Friday, Sept. 11. Golf at the Santa Fe Country Club, 8:30, lunch under the portal, clinic by Sandy Lemon, Swiss Team game back at the LHBC at 1:00. Fee for golf is $25.00 per person includes cart. Charge for lunch depends on what you order. Swiss Team game is $7.00 per person, is an “Open” game and for all whether they golf or not. Please let Carolyn Anderson know if you have a foursome or want to be in one. Only one person from the team let me know ( firstname.lastname@example.org ). Write teams on white board, please.
Wednesday mornings 10 to 12 noon
Aug 19 Suit Preference Signal. The least common of the three basic signals, but often crucial when giving partner a ruff.
Aug 26 No Class
Sept 2 Discards. Keep equal length with the dummy and declarer. Keep winners and throw losers. Sounds easier than it is!
Sept 9 Dos and Don’ts of Defense. Be willing to tap declarer. Don’t give declarer a ruff- sluff. Don’t grab aces. Discard to promote an extra trump trick.
Saturday Morning Workshops
October 3 How Much Is Your Hand Worth? Learn how to evaluate your hand using the Principles of Evaluation and Losing Trick Count. This supplements but does not replace High Card Points, which is fine for balanced hands but not so good for unbalanced ones. For example, you hold S K87653 H 4 D 63 C A542. Partner opens 1D and you bid 1S. He jumps to 4S. What should you do? You should bid Blackwood! despite having only 7 high card points! Come to the class to see how Losing Trick Counts tells you to bid on. Partner’s hand is S AQ92 H J10 D AKJ74 C K9. 6S is an excellent contract.