Release 2.19n
STOP PRESS!

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Know anyone who wants to learn to play bridge? Or anyone looking for an intermediate class?  Please ask them to contact Christine on 07876 334 921 or to complete this form (Please click here) by Sunday 23rd August 2020.

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An Ode to Deciding Which Card to Lead

When dummy is to your right, lead the weakest suit in sight,

When dummy is to your left, lead through heft,

Don't be cute - lead partner's suit

You will lose face if you underlead an Ace,

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THANK YOU - from all of us

As the lessons draw to a close and duplicate bridge takes off we have been inundated with plaudits for the work of the team who have made 'Virtual Tudor Bridge Club' such a success and asked to give a public vote of thanks for all the effort it has taken to get Tudor to this point.  

To the Directors who have put themselves through training and given up playing with their regular partners just so that we can enjoy our game - thank you.  To those who have put together the lessons twice a week, given the lessons and then overseen the students' practice - thank you.  For the team who spend so much time every week managing the monies and organising the mentoring rota - thank you.  To the experienced players who help our students practice and take time to give feedback - thank you.

Tudor is a very special club and means a great deal to many of us.  During these uncertain times this small team have provided us all with a wonderful way to stay in contact and keep playing our game.  Aren't we lucky to be members of this club whilst so many others have struggled?

Thank you - from everyone.

Congrats to Tudor as Cleverly League South Results Published

The final match of 2019/20 has now been completed, online.  The Wotton team prevailed, narrowly, over a spirited Tudor Team, consisting of Karen Monaghan, Paul Gunning, Maureen Gale and Alan Birch.  Well done Wotton.

The results have now been published and I am very proud to declare Tudor were the Champions this season.  Click here to see the final results.

Well done Tudor.  We are now looking forward to the new season beginning in October. This time probably all matches will be played online.

Nigel

Self Register Guidelines for Wednesday Afternoon Sessions

Play starts 2.30 p.m.  Please register between 12.30 p.m. and 2.15p.m. and make sure both you and your partner are online at 2.20 p.m. and in the 'Free Tournaments' section of the website.  For a screen by screen guide on registering for the Tournament please click here.  If you have any problems registering for the competition please feel free to call Karen, Nigel or Christine.

How to Self Register for Tudor BBO Duplicate Evenings

Competitions start at 7.15 p.m.  Registration can take place from 5.15 pm. To register, both Partners need to be on line at the same time. The competition will be found in the 'All tournaments' area, not the 'Free tournaments' area as is the case on a Wednesday afternoon.  Here is a screen by screen synopsis of the Registration process, (click here).  If you lose connection the Director will wait for you for 3 minutes or so, after which you may be substituted temporarily until you can log back in again. You will then be returned to your seat.

Finally, please make sure you are both online at 7 p.m. and in the 'All Tournaments' area of the site as you cannot be 'seen' if you are elsewhere and so won't be able to play.  

What do you say to someone who plays bridge at Wotton?

We say 'welcome'. 

We have extended a warm welcome to all our friends at Wotton Bridge Club who are coming to play with us on BBO.  Several have already taken us up on the offer and we sincerely hope more will follow.  Welcome aboard 'Wottoners'! 

Etiquette Guidelines at the Virtual Table

For a few guidelines regarding 'undo', a brief overview of the messaging vocabulary and for the specifics on alerting/announcing on BBO click here and to ask any specific questions please click here.

Looking for a Partner?

 Just call Paul on 07833 754352 or 01454 250176 and he will do his best to match you up with someone.

The Opening Lead Dilemma

He was told never to lead away from a King and so he never did.  One day he passed away and found himself in a bridge game. He was on lead against 4♠  holding:  ♠ Kx,  Kxx,  Kxxx, ♣ Kxxx.

Right then and there he knew where he was!

Results
BBO Duplicate
Friendly BBO Duplicate.
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Friendly BBO Duplicate.
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Calendar
Tue 11th Aug 2020
BBO Duplicate
Please Register by 19.00
Wed 12th Aug 2020
Friendly BBO Duplicate.
Please Register by 14.15
Thu 13th Aug 2020
BBO Duplicate
Please Register by 19.00
Tue 18th Aug 2020
BBO Duplicate
Please Register by 19.00
Wed 19th Aug 2020
Friendly BBO Duplicate.
Please Register by 14.15