August 8, 2012
We continue our look at some of bridge's exotic coups, and this week it is the Morton's Fork, a play that offers an opponent a choice of evils. Here, the Fork allows Declarer to bring home the 6♥ contract.
August 1, 2012
Bridge has a number of exotic "coups," and for the next few weeks we'll look at some of them, starting with the aptly named Crocodile Coup.
July 25, 2012
N-S stumble into 4♠, and West leads A♦. Declarer can count five Spade tricks and four Clubs.
July 24, 2012
Longboat Key Club's annual tennis camp is full of kids serving, volleying, running and most importantly have lots of fun.
July 18, 2012
"Third-hand high" is common advice, and on this hand, East plays "Third hand extra high" in order to fool Declarer.
July 11, 2012
3NT is the normal contract, and nine top tricks are available.
July 3, 2012
This week you are playing E-W, and because the problem is a tough one, you get four attempts to beat the contract.
June 27, 2012
Perhaps East should have tried 5 (diamonds) over 4 (spades), that would be a cheap sacrifice if 4 (spades) is making.
June 20, 2012
This week's hand features an astonishing defense by West — we'll get to the winning play by degrees.
June 13, 2012
This week we feature a terrific opening lead, found in real life by John Brady, of Jacksonville (known to some as Dr. Goodlead).
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.