ACBL’s experimental Regional Event At the Club House (REACH) is an ACBL-wide regional that enables players to compete against each other and earn gold points from the comfort of their local club.The same set of deals are played by members in every participating club, but because it’s a regional event, players can earn gold or red points while playing in their regular club game!
The San Mateo Bridge Center is proud to announce it's participation in REACH on the following scheduled games; Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 9:00 am. Thursday Feb. 8th at 11:30 am. and Friday Fed. 9th. at 9:00 am.
All ACBL members can play in REACH after paying a fee of $30. The REACH fee is in addition to the normal table fees charged by SMBC. Any registered REACH players may play in any club running a REACH game. Players can only play one REACH game per day. Player registration closes at midnight (Pacific Time), on February 2.
Please click on link for frequently asked questions page: FAQ. Click on following link to Register: Registration Form.
THURSDAY GAME starting on 1/25/2018 499ers/Open Game Time 11:30 am Table Fee $10.00 Boxed lunch prepared by Fattoria e Mare available $5.00. Soft drinks $1.00. (When enough open players, 2 sections Open & 499ers)
"Play of the Hand Lessons" EVERY WEDNESDAY, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Click below to display what you can "Learn" Limited to 8 Students. Click on icon below to book your spot.
A NEW CHALLENGE, TRY IT!
Try first playing the hand by clicking on at the bottom. Play the hand card by card, when done check the way I did.
Surely a player of your bridge skills is familiar with most or all of the following tips you are about to read. But is your partner?
Fact #20 on Defense
When leading a suit partner has bid and you have supported, lead your highest card with three or four small cards.
The high card lead denies an honor, partner knows of your length. If you haven't supported, lead low from three or four small cards to deny a doubleton. The lead of a high spot card in partner's unsupported suit shows shortness. With three or four cards headed by an honor (10, J, Q or K) lead low whether or not you have supported. If you plan to lead partner's suit holding the ace, lead it.
The section "Your Bridge or Mine" is now dedicated to all other Conventions we do not teach. We feel these conventions may help improve your game.
That you can fill your Convention Card Properly if you wish? Just go to the "Forms & References" Page. Click on "Conventional Wisdom"and immerse yourself. Happy Bidding!!