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Monday 26 October 2020

Coronavirus: COVID-19 latest

At the Standard Athletic Club, we will keep the main entrance open to access the tennis court but the bar will be closed. The clubhouse will remain open but members are requested to respect the Government Recommendations.
Only outdoor facilities or activities for children may remain open; though the Gym Rom may be used subject to restrictions.
Every person entering the club should use their badge on the entrance door to allow tracking.
Download the application ‘StopCovid’
No more than six persons at a table.
Wear a mask at all times, indoors and outdoors.
The changing rooms are temporarily closed.
Respect the maximum number of people allowed in the clubhouse - 30.
Respect the ‘gestes barrières’ and social distancing.
In general, the Government has requested that people limit their movements to the strict minimum, we hope that members will take this into account.

Next Tuesday's tournament will again be a simultaneous "souplesse" tournament, the theme of which will be the "Blackwood 5 clés". Attached is a little quiz on this subject for those who are interested. If you haven't yet signed up and are thinking of coming, please get in touch with Anne as soon as possible ().

You are not obliged to adopt this Blackwood if you find it too complicated, but if you would like to learn or revise it, you should know that you can/should only use it after a trump suit has been chosen and the fit signified by the partner since the King of the trump suit will be counted as a fifth Ace. The answers are the following:

4NT : 5 Clubs = 3 or 0 (of the 5 "Aces")
5 Diamonds = 4 or 1 (of the 5 "Aces")
5 Hearts = 2 (of the 5 "Aces")
5 Spades = 2 plus the Queen of Trumps
5 No Trumps = 2 plus a Void

If you are thinking of going to a Grand Slam and want to know if your partner has the Queen of Trumps, you can ask this question by naming the suit immediately above the suit named by your partner in answering the number of Aces, provided this suit is not the trump suit, otherwise it would look as though you were signing off in that contract at the 5-level (for more details you can consult the notes of our March 2018 Workshop (LES ENCHERES DE CHELEM SAC), also attached).

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Coming soon

08 Nov 2020
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Junior Football - match vs Le Vésinet
21 Nov 2020
02:00PM - 04:00PM
Junior Football - match vs British School
21 Nov 2020
02:30PM -
AGM (Zoom)