C & G Bridge Studio 13-Jul-2014
Tip of the Week:
evaluation is ongoing – keep rethinking what you hold, especially with
singletons or voids. If your shortness is partner’s length, your hand
loses value. If you have support PLUS shortness, your hand increases in
value. Your hand could easily get better and it could get worse – keep
– North American Pair Qualifiers – there are lots of you J
J -- only until the end of August –
be sure to qualify, you do not want to be left out of the District Finals
Oct. 25 (flight B – 0-2500) , Nov. 1 (flight A – Open) , and Nov. 2 (flight
C – 0-500 NLM). Each club game has RED
points and at the finals – there is some GOLD!!
I am off to Las Vegas
EARLY Monday Morning –
ABTA teachers conference!! Yea! Bill is joining me on Thursday – Bill
will be sending out NEXT week’s email on Thursday (17th) and
then I will send the Sunday 27th email on the 28th!!
That is when we are BACK! Wish us luck we plan to play in National events
-- which means great competition, but unlikely not very many masterpoints!!
Oh well, I keep saying “Play UP!”
This week at the Bridge Studio
– Quiet Week – come and play some bridge J
Play Bridge is back in full swing – Monday at 7:00. A very relaxed game,
open to anyone. Students get a chance to ask for help, even though there
are NO Masterpoints available - we have PRIZES for the winners.
Wednesday is 2 for 1 at 7:00 -- Lucky Score for just 50 cents each and the
pot is over $130.00
North American pairs – this week’s game is Thursday at 12:30. Stratifications
are: A = open; B = 0-2500 & C – 0-500 Non-Life Masters only!
Summer Celebration – Club Championship Game – Friday 12:30PM
a note to let you know of the support from the MCG Bridge
and our community.
· The “Just for Guys” bridge game held on May 24th donated $250.00 to the Nova Scotia Liver Foundation in memory of Darryl Pistone, Bill Marshall, and Patrick Barry.
· On May 4th – Nancy Fraser spearheaded the “Bridge Studio Aces” in our annual Walk for Memories and raised $6,608.00 for the Nova Scotia Alzheimer Association.
21st was the Longest Day event – and the MCG Bridge Studio
sent in playing fees & donations that will all go to the
Alzheimer Society of Canada and in turn to the Alzheimer Society NS for a total
Our next project – The Alzheimer Society – Duck Derby. Join Bill and I on the Sunday September 21st at Bishop’s Landing for the race. It is always a fun day!!
This week’s Bridge Quiz:
open the bidding with 2 Diamonds holding:
S - 6 5 3
H – K 6
D – A J 10 9 6 3
C – 10 4
partner responds with 2 Hearts. What is your rebid?
Solution to last week’s Quiz:
opens the bidding with 1S and your Right Hand Opponent overcalls 1NT
is your call holding:
S – 10 6
H – K J 9 4
D – A J 7 5 3
C – J 10
–You have them outgunned. You should be able to defeat 1NT
easily. If you bid 2 diamonds, you are showing fewer than 8 HCP with at
least 5 diamonds, usually 6.
partner opens the bidding and the next player overcalls 1NT to show the strength
of an opening 1NT bid, double for penalty if you have 8+ or more HCP.
Bidding a suit denies the strength to double.
fun at the tables, I will be missing you this week.
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,