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NEXT UP -EIGHT IS ENOUGH APRIL 29 TEAMS FOR EVERYONE
NEXT UP -EIGHT IS ENOUGH  APRIL 29  TEAMS FOR EVERYONE

We welcome everyone to participate in a new and exciting team event "Eight is Enough" . Structured for maximum participation, and enjoyment Eight is Enough encourages teams to form across all levels of bridge experience. Start now to organize your team and save the date, April 29, 2017.

Eight is Enough North and South

 

 

DON'T FORGET Grand National Teams
DON'T FORGET  Grand National Teams

GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A

(0-6,000)
March 25 - 26

GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
(0-500 NLM)
March 25 - 26

                    GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS OPEN FLIGHT    Unlimited)
April 8 - 9

GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B

(0-2,500)

April 8 - 9

All GNT events will be held at
Valley Forge Bridge Club
215 West Church Street
Suite 100
King of Prussia, PA 19406

ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS
ONLINE LEARNING TOOLS

There are many resources available to assist bridge players in improving their game. Some of the best are available free and online.  This month we highlight learning sources provided by the ACBL.  Whether your interest is declarer play, conventions, defense, or strategy, the ACBL can help.  Click on the link image below to go directly to their site.

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Wednesday 03/22 Board 7 Bridge Studio

East leads A , K .  Declarer can count 11 tricks.  What's the best play for 12?

First, did you play a low spade to the J♠ and return with a club to the A♣ ? It's 4 times more likely spades are 4-1 than clubs 5-0.  After drawing trump 12 tricks are yours if either minor suit Q is doubleton or the Q is onside and you finesse.  But there is another solution that combines these chances, takes advantage of the bidding, and eliminates any possibility of a third loserDeclarer has 11 tricks in top cards. The 12th trick will come in either clubs or diamonds, as long as east hold the Q and three clubs. How likely is this?  From the bidding east is expected to hold 7 hearts and has followed to two trump.  Therefore east has only 4 minor suit cards.  Once the spades and AK♣ are played, you find out diamonds were originally 3-3, and west having pitched one diamond holds a winning club. If you finnesse and it loses you take only 10 tricks; so play west for the Q by taking the AK .  When the Q drops 12 tricks are won.

Too often declarers fail to see the squeeze potential of a long trump suitsmiley 

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Thursday 03/23 Board19 Bridge Studio

There are very few absolutes in bridge.  Second hand should not always play low; third hand should not always play high.  Here you are defending 3♠ .  You lead your A , partner encouaging.  Next you play the Q because you want to hold the lead. You know what to lead next to beat 3♠ ; or do you?

Lead a third heart, giving declarer a ruff and discard.  Declarer is known to have only 4 spades. He cannot draw trump without you winning the second or third round of trump, and forcing declarer to ruff another heart in hand. Now your fourth spade is good.

Sometimes a ruff-sluff can be winning defensesmiley

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299er Flight A Champions
299er Flight A Champions

Congratulations to William Lowry and Robert O'Connor, your first 299er Champs!

299er Flight B and Flight C Champions
299er Flight B and Flight C Champions

Congratulations to Sally Humphrey and Catherine Conaway, your first 299er Flight B and Flight C Champions!

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The Dummy February 2017
The Dummy  February 2017

February 2017 Dummy

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DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017
DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE THE DATE!  SECTIONAL AT THE BEACH, IN BEACH SEASON. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

Southern Sectional 2017

 

Results
Mar 7, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Mar 7, 2017
299er Sectional Pairs
Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS / BCD Teams
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sep 17, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sat AM + Aft StratFL A/X and B/C/D Pairs with Regional Rating (Session 2 of 2) or single session stratified side game Open or 199er pairs
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Click for the latest results
The Dummy February 2017
The Dummy  February 2017

February 2017 Dummy

For previous issues click the yellow Dummy Archives button on the left hand menu. 

DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017
DSBA Southern Sectional July 27, 28, 29 , 2017

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE THE DATE!  SECTIONAL AT THE BEACH, IN BEACH SEASON. FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW FOR DETAILED INFORMATION.

 

Southern Sectional 2017

 

Results
Mar 7, 2017
299er Stratified Pairs
Mar 7, 2017
299er Sectional Pairs
Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS / BCD Teams
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sep 17, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sat AM + Aft StratFL A/X and B/C/D Pairs with Regional Rating (Session 2 of 2) or single session stratified side game Open or 199er pairs
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Calendar
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 27, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Host: DSBA
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Director: TBD
Jul 28, 2017
Stratified Open Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 3:00 PM
Jul 28, 2017
Statified 199er Pairs
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Jul 29, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM
Director: TBD
Jul 29, 2017
B/C/D SWISS TEAMS -TWO SESSIONS
Lewes Presbyterian Church 10:00 AM