By Peter Rhead
Do you remember that a Cuebid is the bid of a suit in which you do not intend to play? It has a special meaning between you and your partner. The Cuebid is a way to make use of the opponent’s suit for your benefit. At the same time you interfere with the opponent’s bidding. Since the Cuebid has a special meaning, it must be explained to the opponents if they ask the meaning at their turn to bid.
Today we are talking about the Cuebid Raise. Your partner opens any suit other than No-Trump, let’s say One Heart. The opponents bid any suit over his One Heart, let’s say Two Diamonds. You bid Three Diamonds, a Cuebid Raise. It tells partner that you have four-card support for his Hearts and 10-12 points in your hand. You have shown good support. Your Cuebid is asking partner if he has anything extra for a possible game bid. Partner will bid either Three Hearts or Four Hearts.
The Cuebid is a way not only to show partner good support but also to make life more difficult for the opponents. They cannot now bid Three Diamonds. You are forcing them to guess to bid an unhealthy Four Diamonds if they want to compete without enough strength for a game!
For more information, read “Cuebid Raises” in Barbara Seagram’s “25 Bridge Conventions You Should Know” P. 95
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SOCIAL BRIDGE GAME IN HUNTSVILLE
AT THE SUMMIT CENTRE FOR ACTIVE LIVING, THURSDAYS 7PM
In the multi-purpose room 2nd floor (elevator) (back entrance of Summit Centre)
Just come – with or without a partner. Please arrive 10 minutes before game time. For information, contact Donna or Peter Tikuisis at 647 471 1774 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This game will be played following Chicago Rules (allowing both fast and slow games). You will keep your same partner for the entire evening. Cost is $1.50 per person. Parking is outside the North Entrance opposite Heritage Village Railway Station.
PORT CARLING SOCIAL BRIDGE CLUB
Games for the Port Carling Social Bridge Club for the Winter are Monday afternoon 1pm at the Port Carling Community Centre, 3 Bailey Street. Please arrive with your partner at least 10 minutes before game time.
For information, contact Andree or Scott 705-764-3827 email@example.com
Note: There was no game Dec 23 and Dec 30 was cancelled due to weather.
Results for Monday, Dec 16, 2019 1. Susan & Ted Daglish 4530 points; 2. Els Vandenberg & Peter Rhead 3540 points; 3. Karen Atkin and Mary Jane Rogers 2410 points
HUNTSVILLE DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB
Games are Tuesday 7pm Trinity United Church 33 Main Street. Please arrive with your partner at least 10 minutes before game time. For partnerships and information call Jan Roberts 705 635-2522 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: There were no games Dec 24 and Dec 31
The following winners are for Tuesday, Dec 17, 2019 with 7 pairs playing a Howell Movement 1. Joanne Garvey and Barb Green; 2. Betty Fagin and Brian Brocklehurst; 3. Vern Foell and Rod Dixon; 4. Helen Pearson and Jim Smith
MUSKOKA DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB (Bracebridge)
Games for the Bracebridge Club are Mondays 7pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Taylor Road. Please arrive with your partner 10 minutes before game time. For information contact Brian at 705-645-5340 email@example.com
Note: There were no games Dec 23 and Dec 30
The following winners are from Monday, Dec 16, 2019 with 8 pairs playing a Howell movement. 1. Betty Fagin and Brian Brocklehurst; 2. Joanne Garvey and Jim Smith; 3. Lyn Walisser and Don Evans; 4. Mary Mitchell and Susan Maddocks
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