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Laws Of Bridge Update

New Bridge Laws Update

September 1st 2017

Selection of Laws

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Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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Mount Sackville Bride Club
Committee 2016/2017

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Mount Sackville Past Pupils Bridge Club

Committee 2017/2018    

  President  Betty Fallon         086 313 6986       
  Vice President         Gabrielle Dineen 087 616 7414
  Hon. Secretary               Rita Carroll           086 151 4015
  Treasurer        Noirin Casey             086 175  2626       
  Committee   Sally Burke  
  Committee   Brenda Carey  
  Match Maker              Mary Jo Bergin        087 620 4142
       
  Points Secretary     Jean Neary     

 

The Meaning of Double

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.

 

Calendar
24th Oct 2017
Club Pairs Week 2
28th Nov 2017
Turkey Competition
12th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
14th Jan 2018
Club Charity
6th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Pairs
20th Feb 2018
Team of 4
13th Mar 2018
Easter Egg
17th Apr 2018
Presidents Prize Week 1
24th Apr 2018
Presidents Prize Week 2
1st May 2018
Presidents Prize Giving
22nd May 2018
AGM
Results
17th Oct 2017
Club Pairs Week 1
10th Oct 2017
3rd Oct 2017
26th Sep 2017
Mary Walsh Harvest Competition
19th Sep 2017
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New Season
29th Aug 2017
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22nd Aug 2017
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15th Aug 2017
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25th Jul 2017
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18th Jul 2017
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Calendar
24th Oct 2017
Club Pairs Week 2
28th Nov 2017
Turkey Competition
12th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
14th Jan 2018
Club Charity
6th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Pairs
20th Feb 2018
Team of 4
13th Mar 2018
Easter Egg
17th Apr 2018
Presidents Prize Week 1
24th Apr 2018
Presidents Prize Week 2
1st May 2018
Presidents Prize Giving
22nd May 2018
AGM
Results
17th Oct 2017
Club Pairs Week 1
10th Oct 2017
3rd Oct 2017
26th Sep 2017
Mary Walsh Harvest Competition
19th Sep 2017
12th Sep 2017
5th Sep 2017
New Season
29th Aug 2017
Summer Bridge
22nd Aug 2017
Summer Bridge
15th Aug 2017
Summer Bridge
8th Aug 2017
Summer Bridge
1st Aug 2017
Summer Bridge
25th Jul 2017
Summer Bridge
18th Jul 2017
Summer Bridge
11th Jul 2017
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