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Bridge Season 2018-19
Starts September 4th
Bridge Laws Update
Selection of Laws
Affecting Club Bridge
Calendar of Events 2018 – 2019
Sept 4th Season Re-opens
Sept 25th Mary Walshe Harvest Competition
Oct 16th-23rd Club Pairs Competition (2 weeks)
Nov 6th IBU Simultaneous Pairs
Dec 4th Turkey Competition
Dec 18th Christmas Party
Jan 20th Charity Night
Feb 5th CBAI Sim Pairs
Feb 26th Team of 4
April 9th Easter Egg Competition
April 30th-May 7th Presidents Prize (2 weeks)
May 14th Presidents Dinner
May 28th AGM
June, July & August Summer Bridge
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Tony Owens 2nd 59.46%
Gabrielle Dinen 3rd 56.88%
Rita Carroll 4th 56.77%
Paul O'Meara 5th 55.56%
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The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.
If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points
if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.
When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited
to those occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid.
However, it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be
confident enough to double a low-level suit bid,
when partner had not yet spoken.
And that if the opponents happened to have bid,
a suit in which you were very strong,
it was far better not to tip them off:
rather to keep quiet and wait for them to get into deeper trouble.
In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell
independently invented an alternative meaning for the
“Double” – the “take-out double”.
It is believed that this was the first convention in the game
(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).
The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”
shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid:
no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.
To learn more on doubling contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,
or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,
(www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.