M C & G Bridge Studio 06-Apr-2014
Tip of the week:
this famous quote: “Play like the experts, who play
the contract they’re in, not the contract they wish they were playing!”
Too much time and frustration is wasted at the table when the declarer decides
to criticize his partner’s dummy. It cannot be changed, the auction is
over – GET ON WITH THE WORK AT HAND. Save time and just play!
Spring has sprung (well by date anyway) and there is soooo much on the calendar.
The SPRING edition of Canada Bridge is ready – just go to www.cbf.ca (control & click) and see what is happening with bridge in Canada.
The NS Alzheimer Society
Walk for Memories is just a month away -- Skipper Nancy is once again at the
helm. She has generated lots of support and has set a lofty goal for
us all. Please read her attachment. There are many ways you can
support us - bring a friend for casual Thursday, join our walking team, or just
make a donation. The easiest way to donate is to click here: http://my.e2rm.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=495267&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone
make a donation you can personally sign up on any one of the Bridge Aces pledge
form, leave a donation at the Studio, or go online! It’s that
simple. We are fortunate to have bridge in our lives because exercising
our brains is important to assist us warding off the effects of dementia.
Now for special games this week:
Tuesday 12:30 – ACBL wide Charity Game 0-500 only. Analysis sheets $11.00 per player (donation proceeds to the CBF charity foundation)
Wednesday – 7:00 – Charity Club Championship (2 for the price of 1) game upgraded
(0-750) – A Bridge Studio Charity
Club Championship –
don’t miss the GOLDEN tip at 6:50 – getting ready for the Can-At
is open, but some of us are off to Yarmouth for the Lobster Classic!!
our Brains Healthy – Take some Bridge Lessons:
All classes start this week:
BEGINNERS course. Monday 9:30am & Monday 7:00pm – bring a friend and receive a free play for a Duplicate session. These classes are small this time of year, a great time to introduce someone to the game.
COMPETITIVE BIDDING – Introducing the concepts of competing in a bridge auction. Making the game more challenging by bidding for your side! Monday 9:30 am and Wednesday at 7:00pm.
POPULAR CONVENTIONS -- the final piece to the puzzle of bidding. Learning 4 of the most popular conventions. And of course, honing your declarer and defensive technique – Wednesday 1:00pm
Your Judgment - OPENING
Now that you have been introduced to the basics of bidding it is time to
use some judgment. Bridge is not an exact science and every once in a
while – you will have to rely on Judgment. Tuesday 9:30am
Playing and Keep Sharp
Monday 7:00pm Just Bridge. Very relaxed and you can ask questions too!!
No clock but we do keep some scores – and we have prizes for the winners.
Try to be there for 6:45 and receive your “Pearl of Wisdom” from Liz.
Bridge really is just a game, so come and play!
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
contract is 3NT by South. Plan your play?
S – 9 7 5
H – 10 7
D – A Q 4 2
C – Q J 8 5
S – A Q J 10
H – K J
D – K 9 7 3
C – K 10 4
once in a while you get a hand that looks impossible – but there is ONE line
of play (and lie of the cards) that might work. This is one of those
hands. You need 9 tricks and you know if you lose the lead the opponents
will take 4 heart tricks and the C-Ace to defeat the contract. What is
your line of play?
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
Right Hand Opponent opens the bidding with 1H, and it is your turn to call with
the following hand:
S – Q 4 2
H – Q J 7
D – Q J 6 5 2
C – A 6
do you do??
Answer – PASS!!!
Yes you have 12 HCP and one for length for 13, but you have what is referred to
as SOFT values – only 1 quick trick. Some players will make a risky
opening bid of 1D, but as an overcall you are really not strong enough to
compete. You pass for now and see what happens in the rest of the auction.
Do not be in a hurry to describe this trickless wonder. (Ask Jerry -
Better Bridge Magazine)
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,