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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Most of us are “programed,” as responder, to rebid a 5 card suit. Marty Bergen says that it is almost never a right move.

He states that if partner doesn’t support your bid you can infer that he has 0- 3 cards in that suit. If you have less than opening points, can’t raise partners original suit, are short in his suit, it is preferable to make the cheapest bid possible, thus most likely 1NT. Of course, if you have a good point count, change suits to explore possibilities. You most likely will land in the right place.

After our big tournament weekend, we resumed our regular Evergreen schedule Friday, March 24 with 8 tables in play. Everyone was so excited about the tournament and raring to play some more.

Winning N/S 1st Patsy Reynolds and Lawana Ford, 2nd Andra Cozrt and Jan Glover, 3rd Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles;

E/W 1st John and Myrnie McLaughlin, 2nd Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin, 3rd Wade Lowder and Fred Bachl.

Featured is board #17 from this game No one vulnerable North Dealer



S Q T 9 2

H  Q J T

D  Q 8 7

C  J 8 4


WEST:                    EAST:

S  K 8 5                   S  A J 7 4 3

H  A987632           H  K 4

D  6                         D  A 3

C  5 3                      C  T 9 7 6



S  6

H  5

D  K J T 9 5 4 2

C  A K Q 2


Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles had the best N/S score defeating opponent’s 4SE 3 tricks, while the McLaughlins scored best E/W bidding and making 3SE.

On Tuesday, March 28 we had a great crowd at the Women’s Club. Things are picking up and we hope our numbers continue to grow.

Winning N/S 1st Shirley and Ron Jeffers, 2nd Becky Creekmore and Marie Pugh;

E/W 1st Margaret and Chuck Rimer, 2nd Judy Gealy and Pat Macon.

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