Welcome to Castle Morpeth Bridge on Line

During the lockdown due to COVID19 we are using our website to give information on Bridge Base Online events for CMBC and Morpeth members and visitors.   The Calendar and Results boxes will continue to function but show both clubs

REGULAR EVENTS

Morpeth Virtual EBU - Mondays 6.45pm
BBO Login options - see Geoff’s notes - Cost 3BB$
Host: Vebu207596 – Title: Morpeth Virtual BC Pairs
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Castle Morpeth Virtual EBU - Tuesdays 6.30pm
select Virtual Clubs/EBU England or Competitive/All Tournaments
Host: Vebu211035 -Title: Pairs Castle Morpeth BC
Donations - Members £2, Visitors £3 due two months in arrears
Payments due for Jun/Jul click here. Please make payment to our Bank A/c details 
Check your BBO partnership % here and individual results here
Please r
egister for BBO tournaments with CMBC here
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Morpeth & District BBO Pairs Leagues
There are 3 divisions of pairs leagues for Morpeth, Castle Morpeth and district players.
  Click here 
for rules and here for table setup.   Season 11 Final Results here,

   Morpeth Summer League here play by 20th Aug - Results 
submitted on Morpeth website
  You can register for future sessions here
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EBU tournaments
12 board events are held every day at 2pm. 3.30pm, 7.30pm & 9pm at a cost of $2 payable on BBO.   The EBU have started a daily relaxed 9-high (NGS rating) 12 board game at 11am click here for details
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 "Clues from the bidding" a daily problem hand with the solution provided the next day from Frank
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We meet every Tuesday at Storey Park Community Centre, Morpeth

and play duplicate pre-dealt hands with stratified scoring. Please be seated by 6.50pm

to allow time for Bridgemates to be set up and commence play at 7pm

We are a friendly "NO FEAR" club and welcome newcomers

See the club information page for a map and parking details

Need a partner - Call Freda 01670 822158

Analysis for 8th July 2021:

      When the opposition bid on minimal values at the two level vulnerable you can bet your bottom dollar that they have a lot of shape.      On the bidding West has at least five spades and five hearts and has led a club suggesting at least one trump and two if the hape is 5-5-2-1 as the lead is an obvious singleton.       If West has the DA, East may be able to win the first heart and receive a club ruff in return.       If East has DA a club ruff and HA will defeat your contract but the bidding suggests that East holds a heart high honout as West would have probably led a heart from HAK.      The best hope is to win the club lead, cash SK, lead SQ to dummy's SA and lead S10 discarding HK if as likely West holds SJ.      This manoevre is known as a Scissors Coup named by the late great Terence Reese because it is cutting the defence's communications with each other.  You then can try knocking out DA and on the actual hand West cannot reach East's hand with a heart to obtain a club ruff as you can now ruff the first round of hearts.

 

Hand for 9th July 2021:

                                             North:       S       J  7

                                                               H      A  Q  5  4  2

                                                               D      A   7  5  4

                                                               C      Q  4

 

                                             South:       S      A  10  6

                                                                H      J   7

                                                                D      Q  8   6

                                                                C      K  J  10  9   8

 

Partner opens 1H, East overcalls 1S, you bid 2C, partner bids 2D, you bid 2NT and partner raises to 3NT.

West leads S4.       Plan the play.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             .

Castle Morpeth Swiss Pairs Tournament Saturday 27th March at 1.30pm  Click 

on Castle Morpeth Bridge Club, Morpeth, Northumberland, England (bridgewebs.com) for details and registration form 

Calendar
9th August 2021
Morpeth vEBU Pairs
6.45pm
10th August 2021
Castle Morpeth vEBU Pairs
6.30pm
Director: Hristo Toshev
16th August 2021
Morpeth vEBU Pairs
6.45pm
Results
Castle Morpeth vEBU Pairs
Director: Hristo Toshev
Scorer: Ken Reed
Morpeth vEBU Pairs
Castle Morpeth vEBU Pairs
Director: Hristo Toshev
Scorer: Mike Craig
Morpeth vEBU Pairs
Castle Morpeth vEBU Pairs
Director: Hristo Toshev
Scorer: Mike Craig
Morpeth vEBU Pairs