M C & G Bridge Studio 11-May-2014
Tip of the Week:
partner opens with a WEAK 2 bid, be careful when you respond. Remember
that on average the weak 2 bidder’s hand contains about 8HCP with a pretty
good suit. With a singleton in partner’s suit and NO strong suit of your
own, do not even think of bidding unless you have 16 or more HCP.
of the week
– Alexandra McCormick who has been selected for the Nova Scotia under 14
girl’s Basketball team. We all send our good wishes at the up coming
tournament. Congratulations Alex!!
is happening at the Bridge Studio this week:
Ì Club Championship Games - Friday (16th) 12:30. We have some prizes for the winners plus additional masterpoints.
Fund Game for
0-300 only Wednesday
$11.00 with analysis sheets.
Ì Membership Game Wednesday (14th) 7:00– PLUS 2 for 1. This game offers TRIPLE masterpoints. A very mixed field and open for everyone! Our non-playing certified director will keep the game running smoothly and finish on time. Just $10.00 for two players or $5.00 each.
to all the GUYS out there
May 24th is the 3rd Annual JUST the GUYS Charity Club
weekend chef is trying to get the numbers to make sure there is enough
For the Students of the game:
are well underway, but some students may want to join in for a brush-up class or
be sure to come and play - practice what you have learnt –
Monday 7:00 JUST PLAY BRIDGE – Pearl of Wisdom at 6:45. Your FIRST game
is complimentary J
J Monday 9:30 & Wednesday 6:30 – Competitive Bidding – The Takeout Double
J Monday 7:00 – Bridge Basics – Bidding the Major Suits.
J Wednesday 1:00 – Working with BIG hands
J Tuesday 9:30 – pre-empting in 3rd and 4th seat – why is it different?
Hands and Bidding Slams
May 25th 11:30 – 2:30
by Kathie – Taking a look at how to handle STRONG hands, Bidding Blackwood or
TIPS to help your success at the upcoming Regional Tournament
outs for all attendees. $17.50 brown bag lunch
is not mandatory, but helpful to ensure there are enough materials
This week’s Bridge Quiz:
Hold: S – 4 H – K 5 4
D – A Q 8 7 5
C – A J 8 3
What is your next call?
Solution to Last Week’s 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?
– this is referred to as a “re-opening double” and asks partner to
pick a suit (it is NOT penalty). You have a great hand in support of
anything but hearts. Of course partner may have a 6-card heart suit and
some tricks of her own and may pass for penalty!! But it is YOUR job to
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,