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If you are a regular player and cannot play the following Friday, PLEASE call or e-mail Mario Sá Couto or Bob Sussman no later than the prior Thursday, advising accordingly.

  

  

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Introduction

Hello Fellow Bridge Players !

The Y's Men play Bridge once a week on Fridays, all year round. 

The Friday game is really for experienced players interested in competitiveness. By voted decision at the end of 2015, we normally play Duplicate. Chicago will be the fall back, in case the proper number of players or the absence of a director will turn a Duplicate session not possible. The venue is the Westport Center for Senior Activities from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Mário Sá Couto (203-227-4077 or 203-722-1495) is the Director and Bob Sussman (203-226-1681) the Assistant Director.

If you are a beginner or a player that has not been active for some time (may be since college...), we encourage you to try to form a foursome and try to play some Rubber Bridge before you join the Friday Bridge sessions. If you encounter difficulties in doing it, contact Mário Sá Couto or Bob Sussman who will try to help. You can either play at the Westport Center for Senior Activities or play at the residence of one of the partners that would like to host the group.

Typically there are three playing seasons for Friday Bridge:

   - the Fall Season (from the first Friday in September to the second or third Friday in December),

   - the Winter/Spring Season (from the first Friday in January to the last Friday in May), and

   - the Summer Season (from the first Friday in June to the last Friday in August).

Players for the Friday game are registered as Regular or Substitute Players. Regular Players are expected to play every Friday or, in case they can't play, to notify the Director or the Assistant Director not later than the prior Thursday evening. Substitute Players will be contacted as needed to fill vacancies.  

 

Roster of Players 

NAME PHONE NUMBER E-MAIL NOTES
First Last HOME CELL    
           
FRIDAY REGULAR PLAYERS  (25)      
Arthur Ashman   203 247 1127 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Paul Bieler 203 226 4058 203 246 1544 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Allen Bomes 203 259 0916 203 216 5377 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Ted Diamond 203 227 7680 203 216 5609 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Neil Druks 203 221 0364 203 858 6498 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
John Fisher 203 544 0300 305 205 1057 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Jim Hamilton 203 255 0159      
Richard Hannes 203 227 5975 860 559 5089 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Garson Heller 203 227 9353 203 803 3789 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Steven Heller 203 299 0403   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Jorgen Jensen 203 227 7672   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Alan Kessler 203 226 5515 203 895 3349 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bob Leng   978 289 0940 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Shelly Lipsett 203 259 2953 203 368 8648 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
John Murdock 203 293 4465 310 850 4215 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bill McGorry 203 226 4866   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out for Winter/Spring
Martin Rosenfeld 203 454 5238      
Mario Sá Couto 203 227 4077 203 722 1495 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Harold Salm 203 226 5026   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Myles Seideman 203 226 0695 203 856 1779 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out January to March
Jerry Serman 203 222 7950   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out for Winter/Spring (10/23 - 05/15)
Bob Sussman 203 226 1681 203 604 7416    
Irving Touval 203 544 8258 973 670 5415 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Harris Usdan 203 246 8698 203 246 8698 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out for Winter/Spring.(1/24 - 3/31)
Mark Valeski 203 227 5337   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
           
FRIDAY SUBSTITUTES        
Herbert Auslander 203 341 9398 203 856 0331 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
David Benjamin 203 222 7602 203 216 2955 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. NA 1st Fr. of Mo.
Paul Bulestein 203 256 8085      
Richard Burman 203 222 1139   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out for Winter/Spring
John Creatura 203 227 0127     Out for Winter/Spring
Victor Fioravante 475 999 8035 941 928 5611    
Ed Fisher 203 222 8152 203 216 3277 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Gil Ghellerman   203 610-4860    
Bob Gilbertson 203 449 4953   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Dick Hagan 203 650 2317   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Out Indefinitely
Mort Mandle 203 227 0614 941 400 1684 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Norman Gross 203 847 9304 203 246 3705    
Paul Miller 203 221 1445   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Gun Moen 203 227 7118   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Bill Murray 203 259 5527   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Mario Ottaviano 203 454 4669 203 644 2714 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Stu Rogan 203 226 0858 914 282 2955 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
John Washburn 203 222 0024   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

