Did you know there are different varieties of the game of bridge? Rubber bridge, auction bridge, contract bridge and mini-bridge to name a few. At the Parkes Bridge Club we play duplicate contract bridge. Contract because partners bid to try to find the right game contract – and duplicate because competitors play the same set hands. Thus, scoring is based on performance rather than the luck of the deal. So, when partners bid a slam, all other tables hold the same cards to bid, therefore having equal opportunity.
Bidding and making the small slam last Thursday were Beth Thomas at north and Suzie McNamara at south. The bidding (see if you can read their conversation) went like this: North opens 1C; South 2S; North 4C; South 4S; North 5C; South 5D; North 6S. Played by south and taking all 13 tricks.
Other winners were: Tuesday, 16th November Margaret Hawken and Helen McQuie; Monday, 22 November Ingrid Stephenson and Vickie Burke.
Call Greig Ball 0429 621 712 or Kevin Robinson 0429 621 712 to arrange personal lessons at your own pace.
By Beth Thomas