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Tony Rolfe
Tony Rolfe
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Member Since
July 17, 2018
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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.
ACBL Ranking
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Simple Transfers over 1 Club opening
I don't know how this would fit into a SNT environment since your 1 might be weak without 4 clubs, but our treatment for the 1NT and 2 bids are: 1NT - an inverted minor raise of clubs, 12+ HCP, 4+ and no 4CM. 2, 2 ...
Game Tries after Potential Three Card Raise of Major Response
Our scheme is a bit different since our 4-card raises are never maximum. Our 2NT asks then 3M is 4 cards and, therefore, minimum 3m is 3 cards and minimum 3OM is 3 card support, maximum, 4 cards here and, therefore, shortage in om. 3NT is 3 cards, maximum, no ...
How to make notes with suit symbols?
I recorded 4 macros and assigned them to ctrl-shift-function keys. Just remember to switch off the red colour before ending the recording. This also works in open office.
Which heart, and why?
I did think about it, but wimped out.
Which heart, and why?
Thanks to all who commented. At the table, Lucy played the 2. She felt that this could not be attitude. However, I read it as attitude - effectively saying that the second round of hearts will stand up. Plying the King from xxx, AKQxx,-, Kxxxx was not a great success ...
Which heart, and why?
Point taken, Andy. Will do in future.
Which heart, and why?
West is dummy, East opened 1
Transfers over weak twos
I'm sorry, I don't understand. My preemptive raise is 4. What looks like a preemptive raise (3) is actually a transfer to hearts
Transfers over weak twos
If a direct raise is natural, how do you handle responder having a Major after a 2 opening? You really want to be able to stop in 2M, to invite in your suit or to GF in your suit and I can't see how to fit all 3 ...
Transfers over weak twos
Yes, that sounds good.
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