2017 Summer Schedule

 

 Fridays - Westport Center for Senior Activities  (12:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

     - June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

     - July 7, 14, 21, 28

     - August 4, 11, 18, 25

 

 

Weekly Scores

 

Match Point Computation Sheet
                                                         
Date: June 2nd, 2017                                                
                                                         
Player   Board # Total Boards Average Pts. %
NR. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Match Pts. Played Per Board Perf. Rank
                                                         
1 Ted Diamond 0 2 3 6 3 0 1 4 0 6 1 0 4 4 2 6 6 2 6 0 6 4 4 0 70 24 2.92 48.2% 10
2 Harold Salm 3 2 3 0 3 4 1 4 6 3 6 3 2 2 6 2 2 6 2 2 6 4 2 6 80 24 3.33 55.1% 2
3 Bob Sussman 3 4 3 4 6 2 0 6 2 0 4 3 4 2 0 4 1 6 6 2 3 0 2 6 73 24 3.04 50.3% 8
4 Alan Kessler 3 4 3 2 6 6 5 2 6 0 1 0 0 6 6 1 5 0 4 6 6 0 0 3 75 24 3.13 51.6% 7
5 Richard Hannes 6 0 3 2 0 0 4 4 0 3 0 3 2 2 2 6 0 4 2 0 6 4 1 6 60 24 2.50 41.3% 15
6 John Murdock 6 4 3 6 0 0 2 2 4 3 2 3 2 4 0 4 2 6 4 4 3 4 5 3 76 24 3.17 52.3% 6
7 Bob Leng 3 6 3 6 3 4 2 2 2 3 1 6 6 0 0 5 5 0 6 2 3 6 1 3 78 24 3.25 53.7% 3
8 Irv Touval 3 0 3 4 0 4 0 6 2 3 5 0 6 2 4 0 6 2 2 0 6 0 6 3 67 24 2.79 46.1% 11
9 Marty Rosenfeld 0 6 3 2 3 6 1 4 6 0 5 0 0 4 4 1 4 0 2 2 3 4 1 6 67 24 2.79 46.1% 11
10 John Fisher 6 4 3 0 3 0 5 2 6 3 0 3 0 4 2 5 5 2 0 4 3 0 1 3 64 24 2.67 44.1% 13
11 Arthur Ashman 3 0 3 6 3 2 1 4 4 6 4 3 2 4 2 5 1 4 0 6 0 6 0 3 72 24 3.00 49.6% 9
12 Jerry Serman 6 0 3 2 0 4 6 0 2 0 5 6 0 6 0 5 1 4 6 0 0 2 5 0 63 24 2.63 43.4% 14
13 Paul Bieler 3 2 3 4 6 6 4 4 4 3 1 6 6 2 4 1 5 2 0 6 0 2 4 0 78 24 3.25 53.7% 3
14 Harris Usdan 0 6 3 0 3 2 6 0 0 6 6 3 4 2 6 1 0 4 4 4 3 6 6 3 78 24 3.25 53.7% 3
15 Garson Heller 3 6 3 4 3 6 5 2 4 6 5 6 4 4 6 2 1 6 4 6 6 4 5 3 104 24 4.33 71.6% 1
16 Mario Sa Couto 0 2 3 0 6 2 5 2 0 3 2 3 6 0 4 0 4 0 0 4 0 6 5 0 57 24 2.38 39.2% 16
                                                         
                                                  1162 384 6.05  
                                                         
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Match Point Computation Sheet
                                                                 
Date: June 16th, 2017                                                 Section A (8 Players)  
                                                                 
Player   Board # Total Boards Average Pts. %
NR. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Match Pts. Played Per Board Perf. Rank
                                                                 
