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Welcome to Prince Edward County Duplicate
County Duplicate Bridge Club

Next week County Duplicate moves to Thursday the 20th rather than Friday the 21st one time only so if you show up on Friday you will be disappointed.

Picton Duplicate Bridge Club

Picton Duplicate meets Mondays at the old firehall in Picton. Play starts at 12:30pm and we ask that at least one partner arrive no later than 12:15pm. Newcomers are always welcome.

Alje's Tips for Tops

South had a tough lead on Board 17 Friday. With East playing in a spade partial, you have the choice of leading an unsupported ace, a trump (possibly pickling partner’s 3-to-the-queen holding), or fourth best from four clubs to the jack. As it turns out, the club lead is probably best (although no lead actually hurts the defence). Let’s amend that – the club lead is best IF you are a stickler about never leading away from an ace against a suit contract.

So, on Board 17, you lead the ♣4. Dummy shows up with ♣Q2 and partner holds ♣K107. Partner, knowing you never, ever lead away from an ace, realizes that declarer must hold the ♣A. No doubt about it. Therefore, it would be silly to play the ♣K since that would simply establish dummy ♣Q. The obvious play, then, is the ♣10. That drives out the ♣A and establishes the ♣K as the boss trick. Better yet, after cashing the ♣K later in the play, partner can safely lead a club through declarer.

All very simple and straightforward if you are 100 per cent sure your partner has not and does not lead away from an ace in a suit contract. If she does lead away from an ace on occasion, you’re simply guessing every time a situation like this comes up.

Results
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Lita Field
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: BridgePad
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: John Turner
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: BridgePad
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: John Turner
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: BridgePad
Picton Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: Lita Field
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: BridgePad
Picton Duplicate
Scorer: Andy Bowers
County Duplicate
Director: Alje Kamminga
Scorer: BridgePad
Calendar
21st Jun 2019
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
24th Jun 2019
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
28th Jun 2019
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
1st Jul 2019
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
5th Jul 2019
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
8th Jul 2019
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
12th Jul 2019
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
15th Jul 2019
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm
19th Jul 2019
County Duplicate
Picton Elks Hall 12:30pm
22nd Jul 2019
Picton Duplicate
Picton Firehall 12:30pm