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From 9th October for 2-3 weeks David Christian has offered to give talk/lesson on defensive play to intermediate players following the Monday bridge play. A sandwich will be provided and the lesson will start about 1.30pm lasting for about one hour. Please put names in the red folder or contact David on Davidchristian.dfc@gmail.com

Nov 15-17 - Bridge Coaching Holiday at Apollo Resort Wamberal with Derrick Browne & John Newman, cost $390 twin share. Enquiries Derrick on 02 9969 5959.

Jan 5-7 2018 - Bridge Break at Waldorf Leura Resort with Derrick Browne & John Newman, also $390 twin share. Enquiries on above number.

 
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Mon 9 Oct Spring Pairs
Mon 16 Oct Spring Pairs
Tues 7 Nov Teams
Fri 17 Nov Pairs red MPs
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Call Dorothy Fry on 4446-0906

 
Welcome to NBC ...

Nowra Bridge Club is situated behind the North Nowra Shopping Centre.  Three duplicate sessions are held weekly, beginner lessons are held periodically, as well as supervised classes for new players. 

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Tips on Defence from Dave

Lesson notes on Tips for Defence play from David Christian week 1 are now available on the website. Please see following link: Defence for Intermediates 2017 Part I.pdf. Notes from week 2 are available from Defence for Intermediates 2017 Part II.pdf

Kath Answers ...

Planning Your Play

There will be hands in your bridge life where it will be crucial what you decide to play at trick one. Consequently it’s crucial to plan your play before you play to trick one. For example, before you play to the opening lead, look at your hand and dummy and plan out what you’re going to do.  If it’s a suit contract are you going to draw trumps first or do you need dummy’s trumps to ruff losers? Now look at your second suit – dummy usually holds a four or five card off suit, this is where you’re going to park your losers if you can, you should  set it up after you’ve drawn trumps or depending on the situation and entries, before trumps are drawn.   Now carefully check entries in your hand as well as dummy’s. Look at the opening lead and decide what to play and when you’re going to take your first trick.

That’s the basic plan done, however, be prepared for the plan to change when finesses don’t work or the opponents hold length in your trumps or second suit.  The following hand is a simple example of planning your play: Contract 6NT by South, lead 2 

♠  QJ74

  A83

  QJ5

♣  AK5

♠  AK

  J109

  AK82

♣  Q1074

Planning the play:

Firstly check your long suit (diamonds) then your second long suit (clubs).  Many players stop there and start playing, BUT this can be a mistake. Why? If you play out your minors the clubs may not run and you have a heart loser as well.  By this time you may not have an entry into dummy!  What are you going to do about those spades! Have you taken out the A , if so, the spades are blocked! 

The plan:  Count your winners.  Long suits – clubs 3 sure tricks (you can’t rely on the J♣  falling) and diamonds 4 sure tricks, 1 heart winner, 4 spade winners - they have to be unblocked,   that’s 12 tricks off the top.  Check your entries to dummy and hand.

The Play: Play the A  then a spade to the AK, small diamond to the Q, then the QJ spades throwing the two heart losers, Now set up your long suits to make 12 tricks. If you’re lucky the J♣  will fall and you’ll make 13 tricks.  A well planned hand.

Results
17th October 2017
16th October 2017
Monday pairs
13th October 2017
Learn to play Bridge!

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Beginner's Lessons start at Nowra Community Centre ...

A series of 10 bridge lessons, with Eddie from Nowra Bridge Club, will be held weekly from Friday 13th October, 9.30-11.30am, contact him on 4422 9286. Another series of evening lessons will be held with Kath Kean on Tuesday evenings from 7.00-9.00pm starting Tuesday 17th October. Contact Kath on 0459 026 495.

The cost is $80 for the ten lessons.

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Illawarra Bridge Association

The 2017 NSW State Novice & Restricted Teams Championships, hosted by Illawarra Bridge Association, will be held on the weekend of 4-5 November at the Illawarra Bridge Association  Hall, Figtree, Wollongong. Please contact Jill MacRae on 0414900239 or at jill.macrae54@bigpond.com if interested.

Southern Highlands Bridge Congress
Southern Highlands Bridge Congress

The Southern Highlands Bridge Club is holding their 26th Annual Congress on 11-12 November at the Highlands Golf Club, Mittagong. Entries are filling fast so if you are interested please see details at: 2017 Southern Highlands Congress.pdf

Results
17th October 2017
16th October 2017
Monday pairs
13th October 2017
Learn to play Bridge!

 ♠ ♣  

Beginner's Lessons start at Nowra Community Centre ...

A series of 10 bridge lessons, with Eddie from Nowra Bridge Club, will be held weekly from Friday 13th October, 9.30-11.30am, contact him on 4422 9286. Another series of evening lessons will be held with Kath Kean on Tuesday evenings from 7.00-9.00pm starting Tuesday 17th October. Contact Kath on 0459 026 495.

The cost is $80 for the ten lessons.

 ♠ ♣  

Illawarra Bridge Association

The 2017 NSW State Novice & Restricted Teams Championships, hosted by Illawarra Bridge Association, will be held on the weekend of 4-5 November at the Illawarra Bridge Association  Hall, Figtree, Wollongong. Please contact Jill MacRae on 0414900239 or at jill.macrae54@bigpond.com if interested.

Southern Highlands Bridge Congress
Southern Highlands Bridge Congress

The Southern Highlands Bridge Club is holding their 26th Annual Congress on 11-12 November at the Highlands Golf Club, Mittagong. Entries are filling fast so if you are interested please see details at: 2017 Southern Highlands Congress.pdf