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Tips from Directors

A MECHANICAL ERROR...

When you have inadvertently pulled the wrong card from the bidding box, it may be corrected until your partner has bid... even if the player on your left has bid.  Correcting the error, allows the left hand opponent to also change their bid if they had bid before you brought attention to the error.

 

 
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Welcome
REACH - ACBL Regional Event at Club House
REACH (1-4 pm Feb 3, 5-9) is a new initiative by ACBL to bring Regional tournaments to clubs to give their members an opportunity to earn Gold and Red points.  New Glasgow is hosting the event with the hope that ACBL players from Truro and Antigonish will also participate to ensure success. A few key points:
♣ ACBL members pay a one-time fee $30 to participate in 2 to 6 games ($3 per person each game) to be held in New Glasgow. Awarding of points is based on the average of your top two scores.
 Partners must both be ACBL members, and compete on an individual basis (ie. you could have a different partner each game you play).
 Register as an individual at the following website: http://bridgefinesse.com/regrac/IREACH.php
♠ Visit http://www.acbl.org/reach-2/ and click on FAQ for more information.

Please let Julie or Audrey (amacgillivary8@eastlink.ca) know if you plan to participate.

If you need assistance with registration - let me (Julie) know and I will help.

Last updated : Jan 18, 2018 15:18 AST
Annual General Meeting

The Executive wishes to add a Member-at-large:

(1) to ensure quorum at all meetings (many members are away in the winter or summer months)

(2) to assist the executive with events.

(3) to prepare for taking on other executive positions

This Notice will be followed by a short General meeting on Monday Jan 29, 6:45 pm for members to vote to approve the position.

The minutes for the Annual General Meeting held Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 6 pm have been circulated by email and a few copies will be available at the club for your review.

 

Last updated : Jan 16, 2018 17:06 AST
Need A Partner?

We have Bridge two afternoons (Tue, Wed) and two evenings (Mon, Thu) per week

Need a partner... contact ♠ Beverley at   truroduplicate@gmail.com   or call   902.895.3477  

 

Last updated : Jan 16, 2018 17:10 AST
Annual Social

Jo Ann's Bridge School Annual Holiday Event and Open House

Thanks Jo Ann for hosting a wonderful day

of bridge and fellowship.

Enjoyed by all.

Last updated : Dec 31, 2017 20:35 AST
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.

Last updated : Sep 5, 2017 20:55 HAA
Placing the Cards with Jo Ann Lynds

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.

NOTE:

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
Calendar
Mon January 22, 2018
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Bob
Tue January 23, 2018
ACBL-wide Jr Fund - Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $4
1:00 PM
Director: Jamie
Wed January 24, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: Lorne Cock, Lydia Fox
Results
Thu January 18, 2018
Thursday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells
Wed January 17, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: L Cock
Tue January 16, 2018
Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: A Endendijk
Lesson Information

Winter 2018 Schedule

Bridge Basics III  - Popular Conventions Mondays @ 7 p.m. Starts Jan 8/18 - $10/class

Defense! Defense! Defense!  Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. Starts Jan 9/18 - $10/class

Supervised Practice Game    Wednesdays @ 7 p.m. - $5/game

10B Esplanade Street

For more information

Call Jo Ann at

 902.899.0545

or Visit

JoAnn's Bridge School

Facebook Page

 

Calendar
Mon January 22, 2018
Monday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Bob
Tue January 23, 2018
ACBL-wide Jr Fund - Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $4
1:00 PM
Director: Jamie
Wed January 24, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open Pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: Lorne Cock, Lydia Fox
Results
Thu January 18, 2018
Thursday, Pairs $3
7:00 PM
Director: Boyd Wells
Wed January 17, 2018
Wednesday Afternoon, Open pairs, $2
1:00 PM
Director: L Cock
Tue January 16, 2018
Tuesday Afternoon, Pairs $3
1:00 PM
Director: A Endendijk
Lesson Information

Winter 2018 Schedule

Bridge Basics III  - Popular Conventions Mondays @ 7 p.m. Starts Jan 8/18 - $10/class

Defense! Defense! Defense!  Tuesdays @ 7 p.m. Starts Jan 9/18 - $10/class

Supervised Practice Game    Wednesdays @ 7 p.m. - $5/game

10B Esplanade Street

For more information

Call Jo Ann at

 902.899.0545

or Visit

JoAnn's Bridge School

Facebook Page