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25 Jan 2022

Bridge corner with Kay Molloy

Abbey Bridge Club - 3 April. 8 Table Howell: 1 Helen Tynan, Margaret Walsh, 2 Dor Lanigan, Julie Lawlor, 3 Phyl Doyle, Ann Widger, 4 Marie Broggy, Kathleen O’Shaughnessy. 7 Table ¾ Howell: 1 Margaret Stewart, Noel Walsh, 2 Annette Kelly, Brigid Smee, 3 Greta Brennan, May O’Neill, 4 Joan Cashin, Catherine Costello.

Abbey Bridge Club - 3 April. 8 Table Howell: 1 Helen Tynan, Margaret Walsh, 2 Dor Lanigan, Julie Lawlor, 3 Phyl Doyle, Ann Widger, 4 Marie Broggy, Kathleen O’Shaughnessy. 7 Table ¾ Howell: 1 Margaret Stewart, Noel Walsh, 2 Annette Kelly, Brigid Smee, 3 Greta Brennan, May O’Neill, 4 Joan Cashin, Catherine Costello.

10 April. 8 Table Howell: 1 Joan Cashin, May O’Neill, 2 Mary Kelly, Eileen Young, 3 Eamon Daly, Kevin McDaid, 4 Annette Kelly, Brigid Smee. 8 Table Howell: 1 Roseanne Brennan, Kathleen Kenealy, 2 Dor Lanigan, Julie Lawlor, 3 Josephine Cuddihy, Mary Morris, Jt. 4 Hannah Byrne, Bridget Johnston, Greta Brennan, Catherine King.

Club ‘97 - 29 March. 7 Table ¾ Howell: 1 Siobhan Roberts, Helen Wall, 2 Margaret Stewart,

Noel Walsh, 3 Anne Treacy, Brid White, 4 Joan Holden, Pat Ryan. 7 Table ¾ Howell: 1 Pauline Geoghegan , Grace Marshall, 2 Alice O’Carroll, Joan O’Gara, 3 Helen O’Mahony, Mary O’Reilly, 4 Bernadette Denieffe, Una Mahony.

12 April. 10 Table Howell: 1 Margaret Drennan, Deirdre Wilson, 2 Pauline Geoghegan, Grace Marshall, Jt. 3. Betty Brett, Paula Kavanagh, George Barr, Lily Kinsella.

Confederation ‘350’ Bridge Club - 4 April. 9 Table Howell: 1 Raymond Lannen, Catherine Walsh, 2 Helene Holohan, Rita Morrissey, 3 Maura Kenealy, Sandra O’Driscoll, 4 Maureen Sheehan, Ann Treacy. 8 Table Howell: 1 Mary Condon, Josephine Leahy, 2 Ann Brennan, Mary Fawsitt, 3 Eileen Fox, Colette O’Neill, 4 Teresa Brennan, Mary Dowling. 11 April. 9 Table Howell: 1 Mary Condon, Josephine Leahy, 2 Ann Ryan, Maureen Sheehan, 3 Teresa Buckley, Mandy Walsh, 4 Greta Kelly, Tish Leech.

10 Table Howell: 1 Betty O’Connor, Catherine Walsh, 2 John Cooney, Cathy Hayes, 3 Mary Henderson, Nuala Walsh, 4 Maura Banim, Margery Brady.

Kilkenny Bridge Club - 10 April. 12 Table Scrambled Mitchell: 1 Angela Carroll, Aileen Hehir, 2 Michael Reynolds, Pat Wall, 3 Kay Creedon, Teresa McGrath, 4 Eileen Buckley, Bernadette Egan.

Nore Bridge Club - 12 April. 7.5 Table Howell: 1 Annette Kennedy, Pat Wall, 2 Joan Fogarty, William Fogarty, 3 Teresa McGrath, Maura O’Brien, 4 Angela Carroll, Teresa Dunne. 9 Table Howell: 1 Pat O’Briain, Sheila Ryan, 2 Peggie Henderson, Therese Pender, 3 Greta Brennan, Catherine King, 4 Mary Fitzpatrick, Ann O’Neill. Ann O’Neill – President’s Prize, Newpark Hotel, Sunday, 22 April, 2.00 p.m.

Nore and Kilkenny Joint Dinner after Competition at Newpark Hotel.

WHAT I USED TO KNOW ABOUT BRIDGE AND FORGOT CONTINUED - Our main theme this week is communication between partners, by means of the cards. Think of using the cards as a language. Every card played tells partner something about other cards held or not held. We have covered top-of-sequence and top-of-internal-sequence opening leads against no-trump contracts and the appropriate action by the third hand to play. Let us move on to another frequency – used lead.

Fourth highest leads - Fourth highest from your longest and strongest suit is the most universally-used lead in the world of bridge. Remember when on lead you have two decisions to make: Which suit to lead! Which card from your chosen suit!

Take a simple auction: 1NT : 3NT. You have to select a lead from: Spade 987, Heart AKJ6, Diamond 984, Club Q73. Which suit? Obviously Hearts. Which card? Obvious now that you know the technique: the Ace (top of sequence Spade 987, Heart KJ106, Diamond 984, Club Q73. Hearts again; this time the Jack – top of internal sequence. Spade 987, Heart AJ65, Diamond Q942, Club 73.

This time you do not have a sequence or an internal sequence, so fourth highest will be your choice. You have two suits of equal length, hearts and diamonds. Select the strongest, hearts. Which card? The five – fourth highest. Next week we will refer to third hand high:

Bridge results and news from city & county affiliated bridge clubs to kay molloy by friday each week for inclusion in ‘kilkenny people’ 056-7721639, 086-1638643. email:menahouse@ eircom.net.

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