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Ohio Bridge Association
Annual Worldwide Pairs Game
Here’s your opportunity to compete against other bridge pairs from all over
the world: Friday, June 3 rd evening and Saturday, June 4 th afternoon. The
games are scored using the London ECatsBridge system. This year, the
commentary booklet is given to participants electronically, via the ECats
website: www.ecatsbridge.com. You can see volumes of information on clubs &
participants as results are uploaded from all around the world. The scores
change hour to hour, the participants discuss the hands and the competition is
one you’ll enjoy.
The games will be stratified, that is, you’ll play against everyone, but are
ranked in your own strata. The ACBL and sponsoring organizations sanction
fee will be reduced $1.00/person this year, because of not supplying booklets,
thus creating a $10 entry fee. Awards are 81.8% of sectional rating with ½ red
and ½ black points.
You may play in both Friday and Saturday sessions, OR just one of the
games. The scores are not cumulative; each stands alone. Top scorers are
recognized on the ECats website and in the ACBL Bulletin. Be sure to come
and enjoy at least one of these exciting games!
Upcoming Partnership: ACBL - Alzheimer’s Association
Watch for posted information re: the upcoming partnership between the
ACBL and the Alzheimer’s Association, on Monday June 20, 2016, at the
Columbus Bridge Center. Symbolizing the difficult journey of those living with
Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, our club hopes to encourage you to
donate and participate in extra charity games on the longest day of the year.
Help us honor the more than 35 million people worldwide who are living with
Alzheimer’s and countless caregivers who face this disease. By playing bridge,
you’ll participate in research to help slow the onset of this illness.
1. The common phrase, “Eight Ever-Nine Never,” refers only to the
missing Queen of trump. Therefore, if you are declaring a hand with 8
trumps between you and the dummy, it is probably correct to finesse for
the Queen (“ever”). If you are declaring a hand with 9 trumps between
you and the dummy, it is probably correct to NOT finesse for the Queen
(“never”). That is, with no extraneous information from the bidding, play
the Ace of trump, followed by the King of trump, hoping that the Queen
2. An opening lead of a singleton is seldom correct – especially if your
partner has never bid. Why? He’s not getting in to give you the ruff you
want so badly!