Attached are the results of Tuesday 15th's tournament. Warm congratulations to Anne and Henri, 1st in NS with 63.13% and to Richard and Leon, 1st in EW with 60.62%; 2nd in NS - Francoise and Alain with 58.13% and in EW Jane and Nicole with 58.13%. (See full results attached to main article and on the FFB site on Friday.)
Two dates for your diaries: first Workshop on Friday 11th October and the opening dinner and evening tournament will be on Tuesday 15th October.
Note that the Workshop on Friday 11th will start at 10:45 sharp, still room for participants to make up 5 complete tables! There's still time to sign up for the dinner/ tournament on Tuesday 15th. Just a reminder that it's FFB Bridge Licence time - at the increased price of 56€.
Highlights of the evening included the top two spots of the Natanson Cup going to the Jacques - Joyce (1st 38 points) and Claudes (2nd 37 points). Anne Raynaud gained top honours in the Tournament with 59.52%, with Verzella and Claudia tied for 2nd place.
Warm congratulations to the big winners of Tuesday's tournament: in East-West Annick Gruselle and Alain Raynaud with 67.5% and in North-South Joyce Jaques and Joan Cosgrove with 60.62%! Very good play too by the 2 pairs who tied for 2nd place in NS - Ian Jones and Jean-Philippe Loyer and Jean Palfrain and Ghislaine Dubau with 57.5% and in EW Sally Buswell and Jenny Pratt with 56.88%.
The next item on the Bridge agenda is the Workshop - on Friday 24th May (see exercises attached to main article). Followed on June 4th by Prize-giving, Dinner and traditional Individual Tournament (a 'more the merrier' event open to players of all levels and great fun). The last event of the season, the Workshop is on Friday 14th June. Please also note that there are 6 brand new bridge tables - so please take very great care when moving them about!
The next item on the Bridge agenda is the June 4th by Prize-giving, Dinner and traditional Individual Tournament (a 'more the merrier' event open to players of all levels and great fun). The last event of the season, the Workshop is on Friday 14th June. Please also note that there are 6 brand new bridge tables - so please take very great care when moving them about!
The next Dinner/Tournament is on Tuesday 7th May. The next Bridge for Beginners session is on Thursday 9th May, and the May Workshop is now on Friday 24th May.
Please find attached to the main article the lesson notes and the hands used in Friday's Workshop on Forcing 3rd suit. Don't forget to sign in with Jenny or Anne if you want to come to the Dinner/Tournament on Tuesday 2nd April.
Warm congratulations to our Tuesday champs - Mary and Remy, 1st in NS with 66.44%, and particularly to the firsts in EW - Jean-Philippe and Ian (Cully), with 60.53%! Well done to the runners-up in NS - Jeanne and Monica, and in EW - Jane and Françoise. (Don't forget to sign up for the Workshop Friday 12th April.)
Warmest congratulations to Mary and Remy, 1st in NS with 60.31% and to Jenny and Joyce, who came 1st in EW with 55.81%. Congratulations also to the close 2nds in NS - Didier and Guy (58.75%) and Nicole and Jean-Paul in EW (55.31%). See the main article for full results.
Last night we held the first of the Bridge for Beginners series of lessons (the next one is exceptionally on Tuesday 26th). Note the Workshop on Friday 29th March with the subject of Forcing 3rd suit (3me couleur forcing). Please sign up with Claude Jacques if you haven't already done so.
Key activities in March: Tuesday the 12th for the Dinner/Tournament (for which there is still plenty of room for participants); Thursday the 21st at 7 pm - Lessons for complete beginners; Friday the 29th for the Workshop.
The Bridge Lessons for Beginners sessions started on Thursday 21st March at 7 pm. If you are interested in learning to play, please get in touch with Jenny Pratt ().
Attached to the main article please find some revised materials relating to the 3 No Trump February Workshop. The dates for March are Tuesday the 12th for the Dinner/Tournament, Thursday 21st Beginners Class, and Friday the 29th for the Workshop.
The Bridge Section has two teams in the FFB Interclub competition, and we are delighted to report that they are progressing well in their respective Divisions.
Warmest congratulations to Guy and Didier, 1st in NS with 63.75%, and to Sally and Pat, 1st in EW with 56.67%. 2nd in NS - Joyce and Claude with 56.25% and in EW Nicole and Jane with 55.42%.
Don't forget to sign up with Claude for the next Workshop on Friday 15th February on how to make 3 NT contracts. Attached to the main article you'll find some exercises.
More information about the Dinner/Tournament on the 5th of February. For the Tournament, we will take part in a "Simultaneous Super Ronde de France", more details in the main article. (And don't forget the Friday 15th workshop, send requests for suggestions to Jenny.)
Please find attached to the main article a simple exercise for Friday's workshop. You just have to say what you would bid with the hands shown after an opening by your partner and a "take-out double" by your right-hand opponent.