CHANGES TO THE LAWS OF BRIDGE 2017
Most RBC Members will be aware by now that some changes to the Laws of Duplicate Bridge came into effect on 1 August, 2017. This event occurred following an exhaustive review which is carried out every 10 years by the Laws Committee of the World Bridge Federation (WBF).
The majority of the changes are purely technical and mostly affect the very highest levels of the game, ie tournaments at the State, National and International levels but there are some which...
Bulletin of the Australian Bridge Directors’ Association
Issue No. 53 - December 2017
Editor: Jan Peach
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Judgement Rulings (1)
Information from Penalty Card
Some Lingering Misconceptions
Do Your Players Know?
Do You Know?
Judgement Rulings (2)
EBU White Book
Manny congratulations to Jagdish Gupta and Albert Tjahja who are this year's winners of the NSW State Open Pairs Qualifying Competition. Over four rounds, they achieved the very creditable average percentage score of 68.81%
Second was the Subhash Gupta/Meighan Klugman partnership who also exceeded a 60% average (just!) with 60.06%.
In third place with a very good average score of 58.42% were Arsga Blair and Rose Novis.
Very well done to our winners and well done also to all those who took part.
Not much has changed since the last update apart from the addition of a fourth pairto the investigations: Adam Zmudzinski and Cezary Balicki of Poland now stand accused of using illegal signals. In the light of significant evidence against them, the WBF disqualified them (the pair, not the team) from the Bermuda Bowl. The team was not only allowed to play on, but they were also permitted to add a third pair to their team. That team subsequently went on to win the event!
The previously accused pairs,...
What the heck do I do now?
"Partner dithered again & I have a good hand! Now I'm at the 5 level - what the heck do I do now?"
'What the heck do I do now?' is an alternative slant on 'what should I bid?'. Our Brain's Trust will tell you what they would have done in the same situation - whether it is a bid out of turn; unauthorised information or other situations that arise. Once again the Brain's Trust this month is:
Bill Jacobs — A member of Australia's Open Team at the 2016...
Notes From A Club Player
New Year’s Resolutions
by Dar Webb Let’s face it, New Year’s resolutions can be pretty tiresome. After resolving to eliminate junk food, cut down on drinking, and be nicer to your in-laws, what’s left? There’s always bridge, and if you are like me, there’s a lot you can improve. With that in mind, I began asking the players at my club (the wonderful St. Petersburg Bridge Club) what resolutions they would recommend for typical developing...
Many congratulations to Ed and Dianne Mullin who have been confirmed as the winners this year of the Magda Seres Trophy.
The competition, run over the four Saturdaysin November with the best three results counting, has turned out to be a very close-run affair. Ed and Dianne Mullin put togethera very consistant set of results which gave them a very respectable average scoreof 60.85%. Our congratulations go to both of them.
Just behind, came the long-time leaders of the competion, Jagdish Gupta and...
The Annual General Meeting of Randwick Bridge Club will be held on Saturday 30 July at 12:45pm (and NOT 1:00pm as previously announced) in the Senior Citizens' Centre, Alma Road, Maroubra.
Please be in your seats by 12:40pm at the very latest so that the AGM can start on time and (hopefully) be finished by 1:30pm thus allowing us to enjoy a full session of bridge after the meeting. A copy of the Agenda is reproduced below followed by a Financial Statement to 30 June 2016.
All members of the Club...