M C & G Bridge Studio 31-May-2015
of the Week:
You are entitled to review any time during the auction when it is your
turn to bid. When the auction is over (three passes), you may ask for a
review after your partner makes a face-down lead or at your first
turn to play, including before you make the face-down opening lead. After
that, you can ask where you are, but not how you got there! You may only ask
what the contract is and whether it is doubled or redoubled but not by whom.
this week to everyone
supported Nancy Fraser and the Bridge Studio Aces in our Alzheimer Walk on May 3rd
and here is my hope that your generosity will continue as we prepare for the
Sunday June 21st our first game is at 6:30am and we continue playing
until 9:45 (last game begins at 8:30pm). Please continue your support and
play as often as you can on the 21st. I have prizes for winners
in each stratum in each of the NINE games. The
will have food for the day from breakfast to lunch to dinner to dessert
anyone wanting to contribute some food would be appreciated you
are all the best.
more information about the Longest Day - please see attachment. Dance
cards ready this week J
is happening THIS WEEK at the Bridge Studio:
is the beginning of the club qualifying games for the North American Pairs
first game Wednesday
June 3rd at 7:00!!
Just $6.00 to play.
games with PRIZES Tuesday
Extra points, no extra cost.
J WORLD WIDE PAIRS there are TWO games Friday June 5th at 7:00 and Saturday June 6th at 12:30. Each game is played around the world and one of the most exciting games presented by E-cats. The club cost for the game is $16.00 US per table, so The Bridge Studio will be adding $2.50 per entry. Total cost per player per game - $12.50 (pre-pay cards + 2.50). But hey you could be a WORLD WIDE CHAMPION!! And I promise to have some special treats for each game.
the Students of the Game:
We never stop learning and we always have opportunities, so other than just learning through play in any game here are some other opportunities:
Monday night, ask questions and learn and play. 7:00 for the game 6:45
for Lizs Pearl of Wisdom.
Thursday evening come early for a Golden Tip and improve your game. It
is fun and quiet, 21-24 boards and finished by 10:00 pm
beginners - a special opportunity - NoTrump responses for THREE weeks.
June 9, 16 & 23rd. Stayman and Transfers are an important
part of No Trump auctions. But you should really understand all about
Stayman June 9 & 16, Trish will be holding classes just on Stayman
9:30 Tuesday mornings, then on the 23rd now that you understand
when and where for Stayman; Trish will explain all about Transfers. Really
knowing these conventions will improve your game!
about improving your basics this course on Mondays at 9:30 (beginning June 1st)
Jill will be exploring the bidding message - unless you speak the
language you will have trouble getting to where you want to go. Improve
our Bidding Language with Jill - 4 weeks $50.00 (includes handouts) or
drop in when you want for $13.00 per session.
Ψ For Advancing Players Knowing how to make a FORCING bid is extremely importing for good bidding. Jill will explain four of the most popular forcing bids in bridge Fourth Suit Forcing; New Minor Forcing; Inverted Minor Raises; and Strong hand Bids (Including Reverses). All 4 weeks for $50.00 include handouts or just drop in for $13.00 per class.
weeks Bridge Quiz:
is a hand that Karl Hicks had at the CNTC how would you bid it?
S A K Q x
H A K Q
D K Q x
C A K x
had no problem with the 2C opening bid. His partner (Denis) responded with
2H (No A or K). What is your rebid with Karls hand?
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
contract is 3 NoTrump. Plan Your Play.
7 6 2
10 4 3
A 9 7 4 2
Lead: S J
S Q 6 4 2
H A K 8
D A K 7
C 10 5 3
must win 9 tricks and as long as clubs are divided 3-2 it should not be a
problem. For sure you have 3 spades, 2 hearts, 2 diamonds
and 1 club for 8 tricks. The best place for your 9th trick
looks to be in clubs. First you need clubs to divide 3-2 (68%), and next
you must play them in the right order. If you start at the top with the
C-A and then give one up a club you will not likely be able to get back to the
dummy to play anymore clubs as the opponents will have knocked out your Spade
Ace. Instead as soon as you win the first spade play a low club, win the
next spade and play another low club - if they break 3-2 (as hoped) you
can now travel back to the C-A and enjoy your last two club tricks.
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
A Tradition of Excellence
Questons? Comments? Let me know firstname.lastname@example.org
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS