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The Edinburgh No fears Bridge Club
The site where all the action happens!
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Live No fears pairs
Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Online No fears pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Sanders
Live No fears pairs
Carlton
Director: Derek Sanders
Online No fears pairs
BBO
Director: Derek Sanders
How to register for online No Fears BBO events

1) Login to BBO with your partner.

2) Go to competetive

3) Click all tournament

4) In search type stdomingo

5) Enter you partners name and click invite

6) Your partner will receive an invitation and accept

7) When the Tourney starts you will be automatically taken to a table.

8) Good luck and have fun!

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BBO Sunday evening pairs tournament and the live Friday evening pairs at the Carlton!

Hazel runs the Carlton BBO Sunday pairs tournament. Its great fun 24 boards, eight three board matches. Meanwhile Neil does the 'live Friday evening event' at the Carlton. No need to be a member, everybody is welcome for both! Not to mention the superb catering on Friday. So please come along!

Relaxed and friendly Bridge!
Online Goulash tourney... every deal an adventure! Open to everybody. Tuesday 10th September BBO! Proceeds to Cancer research.
Online Goulash tourney... every deal an adventure! Open to everybody. Tuesday 10th September BBO! Proceeds to Cancer research.

Start time 7:00 all welcome. More details to follow.

Please contact  me to play the online BBO Goulash No Fears or Live tourney! Everybody welcome!

Edinburgh No Fears Bridge club help line.

Phone 07930144819 or use the form belowsmiley.

The Live 6:45 Thursday No Fears!
The Live 6:45 Thursday No Fears!

The 'live' Thursday No Fears pairs is a relaxed 24 board tourney held in room 1, Carlton Bridge club. Jane Mawdsley provides excellent catering. Please note its a 6:45 start time. If you are running late, just phone and i will reserve a table. Everybody welcome, parking is right outside the card rooms, so super easy access. Let me know if you need a partner its, great fun!! 

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

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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 council classes, private classes and all SBU Bronze players are welcome to join in the fun ($4:00 buy in). Please phone if you have trouble registering (i can fix itsmiley).

1) Please announce 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 it 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.

3) Please alert and explain conventional bids. You explain your own bids, partner cannot 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 who would normally miss outsmiley

Also, if you get disconnected from BBO and can't get back for a while to keep things going i may ‘sub in a robot’. Anyway, if you are subbed by a robot, don't worry, just hang in there and on your return, you will be reseated to the table for the next dealwink.

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

Tuesday 16th July BBO pairs results summary!

 Seven tables tables. Winners were Brydon and Fiona, runners up Anne and Katherine with third spot going to Colin and Stephen . A very well done them!

The live No Fears is on every Thursday 6:45 at the Carltonsmiley With easy access parking right outside the card rooms. So just a ten yard walk from your car to the playing area!

Meanwhile anybody who does the double cool, that is... winning the Tuesday 'BBO' No Fears and then the Thursday 'live' No Fears in the same week or just as good, the Thursday 'live' and then Tuesday BBO consecutively will receive a No Fears winners mug .

BBO master points are awarded to players who finish in top positions. A number appears beside your username, increasing as you accumulate more points.enlightened.

Tuesday 16th July BBO pairs results summary!

Board 13 was an excellent vulnerable slam but only one pair achieved the 750 point bonussurprise

In the illustrated auction, Carol held the west hand and with ten playing tricks in spades, correctly opened 2♣, rebid 2♠ followed by 3♠ . Meanwhile East Janet responded with the waiting bid of 2then indicated values with 3 before raising to 4♠ .

The stage was set and with a diamond void Carol sensibly preferred the 5♣ cue bid to Blackwood because this would not indicate which ace. Janet crucially by passed diamonds and cue bid 5 showing the  A and that was enough! With controls in all the suits the 6♠ button was clicked. The ♠Q came down in two rounds so that was thirteen tricks and all the match points! A very well bid those twoyes

 

A new style diamond raise..

The north hand in board 3 is the type of holding that i have found a new style which works quite successfully. Traditionally after 1 you would respond 2♣ and then either rebid 2NT or 3 .

I find this approach unnecessary and have made it a part of my system simply to raise directly to 3♦. Normally it indicates four card support (10-11 pts) but works equally well with three cards and no major. Not only does it describe the hand accurately but also pre-emps the opponents. Note: if partner has a weak hand they will also hold five diamonds and can passenlightened

South holds good diamonds and a singleton so worth a go onto game with a 3 cue bid. North has both the black suits guarded can now bid 3NT, for an easy nine tricks. Meanwhile Tom who with no major, made an old fashioned 2NT response (11-12 points) effectively the equivalent to 3 and Nick raised to 3NT. Well done themyes

 

How your action is rated:

Goodsmiley                          2♣ 

Excellentangel                    3 

Very well judgedwink       2NT 

Overbiddevil                      3NT 

Underbidcrying                    1NT/2D   

Calendar
23rd Jul 2024
Online No fears pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders
25th Jul 2024
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders
30th Jul 2024
Online No fears pairs
BBO 7:00
Director: Derek Sanders
1st Aug 2024
Live No fears pairs
Carlton 6:45
Director: Derek Sanders