M C & G Bridge Studio 11-Jan-2015
Tip of the Week:
Remembering that a response of a new suit at the 2-level over partners opening bid promises another bid (unless openers rebid is 2NT). With that in mind if your 10 or even 11 point hand is not worthy of TWO bids then simply respond with 1NT. If partner has anything extra, they will make another call and then you can re-evaluate. Of course if you are playing 2/1 it is a totally different story.
Congratulations and Kudos first thank you to all the fill ins, and helpers for the Saturday Team Game. Even Jill who was prepared to come in and give a hand had to call in sick I hear Edgar is home, on antibiotics and doing fine. We had a great Unit 194 STaC week we had a total of 120 tables and gave away tons of SILVER points. Congratulations to everyone.
week at the Bridge
STaC week is done next Silver point games in February our own Joe Currie Sectional Tournament (Feb. 13-15) and the Canadian Bridge Federation STaC (Feb. 16 22). Now in January we will be contributing to our Canadian Junior Fund. We have many junior players in the Maritimes and the Junior fund helps with their training as they represent Canada in world competition. This week the Bridge Studio will be holding THREE Junior Fund games - you will receive extra masterpoints and the Bridge Studio will be contributing $1.00 per player to the Junior Fund.
12:30 Open to all players.
(14th) 7:00 Open to all players.
(17th) 7:00 Special TEAM Game for players with fewer than 100
Masterpoints. Looking for partner or team mates - let me know ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) or contact Liz Legacy ( email@example.com
). Game time 12:30 - $10.00 per player - prizes, food and fun bridge.
the Students of the game:
Monday at 9:30 am or 7:00 pm (10 weeks).
Have anyone you want to introduce to this great game - send them over on
Monday - classes start!!
to improve your game? It all starts this week- come and see our great line
Monday at 9:30 am or Thursday at 7:00 pm (10 weeks)
Tuesday at 9:30 am (10
a Better Foundation
Tuesday at 9:30 am (8 weeks)
Wednesday at 1:00 pm (8
it is helpful if we have an idea how many are taking these courses to insure we
have enough books and handouts.
register - just email me firstname.lastname@example.org
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
side is vulnerable
and your RHO opens the bidding with 1D. What action do you take with the
S 7 2
H K J 9 8 2
D K 10 5
C J 7 3
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
You open the bidding with
A J 9
A Q J 6
K 10 7 4
Your LHO overcalls with 1S
and your partner passes, and RHO passes. Back to you! What is your
Bid 1NT your hand is
too strong to open 1NT, and not strong enough to open 2NT. Your intent was
that if partner had bid 1H or 1S you would rebid 2NT to show 18-19 HCP.
BUT in this case your LHO bid not your partner a 1NT bid
is sufficient to show this type of hand.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
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