February 26, 2016
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WE ARE CLOSED WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK FOR THE ATLANTA SECTIONAL. GOOD LUCK!
For every Friday you purchase an entry for a game in March, you will be given a free play for a subsequent Friday game in March.
Prior to every Friday game (10:15 to 10:45) a free mini class. Next week’s topic: Continuation of Stayman, Smolen, and Puppet Stayman.
CHANGE OF RANK PARTY AND CELEBRATION:
On Wednesday, March 8th we will celebrate all those players who have changed rank during 2016. Each of these players will play free and will be recognized. Also, lunch will be served. Join us for the celebration. This is sponsored by the DBAA, and you are permitted to play free at only ONE change of rank party in the Atlanta area.
DON’T TOUCH! KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF!
If you touch the bid box before you make up your mind as to your bid, you are committing a no no, and are subject to a director call. Consider this: You are playing without a bid box and you say I think I am going to bid, well, maybe, no, but, well I better pass. That is what you are doing if you play with the bid box prior to making your bid. Your partner is getting information! In this case your partner is thinking that, well, he thought about bidding but then passed, so maybe he has a little something light of an opening. This is UNAUTHORIZED INFORMATION. YOU CANNOT DO THIS! Do not touch the bid box until you have made your final decision on the call you want to make.
Each week we will be profiling one of our players. This week we are pleased to profile…..
(written by Gail Zamboni)
Doug is one of our most visible bridge players at Bills Bridge Club of Roswell and we love seeing him at the game and coming to his table for some challenging competition. Better yet if you are lucky enough to partner with him!
Doug was born September 5th, 1955. He studied in the Management School of Georgia Tech BSMSCI in 1978. He then achieved an MBA from Kennesaw in 1988.
Doug married Paula Collins in 1983 and has one son, Cameron, born in 1989. Doug retired last May from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co after a 35 year career.
He began playing duplicate in 1981 and loves the game. He seeks partners that are always in a learning mode. He learns something every session. Doug prefers the 2/1 system but can play Standard American as well.
When asked what he looks for in a bridge partner...he responded ...."I love playing bridge with anyone who wants to learn. I would rather congratulate good play immediately and save detailed analysis after the last deal." Good advice for anyone!
Doug's additional thoughts to our players..."Keep coming and invite your friends. If you think you know someone who would like to learn... please get their name and number so that we may reach out to them and grow our game here."
We are lucky to have Doug Roberts in our bridge club.
BE A GOOD BRIDGE PLAYER:
Remember it’s just a game. Pleasantries are always welcomed. Play with intensity but with grace. When your opponents play a hand extremely well, compliment them. Always say “thank you, partner” when the dummy comes down and never give lessons to the opponents unless they ask for your opinion.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 with a separate 499er game running concurrently with open game on Monday.