The Club mobile phone number is 07561 129015. This number is only manned between 6.40pm and 10.30pm on Club Nights.
Second Thursday each month is a Teams of Four Event
Next event is on
Enter your team of four players. Pre-booking with Diana is essential
Each event will be separate so you can, if you wish, play with a different partner and different team-mates each month.
Venue: Trowbridge Rugby Club
Time: 6.45 for 7pm
Cost: Normal table fees per player - £3 Members and £4 Visitors
trowBRIDGEclub offers good quality bridge in pleasant surroundings.
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It is with regret that the committee has decided to cancel duplicate bridge on Thursday 27th June.
This is due to the Rugby Club being the venue for The John of Gaunt School Prom on that night. Those of you who attempted to play bridge in the upstairs room last year will remember the considerable noise and disruption endured!
(5C bid) Acceptance showing four clubs in case partner also has four clubs.
(5NT) Minimum slam try; no kidding.
(6NT) I'm not letting you off the hook.
Opening lead: Q♦. In spite of your opening 1♦ bid, West leads your suit. East plays the 7♦. Plan the play.
With eight top tricks outside of hearts, the suit you must develop, you need to play hearts to your best advantage for FOUR TRICKS. The best play with this combination is to lead low from dummy and insert the 9. You score four heart tricks anytime the suit breaks 3-3 or East has Jx, Qx, or QJxx; not a bad parlay.
THE BOTTOM LINE:
After partner makes an invitational raise to 4NT, a new suit by the opener is natural, it is not some sort of response to a non-existent Blackwood bid.
At notrump (or suit), count your sure tricks outside of the suit you must develop so you will know how many tricks you need in your main suit.
With K10xxx facing A9 doubleton the best play for four tricks is to lead low to the nine; with K10xx facing A9 doubleton the best play for three tricks is to lead low to the nine.
Law 7A requires that the board being played remains in the centre of the table, correctly orientated, throughout. This is to reduce the risk of cards being returned to the wrong slot, which spoils the play of the hand at subsequent tables. If you have to move the board please be extremely careful to return it in the correct orientation, before replacing the hands.
Well done to the following Master Point promotions:
1* Premier National Master
Would you like to learn to play Bridge; do you already play and would like to improve your Bridge?
Bridge Classes for Beginners in 2018-19 will be run in Chippenham
For further details please contact Graham Baskerville