Attracting Youth is Ultimate Puzzle

For card-loving bridge players, attracting youth is the ultimate puzzle. At the North American Bridge championships, thousands showed up to play. But perhaps the hardest puzzle this card game has to solve is how to attract...

Thank you to Patty for service

During the 2017 ABTA Convention in Toronto, Betty Starzec, ABTA President-elect picks up the reins she takes the time to thank Patty Tucker for her service as President of the American Bridge Teachers’...

A Case for Strong Jump Shifts

We played two over one and we missed the grand on this deal after using Jacoby 2NT.  Look forward to your comments.  Thanks in advance. North ♠ 62 ♥ AJ9872 ♦ AK3 ♣ K7 South ♠ AKJ1087 ♥ KQ64 ♦- ♣ A84 Assuming North opened: Playing strong jump shifts (which is what...

Kansas City NABC March 2017

Kevin and I had a great time early in the tournament, finishing 20th in the Lebhar National IMP Pairs, then we won our first round in the Vanderbilt Teams … unfortunately, that was almost it for me.  I got sick. It started with a cold … then the flu and...

Christmas Party for Charity

Patty Tucker’s annual Bridge with Patty holiday party was held December 13, 2016 at the Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Club in Dunwoody.  Over $300.00 was raised to distribute to three local charities; Ahimsa House, Interfaith Childrens Movement and Meals on Wheels....

Heading to Pairs Finals

Kevin and Patty are on their way to Spartanburg, SC to compete in the District 7 North American Pairs finals!  This is the event where Kevin & Patty won their National Championship title in 2000 in Cleveland, OH. “What a great feeling…winning with my...

Fondest memories…

Many of my fondest memories of growing up…are playing games.  My mother’s family came from a game playing family.  I played cards and games every summer with ‘Big Daddy’ and ‘Little Mama’ when I visited.  Eventually my mother’s brothers and sisters families all ended...

Responder Quandaries

West   Pass Pass All pass North   1[heart] 3[heart]   East   Pass Pass South 1[diamond] 3[diamond] 4[heart] The question was ‘What should North bid after South’s jump to 3[diamond]?’ Even though your hearts are poor, you do have five of them. Bidding...