Bridge players from the St. John‘s area did well in various 2013 Masterpoint competitions. There are two ACBL competitions, the Mini-McKenney that counts all Masterpoints won during the year and the Helen Shanbrom Ace of Clubs Award that only counts Masterpoints won in club-level games during the year.
I was searching the Internet for some bridge information and happened across Larry Cohen’s web site, which I spent a bit of time browsing. I’d like to share with you some of his views on how one should conduct oneself at the bridge table:
It’s a brief article with a few graphics. Although he doesn’t mention the Laws, a number of his suggestions are how the Laws say one should act. I have a lot of respect for Larry Cohen.
Larry is also a frequent contributor to the ACBL Bridge Bulletin.
I’ve discussed slow play before. There are lots of things that can be done by players to speed up the game, but I would like to chat about one that does not seem to get much press.
Over the past few months, as I wandered around the tables, I noticed something that is not only annoying but against the bridge laws. That is, some players play out every trick — and some of them rather slowly — even when they have a clear-cut claim.
The previous post discussed pairs duplicate bridge being a timed game and some courtesies that can help everyone play within the time constraints.
I’d like to discuss one of those in a little more detail as it is one of the ones that causes the most problems and is one of the most irritating for other players.