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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."

Holiday Inn Photographs
2013 HOLIDAY INN CHRISTMAS LUNCH
  • 2013 Alan Thelma Dorothy and Jenny
  • 2013 Allan Jill John and Peter
  • 2013 Barbara Daniella Jenette and Julia
  • 2013 Holiday Inn Christmas Lunch
  • 2013 Jackie Pat Marion and David
  • 2013 Jane George Daphne and Irene
  • 2013 June Mary Joy and David
  • 2013 Mary Jeff Anna and Dennis
  • 2013 Michael Wendy Annie and Christine
  • 2013 Patrick Diana Freddie and Thelma
  • 2013 Patsy Lorna Stevie and Pat
  • 2013 Pete Sandy Tony and Ann
  • 2013 Sandra Anne Patricia and Rod
  • 2013 Sharon Elsie Diane and Maggs
  • 2013 Steven Sheila Ann and Vivienne
  • 2013 Sue Elsie Maureen and Sue
  • 2013 Tamara Bob Ruth and Margaret
  • 2013 Ted Sue Debbie and Bill
  • 2013 Tony Hazel Louise and June
  • 2013 Valerie Diana Keith and Garry
  • 2013 Wendy Marion Gwen and Jill

We had a great turn out of twenty tables for our Christmas Lunch. Can you find your picture and remember the contract you were playing......Or even who your opponents were?

2010 TENTH ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
2010 TENTH ANNIVERSARY LUNCH

 Garry, Janet, Margaret, Pete, Bob, Gill, Anna and June enjoying a welcome break during play at the Holiday Inn Christmas Party and Tenth Anniversary Lunch.

2008 Christmas Party
  • Ann and Eddie
  • Barbara and Sharon
  • Bridget Dee Inga and Margaret
  • Cheers
  • Diane with Vernon and Tony
  • Enjoying Coffee
  • Freddie Tony Jan and Marion
  • George and Irene
  • Gwen and Jenny
  • Hazel and David
  • Helen Jill Dean and Elsie
  • Iris and Jenny
  • Jill in festive mood.
  • Joy and Geoff
  • Margaret and Dee
  • Michael June Jane and Peter
  • Molly Janet and Pat
  • Thelma Ann Hazel and Freddie

Ninety of our members met at the Norwich Holiday Inn on Monday 15th December for our annual Christmas Party. The overall winners of the Rifke Trophy were Sally Slee and Gillian Stenson. The lunch was excellent and looking at the above photographs everyone seems to be having a great time helped by either the Bridge or the wine! We have sent £150 to the children in Malawi from the "Buy a playing card" raffle thankyou everybody for your generous support.

2013 MORE PICTURES FROM THE HOLIDAY INN CHRISTMAS LUNCH
  • 2013 Alan Sue Bill Val Keith and Pete
  • 2013 Thursday Championship Pairs Runners Up Jill and Hazel
  • 2013 Monday Championship Pairs Runners Up Shelia and Vivienne
  • 2013 Christmas A Welcome Break
  • 2013 Christmas A Welcome Break
  • 2013 David and Dennis Thursday Championship Pairs Winners
  • 2013 Di Ann Ann and Sharon
  • 2013 Happy Christmas thanks Neil for looking after us
  • 2013 Joy Bob Louise Stephen Dennis Dorothy and Tony
  • 2013 Keith and Val in festive mood
  • 2013 Pete and Tony Monday Championship Pairs Winners
  • 2013 Ruth Sandra Patricia and Marion Jill
  • 2013 Vivienne presenting the AYNW Golf Shield to Sue
2014 SPRING LUNCH HOLIDAY INN
2014 SPRING LUNCH HOLIDAY INN

A welcome break at the Spring Luncheon.

2010 Tenth Anniversary Party
  • Tony, Vivienne, Mary & Mike 2010 Championship Pair Winners.
  • 2010 Helen, Louise, Inga & Margaret
  • A welcome coffee break
  • Fiona, Maureen, Diana & Bob
  • Michael Peter Jane June
  • Enjoying a nice cup of coffee!
  • Anet, Irene, John & George
  • Wendy, Pete, Gwen & Tony
  • Helen, Louise, Inga & Margaret
  • Dorothy, Ann, Kate, & Diane
  • Pat, Sue, Molly & Elsie
  • Daphne, David, Jane & Cathy
  • David presenting the 2010 Championship Pairs trophy to Mary & Mike
  • Almost ready for the second half!
  • Pat, Alan, Anna & Sadie
2014 HOLIDAY INN SUMMER LUNCH
2014 HOLIDAY INN SUMMER LUNCH

 

 

2009 HOLIDAY INN SPRING LUNCHEON
2009 HOLIDAY INN SPRING LUNCHEON

Seventy of our members met at the Holiday Inn on Monday morning (16th March) for our first Spring luncheon. The bridge was relaxed, the food was very good and there was lots of laughter.The overall winners were Yvonne and Ray Knott with an excellent 67.89% with  Tony & Vernon a close second.

2010 SPRING LUNCHEON HOLIDAY INN NORWICH
2010 SPRING LUNCHEON  HOLIDAY INN NORWICH

A great time was had by all at the 2010 Spring Luncheon held at the Holiday Inn Norwich on 15th March. Here we see some of our members enjoying a refreshing drink during the Bridge session.