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Zero Tolerance Policy

where one must treat their partner and opponents

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 Thursday June 21   TDBC will hold three (3) sessions of bridge in support of 


9:00 am Coffee and Treats provided; 9:30 First session; Second and third sessionsa at 2:00 and 7:00 pm

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Last updated : Jun 19, 2018 15:42 HAA
North American Pairs 2018-2019

Clubs may hold two NAP games per sanctioned session during each of June, July and August. Flight A - Open to any player, Flight B – Players with less than 2500 MPs, Flight C -Non-Life Masters with fewer than 500 MPs as of the June 2018 masterpoint cycle. To download the conditions of contest NAP CoC 2018.pdf

Last updated : Jun 11, 2018 11:43 HAA

Bidding Commentary:

There are many ways to bid the East hand, but it's not unreasonable to leap to slam facing a 2 level overcall.  Most two level overcalls show opening bid values; this is about as light as they come - just East's luck!

Opening Lead:  ♠ J

Play commentary:  West adds his 11 HCP to dummy's 17 HCP, a good habit to form and comes up with 28, meaning North-South have 12 HCP.  Normally an opening bidder will have 12, but given the opening lead, South figures to have only 11.  In other words, South has the ♣ K and the  Q.  Finesses in those suits are doomed.  West must think of something else.

Make your plan!

Using the bidding as a guide, West crosses to his hand twice in hearts to ruff spades, stripping that suit.  He continues with the King-Ace of diamonds and continues with the  J distaining a finesse that cannot work.  When South produces the expected  Q, West discards a club. 

South has the lead and is not a happy camper.  A club return is sure death as it goes smack into the AQ.  A spadereturn, a ruff and a sluff is no good either.  Assuming a spade return, West discards a second club and ruffs in dummy.  West remains with one club and dummy has the ace.  6 hearts bid and made.


Add your HCP to dummy's HCP to determine how many HCP the opponents have.  If there has been bidding, perhaps you can work out how many HCP either defender has.  Assume an opening bidder has 12 HCP although 11 is a possibility particularly if opener has a six card suit, two five card suits or has opened in third seat.  Don't take finesses that can't possibly work!

Hand courtesy of Kantar Lessons  by Edwin Kantar.




Last updated : Nov 3, 2017 14:36 HAA
Wed June 20, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: Lorne Cock, Lydia Fox
Thu June 21, 2018
Longest Day - Alzheimer's Fundraiser - Coffee and muffins at 9:00 am
9:30 AM
Director: Bob
Thu June 21, 2018
Longest Day - Alzheimer's Fundraiser -
2:00 PM
Director: Andrew
Tuesday afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: CharlotteCooling
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Brandon Burton
Thursday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells

Bridge will be put on hold for the month of JULY 

and restart for normal play at 1:00 pm for the month of

August.  Enjoy summer... is on the way!

Jo Annís Bridge School

Wednesday Night Supervised Bridge

Is cancelled until September!

Have a great summer!