Members who play regularly are very important to the Club.
You will get better if you increase the number of times you play!
Come along on another night, you will be most welcome.
'Seven days without Bridge makes one weak!'
The real test of a bridge player isn't in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once in.
One advantage with bad bidding is that you get practice at playing bad contracts.
It is not the handling of difficult hands that makes the winning player. There aren't enough of them. It is the ability to avoid messing up the easy ones.
A great night with 13 tables well done Janice and Russell.
Stella and Mike N/S, Ina and Pat E/W well done.
Well done Hilary! Nine table Individual competition 'smoothly run' (eventually).
Winners of the 2018 Charity Event
N/S Kathie and Jeremy E/W Marion and Dick
Total collected for the Kinamba School £500
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. 1ª - pass - 4§ (splinter) or pass - pass - 1ª - 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
ReminderAssuming 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.