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Welcome to The Vue Bridge Club
Bridge Online.

During these difficult times, I hope you are all safe and well. Thank you to all those who are taking part in our Online Tournaments. This week our competitions will be as follows:  Monday evening at 7.30, Tuesday morning at 10.00 and Friday morning at 11.00. The CBAI number for these competitions is CBAI125482. We will play 21 Boards and the cost will be 4$. You just need to be registered with BBO to take part in these competitions. From next week we will be back to our normal routine which will include Thursdays at 7.30. I would like to thank John for giving us all the opportunity to play Online Bridge. 

Kind regards,





CBAI Regulations

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.

  1.   If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate
  2.  If  you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid,  you announce “Transfer to Hearts”  etc


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,

( The above extract is from this book.

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