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626 340-9575

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The ACBL has a toll-free number available from 8:00 AM until midnight.
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Montreal Relay

Friendship Chairman:   
Linda Stuart
909-592-6800
909 641-3790 - Cell
Unit Game Director:   
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Unit President:   
Mary Falvey
626 359-0271
626 484-7169 - Cell
San Marino Bridge Club:  
Marie Nimmrich
626 448-3304
626 552-2344 - Cell
Arcadia Bridge Center:
Art and Diane Gulbrandsen
626 445-3797
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Unit 559 Webmaster:
Roy Wilson
626 340-9575
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Responsive Doubles
Do you play Responsive Doubles?  Um... do you know what a Responsive Double is?  Not everyone does, and some players who do use it have only a poor understanding of it.  Want to know more?
    Suppose your LHO opens 1 and your partner makes a takeout double, asking you to bid.  And suppose your RHO then raises his partner to 2.  That's a situation that occurs pretty often, right?  Well, this is the time for a Responsive Double..  A double by you is in response to your partner's double, and has an agreed on meaning.  Your double is not for penalty.

    Why not just bid if you have enough to come into the auction?  Well, you don't always have a clear choice of the best call, and you would prefer that partner choose his best suit.  The hand below is a clear example for the auction above.

Here's a second example...
    Your LHO opens 1 and your partner agains makes a takeout double.  Your RHO then raises his partner to 2.  It's pretty obvious that your partner has a spade suit, probably only four though, and support for minor suits.  Which one are you going to bid if you have this hand?
    Dunno about you, but I always seem to make the poorest choice.  Better to make a Responsive Double and let partner bid his best minor, right?  (He certainly should not bid the spade suit he has virtually promised because you could have bid spades if you had them!)



There are a great many websites with good bridge advice, but here's a link to an excellent one that has a more comprehensive explanation of Responsive Doubles. Maybe a good way to think of the agreement is like this... If your opponents bid and raise a suit which your partner has doubled for takeout, your double is Responsive and essentialy says something like, "Partner, you've shown support for at least two suits, one of which I know... please bid your other one!




Pasadena-San Gabriel Unit 559
Our unit is one of nine in District 23 and we are sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League.   We have an elected board of 12 members that meets monthly and is responsible for unit games and the annual John Waken sectional.  There are two clubs in our unit - The San Marino Bridge Club and the Arcadia Bridge Center.

The card fees are $8.00.       Gametime is 12:30 and lunch is available at 12:00.

Our next Unit game is on Sunday, April 7.
If you want to request a N/S or you need a partner, call Miriam Harrington:     626 232-0558

Our Director is Marie Nimmrich.  626 448-3304



   

Sorry, but the Arcadia Bridge Center will not post game results on-line.

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Unit 559 Membership Report
Ranks are updated quarterly after the 7th of the month
Other information is updated monthly
The rank requirments shown
below are for members who
joined the ACBL after the
year 2000.
Unit 559 Active Members
Click the rank below for a list
Master Points     Number    
0-5
No color points needed
 62
5-20
No color points needed
 65
20-50
No color points needed
 95
50+
5+ silver points
 49
100+
15+ silver points and 5+ gold points
 24
200+
25+ silver and 20+ red/gold/platinum
(5 must be gold or platinum)
 19
300+
50+ silver and 50+ red/gold/platinum
(25 must be gold or platinum)
  2
500+
75+ silver and 100+ red/gold/platinum
(50 must be gold or platinum)
 19
750+
Life Master with at least 750 points
 34
1000+
Life Master with at least 1000 points
(200+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
 22
1500+
Life Master with at least 1500 points
(300+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
 23
2500+
Life Master with at least 2500 points
(500+ must be silver/red/gold/platinum)
 16
3500+
Life Master with at least 3500 points
700+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(350+ must be gold or platinum)
 9
5000+
Life Master with at least 5000 points
1000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(500+ must be gold or platinum)
  12
7500+
Life Master with at least 5000 points
1500+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(750+ must be gold or platinum)
  1
10,000+
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
  2
10,000+
Life Master with at least 10,000 points
2000+ silver/red/gold/platinum
(1000+ must be gold or platinum)
Must have a victory in an eligble event
  1
New Members
Sihui Dai Pasadena
Showzhen Gu Pasadena
Michael Hollis South Pasadena
Nina Huang Pasadena
Ethan Li Pasadena
Transferred In
Donald Garner South Pasadena
Margie Lee South Pasadena
Transferred Out
S P Duffield Las Vegas
Robert Lennox Vergennes, VT
Advanced in Rank - 3 New Rank   
Sophia Chang NABC Master
Angela Peters NABC Master
Hanna Zhuang Advanced NABC Master
March Total Membership  459

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