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Moncton Duplicate Bridge Club
 
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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 Courses

Courses available  dependent on an adequate number of participants

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

 
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.  

 

Erin Berry Rookie MASTER Game October 18 2017 6:30 pm Wednesday

                 Rookie / Beginner ( under 50 masterpoints)     Plays with a  Master

                                           Wednesday October 18 2017 6:30pm

                         Riverview Place Mall  720 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB.

                                               Cost is $8 per/person

   Pre-register with Brian Maciver        Brian will find you a rookie or a master to play with.

                       Register with Brian at 506-382-3277 or bdmoftheheap@yahoo.com

  
Last updated : 5th Sep 2017 11:27 HAA
One session Swiss Team Saturday

Saturday Oct 21 2017 at 1pm at Moncton Bridge Club

Come out and enjoy a one session Swiss team 8$ per person

Last updated : 15th Oct 2017 09:11 HAA
North American Pairs Finals

Atlantic NAP District - 1 Finals are 2 sessions ( 1 day event )  only as follows:

ª      Entry Fee is $ 50.00 per pair 

Flight “A”

 ( Open ) Saturday Oct. 28th

2 Sessions with starting times of: 10:30am and T.B.A.

Moncton Bridge Club,  720 Coverdale Road Riverview, Moncton NB  E1B 3K6

For more information contact: Bruce Perry 506-874-0623

or email: yerrpsb@gmail.com

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Flight “B”

 ( 0 to 2500 M. Pts )  Saturday Nov. 4th

2 Sessions with starting times of: 10:30am and T.B.A.

MCG Bridge Studio, Suite 160, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS  B3L 4P1

 

 For more information contact: Kathie Macnab - Bridge Studio 902-446-3910

 

or email: KMacnab@eastlink.ca

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Flight “C”

 (Non-life Masters with less than 500 M. Pts.)   Sunday Oct. 29th 

2 Sessions with starting times of: 10:30am and TBA

Moncton Bridge Club,  720 Coverdale Road Riverview, Moncton NB  E1B 3K6

For more information contact: Bruce Perry 506-874-0623

or email: yerrpsb@gmail.com

Last updated : 17th Oct 2017 10:09 HAA
Starting in OCTOBER NEW Wednesday Start Times

STARTING Wednesday October 4 2017 Wednesday Evening Games are starting at:

            6:30 pm

Last updated : 5th Sep 2017 11:24 HAA
FEE Structure Change October 1 2017

To meet increased cost and to help  balance the club Budget.

Fees for Club Members will be 8 per game. starting October 1 2017

Last updated : 26th Sep 2017 12:12 HAA
Bridge Dates to Mark on your Calendar

Wednesday October 18 6:30 pm    Rookie Plays with a Master ,Game  in Moncton  Pre-register

Saturday Oct 21 2017 at 1pm at Moncton Bridge Club Come out and enjoy a one session Swiss team 8$ per person

 

Saturday October 28  NAP "A Players"  Atlantic Finals      Winner Qualifies for Philly and $ : in Moncton 10:30 am

Sunday October 29 NAP    " C Players"   Atlantic Finals      Winner Qualifies for Philly and $ : in Moncton 10:30 am

Saturday November 4  NAP "B Players"  Atlantic Finals Winner Qualifies for Philly and $ : in  Halifax 10:30 am

Friday Dec 1 Moncton Bridge Seasonal event. Please  Pre-Register in Moncton

 

Last updated : 17th Oct 2017 10:12 HAA
MDBC Seasonal Event Dinner and Bridge

Christmas Event is the evening of Friday December  1 2017

Must Pre-Register Prior to November 15 2017 (This is for accurate meal count)

Last updated : 9th Oct 2017 10:56 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
Lessons: Play of the hand with Brian

Brians Play of the Hand Classes, based on Audrey Grants lessons, 

Starting Sunday Nov. 12 and subsequent Sundays for 8 weeks to year-end. 

Classes will run from 10:00am to noon, at a cost of $10 per lesson.

First Lessons covers What to do First -P.L.A.N.  , Counting winners and Losers, High cards does order matter?

Sample Play Hands 1-8 

Contact Brian at 506-382-3277  bdmoftheheap@yahoo.com

 

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.

Calendar
Wed 18th October 2017
Rookie Master Game Pre-Register
6:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver
Thu 19th October 2017
INTRODUCTORY
9:00 AM
Director: Bruce Perry
Fri 20th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver/ Timothy Walton
Sat 21st October 2017
Swiss Teams Moncton
Moncton Bridge 1 pm
Director: Brian MacIver
 Click for more information
Results
Mon 16th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Bruce Perry
Fri 13th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: G Timothy Walton
Wed 11th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Bruce Perry
Lessons: Play of the hand with Brian

Brians Play of the Hand Classes, based on Audrey Grants lessons, 

Starting Sunday Nov. 12 and subsequent Sundays for 8 weeks to year-end. 

Classes will run from 10:00am to noon, at a cost of $10 per lesson.

First Lessons covers What to do First -P.L.A.N.  , Counting winners and Losers, High cards does order matter?

Sample Play Hands 1-8 

Contact Brian at 506-382-3277  bdmoftheheap@yahoo.com

 

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.

Calendar
Wed 18th October 2017
Rookie Master Game Pre-Register
6:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver
Thu 19th October 2017
INTRODUCTORY
9:00 AM
Director: Bruce Perry
Fri 20th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
1:30 PM
Director: Brian MacIver/ Timothy Walton
Sat 21st October 2017
Swiss Teams Moncton
Moncton Bridge 1 pm
Director: Brian MacIver
 Click for more information
Results
Mon 16th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Bruce Perry
Fri 13th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: G Timothy Walton
Wed 11th October 2017
OPEN PAIRS
Director: Bruce Perry