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District 7 2017 Goodwill Celebration By Sarah Freant
On June 9, 2017, In Greenville, South Carolina, I was part of the District 7 Goodwill Class of 2017 as the honoree from Unit 114. I want to share this wonderful experience. First, there was a reception featuring classical piano by Eric Rodwell. The meal following was delicious. I had a pork chop that was bone in like a lambchop prepared in what I would say was Northern Italian style.
The induction, of course, was very special to me. It is amazing when you hear the many wonderful things bridge players do for the game and their communities.
In addition to the District 7 Leadership and Ambassadors, special guest Mr. Robert Heller, Director of District 7 and the President of ACBL, and Mr. Robert Hartman, CEO of ACBL, were part of the program.
Then came the real bonus! The entertainment was produced and directed by our own Emory Whitaker.The program was Mixed Pairs(Post Mortem) featuring District 7 Goodwill Singers. The skits were hilarious…

July Social

July 4th Novice Game changed to July 5th  RED, WHITE ANDBLUE SOCIAL WEDNESDAY JULY 5TH GATHERING AT 6PM (SERVING LINE OPENS AT 6:15 PM) BRING YOUR FAVORITE SIDE DISH OR DESSERT TO ACCOMPANY FRIED CHICKEN* (CLUB WILL PROVIDE CHICKEN) PLEASE HELP US PLAN AND ORGANIZE BY SIGNING UP FOR THE FOLLOWING… GIVE US YOUR NAME AND YOUR PARTNERS NAME IF YOU ARE PLAYING IN THE 0-100 MP GAME **OR IF YOU ARE PLAYING IN THE REGULAR GAME 
*THOSE WISHING MAY DONATE MONEY INSTEAD OF FOOD.
**THERE WILL BE NO TUESDAY NIGHT NOVICE GAME ON JULY 4TH. CLUB MANAGER HAS RECEIVED PERMISSION FROM ACBL TO HAVE THEIR GAME ON WEDNESDAY JULY 5TH

Pop Test

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  How would you open the two hands?
♠A96           11 HCP, 3 quick tricks, 7 LTC and 6 hearts
♥T86432
♦3
♣AK5             

 If you said open 1♥, please go back and read Rule of 20/22 to understand why you have to pass. The hand does not have any quick tricks in the heart suit. The hand is from board 3 The Common Game with an analysis by a professional.


♠73            16 HCP, 3 ½ quick Tricks, 7 LTC, 5 hearts
♥AKJ96
♦A54
♣KJT

If you said 1♥, congratulations. Most expert bridge teachers would not recommend opening 1NT with an ugly doubleton in the other major.This hand is board 19 from the same Common Game as the one above.

Losing Trick Count (Part 2)

Opening Weak Twos
Many players in MDBC do not understand why they made game or a slam after they or their partner opened a weak-two.  The example below came from a reccent MDBC Common Game:
West East  Table 3 bid
♠QT52     ♠AK963        West       North      East         South  
♥AQ9742♥5                               Pass ♦832      ♦KQJ97        2♥        Pass       2 NTPass ♣-        ♣AQ          3 NT       All pass             Made 3 NT+1 and and 0 %
 The answer is simple, the opener was too strong to open a weak two and a lot of games and slams have been missed because of this problem.  Bid the correct way:

Special Games

Get Ready For June Jubilee
Worldwide Bridge Contest  Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 $10 fee
The Longest Day Charity Club Game June 21st
Unit 114 Athens, GA Sectional Tournament June 23-25. 2017 Tournament Flyer
District 7 STaC Tournaments (Silver Points) June 25-July 2, 2017

MaconDBC
June 26, Monday; June 27 Tuesday; June 28, Wednesday; June 30, Friday; July 1, Saturday Robins Duplicate Bridge Club June 28, Wednesday at 1:00

McRaeDBC
June 29, Thursday at 1:00