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 latest course of bridge lessons  for beginners commenced 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

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Hands at the Club #2 by Chris Dibley


April Daytime, Board 27, Dealer: S, Vul: N-S

A 26 HCP hand! Overbid again? NEVER GIVE UP! (It might just be your lucky day!)
♠T4                     ♠AKQ3
J5                     AQ86
JT98                AK2
♣K6543            ♣AT

On the hands above from a pairs daytime game this April, a couple of pairs overbid to 6NT on the above hands. (Bidding sequence left out to protect the innocent!) How would you play as East on the lead of the ♣Q? Just give up or play for a miracle lie of the cards? Think what you might need first.  Read more…

Maitland Bridge Club Teams

Congratulations to all club members taking part in this very popular event, 40 team entries filled the venue.

Success in the open section came from the Swaine Team, comprising of Jodie, Marcia Lewis, Bob Shearer and Roy Low, who finished 2nd; and from the Anlezark Team, comprising Arthur, Margaret Thorn, Andrew Struik and Nikki Riszko, who finished 3rd.

The Brouwer Team of Gai, Cheryl Pletz, Janet Ritchie and Brigitta Kuegler are perhaps the team to feel sorry for. Though the team won the restricted section up until the last round it actually led the whole field.