September 15, 2011
This week, PGA Master Teaching Professional Jacques Panet-Raymond shares the fundamentals necessary for consistency.
September 14, 2011
"You can easily see," writes Alma Jones, of Iron Mountain, Mich., "looking at mine and my partner's hands that a three notrump contract would have been better and easier to make but difficult to bid."
September 7, 2011
West led his fourth-best diamond, and the declarer lost no time in going set. Declarer won the king of diamonds, cashed the ace of trump and finessed the Jack. West took his queen and continued with a diamond.
August 31, 2011
When Debra Smith of Ocala sent me this hand with the bidding at her table, I knew it was best that I was not her partner sitting North.
August 24, 2011
How do you make six clubs when West leads the Jack of diamonds? The North-South bidding was a bit aggressive, but the slam seems to depend on the finesse through East, who had opened the bidding.
August 17, 2011
The vulnerability makes an opening bid by the dealer a good choice. Having the 4-4-4-1 distribution, most North players will open the hand one diamond. Once the heart fit is found, North will bid the game.
August 10, 2011
It is often stressed that a combined holding of at least eight cards in a suit makes for a satisfactory trump suit. However, a seven-card fit, especially in a major suit, is often adequate.
August 3, 2011
This hand gives the reader a chance to display his technique by deciding how he would play a three notrump contract after a heart lead.
July 27, 2011
View the results for the Longboat Key Duplicate Bridge Club
July 27, 2011
Bunny Roland, of Traverse City, Mich., proves that she has the special skills to win at this duplicate bridge game.
17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.
Mar Vista dollars to benefit local teen
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub’s walls and ceiling are covered with dollar bills, signed and decorated by patrons. Every few years the restaurant removes the bills for a good cause.
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.