2018 May News Letter
Another newsletter, how time flies when you are having fun at bridge
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ANRC Club Teams Competition 26 May
A very special welcome to new members – Anne Cooper and Mike Cooper
A big thank you to those who email in their changes in address, phone and email accounts. It certainly helps with the communication channels.
Congratulations for their NZ Bridge Awards
Life Master - Anthony Hopkins, Setsuko Lichtnecker;
Apologies for these late acknowledgements
Congratulations to Allan Morris, Chairperson of New Zealand Bridge. Allan has given years of wonderful service to the Auckland Bridge Club is now working to the greater good of Bridge for all New Zealand.
Congratulations to Douglas Russell. His latest accomplishment is to be the non-playing captain of the New Zealand Youth team going to China
Helper of the Month
This month it is to a member who quietly did a job that just needed doing. We hope you appreciate the efforts to upgrade the cards in the bidding boxes and do your bid to keep them tidy!
Judith Chandler for Upgrading all the bidding boxes
Bridge Club Manager
Are you interested? – This vacancy has occurred as Clare resigned in April, as the position did not suit her. The position has been advertised but if you are interested in this position or know anyone who might be suitable contact Anne Barrowclough.
2018 April Club Results
North Shore 5A Swiss Pairs – 2nd Carol Joseph and Richard Stuart
Room aesthetics - Next time you are at the club take a look at the rehung honours boards in the downstairs club room. Thank you to Barbie who arranged for this to be done.
Bridge is fun..... on Monday 14 May we had wear a hat day as a way of honouring those of our members who are mothers. It was nice to see those who read the programme book and participate in a bit of fun. I tried to photograph as many members as I could but i must apologise to those I did not manage to snap or take an okay photo. There is a separate link on the website to see a photogallery.
An interesting hand
Thank you to John Khouri who has submitted this. We welcome articles for the newsletter from members. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Occasionally and not very often, does one make a brilliant play at the table which works! The following hand was played on a club night and illustrates how a devious and deceptive play can be suitably rewarded.
The contract was a very optimistic 3NT, played by South. Can it be made? If so, what is the plan?
With the diamond suit wide open, the contract looked doomed. However South managed to make the contract by winning the QC with the AC and then playing a spade to the Ace in hand.
Next a club was lead towards dummy. West played a low club and the 8C won.
Then South played the JD from dummy, East rising with the QD and West played a low diamond!!
East then played the KD and the AD fell, revealing the diamond position. All South then had to do, to make the contract, was to keep East off lead by playing the 10H after winning the next trick in dummy.
The play of the low diamond by West seems reasonable. It looks like South has something like 9xxx – why else would they be playing on the diamond suit?
So the moral of this story is “If you sometimes play like an idiot, it can work in your favour !!”
Thank you to Hedgerow of Remuera for sponsoring our May Thursday tournament
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