M C & G Bridge Studio 7-Jun-2015
Tip of the Week:
The Gerber convention is one of the most abused conventions in bridge. Typically Gerber is only used when the contract is headed to NoTrump. My agreement with partner is if the first bid or the last bid is No Trump and we have not agreed on a suit – then 4 clubs is Gerber - Ace asking. And how often to you ask for aces in a No Trump contract? Not very – usually when you hold a long solid minor suit (source of tricks) something like: S-x H-Kxx D-AKQJxxx C-KQ -- Partner opens 1NT – time for Gerber!
& Kudos – Friday evening was
the E-Cats World Wide pairs. Gary Brown and Leo Weniger had a 77.98% at
the Bridge Studio but once scored ‘across the field’ (that means with
everyone that played and a top on a board was 3930) sadly they
dropped to 68.44% but came in 25th out of 4266.
Trish and Gerardo Malazdrewicz on the other hand went from 71.43% to 68.80% to
finish 22nd internationally. Saturday proved to be a tougher
game as our best score from the Studio was Victor Lamoureux and Lynn Switzer
with a club final of 63.89% and moved up to 64.61% and 93rd out
of 3748. Want to look at the results yourself? Go to:
ECATS World Wide Results for Friday Evening
World Wide Results for Saturday Afternoon
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
have TWO club championship games - Monday (8th) at 12:30 and
again on Wednesday (10th) at 7:00 – there are prizes for the
winners! PLUS extra Masterpoints.
Championship game – Tuesday (9th) at 12:30 – this game will have
regular points at the club level, but you will receive mega points if you place
in the ACBL overalls.
No extra charge - just extra points.
bridge from sunrise to sunset (or when ever you can fit a game in)
game is 12 boards, $5.00 with snacks
your “Dance Card” today.
games support the Nova Scotia Alzheimer Society
the Students of the game:
is offering several ways to keep improving your bridge:
#1 – Play on Monday night - Non-sanctioned bridge – 2 hours only – prior to game (6:45) for a Pearl of Wisdom from Liz
#2 – Understanding the bidding messages – with Jill Monday morning 9:30. Not too late to join in.
#3 – Stayman and Transfers with Trish. A continuation of the beginner class, but focusing on the two most popular conventions. Not only will you learn what they are but understand why you use them. Tuesdays at 9:30.
#4 – Useful Conventions for the Advancing Players – this week you will be tackling ‘New Minor Forcing’ – Tuesday 9:30
#5 – Thursday evening at 6:45 – Golden Tip from Kathie – This Week: getting ready for the Regional and helping you win Gold Points – Help Suit Game Tries.
– Practice play with Jill Thursday and Friday mornings at 9:30am
take some time this summer and drop into a class or game - keep you Brain
This week’s Bridge Quiz:
week you had Karl’s hand at the Canadian Championships which was:
S – A K Q x
H – A K Q
D - K Q x
C – A K x
opening 2C and Denis responded 2H (showing No A or K in his hand). Karl’s
rebid was textbook – 4NT showing a balanced 28, 29 or 30.
Yes, this is part of the Bridge Basics series. Many of the other
players with very sophisticated systems did not have a bid to describe this hand
and got to the wrong contract.
à à àThis week’s Quiz:
is Denis’s hand – what would you bid after hearing your partner’s 4 NT
28-30 HCP balanced hand.
– 7 5
– J 10 9 5 4 3 2
– 5 2
– J 3
you at the tables,
A Tradition of Excellence
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