MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
Now firmly established in our new home premises at
81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN
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4 Mar 2019
This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.
Eric Howarth Cup
Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.
(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)
Green Point Pairs
The Cantor Cup
26 Feb 2019
The England team have finished fifth at the European Mixed Teams Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. It was an up-down-campaign that kept their supporters guessing until the very end. A great start, a fairly quiet couple of days in the middle that left them in danger of missing out, and a superb finish where they won seven out of the last eight matches. They have now qualified for the World Championships in Wuhan, China, in September. Congratulations to all the team!
(Full details on the EBU website)
21 Feb 2019
John Holland has regained the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.
John, who has won the competition on six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699.
John also topped the Gold Point list.
18 Feb 2019
For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.
In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.
In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.
Congratulations to both teams.
(Full details & photos on the EBU & MCBA websites)
EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!
31 Jan 2019
EBU Membership Campaign Officer Tim Anderson has written a new blog post looking at the how playing bridge with a novice affects your NGS grade.
In the blog, Tim addresses the worries of some players that playing with a novice will negatively impact their NGS rating and explains the options clubs have for holding novice sessions.
CLUB CHAMPION 2018
Congratulations to EVE LIGHTHILL on becoming our 2018 Club Champion.
This Club Senior Individual Player Contest has been achieved by coming top on Wednesday Evenings over the 12 months period between April 2017 and May 2018.
Well Done Eve!
2018 / 19 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2018 until the end of April 2019
2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy
This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from
January 2019 until the end of April 2019
The Winning Pair on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
can claim their
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Points ofinterest from the August 2012 duplicates
1 Do not lead MUD in partner’s suit especially in No Trumps
Board 12 Wednesday 15 August
Playing in NT this was the Diamondsuit
The opening lead was the 6 of Diamondsto the 9, King and low. The Jack ofDiamonds was returned winning with the Ace and LHO now played the up part ofmiddle up down ie the 8. This left:-
Declarer was now left with a finesseposition of A7 over 10x and when RHOsubsequently decided to continue with Diamonds Declarer made three tricks. So the moral is
Always leadlow from small cards in partners suit. The recommended expert lead is to lead third highest in partner’s suitfrom either three or four small cards.
2 Always be alert to the possibility ofdoubling a transfer bid for the lead
Board 20 Wednesday 15 August
After a weak No trump from North,South made a transfer bid of 2 Hearts. If West doubles to demand a Heart lead then if opposition end up in NoTrumps they will lose a minimum of four Heart tricks and the pointed Aces. When West failed to double then declarer hadno difficulty in making at least eight tricks in NT when he won the Club leadand started on Spades taking out West’s entry immediately.
3 Raising responder or bidding a new suit
Suppose that you are dealt a 4-3-5-1or 4-3-1-5 hand. You open 1 of a minorand partner bids 1 Heart. Do you rebid 1Spade or raise partner’s Hearts?
The answer depends on how strong youare. If you have say:-
Board 20 Wednesday 22 August
You open 1 Club and partner bids 1Heart. As you have a minimum hand youmust raise Hearts immediately to 2 Hearts. This is because if you instead bid 1 Spade and partner now bids either1NT or 2 Clubs then you would like to then bid 2 Hearts at your third bid. However you cannot follow such a course ofaction because TO BID TWO SUITS AND THENSHOW DELAYED SUPPORT FOR RESPONDER’S FIRST SUIT SHOWS A GOOD HAND.
In the Wednesday Duplicate on 22August 5 of the 9 North’s failed to bid 2 Hearts because from the travellersfive North Souths ended up in 3NT opposite:
3NT made only 9 tricks compared to the11 available in Hearts:
Clearly the majority of the Wednesdaynight players could improve their bidding by taking note of this tip ! ! !
Board 22 Thursday 30 August
You open 1 Diamond and partner bids 1Heart. You must again raise Heartsimmediately because you are not strong enough to bid 1 Spade and subsequentlyshow delayed support for Hearts.
This may be put down in the form of arule:-
When holdinga 4-3-5-1 or 4-3-1-5 hand as opener you must raise a response of 1 Heart if youare minimum in the range 11 to 14 points. If you are 16+ you can bid 1 Spade and then subsequently raiseHearts. You will note that if you have 15points you will have to use your judgement as to whether to follow theconservative or more aggressive action.