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Monday PM Duplicate 1.00pm till 4.00pm

 DUPLICATE BRIDGE EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON. From 1.00pm till 4.00pm at St Luke's Church St Luke's Road Winton Bournemouth

ALL STANDARDS WELCOME.  IF YOU HAVE PLAYED A LITTLE DUPLICATE BRIDGE  OR YOU ARE AN  EXPERIANCED  DUPLICATE PLAYER, COME ALONG, EITHER ON YOUR OWN, OR WITH A PARTNER.

YOU ARE ALWAYS GUARANTEED A GAME.

Looking forward to seeing you at the  MONDAY DUPLICATE  at St Luke's Church St Luke's Road Bournemouth at 1.00 pm. Please note the earlier start time of 1.00 PM

If you are new to Duplicate Bridge you might like to try our new "Duplicate with Help" that is being run at the Knole Bridge Club. For full detail please look at the Knole Bridge information on this website

 

 
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PLEASE READ THE COMPLETE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS OF BEGINNERS' CLASSES, IMPROVERS' WORKSHOPS, AND DUPLICATE SESSIONS ....................................................................................................................
New Play & Defence Course at West Hants starting w/c 9th April

A New Course from West Hants Bridge School.

The Play & Defence Course.

Starting w/c 9th April 2018

David & Chris are running a 13 week course talking just about, 

 

 "Play & Defence." 

 

The topics to be covered on this course will include,

 

How to make a Plan before you play to Trick 1.

Opening Leads.

How to mount a proper Defence.

Signals & Discards.

Counting & Card Placement.

How to play a Trump Contract.

How to play a No Trump Contract.

 

This is a 13 week course, with the same class being run twice a week.

 

You can attend either the Tuesday Evening class which will run from

7.00pm - 10.00pm at West Hants Tennis Club. 

The first Tuesday Evening class will be Tuesday 10th April 2018.

 

Or you can attend the Thursday Afternoon class, which will run from

1.45pm - 4.45pm at West Hants Tennis Club.

The first Thursday Afternoon class will be Thursday 12th April 2018.

 

The cost of the 13 week course is £156.00 per person.  Payable in full in advance. 

Details of how to pay will be made available when you contact either David or Chris. 

If you can't attend a class for any reason, you can send a substitute.

This Course is designed to REALLY IMPROVE your "declarer play" and "defensive ability".

This will have a dramatic effect on your Duplicate Results.

Places are strictly limited to 40 students. 

As of 20th February 33 places have been reserved. 

The last 7 places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Places can only be reserved on receipt of the full course fee.

 The Tuesday Evening Class has 1 place remaining.

 The Thursday Afternoon Class has 6 places remaining.

Workshops being held during February & March 2018.

 

The following Workshops are being held during February and March 2018.

Details of Dates, Time, Content, Costs, Venue, and who is running the workshop, are below.

 

Wednesday 21st February 7.00pm-10.00pm

 "HOW TO BID A SLAM"

Don't let those Slams get away!!!!

Cost £15. Venue - The Creche at West Hants Tennis Club. RUN BY DAVID

 

WEDNESDAY 7TH MARCH 7.00pm - 10.00pm

"DO YOU REALLY KNOW ALL ABOUT STAYMAN?"  

DO YOU THINK STAYMAN IS JUST FOR BEGINNERS?

Come and find out just how important Stayman is to your success at the bridge table.

Cost £15.00 Venue The Creche at West Hants Tennis Club. RUN BY DAVID

 

FRIDAY 9TH MARCH 9.30AM-12.30PM

"COMPETITIVE BIDDING"

 INCLUDING OVERCALLING, UNASSUMING CUE BIDS, WEAK JUMP OVERCALLS, THE LAW OF TOTAL TRICKS AND THE RELEVANCE OF VULNERABILITY.

How to make life difficult for the opposition

COST £15.00. VENUE LOWER PARKSTONE. RUN BY CHRIS.

 

WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 7.00PM-10.00PM

"BIDDING WITH WEAK HANDS" 

Do you like to get involved with the auction whenever you can? Don't miss this workshop.

