M C & G Bridge Studio 4-May-2014
Tip of the Week:
from Eddie Kantar and his ‘bible’ on bridge:
shalt not let the opponents play at the two-level when they have a fit and your
have shortness in their
. . .this
advice will help you get the correct answer to last week’s bridge quiz
Congratulations to all our walkers
Nancy, Rudd, J.L., Dorothy, JoAnn, Kristie, Jim, Rosemary, Brian, Debbie, Doug,
Gundi, me, Chester and Kelsey. Our Bridge Studio Aces
A-Team raised over
to ALL of YOU for your generous donations!! Skipper Nancy
Fraser was named TOP individual fund raiser (over $2,000.00) . . . . and just
announced – Nancy won the “Trip
for Two anywhere WestJet flies!!” How cool is
that. Check out some pictures (attached) of our walkers on the
Lots of KUDOS while I was out west:
Silver point Team Game Saturday – 12 teams came to play - even a team from Truro (and they won), and every level of expertise were present – it was a great day. Congrats to Ethan Macaulay who earned his life masters (Ethan let me know when you are coming to play again so we can all have CAKE!)
Helen Shield’s Rookie/Master Game – Dorothy Riteman & Doris Smith FIRST overall. Larry Mock & Linda Chambers first E/W – 17 tables, one of the best attended games in Canada – wish I was here!! Congratulations to everyone!!
– Ethan Macaulay has been chosen for the Canadian Junior Team and Victor
Lamoureux has been chosen for the Canadian Youth Team to compete at the
World Championships in Turkey this August. WOW!!
What is up this week at the Bridge Studio:
to get a little more back to normal – we have THREE
Charity Club Championship
games this week: Wednesday
the Ranks Team Game
a partner or team mates – email Jill – firstname.lastname@example.org.
will be another 2
for 1 game
– Either one pay card for two or $5.00 each!! Points, food, & well
run bridge – who can beat that combo.
Want to just play some bridge, no time clock, no masterpoints, no
sharks, and a chance to have some “redos”. Join us Mondays 7:00
For the Students of the game:
9:30 am & 7:00 – Bridge Basics will now start to investigate bidding the
Major Suits – opening and responding. Anyone wanting to brush up is
welcome to join Bev.
bidding will be taking on “Doubles” Tuesday at 9:30 and Wednesday at
6:30 – Skipper Nancy is at the helm.
about bidding those BIG hands - Trish has some answers and guidance on
Wednesdays at 1:00 (lesson 5 of Popular Conventions)
and using your judgment - Looking into some stratagies of Pre-emptive
bidding with Jill – Tuesday at 9:30 am.
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
dealer sitting South you hold:
S – A K 10 7 6
H – 8
D – Q J 4 2
C – K Q 8
open the bidding with 1S, and West overcalls 2H, North passes, East passes and
back to you.
is your call?
Solution to Last Week’s 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?
They have at least an eight card fit. Do NOT sell out. A good
partner will realize you were not strong enough to overcall 1S the first time
around. The most likely thing to happen is that the opponents will bid 3H.
Your side will not bid any higher – you have pushed them to a level they
might not make, if they do, you have not lost anything. This is not an
invitation for partner to bid more – 2 is your only level, the opponents will
either let you play there or bid one more. Now
refer to TIP above!!
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,