C & G Bridge Studio 12-Oct-2014
Thanksgiving to You and Your Family from
Tip of the Week:
For responder it is a good rule of thumb to UPGRADE your hand if you hold 4-card
trump support and a singleton or void outside. The fourth
trump is always valuable and even more if you have some shortness outside.
With 5 HCP, 4 card support and outside shortness UPGRADE from minimum to
medium. With 8 HCP, 4 card trump support and outside shortness UPGRADE
from medium to maximum. With 12+ HCP, 4 card trump support and
outside shortness start thinking SLAM! Lots of trumps and outside
shortness UPGRADE J
Kudos & Congratulations
has big Kudos to Gary Brown for such an excellent Boot Camp on Saturday. I
am sure many of you had dreams of dropping stiff Kings and doubleton
Queens over Thanksgiving Weekend. Thanks Gary!!
Luck to all you players heading to Moncton for the North American Pairs
District Finals. Flight B 0-2500 only to see if you qualified just
check our web page.
What is happening this week at the Bridge Studio
have Special Games ALL week long - come for the game, come for the fun.
ͺ Monday Thanksgiving Day (12:30) Club Appreciation Game TRIPLE points and prizes for winners of each Stratum
ͺ Tuesday - 7:00 Club Appreciation Game - MORE Triple Points MORE prizes -- Come play on Tuesday night - this is an open game and one of the best in Halifax. All levels enjoy this stratified game.
ͺ Wednesday - 1:00 Club Appreciation for 0-300 only TRIPLE your points and win a prize.
ͺ Wednesday 7:00 Canadian Open Pairs - not only TRIPLE points but half of them are RED. All of this for just $6.00 per player
ͺ Thursday 7:00 Club Appreciation Game for 0-750 only TRIPLE Points and Prizes.
to the success and ALL those gold points we handed out last Sunday we will be
holding TWO more chances for GOLD.
October 26th - 12:30
limited to players with fewer than 1000 masterpoints
this will be an 8 is Enough game which will allow more masterpoints as
it will be open! (details attached)
For the Students
of the Game:
Night Just Play Bridge We just play, we do keep score (and have
chocolate for the winners) but there are NO Masterpoint awards, there is NO
clock. You can ask questions and one thing we all do is have a fun time
playing OUR game game time 7:00, Pearl of Wisdom 6:45.
Great Defenders Monday morning participants will be attending Thursday
evening with Steve. Week 5 Making a Defensive Plan. Take a minute to
think about the bidding, and look at the opening lead there are hints there
to help you PLAN some defensive strategies. 7:00 This is a small
class, drop ins are welcome.
Conventions will move onto Bidding BIG hands Wednesday 7:00 if you are
interested in joining in please let me know.
check website for other classes as always, if you would like to join in one
of these classes, please call the Studio 902-446-3910
Right Hand Opponent opens the bidding with 1 Club. What
action do you take holding:
S A J 10 2
H Q 2
D A J 10 9
C Q 10 7
Solution to last weeks Quiz:
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
have enough strength to bid again, but raising with only 3-card support isnt
a great idea since partner may have only 4 diamonds. Double again
this shows extra values, and leaves the decision up to partner. It is
still a takeout double, but partner will know you do not have FOUR diamonds,
Partner may have a second suit to bid, or may elect to convert the take out
double to a penalty double.
quiz is compliments of Audrey Grant the Audrey Grant interactive bridge
column- Quiz #94
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Comments? Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
MCG Bridge Studio
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS