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Our President's prize will take place over two weeks. The dates are the 19th and the 26th March. Location: The private function room above the Carpenter Pub. This competition is limited to members of the club. Anyone who would like to take part can text to 0868592638, e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or add their name to the list which are currently circulated.
Beginners Classes re commence on the 9th Januay 2020 in the Parish Centre behind Porterstown Church from 11.00 until 1.00
Thursday evenings from 6.00 until 7.00 in the Private Function Room above the Carpenter Pub.
Friday mornings from 10.00 to 11.00 in Castleknock Golf Club.
Private lessons are available anytime . Please contact Yvonne at 0868592638.
CBAI Regulations Sept 1st 2018
Doubles: All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are
deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE. All other bids are deemed to be
PENALTY DOUBLES. Any variations must be ALERTED.
Announcements: You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases
1.If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards
in the suit, you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.
A forcing 1C opening bid must be alerted.
No alert or announcement is required for:
(1) a 5 card Major suit opening,
(2) a strong Acol 2C opening,
(3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.
You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.
Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the
opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the
opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.
1NT - 4C ( alert gerber); 1NT-4D ( alert Texas)
but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)
The meaning of Double – as the name suggest –
is to raise the stakes. If you Double an opposing
contract, you win more Points if they fail, but
you concede more points if they succeed.
When Bridge began over a 100 years ago,
double was limited to those occasions where
you expected the opponents to fail in their bid.
However, it was realised that you would be
most unlikely to be confident enough to double
a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.
And that if the opponents happened to have bid,
a suit in which you were very strong, it was far
better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and
wait for them to get into deeper trouble.
In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and
Bryant McCambell independently invented an
alternative meaning for the “Double” –
the “take-out double”. It is believed that this
was the first convention in the game (although it is
now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).
The take-out double – “partner, please take out my
double into another suit” shows an opening hand or
better with no other convenient bid:
no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.
To learn more on doubling contact your local Bridge Teacher
or Coach, or get a copy of
Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,
(www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.
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The Vue Bridge Club is one of West Dublins newest Bridge Clubs.
A club with an appealing balance of friendly, helpful membership and competitive play.
The club strives to offer its members a night of friendly and informative card play
in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
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Monday & Thursday Night Bridge now in the Carpenter Pub. Mondays from 7.00 to 10.00 and Thursday from 7.15 to 10.15
Friday Bridge is in Castleknock Golf Club from 11.00 to 2.00. Coffee is available in the Golf Shop for €2.80.
New members welcome.
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