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Newcastle Bridge Club holds seven sessions of duplicate bridge each week – both daytime and evenings – and all players are welcome. On Tuesdays and Fridays a standby player will be in attendance so anyone without a partner can simply walk in and get a game. The venue is close to Broadmeadow railway station and is also serviced by bus routes. There is disability access and off street parking is available. Tea, coffee and biscuits are included in the table fees which are $6 for members and $7 for non-members. The Club will help arrange a partner if required.

The next course of bridge lessons  for beginners will commence on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, 7 pm – 9 pm and on Thursday 25th February 2016, 10 am – 12 noon. The lessons will be such that people can switch between the day and night sessions.  
For more information contact Wayne Morgan – Mobile 0488 298 599  or  Home 02 4962 1816.

NOTE:  Tuesday 9th February will be normal pairs. The one day teams has been rescheduled to Tuesday 16th February.

2016 Country Teams Qualifying

Entries are now being called for the qualifying events for the Country Teams Regional Final which will be held on:-

Thursday Nights – 4th, 11th and 18th February and
Wednesdays – 2nd, 9th and 16th March

This is a red point event with master points being awarded at 5 times the normal rating and successful teams will qualify to play in the Regional Final (date TBA).

An Interesting Hand From The TBIB National Open Swiss Pairs

An interesting hand arose in the TBIB Swiss Pairs in Canberra

East                                   West
♠KQ862                            ♠A5
J765                                AKQ9
6                                       KQ87
♣AKQ                                ♣J65

Playing Precision, East opened 1C (5 loser hand) and the bidding proceeded:
East                                     West
1C                                         2NT 1                    1 14+hcp
3S 2                                      4C 3                       2 Asking bid         3 Maximum, no spade support
4H                                       4NT 4                    4 RKC in hearts
5C 5                                     6H                         5 1 or 4 key cards

Opening lead = 10 – plan the play.

Click Play-6H for the complete deal and suggested line of play