Carbis Bay Bridge Club
Release 2.19p

Next month's duplicate will be on 22nd December in THE MEMORIAL HALL, Carbis Bay. Contact Graham if you wish to play 

There wil be no bridge on 25th December

Bridge Teaching at Carbis Bay

The club is very fortunate to have Jim Barker as our Bridge Tutor. Jim is a Professional member of the EBTA (English Bridge Teachers Association) and is also a Cornwall County Bridge Director and Secretary of St Ives Bridge Club.

Penwith Pairs at Leedstown

Carbis Bay and Penzance Improvers  are  jointly running Saturday afternoon duplicate sessions once a month on the second Saturday of each month.  These are open to all levels of duplicate players and include afternoon tea.

They are held at Leedstown Village Hall, situated near the middle of Leedstown on the B3302. Parking is available beside the hall.

The Hall is open from 1.30 pm  for a 2pm start. Table money is £5 per person including afternoon tea (cash only).  You need to register as a pair.   If you would like to play. then please contact Jane Ritchie either by email  or by phone 01736 711818

Welcome to Carbis Bay Bridge Club

♠   ♣  Welcome To Carbis Bay Bridge ♠   ♣ 

Who We Are

Carbis Bay Bridge Club is predominantly a Rubber Bridge club which meets weekly on a Monday afternoon at The Memorial Hall, Trencrom Lane, Carbis Bay.

We usually play from 2pm – 5pm (but move to playing an hour earlier in the winter). We are a mixed ability group from complete beginners to seasoned hands and aim to be both friendly and inclusive with the more experienced players always ready to help those with less experience.

We also have a strong commitment to bridge teaching and development. We welcome complete beginners who want to learn the game but also deliver improver coaching to those members keen to advance their game.

On Monday afternoons members may just turn up and play without prior notice or needing to arrange partners, but we also hold one duplicate session a month (usually on the 4th Friday).

NOTE: From Monday 20th November we will be on winter hours from 1.15 - 4.15

On 4th December we will be having the club Christmas Lunch at 12 noon at La Casita followed by bridge at the Memorial Hall at 2pm

Contact Information

For information about the club please contact Graham in the first instance (contact details below). Alternatively contact another committee member (details on committee menu in the Information section).

Graham Kidson (Chairman)

T: 01736 762512


Jim's Weekly Quiz

Quiz Question 27th November

Leads Quiz 3

Leader: W

S       W     N      E

1NT   P   3NT     P

P       P

West has the following Spades & decides to lead a Spade 

S: KQ632

Which card is led?

Answer: S3  the fourth highest of your longest and strongest!

Last week with a similar holding you led the Q from QJ62

The difference is the contract!

Against a suit contract declarer has the trump suit and auxiliary suits. Most likely these will break 

4-4-3-2, 4-3-3-2, 5-4-2-2

This means that someone , usually declarer or dummy will be trumping on the third round

So the first two tricks are the most important

In No Trumps there is no trump suit! So all tricks are to play for and it then works best to lead low and hope your partner can contribute at least one honour to help you run the suit

Honour leads against No Trump need 3 honours

A for AKQ , K from KQJ, Q from QJ10, J from J109 and even 10 from 1098




Calling All Prospective Duplicate Bridge Returners

Are you a lapsed duplicate player thinking about returning to the game? Would you like a simple way to ease yourself back and refresh your skills? If so. our monthly friendly duplicate sessions at Carbis Bay are the answer. We will find you a partner who will help you with your transition back into playing competitive bridge. Just contact Graham (or another committee member) to get started.

4th December 2023
Monday Rubber Bridge
Memorial Hall 2.00
11th December 2023
Monday Rubber Bridge
Memorial Hall 1.15
18th December 2023
Monday Rubber Bridge
Memorial Hall 1.15
Friday Duplicate
Director: Graham Kidson
Scorer: Graham Kidson
Friday Duplicate
Director: Graham Kidson
Scorer: Graham Kidson
Carbis Bay Duplicate
Director: Graham Kidson
Scorer: Graham Kidson