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The Art of Balancing & Safety Plays

  • Coffs Harbour Bridge Club City Hill Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450 Australia (map)

The Art of Balancing

10am - 12pm
Some players are so elated when their opponents have stopped bidding in a partscore, (instead of getting to game or slam), that they always pass; they are afraid that if they reopen the bidding, the opponents will change their minds and bid game. But you should compete readily in these auctions… This workshop will examine the thinking behind balancing, and especially using the balancing double.

Safety Plays - How to protect a contract when faced with ‘bad’ luck

1pm - 3pm
In this workshop, you will learn how to make a contract even when the suits break badly, or there’s an unfortunate location of the missing high cards. The key to finding safety plays when we’re declarer is to ask what could possibly go wrong? Can the contract be defeated if the defenders’ cards are distributed badly? If so, what can be done to manage the bad breaks?

These are multi-level workshops, suitable for all regular players. Come with or without a partner.  Notes will be provided.

Bookings: Phil Houlton: bambiphil@hotmail.com