Grant funds new teaching aid

20110829- Montrose Bridge. 'Montrose Bridge Club president Mark Evans, councillor David May and club secretary Sarah Williams with the Playbridge Dealer machine and computer software. ' '"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",
20110829- Montrose Bridge. 'Montrose Bridge Club president Mark Evans, councillor David May and club secretary Sarah Williams with the Playbridge Dealer machine and computer software. ' '"Andy Thompson Photography", '"Copyright Andy Thompson Photography", '"No use without payment", '"www.atimages.com",

MONTROSE Bridge Club is making sure it members get the best deal possible as it embarks on its winter season.

The club recently took delivery of a new teaching aid which will help players of all levels.

Bought with funding from Angus Council’s community grants scheme, the Duplimate Dealing Machine, supported by a laptop and printer, pre-deals all the hands to be played and, following play, provides a record of all the hands played and all the possible contracts to be made.

The machine allows members to compare their final contract and replay the hands to see where they might have improved both their bidding and their play. The club now plans to make extensive use of it in teaching bridge to beginners, particularly in classes offered to Montrose Academy’s fifth year students who have chosen bridge as their Enrichment option.

A group of young members introduced to the game two years ago are now proficient in the game and are helping to coach the new generation of young players.

Montrose Bridge Club began its winter programme last Tuesday and meets in the Links Hotel every Tuesday night. New members are welcome and further information is available online at www.montrosebridgeclub.co.uk.

Montrose Bridge Club president Mark Evans, Councillor David May and club secretary Sarah Williams are pictured with the Playbridge Dealer machine and computer software.