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.

 

 

 
Swiss Teams GNT !! Friday Night Game

Swiss Teams GNT  9-9 Game (Beer, Wine & Snacks) !!!

Our Monthly Swiss Team event is scheduled for Friday,  September 9th  at 7:00 PM.  Fall allows us to run GNT games! so get your team together!   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.  

CLOSED for Lynnwood Regional 8/23 - 8-28

Lynnwood Regional - August 2016 smiley

The Puget Sound Regional (Lynnwood Regional) is scheduled 8/23 – 8/28 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.  Please click here for Lynnwood Tournament Flyer Information.   Note:  During the Regional, the Club will be closed- WE ARE OPEN FOR THE MONDAY AUGUST 22nd LUNCH TIME GAME.

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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Anniversary Party - September 10th

Join us for our annual anniversary potluck & game on Saturday, September 10th.  12pm Potluck, 1pm Game Time.  This is always a popluar event, so please sign up.  Either email us at EastsideBridge, or you can sign up at the director's station.  We are looking forward to a fun day of Food, Bridge & Prizes!  See you then.

What's on for August

AUGUST Happenings

August 6th Saturday:   Congratulations to Craig Zastera - National Title Win at the Reno Spring National  - Join us for cake & champagne!

August 12th  Friday Night:  Monthly Swiss Teams - we'll bring the wine,beer & nuts - you bring the Team!!

August 23 - 27 :  Closed for Lynnwood Regional!  Good luck to our players!

 

 

 

Calendar
Tue August 23, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional
Wed August 24, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional
Thu August 25, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional
Click for the latest results
Anniversary Party - September 10th

Join us for our annual anniversary potluck & game on Saturday, September 10th.  12pm Potluck, 1pm Game Time.  This is always a popluar event, so please sign up.  Either email us at EastsideBridge, or you can sign up at the director's station.  We are looking forward to a fun day of Food, Bridge & Prizes!  See you then.

What's on for August

AUGUST Happenings

August 6th Saturday:   Congratulations to Craig Zastera - National Title Win at the Reno Spring National  - Join us for cake & champagne!

August 12th  Friday Night:  Monthly Swiss Teams - we'll bring the wine,beer & nuts - you bring the Team!!

August 23 - 27 :  Closed for Lynnwood Regional!  Good luck to our players!

 

 

 

Calendar
Tue August 23, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional
Wed August 24, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional
Thu August 25, 2016
Closed for Lynnwood Regional