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September 2019 news
Learn to play bridge this autumn
If you ever wanted to play the undoubted king of card games, this September provides many opportunities to learn and start playing at The Avenue Bridge Club. Duplicate bridge is a whist based trick taking card game (if you’ve ever played Hearts on your computer, it’s a bit like that). Whilst poker has a high element of skill with an element of luck, duplicate bridge is a game of 100% skill!
And once you get good, there’s money to be won in the Rubber version of the game.
Bridge for Beginners Courses – Autumn 2019
Autumn Term: 19th September – 28th November 2019
(Courses run by Andy Ryder 1st October -
Half Term: 28th October -
TUESDAY MORNING with Dave Collard 10.45am-
THURSDAY MORNING with Julian Mitchell 10.45am-
THURSDAY EVENING with Andy Ryder 7.30pm–9.00pm
FRIDAY EVENING with Ollie Powell 7.30pm–9.00pm
SATURDAY MORNING with Ollie Powell 10.00am–12.00 noon
Call 01273 775752 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervised sessions offer a stress-
TUESDAY EVENING Supervised Bridge 7.30pm–10.10pm. Expert help from Ollie Powell. TD: Dave Collard. Partner found if required. Members £3.50, Visitors £4.50.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON DupliCAKE, 1.30pm–4.30pm. Social Duplicate Bridge with an interval for tea and cakes. TD: Dave Collard. Partner found if required. £4 p.p.
FRIDAY EVENING Beginners' Supervised Duplicate, 7.30pm–9.30pm Partner found if required. £3.50 p.p.
And from Saturday 21st September
SATURDAY MORNING Beginners' Supervised Play, 10.00am–12.00pm. Partner found if required. £3.50 p.p.
Twenty three and the return of our Roly
September 30 had three full tables and the return of Roly competing in his first
league game with Phoenix Pub Poker since February 29, 2016. We also welcomed five
new players, Curtis Foster, Beccy Williams, Jess Guy, Alex Kolliari-
Sorry that there’s no winner photos tonight, Jonno forgot!
Winter’s victorious autumn night
September 23 saw protracted action three ways on the final table with the change of chip dominance shifting significantly between Joe Slap Head Winter, Rama Rahimi and Nick Jeffery as the blinds phased through 6k/12k, 8k/16k and 10k/20k. Nick was the first to blink in the stand off and the heads up lasted about 10 minutes again with shifting fortunes when Rama’s all in was called by Joe at the 20k/40k blinds. A sweet win for Joe, his first since November 2018 and a third cash on the trot for Rama, taking him to number one in the league table.
The blinds had reached 10k/20k, with no absolute chip leader on the table to bully some action and create a fifth place bubble, the remaining players, Kathy Pitt, Catherine Diffey, Sandie Cresdee, Peter Metcalfe and Rama Rahimi agreed to a five way evens chop. Our sixth placed bubble was Demelza Fry. Very early baths for league leaders Dan Bruncak and Jonno Vulture Cook meant that the league table tightened considerably on September 16.
First victory for Rama Rahimi since 2006
A delighted Rama bagged his first tournament win on September 19 against 14 players. A flush on the river gave him a the heads up finale against Carol Burtenshaw, after seeing Barry Rebuy Freeman lose his chip dominance three ways and busting third after an ill advised straight draw push. The winnings were £70, £42 and £28 respectively. Our bubble was Dan Bruncak. Rama has been playing poker at The Avenue Bridge Club since 2006, This victory was sweet!
The very first hand of our Autumn 2019 Season at the Avenue Bridge Club was an all in affair between Barry Rebuy Freeman, losing with a straight to Peter Burdett’s full house. With three kings in the community cards, Bazzer still called the all in. His add on chip did not last long and it was a full hour before the next player of 24 entrants exited the game. Pete’s double up gave him a license to call too many times and his early advantage was not capitalised on and he bust in 18th.
A long grind in the mid and latter stages of the event saw a Milo Lopez, Dan Bruncak and Jonno Vulture Cook with even stacks at the 25k/50k blinds and a three way chop was agreed (£72 each) after Jan Lievens had bust fourth taking £24. Our bubble was Jason Southon.
Autumn windfall for Jonno, Milo and Dan
Five way even split of £190 prize pot