The Bridge Connection
 
ANNUAL SHARTSIS INDIVIDUAL TOURNEY

The annual Shartsis Individual Tournament will be held on Sunday November 20 at 6pm with dinner at 5pm.  It will be an upgraded club championship (triple masterpoints awards).  Since it's an individual (each hand with a different partner), no partners needed.  ACBL Yellow Card conventions will be used.  $10 pp entry fee.

CLUB NEWSLETTER

The Summer issue of our Club's Newsletter is now available in the club and on-line at: District12bridge.org.

 

Phone: 248-356-6254

CLOSINGS

Thursday 8/25 - Sunday 8/28 (Southfield Sectional at the Bridge Connection)

Labor Day:  Open for afternoon game only.

GAMES FOR NOVICE PLAYERS!
 
TUESDAYS:  9:00 AM (0-199 MP's)
 
WEDNESDAYS: 6:30 PM (0-199 MP's)
 
SATURDAYS: 10:00 AM (0-50 MP's)
 
FREE Lesson 1/2 Hour Before The Saturday Game!
 
No Partner Necessary:  we'll find you a partner!
 
OPENING ONE NOTRUMP WITH A SINGLETON

The Board of Directors of the ACBL in Washington, D.C. removed a legal gray area surrounding semi-balanced notrump openers when it recently approved a change to the definition of a notrump opening in the General Convention Chart. The change now allows hands to be opened one notrump that include a singleton ace, king or queen, as long as they do not also contain a doubleton. Here is the new definition, effective Aug. 1:


 A notrump opening or overcall is natural if, by agreement, it contains no void, at most one singleton which must be the A, K or Q or no more than two doubletons. If the hand contains a singleton, it may have no doubleton.  Now permitted are hand patterns such as 5-4-3-1, 6-3-3-1 and 4-4-4-1, in addition to those that were previously included.
 

Before, opening notrump with a singleton was considered a psych. It was legal to do, but players could not have an agreement to open such hands 1NT or 2NT. The lack of clarity was a thorny issue for directors.  Many players were doing it anyway, particularly when a different opening would create a problematic rebid. They decided it’s not right to have a rule that’s contrary to the way bridge is now being played.  The idea of expanding the definition has been discussed for years within the ACBL committee, but previous proposals have failed because they lacked the simplicity of the new definition.

The new definition prohibits opening notrump with more shapely hands, such as 5-5-2-1, 6-4-2-1 or 7-2-2-2.  An out-and-out psych is still not prohibited, but you can’t keep doing that or it becomes an agreement.

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SCHEDULE OF GAMES

 

 

Monday
   Open Pairs Noon
   Evening Pairs 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
   BarometerTeaching Game 0-199 9:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon
Wednesday
   lesson 11:00 a.m.
   0-399 Limited 11:30 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon.
   Barometer Teaching Game 0-199 6:30 p.m.
   Evening Pairs 7:30 p.m.
Thursday
   Lesson 10:30 a.m.
   0-99 Limited 11:00 a.m.
   0-400 Limited 11:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon
Friday
   Open Pairs Noon
   Evening pairs 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
   Novice Pairs 0-50 10:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs 12:30 p.m.
Sunday
   Evening Pairs 6:00 p.m.
Calendar
24th August 2016
lesson
11:00 a.m.
24th August 2016
0-399 Limited
11:30 a.m.
24th August 2016
Barometer Teaching Game 0-199
6:30 p.m.
Results
24th August 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bob Ondo
24th August 2016
Evening Pairs
Director: Mike McGaw
23rd August 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ron Horwitz
Click for the latest results
SCHEDULE OF GAMES

 

 

Monday
   Open Pairs Noon
   Evening Pairs 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday
   BarometerTeaching Game 0-199 9:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon
Wednesday
   lesson 11:00 a.m.
   0-399 Limited 11:30 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon.
   Barometer Teaching Game 0-199 6:30 p.m.
   Evening Pairs 7:30 p.m.
Thursday
   Lesson 10:30 a.m.
   0-99 Limited 11:00 a.m.
   0-400 Limited 11:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs Noon
Friday
   Open Pairs Noon
   Evening pairs 7:30 p.m.
Saturday
   Novice Pairs 0-50 10:00 a.m.
   Open Pairs 12:30 p.m.
Sunday
   Evening Pairs 6:00 p.m.
Calendar
24th August 2016
lesson
11:00 a.m.
24th August 2016
0-399 Limited
11:30 a.m.
24th August 2016
Barometer Teaching Game 0-199
6:30 p.m.
Results
24th August 2016
Open Pairs
Director: Bob Ondo
24th August 2016
Evening Pairs
Director: Mike McGaw
23rd August 2016
Tuesday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Ron Horwitz