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