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News Page
Preece RoseBowl 2014
The 2014 Preece Rosebowl, the Ladies Pairs competition staged annually by Blundellsands Bridge Club on behalf of the Merseyside & Cheshire Contract Bridge Association, was held on Sunday 27th April 2014.  On a bright sunny day we enjoyed our bridge in a good natured but competitive contest which was won by Sue Fjortoft and Margaret Ainscough, pictured below receiving the trophy.
 
 
  
Subscriptions

The club year started on 1st July 2014

If you have not renewed your subscription please do not delay.

All of last year's competitions have now been finalised and full details can be found on the Honours Board

Table Money

Charges for our regular sessions are presently:-
 
  • Duplicate - £4 per head for members (£5 for visitors)
  • Rubber - £2.50 per head for members (£3.50 for visitors)


Entry includes free refreshments served at the table.  Additional drinks are available for a nominal charge.

Additional charges will apply for certain events such as Simultaneous Pairs and party nights.

Dealing Machine
Dealing Machine

     Pre-dealt computer generated hands:
 

Pre-dealt boards are used for our Duplicate Bridge sessions on Wednesday and Friday evenings.  Not only does this relieve players of shuffling and dealing but it means that we can provide full details of the boards that have been played both on our website and in printouts available after play has finished.

The dealing is facilitated by using Dealmaster Pro® software and a Dealer 4® card dealing machine

After dealing, the hands are analysed by a computer program called Deep Finesse which looks at all four hands and calculates with absolute accuracy the outcome from the play of each potential contract from every position at the table.  This analysis is based on knowledge of all four hands (double dummy) and optimum play.  It can be a valuable guide to the hand although it can sometimes produce an answer that is unlikely to be achieved at the table where players do not have the benefit of playing double dummy.

Some players feel that there is a difference between hands that are dealt by hand and those that are computer generated.  We endeavour to ensure that all of our computer generated hands are properly random.  We do not specify any criteria about point counts or hand shapes and, to keep everything random, do not seek to prevent hands that might be passed out.  If there are any differences between our computer generated hands and those that one gets with hand shuffling, it is because they are more properly random.  Hand shuffling is often less thorough than it should be to produce a random deal and in consequence tends to produce flatter hands.

 

Simultaneous Pairs events
We have a comprehensive page with details about our participation in both forthcoming and previous Simultaneous Pairs competitions

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Clipart Announcement

 


 

The English Bridge Union has made minor changes to the scheme of announcements from August 1, 2013. Updated August 1st 2017. This only applies to the EBU. So, if you play in any clubs or competitions playing to the EBU rules, you will be expected to use the Alerting and Announcing rules as explained below.

 

ANNOUNCING AND ALERTING SUMMARY

Opening Bid

Description

Announce

Alert

No Action

1

and

1

Could be on fewer than 3 cards

“May be X” where X is 0, 1 or 2. Extend to "May be X and may have an outside 5-card (Diamond) suit" as appropriate

 

 

Natural, 3 or more

 

 

Other (strong, artificial)

 

 

1NT

Balanced

“12 to 14” (or appropriate range)

and, if relevant, “may contain a singleton”

 

 

2

Strong, Acol, (Benji Acol, etc)

 

 

Precision

“Intermediate”

 

 

2

Weak with diamonds

“Weak”

 

 

Strong with diamonds

“Strong, forcing”  * or 
“Strong non-forcing” *

 

 

Other (Benji, Multi, etc)

 

 

2 /

Weak with hearts/ spades

“Weak”

 

 

Strong with hearts/ spades

“Strong, forcing”  * or 
“Strong non-forcing” *

 

 

Other (Lucas, Flannery, etc)

 

 

2NT

Balanced

“20 to 22” (or appropriate range)

 

 

Responses to 1NT or 2NT openings

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Simple Stayman (promissory or not)
[Note: 5-card Stayman is alerted].

“Stayman”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Denies 4 card major

 

 

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Transfer

“Hearts”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Completion of transfer

 

 

1NT - 2

2NT - 3

Transfer

“Spades”

 

 

1NT - 2 - 2

2NT - 3 - 3

Completion of transfer

 

 

Bids above 3NT

Bids above

3NT

artificial suit bids on 1st round of the auction (for this purpose the first round of the bidding is the opening bid and three subsequent calls)

 

Other bids

 

*The practice of making strong bids with hands of limited high cards must be clearly disclosed

 

 

Action over Opponents’ calls up to 3NT

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

If your Double is …

Alert

No Action

A suit at any level

Natural

Take-out

 

Anything else

 

Does not show the suit (i.e. conventional or not natural)

Showing the suit doubled

 

Anything else

 

A suit opening

Prepared, Phoney, Short or Nebulous 1 or 1 opening

Take-out

 

Anything else

 

No trumps at any level

Natural or conventional

Penalty

 

Anything else

 

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

If your Redouble is …

Alert

No Action

Double

Any meaning

for business, shows strength: partner is expected to pass

 

Partner is expected to remove

 

Action over Opponents’ calls above 3NT

Opponents Call …

Meaning of their call …

Other actions …

Alert

No Action

Above 3NT

Any meaning

Lead directing pass

 

Lead directing double for a different suit to the one doubled

 

Lightner double of, say 6NT, calling for a specific lead

 

Lead directing redouble for a different suit to the one redoubled

 

Any other pass, double or redouble

 

 

EBU

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