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Zero Tolerance

♠ Truro Duplicate Bridge Club adheres to a

Zero Tolerance Policy

where one must treat their partner and opponents

in a friendly and polite manner.


 Call for a director if someone's behaviour

at your table

makes you feel uncomfortable.


April 27 - 29, 2018

Annual Don Cox Tournament and Hospitality

will be held at the Glengarry Best Western, Truro.

Hope to see you all there.


1:30 PM Pairs

7:30 PM Pairs

11:00-12:00 pm Hospitality


10:00 AM flighted Pairs

3:00 PM flighted Pairs



10:00 am SWISS TEAMS

(Two Sessions)

Stratification A OPEN, X 0-1750, B 300-1000, C 0-300, D 0-100 (Points averaged)

To downloadthe full schedule details click on Don Cox Tournament 2018 Schedule.pdf (open file in download folder)

To download ACBL information on eligibility for Tournament play click on Temporary Membership FAQ.pdf (open file in download folder)

Last updated : Apr 21, 2018 17:23 HAA

What we should all know about 


To download the latest click here ...1 club opening Alerts.pdf (open file in download folder)

Last updated : Apr 20, 2018 17:12 HAA
Need a partner?

We have Bridge two afternoons (Tuesday and Wednesday 1 pm) and two evenings (Monday and Thursday 7 pm

♣ Need a partner? Contact   Beverley at 902-895-3477  

or ♠  

Last updated : Apr 4, 2018 20:55 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
Mon April 23, 2018
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Brandon
Tue April 24, 2018
Club Championship - Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $4
1:00 PM
Director: Andrew
Wed April 25, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: Lorne Cock, Lydia Fox
Thursday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: L Fox
Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: J Muir
Prepare for the Don Cox

Wednesday Night Supervised Bridge at Jo Ann’s Bridge School

We will help you prepare for success at the upcoming tournament 

Tips on etiquette, ethics and procedures

Bring Your Questions

7 p.m. each Wednesday in April

10B Esplanade St