Fall lessons will start October 2nd, for anyone wanting to learn to play the game of bridge or for someone who needs a thorough review of the basics. Please help spread the word!
Location: St. James Anglican Church, 6025 Old Church Road, Caledon East
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 pm
Cost: $225 (includes two texts and additional learning materials)
Contact: Denise Donovan, firstname.lastname@example.org
See your score instantly after each deal!
Earn Gold at the Club
Get treats for taking tricks! You can win gold from the comfort of your local club in the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game. Play Thursday afternoon on October 31 and have the chance to earn one gold point when you win a section top at the club.
See your face on the cover of the Rolling Stone
Not really, but the winners of the ACBL-wide Instant Matchpoint Game will be recognized in the ACBL Bridge Bulletin and on the ACBL website.
Complete Analysis of the Deals
Each player receives a printed booklet with detailed analysis of each hand from Larry Cohen
Thursday, October 31st, 1:00 pm,
Snelgrove Community Centre
Hosted and sponsored by the Credit Valley Bridge Association
Welcome to the Credit Valley Bridge Webpage! We are three clubs that serve the bridge community in this area. We offer four open games, lessons, and we encourage a friendly, welcoming environment in which to play your favourite game. We hope to see you at our games.
Marilyn's Bridge Club
Grace United Church, 156 Main St. N., Brampton, ON
♠ Mondays at 6:30 pm
♥ Tuesdays at 12:30
Thistle Bridge Club
St. James' Church, 6025 Old Church Rd., Caledon East, ON
♦ Wednesdays at 12:30
♦ VIP Lesson and Play 11:30
Brampton Bridge Club
Snelgrove Community Centre, 11692 Hurontario St. N., Brampton, ON
Open Game at 7:00 pm
Twelve graduates have just completed their introduction to bridge, taking Bridge Basics Level I & II. A keen group shared a special bond as they began their bridge journey. Look for them in the near future at our games.
Top Row: Rodney Webb, Barbara Karasiuk, Lynne Brophy, Betty Rodgrigues, Ellen Johannsen
Bottom Row: Mary Ray, Krystyna Sprentall
Not Shown: Ingrid and Howard Sproxton, Maryann Jefferies, Jane Hamacher, Peter Ostrowski
♠ ♥ ♦ ♣ Well Done! ♣ ♦ ♥ ♠
On June 14th 1986 the World Bridge Federation and Epson teamed up to organize the first ever World Wide Simultaneous Instant Matchpoint pairs game, a 24 board contest played all over the world.. Participants from 80 countries played the same hands, at the same time and received a souvenier booklet featuring analysis by the most famous personality in bridge, Omar Sharif. Players loved getting their scores immediately after playing each board, and the analysis booklet provided instructive reading with many tips on bidding and play. By 1993 attendance had grown to 100,000 in 95 countries, a record that still stands.
On September 15 1987 the Golden Anniversary Pairs was the ACBL's inaugural Instant Matchpoints Continent wide game, with expert analyses provided by 11 time North American Champion Richard Pavlicek. The first deal is a well remembered matchpoint shootout.
+430 > 96.
+400 > 93
+300 > 89
+110 > 85
+100 > 80
-50 > > 67
-100 > 47
-130 > 35
-150 > 33.
-200 > 28.
-300 > 16
-400 > 10
-500 > 5
-500 > 2
-1100 > 0
By Richard Pavlicek
The Golden Anniversary Pairs begins with an exciting deal that should produce a myriad of results. After two passes South will set the tone with his opening — 1♦, 3♦, 4♦, 5♦ or 3NT (gambling) are possibilities. After a 1♦ opening (my choice) the bidding might proceed 1♠, double (negative), 2♣; then 3♦ by South. If West raises clubs, South will compete to 4♦, which goes down one assuming a correct heart guess.
East-West fare all right in clubs (probably 10 tricks) and surprisingly well in spades. Although difficult to reach, 4♠ cannot be defeated if declarer takes the second-round club finesse after drawing trumps; and South must shift to a heart at trick two to prevent an overtrick.
♥ Brampton Bridge Club ♥ has 2 upcoming Games you don't want to miss. The first, on September 12 at 7:00pm, is an ACBL wide International Fund Game, proceeds to benefit Canadian International Teams including our highly regarded Juniors. Hand analyses by Frank R. Stewart. October 31 at 12:30pm is the annual Instant Matchpoint Game, the ACBL most popular special event offering instant scoring. Both games offer upgraded masterpoint awards, and a souvenier booklet.♥