M C & G Bridge Studio 27-Apr-2014
Tip of the Week:
playing from the THIRD hand to partner’s opening lead – be sure to play only
as high as you have to – holding the Ace & King - play the King.
BUT before blinding cashing the Ace, see if there is something you can lead to
partner to set up tricks for YOUR side – your Ace will be a second entry!!
Watch the cards and count the hand!!
is the Helen Shield’s Rookie/Master Game. Anyone that has asked to have
a partner is all matched up and ready to go, we have at least 16 tables.
Steve Anderson is in charge and it will be a great game -- Have
Fun!! If you have decided you would like to play, call the Studio as soon
as possible, we cannot guarantee a partner, but we will try our best to find you
STaC is a Special Fundraiser for District 1 as they will be hosting the NABC-
Summer Nationals (Montreal 2020) they have a lot of money to raise and this is a
STaC begins on Tuesday April 29th and all games thru to SUNDAY May 4th
are SILVER point games.
is an OPEN TEAM GAME on Saturday, full SILVER masterpoints awarded – and most
of the ‘big’ boys will be in PEI for the Summerside Sectional.
Sign up sheet at the Studio.
May 4th – DOUBLE event day. An OPEN pairs game (the ‘big
boys’ are still away) – Silver points in this quiet enjoyable day of bridge
– coffee, tea, and snacks.
May 4th – Walk for Memories – the Nova Scotia Alzheimer
Association fundraiser. The Bridge Studio has a wonderful “A”
team out there. We will be meeting for lunch and then off to walk
the downtown area to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. If
you have not pledged a walker yet, see Skipper Nancy or leave an envelope in the
jar at the Studio. This is such a great day for Bridge Players &
Students to just get together, enjoy each other, and do something for our
For the Students of the game:
like sitting in on class? Just pick up a little more bridge
information – feel free, drop-ins invited to any of the ongoing classes.
Beginners – Monday 7:00
-- talking No Trump bidding and play
Competitive Bidding –
Monday 9:30 & Wednesday 6:30 – Effective Overcalling
– Wednesday 1:00 – Bidding, Play & Defense – Stayman and Transfers
Judgment on Opening the
Bidding – Tuesday 9:30 -- what to do sitting in 3rd or 4th
– you can take tons of lessons – but you must “Get in the Game!”
come and play in a very relaxed game Monday at 7:00. We play until
9:15, the time clock is not on and there are NO masterpoints awards – Just
Play! Liz has a ‘pearl’ at 6:45. Or join Nancy in the
back, while the others play duplicate, you can play in the Learning Game with
Nancy – 7:00 on Thursdays.
Message from our "Skipper”:
The Bridge Studio Aces Rock!
Bridge Studio Aces and our generous bridge community have now raised over $3,000
in support of the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Thank you all. Only one week
to go until the walk on Sunday May 4, 1:30 at the Cunard Centre. All are
you like to make a donation on line? http://my.e2rm.com/TeamPage.aspx?teamID=495267&langPref=en-CA
you like to make a donation at the club? Drop it in the donations jar. In order
to get a tax receipt for cash donations, please fill out the pledge sheet beside
and good memories to all.
& Cheese & Bridge
Thursday, I will be holding a very casual game where you can eat, drink
and chatter. This, my last fundraising game for Walk for Memories
is suitable for all players. Questions? Call Nancy Fraser 455-7719
eating starts at 6:30 PM
$20 (for which you will receive a tax receipt)
I am still of course, more than happy to accept online donations. http://my.e2rm.com/PersonalPage.aspx?registrationID=2251262&langPref=en-CA&Referrer=http%3a%2f%2fwalkformemoriesatlantic.ca%2fnova-scotia%2f
you at the Bridge table
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
S – A 9 8 5 4
H – 5
D – K 5 4
C – J 4 3 2
East South(you) West
is your call? Why?
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
with numbers – some fun facts about the odds:
Picking up a hand with no card higher than a nine – b) 1 in 1,1827
hands. You’ll get a few of these!
No player holding a singleton or a void on a given deal? a) 1
in 4 hands. Someone has a singleton or a void on a deal 80% of the time.
Everyone being dealt thirteen cards in the same suit?
d) 1 in 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301,559,989. Don’t bet on this happening.
Being dealt the same hand twice? c) 1 in 635,013,559,600. By
the time it happens, you’ll have forgotten the earlier hand.
you at the tables,
Kathie is in Calagary meeting with the Canadian Bridge Federation J
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,