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Moncton Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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for an upcoming game?

Email  or call June Green at:

  junegreen@rogers.com  506-859-1398

If a Member. Go to Membership tab on left and click on find a partner

 

 

For all other inquiries, email us at monctonbridge@rogers.com

 
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Bridge Site Tools to Improve

Use the Bridge Tools on this site check your results and compare  see which pair has your number.

If you are interested in improving your game, even just a little bit spend a few minutes after a game, go on the website and look at your results.  Look at the hands that appear normal where you scored poorly to figure out what went wrong.  Do you know that most bad scores are from slipping just one trick, either on play or on defense?   If you can’t find your error, save the hand and ask someone to help you

Congratulation to Mike Hartop

Mike was Awarded the George Retek Trophy

In Appreciation of his OUTSTANDING Volunteer activities in Acbl District 1 2016

 
WELCOME BRIDGE PLAYERS

 

 

 Come and enjoy bridge

in a fun, friendly and

competitive atmosphere

                                                                                                        

The Moncton Bridge Club is located in Riverview Place, 720 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB.  Using the entrance under the large sign, "Riverview Place", we are inside 2nd location on your left.  We open into the court yard, in the middle of Riverview Place.  

 

CAN-AT Volunteers
Volunteers Needed to Make your Canadian Atlantic
           (CAN-AT) Tournament Run Smoothly 
We need you.
 
Part of Successful tournaments are Volunteers.This is always easier with many volunteers.
A bonus of helping with the tournament will be a one session free play.
We need assistance  with all types of customer service from Registration, Prize Desk to Hospitality to General Information about what  restaurants are around.
If you Volunteer an 1 hour before and 1 hour after a session  This will assist the tournament and we will see you get to play One session free.
We also may need some assistance putting up tables and taking them down.
IF you can and are willing to assist.. PLEASE check the Canat schedule and pick the times you can assist.Check our website  on the right, yes right over there=======>>>>>>>>>
THEN signup at Moncton Club or Email Mark Golding  markd@nbnet.nb.ca
 
Please List your name email phone number as well as days  and specific times you are available!!!
 
ie Brian Maciver  bdmoftheheap@yahoo.com  506-382-3277  Any Desk
Tuesday  June 27th   12pm to 1pm and after 1:00pm session = 2 hours

Tournaments cant run themselves  and  without elves and Santa available we require YOU to assist.

Be a Volunteer.

Last updated : 13th May 2017 13:03 HAA
World Wide Pairs

We're participating in the Worldwide Pairs on June 2 and 3. See how you score against thousands of pairs around the world.

 

Cost is $12/person and there will be hand records.

 

Learn more about this event at www.ecatsbridge.com/sims/wwbc/default.asp

Last updated : 13th May 2017 13:03 HAA
FLOOD RELIEF FUNDRAISER

Wednesday, June 7, we're having a charity game to raise money for Canadian flood relief. Cost is $10 per person and this will take the place of our usual gae at 7 p.m.

Further details will be posted.

Last updated : 13th May 2017 13:06 HAA
EIGHT IS ENOUGH

We're holding our first-ever Eight Is Enough Swiss team game June 17 at 10 a.m.

Eight Is Enough gets its name from teams having eight points to spend on four players. A players are worth three points each, B players two, and C/D players one; teams are allowed to spend less if they want. To make things fair, two teams each with two A players and two C/D players will have the A pairs play each other and the C pairs play each other; we'll work something out for teams with other mixes.

After the match C/D players will be able to ask their A teammates for advice; just remember to get your results to the director first.

Cost is $10 per player.

Last updated : 24th May 2017 11:55 HAA
Spring Ahead into Bridge

 Click Here ===>>>      Basic Beginner Bridge flyer - spring 2017 May to June.docx

 

 

Last updated : 3rd May 2017 23:51 HAA
Slow Play Concerns

Slow Play Reprecussion and Common  Hints to speed up the play at your table..
  
Clubs need to be aware of their members’ capacity for an evening’s bridge. If the sessions are too long and finish too late, players will be unhappy and stop coming. Local custom and usage will vary, but most clubs find an evening of 24 boards played in around three hours is about right – a little longer if there is a break.
 
Some days we play at a faster pace, while other days we take things more slowly but, normally, a board should be played in about 7-7½ minutes. So two-board rounds should take 15 minutes, which means that the usual club duplicate of 24 boards can be played in about three hours. For rounds of three boards 22 minutes per round should suffice since less time is taken up with moving. For rounds of four or more boards it is usual to allow seven minutes per board at a club duplicate, although some clubs may find that this can be shortened slightly. Of course, the move can be called earlier if all or nearly all tables have finished play. Sessions for novices need to allow considerably longer – perhaps 8-10 minutes per board or even more.
 

Slow play can be an intractable problem. Often it is the same players who are holding everyone else up time and time again even though it has been explained to them that they are not being fair to those they are keeping waiting. If a table is behind all the others, the TD can, of course, remove a board and award an average - adjusted if appropriate – but a board should not be removed once it has been started. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove a board in the next round from a table that has been held up by a previous delay. If there is time, it might be possible to play an unplayed board during a tea break or at the end of the evening.
 
