TawVale

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  • I used to live in Harrogate (hence the contact) and I used to have a Facebook page (until GDPR). If you have access to Facebook (or a friend who does), you'll find a Harrogate Bridge Club page. This, in itself is not necessarily pulling them in but…
    in Publicity Comment by TawVale July 1
  • There is, on the Bridge Club Live comments board, a discussion as to whether 1H - NB - 4H should be alerted if it specifically denies a splinter, no void, no Ace - just a pre-emptive response like ♠T6 ♥QT652 ♦QT9 ♣Q63. Is this something that would "…
  • Yes, we use Bridge Tabs at both Caen and Braunton bridge clubs and have done so for a couple of months. The advantages include ... no-one has to decipher all those scribbled entries on the traveller … you don't have to work out the score for 2D dbl…
    in BridgeTabs Comment by TawVale June 21
  • I think it is normal to double with 13 cards in this situation. Having 8 or 9 points and 4-card Hearts is a slight bonus that can help justify your action. Seriously, though, I rarely accept an opponent's reservation of rights, preferring to call …
    in BIT Comment by TawVale June 12
  • It makes me so sad that this happens. Even more so because LHO was the (playing) TD that evening. Apparently, they had earlier agreed "strong tens"; LHO had selected the S10 to lead against my 3NT until she remembered the agreement, hence the change…
  • On the one occasion that I did call the TD for this (frequent) deviation, he asked me "and how have you been damaged?" My response that I had been irritated by it and this had distracted me from my usual immaculate, accurate bidding and play was was…
  • But, as examples go, it does represent the validity of the EBU's attempts to prevent innocent (timid ... naive ... whatever) folk being put off by "a Benji 2C is a strong bid" because, as I wrote above, 3 of the 11 tables played 4S (making) by West.…
    in 2C opener Comment by TawVale June 2
  • @ais523 said: I remember reading somewhere (I thought it was the White Book but it isn't, I checked) that partnerships are assumed by default not to have any agreement about how to bid a double void, and thus that bidding 2 in this circumstanc…
    in 2C opener Comment by TawVale June 2
  • Just out of interest, more than a quarter of the room (3 of 11 tables) played in 4S by West (I gave the South hand).
    in 2C opener Comment by TawVale June 2
  • With apologies to those who also read the Bridge Club Live comments forum where we have already had a discussion on this, last Tuesday, I shuffled and dealt within the laws and produced this wonder: S - H AK98xxx D - C KQJTxx Just 13 points and…
    in 2C opener Comment by TawVale June 2
  • @Martin said: everyone seems to double in the same way - doubles of suits are for take out, doubles of conventional bids show that suit... Martin doesn't play in North Devon where, for a lot of folk, it is absolutely normal and expected that…
  • Thanks bud, no wonder I couldn't find it in the laws.
  • Thanks all, just need chapter and verse where it says a call is made if it is removed from the bidding box with apparent intent. Can't be the laws, must be a coloured or non-coloured book? Obviously, if I had a few hours free, I could chase it up my…
  • I don't know why North said it showed spades. She'd lost interest when I asked her about it, she just said "well, we trust you, just make a ruling and we'll accept it". Now all I need is some Roald Dahl Tales of the Unexpected background music so I …
  • @Martin said: If this is a mechanical error, then it can be corrected, no? No. "Mechanical error" ONLY applies to the use of a bidding box.
  • It appears to have worked, many thanks. Roger
  • Thank you both.
  • weejonnie, you quote law 64 B 4 but what about 64 B 5? This was the second board of a two-board round. Law 42 B 3 says "only after play is concluded" and law 64 B 5 "after the round has ended". Thus, your first sentence "you don't have much time ...…
  • @Martin said: EDIT: had a brainwave and installed BridgeTabs on my phone and so managed to check if I can add an average score in the TD Menu - you can't. I did that (installed BridgeTabs) and had to take it to the EE shop for a master re…
  • Board x ... LHO 1D, Pard 1S, RHO 1NT - turned out to have a small doubleton in Spades. Next opponents, next but one Board ... LHO 1D, Pard Pass, RHO 1NT - turned out to have AQJT9x in Spades. "Who teaches you to bid like this?" we asked. Answer ca…
  • Robin, many thanks - I just had to turn one page and there it is. Roger