1 Allen Bomes 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 17 28 0.61 30.4% 8
2 Jorgen Jensen 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 33 28 1.18 58.9% 3
3 Harris Usdan 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 29 28 1.04 51.8% 5
4 Ted Diamond 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 35 28 1.25 62.5% 1
5 John Fisher 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 25 28 0.89 44.6% 6
6 John Murdock 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 19 28 0.68 33.9% 7
7 Garson Heller 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 31 28 1.11 55.4% 4
8 Mario Sá Couto 1 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 35 28 1.25 62.5% 1
                                                                 
                                                          224 224 2.00  
                                                                 
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Match Point Computation Sheet
                                                                 
Date: June 16th, 2017                                                 Section B 9 Players  
                                                                 
Player   Board # Total Boards Average Pts. %
NR. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Match Pts. Played Per Board Perf. Rank
                                                                 
1 Jim Hamilton       0 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1   25.00 24 1.04 52.1% 4
2 Steve Heller 0 2 2       2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 1   26.00 24 1.08 54.2% 3
3 Arthur Ashman 2 0 0 0 1 0       2 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1   23.00 24 0.96 47.9% 6
4 Mark Valeski 2 0 0 2 1 2 2 2 0       2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 1 1   29.00 24 1.21 60.4% 2
5 Richard Hannes 2 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 2 2 2       0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1   19.00 24 0.79 39.6% 8
6 Bob Leng 0 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0       0 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 1   23.00 24 0.96 47.9% 6
7 Myles Sideman 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0       2 1 2 1 1 1   15.00 24 0.63 31.3% 9
8 Marty Rosenfeld 0 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0       1 1 1   24.00 24 1.00 50.0% 5
9 Jerry Serman 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2         32.00 24 1.33 66.7% 1
                                                                 
                                                          216.00 216 2.00  
                                                                 
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Match Point Computation Sheet
                                                                 
Date: June 23rd, 2017                                                 Section A 9 Players  
                                                                 
Player   Board # Total Boards Average Pts. %
NR. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Match Pts. Played Per Board Perf. Rank
                                                                 
1 Mario Sa Couto       2 2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 2 0   26.00 24 1.08 54.2% 3
2 Harris Usdan 1 0 2       1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 2   25.00 24 1.04 52.1% 4
3 Jorgen Jensen 1 2 0 2 2 0       0 2 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 2   29.00 24 1.21 60.4% 1
4 Allen Bomes 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0       2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2   15.00 24 0.63 31.3% 9
5 Garson Heller 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 2 2       2 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 2 0   29.00 24 1.21 60.4% 1
6 Ted Diamond 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0       2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   19.00 24 0.79 39.6% 8
7 John Fisher 1 2 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0       0 0 0 2 2 0   23.00 24 0.96 47.9% 7
8 Jerry Serman 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 2 2 2 0       2 2 0   25.00 24 1.04 52.1% 4
9 John Murdock 1 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0         25.00 24 1.04 52.1% 4
                                                                 
                                                          216.00 216 2.00  
                                                                 
                                                            24    
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Match Point Computation Sheet
                                                                 
Date: June 23rd, 2017                                                 Section B 10 Players  
                                                                 
Player   Board # Total Boards Average Pts. %
NR. Name 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Match Pts. Played Per Board Perf. Rank
                                                                 
1 Jim Hamilton 0 2     2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 2 1 0     1 2                 18 16 1.13 56.3% 3
2 Harold Salm 2 0 2 0     2 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 2 2 1                     22 16 1.38 68.8% 1
3 Shelly Lipsett     0 2 0 0     0 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 2                 15 16 0.94 46.9% 6
4 Irv Touval 2 0     2 2 0 0     0 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 1 0                 17 16 1.06 53.1% 4
5 Paul Bieler 0 2 0 2     2 2 2 2     0 0 1 2 0 1 1 2                 19 16 1.19 59.4% 2
6 Neil Druks 2 0 2 0 2 2     0 0 2 2     1 0 0 1 1 0                 15 16 0.94 46.9% 6
7 Alan Kessler 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 2     0 0 2 2     2 1 1 0                 16 16 1.00 50.0% 5
8 Rchard Hannes 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0     0 0 1 2     1 2                 14 16 0.88 43.8% 8
9 Mark Valeski 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0     1 0 0 1                     14 16 0.88 43.8% 8
10 Arthur Ashman     0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0     2 1 1 0                 10 16 0.63 31.3% 10
                                                                 
