Playing No Trump contracts requires a somewhat different approach to playing suit contracts.
Mike will focus on No Trump Play Technique in the free lesson at 9:30am tomorrow (Friday) at East Lindfield - just before the 10 am normal duplicate.
We were all very sad to hear of the loss of one of our long standing members, Noel Tobin, who passed away suddenly last Sunday. Noel had been a regular player at both Thursday night championship events and daytime duplicates for many years. In 2017 he won the club's Mens Pairs championship with Arthur Ramer.
Our condolences go to his daughter Ruth Tobin and the rest of the Tobin Family.
We now have the results for the next of our Monthly Winners competition.
Every session at both Club Willoughby and East Lindfield resulted in a winner for the month of August. This will continue monthly for the rest of the year.
Check out how you went during August:
This competition was held over 4 Saturdays in August. Results were scored across both the East Lindfield and Club Willoughby venues, with pairs counting their best three scores to produce separate winners in 5 Master Point categories. The winners were:
Thirty two teams battled out the annual Swiss Teams Congress at East Lindfield on Sunday.
When the smoke had cleared, the winners were the MILNE team. Runners up were DOBES and third were GUMBY. Prize for best Restricted went to the WILLIAMS team - a very creditable 6th overall!
Tomorrow's free lesson at 9:30 am will focus on "fourth suit forcing". What does it mean? When to use it? What are the responses
Come along to East Lindfield and stay for the 10am regular duplicate.
Many of our members have travelled North to the 2018 Coffs Coast Gold Congress.
In the first event being contested - the Open Swiss Pairs - our Director Johnno Newman won the event, partnered by Nye Griffiths.
The pair are on a roll, having been part of the winning NSW Open team at the Australian National Championships only a week ago in Hobart.
Most partnerships will have worked out their conventions for an opening bid. Finding the optimum contract for a given hand relies on the accurate exchange of information in the subsequent bidding.
Mike will focus on Responses and Rebids in the free lesson at 9:30am tomorrow (Friday) at East Lindfield - just before the 10 am normal duplicate. All welcome.
With Greg Quittner moving to Melbourne, we now welcome Kevin Davies as the new Editor of the club's regular Newsletter.
Club Manager - Mike Prescott
Mbl: 0435 528 872 or use Contact Form
Club Willoughby, 26 Crabbes Avenue, North Willoughby
PO Box 608 Willoughby 2068
Tel: (02) 9411 3527
East Lindfield Venue
Lindfield Bowling Club, 2b Carlyle Road, East Lindfield
Tel: (02) 9415 8344