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19th August

Our popular short duplicate Monday Afternoon last week, nine tables played a Web Mitchell movement. Don Prowse & Pauline Smith got the best North / South result with 63.39; East / West was led by Brenda Berger & Pauline Batchelor with 57.59.

Geoff Bennett & Max Kynoch led a six and a half table Hesitation Mitchell movement on Monday Evening with 60.83. Chris Longthorn & Margaret Aitchison were second with 60.00.

This order is also reflected in the Founders Championship pairs competition. Geoff & Max averaging 6.15 place points to Chris & Margaret's 5.25. Expect this competition to hot up during the rest of the season.

On Tuesday Afternoon ten tables played a two-winner Mitchell movement. Ann Burrage & Anne Pettitt led North / South with 62.80; East / West was topped by Maria Smyth & Patti Jarvis with 63.39.

The top three places in our summer pairs handicap competition are separated by less one 1%, with another three pairs very close behind. The competition closes at the end of September, so the next few weeks are critical! 

Unbalanced, but weak, opening hands was the topic on Wednesday Morning. Five tables practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

Giving attitude and count signals in defence play was the topic on our second regular themed practice session on Thursday Morning. We practised a variety of situations, talking about the outcomes on each board.

On Thursday Afternoon six and a half tables played a Hesitation Mitchell movement. Margaret Aitchison & David Reed  led with 57.92; in second place were Don Prowse & Pauline Smith with 56.19.

Out of our regular Thursday Afternoon players Pauline Smith and John Cockburn lead the current Champagne Individual Handicap round with Margaret Aitchison in third place.

Sixth Place in Shakespeare Teams
Sixth Place in Shakespeare Teams
When the bridge is too hard.....
When the bridge is too hard.....

We serve unlimited tea, coffee and biscuits in each session, and we believe you should enjoy them. Mugs and cups are always provided and are washed hygienically in a dishwasher.

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Lutterworth Bridge Club

Lutterworth Bridge Club, meets on Wednesday evenings (7pm), at Cotesbach Village Hall. You’ll find quality EBU affiliated bridge played in a good spirit.

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Advanced Competitive Bidding
Advanced Competitive Bidding

This is a ten week course designed for players with some experience, ideally having taken our Bridge 1, 2 and 3 courses.

The first session will be a thorough review of understandings about simple overcalls, jump overcalls, pre-emptive overcalls, and doubles in both the direct and the protective position.

The second session looks at advancing overcalls in competitive and constructive positions and looks at stretch responses by opener’s partner. The third session looks at the decisions competitive bidders have to make as to whether to bid on, pass or double the opponents. The fourth session looks at the many uses of doubles in competitive auctions.

Session five covers bids and calls used after interference to try for game, or the best, contract, or set up a defence play.

Sessions six and seven consider various conventional (artificial) overcalls used to show two suited hands over opener’s bid. Session eight considers defences (bidding methods) over pre-emptive opening bids, and to the Multi 2 Diamond.

Session nine looks at bidding methods for responding to 1NT doubled.

Finally, Session ten looks at bidding methods over a strong 1 Club, strong 1NT or 5 card majors.

Sessions include a short dissertation and substantial practice of hands with bidding challenges associated with the lesson topic. Attendees will receive colour notes to store in an A5 binder.