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Wendy Gee Cup.....Gerard & Keith

 Founders Cup...Diane & Ann

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


Everyone Welcome.


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


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


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."

News Page (Photo's)
This page has information and news of interest to the members. For a full list of forthcoming events, see "Calendar" on the menu and for a list of results see "Results".

Congratulations to Sheila & Vivienne, Dennis & David (not in photograph), Pat & Dorothy, Wendy & Joy winners of the 2015 Championship Pairs. 

Last updated : 17th Jan 2017 11:27 GMT

Ann & Jeff enjoying the glorious weather. No prize for guessing where they are!....

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 11:15 GMT
Congratulations to Ann & Alan (Monday) and Val & Keith (Thursday)
Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:21 GMT

Ann and Jeff on holiday in Thailand practising their bidding?

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:23 GMT

Congratulations to Freddie and Patrick for winning the Rifke Cup at the Autumn Lunch held at the Holiday Inn.

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 11:17 GMT

Congratulations to Diana and Thelma for winning the Coventry Shield. With the previous winner Sheila.

Last updated : 22nd Apr 2016 12:58 GMT
  2008 The Catering Ladies at Banningham Bridge Drive
2008 The Catering Ladies at Banningham Bridge Drive

Bridge Drive Sunday 19th October 2008

We would like to thank the ladies for all their help at the Bridge Drive.
They did a splendid job, providing us all with the stamina to continue
with the rest of the event.    Thanks

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 11:18 GMT
  2008 Coventry Bridge Holiday
  • Elsie, Mike, Sally & Mary
  • Edna, Bill, Gwen and Barbara
  • June scoring
  • Peter and June
  • Patricia Diana Alan and Garry
  • Rosalind Diana Malcolm and Garry
  • Tony Ann Marion and Peter
  • Vivienne Yvonne Shelia and Ray

Members of our group enjoying themselves at Coventry with Peter and June.


Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:22 GMT
  2009 Globe Trotting Travellers
2009 Globe Trotting Travellers

They say 'life begins at forty' . 
Well I'm not so sure in the case of these two members, as they are both twice this age. 
For example during this past year they have cruised around the Caribbean,  been on Bridge weekends in the UK, which  included this Clubs very successful one at the Hilton in Coventry.
This picture was taken in Lisbon, Portugal on their latest adventure, cruising around the Mediterranean on the 'Independence of the Seas', where they visited many destinations including Sardinia, Italy, Spain before returning to Southampton.
They are now planning a trip to the Canaries. 
So folks if you want advice on how and where to travel after retirement...........Have a word with Jim (Hobbs) and Margaret (Robey).

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:24 GMT
  2008 Janet and Edna
  • Edna Bette Janet and Margaret
  • Janet and Edna
  • Which card shall I play?

Well done to Edna and Janet who were worthy E/W winners at Banningham this morning Monday 10th November.

The first photograph shows them playing on the first table with Bette and Margaret, next Janet is considering which card to play and the last photograph is of the two of them getting ready to go home. 

 This is for Janet's son Michael Pallett (with two t's) in Melbourne Australia and Edna's sons Anthony in Macclesfield and Neal in Cambridge. I am sure you are all very proud of your mums' achievement.

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:20 GMT
  2008 Banningham Village Hall Bridge Drive
2008 Banningham Village Hall Bridge Drive

Sunday 19th October 2008

What a gathering we had here today!!!!
There were 15 tables for this wonderful bridge drive, arranged by Ann.
Guests started arriving at 1.30 pm for a prompt start at 2.00 pm.
Prior to play, we were asked to participate in the purchase of raffle tickets. (The surprise regarding prizes was yet to follow).
Afternoon refreshments, were served at each table just at 4.00 pm.  We all tucked in to sandwiches and cakes with a most welcome cup of tea.
Then it was back to play for another hour. 
All final scores were completed and prizes of chocolates were given to each winning pair.

Then came the raffle:  This was an absolute bonanza, with over 50 prizes generously donated.  It was like an Autumnal Christmas, with every recipient going away completely satisfied.

What an achievement Ann.  You raised considerable funds for the Village Hall and also was able to send a substanial donation to the village in Malawi.
(mentioned in General Information)







Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:19 GMT
  2008 Coventry Bridge Weekend
2008 Coventry Bridge Weekend

For the past three years a group of approximately sixty members of our Bridge Circle have spent an enjoyable weekend in August at the Coventry Hilton hosted by Peter and June Hummel. Thankyou Peter and June for looking after us all so well.

Not only did we play Bridge twice each day, some people visited the local area including Coventry Cathedral, watched films at the Multiplex Cinema, made use of the hotel's leisure facilities, and tried to solve Peter's puzzles. Others had a quick round of golf, attended Ann's seminars, visited the nearby Superstore, went for walks together and generally got to know each other better during the excellent meals in the Voyager Restaurant.

Congratulations to Mary and Mike Duncan who were the 2008 winners of "The Coventry Shield"

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:17 GMT
  2008 Ann's Garden
2008 Ann's Garden

I thought you would all like to see how well the miniture conifers are growing in my garden. I bought them earlier this year with the garden voucher you so kindly gave to me. They have been admired by many passers by during the summer and will hopefully continue to give pleasure as they mature. Thank you all very much indeed.

Last updated : 24th Apr 2016 15:18 GMT