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Mobile phones

Recently, play has been disturbed far too often by rings of mobile phones. Members are reminded that mobiles should be turned off before play or put on a silent setting. Thank you for co-operating. Fellow players will appreciate this!

 
 
 
Charity Sims

On Tuesday 31st October a special Charity Sims in aid of Hampshire Air Ambulance will be held at Soberton Hall from midday until 15.30. Please sign up on the "Find a Partner" page or contact Carole O' Neill. Visitors and guests are most welcome 

Dates for your diary

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HIWCBA Charity Sims - 31st October

CIN Sims - 13th & 15th November

Chidwick Cup - 6th December

Christmas Party - 11th December

AGM - 29th January 2018

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Announcing and alerting

It is never easy to remember when a bid made by partner should be alerted or announced. Here is the link to the EBU guidance which members should follow to avoid potential problems and penalties.

Best behaviour at Bridge

Players are reminded that games should always be played in a courteous manner, showing respect and good manners to opponents and partners alike.

The EBU's Best Behaviour at Bridge is very helpful.

 
Welcome to Meon Bridge Club
MEON BRIDGE CLUB
MEON BRIDGE CLUB

We extend a warm welcome to members and visitors on Mondays (13.45 start) and Wednesday (14.00 start) at Soberton Village Hall. Play usually finishes by 17.15 on both days.

If any visitors would like to play on any day, please contact Carole O'Neill (email caroleoneill012@aol.com or telephone 01962 777352). For directions and other information, please see our Information page

Topical Tips - Bid, pass or what?
Topical Tips - Bid, pass or what?

You are green. Your partner dealt and the bidding has gone:
Pass. 1S. Pass. 2S

Pass. Pass. ?

You have 8HCPs evenly distributed among the other three suits and two small spades. You have no obvious defence to 2S. What do you do?

Think of the likely layout. Opponents seems likely to have 8 spades (possibly 7 or 9). Their combined point count is likely to be only about 22 or they would surely bid on. This leaves your partner with about 10HCPs. Since opponents have an 8 card fit the chances are that you do too. You are looking at conceding a part score of 110 for 2S making. What if you double for take-out? Partner will bid his longest suit and there is every chance you will have 8 cards between you in that suit. One off at worst looks a likely result for -50. You are quids in!

Of course opponents may bid on but surely it is more difficult for them to make 9 tricks than 8! Even if they double you, which is unlikely, one off doubled for -100 is still good.

Three words of caution:

1. Assess your opponents. Don't push them into a game!
2. Don't get carried away after the double. It is competitive not from strength.
3. If opponents bid 3S, give in. Don't compete again.

Previous Topical Tips can be found via the menu on the left.

Laws of Bridge - 2017 update

The Laws of Bridge are updated every 10 years and the 2017 revision came into force on 1st August. There are two major changes, concerning claims / concessions and the concept of "comparable calls".

Tim Howard has written a review of all the significant changes which all players should read - click here. His 9-part guide to the Laws has been updated to reflct the changes and can be found under the Members Only section of the website.

The EBU has also issued a brief explanatory guide to the two major changes - click here.

Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Tim Howard Tankard
Tim Howard Tankard

After three-quarters of the year, the leaderboard is headed by Joanne Carter, followed closely by Margaret Beardsley, Sue Jones and Mike Carroll.
The full list of improvers can be found here.

Soberton Shield

After round 5, the Overcallers are still well in front. Will anyone catch them or will they be bringing a celebratory cake to the final round? 

The final round will be played at Soberton on Friday, 3rd November, commencing promptly at 7.00pm.

 Here are the results and the league table. The results of round 5, together with hands and analysis, can also be found in the results section below. 

 

Bridge Warehouse

The Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Shop, offers low prices to everyone, all the time, and if a competitor is cheaper then they will do their best to match the price. As all profits are reinvested in the EBU why would you shop anywhere else?

Remember - Christmas is not far away!

https://www.ebu.co.uk/bridge-warehouse

Calendar
23rd October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Joanna Carter
  (Partner?)
25th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Kim Wilson
Steward: NG
  (Partner?)
30th October 2017
Margaret Major Trophy
Director: Tim Howard
  (Booking)
31st October 2017
HIWCBA Charity Sims
Soberton Hall 12.00
Director: Tim Howard
  (Booking)
Results
18th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jon Stredwick
Scorer: Jon Stredwick
Steward: NW
16th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Neil Goulding
Scorer: Neil Goulding
11th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: tim howard
Scorer: neil goulding
9th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: tim howard
Scorer: tim howard
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Tim Howard Tankard
Tim Howard Tankard

After three-quarters of the year, the leaderboard is headed by Joanne Carter, followed closely by Margaret Beardsley, Sue Jones and Mike Carroll.
The full list of improvers can be found here.

Soberton Shield

After round 5, the Overcallers are still well in front. Will anyone catch them or will they be bringing a celebratory cake to the final round? 

The final round will be played at Soberton on Friday, 3rd November, commencing promptly at 7.00pm.

 Here are the results and the league table. The results of round 5, together with hands and analysis, can also be found in the results section below. 

 

Bridge Warehouse

The Bridge Warehouse, formerly the EBU Shop, offers low prices to everyone, all the time, and if a competitor is cheaper then they will do their best to match the price. As all profits are reinvested in the EBU why would you shop anywhere else?

Remember - Christmas is not far away!

https://www.ebu.co.uk/bridge-warehouse

Calendar
23rd October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Joanna Carter
  (Partner?)
25th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Kim Wilson
Steward: NG
  (Partner?)
30th October 2017
Margaret Major Trophy
Director: Tim Howard
  (Booking)
31st October 2017
HIWCBA Charity Sims
Soberton Hall 12.00
Director: Tim Howard
  (Booking)
Results
18th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jon Stredwick
Scorer: Jon Stredwick
Steward: NW
16th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Neil Goulding
Scorer: Neil Goulding
11th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: tim howard
Scorer: neil goulding
9th October 2017
Duplicate Pairs
Director: tim howard
Scorer: tim howard