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Welcome to Sedona Bridge Center
2018 Western Conference Summer Fun STaC

STaC Week is coming!

Mark your calendars: August 20th through August 25th

Silver points!!!

Earn extra points by finishing high among players in the entire Western Conference


Form your teams and sign up at the club.

FRIDAY, August 24th - Unrestricted STaC Team Game - Silver Points! 

SATURDAY, September 8th - Rule of 8 Team Game

TUESDAY, September 18th - Unresticted Team Game

Bridge Classes by Bill Phillips
The next Tuesday bridge class takes place on Tuesday, August 21, from 10 am to 12 noon. The topic is Basic Priniples of Declarer Play. Before declarer calls for a card from dummy, the first thing declarer does is make a plan. Figure out how many tricks you are sure to take, figure out how many more tricks to make your contract, and figure out ways to make up the difference. Declarer has several techniques she can call on. We will look at some of these techniques in this class.  
The class features "stay and play" pricing. The class fee is $8, but if you play in the game on the same afternoon as the class you pay only $2 for the game - a saving of $4.
For more information e-mail Bill →
Reminder - No perfumes or scented after-shaves and lotions

In August, 2016, the Sedona Bridge Center Board of Directors voted 7-0 to implement a club policy that prohibits the useage of perfumes or scented after-shaves or lotions when attending our club.

Some people have an extreme sensitivity to fragrances (colognes or perfumes).  Because duplicate bridge requires players to be in close proximity to each other, individuals who suffer from fragrance-related reactions cannot avoid those who are wearing them.  Among the commonly reported symptoms are intense headaches or breathing related problems.  For those individuals, the issue is much more serious than simply disliking a particular smell - it is a real health problem.

We ask our members to understand this issue and to adhere to our new club policy. 

Thank you,

The Board of Directors


Alert Stolen Bid Doubles

Many club players use "stolen bid doubles" when partner opens 1NT and RHO interferes. Suppose partner opens 1NT and RHO overcalls 2. Playing stolen bid doubles, responder doubles to transfer the opening 1NT bidder to hearts. According to the April 2018 ACBL Bridge Bulletin, the call of "double" must be alerted by the 1NT bidder. The 1NT bidder does not say "transfer". As with all alerts, no explanation of the alert is given unless the next person to call requests an explanation.

How to Fill out your Convention Card
How to Fill out your Convention Card

Many students of the game ask how to fill out the Convention Card.  I was browsing the ACBL website and found a wonderful set of articles, titled "Conventional Wisdom" that describe in detail all the features of the convention card and what they mean.   The articles also give a brief explanation of certain conventions (such as Smollen) that I think is very informational for those who want to expand their knowledge base.

I have uploaded the 24 "Conventional Wisdom" articles to our website for players to use at their pleasure.  Just click on the link "Convention Card - how to fill out" link on the left hand side of our home page,  and the articles are listed in order.  Please note, there is usually one article for each box on the convention card.

I hope this information is helpful.


Play it Again!


Play it Again – Feature on our Website to manually replay hands after the game


  1.  Go to website –
  2. Double Click on the game you are interested in.  If the game is not on the front page of our website, click on “Results.”  Our games for the past year are listed on this website.
  3. Click on Scorecards
  4. Click on the Hand number (IE, 1 through 36) you wish to replay   
  5. At the bottom of the page, click on Play it Again
  6. A screen will show with the various cards.  Click on “Play” at the bottom of the screen. 
  7. Next, click on one of the makeable contracts entered in the lower right hand corner of the screen. That will be the contract you will be playing.
  8. The hand in the lead will be highlighted.  Click on a card to lead. The next hand will be highlighted with the cards available in that suit.
  9. Continue.



SBC Code of Conduct
The Board of Directors recommends that players follow the following procedures to improve the pace of play at our games:

Turn off cell phones

After conclusion of the bidding:
   1.  The opening lead is made
   2.  The dummy is exposed
   3.  Players now enter information into their hand records as well as the Bridge mate

Thank You
Farewell to Barbara & Jules Osher
Farewell to Barbara & Jules Osher

Barbara Osher played her last game on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Sedona Bridge Center.  Her husband Jules attended our game.  The couple is moving to Columbia, South Carolina.  Club Manager Barbara Ballard purchased a "going away" cake to celebrate Barbara's contributions to our club.  Barbara's husband Jules spoke to the Thursday players and thanked them for being so influential in his wife's life the past 8 years.  He says he could sense her pleasure and happiness in playing bridge and the many friendships from the people she played with. 


For PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE get in touch with Sonya Webber via e-mail at or by telephone at (928) 300-0820

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Sat 18th Aug 2018
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Mon 20th Aug 2018
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Tue 21st Aug 2018
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Wed 22nd Aug 2018
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Thu 23rd Aug 2018
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Fri 24th Aug 2018
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Sat 25th Aug 2018
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