C & G Bridge Studio 7-Sep-2014
Tip of the Week:
(by opener) this is a NON Jump bid which will force responder to
choose one of your suits and IF responder must choose your first bid suit at the
THREE level you have made a reverse bid. Hence, you must have
the playing strength of at least 17 HCP. By playing strength
I am suggesting that with highly distributional hands - 6/5 etc you can have
less HCP if your Honour cards are in your bid suits. FYI- Reverse bids are
made with NON-balanced hands and the first bid suit is always longer than the
second bid suit. IF you have two suits of the same length bid the
higher ranking, then bid the lower ranking, even with 17 HCP you should Jump
Shift with 18 or more HCP (see
last weeks tip).
Kudos of the Week:
first Kudos goes to Ann and Cel Dicks - attending their FIRST sectional
tournament! Moncton NB was a great venue and the bridge was wonderful
Ann & Cel placed in pairs events and had a great time - even playing against
some very highly ranked players well done. More Kudos to one of
my favourite players Evelyn Campbell what a trooper!! Evie had her headlamp
on to make sure she could see her cards and play all day Friday and Saturday
you gotta love this game J
week at the Bridge Studio
come and play and earn TRIPLE masterpoints all week long September is
International Fund Month and all this week we have International Fund games. NO
extra charge to the players but the Bridge Studio will be giving $1.00 from each
player to the CBF International Fund (that fund is for any players representing
Canada in World competition). And YOU get the benefit of TRIPLE
Masterpoints!! So come and enjoy no extra charge to you!! ALL
week at the Bridge Studio!!
Wednesday September 10th at 7:00 we will be holding a
special game from another Unit and awarding SILVER points!! And of
course these are Sectionally rated points TRIPLE our regular points.
All of this for just $6.00 per player 2for1
For the Students of the Game:
to the Open House
at the Bridge
on Saturday September 13th bring a friend for an introduction to
bridge - we have an hour game of whist and information on our up coming
beginner courses. Curious as to see where you rank in your play and
defense? We have ONE hour of Test Your Play some hands from
each of our up coming classes - check it out and see if you are ready to take a
step into one of our advanced beginner or intermediate classes - or just come
and see if you can Ace
Want to show off your duplicate skills to your friends and family join the
FREE duplicate game at 1:45 pm. This is our Open House - all games
and lessons are complimentary dont forget to enter the draw to win a
Complementary Play Pass -- See attached information.
workshops this fall
- Audrey Grant Five Steps to Simplify the Endplay Monday
September 29th only 8 seats left and
Brown - Counting Bootcamp Saturday October 11th
9:30 4:00. Signup at the Bridge Studio.
Weeks Bridge Quiz:
partner opens the bidding with 1NT.
is your call holding:
S K 10 4
D K Q J 9 6 5 3
C A Q
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
partner opens the bidding with 2NT.
is your call holding:
S J 4
H Q 7 3
D K 10 7 4
C A Q 8 4
4NT this is an invitation for partner to bid slam. You have 12 HCP and
partner has either 20 or 21. Slam is extremely likely and partner will
accept the invitation on almost any hand except 20HCP and 4-3-3-3 distribution.
4NT here is 1 level above game and a slam invitation not Ace asking.
you at the Tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax,