C & G Bridge Studio 14-Dec-2014
Tip of the Week:
Pre-emptive bidding – this is something you and your partner should discuss. Firstly - what is your style – are your opening pre-empts always the same or do they change depending on the seat you are in and the vulnerability. Secondly most pre-empts especially in thirds seat, non-vulnerable versus vulnerable are pretty much random – could be really weak or close to an opening bid. Thirdly - fourth seat my 2 or 3 level bids - promise I can make the number of tricks I have bid for – and partner knows it!!
Kudos & Congratulations
To the I/N Christmas Team Game on Saturday – congratulations to the winners of the 19 teams – Carolyn Courteen, Donna Richardson, Pat Tanner & Dave Tanner. And kudos to Jill for a well run game and to all the players for ALL the incredible nibblies there for the afternoon. What a spread – what a day!!
“Last Chance” CNTC Team Game
December 20th – 12:30 pm
Session Christmas Party
-- TRIPLE RED points
will have lots of Christmas goodies; Christmas punch, beer and wine
afternoon of bridge (4 rounds, 7 boards) - Stratified – everyone is invited
and play - relax, have fun and enjoy the company!!
What is happening this week at the Bridge
December 17th – 7:00
– the Hanukkah Club Championship.
The menorah will have the first candle lit on Tuesday and the second candle will
be lit on Wednesday. We will have a special surprise for everyone
and some special food. Club
& Double points.
All of this for just $6.00
– I/N Pairs (0-750).
This game is growing – let us keep it going. Come early – at 6:40 I
will give some tips on ways to make “Limit Raises” and “Forcing Raises”.
Keep the partnership alive!!
Don’t forget – the Bridge Studio will be OPEN for the Wednesday morning game on both CHRISTMAS eve & NEW YEARS eve!!
the students of the game:
New classes beginning the week of January 12th. One class we are considering is the “Great Defenders”. This class is a must for anyone who is interested in being involved in the game of bridge. Defense is half the game. The class is currently scheduled for Wednesdays at 1:00 – but will only happen if we have at least 12 participants – so please let me know if you are interested – write back at firstname.lastname@example.org – control click.
We are also looking at a special TEAM GAME limited to players with fewer than 100 Masterpoints – interested – let me (email@example.com) or Liz firstname.lastname@example.org -- this game will be in early January (Saturday?)
week’s Bridge Quiz:
partner has opened the bidding with 1NT. You hold the following:
S – A J 10 4
H – 7 5
D – Q 10 9 7 5 2
C – 4
would you plan to continue this auction?
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
pass pass 1NT
3D pass ?
open the bidding with 1NT – partner responds 2H (transfer) and you bid 2S.
Partner now rebids 3D – what is your bid holding:
S – 10 4
H – K Q 10 5
D – Q J 3
C – A Q J 7
3NT – Whenever partner transfers and then bids a new suit – it is forcing.
You must make a call. With this hand you have a minimum 1NT bid with no
interest in either of partner’s suit – just bid 3NT, trying to slow
the auction down. If partner continues to bid – co-operate, partner is
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Questions? Comments? Let me know – email@example.com
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