Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 17, 2018

One of the most exciting bids is to have partner open the bidding with 2C. What is the correct response? It is the advice of experts that the only appropriate response is 2D unless you hold 8 HCP and a suit with 5 cards 3 of which are honors. Then and only then can you bid that suit. By bidding 2D you are waiting for partner to further describe his hand and are not necessarily going for a game contract.If your response to 2C is anything but 2D, your partnership is committed to a game or slam contract.
Our Friday, June 8 Evergreen game winners were: 1st Judy Gealy and Carol Bachl, tied for 2nd/ 3rd were Pat Featherston and Sonjia McHone with John and Myrnie McLaughlin, 4th Ruth Bowles and Marie Pugh, 5th Toni Iossi and Beth Shafer.
Featured is board # 17 from that game. No one vulnerable. North dealer

S J 7 5 2
H 8 7 2
D J 5
C K J 4 3

S Q T 6 4 3
H 5 4
D A 7 6 2/
C A 5/

EAST:S K 9 8
H A K 9 6 3
D Q T 9 8
C 6

D K 4 3
C Q T 9 8 7 2

Anita Graham and Wayne Pegram defeated opponent’s 4S 2 tricks for the best N/S score, while Ron and Shirley Jeffers bid and made 4S for the best E/W score.
Thursday, June 7 One More Game winners were: 1st Sonjia McHone and Jayne Shive, 2nd Shirley Jeffers and Judy Weber, 3rd Fern Albracht and Fred Weber. Strat B 1st Pat Macon and Fred Bachl.
Winning the Tuesday, June 12 Women’s Club game: 1st Dick Brisbin and Wayne Pegram, 2nd BettyBonner Steele and Ron Caudle, 3rd Marie Pugh and Loyd Hill, 4th Patsy Reynolds and Lawana Ford; 2nd Strat B Patty and Robbo Williams.
For those readers who would like to take bridge lessons there are several opportunities. Dick Brisbin is giving private lessons in your home if you have 4 people present. Call 980-234-0373. Ron Jeffers is giving lessons at Rufty-Holmes on Thursdays at 6 p.m. For more information call 704-857-2325.
We will be having special charity games for the Alzheimer’s Foundation with higher point awards on June 19 and 22. Come join us for this cause.

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