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Bridge Corner – April 20, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU).
Opening Leads at Notrump – Quiz. The bidding has been: 1NT – 3NT. What do you lead when you hold:

1. ♠ A986 ♥ QJ95 ♦ 82 ♣ 875
2. ♠ Q972 ♥ 75 ♦ K2 ♣ A8763
3. ♠ QJ107 ♥76 ♦ K3 ♣ AJ1064
4. ♠ 72 ♥ QJ1073 ♦ K72 ♣ A82


1. Lead the ♥Q, the top of the broken sequence.

2. Lead the ♣6, fourth from your longest and strongest suit. You hope partner has help in clubs and declarer doesn’t have many clubs so you can take your long tricks.

3. Lead the ♣10 from the interior sequence. The ♠Q would also rate as a good lead. However, after you push out declarer’s ♠A and ♠K, you may win only one or two tricks. You hope the clubs will give you three or four tricks.

4. This is an easy one – lead the top of a sequence.

Winning Pairs
April 11, 2017
Section A Game

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Delores J. Burney – Rosemarie
Adrienne Ivory – Barbara Whitfield
Olethia Everett – Lawrence Owes
Grace W. Setzer – Betty L. Warren
Aldis Raymond – Lillye Holley
Wilma Horne – Cindy Burrell-Jones
Gloria Maddux – Elva N. Taylor

Winning Pairs
April 12, 2017
Section A Game

Aldis Raymond – Leon C. Ragland
Oneida Lacey – Rosemary Whitehurst
Barbara Whitfield – Adrienne Ivory
Jennifer Douglas – Lawrence Owes
Delores J. Burney – Gloria Maddux
Olethia Everett – Wilma Horne
Lillye Holley – Harold M. Kiefer


Tuesday, Apr. 25
Cooke-Suburban Bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

Wednesday, Apr. 26
Bon-Ton bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

June 2
ABA Nationwide Game
Norfolk, Virginia

August 17 – 26
ABA Summer
National Tournament
Lombard, Illinois

September 15-17
TBU Grade “A“ Game
Chesapeake, Virginia

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All activities, unless otherwise noted, are located at the Berkley Senior Center, 925 S. Main Street, Norfolk, Va.
For additional information on classes, games, or tournaments, please call Delores Burney at (757) 321-0825 or Lawrence Owes at (757) 553-2601.


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