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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Can I Change My Bid?

Ever since there was an article in the April Bridge Bulletin we have had bid changing questions at our games.

Reading this article, Ruling the Game, I find that yes it is allowable to change your bid but only if you make the attempt, or indicate you have erred as you have made the incorrect bid.

If your LHO has made a bid before you get the words out, but partner has not made a bid, you may change your bid. Then LHO may also change his bid accordingly.

You may not change bids if, as has happened in our clubs, someone else questions your bid or calls attention to it and you have not initiated the change yourself. This does not include “Insufficient” bids. In any case, a director call is in order.  Let him make the ruling.

We had seven tables in our Friday, April 8 Evergreen game.

Winning N/S First, Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles; second, Andra Cozart and Jan Glover; third, Ron and Shirley Jeffers

E/W First, Betty Bills and BettyBonner Steele; second, Albracht and Christy Cline; third, Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson.

Featured is board #13

All Vulnerable     North Dealer


S  K T 9 6

H  J 6

D  J 7 4

C  K Q 6 4

WEST:                   EAST:

S  8 7                      S  A J 5 4 2

H  A T 8 7 5 4        H  K Q 9 2

D  Q 8 2                 D  K 9

C  J 5                      C  T 3


S  Q 3

H  3

D  A T 6 5 3

C  A 9 8 7 2

Most pairs bid 4HW going down 1 with 1 N/S pair bidding 5CN-1. The best E/W score was 4HE making. How can E/W make their bid? Lead direction is different.

The Tuesday game at the Women’s Club is and has been growing. Thanks to all for the support. Tuesday, April 12 winners: First,  John McLaughlin and Georgia Sorensen; second, Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill; third, Chuck and Margaret Rimer.

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