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Slams – An Endangered Species

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Monday March 27, 2017 14:37:00

Once upon a time slams were regarded as being within the exclusive domain of the expert. Accuracy in slam bidding was the hallmark of good pair. It was said that the team that got the slams right were bound to win the contest. The Italian Blue Team were world champions year after year because of their superior slam bidding.When the 2/1 system was […]


Warning: Firefox Browser And Privacy Badger Extension

John Goold ~ No Comments

Saturday March 25, 2017 17:46:09

If you use Firefox as your primary web browser and also use the Privacy Badger extension, be aware that Privacy Badger blocks the display of BBO Bridge Movies. The same may be true if you use the extension with the Chrome or Opera browsers. You can disable Privacy Badger on individual sites. Thus you can continue to view the bridge movies by […]


Recap Of 3/22/2017 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 5 Comments

Saturday March 25, 2017 05:47:03

Travel plans including a mostly disappointing trip to Kansas City resulted in our first game of March not happening until the 4th Wednesday.  With two Bobs and 2 Mikes playing today, I have used a number of last names to call out the players.  Six of the boards resulted in double digit swings, starting with the first.Board 1 […]


Turning Another Page

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 8 Comments

Sunday March 12, 2017 17:00:00

Even as a young child, after the fairy tale stage, I couldn’t sit still long enough to relax and read a good book. I was always a “shaker and a doer” (akin to ants in one’s pants). I was never an ’avid reader” even back in college. Just plowed through the subject textbook before a final and survived on what was once a good memory. […]


Home Sweet Home!

Paul Cronin ~ 4 Comments

Wednesday March 08, 2017 18:35:44

With over 4 months to go until the Summer NABC in Toronto, hotel room availability at the three ACBL booked hotels has just been updated from completely "Unavailable"  to "Up to 95 rooms" available at the Fairmont Royal York. The "Intercontinental Toronto Centre" and the "Westin Harbour Castle" remain "unavailable". Rooms at all three were listed […]


Back At The Plaza…

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 6 Comments

Monday February 27, 2017 02:38:53

Thanks deservedly go out to the practical enthusiastic foresight of Chicago/Las Vegas resident/commuter Angie Clark who was in huge part responsible for the tremendous success of our Sectional. Not only was she unstoppable. She enlisted hard workers to cover all the bases she could not physically handle herself. Superwoman can do only so much.As […]


David Silver (1935 - 2017)

Ray Lee ~ 1 Comments

Friday February 24, 2017 15:06:27

I’m sad to announce that David Silver passed away on February 23, 2017, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a man of wide-ranging interests who will be remembered by many students from his forty-year career teaching literature at Seneca College in Toronto. He was a collector of rare books and first editions, and loved poking […]


Loyal Aces On Bridge Followers…

John Goold ~ 1 Comments

Saturday February 18, 2017 06:36:24

For those of you that follow the Aces on Bridge columns and noticed some recent comments went missing — they have been recreated (under my name, but attributed to their rightful owners). […]


To Be Forewarned Is To Be Forearmed!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 14 Comments

Friday February 17, 2017 15:23:42

Here in the States (as well as elsewhere), there is continual chatter about declining interest in our once majestic game .. particularly Contract Bridge, which came upon the scene in 1927. As with most issues, everyone can cite reasons for declining participation. […]


Double, Pass, Or Bid On?

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Friday January 27, 2017 19:48:16

A recent matchpoint session at the local club duplicate presented an extraordinarily high number of “double, pass, or bid on” competitive bidding decisions.  With no promise that what worked best at the table is best in general, try your choices on the following hands.Board 4. […]


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