Browsing Archive: May, 2013

What stops you? And makes you spin?

Posted by Nicole Cook on Thursday, May 23, 2013,
Today my world was twice spun upside down in the space of minutes – Number 1: I went to the doctor to get jabs for joining a household with a new born back with my family Down Under. The nurse would not administer the requested jabs until she had determined I was sufficiently vaccinated for travel to Australia – oh my have I been in this country so long I need protection just to go home?! Number 2: As I got into the car post-jabbed, I noticed the temperature gauge on my dash reading 12.5C...
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Double Trouble

Posted by Nicole Cook on Thursday, May 16, 2013,
I have been asked by a Club Manager to check the scoring of a recent club session. A declarer had bid to make 11 tricks and succeeded. Recording the result in her Bridgemate, she was assigned +550 as a doubled game. Her counterpart in another section had scored +570 for successfully bidding for only 9 tricks and making 10. Natural instinct suggested to our first declarer and the Club Manager that bidding higher would score more and both were confused by what appeared to be a scoring inconsist...
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