Eastside Bridge Center Redmond, WA
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EBC Directory ... 2016 Edition

Remember the 2015 error ... the good news, we'll have a new directory for 2016.   I'm just starting to get the directory ready for 2016 publication.  If you haven't given us your information to be included in the directory, now is the time!  Forms are available at the director's station.

Thank you for your interest in creating this directory- we know you like it, you've told us!  So we want it to be correct this year!  Let us know of any changes, adds or deletions!  You have until March 11th to get new information to Paulette!  As always we thank you for making Eastside your full time bridge club.

 

 

 
Fall 2016 Classes open for reservations!

Fall 2016 Bridge Lessons start in September/October - See our Class schedule.  Sign up NOW!

New Fall Lessons are now available for scheduling - please click on  Class Schedule or the lessons page to see our full schedule of spring classes!  We have a new class with Dee Berry - Important 21st Century Conventions.  This class will be in two 4-week sessions (one Fall 2016, one Winter 2017) - the beauty of this class... you will work with Dee to determine the conventions the class most wants to do in depth on.  Register quickly as this class will fill up fast!

The Trump-IT - SEPTEMBER

NEWSLETTER  (volume 3 #3)!!   Click on the newspapers below to read all the news.  Always a Huge Thank-you to Susan Johnson (Editor) & Julie Godefroy for their major contributions.   Please email your suggestions for our next edition to Susan Johnson at ebcnews@comcast.net .  ENJOY!  (P.S. - it takes a minute to load - wait for it!!)

9-19 to 9-24 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK
9-19 to 9-24 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK

Plan to make a game or two the week of SEPTEMBER 19TH - to participate in our Club Championship Games.  Extra Masterpoints!

Swiss Teams Club Appreciation Team Game !! Friday Night Game

Swiss Teams Club Appreciation Team Game - GOLD POINTS  10-14 Game (Beer, Wine & Snacks) !!!

Our Monthly Swiss Team event is scheduled for Friday,  October 14th  at 7:00 PM.  This month we are running a CLUB APPRECIATION TEAM GAME.  EXTRA POINTS ... INCLUDING GOLD!   We duplicate boards for this Swiss Team Event, so you have hand records after the game to do  a full analysis of your bridge game (and your partner's!!).   Game is at 7pm.  Get your team organized and sign up at the Front Desk (the sign up area is behind the director station).   This is a great evening of bridge.  

NEWS ... Changes to 1NT Opening

Changes to 1NT Opening ... ACBL Sanctioned

 

Opening 1NT with a singleton:  It’s officially legal

The ACBL Board of Directors removed a legal gray area surrounding semi-balanced notrump openers when it approved a change to the definition of a notrump opening in the General Convention Chart. The change allows players to open 1NT with hands 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 and no more than two doubletons. If the hand contains a singleton, it may have no doubleton.”

This includes hand patterns such as 5-4-3-1, 6-3-3-1 and 4-4-4-1, in addition to those that were previously allowed, such as 4-3-3-3, 5-3-3-2 and 5-4-2-2.

The change was recommended by the Competitions and Conventions Committee, a group of players appointed by the Board, in an effort to bring regulations in line with popular and expert practice, said ACBL Field Manager Sol Weinstein, who supervises tournament directors.

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,” Weinstein said, 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 being played.” The idea of expanding the definition has been discussed for years within the committee, but previous proposals have failed because they lacked the simplicity of the new definition.

“The Laws don’t allow you to limit bridge judgment,” Weinstein explained. “Regulations have to conform to the Laws.”

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.  “All of this has to do with your agreements,” Weinstein noted. “That doesn’t prohibit an out-and-out psych, but you can’t keep doing that or it becomes an agreement, and an illegal one at that.”

The change does not impact the one allowable exception of a partnership agreement where 1NT is treated as a 100% forcing opening bid (and not considered “natural” with any distribution).  The use of such an unbalanced, non-natural 1NT opening must be alerted.

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Have you Qualified for NAP? NOW WHAT?

If you played in any NAP game, and have qualified your next step is to participate at the District (19) level.  Those games will be held in October at the Skagit PUD #1 - Aqua Room (1415 Freeway Drive, Mt. Vernon  98273) & the Vancouver Bridge Centre (2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC).  Games are scheduled:

Flight A:    Saturday October 22nd - 12pm & 5:30pm  Skagit PUD #1

Flight B:    Sunday October 23rd - 10:30am & 4pm  Skagit PUD #1

Flight C:    Saturday October 15th - 12pm & 5:30pm  Vacouver Bridge Centre

What's on for September

SEPTEMBER Happenings

SEPTEMBER 10th Saturday:   Annual Anniversary Party  - Join us for potluck at 12, game at 1 - PRIZES & FUN - reservations needed!

SEPTEMBER 9th  Friday Night:  Monthly Swiss Teams GNT CONTEST STARTS! - we'll bring the wine,beer & nuts - you bring the Team!!

 

 

 

 

Calendar
Tue September 27, 2016
Tuesday AM Open
10:00 AM
Tue September 27, 2016
Tuesday PM 0-200 Game
7:00 PM
Wed September 28, 2016
Wednesday Noon Game Open
12:00 PM
Click for the latest results
Have you Qualified for NAP? NOW WHAT?

If you played in any NAP game, and have qualified your next step is to participate at the District (19) level.  Those games will be held in October at the Skagit PUD #1 - Aqua Room (1415 Freeway Drive, Mt. Vernon  98273) & the Vancouver Bridge Centre (2776 E. Broadway, Vancouver BC).  Games are scheduled:

Flight A:    Saturday October 22nd - 12pm & 5:30pm  Skagit PUD #1

Flight B:    Sunday October 23rd - 10:30am & 4pm  Skagit PUD #1

Flight C:    Saturday October 15th - 12pm & 5:30pm  Vacouver Bridge Centre

What's on for September

SEPTEMBER Happenings

SEPTEMBER 10th Saturday:   Annual Anniversary Party  - Join us for potluck at 12, game at 1 - PRIZES & FUN - reservations needed!

SEPTEMBER 9th  Friday Night:  Monthly Swiss Teams GNT CONTEST STARTS! - we'll bring the wine,beer & nuts - you bring the Team!!

 

 

 

 

Calendar
Tue September 27, 2016
Tuesday AM Open
10:00 AM
Tue September 27, 2016
Tuesday PM 0-200 Game
7:00 PM
Wed September 28, 2016
Wednesday Noon Game Open
12:00 PM