Welcome to the Glenfield Bridge Club website.

 

We play bridge at the Glenfield Memorial Hall (LE3 8DL) every Wednesday and at St Bartholomews church hall at Kirby Muxloe (LE9 2AN) every Saturday. Please arrive by 710pm at both venues to allow play to commence at 715pm. If you need a partner for Wednesday please phone Dennis Bradley on 0116 2871145. Partners for Saturday can be found by phoning Nick Daniels on 07765800125.

 

Please click here for a map of the Glenfield Memorial Hall and here for a map of St Bartholomews church hall.

 

Please contact the Webmaster with information of interest to Glenfield members for inclusion on the website.

 

 

 

 

Site Map

Last Updated

17th August 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Home Page

Club News

Glenfield A Fixtures

Glenfield B Fixtures

Forthcoming Events

Links

Master Points

 

2. Newsletters, Photos and Correspondence

Bulletin Board

April 2003

Xmas Tree Competition

Xmas Party

AGM

 

 

3. Competitions

Chairmanís Prize 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Results Archive

Buildrite Cup

Helen Doughty Memorial Trophy

Club Results

A team results

B team results

C team results

D team results

5. Statistics

Statistics Archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Technical Library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1 Bidding

Strategy

Acol

Psychic Bidding

 Precision

 Blue Club

 

 

6.1.1 Hand Evaluation

Defensive Tricks

Losing Trick Count

Playing Tricks

Point Count

Total Number of Tricks

Passing

 

6.1.2 Opening Bids

One Club

One Diamond

One Heart

One Spade

One No Trump

Pre-empts

 

 

Two Clubs

Two Diamonds

Two Hearts

Two Spades

Two No Trumps

 

 

6.1.3 Responding to an Opening Bid

Simple change of suit

Openerís Rebid

Responderís Rebid

Preference

Openerís Second Rebid

Jump in a new suit

Responding in no trumps

 

Limit Raise

Inverted Minors

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.3.1 Responding to 1NT

Transfers

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.3.2 Responding to 2NT

Transfers

Baron

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.4 Conventions

Stayman

Fourth Suit Forcing

Reverse

Crowhurst

 

 

 

6.1.4.1 Conventional Opening Bids

Lucas Twos

Multi Two Diamonds

Weak Twos

 

 

 

 

6.1.4.2 Competitive Conventions

Jump Overcall

Lebensohl

Unassuming Cue Bid

Unusual No Trump

Continuing after opponentís take out double

Take out Double

Cue Bid

 

Fishbein

Defence to 1NT

Halmic

1NT Overcall

Redouble

Simple Overcall

 

6.1.4.3 Slam Conventions

Blackwood

Gerber

Roman Key Card Blackwood

Splinter

Jump to 5 of a suit

Grand Slam Force

Acol Four No Trump Opening

 

Asking Bids

DOPI and ROPI

 

 

 

 

 

6.1.5 Doubles

Optional

Penalty

 Lead Directional

 

 

 

 

6.1.6 The Protective Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2 Declarer Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2.1 General Technique

End Play

Squeeze

Finesse

Lose tricks early

Pin

Avoidance

Restricted Choice

6.2.2 Trump Management

Ruffing

Ruffing Losers before drawing trumps

Trump Coup

Ruffing Finesse

Loser on Loser

Coping with bad splits

Cross Ruff

 

Dummy Reversal

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.3 Defence

Second Player

Signals

Third Player

Play the cards you are known to have

 

 

 

6.3.1 Defensive Tactics

Forcing Defence

Passive Defence

Merrimac Coup

 

 

 

 

6.3.2 Opening Leads

Fourth Highest

Third and Fifth

MUD

Top of Nothing

 

 

 

6.3.3 Plays in Third Hand

Finesse Against Dummy

Finesse Against Partner

 

 

 

 

 

6.3.4 Entry Management

Unblocking

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.4 Probability

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.5 Glossary of Terms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Through the Pack