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Some members have started to play bridge base online (bbo) with their friends, see the link on the home page and now includes a get you started guide.

Des King our resident teacher is a long time & regular user of the bbo site and will be more than happy to help you get started & show you ''the ropes'' and even play with or against you. His user name on bbo is desking Why not contact him and give it a go!!

Or you can contact Des via email: or tel no. 07534 482047


There is also a section on playing bridge solo against a computer on a PC or a mobile device, see link on the Latest News page.





In keeping with Governmental advice regarding precautionary measures to be taken in relation to the covid-19 pandemic:

Wigan Bridge Club is closed and will remain so until further notice.

When circumstances allow for the reopening of the club,

notification will be given here, on the Club web site.


Margaret Wilkinson, Honorary Secretary, 16th March 2020

Notice reviewed, no further update 10th June 2020

Convention Corner
In this section we want to help our members who, see other members and other players and/or read articles that refer to the many different conventions that have now flooded our game. Some just like stayman, are such a useful convention, it is a wonder how we ever coped without them. On the other hand there are other conventions that only occur once every Preston Guild and are so complex that it is no wonder that there are misunderstandings when they occur.

Here we will try to explain the most useful and most popular ones.

If there are any conventions you and your partner would like to learn or know more about. Why not go to the information section on the Left Hand Side. Scroll Down to 'Contact Us' and fill in the details and we can include these as a basis for future articles.
Forthcoming Conventions

Here is a list of some of the most popular conventions, which we think you should know and ones which we will hope to be covering for you in the future

1. Roman Key Card Blackwood.
2. Puppet Stayman.
3. Transfer Bidding - Red Suit Transfers, Minor Suit Transfers.
4. Take Out Doubles.
5. Two Suited Overcalls - Unusual No Trump, Michaels Cue Bids, Ghestem.
6. Over-calling 1NT Openers - Natural, Landy, Cappelleti, Multi Landy.
7. Raising Partners Overcall - Unassuming Cue Bid, Law of Total Tricks
8. Weak 2 openers - Benjaminised Acol, Weak 2 Diamond, Multi 2 Diamond.
9. Checkback Stayman - 15-17 NT rebid.
10. Texas Transfers