Trumps Bridge Centre
The Manly Daily featured Trumps Bridge Centre as the host club for the forthcoming Sydney North Inter-Club Pairs Championship, which is sponsored by NewsLocal. The event takes place on Sunday 15 June, with bridge clubs in Sydney's North invited to send eight pairs of their regular players to represent them.
In 2013 the event was won by Trumps.
Here is what the Manly Daily said:
Today we have another hand from a past Trumps Easter Sunday Teams Congress. Your partner, East, opens 1H, and the next player, South, overcalls 2NT. This is the Unusual Notrump, showing a weakish hand but a good 5-5 in the minors. What should you do with the West hand below?
If you or your friends are finding it more difficult to come and play bridge then Trumps' new Bridge Builders session at 10am on Thursday mornings from 5 June might be just the thing.
Bridge Builders is a supportive new bridge group working in conjunction with Trumps Bridge Centre to help players who are experiencing difficulties with the game they love.
With the help of an experienced carer from Reliant Healthcare, you will be welcomed and assisted with everything from larger playing cards and scoring to getting refreshments or having a bathroom break. Players can also get help with transport to the club if required.
You can pick up a brochure from the club or call Reliant on 9362-5500 to make a booking. Bookings are essential for this assisted bridge session for planning purposes. Costs are the same as for any other Trumps bridge session.
Consider this deal from a previous Trumps Easter Teams event as the defender sitting West.
Your right hand opponent opened 1H, you passed, responder called 1NT (which, it is explained, may contain up to 11 points), your partner overcalls 2S, opener doubles this which is explained as takeout, you up the ante by bidding 3S, and North ventures 3NT. Here is the auction:
WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
Pass 1NT 2S Dble
3S 3NT Pass Pass
Dble All pass
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Welcome to Trumps, a large and friendly bridge clubs, with about 1000 members. We are a strong teaching club and have duplicate bridge sessions most days and nights, including many supervised sessions. Contact us.
Where we are
Trumps is at 66 Spit Road, Mosman, right near the corner of Spit & Ourimbah Roads. Click the map for a larger image. It is on a major bus route and there is plentiful parking nearby - but do note the clearway times.
Bridge with class
Enjoy a friendly game of duplicate bridge with a touch of class.
Cappuccinos and other light refreshments available as you play.
Easy access, ground floor premises in Sydney's lower north shore.
Table money is only $10 for members, $13 for visitors. Lessons, training and coaching for players of all standards is generally $12 for members, $15 for visitors.
Membership is $60 for a full year (+$1 for credit card, -$10 if Trumps not home club) with a $40 joining fee and receive a quarterly bulletin of news, views and tips; discounts on play sessions and lessons; and membership of the ABF if you choose us as your home club.
Why join Trumps?
We invite you to become part of our friendly bridge playing community. Learn, play and be with friends!
Find out more about what joining Trumps offers.
What our members say
'Just a short note to thank you for putting together such a great adventure to Antartica. Without Derrick's tireless leadership of our group, the voyage would have been limited to the spectacular scenery only. Working behind the scene, you made our venture a holiday never to be forgotten.'
'Your course yesterday was excellent — informative with not a minute wasted. How you coped with that crowd I don't know — it seemed effortless. You may have to book Mosman Town Hall for your next course (which my partner and I wish to book in for now)!'
'Dear everyone at Trumps, I was quite overwhelmed to receive your card — it made me feel very special. I miss Trumps very much indeed — it was a big part of my life for over 20 years.'
'Did you know that I'm a member of the best bridge club in Sydney? Free lessons before play, rewards for winning the session played, a bulletin which I always look forward to. Well done!'
Trumps publishes a regular eNewsletter Trumps Update on the numerous bridge events, holidays and learning opportunities available through the Centre. Simply subscribe using the form in the left hand column to be included on the distribution list. Forwarding this Update to your friends might also be a great way of encouraging them to pick up the great game.