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.
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).
Newcastle Bridge Club has been fortunate recently in having a significant number of new players added to our membership. This is of course a trend that we want to continue, and the Committee is carrying out a number of initiatives to encourage people to take up our favourite pastime Read more…
An interesting hand arose in the TBIB Swiss Pairs in Canberra
Playing Precision, East opened 1C (5 loser hand) and the bidding proceeded:
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