COST £15. Venue The Creche West Hants Tennis Club. RUN BY DAVID

 

WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH 9.30AM- 12.30PM 

"TAKE OUT DOUBLES AND PENALTY DOUBLES"

When and how to use then to the best effect.

COST £15.00 Venue Lower Parkstone. RUN BY CHRIS

 

Spaces for the above workshop are strictly limited.

To avoid disapointment, please book early. 

Contact Chris ....chris52cards@gmail.com

Contact David.....davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

Tuesday Evening & Thursday Afternoon Beginners' Bridge Courses

 

The next class in the Tuesday Evening Beginner's Course 

will be held on

Tuesday 20th February 2018 at 7.00pm.

 

The next class in the Thursday Afternoon Beginner's Course 

will be held on 

Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 1.45pm 

 

We are continuing to talk about OVERCALLS.

There are 9 different types of Overcall. We will be discussing 4 of them over the next 4 weeks.

In both classes this week we will be talking about

"Overcalling with 1 No Trump"

What does this Overcall mean?

How do you respond to a 1 No Trump Overcall?

 

Please try not to miss this class. It is a very important part of the course.

 

When do you use this bid? What are the requirements to make an Overcall of 1 No Trump?

How do you respond to a take out double?

Why not join this class, if Overcalling is of interest. You do not need to be a member of this course to join this class.

David is looking forward to seeing you at this very important class on "OVERCALLS"

This class is held at West Hants Tennis Club.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF WEST HANTS TO ATTEND ANY  CLASS OR WORKSHOP.

Duplicate Bridge at St. Luke's church Winton

The next Duplicate at St. Luke's will be held on

Monday 26th February 2018 at 1.00pm

Please remember........ DO NOT park in St Luke's carpark before 12.40pm.

There WILL BE A HOST system in operation this week

You are welcome to come With or Without a partner, 

WE GUARANTEE

 that you will get a game.

Our capacity is 16 tables. We are regulary achieving close to this attendance.

If there are more than 64 people, we are obliged to offer our members the first opportunity to play in the Duplicate.

Visitors need to understand that they may be asked to vacate seats for members, if we are over our capacity.

Please be seated by 12.45pm so that we can make a prompt start.

 Please note that the start time at St Luke's is 1.00 p.m.

***Please remember that you are not allowed to park in the St. Luke's Church car park before 12.40 pm*** 

You are allowed to win 1 prize in any 3 month period.

If the winners of the Prize Duplicate have already won a prize during the previous 3 months, then the prize passes to the next pair that have not won.

If either member of the partnership have won a prize during the last 3 months, then that pair cannont win a prize.

ONLY MEMBERS OF St. LUKES BRIDGE CLUB CAN WIN A PRIZE.  

The results for the St Luke's duplicate are posted on this website. You will find the results on the results tab on the left hand side or under the date on the right hand side.

Both located at the top of this Home Page.

The Scorer for St Luke's Duplicate is Trevor Cherry. In the case of any scoring queries,

he can be contacted on 01425-673035 or tcafloat@gmail.com

 

HOW TO WIN AT DUPLICATE BRIDGE.
HOW TO WIN AT DUPLICATE BRIDGE.

 

"HOW TO WIN AT DUPLICATE BRIDGE"

 IS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE. 

This manual has been written by

David Berwitz and Paul Juniper. 

It is designed to accompany the West Hants Bridge School, Beginners' and Improvers' Courses

The cost of the manual for students attending either course is £25.00.

For bridge players who have not attended either course, the cost is £30.00.

 The manual is a fantastic reference book for both Beginners and Improvers.

An easy to use tool, that will leave you in no doubt as to what to do in many thousands of bidding sequences.

Written in very easy to understand language, with flow charts that show how a huge range of bidding sequences should develop.

I haven't got a clue, what I should bid next?

Should I alert, or announce my partners bid?

What is a reverse bid, and why should I care anyway?

What should I lead to this contract?

What's the score?

