M C & G Bridge Studio 2-Aug-2015
August Calendar attached
Tip of the Week:
you are choosing to compete against a No-trump auction – it is best you have a
one suited hand or better yet a two suited hand. Competing
with against a balanced hand with a balanced hand is a recipe for
Kudos to the Friday very ‘patient
and understanding’ players. Our hot water heater sprung a leek and the
day was . . . a disaster – but on the bright side - we had a wonderful
birthday cake (rum & raisin) brought in by Sheena (thanks Sheena). It
was delicious. Congratulations to
Sandra McPherson and Mike Ross on their 70%er on Wednesday evening - well done!!
What is happening at the Bridge Studio this week
is the last month to receive club qualification for the North American Pairs!!
we are OPEN.
Game in the afternoon (the mall is open from noon to 5:00). The director
will be there for noon! Just Play bridge is ON, Bill has a key to let
everyone in and Liz has her “Pearl of Wisdom” ready for 6:45.
CHAMPIONSHIP GAME -
last ICCG in July we had winners Shirley Leblanc and Sandra Hanson and
also placing in the ACBL wide overalls – Anne Sellar and Carolyn Steeves. –
Your turn to try your luck on Tuesday at 7:00. Game fee $10.00,
club masterpoint regular – overall placings – MEGA points!!
at 1:00 – more points and prizes for the winners – but this game is for
– Remember these games are TRIPLE
points and boast both black & RED
points. TWO games this week – Wednesday at 7:00
game – Saturday
Game time 12:30, Game fee $12.00, Game restrictions 0-1000 masterpoints,
partners/teams needed contact Jill – email@example.com
What else to know – always fun, lots of food and well run!!
the students of the game:
Supervised play with Jill. She will have some boards ready so everyone
gets to play. Jill has picked out a problem hand from last week and will review
that hand with you at the beginning of the session. As always, Jill is on
hand to help out anyone who would like it. AND the hands are carefully
selected from an OPEN session so you can compare your results with the Experts,
plus there is at least one hand for each direction to be declarer – how fun!
Just $8.00 come and play, have some fun and learn a little too.
– Liz’s Pearl
Just prior to our “Just
game at 7:00, Liz will give you some pointers on either declarer play, bidding
or maybe defending. Don’t miss this Pearl of Wisdom. Then
play for TWO hours (7-9) in a duplicate style game – meet new people, no time
clock, no masterpoints – but we have CHOCOLATE for the winners!!
Leads versus No-Trump contracts – our on going mini-lessons for our 0-750
players. This game is always fun, and ‘just for the record’ most of
the players are under 500 pts. And the Game is still stratified - so
it is a comfortable environment for all beginners as well. If it is your
FIRST Thursday evening game – receive a free play!
This week’s bridge quiz:
LHO opens the bidding with 1D and partner Doubles. What do you bid with
the following hand:
– K J 8 3
– A 8 6 5
- A 8 4
– 9 5
Solution to Last:
North East South(YOU)
Double Pass ??
your call holding:
– A 10 5
– Q J 8 6 3
– K J 5
– 6 2
11 HCP – Jump to 4H. You know your side has 13 + 11 = 24 points and West
your LHO has 13 = 37. It is much easier to make a contract when you know
where all the strength lies. You can be very aggressive when you know
where the cards are!!
am off to Chicago at the Teachers Convention – hope to come back with lots of
new ideas for everyone. Bill is holding the fort!!
& Bill Halliday
Even though I am not here, I still invite all your quesitons and concerns -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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