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Newly Elected Chairman - Board of Governors
Newly Elected Chairman - Board of Governors

Richard Popper, long time member of Unit 190, has been elected the next Chairman of the ACBL Board of Governors.  His two year term will begin January 1, 2017.

Hands From the Club Board 20 12/02 Bridge Studio

Uggh! Here I am preaching you've got to take all your chances, and I blew it!  I received a low diamond lead and ruffed in dummy. Now it looks like spades need to break 2-2 to make the contract.  So I played small from dummy, and it didn't work well. Is there a better play?

It's hard to envision an arrangement of spades that would allow 5spades to make if spades aren't 2-2. But sure enough this is it.  Your extra chance comes from leading a heart to your hand and a trump toward the Q♠ .  East must rise, smothering the J♠ .  Now the Q♠ can drive out the A♠ . 

But, don't forget to cash the AK♣ first, pitching your last diamond.  Otherwise east can win the first spade and lead a second diamond, forcing declarer to ruff with the Q♠ .

Its possible this line looses to a 2-2 trump break when west has doubleton AK♠ , wins and returns a heart for partner to ruff.  That is less likely and my poor excuse for lazy thinking.  

Hands From the Club -Board 7 12/01 Bridge Studio

OK OK, The bidding is suspect. Most EW pairs are in 4  making 4 or 5.  Four spades doubled is probably +800, and 5 is suspect.  But here you are.

North leads a small spade to the A♠ . South returns a trump, won in hand.  How do you proceed, needing to make 5 ?

This problem perfectly illustrates the choice of ruffling losers in the hand with short trump, or preserving the entry to take advantage of the long side suit.

If you choose to ruff spades twice in dummy, you can only come to 10 tricks. 5 , 2 ruffs, 2 clubs, and 1 .  After riffing the second spade you must either play the K or come to your hand with a club. Either way you will get only 1 diamond trick.

The better choice is to immediately lead a  at trick three.  Most norths will rise A fearing a singleton. Now the diamonds are all good and you have 4 discards, for 11 tricks.  Only a K♠ lead at trick 1 defeats 5 .

At the table declarer suggested partner pass allowing declarer to dbl(correct). Partner chose to bid because of the offensive value of the  Suit(correct).  Had declarer been more respectful of partners reasoning their score would have improved from 0 to average +. And the moral is....

 

 

Treadwell Sectional December 27-31

The Bridge Studio of Delaware is hosting the Dave Treadwell Sectional December 27-31, 2016.  Please contact the Studio for more information. 

 

NEXT UP - BLUE HEN SECTIONAL

2017 BLUE HEN SECTIONAL

FEBRUARY 24 -27 2017

GUARANTEED PARTNERS / TEAMMATES (REASONABLE NOTICE REQUIRED)

MEAL INCLUDED BETWEEN SESSIONS

10:OO STARTING TIME

2017 Blue Hen Sectional Flyer - click here

LANCASTER RESULTS

Lancaster Red Rose
Regional at Spooky Nook

October 31 - November 6, 2016

UNIT 190 TOP 100 MASTERPOINT WINNERS

RICK ROLAND

ALA HAMILTON-DAY

          EDWARD MASER corrected

RANDY BERSETH

FULL RESULTS - click here

2016 Diamond State Sectional

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Diamond State Sectional

The top masterpoint winners for the tournament were: 

 1  22.61 Jeff Ruben, Wilmington DE
   2  20.28 Martin Rabinowitz, Garnet Valley PA
   3  20.28 Alexander Allen, Annandale NJ
   4  17.41 Meyer Kotkin, Cherry Hill NJ
   5  16.69 Raymond Raskin, King of Prussia PA
   6  13.61 William Ravreby, Merion Station PA
   7  13.18 Andy Kaufman, Upper Gwynedd PA
   8  11.96 Richard Popper, Wilmington DE
   9  11.96 Arthur Korth, Galloway NJ
  10-11  11.42 Lois Stuart, West Chester PA Jess Stuart, West Chester PA

(unit 190 members in bold)

Results for each session can be found in the Results section of this website.

The tournament drew  29.5 tables on Friday morning, 25.5 on Friday afternoon, and 22 tables for the 2 session Saturday pairs.

Participation in the Sunday teams was disappointing, we only had 12 teams, and not many unit 190 members.  

Let your board members know what we can do to make our tournament schedule more attractive!

Delaware State Pairs Championship August 27

Congratulations to our 2016 DSBA Pairs Champions!

In the North

A Pairs : Robert Smink and William Ravreby

B Pairs: Wayne Rosenberger and Stephen Vineberg

C Pairs: Robert Shenkin and Susan Shenkin

In the South

A and B pairs:  Peter Wise and Linda Szilagyi

C Pairs:  Don Pyne and Mark Nehra

 

 

 

The Dummy

November 2016 Dummy.pdf

Click on this box for the latest issue of The Dummy, DSBA's quarterly newsletter.

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

Results
Sun Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sat 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
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Jun 25, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional A/X Swiss Teams (3000+/ 0-3000) & TBA B/C/D Swiss Teams (1500/750/300)
Fri Jun 24, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 3 PM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Fri Jun 24, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 10 AM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Thu Jun 23, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 10 AM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50/20)*
Thu Jun 23, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional, 3 PM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Sat Apr 30, 2016
DSBA 2016 Pro-Am Game South location
Sat Apr 30, 2016
DSBA 2016 Pro-Am Game North location
Calendar
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Host: UNIT 190
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT B/C/D PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT B/C/D PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sun Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sun Feb 26, 2017
BRACKETED B/C/D TEAMS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
The Dummy

November 2016 Dummy.pdf

Click on this box for the latest issue of The Dummy, DSBA's quarterly newsletter.

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

Results
Sun Sep 18, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Sunday Swiss Teams Flights A/X and B/C/D
Sat 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
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectonal Fri AM Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Fri Sep 16, 2016
Diamond State Sectional Fri Aft Strat Open and 199er Pairs (Single Session)
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session one of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Aug 27, 2016
DE State Open Pairs Championship, session two of two, open and 99 er pairs
Sat Jun 25, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional A/X Swiss Teams (3000+/ 0-3000) & TBA B/C/D Swiss Teams (1500/750/300)
Fri Jun 24, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 3 PM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Fri Jun 24, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 10 AM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Thu Jun 23, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional 10 AM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50/20)*
Thu Jun 23, 2016
2016 First State SOUTHERN Sectional, 3 PM Strat Open Pairs (Open/2000/750)* Strat 199er Pairs (200/100/50)*
Sat Apr 30, 2016
DSBA 2016 Pro-Am Game South location
Sat Apr 30, 2016
DSBA 2016 Pro-Am Game North location
Calendar
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Host: UNIT 190
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED OPEN PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Fri Feb 24, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT B/C/D PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT A/X PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
FLIGHT B/C/D PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sat Feb 25, 2017
STRATIFIED 199ER PAIRS
BRIDGE STUDIO 2:30
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sun Feb 26, 2017
A/X SWISS TEAMS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT
Sun Feb 26, 2017
BRACKETED B/C/D TEAMS
BRIDGE STUDIO 10:00
Director: ALAN HODESBLATT