Wednesday afternoon virtual bridge starts at 2.00 pm, 8 minutes a hand, usually around 18 boards played
Friday evenings virtual bridge starts at 6.30 pm, 7 minutes a hand, usually 24-27 boards played
Collection of Annual Subscription
After discussion, Belper Bridge Club Committee has decided to postpone the collection of subscriptions until such time when we could return to “normal” bridge and hold our AGM. The situation will be reviewed periodically.
The Committee has also decided that anyone who was a member of Belper Bridge Club in April 2020 will remain a member until an AGM can be held.
Belper Bridge Club Chair
Handicapped scores still awaited from the 23rd.
Next refresher Wednesday 28 July 5pm
As suggested, we will look at maximising tricks playing in 3NT and choosing between 3NT and 5 of a minor
Answers to this weeks 1NT response quiz click here
Get in touch with Maureen if you want to be invited to the session or if you need help logging into zoom.
Any thoughts about subject matter or other topics for revision contact Phil
As the result of the survey we conducted about returning to F2F bridge, we are considering starting playing on Friday afternoons initially - subjet to the Government announcemet on July 19th.
Further information to follow.
For Chair's report click here
For Roll of Honour 2020-21 click here
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Stepping Stones Sessions Wednesday afternoons at 2.00 pm and Friday evenings at 6.30 pm
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John opened 3S, I doubled, Jan bid 4C. What do I do now? I passed. Not a good one for us.
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I wouldn’t recommend the 4S opening by South, though obviously it caused you problems.
Normally a double by West would be for take out indicating a shortage in Spades and support for the other suits. So I wouldn’t double with your hand. If you mean the double as penalties then your partner shouldn’t be taking it out.
Opposite the take out dble by you the partner is quite strong. 4C could be a weak hand with clubs . So I think they should jump to 5 clubs rather than just bid 4. A possible alternative by East might be 4NT, saying chose your minor, which would still put you in 5C, but played by West, the safe hand.
In the actual auction when partner bids 4C you should pass, as you did, as partner could be weak. Now 5C by East can go off on a spade lead. So unless you have some way to bid 4NT to play, you’re at your last safe contract. As noted 5C by west would be safe
Your 4C contract gets a poor score because others don’t have the 3 spade opener against them. Most of the better scores come from playing in 3NT or taking a penalty form the opposition.
At out table the bidding went
S W N E
Pass 1C 1H 2H (a good raise to at least 3 clubs)
2S 3C 3D 4C
4H Dble (penalty) All pass
Which got us a good score
What is next in the sequence:
1, 2, 6, 22, ?
YES Alan and Andrew you are right
ALERTING WHEN PLAYING ONLINE
NB referring to a completed Convention card or summarising your system at the beginning of the round does not free you from the obligation to Alert where necessary
The person who makes an alertable bid, alerts her/his bid. That is he/she clicks the alert button before making the bid. Her/his partner does not see the alert, whilst the opposition do, hence no unauthorised information is passed on. The opposition can now click on the explain box to find out the meaning of the bid from the bidder again unseen by his/her partner.
See links below for self-alerting these are very clear as to alerting action we should take when playing bridge online.