Duplicate Bridge 1

 

Chairman: Bob Kahl
284-8572, rlrkahl@att.net

Duplicate Bridge 1
Meets the second Friday of the month at 9:00 AM
Round Table Pizza at 1938 Oak Park Blvd. in Pleasant Hill.

                                                                          May 2017

The Duplicate Bridge I Group met on May 12 at Round Table Pizza in Pleasant Hill.
Top three finishers for the May session were:

1st                 Hensley-Long                            22pts
2nd                Hubinger-Woolf                      21
3rd                  Bingham-Steichen                   19

Competition was very tight and only 3 pts separated the first and third place teams. Hats off to the Hensley-Long team for managing to unseat the oft winning team of Hubinger-Woolf.

Thanks to Tom Hensley for set-up. Harry Hubinger has those duties for next month. Also, thanks to Jon Dickson, Jai Yee, Steve Greene, Raliegh Davis and Ken Main for subbing.

Our next session will be June 9 at 9:15AM at Round Table Pizza in Pleasant Hill. Mark the second Friday on your 2017 calendars, NOW.

Note that the start time has been slipped 15 minutes to coincide with the arrival of proper authority to allow our entry. Set-up will start at 9:00AM

 Substitutes are often needed and any SIR wishing to play should contact:

Bob Kahl, Chairman   284-8572
Dick Long, Asst Chairman   274-1786
Ton Hensley,  Asst Chairman  937-0605 

 

 (From April posting) The host, Bud Grisanti set up board no. 20 to match one of the challenging “advanced player” hands published in a popular bridge column. That hand is shown below:


Vul: Both  Dlr :West

The dealer, West, opened with a spade and North doubled to show opening count. East made a pre-emptive jump to 4 spades The “advanced .player” sitting South bid 6clubs and now had the task of making the contract with a sure diamond loser and a probable heart loser. The favorable lead of the ace of spades gave South a place tp park a diamond or heart, but the diamond suit still needed to be established with only one loser. After drawing trumps South led a low diamond to the board with West ducking The board’s king was played and then South called for the king of spades for a diamond sluff. Next, South called for a low diamond to the queen, losing to West’s ace. Now, West had no good choices. A heart lead would eliminate the heart loser; a spade lead gives declare a ruff/sluff for the same result: and, a diamond lead allows South to ruff the jack of diamond setting up the 10 to again provide a place to park the heart loser.

How did our SIR players meet the challenge? It would appear that the opening spade and double by West and North, respectively were universal. Next, 3 of our 4 teams made the pre-empt to 4 spades. Two of our teams chose to pass and played 4 spades, going down 2 for minus 200.The Kahl-Schulze team bid 5 clubs, making 6 on the favorable ace of spades lead and a defensive “slip” in the play of the hearts and scoring 620. However, the Hubinger-Woolf team got high board when their opponents let them play 3 NT making 5 for a score of 660. DRAT!!

Thanks to Bud Grisanti for set-up and for the challenging hand. Ton Hensley will have those duties next month. Also, thanks to Margaret Kozac, and Ken Main for subbing.

Our next session will be May 12 at 9:15AM at Round Table Pizza in Pleasant Hill. Mark the second Friday on your 2017 calendars, NOW.

 

 

 

Bob Kahl, Chairman   284-8572
Dick Long, Asst Chairman   274-1786
Ton Hensley,  Asst Chairman  937-0605 


 L/R Gene Bingham, Harry Hubinger, Dean Steichen, Brian Woolf

March Champions Bud Grisanti and Jim Regan and opponent George Schulze

22016 Champions Bud Grisanti and Jim Regan

 

2016 Runner-ups Brian Woolf and Harry Hubinger 

 

Updated 05/20/2017 dda

 

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