 If everyone is taking 25 minutes a round 8 minutes a board and you are taking 30 for every round it doesnt seem like a lot of time, but over a sesson of 8-9 rounds thats 40-45 round or the equivalent of 2 rounds at 22 minutes per round.

TIPS

1) If you’re simply not sure what to do, please try not to take too long over making a call or when playing a card. You have to make a decision at some point! I have heard Audrey Grant say.  if not sure, play fast and with confidence.

2) When you’re on lead, please make your lead before putting your bidding cards away or writing the contract on your score card. Similarly, when you’re dummy, put your hand down first, then put away the bidding cards and write down the contract. If you see someone beginning to write down the contract before making the opening lead, remind them politely that they should lead first so that everyone else can be getting on with the hand. THis allows time for declarer to examine dummyand  lead as well as the third hand defender all while contract is written.

3) Please keep conversation to a minimum until you have finished playing all the hands for each round. Don’t analyse each hand as it finishes. If there is still time at the end of the round, when all the scoring has been done, then by all means have a post-mortem, but in a low voice so that neighbouring tables can’t hear. If the TD calls the move, please move promptly, even if you haven’t had time for a discussion.

4) If, as declarer, you can see that you will definitely win all the remaining tricks, or a definite number of the remaining tricks, please claim, but in doing so remember that you must make a statement as to how you will play the rest of the hand, and this must include a reference to how you will handle any trumps still held by the defenders (otherwise they can argue that you had forgotten they were still out). Equally, as defender, if it’s totally obvious that your side will win (or lose) the last, say, two or three tricks, please make a claim (or concession).

5)  (For more experienced players only!) To play more quickly you don't need to play fast; you just need to play slowly less often. Thinking ahead can help you do this. E.g. suppose the auction goes 1NT (15-17) on your right, you pass on ten points, and LHO makes a transfer bid. You should see that there is every likelihood that you will be on opening lead eventually, so you can already start figuring out what your best lead might be, either against no trumps, or against the suit about to be bid by RHO. Once the auction is over, you can then immediately place a card on the table.
 

Last updated : 25th Mar 2017 12:38 HAA
CAN AT MONCTON 2017

CAN AT 2017 Is just around the corner!!

It all starts at 1pm on Tuesday June 27and runs thru to July 2nd.  

Make your plans today to attend at the Delta Beasejour (by Mariott)

Click here to book HOTEL MENTION Bridge Event $149/night before May 31/17 Parking - Max. $18/day.

Tournament Chair: Mark Golding markd@nbnet.nb.ca

Partnership Chair : Anne Mahoney leomahoney@rogers.com 

Please click here for CAN AT ATLANTIC CANADA June 27th to July 2 2017.pdf

For specific game times, please click here: 

Click here to open in a separate window to print or save.

 

Easy Bridge Special

Thursday am Easy Bridge ,geared to the newer player, is back at regular price of $7/person plus at ~ 8:40 a bridge discussion on bidding,defense or opening lead will be held.

Maritime Bridge Line January 2017

     January Bridge LIne 2017.doc Latest Issue Doc

January Bridge LIne 2017.pdf    Latest Issue   PDF

Calendar
Fri 26th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver/ Timothy Walton
Mon 29th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:00 PM
Director: Mike Hartop
Wed 31st May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
7:00 PM
Director: Mike Hartop
Thu 1st June 2017
INTRODUCTORY
9:00 AM
Director: Bruce Perry
Results
Thu 25th May 2017
INTRODUCTORY
Director: Bruce Perry
Wed 24th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Mike Hartop
Mon 22nd May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Mike Hartop
CAN AT MONCTON 2017

CAN AT 2017 Is just around the corner!!

It all starts at 1pm on Tuesday June 27and runs thru to July 2nd.  

Make your plans today to attend at the Delta Beasejour (by Mariott)

Click here to book HOTEL MENTION Bridge Event $149/night before May 31/17 Parking - Max. $18/day.

Tournament Chair: Mark Golding markd@nbnet.nb.ca

Partnership Chair : Anne Mahoney leomahoney@rogers.com 

Please click here for CAN AT ATLANTIC CANADA June 27th to July 2 2017.pdf

For specific game times, please click here: 

Click here to open in a separate window to print or save.

 

Easy Bridge Special

Thursday am Easy Bridge ,geared to the newer player, is back at regular price of $7/person plus at ~ 8:40 a bridge discussion on bidding,defense or opening lead will be held.

Maritime Bridge Line January 2017

     January Bridge LIne 2017.doc Latest Issue Doc

January Bridge LIne 2017.pdf    Latest Issue   PDF

Calendar
Fri 26th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver/ Timothy Walton
Mon 29th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:00 PM
Director: Mike Hartop
Wed 31st May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
7:00 PM
Director: Mike Hartop
Thu 1st June 2017
INTRODUCTORY
9:00 AM
Director: Bruce Perry
Results
Thu 25th May 2017
INTRODUCTORY
Director: Bruce Perry
Wed 24th May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Mike Hartop
Mon 22nd May 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Mike Hartop