Parry Sound Bridge Club met on Tuesday, July 10, with a full house of 13 tables of duplicate bridge players. New to the club were Gordon Macrae, and friends of Mike and Suzanne Ryan, Margaret Beck and John Finucan joined us from Kingston. Ella Spanjeh, Pat Perrett, Billie-Anne Robinson wereall happy to be back for the summer. Happy birthday wishes went out to Isobel Woodhouse and Nora Robinson.
The ‘Splinter Bid’ was the topic for Chalk Talk today. The splinter bid is used when the responder believes there is a chance for the partnership to search for a slam contract. If partner opens with a major suit, and responder holds four of that major, exactly 13 – 15 high card points including distribution, and a singleton or a void, the splinter bid will be a double jump in responder’s singleton or void.
This series of bidding can help a partnership reach slam with fewer points than normal. Bob Jarvis believes that if the opener is now interested in slam he/she can bid 4 NT asking for aces, cue bid his/her own aces, or close the bidding off in a game bid of the established major suit.
A Mitchell movement was played and after the scores were tallied the winners were as follows. North/South: First; Brenda Burnett – Jim Szarka; second: Bob –Margaret Jarvis; third, Gail Payne – John Ducklow; fourth:Delores - Arnold Nussey; and fifth, Fran – Al Aboud.
East/West: First and first overall; Fred Lefevre – Louis Pella; second, Lissa Lowes – Bob Fedosa; third,Betty Houle – Don Beck; fourth, Margaret Dittmann – Ann Dunnigan; and fifth, Ruth Ann Miles – Ann Szarka. Game results can be found in the Parry Sound section of the following web site. http://www.unit238.bridge-club.org/node/97
The Parry Sound Bridge Club is an ACBL sanctioned duplicate game, and is held every Tuesday in the West Parry Sound Seguin Drop-In Centre, 80 James Street, Parry Sound,Ontario. Chalk Talk starts at 12:30 p.m. and the duplicate game starts sharply at 1 p.m. You must be there by 12:45 p.m. to register. If you are alone, you will be matched with a partner.
For further information please contact Ann Szarka 705 389-3660.