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Last Train and the Like Conventions named after songs.

#1 User is offline   Winstonm 

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Posted 2005-December-14, 01:56

Last train convention I understand was originally Last Train to Clarksville, named after a song by the Monkees. (Spelling changed with thanks to my editor. :) ) This makes me wonder if there might not be other great conventions awaiting song titles such as:

"Sail On" convention:
Used by overbidder's who ignore partner's stop bids and blindly bid to unmakeable contracts.

"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" convention:
Any convention forgotten in the heat of battle.

Bet this group knows lots of conventions that should have song titles. :P

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Posted 2005-December-14, 05:06

This is tougher than I thought...not exactly what you were after but here's a few songlines containing multiple bridge references
  • Criss-Cross'll make ya Jump Jump
  • I left my in San Fransisco

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Posted 2005-December-14, 05:07

Monkees

that's 2 Es no Y.

reminds me of the joke about gorilla warfare but maybe you had to be there.

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Posted 2005-December-14, 05:59

feel the power of my sword (spade) :)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 06:03

bridge over troubled waters by simon and garfunkel

not an amusing one but it is a start
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Posted 2005-December-14, 06:26

Hit the road jack....

for a bid of 5NT in notrump in Misiry asking opener to bid slam in the suit in which he holds the jack (or extra legnth)....

"to dream the impossible dream"

similiar to the sail on convention mentioned earlier where someone refuses to accept slam is hopelessly on the current bidding and forces to slam.
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Posted 2005-December-14, 06:38

Kleinman has "Yellow Rose". I'll think of others.
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Posted 2005-December-14, 10:30

"Relax, don't do it" when partner invites slam and you don't have the values ;)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 10:56

"Help!" by the Beatles when pard puts you in a complex high level contract you doubt is going to make and the opps would clearly not have made their contract.


"We are the Champions" by Queen, when the opps double your save and it makes!


"Take me Out to the Ball Game" when pard mistakes your high level take out double for a penalty double and leaves it in, opps making.


>"Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" convention:
Any convention forgotten in the heat of battle.
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>Relax, don't do it" when partner invites slam and you don't have the values
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:05

Walking after midnite; P. Cline

When you lose the first round of the midnite zip KO's....
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:06

"Drink! Drink! Everyone drink!" from the Student Prince

After you win the Midnite Zip KO's.... ;) (sometimes before too)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:08

"You made me so, very happy..." by Blood sweat and tears

The song after pard fields your bid or understands your killing defensive maneuver.

The group name after most of my plays..... ;)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:10

"Stayin' Alive" by The BeeGees

What I try to do after the opening lead.....on offense and defense.... ;)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:12

"Double Trouble" by Stevie Ray Vaughn

;)
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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:20

I didn't know that Double Trouble was a song, I thought it was only the name of his band? Either way a very good one.
Please note: I am interested in boring, bog standard, 2/1.

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Posted 2005-December-14, 11:28

To go back to the original subject, is the striped tail ape monkey double also named after the monkees?
Please note: I am interested in boring, bog standard, 2/1.

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Posted 2005-December-14, 12:06

Hannie, on Dec 14 2005, 12:28 PM, said:

To go back to the original subject, is the striped tail ape monkey double also named after the monkees?

John Lowenthal and Samuel Scaffidi named it.

Very rare but then remember even rarer are apes with tails,

apes do not have tails ;).
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Posted 2005-December-14, 12:18

Eric Rodwell is responsible for the naming of (and to the best of my knowledge the development of) Last Train to Clarkesville.

He has a great sense of humor (though I doubt that everyone would appreciate it) and he also happens to be a very talented musician (piano).

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Posted 2005-December-14, 12:20

Jekyll and Hyde (musical), lots of songs:

This is the moment---before bidding 7NT

Dangerous game

Les Mis:

Red and Black

Les Mis also features "A little fall of rain", right after the 7NT gets set by 1.
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Posted 2005-December-14, 12:51

fred, on Dec 14 2005, 01:18 PM, said:

and he also happens to be a very talented musician (piano).

yeah he and ron are amazing, it's fun when they play sometimes at nationals.
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