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Director – Mário Sá Couto
Hello Fellow Y’s Men!
The Y’s Men Bridge Club is the place you want to join if you want to exercise your brain and keep it healthy, if you love to play bridge, one of the more interesting and stimulating card games available, if you wish to develop and improve your playing skills and if you enjoy socializing and competing with some of our Y’s Men co-members without the pressure of official ACBL bridge tournaments.
We are currently a group of fifteen to twenty members that play every Friday from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm at the Westport Center for Senior Activities.
By member voted decision at the end of 2015, we play a Duplicate game unless the number of present players does not allow it, in which case a Chicago version will be adopted.
Depending on the frequency and regularity that each player wants to play, the Roster will show him included in the REGULAR or SUBSTITUTE list.
Regular players are expected to show every Friday for play. In case they cannot play, they are expected to notify the Director or the Assistant Director no later than the prior Thursday pm.
Substitute players will be contacted as needed to fill vacancies as soon as these are determined.
Roster of Players – 2023
NAME PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL
First Last HOME CELL
REGULAR PLAYERS (17)
Arthur Ashman 203 247 1127 firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Bieler 203 226 4058 203 246 1544 email@example.com
Woody Bliss 203-226-4859 203-515-8535 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bruce Borner 203-500-8793 email@example.com
Gil Ghitelman 203 610-4860 firstname.lastname@example.org
Steven Heller 203 299 0403 email@example.com
Bob Leng 203-845-0860 978 289 0940 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesper Mackeprang 203-221-7715 203856-9175 email@example.com
Paul Miller 203 221 1445 firstname.lastname@example.org
Gun Moen 203 227 7118 email@example.com
Mario Sá Couto 203 227 4077 203 722 1495 firstname.lastname@example.org
Harold Salm 203 226 5026 email@example.com
Chris Schwab firstname.lastname@example.org
Harris Usdan 203 246 8698 203 246 8698 email@example.com
Mark Valeski 203 227 5337 firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald Yanell 203 227 0773 email@example.com
Doug Weber 203-952-8542 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roster of Players – 2023 (Cont.)
NAME PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL
First Last HOME CELL
Herbert Auslander 203 341 9398 203 856 0331 email@example.com
David Benjamin 203 222 7602 203 216 2955 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Bett 203-956-5405 203-503-1008 email@example.com
Richard Burman 203 222 1139 firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Coleman 201 221 9763 email@example.com
John Fitzgerald 203-226-1735 203-984-3601 jafitz142gmail.com
Jim Light 203-216-5068 202-494-3048 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jack Mitchell 203-341-6402 JackM@mitchells.com
Jack Klinge 203-341-5113 email@example.com
Jonathan Rosenoer 707-666-0816 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Schufro 646-325-8196 email@example.com
Elliott Warren 203-858-7094 firstname.lastname@example.org
Les Wolf 203-227-0065 203-820-8181 email@example.com
Basic Bridge Bidding System Booklet
The ACBL Standard American Yellow Card (SAYC) Basic Bridge Bidding System was created to be the required system to be used in a Standard Yellow Card event. The object was to provide a simple, modern method that will lead to a good, solid understanding in a partnership when both players have read this booklet.
Because this system was to be used by each player, the game was free of a wide variety of possibly complex systems. There was no necessity to Alert or ask questions since everyone was playing the same method.
When play began on the Internet, players needing a quick way to establish the method to be used in a relatively casual partnership adopted the SAYC. It is also used by players who meet at the partnership desk a few minutes before the game starts.
Players may still exercise bridge judgment, such as opening a four-card major in third seat. SAYC “normally five-card majors” approach can withstand an occasional deviation.
While there are no choices in the present day SAYC, except for an SAYC event in which everyone must play the method as written, a pair could use the SAYC as a base and make one or two modifications. If you do make a modification or two in an open game, you should announce that fact to the opponents — if they think you are playing straight SAYC and they know SAYC, they would not know about your modifications.
Normally open five-card majors in all seats.
Open the higher of long suits of equal length: 5—5 or 6—6
Normally open 1D with 4-4 in the minors.
Normally open 1C with 3-3 in the minors.
Notrump openings show a balanced hand, but may also be made with a singleton Ace, King or Queen.
1 NT = 15—17
2NT = 20-21
3NT = 25-27
Strong conventional 2C opening.
Weak two-bids in diamonds, hearts and spades