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Lion and Skunk

 November 1st

TDBC will be hosting the New Glasgow Club

in the traditional LION & SKUNK game. 

We are out to repeat and Keep the Lion!

Coffee and Muffins will be on at 9:00 am

with Bridge to follow at 9:30 am.

Lunch will be served after bridge at approximately 1:00 pm.

There is no cost for the event... enjoy!


Counting Tricks with Jo Ann Lynds

West leads the ♣J. 

This is simply a question of counting tricks.  You have four in trumps, one in hearts and two in clubs for a total of seven so far and you are in danger of losing a trick in each suit.  Thus the contract depends on bringing in two diamond tricks so that a club can be discarded and your loser ruffed in the dummy.  

Plan the play.


If you make any attempt to draw trumps, the opponents will lead a second round of clubs to promote a trick in that suit so you must arrange for the discard without delay.  With the shortage of entries to the dummy, you can lead only once towards the closed hand before losing the lead.  Therefore, playing East for the A is a non-starter and your only hope is that he has the J.

Therefore, you should win the lead in the dummy and pass the 10 around to West.

Note that it is not good enough to win in hand and lead the K, intending to unblock the 10 and finesse against the J on the second round.  West will allow the K to hold.  Now you cannot continue diamonds and, if you play trumps, East will win and continue clubs; the defenders are a move ahead.

Hand courtesy of Challenge your Declarer Play by Danny Roth.

Big Thanks from Directors

Thanks from the Directors...

With everyone arriving 10 minutes

before the start of the game, it has made life so much easier on them

and allowed for the game to start on time, which is what everyone wants.


Thu October 30, 2014
SPOOKY Stratified Pairs
(See 'more info' !!!)
Director: Charlotte Cooling
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Sat November 1, 2014
LION 'n' SKUNK TEAM GAME. Truro vs. New Glasgow
Truro Club 9:00 am
Muffins and coffee at 9:00 am with game starting at 9:30 am, followed by lunch at 1:00 pm. There is no cost.
Director: Charlotte Cooling
Mon November 3, 2014
The 'Maybe' Team Game. Come as a pair, draw for teams.
Director: Norm Crosby
Wed October 29, 2014
Wednesday Afternoon Pairs. $2.00
Director: Lorne Cock
Mon October 27, 2014
Club Appreciation Teams. (Come as a Team)
Director: C. Cooling
Thu October 23, 2014
Club Appreciation Pairs
Director: Bob Dorland
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