M C & G Bridge Studio 15-Mar-2015
Tip of the Week:
the auction is over and the dummy is faced, focus on how to make the contract
you are in – NOT the contract you wished you were in. Too many
times I have heard the declarer moan that there was a better contract than the
one they are in and then play the hand haphazardly instead of making the best of
it. Plus the added bonus for the defenders to work harder on the defense,
as they are sure they will now receive a good score. You bid 6 spades
instead of 6NT – try and make 7 spades, and don’t whine about the contract
you are playing. You might not be the only pair to land in the wrong
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First my thanks and kudos
to Victor Lamoureux for all the excellent help on Saturday for the “Bridge
in a Day”
workshop, also Bill who made up several extra boards as we ended up with many
more participants than planned and Liz Legacy who put out the lunch and did all
those dishes. The day was very successful, thank you everyone who referred
the new students to the course. Congratulations
to the many players at the Bridge
Tuesday is our 17th Anniversary and thanks to you The Bridge Studio
has become the largest club (most
according to the ACBL, in the Maritimes (and east of Montreal).
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
J Saturday (21st) – 99er TEAM Game – game time 12:30. Kathie and Liz will help get partner’s and teams. Fun day of bridge with snacks & treats, prizes for the winning teams. Just 4 rounds of 5 boards per round, lots of time to play and have fun.
will be the postponed Up The Ranks TEAM Game for 0-1000. Many of you have
already contacted Jill to reconfirm your team or to re-create one.
EVENING (17th, 7:00) – Charity Club Championship - The Bridge
Studio’s 17th Anniversary – cake for everyone.
Evening – Just $5.00 - Come and play and start to form your teams for
NEXT week’s “8 is Enough” Team Game.
- 7:00 (19th) 0-750 pairs. Did you know that the vast
majority of the players have fewer than 300 masterpoints, and many with fewer
than 150. It is a nice relaxed game, finished by 9:55pm. Never tried
this I/N game - let me know I might be able to find a Complimentary Play
in Next Week – it is Anniversary Week
week we will draw for houses
week will be ALL Championship Games
year we visit “TV Land” – the world of Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sports and
Tuned as we present to you all the Fun and Exciting Events starting March 23rd
For the Students of the Game:
two more classes for the Building a Better Foundation with Jill – this week
BIG Hands, and next week Pre-emptive Bidding.
Ø DEFENSE – last week we discussed “Signals” and this week we will talk about Carding. We can pass along lots of information to our partner during defense, if we know which card to play – See me on Wednesday at 1:00.
is a flyer for the 2nd Annual 299er Sectional Tournament. To be
held in Moncton NB, May 2 – 3, 2015. Open to all players with fewer than
300 Masterpoints. Last year was a great success, get in the action.
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
opens the bidding with 1H. What is your response holding:
S – A J 7 3
H – 3
D – 9 8 6
C – A K J 10 2
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
is in a contract of 4S. How do you plan to play the following:
S – A J 10
H – 8 7 6 5 4
D – A 9
C – 5 4 3
S – K Q 9 8 7 6
H – Q 2
D – J 8
C – A K 2
need 10 tricks - you have 6 spade tricks, 2 club tricks and 1 Diamond- leaving 4
Losers . How do you plan on making the contract – eliminating
ONE of your losers.
winning the C-Q with our Ace, you can count 1 club loser, 1 diamond loser and
TWO heart losers. You must eliminate one loser. This is when you
remember the adage – “never ignore a long suit in dummy!” Win the
club, and play a heart, don’t even think about squandering a dummy entry to
play toward the H-Q - it is never going to work J.
The opponents win the heart and they continue clubs. You win and now
another heart – hmmm not bad, won by LHO. Another club come back the
opponents will likely try a diamond and you can win and ruff another heart –
HIGH!. Low and behold all the hearts fall down and you have a place to discard
your losing diamond on.
& Bill Halliday
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