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Calendar of Events
June, July & August
Our Charity night, 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 Charity Night for 2020 will be on SUNDAY January 19th 2020
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.
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MSV Presidents Prize 14 May 2019
Top 5 Places 2019
1 Margaret Fenton 212.0/ 360 = 58.89
2 Gabrielle Dineen 208.0/ 360 = 57.78
3 Paul O'Meara 206.0/ 360 = 57.22
4 Jim Farragher 222.0/ 400 = 55.50
5 Teresa Hill 195.0/ 360 = 54.17
Team of FourApril 2nd
Top Three Teams
Noelle Coughlan & Tony Owens Pauline Farragher & Brenda Carey
Valerie Connolly & Majella Maguire-Flanagan Frank & Betty Fallon
Jean Neary & Margaret Fenton Sally Burke & Paul O'Meara
Club Pairs Competition, 2018
Top 5 Places MSV Pairs Final
1 Margaret Fenton & Margaret Browne 378.1/ 602 = 62.81
2 Sally Burke & Paul O'Meara 320.9/ 560 = 57.30
3 Dermot & Marie Mulcahy 333.5/ 602 = 55.40
4 Nora Coghlan & Phil O'Connell 303.0/ 560 = 54.11
5 Helen McDevitt & Teresa O'Reilly 315.2/ 602 = 52.36
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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.