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Ian Grant
Ian Grant
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Member Since
Sept. 14, 2015
Last Seen
17 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

EBU rank: Premier Life Master.

I play my own "Grumpy Club" system in partnership with my wife.

Short (forcing) 1!C (11+hcp, no better bid)

Natural 1!D, 5 card majors, weak NT.

Multi 2!C, 2!D and 2NT opening bids, Ekren-style 2H, normal weak 2S.

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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A ruling conundrum
Yu made a very good point. However, if I were to ask and then bid 3 as in her example it would be simply that I was checking that my opponents alerted bid was not showing spades. Andy: by backyard I meant local club wherever it might be. I ...
A ruling conundrum
I'm guessing you think 3 is showing 5-9; it's not, it's showing 0-9.
"I always ask"
If I were in ACBL land I would be playing an anodyne system like everyone else. More likley I would take up knitting or some other less-regulated hobby.
"I always ask"
It basically describes our opening bids and carding. It doesn't include details of responses or defences. Its a quick reference card more suitable for 2/3 board rounds on club nights. No-one ever looks at it though.
"I always ask"
Maybe the weaker players shouldn't choose to play on the only nights I can. I can't play on the stronger nights because those are when I'm teaching beginners.
A ruling conundrum
Perhaps we should submit our bids in writing with a full disclosure of what they mean and what alternatives may have been considered. Of course we should also include details of any time partner has been known to deviate from our agreements in these circumstances or indeed psyche such a ...
A ruling conundrum
Roland, that was the TD's job and he has done it, I was simply reporting the incident on BW because I thought it was interesting.
"I always ask"
I always have a CC with me wherever I play, I have a cut down version for club use.
"I always ask"
Except they ask time and time again, it's like Groundhog Day.
"I always ask"
....and if I give up playing Bridge I won't have to make any...
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