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Phyllis Mykleby, who has been enjoying bridge sessions on Tuesdays at Silvermont for some time, partnered with Gretchen Elwell during our Thursday, May 18 session.  Howdy, Phyllis.  Do return.

 
 
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BLUE RIDGE SPECTACULAR JUNE 22 - 25 AT BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN FLAT ROCK

Hosted by Unit 171, Western North Carolina

Tournament Site: Blue Ridge Community College, Technology Center, 49 East Campus Drive in Flat Rock

Link for tournament information/directions: www.blueridgespectacular.org

NOTE: THURSDAY, JUNE 22 AND FRIDAY, JUNE 23 SESSIONS CANCELLED AT BREVARD DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB.

Brevard Duplicate General Information

Brevard Duplicate is a small, friendly club formed in March 2015, now in our third year.  Our club is located in Brevard, North Carolina--home of the white squirrel. Yes, you can sometimes see white squirrels in the parking lot.  Generally we host 4 to 6 tables and 6 to 8 in the summer months.  Brevard Duplicate holds its sessions in the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad Street.  This center belongs to the City of Brevard.  Parking at the Center is limited, so come early for the best spots.  There are coffee and snacks at the games.  Although small, the club welcomes all newcomers.  

 
Welcome to Brevard Duplicate Bridge
EDUCATION SCHEDULE
DEFENSE IN THE 21st CENTURY - the Heart Series, by Audrey Grant (Volume Three of her Five-Part Series)
 
Teacher - Kris Boswinkel, Head of ACBL Unit 171 (our Unit).  See her biography in Brevard News on our Home Page menu.
When -  9:30 each Friday morning beginning June 30 and continuing for eight or nine weeks
Place - French Broad Community Center, 281 East French Broad St, Brevard
Cost - $5 each class you attend PLUS $20 for Audrey's book (available through Pam)
 
NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Email Pam at carolinaex@aol.com; she plans on ordering Audrey's book for registrants soon.
 

AN OPTION FOR THOSE WITH LESS THAN 100MPs: attend this class; bring a lunch; stay and play in the Pairs game that follows.

 

 
 
 
The Laws of Duplicate Bridge at the Table - Volume 1; Issue 8

“I Seem to be Out of Rotation, Don’t I?”—Part 1

You’re having one of those days.  You know, when your body is in one place and your mind is in another.  But it’s bridge day at the Club, so off you go for the 1:00 session.

It’s Round 1; you sit West at Table 1; your partner is Margaret.  The opposition in North is Sly and in South is Silly.  Board 3; EW Vulnerable.  Silly is dealer.

You remove your cards from the board; see garbage for points and extract the Pass card from your bidding box, laying it on the table.  Then, reality kicks in.  Silly, the dealer in South, has yet to bid. It is NOT your turn to bid.  You have bid out of rotation. “Diiiirrrectorrrrr, please.”

Your mindless state has allowed you to wander into the world of “Calls Out Of Rotation (a COOR)”.  It’s a confusing world that the Laws of Duplicate Bridge divide into ‘Pass Out of Rotation’ (a POOR) in Law 30; ‘Bid Out of Rotation’ (a BOOR) in Law 31; and ‘Double or Redouble Out of Rotation’ (a DROOR)’ in Law 32.

Law 30 (re: a POOR) seems to cover your opening “Pass” when it was Silly’s turn to call, doesn’t it?  Actually, Law 29B under Procedure After Calls Out of Rotation (re: a COOR) stands first in line: “…a call out of rotation (YOUR PASS) is canceled and the auction reverts to the player (SILLY) whose turn it was to call.” Seems innocent enough, huh?

Now, Law 30: “When a player (YOU) has passed out of rotation (a POOR), the call (YOUR PASS) is canceled…the following provisions apply…”

Law 30A. Before Any Player (SILLY, MARGARET or SLY) Has Bid: “the offender (THAT WOULD BE YOU IN OUR DRAMA) must pass when next it is his/her (YOUR) turn to call…”  OK, your POOR is canceled; you put the green PASS card back in your bidding box, take another gulp of coffee, and it’s SILLY’s turn (STILL) to bid.  He opens 1NT and YOU are “FORCED” to pass for only this first round of bidding (that’s what “when next” in this Law means).  Good thing; your garbage-hand is really stinking now.

