C & G Bridge Studio 23-Nov-2014
Tip of the Week:
a defender and you are in third or forth position
playing to the trick and you have touching honours – remember to play the
lowest of the touching honours (as high as you HAVE to). Play top
of a sequence when you are leading a suit. Leading a low card tends
to show an honour in that suit. As declarer – you can play any card
you wish, deception is part of declaring.
Kudos & Congratulations: Kudos to Jill for the fine handling of the 18 teams on Saturday, everyone loves “Up the Ranks”. The December “Up the Ranks” will be a Christmas party for 0-1000 only, Saturday December 13th (12:30) - get your team organized. And Congratulations to Gundi & Larry for winning the Lucky Score Chocolates on Monday and Lucky Score winners Wednesday evening - Dodi Walsh & Brian Ferguson ($118.50 each)
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
– we have prizes for the winners. The winners of the candy last
week want the fun to continue, so there will be another Lucky Score winner on
club game. This will be TRIPLE
and half of them are RED. Stratified and
tons of fun. This has become a very diverse field, let’s keep it going.
Thursday (27th) at 7:00 – I/N pairs – CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – which means extra points and prizes. Where have our Thursday players gone? Some seem to be worried that there are too many ‘Big Boys’ in the field – but not really true. Life masters playing – 1 or 2. Players with more than 500 masterpoints – 0 or 1. So come and play. As the director of this game - I will have you out of there for 10:00 pm. Pre-game chalk talk – no problem, let me know what you want to have for a 15 – 20 minute review on ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
– Stratified Club Team Game – Canadian Open Team Championships –
Club Qualifier. THREE strats – everyone gets to play and WIN
– A = Open; B = 1000 – 2500; C = 0-1000. All RED points and the
right to play in the Canadian Championships in May. Treats, snacks, beer
and wine – just $10.00 for all those points. Let me know if you
need help with finding a team.
Scents makes Good Sense – please remember we have several players
who are ‘scent sensitive’ so please bare that in mind when
getting ready for your bridge game J
the Students of the Game:
– EVERY Monday 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Join this relaxed, NO masterpoint
bridge game. Ask questions, have fun and we have prizes each week!
Come early to hear Liz’s “Pearl of Wisdom.”
– into the last two classes. This week we will be discussing
“Defensive Carding”. There is more to carding than simple discards.
This class will discuss – how to avoid giving declarer too much information;
preventing declarer from winning undeserved tricks and how to maintain
communication with partner. Simple tips to make you defend better.
Monday 9:30am & Thursday 7:00pm - drop-ins welcome - $12.00.
Leads Against No Trump.
Lesson 2 will start looking at exceptions to Fourth Best from Longest and
Strongest. Tuesday 9:30.
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
the Audrey Grant Daily Bridge Column – Quiz #101. See her wonderful site
is your opening bid holding the following hand:
S – K 10
H - A Q 3
D – Q J
C – K 8 6 5 4 3
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
the following hand you open the bidding with 1S, LHO passes and partner bids 1NT
(non-forcing) and RHO passes. What is your rebid?
S - A J 8 7 5 4
H – A
D – A Q J 2
C – 3 2
This hand is too strong for a 2S rebid, you have enough strength for 3S but the
suit is not good enough. A bid of 2D indicates a second suit, and a point count
range of 12 – 18. This is not a forcing bid (you are the opener) but it
is highly suggestive for partner to make another call. Be patient as you
may be able to rebid your spades later – give partner a better idea of what
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
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A Tradition of Excellence
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160 Halifax, NS