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Welcome to Sedona Bridge Center
UPCOMING TEAM GAMES

Form your teams and sign up at the club.

WEDNESDAY, July 25th - Unrestricted

THURSDAY, August 9th - No player over 299 masterpoints

FRIDAY, August 24th - Unrestricted

Bridge Classes by Bill Phillips
NOVICE / REFRESHER BRIDGE CLASS
The next Tuesday bridge class takes place on Tuesday, July 17th, from 10 am to 12 noon. We will continue our study of Takeout Doubles, focusing on advancing in notrump, takeout doubler's rebids, and power doubles.
 
SATURDAY INTERMEDIATE BRIDGE CLASS
The next Saturday bridge class takes place on Saturday, July 28th, from 10 am to 12 noon. The topic is Nuances of Negative Doubles. Many experts belive that negative doubles are the most important development in bidding theory since Standard American 5-card majors. We will examine situations where a negative double is appropriate, and situations where another call might be better. If you have any suggestions, ideas, or thoughts about possible future topics, please let Bill know.
 
Both Tuesday and Saturday classes feature "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 → spheres0000@gmail.com
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

 

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. 

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.

Marsha

Play it Again!

 

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

 

  1.  Go to website – www.bridgewebs.com/sedona
  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
PARTNERSHIP

For PARTNERSHIP ASSISTANCE during the month of July 2018, get in touch with Molly Gartner via e-mail at molly.gartner@yahoo.com or by telephone at (928) 274-6161.

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Calendar
Tue 17th Jul 2018
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Wed 18th Jul 2018
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Thu 19th Jul 2018
299er Pairs
1:00 PM
Fri 20th Jul 2018
Open Pairs
Club Championship 1:00 PM
Sat 21st Jul 2018
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Open Pairs
1:00 PM
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Open Pairs
1:00 PM