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Common Game Results

12-21-17  Mary Boyd - Charlie Foster 1st of 2,535

11-2-17 Lyle Sattes - Jack Chambers 19th of 2,496 7th of 1,180

10-26-17  Bob Singleton & Lucille McClure 16th, Charlie Foster & David Stern 18th  Bud Cool & Sarah Sentman 23rd and, Z Khan & Bess Haley 42nd of 2186 pairs: 5th, 6th, 10th & 15th of 1018 pairs.

10-05-2017 Lyle Sattes and Jack Chambers 5th of 2201, 3rd of 1032: Larry Sinsel and Masood Akhtar 26th of 2201, 11th of 1032

9-21-17 Z Khan and Ed Lewis 17 of 602: 45/1382

9-14-17 David Stern and Ed Lewis 27th of 2008

9-7-17  Bud Cool and Ellie Peyton 3rd of 1828

8-31-17  Bud Cool and Sarah Sentman 17th of 813; 30th of 1755

8-10-17 Z. Khan and Bessie Haley 5th of 1030; 7th of 2040

George & Robert Karr - 9th Overall (2175 pairs) 4th NS (988 pairs)

Nancy & Art Altman - 8th of 2099 5/4/17

2-23-17 Z. Khan & Bessie Haley 5th of 1005: 12th of 2107

 Lyle Sattes & Charlie Foster 1st  of 172 in Howellers and 2nd of 2091 Overall - 1/26/17

 Lynn Cundy & Ed Lewis 10th of 170 in Howellers 2/2/17


She Saw Us Coming
She Saw Us Coming
Cookie, Harriet, Carole & Gayle Tied for 1st and 2nd Flight C Gold Dust Teams
Cookie, Harriet, Carole & Gayle Tied for 1st and 2nd Flight C Gold Dust Teams
The Home of New Friends, Good Food and Fun Bridge

This club was formed to play bridge and more importantly to get a chance to know the people with whom we spend so much time.  To that end, we spend the afternoon competing  and afterwards meet for dinner.  Please join us.

What Would You Do?
What Would You Bid?

The 2016 Vanderbilt was won by the Lavazza Team.  In the semis Lavazza played Bertheau and Zia Mahmood, world champion picked up this hand.  He, as Brink did on the opposing team passed.  Yes, a world champion passed with 15HCP. 

LAVAZZA                                                                                BERTHEAU

West North East South   vs  West North East South
Zagorin Duboin Bertheau Zia   Brenner Drijver Bocchi Brink
Pass Pass 1♣  Pass   Pass Pass 1♣  Pass
Pass 2  2♠  Dbl   1♠  Pass 2♠  Dbl
Pass 2NT Pass 3    3♠  All Pass    
Pass 3NT All Pass            

An excellent 3NT was reached by the Lavazza team thanks to patience and balancing. Aggressive bidding due to fit and favorable vulnerability on the other hand kept Bertheau out of 3NT and the Lavazza team got to play 3♠ down 4 undoubled. 


What do you lead?

Playing against one of the top teams in the field, I was fairly confident that South's jump to 3NT denied a four card major.  Giving  North a maximum of  four spades and South a maximum of 3 spades leaves my partner with a minimum of four spades.  And if anyone has entries it is partner.  Therefore I led the ♠ A hoping to set up partner's known spade suit.