In serious Bridge, which we try to play on Thursdays, you should bid without any speaking at all. You might be giving verbal clues to your partner! So, we use a bidding box where each player in turn writes their bid in silence. There must be no facial ex-pressions or gestures which might give information to a partner.
One old timer who had only played social bridge announced verbally: ‘Pass.’
“Dad, you have to use the bidding box!” his partner stated.
The old timer proceeded to pick up the box off the table and then spoke into it: “Pass!”
Best bidders this week were:
Tuesday, 8th June Laurie Keane and Helen McQuie; Thursday, 10th June Bev Laing with Suzie McNamara north/south and Ingrid Stephenson with Kevin Robinson east/west. Join us Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Check our page https://www.parkes.bridge-club.org or call Greig Ball 0429621712 or Bev Laing 0418114826 for more information.
By Beth Thomas