Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin
Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 14, 2016
Bridge is definitely not a static entity. It is a living thing and changing all the time. The ACBL Board of Directors has changed the rules for opening bids of 1NT. It is now legal to open 1NT with 15-17 points, “if your hand contains no void, or a singleton of an A,K,or Q ,or no more than 2 doubletons. If a hand has a singleton it may have no doubleton.”
As with everything else, be sure your partner is in on the new bid and since this is a new thing, a friendly alert would be in order.
Summer is having an impact on our attendance but our games have remained fun and highly competitive. Because I was medically disabled again there were several game results not reported. At the July 26 Women’s Club game winning: 1st Fern Albracht and Judy Hurder, 2nd Georgia Sorensen and Wade Lowder, 3rd Carol and Harold Winecoff.
At the Aug. 2 Women’s Club game: 1st Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill, 2nd Fern Albracht and Pat Macon, 3rd Wade Lowder and Judy Hurder.
On August 9 winners were: 1st Pat Macon and John McLaughlin, 2nd Chuck and Margaret Rimer.
Winning the Evergreen games: July 29, 1st Dick Brisbin and Becky Creekmore, 2nd Pat Featherston and Toni Iossi, 3rd Andrea Cozart and Jan Glover, 4th Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson.
On Aug. 5 winning: 1st Dick Brisbin and Becky Creekmore, 2nd Toni Iossi and Patsy Reynolds, 3rd Nancy Brandt and Judy Hurder, 4th Joe O’Brien and Genny Mozolak.
Featured is board #4 from the August 5th Evergreen game.
All Vulnerable West Dealer
S 9 6 4
H J 3
D J T 7 3 2
C K 8 6
S A J T S K Q 5 2
H K T 8 6 5 2 H A Q
D K 9 6 D A Q 4
C 9 C 7 5 4 2
S 8 7 3
H 9 7 4
D 8 5
C A Q J T 3
The best N/S score 3NE -1 was made by Genny Mozolak and Joe O’Brien while Toni Iossi and Patsy Reynolds had the best E/W score bidding 6SE making.