Convention Cards ♥ Open Game Review ♠ Gold Points

From: "Asheville Bridge Clubs eNews" <postmaster@PROTECTED>
Subject: Convention Cards ♥ Open Game Review ♠ Gold Points
Date: August 16th 2020

Asheville Bridge Room. Grand Slam Duplicate Bridge at the Jewish Community Center JCC


ACBL has requested directors issue an Average Minus (AV-) to pairs that fail to self alert if opponents are damaged, especially if the pair that did not self alert has failed to fill out a convention card and is not playing BBO's default SAYC Card. Despite numerous emails, a good number of players still do not have convention cards onfile with their partners. Part of the issue appears to be filling out the card improperly. Hopefully, the following Zoom Webinar will be able to help mitagate the issue and soon we will be close to 100% convention card compliance!

Tomorrow, Monday, August 17th @ 11:00 Wayne Dow & Mary Lynn Westervelt will be offering a lesson on filling out a convention card. The lesson is more than just ticking boxes... a one hour indepth look at how partners can improve their game through discussing their convention card, partnership agreement, alerts, announcements and more... An exercise all pairs should do from time to time. For more info or to RSVP, visit

If you don't fill out a card, you automatically default to BBO's SAYC Card and you are expected to know and play by BBO's SAYC Card, just what it says, no variations!


It's not your typical post game review! Pull up a chair to the virtual table. Join others from the Wednesday Afternoon Open Game and participate in the chat.

Those that earned top boards will have the opportunity to discuss their bidding and or play/defense followed by questions and answers. Join in to share your thoughts or just to listen see what others have to say.

Starting this Wednesday, August 19th. For more information or to RSVP, visit Seats are limited so RSVP now!


Thursday August 27th through Sunday August 30th earn Gold Points on BBO in a Regionally Rated Virtual Vacation Tournament.

As a result of a Regional taking place, we will have a modified Asheville Clubs schedule. No Asheville Clubs game on Thursday August 27th. Go play in the Regional and bring back the gold points!

Friday August 28th, we will not be holding an Asheville Clubs Game but we have made arrangements for you to play in the Fast Friday (3 boards a round, 18 minute rounds, 21 boards) Boone / Hickory / Morganton / Mountain Country Clubs game! Instructions on how to join that game will be sent out in an email closer to game date, please keep an eye out for that email. Saturday August 29th and Sunday August 30th Asheville Clubs Games will take place as usual. For more information visit the topboard bulletin board and click on special games.

Topics in the next news flyer include Fall schedule changes, valid 1&2 No Trump openings, and follow up up on Gold Points schedule. If you have any questions or other topics you would like to see includes, please let me know.

Jonathan Friedel
(828) 900-1300

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