M C & G Bridge Studio 10-May-2015
Tip of the Week:
is necessary to understand WHY you make a pre-emptive bid and when.
Here are some guidelines from Gary Brown.
bid should describe your hand adequately a good pre-empt will be a good
description of your hand.
should not freely bid again!
partner becomes Captain of the auction.
vulnerable, have a decent suit.
had a wonderful turn out for our inaugural GNT District Finals! 19
teams in total.
Teams in Flight A and the winners were: Alan Doane, Rod Mackenzie,
Stuart Eastwood, and Terry Shaw
Teams in Flight C and the victors were: John Nancekivell, Eleanor Luckhurst,
Ann Dicks, and Cel Dicks
The C team has reported that they will be attending the Finals in Chicago this summer, and I have not had a commitment from the A Team yet
A hearty GOOD LUCK to all of you at the finals!!
What is happening this week at the
(14th) for all the 0-750 players, please note what a fun time
everyone had last week, and come and play again this week in this game worth
Up The Ranks (16th) all these games will have EXTRA
masterpoint awards J Sign up sheet for
Up The Ranks is at the Studio!
More fun and games SUNDAY
Fun Time team game 12:30
Start time just 4 rounds of 6 boards, following the game Bill & I invite
you to our NEW home on Wren Street it has been a year of work to get it
together and we still have a lot to do. But we want to have you over for a
Barbeque, so come on Sunday, play some bridge and have some hamburgers and
For the Students of the Game:
bidding with Jill at 9:30 Tuesday morning drop ins welcome ($12.50). See
what secrets Jill unveils to help you get to those GOOD slams.
Bridge with Trish moving on the bidding the suits want a review to
improve your bridge Join Trish on Tuesday at 9:30
Hand bidding Kathie will be looking at hands with LOTS of points in them and
how to force to game and investigate slam we have our last TWO
classes this week Wednesday at 1:00 and Friday at 9:30 am.
and Play it is hard to have courses now that the sun is shining and we want
to enjoy the outdoors, so join one of our many games for beginner players
or Friday morning for Practice Play or come on Monday at 7:00 for our Just
Play Bridge all of these groups allows players to ask for help or some
direction on how to bid, play or defend a great way to work on those skills
you learned in class over the winter NOW just play the game and get some
This Weeks Bridge Quiz:
contract is 6-Spades. West leads the D-2, what is your line of play?
S Q 8 3
H K 10 5
D A Q 6 3
C K 10 7
S A K J 10 2
H A 7
D J 10 8
C A 5 2
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
Contract is 4-S. West leads the C-Q. What is your
S K 8 5
H A 9 8 2
D Q 7
C A 8 4 2
Opening Lead: C - Q
S A Q J 10 7 6
H J 3
D 9 6 3
C K 7
is tempting to Draw Trumps immediately but you notice that you have to lose 3
diamond tricks and one heart trick. Life will be fine as long as trumps
break 2-2, but in the real world they can just as easily be 3-1 or (ugh!) 4-0.
You do not have to worry about losing a trump just too many diamonds.
Since you will lose the diamonds anyway, start your play by giving up the two
diamonds so you can ruff the third in dummy. The honour in dummy is a
red-herring, it will never win a trick anyway, and dont even dream of getting
away with not losing a heart. This is a matter of paying attention to your
is that time of year again we are looking for Coffee (or tea). The
Bridge Studio does not want to ever charge for coffee and why we rely on those
that drink coffee to bring in a can once a year. Our supply is dwindling
and it would be wonderful for any of you coffee drinkers who have not brought in
a can of coffee this year to drop one off. We still buy the cream, sugar
and sweetener, so why not help us out with the coffee. Tea drinkers
a box of bags would be appreciated.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Any Questions or Comments please let me know - email@example.com
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