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Welcome to Gainesville Bridge Club
2017 Changes in ACBL Laws

Eric Taylor has summarized the 2017 set of changes to ACBL's Laws of Duplicate Bridge.  It is a worthwhile document to read carefully.  Many common reasons for Director calls have been modified.  You can read the document by click on the Reference Documents button or by clicking here.

Holiday Party Time!
Holiday Party Time!

Our annual Holiday Party will be on December 4th at Oak Hammock.  Click here for details.  Mary Ann McIntyre will be taking reservations and payments at all our games.  Final payment is due on November 27th.

Karla Shopoff Shines at Gatorbridge

Jon Shuster reported this 'fix' against him at the November 28th Gatorbridge game, Board 10.

Karla (West), with Billie Boyd as her partner, played this very tough 4S contract, against Evelyn Kleinsasser (North) and me.  The contract made for a top (7/7).

The bidding went as follows:

Billie     Jon     Karla    Evelyn

1D         P         1S         P

2NT!     P         4S

Bidding Comment:  2NT is fully acceptable (a slight underbid).  I prefer 2H a reverse.  But over 2H, Karla bids 2S, Billie 3NT and Karla would now bid 4S.  This is much tougher road than Billie’s approach, but 4S should be the final contract, regardless.

The Play: Evelyn led the DQ which certainly could be short, and Jon played an intentionally encouraging 9.  (There is no need to show count where dummy has such a strong holding).  Karla next played three C, ruffing the third, finessed the HQ, cashed the HA, pitching a D, and ruffed a H.  Next, she crossed to the DA, assuring the contract as long as I cannot ruff this.  She had won two tricks in each side suit and two ruffs in hand for a total of all eight of the first eight tricks.  She still had S-AQ107 and D-8 in her hand.

At this point, she should have given up the D, but instead ruffed the 4th H with the 7. Evelyn overruffed with the 9, cashed the DQ (I should have ruffed this, but it would not have done me any good). Either way, Evelyn is endplayed now or on the next trick had I ruffed.

Nice going Karla on a hand well played!   - Jon Shuster

Upcoming Tournaments

This is a list of upcoming local sectional and regional tournaments.  Click on the word 'Info' to view the tournament's flyer.  Other tournament information can be found under the 'Useful Links' menu item.

 

December 1-3 St. Augustine Info
January 1-7 (2018) Orlando Info
January 12-14 (2018) Jacksonville Info
January 18-21 (2018) Daytona Beach Info
TGIF - Extra Points!!!
TGIF - Extra Points!!!

We've gotten off to a good start with our new Friday afternoon game.  Here are some upcoming special games that award extra master points.  Yet another reason to join the merry crowd on Fridays!
 

December 8 STaC
December 15 Grass Roots Fund
December 22 Club Membership Game

 

Questions or Problems?

Please send comments and suggestions to Mary Ann McIntyre (maryann@mamhome.com).

User Guide
User Guide

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Change in Rank

The following members have advanced in rank:

Laura Sjoberg - Life Master

Calendar
December 14, 2017
International Fund Game
Results
December 12, 2017
Charity Club Championship
Director: Ronald Schoenau
December 11, 2017
Junior Fund Game
Director: Eric G. Taylor
TGIF - Extra Points!!!
TGIF - Extra Points!!!

We've gotten off to a good start with our new Friday afternoon game.  Here are some upcoming special games that award extra master points.  Yet another reason to join the merry crowd on Fridays!
 

December 8 STaC
December 15 Grass Roots Fund
December 22 Club Membership Game

 

Questions or Problems?

Please send comments and suggestions to Mary Ann McIntyre (maryann@mamhome.com).

User Guide
User Guide

We have created a user guide to help you navigate around this web site.  Please let us know if you have suggestions for us to improve this document.

Change in Rank

The following members have advanced in rank:

Laura Sjoberg - Life Master

Calendar
December 14, 2017
International Fund Game
Results
December 12, 2017
Charity Club Championship
Director: Ronald Schoenau
December 11, 2017
Junior Fund Game
Director: Eric G. Taylor