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Live No fears pairs
Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Scorer: Derek Sanders
No fears BBO pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Sanders
No fears BBO pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Sanders
Live No fears pairs
Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Scorer: Hazel Brown
BBO Sunday evening pairs tournament at the Carlton 7:00

Hazel runs the Carlton BBO Sunday pairs tournament. Its great fun and very friendly $4:00 per person entry fee, 24 boards. Everybody welcome and you can bring along a friend to play. For more info see the Carlton website.

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Welcome to the Edinburgh No Fears Bridge club.... the site where all the action happens!
The Live 6:45 Thursday No Fears!
The Live 6:45 Thursday No Fears!

The 'live' Thursday No Fears pairs is a relaxed tourney held weekly in room 1, Carlton Bridge club. Jane Mawdsley the new hostess is running things at the club and provides the catering. Please note its the usual 6:45 start time. If you a running late, just phone and i will reserve a table. Everybody is welcome, please come along and let me know if you need a partner its, great fun!! 

Meanwhile if you fancy some online bridge its on BBO every Tuesday 7.00! See below for more details.

Guidelines and rules for the Edinburgh No Fears Bridge club Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 BBO tourney.

This relaxed tourney is twenty four boards of two or three board matches with an estimated run time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Everybody who have attended my council classes, private classes, new to online Bridge in Scotland or played in the live No Fears are welcome to join in the fun ($4:00 buy in).

1) Please anounce your system, for example '12-14 NT, five card spade suit, 3 weak 2's, rev attitude and standard count' is fine.

2) a) If you make a misclick in bidding or play no probs..its easily done and is right and proper to correct your bid or play. Just request an undo. Note: You are not allowed an undo if you change your mind about an action. When your opponents ask for an undo you should generally accept. If you are not sure, please call mesmiley and i will give a ruling. It keeps everybody happy.

b) If you feel an opponent is slow please be patient. Should the clock start running down, just call me and request extra time.

This is not an SBU event and Edinburgh No Fears bridge club rules apply. 

3) Please alert and explain conventional bids. You explain your own bids, partner can not see the explanation.  For example transfers, the Landy convention and Stayman. 

4) Edinburgh No Fears bridge club system limitations: 

 a)The Multi 2D is not permitted.

 b) If you open 1C you must have at least 3 clubs. 

c) Apart from strong 2C and Benji Acol all two level opening bids must be natural and single suited.

5) Please, as a courtesy to your opponents display your name on personal details. Its nice to know whom you are playing! 

6) The main thing is to have fun and be kind to your opponentssmiley

Note:Sometimes we get a half table so you will need to wait a minute or two. This allows me to substitute in No fears late comers, a player on standby or friends that fancy playing a few boards. Sorry if you start off against a pair of 'Pesky Robots' crying but it gives me flexibility to add players whom would normally miss outsmiley . 

Also if you get disconnected from BBO and cant get back for a while to keep things going i may ‘sub in a Robot’. Anyway, if  you are subbed by a robot, dont worry, just hang in there on your return, you will be reseated to the table for the next dealwink.

 

Parking
Parking

To remind everybody please do not use the bowling car park spaces, there are lots of spaces around the club. smiley

Please contact me if you fancy playing the online BBO No Fears, private classes or answers for the bidding challenge!
Please contact  me if you fancy playing the online BBO No Fears, private classes or answers for the bidding challenge!
Edinburgh No fears help line phone 07930144819,
or use the form below.smiley
FORM
Overcalling in responders suit.

Sometimes it happens that you hold a good suit but one of the opponents bid it before you get the chance. The general rule is that if it is the opener you stay quiet and let the opposition get on with things. But if it is the responder the situation is far less clear. The reason for this is because the requirements to open the bidding are far greater than a simple response, which can be quite weak and based on a four cards.

Board 3 was a prime example and both Carol and Katherine found themselves in this situation on the illustrated auction. The general rule is that a bid of responders suit is natural but unless you are familiar with this things can be awkward. Carol doubled then jumped to 3 hearts and Janet got the message. Meanwhile, Katherine bid 3 immediatly. Both were excellent choices of actionyes. Given the unfavourable vulnerabily and precarious nature of the bids, must indicate a solid six or seven card suit with some values. Anne and Janet despite the heart void have useful values ♠K and ♣A sitting over declarer and are worth a raise to 4 enlightened. Still a very hard one which i suspect not many would find.

Ten tricks in hearts are fairly straight forward, simply draw trumps and set up spades for a club discard and therefore no need to take the losing club finesse.

 

Partner must have great hearts for this action at unfavourable vulnerabily and despite the void we have two useful honour cards sitting over declarer so are worth a raise to 4♥.

Tuesday 28th June BBO results summary!

Five tables this evening. Winners were Helen and Margaret, runners up Daphne and Ann with third spot going to Frances and Pat. A very well done them!

Meanwhile the live No Fears is on every Thursday 6:45 at the Carltonsmiley. Anybody who does the doublecool, that is... winning the Tuesday BBO No Fears and then the Thursday live No Fears in the same week or consecutive tourneys will receive an amazing bonus prizeyes!

BBO master points are awarded to those finishing in the top places. This means that you  get a number next to your user name and goes up as you pick up more points . Please let me know if you would like a couple of No fears pens, they have conductive nozzles great to use on touch screens. smiley

Live Thursday 23rd June
 Pair No  P1  P2 Score
5 Anne Gilchrist Clare Douglas 63.33
2 Alec Brown Polly Purvis 55.56
3 John Sneddon Margaret Cook 50
4 Sheila Grieve Marion Tait 50
6 Thomas Duffy Daphne Allan 30
Bronze bidding Challenge!

2022 Bronze Bidding Challenge: June

You are kindly filling in as a last-minute substitute in a Teams match.

You have agreed to play the SBU Standard system: weak no-trump, 4-card majors, weak 2s in ♦♥
You are West.

What is your call?

Entries by June 25 Liz McGowan:  liz.mcgowan@blueyonder.co.uk

Results and top scores will be published on the website on July 1, 2022

Look out for the next set of problems in July

Problem 1       Teams            NS Vul             Dealer North

♠T6

AJ93

8632

♣K63

West

North

East

South

-

1

1

Dbl

?

 

 

 

 

 

Problem 2       Teams:           EW Vul          Dealer West

♠KQ97
T3
QJT43

♣76

West

North

East

South

Pass

Pass

1

1

?

Problem 3      Teams:           All Vul             Dealer North

♠T
T76
KQ965

♣K532

West

North

East

South

-

-

1

Pass

?

Problem 4       Teams:              None Vul    Dealer North

♠T

A85

KQJ8

♣AKQT5

West

North

East

South

Pass

Pass

1♠

Dbl

2♠

Pass

Pass

?

Calendar
5th Jul 2022
No fears BBO pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders
7th Jul 2022
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders
12th Jul 2022
No fears BBO pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders
14th Jul 2022
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders