Windermere Duplicate Bridge Club
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Top percentage pairs

Monday night ..................John Hindle and Roger Kaye    75.31%

Wednesday night..............John Morrell and Mark Marshall   69.44%

Friday night............Jeremy and John   72.2%

2019 Wednesday Slam makers 

1st John and Wendy(16)

2nd David and Hillary(12)

3rd= David and John(11)  

3rd= John and Robin(11) 

5th= Martyn and Russell(10 (2G))

5th= John and Mark(10 (2G))  




2020 Charity Day
2020 Charity Day

The Rotary Charity Bridge Day is set for Saturday 15th February 2020 at the Marchesi.

This event is a must, book early, as it is limited to 16 tables, enter by clicking Hospice in the menu.


Individual Trophy
Individual Trophy
2017          David Harris
2016          John Ellwood
2015.        Jeremy Harris 
2014.        Peter Jeffreys
2013.        Jean Dale
2012         Ina Gray
2011         Mike Patefield
2010         Jeremy Harris
2009         Mike Ollerton
Individual system sheet

In an individual competition everybody plays the same system all the time (even if you happen to play with your regular partner(s)).Therefore no announcing or alerting is necessary.

Opening 1NT = 12 to 14 points

In response to 1NT

No transfers 

2§response to 1NT is Stayman

2¨/©/ª = weak take out, ordering partner to pass          3©/ª = 5-card suit and points for game

2NT = 11 or 12 HCP, balanced

3§/¨ = strong and unbalanced with long suit.

Defence to 1NT.  Natural. Double is for penalties.

If the opposition double our 1NT, 2§ is not Stayman but is natural.

1NT overcall = 16-18 points with stopper(s) in opponent’s suit.

Responses as if partner had opened 1NT with points adjusted

Opening 2 bids.

2§ = strongest bid - game forcing (except 2§ - 2¨ - 2NT).  2¨ response = negative, <8 points.

2¨/©/ª = strong (8 playing tricks), forcing for one round. 2NT response = negative, <8 pts.

2NT = 20-22 HCP, balanced.  Responses. 3§ = Stayman. 3¨/©/ª = natural and forcing.

Defenceto pre-empts.  Double = take-out.

Doubles of suit bids by the opposition up to 4¨are for take-out except after a  penalty double by partner or if we have agreed a suit.

Jump overcalls are intermediate (6+ card suit, about 11 to 15 points)

Slam Conventions.   

Blackwood- 4NT asking for aces, then 5NT for kings

Gerber (4§for aces, 5§for kings) only immediately after an opening 1NT or 2NT

Cue bids, showing a control after suit is agreed,are permitted.


4th suit forcing: If we have bid three suits naturally, a bid of the fourth suit is artificial and shows a good hand in the context of the bidding so far and orders partner to bid again. A NT bid then shows stopper(s) in the 4th suit.



Standard leads:

Top of honour sequence, 4th highest from long broken suit headed by an honour(s), second highest from a poor suit.

Signals and Discards. 

On partner's lead: high to encourage, low to discourage.

When discarding: high to encourage, low to discourage (only 1st discard is significant).

On declarer's lead: low followed by high = odd number of cards in suit, high followed by low = even number of cards in the suit.