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2020

  • July 10, 2020
    ·The Gerber Convention: Rob Hanley provided the hands in Gerber AND the idea for the article
    ·Which of the Follwing Bids is Wrong?
    Hands and bids by Larry Cohen. Commentary by Barbara
    ·Bidding Puzzlement
  • July 3, 2020
    ·Which of the Following Bids is Wrong? Hands & Bids by Larry Cohen. Commentary by Barbara
    ·Equal Honour Signal
    ·Rules by Student: Linda Orest
  • June 26, 2020
    ·Planning the Play in No Trumps
    ·Barbara's Tip of the Week
  • June 19, 2020
    ·Test Your Opening Leads from 25 Ways to Be a Better Defender by Barbara Seagram & David Bird
  • June 12, 2020
    ·2H As a Super Negative or a Bust Hand??
    ·Discarding
  • May 2020 (4)
    ·Quacks. Evaluate Your Hand
    ·If I Don't Make the Contract, i Shouldn't Have Bid It By Larry Cohen
    ·What to Do When the Opponents Get Into Your Auction
    ·Checkback Stayman By Barbara Seagram
  • May 2020 (3)
    ·To Hold Up or Not to Hold Up?
    ·How would You Bid This Hand?
    ·Plan the Play
  • May 2020 (2)
    ·Barbara's Rule of Eight
    ·The 4-4 Fit or The 503 Fit... Does it Matter?
  • May 2020
    ·Test Your Play - Hand by Eddie Kantar & Commentary by Barbara
    ·Misconception by Larry Cohen
    ·Tips by Eddie Kantar
  • April 2020
    ·Test Your Defence
    ·Checkback Stayman
    ·Rule of Eleven
    ·Plan the Play by Eddie Kantar
  • February - March 2020
    ·Bridge Tips by Barbara & Alex
    ·The Forcing Defence
    ·Defence Quiz
    ·Taking Charge by Eddie Kantar
  • January 2020
    ·Avoiding Slow Play by Martin Hunter ACBL Tournament Director
    ·Count Carefully to Come Home by Phillip Alder
    ·Is It Forcing? Are Parner and I on the Same Page? by Josée Hammill
    ·Fourth Round Losers
2019

  • December 2019
    ·Overtricks Matter
    ·Hand Analysis
    ·The Meaning of This Rebid May Surprise You!
    ·Know Your System
  • November 2019
    ·Overtricks Matter
    ·Hand Analysis
    ·The Meaning of This Rebid May Surprise You!: By Barbara Seagram
    ·Know Your System
    ·"Alert" from Grand River Bridge Club, Kitchener
    ·Try a Squeeze
    ·4-4 Fits Versus 5-3 Fits
    ·Rule of Seven: By Larry Cohen
    ·Leading Partners Suit
    ·Openers Rebid Quiz: By Kevin Wilson
  • October 2019
    ·Test Your No Trump Play by Larry Cohen
    ·More From Larry Cohen on No Trump Play
    ·Takeout Doubles for Beginners by Fred Gitelman
    (World Champion and Founder of BBO www.bridgebase.com) Excerpted from BIL magazine (Beginner Intermediate Lounge on BBO)
    ·Creating an Illusion by Robert Griffiths
  • Fall 2019
    · Diabolical
    ·Bidding Quiz
    ·Doctor Up Your Declarer Play
  • Summer 2019
    · Would You Bid This Grand Slam? Would You Then Make This Grand Slam?
    ·Planning the Defence
    ·Legal Peeking at Opponents' Cards
  • Spring 2019
    · Learn with Larry
    · Requirements to Overcall
    · Thinking Bridge by Eddie Kantar
  • March 2019
    · Play and Learn - Rule of 20 or 22 by Pat Harrington
    · THE essential bridge skill: Counting the hand by Karen Walker
    · Getting Motivated, Getting Started, Collecting and Analyzing the Clues
    · Don't Multi-task
    · Bid This Hand with Me
    · You Hold This Hand
  • February 2019
    · Dummy Reversal by Larry Cohen
    · Playing the Odds by Karen Walker
    · Help with Percentages & Placing the Opponents Honour Cards
       by Eddie Kantar
    · Bidding Issues
2018

