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We hope to see everyone at our annual Hall of Fame Sectional this weekend. If you need a partner please contact Jan Swan at either or 330- 479-1227 and she will be happy to assist you. 

The Tuesday Night Duplicate Game has a new name and is now an open game so all are welcome!

Members Only

Attention all bridge members:
The members only section of our bridgewebs web site is now up and running and available for you to use.  This is an area where you can update your profile (personal information), request partners for upcoming bridge games, send email results of bridge games to yourself or others, and send personal and tasteful email messages to one another.  Try it out and see if its something that you will like and use.  To get started need to do the following:

  1.  Click on the "Membership” tab under the dropdown menu under homepage to the left of the bridgewebs site.
  2.  Enter your email address  and click on "set/reset password."
  3.  Enter your email again in the window that pops up.
  4.  Click on "Send Set Password Email" If your email is a valid one, Bridgewebs will send an email to you within a few minutes that has a link that says " Set/Reset your password here" Click on that link in the email.
  5.  This takes you to a "Reset Password" window where you will enter your email, enter a password, repeat password, and click "Reset" button.
  6.  If successful you will now be logged on and can use the members only pages.
Movin On Up

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These members have attained a new rank as of April 2019

New Junior Master

Amy Temple angel

New Sectional Master

Beth Frank angel


Welcome to Canton McKinley Bridge Unit 213
Canton Bridge Club Games


All Canton McKinley Unit 213 Bridge Games are played at


Canton Bridge Center

5468 Fulton Drive NW

Canton, OH 44718


Monday: Hall of Fame Open 6:30pm

Monday: Hall of Fame Newcomers - 0-50  6:30 pm

Tuesday: Tuesday Night Duplicate - Open Pairs  6:30 pm

Wednesday: Helman Afternoon Bridge - Open Pairs  12:30 pm

 Thursday: McKinley Unit Game - Open Pairs  6:30 pm

Thursday night game cancelled this week to prep for tournament

 Friday Afternoon:  0-99  12:30 pm



The Day with the Most Light is the Day We Fight

A big shout out yes to everyone who was involved in making our Longest Day fund raiser such a huge success.  Special appreciation goes to Cindy Cagno and her team for organizing and preparing all the raffle baskets, door prizes and delicious food, Sue Becker for sponsoring it in lieu of her Monday night game, Kevin Phipps for volunteering to direct, and to all who came and played bridge and donated their time and money to this cause. According to the Bridge Bulletin," a handful of studies have already found a link between activities such as bridge and a reduced likelihood of developing Alzheimer's disease. That may be why the ACBL considers it so important.  After the final tally was done on money collected, it is fantastic news that we have surpassed our last years amount with a total of $3540.  Donations will be still accepted from anyone who cares to give. Thank you all for a job well done! 



Responder's Second Bid courtesy of Dick Early

Responder's Second Bid

If you are the responder to an opening bid, your next bid depends on your partner's (the opening bidder) rebid.  If your partner's rebid is 1 NT, we as the responder need to direct the opening bidder.  If the opening bidder's rebid is a suit, we as the responder need to further describe our hand.

If the opening bidder's rebid is 1 NT, they have 12 - 14 HCP - no singletons and no voids.  You as responder become the director of the auction and the opening bidder is your puppet. You as responder ask the questions and determine the final contract.

General Understandings:

  1. A rebid of your suit is weak - its the end of the auction.
  2. A new suit by you is not forcing unless you jump in that suit. (New minor forcing is the exception)
  3. A jump in your partner's first suit is INVITATIONAL.
  4. 2NT is invitational ( good 11 to a bad 12)
  5. A jump in your own suit is INVITATIONAL.
  6. A jump in a new suit is game force and asks partner to give a delayed raise in your first suit if partner has 3 card support for that suit. New minor forcing accomplishes the same result if you play it. If partner has no 3 card support, they must bid 3 NT
  7. 3NT is game values - no questions to ask.
  8. 4NT is quanitative - if partner has 12 HCP he passes - If partner has 14 HCP or a really good 13, bid 6NT.
  9. 4C is Gerber
  10. If you have a 6 card Major suit or longer and just game values, just bid 4 of that Major.

If the opening bidder's rebid is a suit ( or a support double), our job as a responder is to describe our hand rather than to direct the auction.

General Understandings:

  1. A simple raise of either of our partner's suits is 6 to 9 points.
  2. A rebid of our own suit is 6 to 9 points and should be 6 cards or longer. Partner could be void in that suit.
  3. A rebid of 1 NT denies either of the first two options and is 6 to 9 HCP. Distribution can vary greatly.
  4. Jumps in either our own suit or either of partner's suits is INVITATIONAL.
  6. Any new suit should be played as GAME FORCING. This makes auctions easier and a good convention to play is FSF - fourth suit forcing.
Last Week's Winners

yes  Congratulations to All of Our StaC Game Winners  yes

Hall Of Fame Bridge

Marilyn Hurin & Phil Laier

Alma Gillogly & Elena Steingraf

Hall Of Fame Newcomers 0-50

Jamie Martindale & John Childers

Tuesday Night Duplicate

Jill Otte & Leo Mann

Bob Sharkis & Larry Wallman

Helman Afternoon Bridge

Ann Collins & Jill Smith

McKinley Unit Bridge

Bette Jo Walgren & Jerry McEntee

Jim Overcasher $ Elena Steingraf

Friday Afternoon Pairs 0-99

Jim Chase & Sandy Zimmer






A Little Tournament Motivation for Us Girls

How to Triumph Like A Girl
Ada Limon - 2015

I like the lady horses best,
how they make it all look easy,
Like running 40 miles per hour
is as fun as taking a nap, or grass.
I like their lady horse swagger,
after winning.  Ears up, girls, ears up!
But mainly, let's be honest, I like
that their ladies.  As if this big 
dangerous animal is also a part of
that somewhere inside the 
skin of my body, there pumps
an 8-pound female horse heart,
giant with power, heavy with
Don't you want to believe it?
Don't you want to lift my shirt 
and see
the huge beating genius machine
that thinks, no, it knows,
it's going to come in first.


June 19, 2019
Helman Afternoon Bridge - Club Championship Game
McKinley Bridge Center
12:30 p.m.
June 20, 2019
McKinley Unit Bridge - cancelled due to tournament prep
June 21, 2019
Hall Of Fame Sectional 1pm and 7pm
McKinley Bridge Center
June 22, 2019
Hall of Fame Sectional 11 am and 3 pm
June 23, 2019
Hall Of Fame Sectional 11 am
Tuesday Night Duplicate
Director: Jim Overcasher
Longest Day for Alzheimers 12:30 Social Game; 6:30 Open Game and 0 - 50 Newcomers
Director: Kevin Phipps