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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.
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Is this AI or UI?
"So what information do you imagine that refers to?" I imagine it refers to the circumstances by which the card became a penalty card. Was the card led out of turn, accidentally dropped etc. Was anything said at the time? The lawmakers could easily have said "Once a penalty card ...
Is this AI or UI?
50E3 says that "information derived from the circumstances..." is unauthorized. It doesn't say that the fact that the card was a penalty card is unauthorized.
Is this AI or UI?
I'm a club level director and it may well be my inexperience talking, but I think that the situation is less complex than this thread suggests. I believe, and please correct me if I am wrong, that the laws of the game are AI to everyone. Similarly, any conclusions ...
Auction Whacking
Not sure if this counts, but... Back in my Little Major days we realised that 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 would be a perfectly rational sequence, but we never actually bid it at the table. 1 is the strong bid in the ...
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: Kxx KQJx x AKQxx
That's how I play it. 2 followed by 3 is a 5+/4 slam try, Stayman followed by 3M is game-oriented.
Auction Whacking
Auction Whacking
Many years ago, while at university, my partner and I played a version of Little Major. 1 showed hearts and a 1 response showed a strong raise. I can't remember the exact auction but, after this start we bid a grand slam, introducing hearts as a new ...
Butler vs Cross-IMPs
Thanks, Frances. I suspected they were the same and it is good to have that confirmation. Ian, I'm not a great fan either.
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: K75 Q52 J63 9743
What's the 1NT range? Playing WNT pard reckons to have real diamonds and I would bid 2 NV. Even playing SNT and an unbalanced diamond I would bid 2 NV. No it isnt perfect, but I like getting in their way. Normal SNT I would bid 1NT ...
Magic Bullet 1N
Thanks for responding Paul, but I still don't see a problem. If I open 1 and rebid 2 over 1M, I am guaranteeing longer clubs than diamonds. If responder has equal length in the minors he has no problem. Also, since I play 11-14 NT, my 2 ...
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