  • Winter 2018 Articles
    · How Much Do You Like Your Hand?
    · Take More Tricks
    · More Conventions, More Practice : Excerpt on Inverted Minors
    · Bidding Quiz
    · Discarding
  • Fall 2018 Articles
    · Etiquette & Protocol & the Bridge Table
    · How Should These Hands Be Bid
    · Suit Preference Signal Against No Trump
    · Rebids By the Opener with Four Card Support
    · Responsive Doubles
  • September Articles
    · Using the Bidding as a Guide to Play and Defense by Eddie Kantar
    · MORE CONVENTIONS, MORE PRACTICE
       by Barbara Seagram & David Bird
       An Excerpt on Support Doubles
    · Murphy's Laws of Bridge by Joe Blatnick
  • August 2018 Articles
    · How Should These Hands Be Bid?
    · Suit Preference Signal Against Notrump
    · Responsive Doubles
  • Summer 2018 Articles
    · Responding To A Weak Two Bid By Partner
    · Preventing A Ruff
    · Slow Down, You Play Too Fast!
  • June 2018 Articles
    · Bridge Hand by Marti Ronemus
    · Quiz: Hands by Ron Klinger / Answers by Barbara
    · The Magic of Four-Card Support for Partner's Suit
  • April 2018 Articles
    · Support Doubles
    · Discarding by Ron Klinger
    · Thinking at Bridge by Eddie Kantar
  • Winter 2018 Articles
    · Michaels Cue Bid & the Unusual NoTrump
    · Hand by Eddie Kantar
    · Bridge Challenge
    · Taking Preference
    · Defensive Strategy
  2017

  • November 2017 Articles
    · When Not to Use Stayman
    · Rebids By the Responder by Max Hardy
    · Signalling by Eddie Kantar - Modern Bridge Defense
    · The Ruffing Finesse
    · Rules Guaranteed to Make YOU a Better Player by Randy Baron
  • September 2017 Articles
    · Never Say Die
    · Rule of 40
    · Bid These Hands
    · Jacoby 2NT: Forcing Raise in a Major
  • May 2017 Articles
    · Food For Thought For All Bridge Players
    · Loser on Loser - by Eddie Kantar
    · Bidding Traps - Will You Fall In? - by Eddie Kantar
    · 21 Rules of Being a Good Partner - by Marty Bergen
  • April 2017 Articles
    · Redoubles & Jordan 2NT Convention
    · Jordan Two No Trump
    · The Law of Total Tricks or How to Know How High to Go
    · To Pull or Not to Pull
  • February 2017 Articles
    · Thinking at Trick One
    · If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
    · Cover an Honour with an Honour or Not?
  • Winter-2 2017 Articles
    · The Balancing Act
    · Checkback Stayman with an Added Twist
    · Bridge Glossary of Terms
    · Bid This Hand
  • Winter 2017 Articles
    · Avoiding the Finess
    · Planning the Play
    · Hand Evaluation
    · Declarer Play in No Trump
2016

  • Fall 2016 Newsletter
    · Do Not Preemppt in Pass Out Seat
    · Disclosure by Brent Manley
    · Is Your King Pulling Its Weight
  • Summer 2016 Newsletter #2
  • Summer 2016 Newsletter #1
  • Summer 2016 Articles
    · The Language of Bidding
    · Squeezing the Defenders
    · What to Do When You Have 5-4 in the Majors & Partner Opens 1NT
    · How to Compete Against Preempts
    · Mini Quiz
    · Transfers or Stayman? Which to Use?
    · To Cover or Not to Cover?
    · Carding Discards - Signals Leads
    · Test Your Play
    · Improve Your Bridge with Eddie Kantar
  • Spring 2016
    · Count 123 Signals
    · Common Errors to Avoid in Bidding & Play
    · The Difference Between Opener's Reverse and a Jumpshift
    · The Kingdom of Bridge
    · Words of Wisdom From Mike Lawrence
  • Winter 2016
    · Responding to a 2 Club Opener by Partner
    · Responsive Doubles
    · Etiquette
    · Defensive Strategy
    · Stayman or Transfer and Then What?
    · Defence Against No Trump
    · Alex's Tips
2015

