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Bridge Corner: July 23, 2015

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU). There is a buzz in the air as the Tidewater Bridge Unit members prepare for their annual ”A” Game Tournament held September 18 thru 20, 2015. This year, the TBU Planning Committee is excited about having the Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier to host the upcoming tournament. There are a limited number of “special rate” rooms set aside for this very “special occasion.” Please reserve your room by calling 1-800-993-4751 now and asking for the Tidewater Bridge Group Rate.


Before we present the sixth and final lesson in the bridge series, let’s try our hand at “making” a contract. North (N) and South (S) are in a 4 Heart Contract. South is Declarer, North is Dummy, and West has the opening lead. Can you make the contract?

(S) 764

(H) 3

(D) A1054

(C) A9862


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(S) QJ92                   (S) K53

(H) —–                    (H)108765

(D) J8732                 (D) KQ

(C) K753                  (C) Q104


(S) A108

(H) AKQJ942

(D) 96

(C) J


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1. How many points in each hand?

2. How many tricks have you contracted to take?

3. What should West lead?

4. After South wins the (H) A, what is the next move?

5. When South begins to draw trumps (hearts), what is the surprise?

6. If South continues to play Heart, will South make the contract?

7. How should South proceed?



1. N=8 points; 8=15 points; E=10 points; W=7 points

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2. 10 tricks

3. ↔Q 

4. pull trumps – lead the A(H) 

5. A bad trump fit-West has NO hearts and East has FIVE hearts

6. No 

7. play two more rounds of hearts – K & Q, next lead the (C)J to the (C)A, then lead a club from Dummy and ruff/trump it in South’s hand. A Diamond lead to the Ace in Dummy allows South to play another club from Dummy for a second club ruff in South’s hand. At this point, South can play either his losing Diamond trick or the two losing Spade tricks-now South is “sitting pretty” with his (H)J9 over East’s (H)108. Making four Hearts


Winning Pairs

Tuesday, July 14,2015 

Section Game

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Section A 



Leon C. Rag1and – Aldis Raymond

Evelyn J. Monroe – Harriet F. Goodrich

Doris Card – Grace W. Setzer

Suzanne Thurlby – Lawrence Owes

Rosemary Whitehurst – Oneida R. Lacey

Delores Brown – Geraldine Andrews

Elizabeth A. Lyons – Elva N. Taylor

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Section A 


Jennifer Douglas – Gloria Maddux

Barbara Whitfield – Adrienne Ivory

Peggy A. Willett – Lillye Holley

Delores J. Burney – Rose Ward

Cindy Burrell-Jones – Evelyn F. Brooks

Betty L. Warren – Olethia Everett

David Bertelson – Wilma H. Horne

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Winning Pairs

Wednesday, July 15,2015 Section Game


Barbara Whitfield –  Adrienne Ivory

Harold M. Kiefer – Shirley W. Nottingham

Olethia Everett – Wilma H. Horne

Rose Ward – Evelyn J. Monroe

Jennifer Douglas – Harriet F. Goodrich

Rosemary Whitehurst – Elva N. Taylor

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Delores J. Burney – Gloria Maddux

Cindy Burrell-Jones – Lawrence Owes

Doris Card – Grace W. Setzer

Betty L. Warren – Geraldine Andrews



Leonard Harris July 5 

Onieda Lacey July 9

Ken Willet July 12 

Harriett Goodrich July 29

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Shirley Nottingham July 29





Tuesday, July 21

Cooke-Suburban Bridge Game

11 a.m. -3 p.m. $3 to $5


Wednesday, July 22

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Bon-Ton bridge game

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. $3 – $5


All activities are located at the Berkley Senior Center

925 S. Main Street

Norfolk, VA.



Tidewater Bridge Unit 2015 Grade A Tournament

September 18 thru 20

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Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier

709 Eden Way North. Chesapeake, VA 23320

RESERVATIONS: 1-800-993-4752

Reference Tidewater Bridge Unit to receive special rates.


Contact: Delores Burney at (757) 321-0825 or Lawrence Owes at (757) 393-1853.


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