M C & G Bridge Studio 1-Feb-2015
Tip of the Week:
Have fun, try new partners. One of the great aspects of bridge is the social side. New friendships happen all the time at the bridge table. The best partnerships are those that can compliment each others style. Everyone likes to be asked to play a game - so if there is someone out there you would like to get to know better - give them a call or email and ask them for a game - you will be glad you did.
WE ARE BACK – the Atlantic crossing was wonderful. The only rough day was from Southampton to the Azores, but it was smooth sailing from there on. The group was fantastic and we had a great time. Now we are planning for next winter – hope you can join us. Oh – this email is a little late due to the TWO days we spent in Montreal before they would allow us to travel to Halifax. But time not wasted, we found a pub and played bridge there!! Of course along with fun and more camaraderie.
I have Kudos for Jill – who took care of the Studio in our absent, and to Trisha and Gerardo who ran the International Fund game on the 31st. And of course to all of you for your support.
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
TONIGHT (Wednesday) is a Charity Club Championship game. Support our local charity (Alzheimer Society of NS and our Walk for Memories)
Next Up – The Bridge Studio Annual “Bridge & Chocolate”. Something you do not want to miss!! This game supports the Canadian Women’s Team Championships – all red points. It is fun and everyone brings chocolate. I see there is only room for a couple more team. Bridge expertise is NOT a priority - just a team of FOUR women who want a FUN afternoon playing bridge. Game time 12:30 ( 4 rounds, 7 boards each). A couple of guys will be directing and caddying (we get to boss them around). Sunday February 8th – 12:30. Need team mates - please let me know, it can be arranged.
For the Students of the game:
course – we are back and ready to roll. The next class will be on
Wednesday February 11th and we will be doing – OPENING LEADS
--- this class has been delayed as I was ‘out of town’. But we are back on track now J
Week’s Bridge Quiz:
is 5 Clubs, Declarer: North
have lots of trumps
can only lose 2 tricks
is your best options
S - A J 10
H - 10 3
D - K 7 4 2
C - 10 8 7 6
S - 9 2
H - 9
D - A 8 6
C - A K Q J 5 3 2
Solution to Bridge Quiz on January 18, 2015 (I
know you all have been so anxious to know J)
partner opens the bidding with 1-S and your RHO Overcalls 2-H. What is
your call holding the following hand:
Q J 9 7 4
Q 10 8 6 4
– Gary Brown refers to a hand like this as a “Weak Freak” – you have tons of
support for partner’s suit, and you have shortness in the opponent’s
suit. Partner could easily have 13 HCP that will make a game opposite this hand.
I like to refer to this type of bid as a “Nova Scotia Game Try”
– I will bid the game, then you will try to make it J
you at the tables
& Bill Halliday
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