Law30B. After Any Player Has Bid:

     1. “When a pass out of rotation (a POOR) is made at offender’s (YOUR) RHO’s (SILLY’s) turn to call after any player has bid, offender must pass when next it is his turn to call.”  So let’s change the scene a bit to create the situation where this provision applies:  a) your partner, MARGARET (in East) is now the dealer and opens 1S; b) before your RHO (SILLY in South) bids; c) YOU (in West) plop down the Pass card (thus another POOR).  As in A. above, your pass is canceled, the auction reverts to SILLY, and after he bids YOU are “FORCED” to pass for only this first round of bidding (“when next”).  Might MARGARET be annoyed that you were not able to respond to her spade opening?  Nah; she would have killed you had you bid with your lousy hand.

    2. “When, after any player (SILLY, MARGARET or SLY) has bid, the offender (YOU) passes out of rotation (a POOR) at his/her partner’s (MARGARET’S) turn to call,

         a. the offender (YOU) must pass WHENEVER it is his (YOUR) turn to call.  Uh oh!  You are “forced” to pass for the remainder of the auction.  So, again, let’s change the auction a tad.  SLY in North deals and opens 1D (thereby becoming the first player to bid); MARGARET, your partner in East, is next in rotation to bid. BEFORE she bids and AFTER SLY’s bid, YOU (oh mindless one) employ the pass card (a POOR). “Diiiirrrectttorrrr!”  Ruling: your pass is canceled, the auction reverts to MARGARET, and you are forced to pass for the remainder of the auction.  Wincing in pain, MARGARET bids 2NT!!  She has a very strong hand but knows you cannot offer any other response than Pass.  Suppose you and MARGARET play “systems on” after 1NT or 2NT openings and, though YOUR hand is garbage, you do hold AT9764 of spades.  You know MARGARET has at least two spades via her NT opening and with “systems on” in a normal auction you would transfer her to spades with a 3H bid.  So sorry; your POOR’s forced pass forbids that.  Better think of buying MARGARET dinner after the game.

AND

       b. “offender’s (YOUR) partner (MARGARET) MAY make any sufficient bid or may pass, BUT he/she MAY NOT double or redouble AT THAT TURN.  In the scenario above, let’s assume SLY in North deals and opens 4S. Your partner, MARAGRET, holds AQT9 of spades with high honors in hearts and clubs.  She contemplates doubling 4S.  Before she bids, YOU pass creating a POOR.  Ruling: your pass is canceled, the auction reverts to MARGARET, YOU must pass for the remainder of the auction AND MARGARET may not double SLY’s 4S.  Better make that a good bottle of wine with your dinner.

   3.  This Law is so tricky and requires such unusual circumstances before application, that it will be mentioned but not commented on.  “After any player has bid, a pass out of rotation (POOR) at offender’s LHO’s turn to call {creating such a situation is the tricky/unusual circumstance} is treated as a change of call and Law 25 applies.”

C. When Pass is Artificial: “When a pass out of rotation (a POOR) is artificial or is a pass of an artificial call (a POORAC???), Law 31 Bid Out of Rotation (a BOOR), not Law 30 Pass Out of Rotation (a POOR), applies.

Well, this seems like the perfect place to stop.  We’ll see how to BOOR in the next issue.  ‘Til then, may you never create a POOR and may all your bidding be RICH (Rotating in the Correct Hand).

