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DELAWARE STATE BRIDGE CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND SAVE THE DATE.  THE 2019 DELAWARE STATE OPEN PAIRS WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 9 AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO.

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Board 17 Wed. 9/4 Common Game

Should North redouble? should South sit for the redouble?

At this table the opening lead was ♣ 10.  What's with the double? Must be ♣ QJx or QJxx. This declarer ducked (wrong!).  After any red card switch the hand can't be made.  By ducking declarer rectifies the count, and confirms the club distribution. When East switches to a spade the hand, declarer can claim 6.  Should declarer assume clubs are not braking at trick 1, and focus on spades? If so how do you attack the spades?

What if there is no double, and east leads a neutral red card at trick 1?

If North redoubles, South should probably pass.  South makes 5 for +920.

If North believes clubs are not breaking because of the double, he/she should win the first trick and focus on a third spade trick. Win the opening lead with the K♣ and play three rounds of diamonds ending in dummy.  East shows out pitching a heart. If spade honors are split a finesse through west will result in a third spade trick.  If both honors are with east coming to the ♠ K and leading up to the ♠ A is a winner. Should you "always play for split honors", or be influenced knowing east is likely to have 5+ spades. A toss up?

After all this I like ducking the first club.  It works when east continues a club; switches to a spade; or west holds both spade honors.  Without the double declarer must choose between clubs breaking 3-2 and working out the spades.  The clear choice is clubs, which is why few declarers mak 6.

 

 

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THE DUMMY AUGUST 2019 (REVISED)

The August 2019 Dummy was taken offline and revised.  Please note the correct address of the Southern Sectional scheduled for September 26-28.

AUGUST 2019 DUMMY (REVISED)

 

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2019-2020 DSBA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is committed to meeting the Bridge needs of all members of Unit 190.  Please let us know how we can help.

President - Harold Jordan

Vice-President - Mark Henderson

Secretary - Teresa Spicer

Treasurer - Sally Humphrey

Membership Chair North - Brenda Vogel

Membership Chair South - Scott Ferber 

Electronic Contact - Harold Jordan 

Web Master - Bill Herdle

Tournament Coordinator (ACBL Contact and North Chair) Caroline Hughes

Publicity Chair - Soley Kristjansdottir 

Hospitality Chair - Debbie Schenkel

Intermediate/Novice Coordinator - Judy Cronin

 

Additional Positions for Unit 190 -

State Games Chair - Karen Pollack (North) and Kim Holm (South)

 

Constant Contact Manager - Mark Henderson 

Dummy and 4Spot Editor - Ala Hamilton-Day 

Library - Nancy Ferguson 

At Large Director (South) - Eli Solomon

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