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Private lessons are offered by Richard Woodward at home.

Interested members should contact the Secretary, sarumbridge@gmail.com.

Welcome to Sarum Bridge Club (Salisbury)
Welcome
Welcome

Sarum Bridge Club provides competitive and friendly duplicate bridge in pleasant surroundings.  It is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and Wiltshire Contract Bridge Association.

Monday evenings are competitive sessions with Master Points awarded. We meet at 1845hrs in readiness for a 1900hrs start.   

Social duplicate bridge takes place on Wednesday evening (except 2nd Wednesday of each month) at 1845hrs and Thursday afternoons at 1445hrs.

We meet in the Reading Room, Stratford Sub Castle, Salisbury, SP1 3LL.  The Reading Room is opposite St Lawrence Church. 

The Reading Room is disabled friendly.

New Members and Visitors are always welcome.  The club has a stewarding system on a Monday and Thursday, which can be viewed on the Website.  If you need a partner it is advisable to check the Website in advance.

For further information about Sarum Bridge Club contact sarumbridge@gmail.com 

Backward Finesse - Courtesy of Bridgebum.com

A backward finesse is a simple finesse that's taken in the "opposite" direction:

 

    Dummy    
  KJ9  
West   East
T42   Q876
  South  
  SA53  


In this layout, imagine that South needs three spade tricks. The natural line would be to lay down the SA and lead toward the jack. In practice, this would lose to East's queen.

If South can deduce where the queen is, however, then the SJ can be led through East. If East covers with the queen, South wins the ace and then finesses West for the ST.

 

Example

 

    Dummy    
  KT983  
  AJ9  
  J6  
  542  
     
  South  
  SAJ762  
  HK42  
  D9543  
  CQ  

 

West

Pass
  North
Pass
4
  East
1H
All Pass
  South
1S
 


South makes a simple overcall but gets propelled into game by North.

West's opening lead is the DK, and East signals encouragement with the D7. West proceeds with the DA, followed by the CJ. East wins the CK and tries the CA, which South ruffs.

Having lost three tricks already, South must run the table. 20 combined HCP are in the North-South hands, and West has shown 8 HCP. Consequently, East probably holds the most or all of the remaining 12 HCP for his 1H opening bid.

South should therefore realize that a backward finesse is in order. After drawing trumps (they split 2-1), South leads a heart to dummy's ace and swings the HJ through East.

The full deal:

 

    North    
  KT983  
  AJ9  
West J6 East
54 542 Q
T3   Q8765
AK8 South QT72
JT9873 SAJ762 AK6
  HK42  
  D9543  
  CQ  


If East covers with the HQ, South wins and ruffs two diamonds in dummy to make the contract. If East ducks, South simply ducks as well and continues with a heart to his HK for the same result.

Information

Any member requiring a partner should advertise their availability by using the "find a partner" option on the left hand menu.   This system will supplement and not replace the Club stewarding system.   

Congratulations
Congratulations

EBU Spring SIMS Pairs - 1 Apr 19

Congratulations to Brian Johnson and Sue Hands scoring 71.76% at the Club and are 4th Nationally out of 43 Clubs and 709 pairs that took part.

Best Behaviour at Bridge

A gentle reminder to ensure that every member of our club has an enjoyable evening/afternoon. Even when concentration and pressure take their toll these simple guidelines should be followed:

1.   Greet others in a friendly manner prior to the start of each round.

2.   Be prepared to help new players or players who may not understand bidding sequences you may use.

3.   Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.

4.   Do not criticise either your partner or opponents at the table.

5.   Ensure that you help make the session an enjoyable time for all - enjoy the company as well as the game! 

Club Honours Board 2018/19

2018/19

Club Champions -    Georgie Dalton and Sonia Blandy

Mixed Pairs -            Pat Ussher and Mike Osullivan

Club Teams -            Sonia Blandy, Georgie Dalton, Dave Hale and Paul Wright

Handicap Teams -    Breda and Sid Adcock, Jenny Coats and Terry Hillman

Handicap Pairs -      Gillian Nolan and David Ward

Mens Pairs -             David Clayton and Sid Adcock

Ladies Pairs -           Sue Hands and Jenny Coates

Results
Social Duplicate
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Social Duplicate
Social Duplicate
Calendar
Mon 23rd Sep 2019
7PM
Director: R. Pickford
Steward: Maria Villacampa-Ascaso
Wed 25th Sep 2019
7PM
Director: N. Lewis
Steward: D.WARD
Thu 26th Sep 2019
Social Duplicate
2.45 PM
Director: TBA
Mon 30th Sep 2019
7PM
Director: R. Pickford
Steward: S. Cowell
Wed 2nd Oct 2019
7PM
Director: B. Johnson
Steward: G.WHITE