Windermere Duplicate Bridge Club
Windermere Duplicate Bridge Club
 
Individual Competition 2017

Members recently competed for the Individual Cup.  A close fought competition won by David Harris with Jackie Truelove second.                             Ray (Chair) hands the cup over.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Seminar 3 ........ The when, where, why and how of taking a 'Finesse'

The third in this season's series of seminars will be on "Finessing". It is to be held on Sunday 10th December and will be conducted by John Ellwood, 10:30-12:30 at Abbot Hall Social Centre. £5/person including tea/coffee.
Westmorland CBA is sponsoring this series of seminars.

Interested?   Then book a place by contacting Chris Wilkinson 015395 36477  or chriswilkinson19@btinternet.com

Westmorland Seminar 2

Westmorland's Second Bridge Seminar was another success with over forty attending.  Many thanks to David Strawbridge, who gave us all something to think about.  

All profits from the session (£178) will be given to David's chosen charity, 'Compassion in World Farming' (CIWF).

 
Announcing regulations
Announcing regulations

There are some small changes in announcing and alerting that come into force on 1st August 2013.

The following is a brief summary of the changes most likely to affect Windermere players.

Announcing
An opening bid of 2NT is henceforth to be announced (e.g. by saying '20-22')
As a response to an opening bid of 2NT, simple Stayman and transfers are also announced. For example:
2NT 3
is announced 'Stayman'
2NT 3
is announced 'Hearts'
(Note: 5-card Stayman must be alerted)

Alerting
The only real change is that now some calls above 3NT are alerted.
The one most likely to affect Windermere players is as follows:
Artificial suit bids above 3NT made on the first round of the auction are alerted.
(The first round of the auction is defined as the first bid and the next three calls).
e.g. 1
- pass - 4 (splinter) or pass - pass - 1 - pass - 4 (splinter). In both cases 4 is alerted.

Regular partnerships needing more detailed information should consult the new Blue Book (Handbook of EBU Permitted Understandings) this replaces the Orange Book. The Blue Book can be downloaded from the EBU website:
http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/publications

Reminder
Assuming you play transfers then:

1NT 2 is announced as 'hearts'

1NT 2 is announced as 'spades'

Please note that you only say the one word. You must not say anything else. It is wrong to say 'transfer '

Also, remember that you do not announce artificial bids, such as Benji 2 or 2. These are alerted.