M C & G Bridge Studio 29-Mar-2015
OF THE WEEK:
Bridge has several chapters on how to declarer a hand. Ms. Grant uses the
“ABCs of Declarer Play”. Here is what Ms. Grant has to say:
The C is for Consider the Order. There are several considerations and here is where to begin.
- Take the Tricks – sometimes you can see the tricks to fulfill your contract. Be sure that trying for overtricks does not jeopardise your contract.
- Play the High Card from the Short Side First – when you play a suit that is unevenly divided it is usually best to play the High Cards from the side with the shortest suit.
- Check all your Options – When you have just one option – that is easy, but if you have more it will take some practice and reading to work out which one to go for first.
- Handle the Entries - entries are an important part of declarer play – learn to use them wisely.
Out for the Opponents
– The opponents are trying to take tricks as well, as declarer you might
have to let an opponent win a trick –try to arrange for it to be the one that
Kudos and Congratulations: Kudos to Bill Halliday – spending hours on the computer to calculate the points for each person on each house. His many hours were finished today as he calculated our winners:
WINS Anniversary Week 2015.
Grand total for CBC
CBC took a big leap today with 11 players in today’s game.
Most of the players came with a sport jersey and we had cheese cakes, shrimp and more delicious treats. Congratulations CBC
*** Congratulations to Sheila Cardone
who earned the most
1248 for the week.
the most masterpoints were won by Stuart
(871) most spirit points Sheena Mackenzie (375)
the most masterpoints were won by Sheila
(938) most spirit points Hazel
the most masterpoints were won by Marilyn
most spirit points June Taylor (300)
And Global the most masterpoints were won by Del Knox (832) most spirit points Peter MacKay (135)
was a FUN Time and I want to thank everyone for being so helpful with bringing
delicious treats, helping with daily cleanup and more.
See you all Next Year J
see an update on Today’s game and the details on points won by everyone please
is happening at the Bridge
– is an ACBL Inter-Club Championship game – this special game
has club points, and IF you place in the ACBL overalls you could win
will pay the ACBL an extra $1.00 per person for the masterpoint
opportunity! Good Luck.
April 1st – Charity Club Championship – 7:00.
Cost of game is $6.00 with $1.00 per player going to our Walk for Memories Fund.
Friday April 3rd – The Bridge Studio will be OPEN on Good Friday. I have received several requests to stay open on this holiday, and there will be practice play at 9:30 and a Charity Club Championship game at 12:30. Closed for Saturday and Sunday and open on Easter Monday.
the Students of the game:
Play on Thursday and Fridays at 9:30 am. Just finished a bridge course -
now it is time to practise! Jill is on hand to answer questions and steer
you into the right direction, just $8.00 for the morning. Monday evenings
at 7:00, a nice relaxed game with Liz at the helm - come for 6:45 for
Liz’s “Pearl of Wisdom”. It is fun and only $5.00.
– we are winding down our Defense course (we had so many cancellations due to
weather) but this week we will explore some more advanced strategies as we look
into how to find our tricks – this class is so exciting as you find ways to
solve the puzzle of who holds what.
NEW courses are to begin in April after the Easter Break – more on that later
“All About Slam Bidding” – Tuesday mornings beginning Tuesday April 7th. Jill McCormick will be offering this 8 week course, it includes the tools to find good slams and stay out of bad ones.
This Week’s Bridge Quiz:
are the declarer in a 6NT contract. How do you plan to make your 12
S – A Q 5 4
H – 10 8 6 4
D – A Q 4
C – J 3
S – K J 7
H – A Q
D – K J 8 6
C – A K 4 2
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
LHO opens the bidding with 1 Heart, your partner passes and your RHO bids 3 H
(limit raise), you PASS. Your LHO now calls 4 Hearts
– what is your call holding:
S – Q 8
H – K J 5 2
D – K 8 5
C – K Q 7 4
– even though a PENALTY Double crossed your mind – forget about it. You do
have lots of values, but you do not have enough SURE tricks. The
opponents’ auction sounds a little like they have some distribution (like
singletons or voids). And you will tell the declarer where all the high
cards are so it makes it easier for them to play the hand. Sit quiet and
don’t give any hints!
Bridge Daily Bridge Column – March 1, 2015
you at t he Tables,
& Bill Halliday
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