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Need a partner? Contact Marilyn Dalton at (506) 847 4363

Welcome to Valley Duplicate Bridge Club
Duplicate Bridge in the Kennebecasis Valley
Duplicate Bridge in the Kennebecasis Valley

Welcome to the website for the Valley Duplicate Bridge Club. We play every Friday night at 7 PM at Saint David's United Church, 7 Gondola Point Road, Rothesay NB. All bridge players welcome!

The Valley Duplicate Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. We are part of Unit 230 (New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island) in District 1 (Eastern Canada).

Breaking News!

A play problem. South is in 4 spades (opponents did not bid). What is the best line of play to make the maximum tricks available? (assume a diamond lead and that trumps will split 3-1) Send your answers to


♠ Q J 10 7 4

8 5 3 2


♣ J 7 4


♠  A K 9 6

A Q 10 4

J 7

♣ A K Q

Congratulations to Mike Reinhart on achieving Life Master! Mike and teammates Bette Doherty, Connor Havens, and Cindy Havens won the BC Swiss Teams at CAN-AT on July 7 to put him over the top.

Results: June 29 NAP qualifier - North/South: 1. Bill Springer and Judy Hare 2. Linda Cobham and Gerry Laflamme 3. Marie Burchill and Darlene Hayward.  East/West: 1. Donna and John Steeves. 2. Dianne Banks and Brenda O'Leary 3. Frank Ashe and Barry Budge Overall: 1. Donna and John Steeves 2. Bill Springer and Judy Hare. 3. Linda Cobham and Gerry Laflamme


Results: June 22 The Longest Day - North/South: 1. Linda Cobham and Gerry Laflamme 2. Ed and Pat Kaine 3. Marilyn Dalton and David Robertson.  East/West: 1. Barb Riley and Judy Braman. 2. Ron Duplisea and Edward Hynes 3. Muriel Flood and June Adair. Overall: 1. Linda Cobham and Gerry Laflamme 2. Ed and Pat Kaine. 3. Barb Riley and Judy Braman.


Here is a list of special games and other dates to note coming up:


July 20 - NAP (North American Pairs) qualifier. Upgraded masterpoints: 50/50 red and black at 81.8% sectional rating. What is the NAP? More info at this link:

July 27 - no game as Loyalist sectional is on that weekend

August 17 - NAP qualifier

September 14 - club championship

October 19 - AGM and Club appreciation game

Dec 14 - (tentative) Christmas event & club championship

Other special games are TBD


News items will first appear here and then after a few days will be moved to the Valley Duplicate News Page (see link on left hand side of this page) or select this link: or other location if appropriate.

Updates and Event Information

Saint John Loyalist Sectional 2018 - July 27 -29. Quispamsis Civic Centre. 12 Civic Dr. Quispamsis NB.

Link to flyer: Saint John Sectional 2018

Upcoming tournaments in the Maritimes:

Cape Breton Sectional  August 24 - 26 2018. Location: Victoria Park Armories, 4 Garrison Rd. Sydney, N.S. B1P7G9

Link to Flyer: Cape Breton Sectional.pdf

Moncton Fall Sectional  September 7 - 9 2018. Location: Four Points Sheraton, 40 Lady Ada Boulevard

Link to Flyer: Moncton Fall Sectional

Annapolis Valley Sectional September 28 - 30 2018. Location: Louis Millet Community Complex 9489 Commercial St. New Minas, NS, B4R 0A2

Link to Flyer: New Minas Sectional.pdf

Spud Island Sectional  October 14 - 16 2018. Location: Courtyard at Rodd Royalty, 14 Capital Dr, Charlottetown PE C1E 1E7

Link to Flyer: Spud Island Sectional 2018.pdf

Halifax Fall Sectional  November 16 -18 2018. Location: Mount St Vincent University - Rosaria Student Centre

Other duplicate bridge games in the area: Tuesday 7 PM Assumption Center 721 Chapel St., Saint John NB E2M 2K3

Thursday 1 PM Assumption Center 721 Chapel St., Saint John NB E2M 2K3. For both games, contact Ron Duplisea (506) 763 2150.


Updates to Website

Results now show makeable contracts. If you click on Travellers, the makeable contracts are displayed with the hand records.

Results  - all results from September 23, 2016 to date are now available. Since July 14, the results include hand records! The links to the three latest are in the lower right hand side of this page. Click on the date to take you to the results for that evening, or you can click on Results in the left hand column, then select Results Calendar which takes you to all the past results. To see the results for a particular game, click on the game description e.g. for July 14 click on Open Pairs (8 tables). Then to look at the summary including Hand records, click on Travellers. Click on Play it Again to see what contracts could be made and to replay the hand.

Learning center - this section will have short writeups on various aspects of bridge. Latest entry: More Special Games. Contributions welcome!


Special Message

July 20 - NAP qualifier Open pairs 7 PM St. David's

Saint John Sectional

July 27-29, 2018! Link to flyer: Saint John Sectional 2018

Friday, July 27
1:00 pm; Stratified Open Pairs
7:00 pm; Stratified Open Pairs

Saturday, July 28
10:00 am; Stratiflighted Open Pairs (1st session)
3:00 pm; Stratiflighted Open Pairs (2nd session)

Sunday, July 29
10:00 am Stratiflighted Swiss Teams (Pizza Lunch Provided)
2 session play-through with a short break after 3rd round

20th July 2018
NAP Qualifier Open Pairs
St. David's 7:00 PM
Director: Barry Budge
27th July 2018
Saint John Loyalist Sectional - Stratified Open Pairs
Quispamsis Civic Centre 1:00 PM
Director: Charles Murray
27th July 2018
Saint John Loyalist Sectional - Stratified Open Pairs
Quispamsis Civic Centre 7:00 PM
Director: Charles Murray
Open Pairs
Director: W Barry Budge
Open Pairs
Director: W Barry Budge
NAP Qualifier Open Pairs
Director: W Barry Budge