President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 email@example.com
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧firstname.lastname@example.org
The Director team comprises:
The Scoring Team comprises:
Carol Wildig (Team Leader)
In 2018, Claygate will start rolling out the wireless scoring system called BridgePal, which runs on smartphones and tablets. The implementation team today consists of Gavin Wilson and Carol Wildig, but more volunteers will be very welcome. We will provide as much help and training as each North needs to enter the scores into the handset.
Further information about BridgePal can be found here.
Bolted on to our one-level opening system (which is Acol), we use a variant of Lucas Twos. It is compliant with the EBU's Level Two (for novice events) but is not well-known. We have found it crops up roughly twice an evening in a session of 24 boards.
2♠ is our strong, artificial bid, which promises either 23+ points balanced or a hand of 4 losers or fewer. It says nothing about our spade holding. 2NT is our relay response, whatever responder holds.
2♣ , 2♦ and 2♥ are all weak, natural openings, promising 4+ cards in the suit bid and 5-9 HCP and either a second suit or 6 cards in the suit opened. If opener has a two-suited hand, his second suit may be longer or shorter than the suit opened, but he will have 9+ cards in the two suits.
We call these two-level openings 'antispades' because you cannot immediately show a normal Weak Two in spades.
One possible defence to the three weak opening bids is as follows:
Gavin and Kay 8-SEP-17