What are the 27 Golden Rules that will ensure your Duplicate success?

Plus thousands of other questions answered in this fantastic accompaniment to your bridge playing career.

To purchase the manual, please contact David, either at davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk or on 07974-177636. 

 

PLEASE PICK THE CLASS THAT INTERESTS YOU

If you would like to join any of the classes listed above please ring

David on 07974-177636, or Chris on 07805-971829.

Or you can e-mail David on davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk, or Chris on chris52cards@gmail.com

The cost of all classes is £12.00 per person per week, if you pay weekly, or £10.00 per person per week if you pre pay for each term, at the start of each term.

If you miss a class, and you are paying weekly, the cost is £6.00 per person per week for classes missed. This is to cover the cost of the class notes that you will receive, for the missed class. Students that pre pay will not be charged for the class notes for any missed classes.

If you have discussed a "Pick & Choose Option" with David, where you can choose which classes you attend, the cost is £10.00 per person per class.

The "Pick & Choose Option" is only available to students who have fully completed either a Beginner's or Improver's course at West Hants Bridge.

This option is for existing students who would like to refresh certain topics on the course. 

Please keep an eye on this web-site, as during term time it is updated weekly, to show what subjects are being taught in each class during that week.

We hope to see you at our classes, commencing September 2017.

David & Chris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Duplicate with Help at The Knole Bridge Club

Starting on Monday 5th March 2018, at the Knole Bridge Club, David will be running a Duplicate Play Session that will offer Expert Help,

 This duplicate will be known as,

 

"THE HELP DUPLICATE"

 

This means that you can play in a proper Duplicate Bridge Competition, with absolutley NO PRESSURE.

The only people who will be playing in the Duplicate will be new to Duplicate bridge players, like you.

If you get stuck with the Bidding, Play or Defence you can call for help. An Expert will come right to your table and help you make the correct decision. 

The boards will be dealt at the table, like proper Duplicate, so any hand could come up!!!!

At the end of the Duplicate the score will be calculated and the results will be posted on the Knole Bridge Website.

I really hope you will take advantage of this Duplicate Help Session. The more the merrier.

You do not need to have attended the West Hants Beginner's Bridge Course to attend this Duplicate.

Anybody who would like to compete in a Duplicate, but was too nervous up to now, is more than welcome.

The Duplicate will be run every Monday from 5th March 2018. If you attend the first Duplicate you are not committed to attending any more, unless you like it.

WHEN 1.00pm - 4.00pm 

WHERE  The Knole. Freemasons Hall. Knole Rd. Bournemouth. BH1 4DH.

COST. Duplicate Session £4.50 including EXPERT HELP.  

£1.00 for Tea or Coffee and biscuits. 

Please email me if you would like to attend, just so I have idea of the numbers to cater for.

davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk. 

Thank You and see you there.

 

 

 

Simm Pairs Competition on 19th March 2018 for All New Bridge Players

The Dorset Bridge Association is running a "Simm Pairs Competition" for all the New Bridge Players in Dorset.

This Duplicate will be run in 3 separate locations in the county.

Our location and time will be

The Knole Bridge Club

Freemasons Hall

Knole Rd 

Bournemouth

BH1 4DH.

On Monday 19th March 2018.  

1.00pm till 4.00pm.

The same competition, with the same hands will be run, during the same week at the Christchurch Bridge Club and the Dorchester Bridge Club.

There will be a winning pair in each location, and when the scores from all 3 locations have been combined an overall winning pair will be announced.

The Knole Bridge Club will be donating a prize of a £20 Marks & Spencer gift voucher for the winning pair at The Knole Heat.

The Dorset Bridge Association will be awarding a prize to the overall winner.

The competition is open to anyone who completed the West Hants Bridge School Beginner's Course in 2017.

Or has nearly completed the

West Hants Beginner's Course in 2018.

The competition is also open to any Dorset resident who regards themselves as new to Duplicate Bridge Competition.

If you are interested in entering this

"FUN SIMM PAIRS COMPETITION"

please contact David Berwitz.

davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk    or 07974-177636 

Entries are limited to 20 pairs. 

