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    Issue #7.  

As dummy you may not talk to the declarer.

In fact, you may not call declarer's attention to anything except that he is about to lead from the wrong hand or to ask if he is out of the suit being played. ..........
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                 District 12       Unit 203

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Do not pass GO

The Bridge police are watching... Just DON’T do IT!

Cheating:   Cheating online is a serious offense, subject to the same penalties as cheating in live play. It is illegal to communicate with your partner during a hand via any means other than chat to the full table, to communicate with a kibitzer during the game,(I didn't think kibitzing was allowed) to play using an account that is not yours, to gain advanced knowledge of a deal, or to play in one event using multiple accounts(BBO IDs). Any accusation of cheating must be made privately to the director of the event, to the ACBL recorder, or to a reporting mechanism provided by the online platform ‌ If you suspect a pair of inappropriate actions, Click Here     


   2020 SOMBA Ace of Clubs & Mini McKenney Winners

  ♥  ♦      ♥  ♦      ♥  ♦      ♥  ♦      ♥  ♦    

     Master Points        Ace of Clubs                           Mini-McKenney

 0 – 5                    Michael Lichomski                Michael Lichomski

 6 – 20                 Rosanne Murphy-Cotant      Rosanne Murphy-Cotant

21 – 50                James Verhage                       James Verhage

51 – 100              Patricia McCabe                     Patricia McCabe

101 – 200            Richard Verhelle                    Richard Verhelle

201 – 300            Laurence Schiff                      Laurence Schiff

301 – 500            Alan Hassoun                         Alan Hassoun     

501 – 1000          Song Lin                                  Song Lin             

1001 – 1500       George Christian                   Larry Cohen

1501 – 2500       Tony Savant                           Tony Savant

2501 – 3500       Sandy Goller                          Sandy Goller

3501 – 5000       Liz Kalb                                   Liz Kalb

5001 – 7500       Jerrold Grossman                 Jerrold Grossman

7501 – 10,000    Debra Eaves                          Debra Eaves                          

10,001+               Michael Crane                      Michael Crane


♠  New ACBL Alert Procedures  ♣ 

  • "Transfers"  We can no longer just use the word transfer, we must include the suit to which we are transferring.
  • Traditional Support Doubles and Redoubles no longer need to be alerted.
  • Direct Cue Bids (with the exception of Michaels) must now be alerted.
  • Uncontested jump shifts no longer require an alert.
  • Instead of saying "could be short" when bidding 1 Club for example, you must now specify the number of cards in that suit.

          Example:  "Could be as short as one".


Look at page 35 of your January ACBL Bulletin for a complete listing of the changes.

            New SOMBA Members
January February

Richard L. Riegler  
       Masterpoint Achievements

                     January Achievements

Junior Master Catherine A. Gay
Junior Master Lisa Hamill
Junior Master Murry Pierce
Sectional Master Dr. Jan Rival
Regional Master John H. Lowry
Life Master Hugh Rosenthal
Bronze Life Master Michele Jacobsen
Ruby Life Master Larry Cohen
Gold Life Master Bonnie Weinstein
Sapphire Life Master Robert L. Raf


              February Achievements

Junior Master Jessica Carlson
Junior Master Ronna Silverman
Sectional Master Janis Horton
Sectional Master Margaret Mohler
Sectional Master Julia Ramonat
Sectional Master Grace Rashid
Sectional Master Dr. Robert Rich
Regional Master John Caldwell
Regional Master James Verhage
NABC Master Valerie Straith
Adv. NABC Master Richard Verhelle
Bronze Life Master Barbara Button