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Local Bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

Bidding misfits
We’ve all been there. You have a reasonably good hand and are excited to bid, being sure the contract will be game and will belong to your partnership. But then your partner bids your void or short suit. You then bid your second suit and partner repeats his troublesome bid. Now you must use some thought and possibly restraint.
Several rules come to mind. Don’t try to rescue your partner and with a misfit Stop Bidding. If continuing, you’re likely to get too high and likely to be doubled by opponents losing even more points. If you hold your tongue, swallow your disappointment and Pass partner’s suit at a lower level, you have a chance to make the lower level bid and the points are yours not theirs.
October means the Charlotte Regional Tournament, next week, Oct. 22- 28. Since many of our players will be going there including those who can cover for me, we will have our game on Wednesday, Oct 24 but will have no game on Friday, Oct. 26.
Winners at the Oct. 11 One More Game: 1st Dan Snelgrove and Joe Pepe, 2nd Margeret and Chuck Rimer, 3rd Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson.
Evergreen Oct. 12 winners: N/S 1st Carol Bachl and Judy Gealy, 2nd Wade Lowder and Fred Bachl, 3rd Pat Macon and Judy Hurder; E/W 1st Becky Creekmore and Dick Brisbin, 2nd Georgia Sorensen and Carolyn Eschenbach, 3rd Margaret and Chuck Rimer.
Our Bridge at Rufty Club Championship game was won by: N/S 1st Pat Macon and Becky Creekmore (2nd overall), 2nd Carol and Harold Winecoff (3rd overall), 3rd Craig Poplin and Everett Halsall; E/W 1st Chuck and Margaret Rimer (1st overall), 2nd Jayne and Gary Shive (4th overall), 3rd Jean and Loyd Hill (5th overall).
Last week brought more goodbyes. Marie Pugh moved to Charlotte to live with family. And Tuesday we went to the funeral for Pat Featherston another excellant long time player. We benefitted by your presence and will miss you bo

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