C & G Bridge Studio 25-May-2014
Tip of the Week:
With our regional tournament just around the corner – I would like to give some tips on how to “look like a pro” even if you are not one.
– Making a Claim. Work the hand out in your head, once it is
fairly clear – think it out again. Lay all your cards flat on the table,
tell the opponents how many tricks you will make and then tell them how!
Do NOT let the opponents interrupt you until you are done. IF
you have any outstanding trumps, be sure to say you are planning on drawing
all the trump. If ANYONE disputes your CLAIM – call the director –
you are not allowed to play it out. It is the director’s job to
adjudicate the claim.
an opponent makes a claim and you think you might get a trick, call
the director and let him look – do NOT ask to have the cards played out.
perchance your claim is faulty - you will not be the first. Accept the
director’s decision and go on to the next hand, even the experts have made a
mistake on a claim J
Kudos this week to Peter Ineson, Bill Halliday, Bill Cruden and Terry Shaw for
another successful “Just for the Guys” bridge game. All reports have
been extremely positive. I guess Derek’s donation did not hurt either.
is happening at the Bridge Studio this week
(27th) at 12:30 (0-500 only) is a Club Championship – Prizes and
(28th) at 7:00 – A Unit Club Championship Game PLUS it is a 2
for 1 Wednesday
CC - BONUS Masterpoints.
Play Bridge – Monday at 7:00 (Liz’s pearl at 6:45) – Just $5.00, no
masterpoints, no clock, just a fun game – (you can ask questions and get
some help too!)
Mark your Calendar
Wide Pairs – Yes that is WORLD WIDE. Two separate games - Friday
June 6th 7:00 and Saturday June 7th 12:30 Watch your
scores as you play and receive a Special Analysis book written by Canadian
expert Eric Kokish .
For the Students of the Game
are wrapping up – please contact the instructor of each course to see if they
have a final week play session and you can drop in for a brush-up.
This week’s Bridge Quiz:
East South(YOU) West
hand is the following:
S – A K 9 3
H – Q 10 5
D – A Q J 5
C – 7 3
the above auction, where you doubled the opening bid, and partner freely bid
hearts – what is your bid when East had rebid their club suit.
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
S – 5 4
H – A K 4
D – A Q 8 7
C – 10 8 7 6
is your next call?
Raise partner hearts – Bid
Yes, you have only 3-card support, but a bid of 1NT or 2C is a poor description
of this hand. Of all the bids, raising
hearts is the best alternative.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,