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CLICK HERE to go to Bridge Tuition - "Ann's Bridge Classes" item (11) for an excellent article on "The Role of the Declarer" and item (9) Calling the Director.
It was to good to see Diana at the Hol;iday Inn. How thoughtful of Mary to bring her along to our 'Away Days.'
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Do you know where Val and Keith are? I wonder if they played Bridge or just held good hands!
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Congratulations to Jill Cadley and Marion Lawrence for winning the Barbara Dick-Cleland Trophy.
The English Bridge Union has made minor changes to the scheme of announcements from August 1, 2013. if you play in any other clubs or EBU competitions you may be expected to use the Alerting and Announcing rules as explained below.
ANNOUNCING AND ALERTING SUMMARY
Could be on fewer than 3 cards
“May be X” where X is 0, 1 or 2
Natural, 3 or more
Other (strong, artificial)
“12 to 14” (or appropriate range)
and, if relevant, “may contain a singleton”
Strong, Acol, (Benji Acol, etc)
Weak with diamonds
Strong with diamonds
“Strong, forcing” or “Strong non-forcing”
Other (Benji, Multi, etc)
Weak with hearts/ spades
Strong with hearts/ spades
Other (Lucas, Flannery, etc)
“20 to 22” (or appropriate range)
Responses to 1NT or 2NT openings
1NT - 2
2NT - 3
Simple Stayman (promissory or not) [Note: 5-card Stayman is alerted].
1NT - 2 - 2
2NT - 3 - 3
Denies 4 card major
Completion of transfer
Bids above 3NT
artificial suit bids on 1st round of the auction (for this purpose the first round of the bidding is the opening bid and three subsequent calls)
Opponents Call …
Meaning of their call …
If your Double is …
A suit at any level
Does not show the suit (i.e. conventional or not natural)
Showing the suit doubled
A suit opening
Prepared, Phoney, Short or Nebulous 1 or 1opening
No trumps at any level
Natural or conventional
for business, shows strength: partner is expected to pass
Partner is expected to remove
Action over Opponents’ calls above 3NT
Lead directing pass
Lead directing double for a different suit to the one doubled
Lightner double of, say 6NT, calling for a specific lead
Lead directing redouble for a different suit to the one redoubled
Any other pass, double or redouble