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More bridge wisdom

Bridge is a great comfort in old age. It also helps you get there faster.

 

South: Alert!          

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.

                               

 

Starting times

We will be starting at

12.45

 on Mondays and Wednesdays and hope to finish at 3.45.

Things people say

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)

Getting old

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)

The two golden rules

1.  Be kind to others, partner, opponents and,especially the director.

2.  Keep the kettles filled..

 
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RIPLEY BRIDGE CLUB

     RIPLEY BRIDGE CLUB  ♦    

HOTEL DE VILLE. NORTH YORKS

We play on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12.45 to 3.45 PM

No partner needed. We supply partners.

& Refreshments

    You are welcome to join us    

Contact Bruce by email using  "contact us" on the left hand side menu 

Christmas arrngements

Since Christmas Day and New Year's Day are both Mondays we will not be playing those days. However we will be having bridge on Wednesday 27th December and Wednesday, 3rd January to compensate. Hereafter therewill be sessions on both Monday and Wednesday for a trial period of eight weeks. I hope this works. If members wished the Wednesday session could,sometimes, be a supervised play session. In the meantime if anyone wishes to have some basic tuition on Stayman,Transfers and Blackwood please let me know.

New member drive

The next stage of development of the club is to establish a second session on another afternoon, probably Wednesday. The reason for this is to provide more flexibility so that members can play on either or both days as they wish. Consequently doctor or dentist appointments,day visits from relatives, bank holidays or even the occasional hangover need not stop you having your weekly dose of bridge. I hope everybody will help to raise our profile and attract new members. I calculate we need another 15 members to make the second session viable.

Bridge conventions

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 

Rules about revoking

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.

Rules about leading out of turn

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.

New scoring system

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. 

Results
Mon 11th December 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 4th December 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 27th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 20th November 2017
monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 13th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 6th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 30th October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 9th October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 2nd October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 25th September 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Results
Mon 11th December 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 4th December 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 27th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 20th November 2017
monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 13th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 6th November 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 30th October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 9th October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 2nd October 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies
Mon 25th September 2017
Monday
Director: Bruce Hoyle
Scorer: christine davies