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Schedule for Autumn Term starting October 2019

Monday 1.30pm : Duplicate Pairs - Queen Square (for partners see partnership box)

Monday 6.45pm : Assisted Play for Novices - Bath Bridge Club, Monkton Combe

Wednesday morning and evening : Beginners One at Paulton

Wednesday 1.30pm : 3-week revision course at Paulton

Thursday 1.30pm : Improvers classes at Monkton Combe (Next Topic: Signals and Defence 07/11/19).

Bridge Lessons Autumn 2019

Teaching schedule starting October 2019:

Wednesday 10.00am: Beginners Bridge (Paulton)
Wednesday 6.00pm: Beginners Bridge (Paulton)
Thursday 1.30pm: Improvers Lessons & Assisted Play sessions - alternate weeks (Monkton Combe).  Next lesson topic on 31st Oct: Game Raising Bids

Club Teacher and Director Training
Club Teacher and Director Training

If you are interested in teaching or directing at our Bridge Club, please contact Christine for more information.

Bridge Holidays and Congress Lookahead
Bridge Holidays and Congress Lookahead

1st to 3rd November: Paignton-Redcliffe Hotel: Club Social Bridge Weekend

5th to 11th February 2020: EBU Overseas Congress in Rome

3rd to 5th April 2020: EBU Really Easy Spring Break Wroxton

1st to 17th May 2020: P&O cruise R008 to Canary Islands and Azores

30th August to 18th September 2020: P&O cruise R016 to Mediterranean

Directors and Scorers
Directors and Scorers

Here are our hardworking directors and scorers.  Well done and thank you to Stephen, Jane and Julian for keeping the players under control and getting a result out each week.

General Information
Bridge Etiquette *1
Bridge Etiquette *1

Table Manners –Playing the Hand.

As Declarer, you should call for the card you wish dummy to play; do not touch the cards on the table; do not touch any cards while deciding (dithering) about what to play.

When play commences, do not detach a card from your hand until it is your turn to play.  Do not pull up a card, push it back into your hand, and then pull up another card.  Never rearrange your hand when you are out of a suit.  All these manoeuvres provide unsolicited information.

Do not look to see the place in his hand from which another player pulls a card, nor draw inferences from them.

Once a trick has been won and the lead made for the next trick, it is not permissible for any player to point out that a card is wrongly pointed (turned the wrong way).  You are responsible for keeping track of your winning and losing tricks.

You are not permitted to ‘take a quick look’ at tricks previously won or lost. 

A player can re-examine his last card played until the lead is made to the following trick.  A player who has not yet turned his card over may request all cards just played to the trick to be refaced.  Get into the habit; don’t face your card untill you are ready to play to the next trick.

Last updated : 29th Jun 2012 16:21 BST
Bridge Etiquette *2

Table Manners - After Bidding Commences:

You are responsible for ensuring your opponents see your "Alert" card.

You may ask questions at the end of the bidding but it is incorrect to point to a specific bid.  The correct procedure is to ask for an explanation about the sequence of bidding.  If you must ask a question during the bidding (because it may affect your bid) be aware you are allowing the opponents to communicate with each other by explaining their bids.

Leave the bids on the table until the opening lead is made then put them away.  Do not leave bids visible during play; adjacent tables may see them.

Lay out Dummy with the trump suit (if any) on your right; Declarer's left.  All cards must be on view with highest cards at the top.

Don't waste time; lead first (or put Dummy down first) before writing the contract on your personal scorecard.

Declarer should always say "Thank you partner" on seeing Dummy's cards.

Last updated : 29th Jun 2012 16:23 BST
Fundraising for Charity 2018
Fundraising for Charity 2018

Our directors/ scorers/ others are raising money for their chosen charities.  So far this year they have raised:
£152.20 for MacMillan,
£371 for Julian House, and
£180 for the Lawrence Roundabout Appeal.

Well done for everyone who has helped out.

Last updated : 4th Feb 2019 23:18 GMT