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Bridge Corner: March 9, 2017

Hello and welcome to the Tidewater Bridge Unit (TBU).

The Tidewater Bridge Unit would like to thank the MEMBERS, FRIENDS and SUPPORTERS for their participation in the March 1st Nationwide Bridge Game sponsored by the American Bridge Association (ABA). This game allowed all participating clubs and players across the nation to play the same bridge hands, and essentially, play against similarly ranked players around the country. If you like the thrill of competition and the excitement of winning, a Nationwide Game is the game for you! Join us June 2, 2017 for our next Nationwide Game.

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

West East

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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

1. How many points in each hand?

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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 hearts, will South make the contract?

7. How should South proceed?


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

2. 10 tricks

3.(S) Q

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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

February 28, 2017

Section A Game

Delores Burney – Harriet F. Goodrich

Betty L .Warren – Olethia Everett

Oneida Lacey – Gloria Maddux

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Shirley Nottingham – Elva N. Taylor

Lawrence Owes – Barbara Whitfield

Helen Lake – Cindy Burrell-Jones

Winning Pairs

March 1, 2017

Nationwide Game

Harriet F. Goodrich – Rosemarie

Delores Burney – Gloria Maddux

Gillis Watson – Alex Lambert

Lawrence Owes – Barbara Whitfield

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Leon C. Ragland – Oneida Lacey

Harold M. Kiefer – Cindy B. Jones

Wilma Horne – Olethia Everett

Betty L . Warren – Grace W. Setzer

Shirley Nottingham – Elva Taylor

Happy Birthday To Our March Babies:

Harold Keifer – 9th

Gillis Watson – 12th

Delores Brown – 20th

Geraldine Andrews – 21st

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Wilma Horne – 23rd

Alex Lampert – 23rd

Winnifred Washington – 24th

Dorothy Lorenz – 30th




Tuesday, Mar. 14
Cooke-Suburban Bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

Wednesday, Mar. 15
Bon-Ton bridge game
10:45 a.m. – 3 p.m.
$4 – $5

All activities are located at the Berkley Senior Center, 925 S. Main Street, Norfolk, Va.

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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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