C & G Bridge Studio 21-Sep-2014
Tip of the Week:
Bonuses. When wondering whether or not you should
raise partners weak-two opening bid - look for bonuses.
Partner is planning on going down 2 if you are broke so first you need to
have TWO tricks to make the contract. Then if you want to bid higher
you will need those tricks added to your quota. Most often Queens
& Jacks will not cut it - the bonuses are
extra trumps, outside Aces & Kings or singletons/voids!! If you are
competing for game - you need bonuses.
Kudos of the Week Jill, Nancy, Steve, Bev, Carol
and Doug. These are our bridge instructors who started teaching classes
last week. All ACBL trained, very capable and FUN instructors. It is
not too late to join in a class. The Bridge Studio
is grateful to have such interesting teachers.
September 29th is the Audrey Grant workshop
you have not paid your fee yet, please turn it in to me or Jill this week.
afternoon DUPLICATE bridge game on the 29th will begin at 12:45
This is to give time to organize the club after the Bridge Workshop.
is happening THIS week at the Bridge
THIS Monday at 12:30 is an International Fund Game remember TRIPLE points and NO extra charge
Wednesday (24th) at 7:00 another International Fund Game TRIPLE points for only $6.00. This has proven to be a very nice game and we are happy to see such a diverse field. Come and play!
Yes there is a Game on Friday Sept. 26th at 12:30. The Valley tournament will begin at 1:30 pm, Friday but if you are staying in town, the Bridge Studio will be open for a game.
For the Students of the
Bridge Monday morning at 9:30 and Monday evening at 7:00. Just
completed the first class, so it is not too late to start the course. Both
classes are very small, so now is the time to join in.
plus Competitive Bidding Tuesday 9:30 this week pre-emptive
Conventions Wednesday 7:00. The Stayman Convention there is more
to this convention than you think this week covers the rest of the
Declarer Play Learning how to be a Magician at the table taking tricks
-- Tuesday 9:30
- Defense Monday 9:30am / Thursday 7:00pm Lots of room for more
this week we will be looking at OPENING LEADS. Drops in welcome.
weeks Bridge Quiz:
open the bidding with 1NT and partner raises you to 3NT. You must win 9
tricks, what is your declarers plan holding the following hand?
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
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
sitting South, have the following hand:
H A 8 6 5
D A Q 9 6 3
C 9 6 2
dealer you Pass here is the auction:
- What call are you going to take with this hand??
are your choices:
A jump bid is it forcing with hearts, or pre-emptive in Diamonds?
shows Diamonds but unless agreed to partner it is a NON-forcing Bid by a
passed hand responder and can be passed by Opener? check with
The Drury Convention Fine Only if it is your PARTNERSHIP agreement.
Splinter another fine convention but is it your agreement?
Pre-emptive will get you to game, but lets hope you do not miss slam.
like this are awkward and ALL of the above answers could be CORRECT but you
have to have an agreement with your partner!!
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
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MCG Bridge Studio
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS