Well done to
Bridge at Horsham BC and 20 (pictured) who
have now finished their first year, EBED
Beginning Bridge course.
October 2019 English Bridge
N/S Game. Dealer West. IMPs
West North East South
2™ Pass Pass Dble
Pass 2´ Pass Pass
Dble Pass Pass 2NT
Dble All Pass
With West on lead there was no question of
knocking out anyone's entries - the heart lead set up
nine tricks for the defence, and when the hearts
were run South had difficulty with his discards.
Exploiting this, the defenders were able to endplay
him in diamonds to lead away from his clubs, and
he could take only three tricks for a penalty of 1400.
I'm not sure whether that kind of coup has a name,
but I imagine the penance would be somewhat
Congratulations to Broxbourne Bridge Club
which marked its 50th anniversary with a day of
bridge - pairs in the morning and teams in the
afternoon. At least three members have played
there for over 46 years. Ian Kemp & Sara Barnett
(pictured with sponsor Simon Frost of GPFM
Hertford) won the Pairs, and Phil Taylor, Dominic
Stone, Jenny & Steve King won the Teams event.
50 YEARS FOR BROXBOURNE
Chipping Sodbury BC has raised more than £200
at its first charity garden party. Nearly 30 players
came to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer
Support in early July, and enjoyed a day of bridge
and a lunch made by former Masterchef winner
James Nathan. The prize winners are pictured.
CHIPPING SODBURY CHARITY
the promisingly-titled Stairway to Heaven. The
games were played across 16 venues all within a
few minutes walk, and there were two levels of
competition. Olicana's Di Roberts and John
Williams (pictured) finished in second place in the
B Division, winning a handsome Euro60 each
which paid nicely for dinner that evening.
HORSHAM TEACHING SUCCESS
Extreme temperatures prompted a West Suffolk
village bridge club to resort to extreme measures
to escape the heat - playing outdoors in the dark.
Rather than meet as normal inside Stansfield
village hall at their regular Tuesday and Thursday
evening sessions, members set up on the playing
field outside. When the light started to fade players
produced torches, iPhones and, in one case, head
lamps to provide the necessary illumination.
Six bridge players
from Olicana Bridge
Club joined nearly
200 pairs competing
in the Utrecht Café
registration starting at