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Tony Rolfe
Tony Rolfe
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Member Since
July 17, 2018
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18 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I'm an above average club-level player who started way back in the 1960's playing Acol at school.    Between school and Uni I played a lot of bridge at Cardiff bridge club and later represented Sheffield University in the late 60's.  I started playing Little Major at Uni and had great fun and some success with it as a system.

I stopped playing when my job didn't give me the time to play, but I still kept an interest in the game and developed my brown-sticker multi-two system during that period.

After leaving England, living in Bermuda for 5 years and moving to Sydney, Australia I eventually moved to the Ulladulla area on the NSW South Coast in 1994.  I soon discovered the local bridge club and started playing again after nearly 30 years.   The default system at Mollymook is Standard (5CM SNT) but I didn't enjoy that scheme.  When Little Major became legal in Australia I played that with one partner for a couple of years and then we developed our own system based on 11-14 NT, 5CM, unbalanced diamond and a short forcing club.  Almost all responses to 1-level openings are transfers.

I am now an Australian Silver Life Master, hoping to live long enough to become Gold Life Master.


Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Mollymook bridge club.
Favorite Tournaments
Local congresses (Nowra, Batemans Bay, Mollymook)
Favorite Conventions
Transfers! My favourite system uses transfers over all 1-level openings.
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Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
Thank you both for your advice.
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
Here's another question. You pass when partner is dealer. You hold 6-9 HCP, 4 spades, 2 hearts and 43 minors. Pard now opens 1 and RHO passes. 1 is not comparable, so are you allowed to bid 1NT, denying 4 spades, or 2 promising 3 card ...
Balancing in fourth seat.
If I have 0-1 in their suit I balance. With 3 or more, I pass. With 2 I make a decision based on the rest of the hand. If I have 3+, then either partner is short in their suit and not strong enough to double or overcall or pard ...
Opening pass out of turn when pard is the first to bid
If the offender makes a weak jump shift, particularly in a Major, it does not deny a hand which would have opened with a weak 2. Is a WJS comparable to a pass out of turn?
A thin slam
Bid and made a 20 point grand on X, Ax, xxxxx, Axxxx Axxx, KQx, -, Kxxxxx 2NT - 4NT 5NT - 7 2NT was weak 5+/5+ Minors 4NT was Roman Blackwood 5NT showed two odd Aces.
Here goes....
Tim Seres
Preference on how to treat this hand?
Deleted. Misread the question.
ATB - Just another missed slam
I have a gadget for this. 1 - 3// are transfers showing a 7+ suit headed by at least 2 of the top 3, no 1RC and below GF values. South asks and we end up in 6. Without the gadget, I bid 5 immediately ...
Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
Thank you for taking the time to write this. Much studying will be happening tomorrow.
Transfers after 1NT - 2C - 2D?
There's nothing new under the sun, is there? Do you have any links to their methids?
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