Borders interclub (kelso & Jedburgh) Thursday 13th £2
Christmas Party Thursday 20th.
Tactics you play should be dependent on the scoring method being used.
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The main aim of the website is to keep members up-to-date with club activities. We hope that newcomers to Peebles and its surroundings will discover the site and will be tempted to join the bridge club.
During the winter season (Sept-end May) we play duplicate bridge every Monday and Thursday evening in the Peebles Hydro Hotel, Innerleithen Road. During the summer months play takes place on Thursday evenings only. The club is a very friendly one, but the bridge is taken reasonably seriously.
The club has two teams which take part in the East of Scotland district league.
Visitors are very welcome but must contact the Secretary in advance.
Associate members are allowed to play on Thursdays one night per month during the winter season. They, along with visitors, are not allowed to play on Trophy nights. Visitors should be introduced by a member and their admission is subject to the prior consent of the Secretary.
One of the main reasons for the decline in numbers playing golf, especially among younger people, is the length of time it takes to play a round of golf. To counteract this, golf’s main governing body, the R & A, have compiled a Pace of Play manual and have recommended that clubs adopt and promote a Ready Golf philosophy to speed up play.
Bridge clubs seem to be suffering a similar decline in membership (although Peebles Bridge Club has been able to buck that trend to a large extent, thanks to Norman’s Bridge Academy), again especially among younger people. The “speed of play” issue on a golf course is much the same as at a bridge club; if one group of players on the course (at a table) is slow, then all the following groups (tables) are held up, leading to frustration.
So what about Ready Bridge? Can we learn anything from Ready Golf? Perhaps we can, even although there are clear differences. For example, Ready Golf proposes playing your shot when you are ready, rather than waiting for the player whose turn it is (according to traditional golf etiquette). If bridge players bid or played a card when they were ready, it might be fun but it would be somewhat chaotic.
Borrowing ideas from golf, here are some practices we should all adopt to improve the pace of play at bridge:-
If you’re the Dealer, go ahead and bid before
When it’s your turn to bid, bid without undue hesitation
If it’s your lead, go ahead and lead before
If you’re Dummy and the lead has been played, lay your cards down before
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