Bridge is a great comfort in old age. It also helps you get there faster.
East: What does that mean?
South: I am required to further misdescribe my hand.
Card sense is the ability to do the right thing at the wrong time or the wrong thing at the right time.
Regardless of what sadistic impulses we may harbour good bridge means helping partner avoid mistakes.
I'd like a review of the bidding with all the original inflections.
It's not enough to win the tricks that belong to you. Try also for some that belong to your opponents. (Alfred Scheinwold)
If 3NT is a viable option - then bid it. (Paul Soloway)
If you have the slightest touch of Masochism you'll love this game. (Frank Perkins)
Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make them all for yourself. (Alfred Steinwold)
I favour light opening bids. At my age you can never be sure the bidding will get round to you again. (Owwald Jacoby)
1. Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.
2. Keep the kettles filled..
Please note that as from the 18th of June we will be meeting at the village hall at Killinghall. If you do not know this place please ring me and I will be happy to tell you about it and give you directions. My home number is 01423 522768. Bruce
We are arranging a hot lunch on the 24th September. This meal will be free to members but nonmembers will be asked to contribute £5. The meal will srart at 1pm and then bridge will follow from 2pm. We will end the session, as usual, at about 4pm. Nearer the time I will ask you to make a choice from the dishes on offer. These will be Shepherd's Pie, Fish Pie, Beef Lasagne and Vegetarian Lasagne. There will be a pudding and a cake. I hope these arrangements suit most members. If there are any suggestions or issues regarding the plan we would be very glad to hear them. Best Wishes Bruce
♣ ♥ RIPLEY BRIDGE CLUB ♦ ♠
We meet at Killinghall village Hall
We play on Monday afternoon from 1.00 PM to 4.00PM
No partner needed. We supply partners.
♥ ♠ You are welcome to join us ♣ ♦
Contact Bruce by email using "contact us" on the left hand side menu
C/fwd June 2017. 221.97
Table Money 2470.00
We have a small collection of bridge books available to lend out. If you are keen to improve your game why not browse through one of them when the TV is boring (most of the time)
The most important conventions are Stayman, Transfers, Pre-empts and a Slam convention. You only need one of the latter. With just these four you are well prepared to be an above average bridge player. If any members would like to learn these conventions, or extend their understanding of them, I am happy to give them some free coaching. Bruce
The club is now signed up to Scorebridge. This gives us far more information enabling us to analyse and discover where we went wrong or did well. To access this go to the results box in the left hand column. An almost empty page will appear. Click on the word 'event' at the top middle of the page. The results will appear. Click on Ranking, Matrix, etc. in the middle of the screen to show different aspects of the results. If you still have difficulty ask Ivan or Christine for help. They are both whizz kids at this sort of thing.
Declarer may rectify a revoke before the next trick is played. The offending card becomes a penalty card, is laid faceup and must be played at the first opportunity. No other penalty.
Once the next trick has been played the revoke cannot be rectified and a penalty is imposed at the end of play. If the trick containing the revoke is won by the offender a penalty of one trick is deducted. If the offender wins a subsequent trick a second trick is deducted.
The director may impose a further penalty ih he considers more advantage had been gained.
If the opening lead is out of turn the declarer has the option of accepting the lead. He then becomes the dummy and his partner plays the hand.
The following options are also available after any out of turn lead. The innocent player may refuse to accept the lead and the card then becomes a penalty card
and placed face up on the table. It must be played at the first opportunity. The innocent player may then require the lead to be from the same suit, or NOT
from the same suit, whichever is to his advantage. In this case the penalty card is returned to hand and ceases to be a penalty card.
The innocent player may refuse both options and allow any card to be led. In this case the penalty card remains on the table, face up, and is played at the first opportunity.
Bridge sessions are from 1PM to 4PM. If a player chooses to leave early this ruins the competitive duplicate movement. In practise it usually results in the afternoon ending prematurely and this not fair for the other members. Please do not start a session unless you can commit for the whole duration.