C & G Bridge Studio 28-Sep-2014
Tip of the Week:
the knife bid”.
Let us say that you have just heard partner make a pre-emptive bid, and look at
a ton of trumps in your own hand, and typically some shortness in other suits.
Provided you think you will not go down any more that 2 or 3 tricks – RAISE
partner’s opening bid – the opponents want to bid and you are just twisting
the knife making it much more difficult for the opponents to find
their best ‘makeable’ contract. Partner must remember that you are
twisting the knife – NOT inviting partner to make another bid.
– Brian & Dodi came FIRST not once but twice in the pairs events
this weekend. Friday night flight ‘C’ and Saturday afternoon in B
& C. Well done!! Bill has your prizes. Congratulations
and his bride-to-be Jennifer.
Their wedding is this coming Saturday!! Best wishes to you both from all
the players at the Bridge Studio.
is a link to the September 2014 Maritime Bridge Line. <Click
find the October Bridge
attached -- October is Club Appreciation month. The Bridge Studio wants
you to know how much we appreciate you – we have special treats and Prizes all
our Club Appreciation games this month. Teams games have a
smattering of GOLD points in them – First team game will be on SUNDAY OCTOBER
Appreciation Team Game
rounds - 7 boards
Bridge Studio would like to have TWO flights – we need 5 teams with players
over 1000 masterpoints.
A/X = 1000 ++ B = 1000 – 1750 team average; A = Open
B,C, D – D = 0-200; C = 200 – 700; B = 700 – 1000 – team average
What is happening this week at The Bridge Studio:
This is a FUN relaxed game – just perfect for those who are new to the
game or anyone just wanting a pleasant evening playing bridge. $5.00 –
NO Masterpoints – Chocolate for the winners.
last of our International
– BONUS Masterpoints $10.00
Open Pairs Club
points half RED.
– Game fee $6.00
Appreciation game –
points – black – PLUS winner prizes!!
Students of the Game:
– Remember – Monday morning class is cancelled due to Audrey Grant workshop
Monday morning. All students are asked to attend the class on Thursday
Steve. Anyone wanting to join in, you are most welcome, but please let
Kathie or Steve know – this week is 3rd Hand Play on the opening
Join Kathie on Wednesday
night at 7:00
and learn all about “Transfers” and how to get the most out of them.
week’s Bridge Quiz:
S – K J 5 4
H – 10 9 8
D – A Q 8
C – K J 3
auction goes as follows:
South West (you)
2NT Pass 3NT
is your opening Lead?
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
open the bidding with 1NT and partner raises you to 3NT. You must win 9
tricks, what is your declarer’s plan holding the following hand?
North – dummy
S – Q 7 4
H – A K 10
D – 6 4 3 2
C – J 10 9
S – A K 3
H – 9 4 2
D – A K Q
C – 8 4 3 2
hand is back to the basics –Count your Tricks! As declarer you have 8
tricks for sure. Needing one more where can you turn –
some players might try for an extra trick in Diamonds, hoping they break 3-3,
when in fact the odds of that about 36% - more likely to be 4-2. But the
promotion of the CLUB is 100%. Win the first trick and play a club, win
the return and play a club, win the fifth trick then win the seventh trick and
enjoy your C-8!!
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
MCG Bridge Studio
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS