Gryphons II Bridge Club
Gryphons II is a weekly duplicate bridge game at the
Knoxville Bridge Center.
It meets every Saturday morning at 11:00 (unless there
is a tournament nearby, in which case you are encouraged to
go to the tournament).
This was the web page for Gryphons II from 2001 until 2004, when
I stopped having time to manage it. However, the old hand writeups
are pretty interesting, so I've kept them below. Enjoy -- Jim.
- Coupon Books: buy 10 games in advance and get your 11th
game free. (Does not include extra charges for special games.)
- Hand Records: will be available after EVERY game for
anyone attending. They will also be available on the web.
- Handicap Scoring: play against the best and get points
added to your score if you are not as experienced (based on ACBL
master point holdings -- see below).
- Mini-Lesson: free 20-minute lesson starting at 10:20 and
you can help pick the topics!
- Lunch/Smoke Break the official policy is to have one
12-minute break for a snack or a smoke. There will be slow play
penalties for repeat offenders subject to the director's discretion.
- Hand Write-ups: Jim Plank and Kevin Wilson will periodically
email hand writeups and bidding challenges. They will also be posted
on this web page.
- Web Presence:
If you want more information about Gryphons, please send email to
Kevin Wilson: firstname.lastname@example.org
maintain a mailing list for Gryphons. We use this to send out
information on the game, and to send out weekly analyses of a hand or
two from the previous saturdays' game. If you would like to be on
the mailing list, please send mail to Kevin or Jim Plank (email@example.com).
I will try to keep this page as up to date as possible, but since
early 2002 I have been too swamped to do so. I'll keep the archival
information posted (writeups), but the schedule and results will
not be kept current. Sorry. That's life.
Information can be found at this link.
Hand Records, Write-ups and Results
You can get results for all the Knoxville and Maryville games at
Knoxville Bridge Center's Web Site,
and for the Oak Ridge games at the
Oak Ridge Bridge Association's,
Unfortunately, I'm too busy to do regular writeups and bookkeeping these days.
However, I'll put all the writeups below for easy access:
- January 5, 2004: Discarding on an
- September 20, 2003: Kevin and Jim disagree on
how to bid a 1-0-4-8 hand.
- June 22, 2002: Discussions on judgement in
bidding over a 15-17 1N.
- June 1, 2002: A few more slam hands
over-analyzed and over-discussed.
- April 6, 2002: To switch or not to switch?
An example hand. Plus, Jim analyzes a slam hand to death.
- March 2, 2002: Jim and Kevin disagree on
bidding a slam.
- January 26, 2002: A competitive sequence
- January 19, 2002: Bidding 6N after a dubious
- January 12, 2002: Defending and declaring a
- September 22, 2001:
A high level decision with a 6-5 hand.
- August 25, 2001:
Decisions in a competitive auction.
- August 11, 2001:
Making a slam when trumps split 4-0 offside..
- August 4, 2001:
Kevin, Jim and others disagree on a 7D hand.
- July 21, 2001:
Analysis of five different hand.
- July 7, 2001:
A double game-swing board.
- May 26, 2001:
Competitive decisions, slam-itis, careful slam play.
- May 19, 2001:
Six bidding sequences for one slam.
- May 12, 2001:
An insane hand, where the average score was 2, and the standard deviation 1027!.
- May 05, 2001:
Another high level competitive decision.
- April 28, 2001:
An opening lead decision, "just bidding and play", and another slam.
- April 14, 2001:
The entire room misses an easy slam.
- April 07, 2001:
Two more slam hands.
- March 24, 2001:
Passing with a 19-count, and a slam decision beaten to death.
- March 17, 2001:
Jim makes bad decisions, and Kevin tells why.
- March 03, 2001:
A game decision and an opening lead.
Gryphon's owners: Pat Jankovic, Jo Anne Newby, Jim Plank, Suzy Plank,
and Kevin Wilson (546-6286 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Advisors: Brad Vander Zanden and Ted McLellan.