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31st October - Andrew Robson Seminar at Stone

MEMBERSĺ WELFARE

If you know of any member of the club who is unwell please let either Pat Martin or a member of the committee know so that appropriate wishes can be sent on behalf of all members.
The quickest response will be to tell either Pat Martin or any member of the committee at the bridge session then a card can be signed & posted immediately. Alternatively, you can email the secretary.

Please Arrive 15 minutes before play

At all club sessions please arrive at least 15 minutes before play is due to start, 6:45 for 7 p.m. start, 7 for 7:15 start, 1:15 for 1:30 start. If you are running late please ring the club, 01785 246611, to let the scorer know you are on your way so that they can factor you in when setting up the movement and scoring systems.

Polite Notice.

A number of members sadly have health issues effecting  their immune systems.  Members are politely asked to refrain from playing at the club when suffering from infections. Super clean hands too at all times please to prevent any infection passing via the cards.

How can you help?

It would be much appreciated if everyone could help in small ways at the start (getting scorecards etc out) and at the end of sessions (loading the dishwasher, checking the windows are closed and the room is tidy) don't leave the director to do everything!

Presently volunteers are requested to act as stand bys on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, please contact Terry if you are willing to do either of these dates.  Presently the Tuesday host system has had to be suspended due to lack of volunteers.

If you would like to try your hand at scoring or directing please contact Terry Maltby or Michael Metcalf, more volunteers for these duties are always needed.

EBU

2019 EBU Master Point Promotions

2 Star Master (15,000 MPs)

  • S Walton

Advanced Master (7,500 MPs)

  • H Jones

Master (5,000 MPs)

  • S Hilton

County Master (2,500 MPs)

  • B Chester
  • D Jackson
  • C Lord
  • J Palmer

District Master (1,000 MPs)

  • P Daggett
  • S Houghton

Area Master (500 MPs)

  • C Kane

Club Master (200 MPs)

  • J Brown-Bullivant
  • S Hardwick
  • R Taylor

Local Master (100 MPs)

  • M Benting
  • D Lindsay

For 2018 and earlier entries see website.  See also the leader board.

 

Interesting Hands
What is the best bid for the biggest score?

Yes, pass!

Your partner will be assuming you have some six or seven points, so you are not worth a jump to five diamonds.  Realising this, a bid of four diamonds would work reasonably well.

But consider the alternative.  Pass, you have two possible tricks of your own and your partner should have strength in spades opposite your singleton and on point count you should be able to defeat three hearts and you might not be able to make game.

The full deal is above, three hearts doubled = 1100.......whilst bidding four diamonds and the bidding continued Pass 4 Spades Pass 5 clubs Pass 5 diamonds All Pass.  Even making with an overtrick only scores 420.  So think about the alternatives before making the 'Obvious' bid.  The first thing to come to mind is not always the best.

Excerpt abbriaviated from The Complete Book of Bols Bridge Tips.

A COMPETITION

WHERE IS YOUR COMPETITIVE SPIRIT?
Above is a hand submitted by Len Armstrong as an entry for the competition
Win a 'Free' night of Bridge.
If you have a 'good', 'interesting' or 'unusual' hand that you can submit, with the bidding and plan of play etc. that we can put on the Web Site and ask others to submit their solutions for the best result and bidding etc,
we will give a 'Free' night both to the provider of the hand used and the best/nearest solution giver.
Send hands and solutions by email or hand them (legibly written!) to a Committee Member.

NO ONE SEEMED INTERESTED - SO HAVE DISCONTINUED THIS COMPETITION.

A COMPETITION