  • Fall 2015
    · Shortening Declarer's Trumps?
    · Opening Light in Third or Fourth Seat & the Drury Convention
    · The Cross Ruff
  • Summer #2 2015
    · When Good Hands Go Bad
    · Insufficient Bid... Now What?
    · Opening Light in Third or Fourth Seat & the Drury Convention
  • Summer 2015
    · Plan the Play
    · Ah, Sweet Mystery of Bridge
    · Lead Face-Down
    · Surround Play
  • Spring 2015
    · Don't Multi-Task!!
    · To Overcall or Double
    · Thinking Bridge by Eddie Kantar
  • Winter 2015
    · The Lightner Double by Eddie Kantar
    · Bridge Etiquette www.bridgeguys.com
    · Third Hand High
    · Play These Notrump Contracts by Jeff Hand
    · To Cover or Not To Cover
    · Fitting Honors by Kevin Wilson
2014

  • Fall 2014
    · Squeezing the Defenders
    · Defence... The Toughest Part of the Game
    · A Wrinkle for Key Card Blackwood
    · Puppet Stayman
    · Facts of Bridge Life by Eddie Kantar
  • Summer 2014
    · The Count Signal
    · Bonny Norris
    · Cambodia Project - Family Health Clinic
    · The Limit Raise: When Should Opener go on to Game (or Higher)
    · Hand by Eddie Kantar
  • Spring 2014
    · Fall Bridge at the Briars
    · Cambodia Project - Family Health Clinic
    · Puppet Stayman
    · How Do I Locate a 4-4 Fit?
    · Bidding Quiz
    · Directors Column
    · How Should You Bid This Hand?
    · The Lighter Slam Double
    · Eddie Kantar's Pearls of Wisdom
2013

  • Fall 2013 Calgary Version
    · Ways To Be Kind To Your Partner
    · Second Hand Play by Brent Manley
    · Trivia Quiz
    · Inferences At Bridge by Eddie Kantar
    · Playing the Play of the Hand
    · Just So You Know
    · Overhead At the Bridge Table
    · Annonymous Quotes
    · Pre-Game Announcemnt by Karl Hicks
    · Card Sense
    · Cambodia and Laos Projects
  • January - March 2013
    · Tips For Less Experienced Players by Andrew Robson
    · Meet Andrew Robson by Philip Alder
    · Tips For Intermediats by Andrew Robson
    · Opening Leads VS Suit Contracts by Eddie Kantar
    · Bridge and Your Brain
    · Common Errors and How To Avoid Them by Mary Smith
    · Bridge Tips For Play of the Hand in a Notrump Contract by Eddie Kantar
    · Cambodia and Laos Projects
2012

  • Fall 2012
    · Fundraising Updates
    · Sign on Bridge Club Bulletin Board in Gravenhurst
    · Annual Holiday Party
    · Bridge Detective - Who's Got the Queen
    · Meet Linda Tyndall
    · How Successful People Start Their Mornings by Laura Vanderkam
  • August 2012
    · How To Get Better At Bridge by Larry Cohen
    · Ways To Improve Your Bridge Game by Marilyn Hemenway
    · Touring Newfoundland
    · Trump Leads by Karen Walker
    · Cambodia and Laos Projects
    · Quotes from Famous Players
    · Murphy's Other Laws
    · Join ACBL
  • Spring 2012
    · Journeys of the World
    · Mark Liberman
    · Bridge Is A Language
    · A Misfit? Quit!
    · Diane Webb
    · Kinds of Bridge Players
    · A Fit? It's A Hit!
    · Congratulations To The Ace of Club Winners in Unit 166 ACBL