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Monday and Friday games

 

Monday games at 1 pm continue thru September.   

Friday games will be held on September 1 and 8  at 1 pm.  

All games are played at Eagle Vail Pavilion.

 
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Welcome to Vail Valley Bridge Club
Bridge Games - When and Where
Bridge Games - When and Where

The Vail Valley Bridge Club, operated by Marcia and Tom McCalden, is dedicated to providing a high quality friendly ACBL sanctioned game.   Hands are pre-dealt using our Dealer 4 card machine.  Hand records with analysis of makeable contracts are available at the end of each session.  Results are immediately available to players using our Bridgemate2 scoring system. Results are  available for post game analysis at our webs site at bridgewebs.com/vailvalley.  

All games are played at Eagle Vail Pavilion.

Games for remainder of September - No reservations required! - Please checkin 15 minutes prior to game start

Friday Sept 8, 1PM
Monday Sept 11, 5PM  Please note new time
Monday Sept 18, 1PM
Monday Sept 25, 1PM

Then Mondays only at 1 PM.

Vail Valley Bridge Club games participate in the nationwide Common game.   Over 90 bridge clubs play identical hands and compare results. The Common Game web page - link below -  provides expert analysis on many of the hands played each day. 

 
 
Use of the STOP card

Tournament Director Bill Michael provided this information about the use of the STOP card.

"At tournaments, the stop card will be removed from the bidding box, on Jan 1, 2018.  I'm still trying to find the official position regarding a verbal "skip bid" warning - I've heard, unofficially, that it will be discouraged, but is to be treated along the same lines as alerting a non-alertable call.  Clubs will be encouraged to follow the stop card policy, but not mandated to."

The Vail Valley Bridge Club will also remove the STOP card on January 1.

Partnerships Needed

If you need a partner send us your name, dates you want to play, your bridge level and contact information.  

 

Link to Common Game Results and Hand Analysis

Monday games participate in the "Common Game".  Over 90 bridge clubs play identical hands and compare results. The Common Game web page provides expert analysis on many of the hands played each day.  Results are found at http://thecommongame.com in either the "Latest Open Common Game" on the day of the game or "Archived". 

Directions to Eagle-Vail Pavillion

Directions to Eagle-Vail Pavillion, 450 Eagle Road, Avon

Traveling West from Vail on I-70, take the Eagle/Vail exit to Highway 6, Turn left onto 6. Go under the interstate and turn left onto Eagle Road at the first traffic light. The Pavillion is down the road about a half mile on the right beside the swimming pool.

Traveling East from Edwards use Highway 6. Just BEFORE Higway 6 goes under Interstate 70 turn RIGHT at the traffic light onto Eagle Road. The Pavillion is about a half mile down the road on the right beside the swimming pool.

 

 

Opening 1NT with a singleton:† Itís officially legal

Opening 1NT with a singleton:  It’s officially legal

The ACBL Board of Directors removed a legal gray area surrounding semi-balanced notrump openers when it approved a change to the definition of a notrump opening in the General Convention Chart. The change allows players to open 1NT with hands that include a singleton ace, king or queen, as long as they do not also contain a doubleton.

Here is the new definition, effective Aug. 1:

“A notrump opening or overcall is natural if, by agreement, it contains no void, at most one singleton which must be the A, K or Q and no more than two doubletons. If the hand contains a singleton, it may have no doubleton.”

Bridge Etiquette
  1. Greet opponents as they arrive at your table.
  2. Make your opening lead face down before writing down the contract  and ask your partner if there are any questions to prevent you from making a lead out of turn.
  3. For any irregularity, call the director.  "Director, Please."
Contact Us
Click here to send an EMail to Tom or Marcia McCalden or call 970-926-9326

 

Results - Sept 18 - Board 7 results correction

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE 

$12,250

A full list of individuals and families who contributed to the scholarships is shown under the Scholarships button at the left. We look forward to summer 2018.

Results
18th September 2017
Monday Afternoon
11th September 2017
Monday Afternoon
8th September 2017
Friday Common Game
Results - Sept 18 - Board 7 results correction

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE 

$12,250

A full list of individuals and families who contributed to the scholarships is shown under the Scholarships button at the left. We look forward to summer 2018.

Results
18th September 2017
Monday Afternoon
11th September 2017
Monday Afternoon
8th September 2017
Friday Common Game