Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin
What follows two?
According to Jerry Helms players must be careful how they bid after RHO opens with a weak two bid. Be especially careful with NT bids. If you bid 2NT you are promising 15-18 points, stopper in the opponent’s suit and fairly even distribution. A 2NT bid after a strong bid (13 points) opening by RHO is conventional and is not necessarily strong. A 2 bid of any suit after a 1 bid by RHO is a weak showing and must be alerted. Jerry’s Rule for jump bids is “Strength comes after weakness, and weakness comes after strength.” Now that you are thoroughly confused, think about this and use the advice.
We finished our special higher than normal point award games for the month of May. Entry fees return to $5 in June.
Winners of Friday’s Evergreen May 25 game: N/S 1st Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin (2nd overall), 2nd Fern Albracht and Judy Gealy (5th overall), 3rd Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh; E/W 1st Genny Mozolak and Joe O’Brien (1st overall), 2nd Jean and Loyd Hill (3rd overall), 3rd John and Myrnie McLaughlin (4th overall).
Featured board is # 26 from the Friday game All Vulnerable East dealer
S Q 3 2
H A J 8 4 3
D Q 6
C 7 4 3
S 8 7 6 5 4 S A K J T
H Q 7 H K T 9 6 5 2
D T 4 3 D A 8
C K Q 8 C 5
D K J 9 7 5 2
C A J T 9 6 2
Marie Pugh and Ruth Bowles bid 3CS making 4 for the best N/S score, while best E/W 3SW+1 was made by Joe O’Brien and Genny Mozolak.
Tuesday’s May 29 Women’s Club game winners: N/S 1st Marvin Jones and Loyd Hill(2 overall), 2nd Georgia Sorensen and Marie Pugh (4 overall) Strat B 1st Fern Albracht and Judy Gealy(3 overall); E/W 1st Anita Graham and Dick Brisbin(1 overall), 2nd Patty and Robbo Williams (3 overall) Strat B 2nd overall Lawana Ford and Betty Bills.