See below for library news and reviews - or check the Library Catalog to see what we have listed by author and by title.

Planning the Play

This book extends the concept to more complex situations, and covers ideas such as safety plays, avoidance plays, trump control, dummy reversal, and end plays. This is a book aimed to the Intermediate Player wanting to "get to the next level" - it should help players who have a good grasp of the basics of declarer play and are looking to improve from there.

Better Signalling Now

Defense is the hardest aspect of bridge, in part the defenders have the less information to work with. That is why it is so important to communicate, and why a solid understanding of basic signalling methods is critical.In this book the author has added a discussion of some signalling methods and practical examples abound - every chapter includes hands from the world's finest players. This book is aimed at the Intermediate and above player and offers the reader plenty to think about.

Thanks to Marieta Borthwick and Heidi Colenbrander we have 4 new books at the library.    

Marieta and Heidi won a book voucher in a recent competition and donated it to the club. 




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 This book contains nine chapters covering: 

  1. Opening Leads against NT
  2. Opening Leads against Suits
  3. Third Hand Play
  4. Second Hand Play
  5. Defensive Signals
  6. Developing Defensive Tricks
  7. Interfering with Declarer 
  8. Making a Plan
  9. Negative Doubles - (our topic this month - sample deals and exercises )

Each chapter includes a summary which is a great help to the reader.

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This month we have 2 copies of Conventions to Improve Your Strong Hand Bidding – Workbook by Joan Butts on the subject of the month covered by our Bridge Education Team – Strong Hand Bidding.

  • Lesson 1 - Strong Unbalanced Hands
  • Lesson 2 - Slam Bidding and Blackwood
  • Lesson 3 - Cue Bidding to Slam
  • Lesson 4 - Puppet Stayman
  • Lesson 5 - Strong Balanced Hands

This workbook describes the bids and responses; has 4 boards of examples and a Quiz with answers. This enables the reader to work through the information practise the bidding and check their responses.

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The endplay has fascinated bridge players for decades.

The idea that, even in the face of bad luck, there is a way to make a contract is captivating.

Audrey Grant's Five Steps to Simplify the Endplay makes it accessible to players with a wide range of experience and skill. Audrey’s book shows 5 simple steps and allows you to practise using the set deals:

Two over One Game Force - The Language of Bidding

A new edition of The Language of Bidding is now available at our library. It describes what you need to know about bidding to become a strong bridge player.

This edition is based on Two over One. This is an extension of Standard, where a non-jump response in a new suit at the two level is forcing to game.

According to the author, Paul Marston, this brings two benefits - it's easier to use and it's more effective. 

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A Gentle Reminder

Often members want to borrow a book that is not currently available. Following a recent stocktake of the bridge library there are a number of books missing.

These are titles written by Audrey Grant, Joan Butts and Derrick Browne. Could you please check your shelves at home and return these books as soon as possible so that all members can gain access.

Thank you.