Unit 207 Newsletter
October 2005 / November 2005
Larry Davis, Editor  
Larry Davis, Editor

The Unit 207 Newsletter editor is Larry Davis. The board member supervising the unit newsletter is Mary Anne Laier. The newsletter will be available on or about the first day of the months of February, April, June, August, October and December. Please let the editor know about newsworthy items so that they may be included in the newsletter.

Upcoming Unit 207 Events
29 October(Sat)Bridge Center - NAP unit-level finals - two-session open pairs
31 October(Mon)Bridge Center - Halloween Party - Stratified Open Pairs

Upcoming Special Games at Clubs
2 Aug(Tues)NW Center - Club Championship
3 Oct (Mon Night)Bridge Center - Club Championship
5 Oct (Weds Day)Bridge Center. - Club Appreciation Game
6 Oct (Thurs)Bridge Center - Club Championship
7 Oct (Fri)Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
8 Oct (Sat)Bridge Center - Club Championship
9 Oct (Sun)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
11 Oct (Tues)Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
17 Oct (Mon)Senior Center - Club Appreciation Game
18 Oct (Tues)Senior Center - Club Championship
19 Oct (Weds Day)Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
20 Oct (Thurs)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
21 Oct (Fri)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
22 Oct (Sat)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Games (Pairs and Team)
23 Oct (Sun)Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
24 Oct (Mon Night)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
25 Oct (Tues)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
26 Oct (Weds Night)Bridge Center - Club Appreciation Game
29 Oct (Sat)Bridge Center - no club game (NAP unit-level final)
30 Oct (Sun)Bridge Center - Membership Game
2 Nov (Tues)Club Championship
4 Nov (Fri)Bridge Center - International Fund Game
7 Nov (Mon Night)Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game
9 Nov (Weds Day)Bridge Center - Charity Game
11 Nov (Fri)Senior Center - correction, there IS a game (Veteran's Day)
11 Nov (Fri)Bridge Center - Membership Game
12 Nov (Sat Night)Bridge Center - Membership Game
15 Nov (Tues)Bridge Center - Club Championship
16 Nov (Weds Night)Club Championship
18 Nov (Fri)Senior Center - Club Championship
21 Nov (Mon Night)Bridge Center - Membership Game
24 Nov (Thurs)Bridge Center - no game
25 Nov (Fri)Senior Center - no game
29 Nov (Tues)Bridge Center - Junior Fund Game

Future Austin Tournaments
Sept 05 (29th - 2nd) - Clarion Inn (Chairmen: Phyllis Tate and Jim Wueste)
Nov 05 (12th - 13th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional (Chairman: Kevin Perkins)
Jan 06 (5th - 8th) - DoubleTree Hotel (Chairmen: Laura Delfeld and Mark McAllister)
Mar 06 (25th - 26th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional (Chairman: Kevin Perkins)
May 06 (4th - 7th) - Clarion Inn (Chairmen: Linda Anthony and Diana Rogers)
June 06 (17th - 18th) - Bridge Center - NLM Sectional (Chairman: Kevin Perkins)
July 06 (29th - 4th) - DoubleTree Hotel - Regional (Chairmen: Davis/Laier/Schuhmacher)


New Life Masters (300):
Laura Delfeld, Mary Kocurek

New Bronze Life Masters (500):
Jenny Stocker

New Silver Life Masters (1000):
Pat Long

(1500) George Shelley, Genie Kaplan; (750) Pug Mahon; (200) Bob Foster, Dutch Foster; (100) Jim Glathar, Carol Kiehl, Danna Redford

Dallas Regional - Unit 207 members winning 25+ masterpoints were:
Jack Lacy, Tobi Sokolow, Larry Davis, Louis Sachar, Robert Donathan, Jerry Bigler, Ruth Green, David Begin, Gary Powell, Marcia Powell, Jean Townsend and Eddie Bass.

New Club!
The Bridge Center of Austin opened its doors on Sept. 17th. The game schedule is: Tues. through Fri. at 11:30, Sat. and Sun. at 1:30, Mon. and Weds. at 7 p.m. Team game is Sat. at 7 p.m. A Monday morning "beginning/restricted" type game will begin sometime in October. It is expected that most unit-sponsored events (championships, NAP, GNT) will be held at the Bridge Center. NLM Sectionals will also be at the Center.

Suggestions are welcome! There are suggestion forms available, and they may be turned in to a director or put in a suggestion box. All 0-600 players may enter a raffle each time that they play at the Center by filling out a raffle form. Monthly winners will have a "bridge date" with an expert (5000+ masterpoint) player. The address is 5555 N. Lamar, Suite H-126 (behind Half-Price Books). The phone # is 300-BRIDge (2743). NOTE: The Senior Activity Center schedule remains the same (M, F at 12:30 and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.). There are no duplicate bridge games at the Northwest Rec. Center.

Club Appreciation Games
These games are held every October throughout the ACBL. Each weekly game will hold one such game in October. There is no extra charge (tipping is OK), and they award sectionally rated masterpoints (black). See above for schedule.

NAP Games:
The NAP unit-level final (for those qualifying at the club-level) will be October 29th (Sat) at the Bridge Center. It will be two sessions. For those qualifying at the unit-level (about 50% of each strat), the District 16 NAP final will be at the San Antonio sectional, Jan 13 - 16 (Fri - Mon). District-level winners (3 or 4 in each strat) advance to the 2006 Spring Nationals (Dallas, TX).

Bridge Lessons:
Beginning and advanced bridge lessons will be offered at the Bridge Center. Beginning lessons (two sets): 8-weeks on Thursdays from 7 - 9 pm starting Oct. 6th taught by Scott Humphrey at a cost of $72 (includes a book) AND 8-weeks on Wednesdays from 9 - 11 am starting Oct. 19th taught by Rosemary Kelley at a cost of $80 (includes a book). Advanced: 5-weeks on Thursdays from 9 - 11 am starting Oct. 20th on defense taught by Rosemary Kelley at a cost of $75. Call R. Kelley at 837-6586 for more information.

199er Reception:
At the Austin Sectional (Sept. 29 - Oct. 2) at the Clarion Inn, there will be a Wine and Cheese Reception in Suite 2 immediately after the afternoon session on Saturday. Rosemary Kelley will be available to answer questions about the hands just played. The reception will last about one hour.

Dummy Errors:
Suppose that the declarer calls for a card from the dummy, but the dummy actually plays a different card. The defenders (as well as the declarer) are responsible for noticing this. The defenders should verbally call attention to such an error. They cannot simply accept the incorrectly played card (as they could if the declarer had led from the wrong hand). If no one notices immediately and the error later comes to light, the director should be called. The director will attempt to restore equity. The defenders are not automatically considered to be damaged and are not automatically entitled to a favorable result.

Dummy MUST refrain from playing a card from the dummy UNTIL the declarer calls for a card (even if dummy has a singleton in the suit led). Do not anticipate what the declarer is going to do (such as trumping when the dummy is void in the suit led). The director can be called, and, if he believes that the dummy was suggesting a line of play, penalties can be assessed.

Gladys Barton, Life Master
Marilyn Jackson to Seattle