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Bidding and making a small slam (12 tricks) or grand slam (13 tricks) yields high bonuses ranging from 500 to 1500 points.
However, the risk is also high as failure to fulfill the slam contract also means failure to score the bonus points for a game (300-500).
In addition to the rare redouble that follows a penalty double, bridge features a far more common use of the redouble.
It occurs after your partner opens the bidding, the next hand makes a takeout double, and you have 11 HCP or more.
This redouble usually spells big trouble for your opponents!

Waiting for Slam

November 2018

1 Nadia Clements
1 Sharon Ninham
1 Dev Caple
2 Margaret Creber
3 Robert BradshawTop Cat Slammer
1 Judy Hageman
1 Karen Stringer
3 Ann RowstonTop Cat Slammer
3 Ali NurTop Cat Slammer
2 Linda Lee
1 Kay Withnall
2 Stephen Jackson
2 Helmy Bakermans
2 Jasmin Barnes
2 Bill Caulfield
1 Nadia Clements
1 Val Matthews
1 Tom Jelly
1 Rosemary Wood


October 2018

1 Shaz Winders
1 Debbie Wann
1 Yasmin Barnes
1 Bill Caulfield
1 Margaret Creber
1 Janice Woods


September 2018

No slams were made this month.


August 2018

2 Ali NurTop Cat Slammer
4 Philippa HockeyTop Cat Slammer
1 Clare Hart
2 Stephen JacksonTop Cat Slammer
1 Rosemary Robbins
1 Rosemary Wood
4 Tom JellyTop Cat Slammer
1 Judith Hutchings
1 Kay Withnall
1 Fred Grahl
1 Rosika Grahl
2 Val MatthewsTop Cat Slammer
2 Robert BradshawTop Cat Slammer
1 Helmy Bakermans


July 2018

4 Ali NurTop Cat Slammer
4 Robert BradshawTop Cat Slammer
2 Philippa HockeyTop Cat Slammer
2 Clare HartTop Cat Slammer
1 Tom Jelly
1 Bill Grimster
1 Helen De Silva


June 2018

2 Judith HutchingsTop Cat Slammer
2 Kay WithnallTop Cat Slammer
1 Ali Nur
1 Ann Rowston
1 Bill Caulfield
1 Bill Grimster
1 Bill Williams
1 Clare Hart
1 Debbie Wann
1 Helen DeSilva
1 Janice Woods
1 Julian Schüller
1 Tom Jelly
1 Yasmin Barnes


May 2018

2 Ali NurTop Cat Slammer
2 Bill WilliamsTop Cat Slammer
2 Kay WithnallTop Cat Slammer
2 Michael HewettTop Cat Slammer
2 Robert BradshawTop Cat Slammer
1 A Friend
1 Anne-Marie Marias
1 Bill Grimster
1 Helen DeSilva
1 Helmy Bakermans
1 Janice Woods
1 Linda Lee
1 Ray Walton
1 Sharon Parsonson
1 Tom Jelly


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