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 Calendar 2022
The Committee has also decided that anyone who was a member of Belper Bridge Club in April 2020 will remain a member until then
Belper Bridge Club Treasurer
FRIDAY AFTERNOON FACE-TO-FACE SESSIONS CANCELLATION
We have now run three sessions of face-to-face bridge on Friday afternoons. The attendance has been disappointing, to the extent that we even had to abandon competitive bridge last Friday. Not only is this not financially viable, but we have increasing concerns about providing a safe environment, especially as the weather gets colder. Therefore with regret it has been decided that Friday face-to-face sessions should be suspended for the time being. If members wish to organise their own sessions we are happy to provide dealt boards, bridgepads and computer with some training as to the use of these. In this way when we start face-to-face bridge again we will have more people trained to run the sessions. We hope that members will understand our difficult position and will not be too disappointed as we still have our Wednesday afternoon and Friday evening sessions online. Members are offered a refund on their cash or a hold over until we recommence.
Congratulations to Lesley and Stuart our latest qualifiers for the final in March.
For Chair's report click here
For Roll of Honour 2020-21 click here
ONLINE BRIDGE BBO
We are still playing bridge online onFriday evenings at 6.30-9.30 and Wednesday afternoons 2.00-4.30
We intend to continue with these sessions for the time being.
Wednesdays' registration from 12 noon
Numbers have recently been disappointing, we cannot operate with less than 4 tables.
Use it or lose it.
No one had a go at this slam.
To be fair it relies upon a finesse and that argues it is marginal for bidding.
what happened at your table?
At our table the bidding was 1H , 1S , 4H - playing Benji I could have opened 2D but that would mean that after a 2H relay the contract would probably be played in hearts with the big hand exposed in dummy which I chose to avoid.
After a diamond lead won in hand I drew trumps and cashed the remaining top diamond. Now I can make a certain 12 tricks by crossing to AC and discarding a spade on QD or take the finesse. If I take the finesse I make 13 if it succeeds or 11 tricks if it fails. I decided to settle for 12 tricks and hope the finesse would fail. That would be an easy decision for Richard who expects most of his finesses to fail !
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.