C & G Bridge Studio 1-Jun-2014
Tip of the Week:
like a Pro, even if you are not one!! Getting ready for the Can-At
#2 – To become a real player, you have to Play, Play and Play some more! There are lots of opportunities to read and research. You could spend 3 hours researching on the internet but you will LEARN more from PLAYING. If something comes up in a hand that you want more information about - ask your favourite teacher, you learn more from doing.
notice that in a class situation and a problem is presented – you are given
the auction, and then say you are asked “What would you lead?” You look the
hand over, review the auction and try to deduce the lead – so why not do it at
the table, even when given no “lead challenge”. Or what if a problem
was “What would you lead at trick 4?” Now you know there is something to
think about and you look at the information from the dummy and previous tricks,
you look at the cards differently. But what do you actually do at the
table at trick 4?? Most of the time you don’t even think about it.
To learn to do this – play and play often. You will develop a sense of when
something special is required!!
28th WORLD WIDE PAIRS
separate games, play in one or play in both. Friday June 6th
chance to play against the WORLD. There are Special ACBL wide masterpoints
and World Bridge Federation points. Look on Ecats for how you placed in
your club, your country and in the world. Souvenir booklets and hand
analysis by Canadian expert and international coach Eric Kokish.
will be a snack table on Friday night and lunch on Saturday. All of this
for just $12.00 per person per game.
Kudos & Congratulations –
Hazel Harlow & Valerie McClintock—Lucky Score winners --
Wednesday night -- $132.50 EACH!!
Cake on Tuesday -- Celebrating our newest Life Master – Ethan
is happening at the Bridge Studio this week:
FIRST North American Pairs Club Qualifying game will be THIS Wednesday (4th)
evening at 7:00. June has more 2 for 1 games on Wednesday nights.
N.A.P. games are STRATIFIED A = Open; B = 0-2500; C = 0-500 Non-Life Masters.
All masterpoints are Sectionally Rated (Triple club points) and the masterpoints
awards are ½ red / ½ black. District Finals October 25 & November 1st.
National finals in New Orleans March 2015. ACBL & Unit Sponsored.
-- Monday 7:00 (Bridge Wisdom @ 6:45). Game ends by 9:15 pm. Liz is
on hand to help you out, when you are stuck or need a little help (see
above TIP). Redos are allowed. No Clock, No Masterpoints (but
chocolate for the winners). It is always a fun, relaxed and enjoyable
– Sunday June 15th – 12:30. Need a partner? Team mates?
Contact Jill – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up sheet at the Studio.
LONGEST DAY EVENT
– Play bridge and support a cause. Sunrise to Sunset – 9 games.
We have received some lovely donations of prizes and offers of some great food,
if anyone would like to donate a prize or two or bring some goodies for the day,
please let me know ( email@example.com
We have contacted the media and hope to have enough players for a LIVE game at 6:30 am. If you are up to this challenge – sign up at the Bridge Studio. We need at least 12 people to make it a GO – the latest count is seven. I said I would be there if there are at least 11 others. If you are not up for the EARLY morning game – the second game begins at 8:00. See the web page for the full schedule. All games $5.00 /pp with $4.00 going directly to the Alzheimer Society.
For the Students of
Card Conference – round table discussion about the Canadian Atlantic Regional
at the end of this month. Conventions you should know about (but not
necessarily play), your convention card, table etiquette, the director’s job,
what games to play for the best chance for gold and more!! Saturday June
28th. Beginning at 12:30 through to 3:00. Come anytime
and join in. Bring your questions. Fee by donation.
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 2H. What is your call holding:
S – A K J 10 9 3
H – 7 3
D – A K 8
C – 9 4
Solution to Last Week’s 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.
– partner has shown 6-8 points, but may have only 4 hearts. The second
double is still for takeout, showing the extra strength. Partner might have
another suit to bid or be able to rebid hearts with five or more.
you at the tables
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS