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V.C.C. is OPEN on July 3rd .. Play bridge!

Slam Bidding Summer School, Tuesday mornings, continues June 30.  Details in the Education Schedule below


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Education

Easybridge! 2 Workshops with Vicki Jennings (Monday Mornings, 9:00-11:00) 

Jul 6: Negative Doubles


Slam Bidding Summer School with Andy Cosby (Tuesday Mornings, 9:00-11:00) 

Jul 7: Reverses & Jump Shifts I - Opener’s Power Rebids

Jul 14: Reverses & Jump Shifts II - Responder’s Power Bids

Jul 21: Splinter Bids - Game-Forcing & Slam-Inviting

Jul 28: Minor Suit Transfers & Inverted Minors - Warnings & Invitations

Aug 4: 2♣ Openings & Modern Responses - Showing Real Power

Aug 11: Responses to 2NT I - Finding Major Suit Slams

Aug 25: Responses to 2NT II - Finding Minor Suit Slams

 

 

This bridge player’s mecca is nestled in the largest gated community in the United States (26,000 acres in the Ouachita Mountains), along with 9 golf courses and 11 lakes.

Play in our 5,700 sq ft "House of Cards" where as many as 10,000 tables of duplicate and rubber bridge are played annually.  We are ranked in the Top 50 among ACBL's 3,200 bridge clubs.

Come and share our motto:
Where ladies and gentlemen gather to play a game they love.”

Mark These Dates

       Special Bridge Games  through mid-July​ 

  • All Social Bridge (non-duplicate) continues: Tuesday morning, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning
  • Unit Team Qualifying Swiss team event: Saturday July 11th
    • Double session - morning 9 a.m. and afternoon 1 p.m.
    • Team signup required; 1 team minimum to qualify for Unit game in early October
    • 3-2-1 format (see bulletin boards for details)
    • Snacks encouraged; Lunch - on your own
  • North American Pairs:
    • Many dates through July 31st (see bulletin boards for specific dates)
    • Sectional black & red points; $2.50 pp 
  • Unit Wide Sanctioned game - Afternoon & Evening, Tuesday July 14
    • Premium black points
  • International Fund Game - Wednesday evening, July 15 at 6:30
    • Stratified open pairs event, $3.50 pp
    • 50/50 Red & Black points at 100% sectional rating
    • Hand records & analysis provided
  • Little Rock Sectional - July 17th - 19th
    • No duplicate bridge Friday through Sunday at VCC
    • See flyers at VCC for details
Establishing Hand Strength

  

Evaluate the hands.

What is the contract?  Lead card?

When West opens 1 spade, East would raise to 2 spades.  When West finds the fit, his hand now reevaluates to 17 pts, with honors in two longest suits (spades & diamonds), so may try 4 spades. 

Hand is very easy if North leads a diamond, but even with any lead, 4 spades makes.  It is important to lead toward the king of hearts, because the only way to lose only one heart is if the ace is in the North hand. While making  five spades is possible taking a deep spade finesse in reality declarer will probably lose 1 heart, 1 spade and one diamond.

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Players of the Month

      

2000+ Pts: Betty Schultz

1000-2000 Pts: Emil Dimitrov

300-1000 Pts: Pat Shoesmith

20-300 Pts: Linda Shearin

0-20 Pts: Pat Hunt

Click for the latest results
Players of the Month

      

2000+ Pts: Betty Schultz

1000-2000 Pts: Emil Dimitrov

300-1000 Pts: Pat Shoesmith

20-300 Pts: Linda Shearin

0-20 Pts: Pat Hunt