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Our current term started on 8th February 2018 and runs to 28th June 2018.  We play on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th (when there is one, e.g. 29th March and 31st May) Thursdays in the month.

I have sold all of my  'guaranteed place' season tickets for the new term.  The 'pay on the day' price remains at £5 per person per session but will be free once you have played 5 times.

 
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Workshop on Duplicate Bridge
Workshop on Duplicate Bridge

I ran a short (about 1hr) workshop after our session on 24th November 2016 covering some aspects of duplicate bridge.  This included:

a.    The deals and how they are prepared
b.    The movements I use
c.     How duplicate bridge is scored
d.    A snapshort of what information is available on our BridgeWebs site and how you can use it.

As several of our group were unable to attend and I will run it again if there is demand.  If you would like to attend please let me know and I will try and pick a date that most people who want to see it can make.

The presentation I gave is available on our U3A website under the Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate section - see here 

 
Welcome to RadlettU3A
RadlettU3A Duplicate Bridge Group
RadlettU3A Duplicate Bridge Group

Welcome to this web site for the Radlett U3A Duplicate Bridge Group.

The Radlett U3A duplicate bridge group continues to play on the same basis, i.e. 2nd and 4th Thursday's in the month.  We normally also play on the 5th Thursday when there is one.  We will also normlly continue to use the electronic scoring system, BriAn, we started using lin 2015.

We have recently been regualrly getting between 9 and 11 1/2 (the maximum I can have) tables and for many recent sessions have had a waiting list.

Season tickets are only available to Radlett U3A members and all of which have been sold up to end of June 2018.  For other players who just pay on the day the price will remain at £5 per person per session.  Priority will be given to Radlett U3A members but if I have any space after all of those that want a seat have got one I can make seats available to other local U3A members.  

You do need to let me know in advance if you want to play so that I can confirm I have the space and arrange the tables and movement.  If an occastional player plays more than 5 times in the term the pay on the day prices will be significantly discounted for any future times they play.

If you have any questions please contact me via the website or see me Gary Harding, or Sandra Solomon at the RadlettU3A monthly meeting.

Important Information
Important Information

As we are now often full I need all players to book with me in advance by replying to my eMails or contacting me via the Radlett U3A website. This allows me to plan the movement and to ensure there is space for you..

I have very limited space for members of other local U3A's (Radlett U3A members will always have priority for seats).  If you would like to play with us (space permitting) please get in touch with me as we need to come to a formal agreement with their U3A to allow you to join us.

Next session

We next play on the 26th April and then on 10th, 24th and 31st May - please let me know if you can play or not.

Interesting Results

This box is used to provide interesting information about a result or board.

One pair managed to make 6NT+1 on Board 17 at our session on the 12th April 2018.  As West has the Ace of Spades it is difficult to see how to do this but there are a couple of options.

1) West can hold up his AS for three rounds, allowing S to make 3 Heart tricks, 3 Spade tricks, 3 Club tricks and 4 Diamond tricks, making 13 tricks

2) West can hold up his AS for two rounds and East discard a club allowing S to make 3 Heart tricks, 2 Spade tricks, 4 Club tricks and 4 Diamond tricks, also making 13 tricks

As to why West would hold up the AS if he is trying to get 6NT down (rather than just letting it make) there is a chance that he might be able to make his AS and a diamond trick after South has taken 4 of them, unfortunately that doesn't work.

Calendar
26th April 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
10th May 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
24th May 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
Results
12th April 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
29th March 2018
Extra 5th Thursday Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
22nd March 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
Next session

We next play on the 26th April and then on 10th, 24th and 31st May - please let me know if you can play or not.

Interesting Results

This box is used to provide interesting information about a result or board.

One pair managed to make 6NT+1 on Board 17 at our session on the 12th April 2018.  As West has the Ace of Spades it is difficult to see how to do this but there are a couple of options.

1) West can hold up his AS for three rounds, allowing S to make 3 Heart tricks, 3 Spade tricks, 3 Club tricks and 4 Diamond tricks, making 13 tricks

2) West can hold up his AS for two rounds and East discard a club allowing S to make 3 Heart tricks, 2 Spade tricks, 4 Club tricks and 4 Diamond tricks, also making 13 tricks

As to why West would hold up the AS if he is trying to get 6NT down (rather than just letting it make) there is a chance that he might be able to make his AS and a diamond trick after South has taken 4 of them, unfortunately that doesn't work.

Calendar
26th April 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
10th May 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
24th May 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Radlett Reform Synagogue 10:00
Results
12th April 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
29th March 2018
Extra 5th Thursday Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding
22nd March 2018
Normal Radlett U3A Session
Director: Gary Harding
Scorer: Gary Harding