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Tip of the Week
Tip of the Week

If partner overcalls in a suit and you only have 1 card (or even no cards) in that suit and not many points - don't try to 'rescue' them.  Just pass and hope they have lots of cards or that the opponents will bid again.  When you're in a hole stop digging!

 
Welcome to South Cotswolds Bridge
Welcome to South Cotswolds Bridge - More than just a game!
Welcome to South Cotswolds Bridge - More than just a game!

New to Malmesbury or Tetbury and played a bit before?
Or maybe played ages ago and want to get started again.
Or perhaps you play at another local club that plays on a different day


Whatever your reason visit our friendly club. You will be more than welcome.
We meet every Wednesday morning at 10am in Malmesbury and Thursday afternoon in Tetbury at 1.45pm.  Both are town centre locations with plenty of parking space.
A partner will be found, no need to pre-book - or bring your own partner.

Our club specialises in newcomers and improvers.


 
Contact jimedwards2011@hotmail.co.uk - and let's see how we can get you started.
Or just turn up!

 

Important Information
Important Information

We've moved!

From Wednesday 8 November the location of our Wednesday Gentle Duplicate Bridge session has changed!

Our new venue is Burnham Court, Burnham Road, Malmesbury SN16 0BQ

Starting 9.45am for a 10.00am play, finishing at around 1.00pm.  The charge will be £3 per session which will be collected as £12 per table.  Small change causes us problems so we'd be very grateful for notes and £1 coins only. 

Hand of the Month
Hand of the Month

When we started to learn bridge, we were governed by point counts, but over the years we learn that points alone are not the only criteria.
With a shapely hand like this, I want to explore game, partly because we like to bid games when playing teams.  I know we must have an 8-card fit in one of the majors, because partner can't have two doubletons when he opened 1NT,  so how do we find out which?
If you don't play transfers you can bid 3♠ (forcing).  Partner will bid  4♠ with 3-card support, but if he bids 3NT (showing a doubleton spade), you can rebid 4 in the safe knowledge that he must hold at least three hearts.
If you play transfers, you can start with 2, showing a 5-card spade suit, and follow up by bidding 4 to show the 2-suiter.  Then partner can pick the best suit.

(Credit to Aylesbury Vale Bridge Club)

Tetbury is launched!
  • Tetbury Players
  • Tetbury Players
  • Tetbury Players
Christmas Lunch!!!
Christmas Lunch!!!

Our Christmas Lunch took place 5 December.  See the News Page for more photos.

Rest assured we're usually smiling - I blame the photographer  noblush

I did tell you!
I did tell you!
Calendar
17th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Malmesbury 10.00 am
Director: Keith Sharp
18th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Tetbury 1.45 pm
Director: Mike Porter
24th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Malmesbury 10.00 am
Director: Mike Porter
Results
17th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Keith Sharp
11th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Jim Edwards
10th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Jim Edwards
Christmas Lunch!!!
Christmas Lunch!!!

Our Christmas Lunch took place 5 December.  See the News Page for more photos.

Rest assured we're usually smiling - I blame the photographer  noblush

I did tell you!
I did tell you!
Calendar
17th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Malmesbury 10.00 am
Director: Keith Sharp
18th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Tetbury 1.45 pm
Director: Mike Porter
24th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Malmesbury 10.00 am
Director: Mike Porter
Results
17th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Keith Sharp
11th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Jim Edwards
10th January 2018
Gentle Duplicate
Director: Jim Edwards