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22nd-25th July British Summer Sim Pairs

26th July Friday Summer Bridge, picnic and walk Balcome details to follow

7th Aug Caterham EBU Summer Congress Mixed Pivot Teams Championship

8th Aug Selsdon EBU Summer Congress Mixed Pairs Championship#

2nd-5th September EBED Autumn Sim Pairs

7th-10th October British Autumn Sim Pairs

11th-13th October Provisional date for our first Weekend Bridge Break Lechlade

25th October Blue Pointed Swiss Pairs

15th November Task Quiz 

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Tony's Top Ten Tips

Tony’s top ten tips; these are designed as an aide memoir for our less experienced players to be read before a session. Don't forget there are always exceptions but these actions will be correct at least 80% of the time.

1. When you have values for game make sure partner cannot Pass below game level

2. Respond to partner’s suit bid with 6+ points you need 10+ to bid a new suit at the 2 level

3. When you have pre-empted do not bid again unless prompted by partner

4. Use Stayman and Transfers

5. Lead your partner’s suit

6. Don’t lead your opponent’s suit

7. Don’t underlead an Ace against a suit contract 8. Second hand low, third hand high

9. Discard suits you do not want partner to lead

10. As declarer count your top tricks then look for extra tricks

Tony’s top top ten tips; these are designed as an aide memoir for our more able players to be read before a session. Don't forget there are always exceptions but these actions will be correct at least 80% of the time.

1. Bid to the level of fit

2. Bid good slams

3. Use unassuming cue bids in competitive bidding situations

4. If opponents agree opener’s second suit as trumps lead a trump

5. Lead passively when declarer has shown a very strong hand rather than an active lead from a four card suit

6. Use the rule of 11

7. As declarer make a plan once you see dummy

8. Use encouraging/discouraging signals at trick one

9. Use the principle of restricted choice

10. Count your opponents points as declarer or defender