supervised social bridge 12.45PM. Join us for a fun afternoon. All welcome. No partner required.
EVERY THURSDAY - Relaxed and enjoyable Duplicate Bridge 12.45PM.
EVERY FRIDAY - Relaxed and enjoyable Duplicate Bridge 9.15AM. No partner required
EVERY SATURDAY - Relaxed and enjoyable Duplicate Bridge 12.45PM
A website which is helpful for those who are interested: