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 2024 April Averages 

Wendy Gee Cup.....Gerard & Keith

 Founders Cup...Diane & Ann

Aylsham Cup.... Jill & Marion (Tony & Pete)

NO FEAR BRIDGE
NO FEAR BRIDGE

Everyone Welcome.

2018 CHRISTMAS LUNCH
2018 CHRISTMAS LUNCH

It was to good to see Diana at the Hol;iday Inn. How thoughtful of Mary to bring her along to our 'Away Days.'

2016 GLOBETROTTING
2016 GLOBETROTTING

Do you know where Val and Keith are? I wonder if they played Bridge or just held good hands!

THE DUTIES OF A DEDICATED DUMMY.

Doing Dummy Proud

The Duties of a Dedicated Dummy by NIgel Block.

"Most players believe that being Dummy is rather boring and try to avoid the role as the main duty is to place played cards in the direction of NS or EW depending on who won the trick. However the number of rights and constraints thrust upon you may surprise you. Here are just some of them.

As Dummy you can:

1. Warn any of the players that a quitted card is in the wrong direction, but only if you spot the lapse before the next trick is started.

2. Attempt to prevent Declarer leading from the wrong hand by saying something like, ‘I think you are in Dummy’. However you must not point out the error once a card has been played.

3. Try to prevent a Defender from leading out of turn. Even so you must remain silent once the card has been played.

4. Attempt to warn Declarer of a possible revoke by for example asking, ‘No more spades, partner?’

But what about the limitations placed on Dummy?  Once again here are just a few of them.  During the play of the hand, as Dummy you are not allowed to:

5. Comment on any irregularity committed by any player.

6. Study an opponent’s system card.

7. Say how many tricks have been won or lost.

8. Call the TD on your own initiative.

9. Hover over a card or suit in dummy in anticipation of declarer’s next play.

At the end of the play of the hand as Dummy you may:

10. Draw attention to a perceived irregularity.

Condition 6 is often broken at club level. The danger here is that you may unintentionally be giving unauthorised information (UI) to your partner.

Condition 9 is quite important.  At one time or another, I suspect most of us have committed this offence in an attempt to save time. However it is prohibited under the laws. The TD can award an adjusted score if he/she believes that Dummy was indicating a possible line of play to Declarer.

Technically a procedural penalty against your side is a possibility for disregarding any of the rules, but in club competition the TD would probably just point out your error and take no further action. 

Note: The list above is not exhaustive; full details can be found in Sections 42-43 of the 2017 laws."

Welcome to Aylsham & North Walsham Bridge Circle
SPRING BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY BRIDGE

 

CANCELLED

SPRING BANK HOLIDAY BRIDGE 

(Monday May 27th 2024)

 

YOUNGS PARK 

 

Where and when?
Where and when?

Do you remember where Stephen went with his brother?

HAPPINESS IS.......

A game of Bridge with friends.

2022 EBU CLUB MASTER POINT CHAMPIONSHIP
2022 EBU CLUB MASTER POINT CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to Stephen Cockbill winner of the 'Challenge Plate' last year (2022 EBU Club Master Points Competition) with 458 MP's  during the year (January - December 2022)

A WELCOME BREAK
A WELCOME BREAK

Peggy enjoying her coffee at Aylsham Lodge.

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MEMORIES
MEMORIES

Can you remember where and when this photograph was taken?

USEFUL TIPS

(1) AVOID JUMPING STRAIGHT TO 3NT WHEN RESPONDING

 

South
K 8
T 9 6
A 8 5 3
K Q J 7

 

North East South West
1H Pass 2C Pass
2H Pass 4H

South should avoid making an immediate response of 3NT. It takes a lot of bidding space and leave opener no room to describe their hand. 3NT might not be the right contract or a slam might be missed if opener has a strong hand.

Better to just make a forcing bid of 2C and see what partner bids next. In fact there is no hand where you need to respond 3NT after a 1 opening, as you can  usually bid a 4 card suit or even perhaps a three card minor (inventabid)!

 

(2) DON'T PRE-EMPT WITH A 4 CARD MAJOR

Don't open the bidding with a pre-empt if your hand contains a four card major in addition to the pre-empt suit.

Pre-empting tends to shut up your partner so you may miss out on a major suit fit and even miss a major suit game.

North
6 2
A 8 5 2
V O I D
K Q T 8 7 5 3
 
South
K T 7 5
K Q 6 5 3
A J 6 2
V O I D
North East South West
Pass Pass 1h Pass
4h

If North pre-empts with 3c South will have to pass. Although South has opening points it is not enough to change suit after a pre-empt (need 16+).

 

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BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY
BARBARA DICK-CLELAND TROPHY

Congratulations to Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence for winning the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy.

Calendar
27th May 2024
Monday Club Pairs
Youngs Park
10.00 - 1.00
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
3rd June 2024
Monday Club Pairs
Youngs Park
10.00 - 1.00
Director: Ann Melville
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye
10th June 2024
Monday Club Pairs
Youngs Park
10.00 - 1.00
Director: Stephen Cockbill
Scorer: Ann Melville
Host: Diane Battye