Jávea Bridge Club
This week we have held one of our regular Committee meetings & believe we can safely re-open the club on Wednesday 8th July, intending to play on Wednesdays & Fridays only in the short term.
We plan making small changes eg
1)  asking members to pre-book their intention to play, Please do not arrive unannounced in the club.
2) asking members to purchase a prepayment card which will help us avoid handling money.
3) we will either provide a named bidding box or ask that members bring their own.
Other small changes will be advised at the start of play.
The club premises and all equipment will be cleaned after every tournament so fulfilling the cleaning protocols advised by the authorities.
Local bridge players who are not members of our club will be welcome to play provided they become members at the reduced 6months fee.
If you would like to play please contact us. 
Our best wishes to you all.


Coughs and Sneezes?

If you are feeling unwell please stay at home and think of others.

Online Lessons

Paul Mendleson, crime writer, well known bridge author and teacher is giving online lessons via Zoom. He has both an intermediate and an advanced group, plus a social Sunday classes, all excellent, he lives up to his reputation! 
Contact him to join at pm@aceoftrumps.com via email and/or look at his website  www.aceoftrumps.com which has some interesting articles. 


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About JBC

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Jávea Bridge Club have our own premises situated in the coastal town of Jávea on the Costa Blanca. We are conveniently located near shops and the beach with ample street parking.The club house has a well stocked bar, air conditioning and free wifi providing a comfortable and relaxed environment for our frequent bridge tournaments, lessons and social events.

We pride ourselves on our international membership. Newcomers and visitors of all standards are always made to feel welcome and every attempt to find a partner will be made if you require one. Our establishment is wheelchair accessible.

Why not come and give it a try?

Last updated : 21st May 2020 08:52 BST
Jack of Clubs

Jack of Clubs

Jack of clubs

The modern-day “jack” card came about when the Germans completely removed queens from their card decks and instead had kings, upper men (obermann), and lower men (untermann). The lower men cards became jacks. The Jacks are also sometimes referred to as knaves. They are historic figures in aristocratic or courtier dress, generally associated with Europe of the 16th or 17th century.  

The Jack of clubs gives it name to an album by Paul Motian,  a creek in British Columbia, Canada and a 1924 American silent crime film directed by Robert F. Hill

In cockney rhyming slang  to call someone a Jack of clubs is to call them a moron. As Jack of clubs is a card and card rhymes with tard, why specifically the Jack of clubs who knows and it isn't one of the better known phrases.

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Ace of Clubs

Ace of Clubs

Ace of Clubs

The ace of clubs has little history associated with it. Its name has been used for 

- Ace of Clubs (comics), a DC Comics supervillain
- Ace o' Clubs, a DC Comics Comics bar owned by Bibbo Bibowski
- Ace of Clubs (musical), a 1949 musical by Noël Coward
- Ace of Clubs Records, a British record label owned by Decca Records
- The Ace of Clubs, an alias used by British recording artist Luke Vibert
- Ace of Clubs (film), a 1925 silent Western film by J. P. McGowan
- L'As de trèfle (The Ace of Clubs) for Sarah Bernhardt Pierre Decourcelle 1882 

The word "ace" comes from Latin via old French meaning 'a unit', from the name of a small Roman coin. It originally meant the side of a die with only one pip, before it was a term for a playing card. Since this was the lowest roll of the die, it traditionally meant 'bad luck' in Middle English but as the ace is often the highest playing card, its meaning has since changed to mean 'high-quality, excellence'.

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Previous snippets can be accessed here Or by going to the menu under PREVIOUS ARTICLES.

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It isn't only opening leads that matter ALL leads are important. Against a suit contract for example

Don't lead away from an Ace. 

If declarer has a singleton, you'll never be able to cash it At no trumps on the other hand, go ahead - you can probably make your Ace later



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Declarer Play 27

South plays in 5  West leads Q♠ 

If you take the lead with your A♠ you wll lose control. 

(notice that Q♠ wasn't the best lead for West, but what human player would lead a small diamond?)

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BBO Online

Update your software and login to Casual to play league matches, stay in Competitive to play in pairs tournaments and Swiss teams (hit back to return to competitive from Casual)


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Inter Club Teams Virtual Trophy

A challenge match between Montrose and Jávea, 8 v 8 was held 29th June 2020

The match finished after 3 rounds and although JBC weren't victorious as the final round wasn't played we were leading 97 to 75 Imps

Well done to Mike Lawson/Val Lawson, Peter Curths/Gina Curths, Daniel Eiss/Carol O'Gorman and Marianne Speck/Anita Dixon 

match details can be view at Montrose website (Click on Results Calendar, there are 6 matches to view.)


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1/ Which is the most frequent bid in bridge?

2/ Which card is the most frequently opening lead?

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Jávea Computer Club

The JCC share our club house meeting several times a week,

click here to visit their website.

Jávea Bridge Club Sponsors

Scottsdale Financial Advise

One Life Clothing

Andrew Turner Health, Car, Life

Home and Funeral Insurance

Many thanks for your continued support. 

One Deal Lessons

Andrew Robson (short deals lessons) 

Deal 31


Bernard Magee's introduces his website and new lesson structure


(you should be able to see all the previous lessons on his channel from there)

Pairs tournament
Scorer: Peter F
Pairs tournament with HOST
Scorer: MN
Wed 8th July 2020
Pairs (prebook)
1445 for 1500h
Fri 10th July 2020
Pairs (prebook)
1445 for 1500h