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Our Summer Pairs event finished at the end of September. Chris and Clive topped the table in both scratch and handicap scoring. Second in the scratch event were Ian and Graham with Barbara and Wendy finishing runners up in the handicap.

The Winter events  will start from 7 October. We will be reintroducing prizes and a trophy to be awarded at our  2020 AGM.

 

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Conducted by DAVE RIDLEY

Just click on the lesson link to take you to the notes for that lesson.

 

Lesson 1 covers the basics of bridge and how to count high card points (HCP), essential for all the bidding that is to come!

Lesson 2 covering which suit to bid

Lesson 3 covers bidding and playing in no trump contracts

Lesson 4  introduces our first conventional (articial) bid - the Stayman convention. Plus more tips on playing in no trumps.

Lesson 5 begins to look at overcalling opponent's bids

Lesson 6 continues overcalling, considering how we overcall with stronger hands

Lesson 7 more on overcalling - the 1NT overcall

Lesson 8 introduces pre-emptive bidding

Lesson 9 bidding with stronger hands (16+ points)

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ringwood Bridge Club     Bridge Classes.

13           The Losing Trick Count.

 

This is a method of assessing the combined strength of two hands with a fit in a suit.

By a fit we mean that the partnership have found a 4-4. 5-3 or 6-2 card fit.

The LTC is most often used in the major suits.

Once a fit has been found you must:-

  1. Count your losers

  2. Add your partner’s losers

  3. Subtract the total from 18.

The result is the level at which you can play.

Counting losers

  1. Only the first 3 cards in any suit can be losers.

  2. Only Aces Kings and Queens are winners.

  3. A Singleton K and doubleton Q are losers.

  4. An unsupported Q is half a loser.

The following table can be applied to each suit in turn once you have established a fit

Number of losers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

AKQ

AK

A

void

 

 

 

1

AKx

AQx

KQx

Ax

Kx

K

x

2

Axx

Kxx

QJx

Qx

xx

 

 

2.5

Qxx

Qxxx

Qxxxx

Qxxxxx

Qxxxxxx

 

 

3

xxx

xxxx

xxxxx

xxxxxx

xxxxxxx

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-empting essentials

               

 

 

 

 

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated : 28th Apr 2020 12:04 BST