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President's Cup 1
Wed. 30th Oct.
Edgar Foster Teams
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President's Cup 2
Thur. 14th Nov.
Mon. 2nd Dec.
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Sunil Handa Cup
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The function room in the main clubhouse is available for hire by members of the Bridge Club.
It can also be hired by friends of Bridge Club members, providing a member of the club is present at the event.
Contact Club Steward Doc Morgan
Tel: 07733 975066
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In line with the EBU Orange Book, Strong 2 Level opening bids need to comply with the ‘ExtendedRule of 25’ which means the minimum allowed is any of:
a) a hand that contains as a minimum the normal high card point strength associated with a one-level opening and at least eight clear cut tricks, or
b) any hand meeting the Rule of 25 (HCP plus length of 2 longest suits) or
c) any hand of at least 16 HCPs
Examples: A K Q J x x x x © x x ¨ x x § x does count as 8 clear-cut tricks.
A K Q x x x x x © x x ¨ x x § x does not.
Clear-cut tricks are clarified as tricks expected to make opposite a void in partner’s hand and the second best suit break.
Deviation from this however minor will on a TD call result in the hand being recorded. Pairs who build up a record of such deviations will be deemed to have an illegal systemic agreement and be asked by the committee to discontinue the practice.
The TD at the time will follow EBU guidelines to categorise whether the deviation constitutes the equivalent of a green, amber or red psyche. The latter of which will result in a score adjustment to 60%-40% in favour of the non-offending side.
The Committee have been asked to clarify the rules for alerting of doubles.If a suit is bid naturally or is a short 1C or 1D, then an unalerted double is for take-out up to 3NT.Doubles over 3NT must NOT be alerted.Doubles of no-trump bids, if not alerted, must be for penalties.Doubles of artificial suit bids, if not alerted, must be for penalties, i.e. they will show a holding in the suit doubled.Redoubles are to play if not alerted.Failure to alert or not alert correctly may result in a TD call and an adjusted score if damage has been deemed to have occured.
Our appeal to Bridge Players to PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE park between the white lines in the Club car park (even if it takes a couple of minutes more to get it right, so that more cars can be accommodated) has been largely taken on board, so please keep up the good work.
Please remember that the disabled spaces are for blue badge holders only and parking in the turning area at the end of the car park and in the hatched area in front of the downstairs bar is not permitted.
In total there are 53,644,737,765,488,792,839,237,440,000 different bridge deals that are equally possible.
The software we have purchased is cabable of generating any sequence of these deals within a particular bridge session.
To ensure randomness we will be conducting tests on a regular basis to ensure that expected high card point averages and hand distributions are maintained.
Please click here if you would like to see the result of the third analysis which covers 2788 boards over 85 sessions during the period from 14th November 2008 to 31st March 2009
It shows there is little variance to expected values even given the smallness of the sample in relation to total possible deals.
So our computer deals are fair in terms of closeness to expected values. Players may find them different to previous hand shuffling of deals that tends to make flatter hands and even splits more likely than the true norm.