A lovely day for bridge. Congratulations to John and Joan and Bill and Jane for a tie for the top, You've all done very well.
Next week we'll cover a few odds and ends about overcalls and start take-outs. We'll cover doubles, redoubles, Michaels cue bid and unusual No-Trumps. Don't miss it and be ready to discuss them.
I'll try to post some comments on today's boards. Check back tomorrow to see what I've offered.
Always check here for any schedule changes before leaving home.
See you, Dave
Poor Joan opened a sub-minimum 1 Diamond and the roof fell in. Ugh! If she passes, West opens 1 Diamond, North passes and East stops to think. He has a minimum, but must respond with his 7 HCPs. He ponders whether to respond 2 Diamonds when partner could have only a 3-card suit or 1 No Trump promising only 6 HCPs. Whichever he does, West has 18 HCPs and will probably look for more.