                                                          160 160 2.00  
                                                                 
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 High Score Records 

Rubber and Chicago Bridge Scoring Duplicate Bridge Scoring
(24 Hands, 7000+ Points)   (70%+)
             
Player Date Points   Player Date %
             
Garson Heller 1/11/2013 7960   Irving Touval 3/31/2017 84.4%
Jorgen Jensen 10/2/2009 7550   Garson Heller 5/22/2015 76.7%
Bill Siegel 5/31/2013 7160   Mario Sá Couto 11/8/2013 74.1%
Arnold Burke 5/22/2009 7140   Allen Bomes 10/2/2015 72.7%
Paul Bieler 9/21/2012 7080   Norman Gross 3/6/2015 72.0%
Shelly Lipsett 5/10/2013 7020   Bill McGorry 7/24/2015 70.5%

 

                                     

Latest News

On September 4th, 2015 following several player suggestions to consistently play Duplicate, the group voted to do so by a very large majority. It was then decided that Duplicate will be the regular form of play, unless lack of the proper number of players or the absence of a director makes it impossible to do it. If the latter happens, Chicago will be the fall back alternative. 

 

 

Chicago Scoring

 

On October 19th 2012, following a proposal by Harris Usdan voted afirmatively by everyone present on October 12th, the Friday Bridge group started to use Chicago scoring instead of Rubber Bridge Scoring. This first experiment was successful and well accepted by the whole group.

There are several versions of this game, also known in the official rules as Four-Deal Bridge. As this name suggests, it is a game for four players which normally is complete in four deals, making it a fun game for social play.

The vulnerability varies from hand to hand in a fixed pattern as follows:

  • Hand 1: Dealer North; neither side vulnerable
  • Hand 2: Dealer East; North-South vulnerable
  • Hand 3: Dealer South; East-West vulnerable
  • Hand 4: Dealer West; both sides vulnerable

Each hand is scored duplicate style (2S making 3 is 140, 4H vulnerable is 620, etc.). There is no accumulation of part scores or games from deal to deal.

A multiple of four hands can be played, repeating the sequence of vulnerabilities as often as necessary. For Friday Y’s Men’s Bridge, hands 5 & 6 vulnerability will be:

  • Hand 5: Dealer North; neither side vulnerable
  • Hand 6: Dealer East; both sides vulnerable

The final score for the six hands is simply the addition of the scores of the six deals played.

Trick Values:

Majors – 30 Points each;     Minors – 20 Points each;     No Trump – 1st 40 Points,  Subsequent – 30 Points

Game Contract: Contract for at least 100 Points

Bonuses:

 

Part Score                                                          50 Points

Making a doubled contract                                 50 Points

Making a redoubled contract                            100 Points

Game

            Non-vulnerable                                     300 Points

            Vulnerable                                            500 Points                               

Small Slam

            Non-vulnerable                                     500 Points

            Vulnerable                                            750 Points       

Grand Slam

            Non-vulnerable                                   1000 Points

            Vulnerable                                          1500 Points  

Overtricks       

            Not doubled                                          trick value

            Doubled            Not Vulnerable            100 Points

                                      Vulnerable                  200 Points

            Redoubled        Not Vulnerable            200 Points

                                      Vulnerable                  400 Points

Penalties:

Undertricks

Not doubled    Not Vulnerable                            50 Points

                        Vulnerable                                100 Points

Doubled          Not vulnerable               100/200/200/300 … Points

                        Vulnerable                     200/300/300/400 … Points

Redoubled       Not vulnerable              200/400/400/600 … Points

                         Vulnerable                           400/600/600 … Points

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawrence  Waterbury 203 226 9364