C & G Bridge Studio 5-Oct-2014
Tip of the Week:
Queens, Jacks and pre-emptive bids. Be careful when you think it might be a good idea to raise partners pre-empt. You might have just the hand that will already prevent the opponents from entering the auction. Holding just 2 of partners trumps and outside honours, even Q J 10 6 in a suit, might be just enough for the opponents to go down if they bid. Whereas those Queens and Jacks are likely little help for your side to win tricks. Think about it partner has ONE long suit and therefore shortness in the other suits, by the time your Queens and Jacks kick in, the opponents have already defeated your contract. On the other side, the opponents are only losing 1 or 2 tricks in your suit, but with your Queens and Jacks, they will have trouble setting up their suits.
Kudos & Congratulations Attached is a picture of our new groom Michael Ross and his bridge Jennifer congratulations (photo attached).
Kudos to all the players that won some GOLD today in our Club Appreciation TEAM Game. One more for under 1000 on Sunday October 26th and we are planning an OPEN game with a variety of players for Wednesday October 29th 7:00. Get some gold!!
BERRY ROOKIE/MASTER GAME -- Canada Wide
October 28th - 7:00 Mark your Calendar
50 + MP ~~~ Rookies fewer then 50 MP
is the time to bring a friend or for a ROOKIE to ask any Master to come and
play with them.
a friend to duplicate, encourage a new player to get in the game.
up at the Bridge
What is happening this week at the Bridge
Club Appreciation Game Wednesday Oct. 8th 7:00. This game offers TRIPLE black points plus special TREATS for all players. And PRIZES for the winners in each stratum. All of this for just $6.00 on Wednesday nights. Come and play for the FUN, come and play for the fun of the GAME.
afternoon at 12:00
come early for the game. I have a special Test Your Play hand
and a bridge tip to follow. 30 minute mini-lesson!!
for all players and more for the winners.
For the Students of the game:
BOOT CAMP Gary Brown from the Brown School of Bridge Melbourne Australia will be presenting a Bridge Boot Camp on COUNTING. Saturday October 11th from 9:30 am 4:00. There are only 6 seats left. Please confirm your attendance local players may pre-pay the $40.00 fee, out of towners, please respond to reconfirm your attendance.
Defense Monday morning @ 9:30 and Thursday @ 7:00. This week we will be looking at 3rd hand play drop ins welcome.
are in progress, if interested in attending mid-term please contact me at
This week Bridge
is the auction:
South(YOU) West North
is your second call holding:
S 5 4
H A K 6 3
D Q 9 5
C A K J 2
Solution to last weeks Quiz:
S K J 5 4
H 10 9 8
D A Q 8
C K J 3
auction goes as follows:
East South West (you)
2NT Pass 3NT
is your opening Lead?
opponents have struggled to get to the game contract, you have 14 HCP and they
have about 25/26. This leaves at the most 1 point for partner. If
you lead a spade, diamond, or club you will likely help declarer -- Lead
the H 10 This is a time to be passive and wait patiently
for declarer to take the losing finesses.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Questions, comments? Contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
MCG Bridge Studio
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