PLEASE . . .
1) If you have a correction, please let me know ASAP -- don't wait 3 or 4 days. In the future, please call / email me on Saturday, otherwise (unless there are unusual circumstances) the score stands.
2) PLAYERS ARE LOOKING FOR PARTNERS - EMAIL or call ME EARLY! If you wait until 10:00pm on Friday night for a partner Saturday morning -- it might happen, but more often, the player who WOULD have played with you has made other plans.)
3) If you want the earliest warnings on game changes get
on the club's email list.
REMINDER: IF you bring a new player to the game, YOUR game is $5 off regular price
June 10 - NO GAME
June 17 - SILVER POINT GAME
June 24 - NAP Qualifier / June Birthday game -- ($5 off entry if your birthday is in June!)
Jim Bartow and Rita Rosenberg passed away. We will miss them both!!!
Request for 0-20 side game. The 0-20 players would have their own set of boards and a small lesson. Proposed time: 10:30am Saturday. If you know of any players who would like this, please let me know since we would need 7-8 players to make this viable.
SOME CLUB PHOTOS
After the game, he is my right hand man -- doing tasks from washing dishes to helping load my car. He's not a bad bridge player, either!
Without people like Hans, it would be impossible to run the club.
THANK YOU HANS!
RECENT RULING: "I opened 2C with a strong, trick taking hand... what's the problem?" Well, what is strong? ACBL general convention chart describes "Strong" as "... strong (15+ HCP), forcing opening bids and after opening bids of two clubs or higher." So looks like you can't open 2C with a long suit and not a lot of high cards. (PS. And NO betting on whether the director can find you a good ruling or not!)
UPDATE: ACBL said it's ok to open with 8+ tricks (ie. 9 diamonds to the AKQ with nothing outside)
Right now, I am looking for a partners for:
- Regular partners several players
- Excellent player (prefers SAYC)
- Precision player
Also -- are any of you novices (fewer than 20 masterpoints) interested in playing many (but not all) of the same hands the "big guns" are playing? Let me know! We CAN have a separate game, low stress that runs parallel to the regular game.
ALERT -- what if you alert what isn't really an alert? FROM THE ACBL SITE:
According to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge: Law 40.B. Concealed Partnership Understandings Prohibited
A player may not make a call or play based on a special partnership understanding unless an opposing pair may reasonably be expected to understand its meaning, or unless his side discloses the use of such call or play in accordance with the regulations of the sponsoring organization.
Bridge is not a game of secret messages; the auction belongs to everyone at
Check out these recent rulings at our club!
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There is also a new site called Bridge Winners and even though it is new, it has a wealth of information about the game. One of the players told me that he looked at all of the hands that were played in the recent USBF qualifying. Not all played perfectly.
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The opponents pass. Partner opens 1 D, you bid 2 C. Partner bids 2 D. What do you bid next and, more importantly, WHY?