C & G Bridge Studio 15-Jun-2014
Tip of the Week:
Bridge like a Pro even if you are not one!! Getting ready for the
Bridge is a great game but it is a partnership game. If your
partnership is not in tune, you will likely not have good results. Players
who only want to play with someone better than them are missing out on the best
part of the game, the partnership. Playing with someone you deem better than you
and depending on them to make all the decisions will not necessarily get better
results. By the same token if you deem yourself better than your partner,
you cannot make all the decisions, also not often for good results. Playing as
equals means that you have developed a style together and most importantly, some
good agreements (NOT conventions, but agreements).
partner does not lead a card expected you should be wondering What good
reason does partner have for that? NOT What kind of an idiot play
was that partner should have . . .
best partnerships are those where each person thinks the other one is just a
little bit better than the other. Mistakes and miscues can be discussed
after the game not during.
KUDOS of the week Marcia
Shaw has initiated the 6:30AM game on Saturday (21st)
morning for the Longest Day!! We have 16 players signed up for the
game including a couple of men - Ethan and Stephen well done. Yes,
I will be there to let you all in and direct. Thanks Marcia and all you
is proud to hold a real sunrise to sunset event in support of Alzheimer Society
of Nova Scotia.
& Peaches - Passed on to me is the attached recipe from someone
near and dear to us all enjoy it.
Lots of Special Games this
week at the Bridge
Club Qualifying ½
Tuesday (17th) at 7:00; Wednesday (18th) 1:00;
(19th) at 7:00
these games offer more than double
the regular masterpoints and we have PRIZES
for the winners in each Stratum!! Regular game fees.
Wide - Olympiad Fund Game Wednesday
masterpoints and a chance to be in the Canadian overalls. Analysis sheets
this game will be $7.00
bridge from sunrise to sunset at The Bridge Studio
is an ACBL wide fundraising event sponsored by the ACBL.
Game is a Charity Club Championship rating and only 90 minutes long (12 boards)
as few or as many as your day permits Proceeds will be donated to the
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia & the Canadian Alzheimer Society --
all money raised in Canada will stay in Canada
have prizes for winners, door prizes, 50/50 draw and more
have a beautiful photograph donated by renowned Nova Scotia photographer Colin
to earn ballots for the draw simply play in at least THREE games on
Saturday, every game after the first three games will earn you another ballot!!
times are: 6:30 am; 8:00 am; 9:45 am; 11:30 am; 1:15 pm; 3:00 pm; 4:45 pm;
6:30 pm; & 8:15 pm
game is $5.00 with $4.00 for each entry being donated to the Alzheimer Society.
of food on hand and other treats.
all about it in Tuesdays Chronicle Herald Halifax insert
the Students of the game:
us talk about the Can-At and what is good for YOU. Join a Round Table
discussion on Saturday June 28th. If you have any special
questions please send them along to me so I can get the right answers.
Join us anytime between 12:30 3:00 and we will talk about which games will
pay the most GOLD points, which conventions you should know and which ones are
the most useful. Agreements with your partner. And we will
fill out a comprehensive Convention Card. There is no specific fee for
this workshop as some might stay for 3 hours and some on a short while.
This Weeks Bridge Quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 2H. What is your call holding:
S K J 9 7 6 5 4
H 8 3
D Q J 8
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 3D. What is you call holding:
S A Q J 7 3
H A K J 10 3
C J 6
partnerships treat a cuebid, 4D in this situation as the Michaels
convention (showing BOTH major suits) and since it is unwise to pre-empt an
opponents pre-empt it would be a STRONG cuebid. If that is NOT your
partnership agreement, then you can simply overcall 3S, hoping to
show hearts later. Better Bridge
Magazine Vol. 18, #5
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,