What is bridge?
Bridge is played with four people sitting at a card table using a standard deck of 52 cards (no jokers). The players across from each other form partnerships as North-South and East-West.
Each deal consists of three parts – the auction, where the four players bid in a clockwise rotation describing their hands; the play, where the side that wins the bidding auction tries to take the tricks necessary to fulfill their contract; and scoring.
Bidding is the language of bridge. Its purpose is to relay information about the strengths and weaknesses of each player’s hand to his partner. A bid consists of a number and a suit (spades, hearts, diamonds, clubs or no trump (NT), a designation indicating no trump suit). The suits are assigned value with no trump the highest and clubs the lowest. A one heart bid means the pair intends to take six tricks plus one, or seven tricks total, with hearts as trump.
Doha Ladies Bridge Club
Their players come from all walks of life, with different skill levels. They maintain a balance between good bridge and a fun, social game making for a competitive yet entertaining environment for members!
Is bridge the game for you?
If you enjoy card games and can count up to
40, bridge is the game for you. The benefits are enormous: it can be played anywhere, anytime, is an excellent way to meet people, and keeps the brain agile.
The where, why and how
The Doha Ladies’ Bridge Club has partnered with the Grand Hyatt Doha who has provided them with five-star accommodation to play.
They play on Sundays and Wednesdays from 8:45 am – 1 pm.
The annual subscription is QAR100 and the table fees are QAR30 per session (QAR40 for non- members).
Would like to learn?
The club offers lessons, so if you would like to learn to play bridge, contact Pat Betterton on the details given below.