Private lessons are offered by Richard Woodward at home.
Interested members should contact the Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
A backward finesse is a simple finesse that's taken in the "opposite" direction:
In this layout, imagine that South needs three spade tricks. The natural line would be to lay down the A 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 J can be led through East. If East covers with the queen, South wins the ace and then finesses West for the T.
South makes a simple overcall but gets propelled into game by North.
West's opening lead is the K, and East signals encouragement with the 7. West proceeds with the A, followed by the J. East wins the K and tries the A, 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 1 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 J through East.
The full deal:
If East covers with the Q, 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 K for the same result.
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.
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.
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 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