Volume 1 / Issue September 2020
 “I favor light opening bids. When you’re my age, you’re never sure they’re going to get back to you in time.” Groucho Marx in A Night at the Opera
 Virtual Games' Schedule
 ﻿Learn From Home!
 Join our new Learn & Play sessions. The format of these sessions is a topic-specific Zoom mini-lesson followed by playing and discussing six boards designed to reinforce the topic learned. Monday mornings at 9:15 am - Topics for September & November
 September 14 - Bidding in the 4th seat September 21 - Jacoby 2NT September 28 - The Two Clubs Forcing Bid October 5 - New Minor Forcing ﻿ Click to download instructions
 October 12 - Fourth Suit Forcing October 19 - Opening in 3rd Seat October 26 - Is your Bid Forcing? Part I November 2- Is your Bid Forcing? Part II
 September - November Schedule
 In the next three months, we will be offering a series of webinars to help you improve your enjoyment of the game. The format is a Zoom lesson followed by practicing hands using Shark Bridge, a state-of-the art teaching platform.
 Modern uses of The Cue bid Part I - September 15 Part II - September 22 Tuesday from 7-9 pm 2/1 Game Force Bidding System Part I - September 29 Part II - October 6 Part III - October 13 Tuesday from 7-9 pm
 ﻿How to Play a No Trump Contract Part I - October 27 Part II - November 3 Tuesday from 7-9 pm How to Play a Suit Contract Part I - November 10 Part II - November 17 Tuesday from 7-9 pm
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Quiz of the month

1) Your Right Hand Opponent opens 1S. Which convention do you use to ask your partner to bid a minor suit?
a) Cheaper Minor for takeout
b) The Unusual Notrump.
c) The Negative Double

2) How many points, counting distribution, does it take to make a takeout double when your RHO opens 3S?
a) 14 points
b) 17 points.
c) 20 points

3) Which U.S President achieved near expert status as a bridge player?
a) John F. Kennedy
b) Dwight D. Eisenhower
c) Harry S. Truman

4) Which has the highest percentage chance of happening?
a) A finesse for a queen
b) Six cards dividing three – three
c) Taking two tricks with 432 opposite the AJ10
 Answers: 1B, 2B, 3B, and 4C