October 6, 2010
Watch the signals
September 29, 2010
Play this approach
September 22, 2010
Find the Solution
September 8, 2010
South's leap to three notrump over his partner's opening bid showed 16 to 18 high-card points and 4-3-3-3 distribution. North, who really should have opened with a bid of one notrump, added the known points and bid what he thought he could make.
August 18, 2010
The defenders begin with a club to East's ace. A diamond to West's ace follows, along with a diamond ruff by East and a club exit. West follows with the three of clubs. What should happen next?
August 11, 2010
West leads the deuce of spades, which dummy wins with the king. A trump is led from the dummy. How can East show a possibility of helping in the defense with his almost worthless hand?
August 4, 2010
West led the deuce of clubs against the three no-trump contract, East played the queen, and South won with his ace.
July 28, 2010
South's rebid of five hearts promised a six-card suit and a good hand. North bid five hearts to invite a slam. Because of good trump and honors in his partner's suit and with the other suits well stopped, South bid the slam.
July 21, 2010
South bid one diamond, and West made a weak jump overcall of two hearts. What should South bid when North and East have passed?
July 14, 2010
The first Longboat Key Triathlon is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 24.
2 Power Networking Seminar
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
2 Florida's Children First 2014 Sarasota Reception
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
16 Pillar of Hope Open House
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
16 Business After Hours Networking Event
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Golfer sees swinging success
Longboat Key resident Arlene McKitrick celebrated her 200th golf championship win this week at Sara Bay Country Club in an FSGA event.
Mote receives NOAA grant
Mote Marine Laboratory recently received a $99,615 grand for its dolphin and whale rehabilitation efforts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Correction: Heitlers to net 75 years in April
In its Sept. 18 issue, the Longboat Observer featured Plymouth Harbor resident George Heitler, a lifelong tennis player who has played tennis for most of his 99 years and is a regular at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center.