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Director: Derek Sanders
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Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Scorer: Derek Sanders
No fears BBO pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Sanders
Live No fears pairs
Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Scorer: Derek Sanders
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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Sad news.

It is with sadness i have to announce the passing away of Sheila Clark, on the 14th July. A regular for many years partnered, Leslie Forsyth and was part of the original group that played when the No Fears was held at the Old Melville, in Grosvenor Crescent 20 years ago.. A sound player with a great sense of humour will be deeply missed.

 

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 7:00 BBO tourney.

This relaxed tourney is twenty four boards of 8 three board matches with an estimated run time of about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Everybody who have attended my council classes, private classes, Bronze players 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 or lose concentration. 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 or private classes.
Please contact  me if you fancy playing the online BBO No Fears or private classes.
Edinburgh No fears help line phone 07930144819,
or use the form below.smiley
Tuesday 9th August BBO results summary!

7 tables this evening. Winners were guests Ros and Penny, runners up Nanna and Walter, in third spot were Daphne and Anne with fourth place going to Polly and Alecs. A very well done them! Note: Do not switch to 2022 edition to view results, use classic edition.

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 will receive a 'jackpot' prizewink!

BBO master points are awarded to those finishing in the top places. This means that you  get a number next to your user name which 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

'Probably should have played in No Trumps partner'.

I saw the above on the chat after board 9 and how true it was! East has a very powerful hand with nine playing tricks. An opening of either 1 or even a strong 2♣ is fine.  As in the illustrated auction south overcalled 1♠ and now the spotlight was on west. Many passed leaving their partners to languish in a diamond part scorecrying (west has eight good points and is too strong to not take any action). Nobody made a penalty double, and if you play that style, this gets you rich quick with a possible 500 penaltydevil. 1NT too is is fine and promises a guard in the opponents spade suit. Now east with nine tricks and the other two suits guarded has an easy raise to 3NT.

3NT is a breeze, ten tricks on top with an eleventh available by setting up a club trick for 460. Meanwhile those in 5 scored only 420 despite making twelve ticks. So always something to consider when you have a running minor suit that 3NT is an option rather than five of a minorenlightened.

Calendar
11th Aug 2022
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders
16th Aug 2022
No fears BBO pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders
18th Aug 2022
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders
23rd Aug 2022
No fears BBO pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders