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Tony Rolfe
Tony Rolfe
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Member Since
July 17, 2018
Last Seen
6 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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“No True Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
David, not that we claim anything like expert status but Lucy & I play stolen bid passes following a 1-suit overcall of our forcing 1 opening! Passing 1 or 1 says that this is the transfer I would have made. 1 is the negative,so passing that ...
DONT vs. Meckwell
As a weak NT pair playing in a largely strong NT area, we have learned never to ask what a double of 1NT means. We automatically go into our "1NT has been doubled" scheme. It is surprising how often one opponent is playing one method and the other a different ...
Strong NT overcall that does not promise a stopper--disclosure obligations?
This is definitely alertable under ABF regulations. Section 3.3.2 (b) says: (b) The call is natural, but its meaning is affected by other agreements, which the opponents are unlikely to expect. Examples: • A natural NT overcall (or response) in the direct position, which does not promise a stopper ...
Another BBO question - scripting
Thanks for the very clear advice
Please bid these hands
Playing our transfers over 1, the bidding would go 1 - 2 2NT - 3 4 - 5 6 Where: 1 is forcing and either natural or a 15-22 NT 2 is a transfer to diamonds, either a WJS (0-5 and 6+) or 12 ...
Another BBO question - scripting
I was about to try that when I saw Geraldo's response. Thanks for the suggestion
Another BBO question - scripting
With Geraldo's fix, it works on chrome for me, too.
Another BBO question - scripting
Geraldo, thank you so much. I was putting the not's in the wrong place. It now works perfectly.
Another BBO question - scripting
Hi, Paul I fixed the parentheses and also fixed the capitalisation, but that didn't work. While I was there I removed the 5332 elements and it did work, so I'm guessing the missing comma you spotted will be the fix. I don't know how many times I ...
Points, Community, Quality
The question was about a typical club. At a typical club, at least where I play, the overall standard is not high. We occasionally get an international quality player visiting. There is one regular who might be up to state rep level. The rest of the time we get a ...
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