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Welcome to Broadmeadow

Watch out for updates regularly.  

Watch this space.

WHAT TYPE of COMPUTER are you using ?

ANECDOTAL evidence says that a LAPTOP or DESKTOP

is superior to an IPad for use on BBO

Welcome to Broadmeadow Bridge Club
TIP of the WEEK

FROM our Member Bernie Malone comes the following recommendation:

For interesting HANDs with interpretation go

YouTube and search for sky bridge club lessons

 

DRAW for PARTNERS Monday 31st JANUARY 2022

OUR MONTHLY DRAW for PARTNERS COMPETITION will take place 

on MONDAY 31st JANUARY 2022

To ENTER send your BBO ID to SECRETARY Marese Hussey  maresehussey@gmail.com before

1800 on Sunday 30th JANUARY 2022

 

PLAY TO WIN WITH NEW PARTNERS

Happy New Year everyone and hope we have all benefited from the break. We want to encourage more partner-swapping so are proposing to hold a draw for partners once a month, on the last Monday. In May we will then award prizes to those who do best on those nights.

Please use the partnership desk if you have no partner any other night; it is available as soon as the competition is set up.

Have you any suggestions for the club? We are delighted to see so many using the chat space and would encourage everyone to at least say hello and thanks as it makes us feel part of a social scene.

All the best for 2022! 

 

 

TIP of the MONTH JANUARY 2022

HOW to set up CHAT for use during COMPETITIONS on BBO

1. LOGON to BBO

2. Click Mouse in BLANK Space above the CHAT line

3. You get 3 choices : a) Smaller chat font

                                   b) Bigger chat font

                                   c) Chat Manager .

4. Click on c) Chat Manager - you will then get a box which allows you to enter a Message. Set up the message and EXIT.

5. Click on Chat Manager again and your message is there for you .

6. Click on the Message and you get another box labelled Chat  .

7. Click on the BLUE tab Chat and your message goes to wherever you have designated . Normally Table.

Kirwan League Update

Some of our members are taking part in the  Kirwan's League run by Dublin North Region of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland.  

Our members taking part in the Kirwan's league are doing very well. The results each week can be viewed on the DNR website (www.dnrbridge.com) in the DNR Events section.

We hope even more members will take part going forward. 

 

 

Tip of the Week - December 22

CHRISTMAS TIP

When Playing as Declarer ( particularly in NT Contracts) :

1. Count SURE Winners between your Hand and Dummy's.

2. Identify SUIT where you wish to develop  Tricks and as soon as possible Play that SUIT to force out missing Winners.

3. NEVER exhaust your SUITs with the SURE Tricks before you have  set up your extra winners where possible.

BRIDGE CLASSES UPDATE

Paul and Anne Doyle have started improver classes in Portmarnock Community school on Weds at 1 30p.m  These classes are ideal for returnees.

Anne Doyle also teaches in  Malahide Community School on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm.  This is a beginners class.

Les Geraghty runs a class on Tuesday  mornings in the Parish Centre, Malahide  at 10.30am. This is a beginners class.

The CBAI has a list of teachers in other areas.  

Tip of the Week - Week 2 November

The OVERCALL in NT

The OVERCALL in NT promises a stop in the opponent's suit and more points than opening 1NT

Tip of the Week - Week 1 November

WHAT TO OPEN?

If not opening INT,  OPEN LONGEST suit.    This ensures your rebid is correct

Tip of the Week - October 25

TOP OF THE SEQUENCE LEADS

Always lead the  safest lead. Sequence may be interrupted.

For example - AKJx, KQ10x.   Lead top honour.

 

Tip of the Week

DO I HAVE TO BID ?

It is NOT essential that every Hand MUST be opened

Quite often the correct Final contract is Passed Out

Do not feel obliged to Bid 4th in Hand. PASS.

Tip of the Week - October 1

DO NOT LEAD an UNSUPPORTED HONOUR

WHAT is an UNSUPPORTED HONOUR ?

AN HONOUR where you do NOT have the HONOUR immediately

below it.

EXAMPLES : SUPPORTED HONOUR ♠ AK ,  KQ etc

                   UNSUPPORTED HONOUR  Axxx  Kxxx

Tip of the Week - October 19

If, as Declarer, you HAVE to lose a Trick in a Suit, do so as soon as you can

Example  K73 opposite A6542 in a NT Contract - play 2 and 3 in the First Round.

Need a partner to play ?

Log onto BBO

Select Competition - Broadmeadow Novices -CBAI 125655

Click on Partnership Desk

Insert your BBO Name

Once a partner becomes available they can select you to play

If you are NOT selected to play by a partner - then you have the option to play with the Robot which will be available 2 minutes before the competition starts

 

 

Stayman Convention

Stayman is a bidding convention in the card game contract bridge. It is used by a partnership to find a 4-4 or 5-3 trump fit in a major suit after making a one notrump (1NT) opening bid and it has been adapted for use after a 2NT opening, a 1NT overcall, and many other natural notrump bids.

The convention is named for Sam Stayman, who wrote the first published description in 1945, but its inventors were two other players: the British expert Jack Marx in 1939, who published it only in 1946, and Stayman's regular partner George Rapée in 1944.

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