C & G Bridge Studio 17-Aug-2014
Tip of the Week:
your best lie!! Sometimes you cannot find the best bid for your hand and
must tell a little white lie. You may have three choices – lying about
your point count, lying about a major suit, or lying about a minor suit.
Lie about the minor – this isn’t even close – lying about a minor rarely
gets you into trouble – lying about your point count or your major suit –
often goes awry.
– Thanks to Bill and Jill who held the fort while I was in Edmonton!! And Kudos
to my team – Marilyn Bennett, Brenda Woodman and Liz Legacy - we won the
BRONZE in Edmonton. Even though we lost the finals against the Canadian
Champs (the Cimon Team) by 94 victory points (after 60 boards), we did notice
our improvement after the first round. We not only played UP- we had fun!!
**Placing Nationally for the July 31st Inter-Club Championship – Hazel Harlow & John Ayer and Bill Halliday & Bill Cruden!!
Link for the
31-July Inter Club Championship Results
What is happening at the Bridge Studio this week –
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPs – 0-500 only, Tuesday at 12:30 – 0-7500 only, Thursday
7:00!! Win your chocolate – have some fun!!
INTERCLUB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME – 0-299er ONLY – Wednesday at 1:00 – Be
added to the list of players from across the ACBL for extra masterpoints and
nation wide notoriety.
NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIP – getting close to the end of the month
- TWO games this week – Wednesday at 7:00 and have fun THIS Saturday (23rd)
at 12:30. Only one week left to qualify for the District finals in
à Monday evening “Just Play Bridge” – NO duplicate experience necessary – just sit, and play and enjoy the company - don’t forget to come early to hear Liz’s “Pearl of Wisdom” – game time 7:00.
Week’s Bridge Quiz:
the bidding – you hold:
S – K Q 8
H – A J
D – K J 9 7 5
C – K Q 6
is your bid?
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
It’s your lead! After listening to
the following auction:
South West (you)
4NT pass 6NT
(sitting West) are on lead, here is your hand:
S – K J 5 4 3
H – K 9 8
D – 6 5 4
C – 4 3
is your Lead??
opponents have shown two BALANCED hands and bid slam based on the High
Card Points, which is about 32/33. YOU have 7 HCP – what does
partner have? You leading away from either major suit with an honour may
be a disaster, do not help declarer. A low diamond will likely not give
anything away, and will preserve your high cards for the finesses that declarer
will have to take. From John Rayner, Mississauga
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160