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at the 25th AGM May 28th 2018
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CBAI Regulations Sept 1st 2018
Doubles: All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are
deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE. All other bids are deemed to be
PENALTY DOUBLES. Any variations must be ALERTED.
Announcements: You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases
1.If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards
in the suit, you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.
2. If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate
3. If you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid, you announce “Transfer to Hearts” etc
A forcing 1C opening bid must be alerted.
No alert or announcement is required for (1) a 5 card Major suit opening,
(2) a strong Acol 2C opening, (3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.
You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.
Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the
opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the
opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.
1NT - 4C ( alert gerber); 1NT-4D ( alert Texas)
but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)
Westmanstown is a dynamic club with over 140 members many of whom
joined the club in recent years and many have never read "The Laws of
Duplicate Bridge" and don't particularly want to. The most important law
to remember is that Bridge is a game and players are reminded that they
should treat all players including their partners in a civilised
and friendly manner.
Players are also reminded that your club is run by a committee of volunteers
who are not paid for their services. In the website's main menu there
is a page "Bridge Etiquette" outlining many of the rules of bridge in
everyday language and it is worthwhile to have a browse when you have
a few minutes to spare. There is also a page called "Local Playing Rules"
detailing our operational arrangements on the night.
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The meaning of Double – as the name suggest –
is to raise the stakes. If you Double an opposing
contract, you win more Points if they fail, but
you concede more points if they succeed.
When Bridge began over a 100 years ago,
double was limited to those occasions where
you expected the opponents to fail in their bid.
However, it was realised that you would be
most unlikely to be confident enough to double
a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.
And that if the opponents happened to have bid,
a suit in which you were very strong, it was far
better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and
wait for them to get into deeper trouble.
In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and
Bryant McCambell independently invented an
alternative meaning for the “Double” –
the “take-out double”. It is believed that this
was the first convention in the game (although it is
now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).
The take-out double – “partner, please take out my
double into another suit” shows an opening hand or
better with no other convenient bid:
no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.
To learn more on doubling contact your local Bridge Teacher
or Coach, or get a copy of
Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,
(www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.
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