Trumps Bridge Centre
When your hand contains a long, strong suit (or suits), it is generally better to value your hand by counting your playing tricks (the number of tricks you expect to make with your long suit as trumps) rather than high card points. How strong is the South hand below?
The New Year has seen a renewed energy in this exciting session. On 9 January, 20 pairs played in the session, which was won (with a huge score of 95 out of a possible 100 VPs) by Vanessa Brown - Will Jenner O'Shea. Second (on 75 VPs) were John Newman - Andrew Markovics, with Derrick Browne - Joshua Wyner third.
There was a buzz of excitement at the end of the 24-board four match session, with players excitedly discussing their evening. Why not join us and hone your IMP play, as well as gaining valuable insights into the hands you play, right then and there!
The prize for the January - February winners is under discussion, and will be announced soon.
A Trumps team (Alexander Cook, Tony Allen, Susan Capp and Kelela Allen) reported an interesting incident from the recent Great Barrier Reef Open Teams. Kelela was playing East with this hand and bidding:
West North East South
1C P 1H 4S
East opened 1D and you, South, made a weak jump overcall to 2S. West ventured 3H, raised to 4H by East. Your partner leads the D5 which goes to your DT and declarer's DA. Declarer cashes the CA then plays a trump and your partner, North, wins with the HA then switches to the SK. How should you defend?
WEST EAST (dummy)
- Hats Special
- Bridge Holiday- Dormie House 2013
- 25th Birthday Party 2013
- Melbourne Cup 2013
- Bridge with Tourists
- Trumps Festival of Bridge
- Derrick's interview 11.04.2014
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 $50 for a full year (+$1 for credit card) with a $40 joining fee and receivea 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.