Welcome to the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club Blog

Club Games at the Lima Duplicate Bridge Club are held TUESDAYS at 12:30 P.M. and THURSDAYS at 7:00 P.M., at the Council on Aging Building at 215 N. Central Avenue, Lima. The games are OPEN to the public, and ALL are welcome. $3.oo per session is the CHEAPEST duplicate game in the area, and sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The Lima DBC is your venue for special ACBL events, as well.

Check out the CALENDAR at the bottom of this page for upcoming events and games.

If you do not have a partner, or if you have any questions,

please feel free to email the Club Owner/Director, Ruth Odenweller, at: 07bridge@gmail.com.


Monday, October 31, 2011

November 2011 Up, Despite...

Two of our editors, Ken and Leah Rexford, are extremely busy right now, as Leah just delivered an early-arriving Charlene Burdetta Rexford to our club as the newest player.  However, as she is only 3lbs, 14oz at the moment, she is still having trouble holding the cards, not unlike her father after a few too many.  Actually, her father cries at the table more that Charlee does, to be honest.

Despite this, the November 2011 Newsletter is online, ontime.  Find it in the online Library.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Reverse +1 for Spades

A couple of ideas for Power 2NT sequences.

First, consider a spade reverse shown by bidding 2NT instead of 2S after a forcing 1NT.  For example:

2NT = heart-spade reverse

The idea is to potentially save space with "power 2NT" sequences, if you use them.  2S becomes a relay to 2NT, rather than 2NT a relay to 3C, which then allows Opener to rebid 3C to show the game-forcing hand with clubs, rather than bidding 3NT for that hand.

Second, what about transfer positives after the spade-initiated Power 2NT?  Thus:


3C = normal
3D = heart positive
3H = spade positive

This allows more utility on the more common major-oriented sequences.