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Bridge Laws Update
Selection of Laws
Affecting Club Bridge
Club Pairs Competition, 2019 will now take place on Tuesday's November 12th & 19th .
Unfortunately competition had to be abandoned on 12th because of electricity fault
Competition will now be run on a one week basis on Tuesday 19th November
Please note table money will be €7.50 only.
Those people who paid €15.00 on 12th November will be refunded balance
A number of people have already indicated that they will be unable to play on the 19th, if anybody else is not available please text to 083-3297344 as soon as possible to advise. Also if any member who was not previously available to play and now wishes to enter can text the same number as early as possible so that you can be included.
If somebody is looking for a partner for next week, November 19th sent text to 083-3297344 and we will do our best to find a partner
We would ask all members playing in Pairs Competition to arrive a few minutes earlier than usual to facilitate a prompt start to the evenings play.
Calendar of Events
2019/2020 Bridge Season has now commenced, the President and committee welcome back all members and look forward to another successful year. A full list of events for the year is contained in the members bridge calandar and also appears in the calandar column in the results section on the right hand side of the web site screen.
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086 318 0943
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and return completed form to club Secretary
1st MARGARET BROWNE & JEAN KIRBY 70.54%
2nd RITA CARROLL & MARTINA HUSSEY 60.42%
3rd TERESA O'REILLY & HELEN McDEVITT 57.14%
4th = TONY OWENS & TERESA CONLON 56.55%
4th = NOIRIN CASEY & NOELLE COUGHLAN 56.55%
6th MARY BRADY & MARY JO O'CONNOR 54.76%
We are looking for members who would be willing to volunteer to act as tournament director on ordinary club nights during the coming 2019/2020 season. This is to help spread the experience across as many of the club members as possible. Anybody who would like to put their name forward please talk to Dermot or any other member of the committee.
At the recent AGM of Mount Sackville PP Bridge Club the proposal that the club participate in the proposed Bridge Centre for Dublin 15 was defeated by 27 votes to 4 with 1 abstention. A further proposal that the club write to the organisers of the proposed Bridge Centre wishing them well in their endeavour was overwhelmingly agreed.
Our Charity night 2019, Raised €1,700 for the Missionary Sisters of Cluny
The Sisters do trojan work in educating underprivileged children in Tanzania.
Many, many thanks to all who attended,
contributed prizes and also those who sent cash donations.
The club has also recently donated €700 to Brother Kevin from the proceeds of 2019 Summer Bridge
The Charity Night for 2020 will be on SUNDAY January 19th 2020
Team of Four Competition will take place on Tuesday February 25th 2020
THE MOUNT SACKVILLE P.P. PRESIDENTS PRIZE FOR 2019/2020 SEASON WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY'S APRIL28th AND MAY 5th 2020
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Mount Sackville Past Pupils Bridge Club
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The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.
If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points
if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.
When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited
to those occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid.
However, it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be
confident enough to double a low-level suit bid,
when partner had not yet spoken.
And that if the opponents happened to have bid,
a suit in which you were very strong,
it was far better not to tip them off:
rather to keep quiet and wait for them to get into deeper trouble.
In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell
independently invented an alternative meaning for the
“Double” – the “take-out double”.
It is believed that this was the first convention in the game
(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).
The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”
shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid:
no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.
To learn more on doubling contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,
or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,
(www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.