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
In response to 1NT
2§response to 1NT is Stayman
2¨/©/ª = weak take out, ordering partner to pass 3©/ª = 5-card suit and points for game
2NT = 11 or 12 HCP, balanced
3§/¨ = strong and unbalanced with long suit.
Defence to 1NT. Natural. Double is for penalties.
If the opposition double our 1NT, 2§ is not Stayman but is natural.
1NT overcall = 16-18 points with stopper(s) in opponent’s suit.
Responses as if partner had opened 1NT with points adjusted
Opening 2 bids.
2§ = strongest bid - game forcing (except 2§ - 2¨ - 2NT). 2¨ response = negative, <8 points.
2¨/©/ª = strong (8 playing tricks), forcing for one round. 2NT response = negative, <8 pts.
2NT = 20-22 HCP, balanced. Responses. 3§ = Stayman. 3¨/©/ª = natural and forcing.
Defenceto pre-empts. Double = take-out.
Doubles of suit bids by the opposition up to 4¨are for take-out except after a penalty double by partner or if we have agreed a suit.
Jump overcalls are intermediate (6+ card suit, about 11 to 15 points)
Blackwood- 4NT asking for aces, then 5NT for kings
Gerber (4§for aces, 5§for kings) only immediately after an opening 1NT or 2NT
Cue bids, showing a control after suit is agreed,are permitted.
4th suit forcing: If we have bid three suits naturally, a bid of the fourth suit is artificial and shows a good hand in the context of the bidding so far and orders partner to bid again. A NT bid then shows stopper(s) in the 4th suit.
NO OTHER CONVENTIONS ARE ALLOWED
Top of honour sequence, 4th highest from long broken suit headed by an honour(s), second highest from a poor suit.
Signals and Discards.
On partner's lead: high to encourage, low to discourage.
When discarding: high to encourage, low to discourage (only 1st discard is significant).
On declarer's lead: low followed by high = odd number of cards in suit, high followed by low = even number of cards in the suit.