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THURSDAY, MAY 18 AND FRIDAY, MAY 19 WINNERS

Thursday Afternoon Pairs May 18, 2017
North-South:
1. Denise Darcey - Doug Duvall = 57.14%  
2. Nancy Cummins - Jim Callen = 55.56%
3. Don Loveland - Ethel Murray = 54.76% (And 1. in B Strata)

East-West:
1. Robert Desjardins - Janet Clancy = 71.03%
2. Leslie Cole - Art Cole = 55.56%     (And 1. in B Strata)
3. Kathy Voltz - Linda Burrell = 52.78%
Mike Brewster - Rita Schiff = 43.65% (2. in B Strata)

Friday Afternoon Pairs May 19, 2017

1. Rebecca Lohr - Joan Neemann = 63.54%

2. Linda Muir - Ethel Murray = 62.50%
3. Jim Grodnik - Anne Spencer = 57.29%
4. Mary Jo Miller - Mary Love = 54.17%

Thursday and Friday Results and MORE Now On Our Website

After each Thursday and Friday session, log in to our club's website for RESULTS and MORE.  The MORE consists of Hand Records and a Play It Again feature.

Important Information
Important Information

 Upcoming Games:

 Each Thursday - 1:00 - Pairs; Stratified (0 - 200/Open)

 Each Friday - 1:00 - Pairs; Restricted (0 - 100)

 

Our Club's Board Members

Brevard Duplicate Bridge Board of Directors

Andy Stratton, Chairman

Joy Ryan, Secretary

Linda Burrell, Treasurer

Joan Neemann,

and Pam Harpootlian, Director.

Have a suggestion for our board to consider?  Please pass it along to one of these.

Calendar
Thu 25th May 2017
Open Duplicate Game
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
  (Reservation)
Fri 26th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
  (Reservation)
Thu 1st June 2017
Open Duplicate Game
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
Results
Fri 19th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
Director: Mike Brewster
Thu 18th May 2017
Open Duplicate Game
Director: Pam Harpootlian
Fri 12th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
Director: Mike Brewster
Click for the latest results
CONGRATULATIONS TO THURSDAY, MAY 18 AND FRIDAY, MAY 19 WINNERS

Thursday Afternoon Pairs May 18, 2017
North-South:
1. Denise Darcey - Doug Duvall = 57.14%  
2. Nancy Cummins - Jim Callen = 55.56%
3. Don Loveland - Ethel Murray = 54.76% (And 1. in B Strata)

East-West:
1. Robert Desjardins - Janet Clancy = 71.03%
2. Leslie Cole - Art Cole = 55.56%     (And 1. in B Strata)
3. Kathy Voltz - Linda Burrell = 52.78%
Mike Brewster - Rita Schiff = 43.65% (2. in B Strata)

Friday Afternoon Pairs May 19, 2017

1. Rebecca Lohr - Joan Neemann = 63.54%

2. Linda Muir - Ethel Murray = 62.50%
3. Jim Grodnik - Anne Spencer = 57.29%
4. Mary Jo Miller - Mary Love = 54.17%

Thursday and Friday Results and MORE Now On Our Website

After each Thursday and Friday session, log in to our club's website for RESULTS and MORE.  The MORE consists of Hand Records and a Play It Again feature.

Important Information
Important Information

 Upcoming Games:

 Each Thursday - 1:00 - Pairs; Stratified (0 - 200/Open)

 Each Friday - 1:00 - Pairs; Restricted (0 - 100)

 

Our Club's Board Members

Brevard Duplicate Bridge Board of Directors

Andy Stratton, Chairman

Joy Ryan, Secretary

Linda Burrell, Treasurer

Joan Neemann,

and Pam Harpootlian, Director.

Have a suggestion for our board to consider?  Please pass it along to one of these.

Calendar
Thu 25th May 2017
Open Duplicate Game
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
  (Reservation)
Fri 26th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
  (Reservation)
Thu 1st June 2017
Open Duplicate Game
French Broad Community Center 1:00
Director: Pam Harpootlian
Results
Fri 19th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
Director: Mike Brewster
Thu 18th May 2017
Open Duplicate Game
Director: Pam Harpootlian
Fri 12th May 2017
Restricted Game, 100 points or less
Director: Mike Brewster