When you are the defenders in a bridge game it is a good idea to vigilantly take note of your partner’s opening lead. One piece of advice from my dear departed original bridge teacher, Pick Ongley, was to always, absolutely always, return the suit led by partner as soon as you gain lead.
“There are only two acceptable reasons for not doing so,” Pick said. “The first is having a void in that suit, and the second is having a death wish.” Mind you, Pick was a bit of a rebel and often made exceptions to following rules, even those she instilled in her pupils.
Winners for the past week, who most likely returned their partner’s opening lead, were on Tuesday, 9th November Kevin Robinson and Barbara Hughes; Thursday, 11th November Anne Berkeley and Bev Laing and Monday, 15th November Peter Dearden and Rick Twardy.
This week we also celebrated the return of Tim and Gai Baker after their year of sojourn.
If you are interested in learning to play bridge we can arrange private lessons. Call Greig Ball 0429621712 or Kevin Robinson 0429 621 712.
By Beth Thomas