M C & G Bridge Studio 17-May-2015
Tip of the Week:
When a problem arises at the table, call the director in a calm voice. (Director PLEASE). Take no action and make no comments after the director has been summoned. When he/she arrives, courtesy dictates that the person who called initially is usually the first to state what the problem is. Then, if needed, the director will ask each player at the table to give their views without interruption. The director will issue a ruling.
Kudos & Congratulations
for all your help for the Spring is Sprung Bridge & Barbeque it was
and I would like to thank you for the wonderful (and very unexpected) gift for
our new home. You were all far too generous as we are still appreciating
our wedding gift from all of you. We are forever grateful Thank
the way June I used the Pledge to do the table for my clean up tonight.
do want to thank you all for dropping in and Break In our new home.
to Nancy Fraser, Kristie Misener, Marta Mihoff & Derek Broughton
the BIG winners of todays 16 table stratified game.
to Maxine C., Jill T., Trudy & Gunther Hahn our very novice team for
playing today - and I hear enjoyed playing each round J
Up the Ranks winners
Kathy Ells, Bonnie Boyd-Read, Carmel Bailey & Elly Bronk WELL
What is happening THIS WEEK at the Bridge
YES We are open on MONDAY (Victoria Day) and to mark the
occasion we have EXTRA Masterpoint - GrassRootsFUNd
Just Play Bridge will be READY to go
on this holiday weekend ANYONE can play do you have someone you want to
introduce to Duplicate Bridge Come and Have some fun. New to duplicate
or just to the game of bridge this game is for you come early (6:45) Liz
will have her pearl
games this week ---- Wednesday @ 1:00 for 0-300 players only.
join our very fun and diverse game on Wednesday evening at 7:00 GrassRootsFUNd for extra masterpoints.
Friday the 22nd at 12:30 practice up for the tournament in
Bridgewater NEXT weekend - partake in this another GrassRootsFUNd game.
For the Students of the game:
want to improve your Basics this week Trish will be delving into Major
suit responses and rebids one of the issues with most new players
Tuesday at 9:30 -- if you want to drop in - no problem just a $12.50
is now into KeyCard
( ohhh how fun) Tuesday at 9:30 drop-ins are fine just $12.50
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
contracts is 4-hearts. Considering the order, how do you plan to play this
S 9 8 6
H Q J 8
D K Q J
C A K 7 6
Leads: S K
S A 5 2
H K 10 9 6 4 3
D 8 5
C Q 3
Solution to last weeks 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
you take the finesse or not? First when you count your tricks you need 12
and you have 5 spade tricks, 2 heart tricks, and 2 club tricks. In
diamonds you can win 3 tricks, which gives you the required 12 tricks. If
you chose to take the finesse you are taking a chance on either winning the
over trick had West started with K 9 7 2, but West could also have led the
singleton D-2. In which case, East will win the King and give his partner
a ruff. Chances are slightly higher that West lead the singleton rather
than low from the King no need to be greedy, play the Ace and
insure your contract.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
Please let me know your questions for comments My goal is to make the Bridge Studio a pleasant experience place for all players email@example.com
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