|On this page, you'll find the feeds
where the feeder is juggling a 2-count while the feedees are passing
a 4-count :
9 clubs 2-count
10 clubs 2-count
11 clubs 2-count
This feed is the easiest of all ; it's also one of the first 3 person patterns tried by newbies. Start by reading the introduction to feeds if you don't know what we're talking about here.
To sum things up :
All the passes are made on singles (except for the syncopations: early & late doubles, triples, ...)
Both feedees - C1 and C2 - are juggling a 4-count. While C1 is passing, C2 is making is RH self.
The feeder is juggling a 2-count and feeds alternatively C1 and C2.
C1 and C2 can throw any 4-count syncopations (doubles, triples, ...)
S can throw any 2-count syncopations (provided he makes sure they arrive to the right feedee)
A good feeder can compensate the errors made by 2 novice feedees.
9 clubs feed with the feeder on 2-count
The 10 clubs feeds isn't much harder if the feeder is solid on 7 clubs 2-count. Remember these points :
passes are made on doubles.
The feeder starts with 4 clubs, both feedees with 3 each.
The feedees "reply" to the passes of the feeder : they wait to see that a pass is coming their way before answering. It means that the pass from C1 to S is thrown a beat after the pass from S to C1.
There's a risk of collision between the passes from C2 to S and those from S to C1 (see diagram at the top). To avoid this, C2 must aim a bit outside, on the left of S.
10 clubs feed on doubles
Since it's possible to juggle 7 clubs 2-count on floaty singles, the same idea can be applied here. Nothing more to say on this except that the collision risk is less important than with doubles.
The causual diagram doesn't help much but here it goes anyway...
10 clubs feed 2-count on singles
The 11 clubs feed isn't too hard if both C1 and C2 are familiar with the 7 clubs 4-count pattern. The theory (cf. diagram below) says that all the passes should be made on triples but I suggest you to use floaty doubles instead (much easier to master than triples). Remember: putting theory aside can be a good thing now and then...
All the passes are made on doubles (or triples if...)
S - the feeder - starts with 4 clubs, C2 with 4, C1 with 3
Everyone starts at the same time for synchronisation's sake (otherwise it's gonna be tough for S)
S starts with a pass for C1
C1 starts with 2 selfs
C2 starts with a pass
11 clubs 2-count feed