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Mar 11th

Swap Cards and the Melbourne Playing Card Collectors

The Beginnings of the Melbourne Playing Card Collectors (MPCC) By Hilary Oates of the Melbourne Playing Card Collectors, Australia (MPCC) Before we look at the beginnings of the MPCC we need to first look at the Beginnings of Card Collecting and Swap Cards. Hilda Hulsbergen our immediate past President for 25+years and now Public Officer… [Read More]

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Feb 26th

Top 5 Assistive Products for Playing Card Games

Great Products to Help You Keep Playing Card Games If life has dealt you a bad hand, these 5 assistive products for playing card games, will help you keep playing the games you love. An estimated 220 million people play bridge worldwide, and for many

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Feb 10th

Top 10 Uses for Non-Slip Matting

Do you use non-slip matting around the home? I know, I know, it sounds so utilitarian and uninteresting. But take my word for it, once you start using it, you’ll find it has a multitude of uses for non-slip matting and you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it!

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Feb 7th

While Away a Wonderful Weekend With Whist Part 2

So, from my previous post you know how to play a very simple round of the card game Whist. Now we’re going to spice up the game a notch by introducing TRUMPS and winning whist tips. In a nutshell, if a suit is made into a trump suit, all the cards in that suit rank… [Read More]

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Feb 5th

While Away a Wonderful Weekend With Whist Part 1

We have recently welcomed a new member of staff into the team. Having no knowledge of bridge or any trick-taking games, we’ve just had a very pleasant staff meeting teaching her Whist. Although there are many different forms

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Jan 31st

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely

Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely We feel passionately that consumers should be given clear and accurate information about products and it frustrates us that members of the public are regularly being sold ‘quality baize’ when they’re actually buying a fabric which is inferior and in most cases, not even baize. So, we’ve… [Read More]

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Jul 17th

Ten Point Guide to Duplicate Boards and Wallets

BOARDS and wallets for Duplicate Bridge can seem a bewildering to the newcomer to bridge. In our ten point guide to duplicate boards and wallets for bridge, we aim to help to explain the differences between duplicate boards and wallets, how they’re used and if there are any alternatives to them.

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May 6th

Funny Poems About Bridge

Always the comedian, during a recent game of cards Simon cracked a joke about the hand he’d been dealt that made us all laugh. So, feeling inspired to write some poems about bridge, I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard to be more accurate) and put his witticism into a little limerick for… [Read More]

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May 3rd

Kate Knight: Why New York is Special to Me

Kate features New York in her wonderful design work. We asked her why. I have been fortunate enough to go to New York, year after year, to exhibit my artwork at a show called Surtex. This is a trade show for artists and designers who license their artwork to publishers and manufactures from around the… [Read More]

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Apr 29th

Bridge Bidding Strategies: What Uses are Aces and Spades?

The SEHAWK Bidding System by Mr SEHAWK™ The last card landed on the top of my partner’s other twelve and I picked up a collection reminiscent of so many hands before: ♠ AT764 ♥ A872 ♦ T54 ♣ 2 Using the wonderful (but high risk) SEHAWK bidding system my partner sitting North opened 1♦ (showing… [Read More]

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