 

 

 

Great win by West Hants Bridge School Pair.

 Many Congratulations to,

 Anna Tao & Trevor Cherry on winning Dorset's Simeon Cup.

I know that this win will be the first of many for this very talented pair.

They learnt to play Bridge in the same class, and formed their successful partnership at

the West Hants Bridge School, just 2 short years ago.

Fantastic result guys.

Great win by West Hants Bridge School Pair.
Results
19th February 2018
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
12th February 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
5th February 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
29th January 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
Click for the Members Only section
Duplicate with Help at The Knole Bridge Club

Starting on Monday 5th March 2018, at the Knole Bridge Club, David will be running a Duplicate Play Session that will offer Expert Help,

 This duplicate will be known as,

 

"THE HELP DUPLICATE"

 

This means that you can play in a proper Duplicate Bridge Competition, with absolutley NO PRESSURE.

The only people who will be playing in the Duplicate will be new to Duplicate bridge players, like you.

If you get stuck with the Bidding, Play or Defence you can call for help. An Expert will come right to your table and help you make the correct decision. 

The boards will be dealt at the table, like proper Duplicate, so any hand could come up!!!!

At the end of the Duplicate the score will be calculated and the results will be posted on the Knole Bridge Website.

I really hope you will take advantage of this Duplicate Help Session. The more the merrier.

You do not need to have attended the West Hants Beginner's Bridge Course to attend this Duplicate.

Anybody who would like to compete in a Duplicate, but was too nervous up to now, is more than welcome.

The Duplicate will be run every Monday from 5th March 2018. If you attend the first Duplicate you are not committed to attending any more, unless you like it.

WHEN 1.00pm - 4.00pm 

WHERE  The Knole. Freemasons Hall. Knole Rd. Bournemouth. BH1 4DH.

COST. Duplicate Session £4.50 including EXPERT HELP.  

£1.00 for Tea or Coffee and biscuits. 

Please email me if you would like to attend, just so I have idea of the numbers to cater for.

davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk. 

Thank You and see you there.

 

 

 

Simm Pairs Competition on 19th March 2018 for All New Bridge Players

The Dorset Bridge Association is running a "Simm Pairs Competition" for all the New Bridge Players in Dorset.

This Duplicate will be run in 3 separate locations in the county.

Our location and time will be

The Knole Bridge Club

Freemasons Hall

Knole Rd 

Bournemouth

BH1 4DH.

On Monday 19th March 2018.  

1.00pm till 4.00pm.

The same competition, with the same hands will be run, during the same week at the Christchurch Bridge Club and the Dorchester Bridge Club.

There will be a winning pair in each location, and when the scores from all 3 locations have been combined an overall winning pair will be announced.

The Knole Bridge Club will be donating a prize of a £20 Marks & Spencer gift voucher for the winning pair at The Knole Heat.

The Dorset Bridge Association will be awarding a prize to the overall winner.

The competition is open to anyone who completed the West Hants Bridge School Beginner's Course in 2017.

Or has nearly completed the

West Hants Beginner's Course in 2018.

The competition is also open to any Dorset resident who regards themselves as new to Duplicate Bridge Competition.

If you are interested in entering this

"FUN SIMM PAIRS COMPETITION"

please contact David Berwitz.

davidberwitz@hotmail.co.uk    or 07974-177636 

Entries are limited to 20 pairs. 

 

 

 

Great win by West Hants Bridge School Pair.

 Many Congratulations to,

 Anna Tao & Trevor Cherry on winning Dorset's Simeon Cup.

I know that this win will be the first of many for this very talented pair.

They learnt to play Bridge in the same class, and formed their successful partnership at

the West Hants Bridge School, just 2 short years ago.

Fantastic result guys.

Great win by West Hants Bridge School Pair.
Results
19th February 2018
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
12th February 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
5th February 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry
29th January 2018
St. Lukes Monday afternoon duplicate
Director: David Berwitz
Scorer: Trevor Cherry