M C & G Bridge Studio 16-Aug-2015
of the Week:
When discarding we use positive inferences by discarding HIGH to tell partner we like a suit and we usually use a negative inference by discarding LOW to tell partner we do not like a suit. Remember when defending against a Notrump contract it is usually better to use the Negative signals by discarding low in what we do NOT want - this way we can keep as many cards as possible in our good suit.
BRIDGE STUDIO news In Chicago we attended a lot of seminars and workshops on what we can do for YOU so watch for some exciting new programs at the Bridge Studio more points and information on how YOU can work to improve YOUR game!!
for their attempt at the Grand National Teams flight C they had a
rough time of it, but remember they WON the District 1 and got to play in
their FIRST National Event no matter what the result was we are glad you
were the first team from the Maritimes to go the finals as well did not
place well, but had other victories that made the Maritimes proud we are
happy you all went.
And Kudos - to
everyone who helped things at the Bridge Studio run smoothly while Bill and I
were enjoying Chicago we are glad we can go and learn new things to keep the
Bridge Studio a professionally run bridge club.
Congratulations to another Maritime foursome Michael Ross. Sandra MacPherson, Cindy Havens, and Connor Havens coming 1st or 2nd in almost every knockout they entered This was Cindy and Connors first national and Michaels second and thanks to Sandra who knew all the hoops -- well done everyone!!
This Week at the Bridge Studio:
to the end of the N.A.P. club games remember these and the COPC are the
opportunities to win RED points --- here are your RED point opportunities this
week at the Bridge Studio:
12:30 (18th) AND Thursday (20th)
at 7:00 for Non-Life masters with fewer than 500 masterpoints NAP game
this game offers TRIPLE points and half of those are RED.
at 7:00 for just $6.00 a quality game with RED points (NAP) qualifier
hand records and a good field of players. Friday at 12:30 more RED
points and another opportunity to qualify for he District Finals.
here to see if you have qualified at the Bridge studio
the Students of the Game:
with Jill an amazing teacher with a handle on the basics - taking
hands from previous games she will have a bridge tip based on mistakes ( and yes
a few players did make mistakes ). She includes the travelers from a game
played by the experts and she will reveal the YES - mistakes that they
MIGHT of made J-
it is fun, relaxed and a great place to improve your game.
JUST play BRIDGE a fun game for everyone: 12 or 14
boards - TWO hours of play ask questions, have fun, win chocolate!!
Come early for Lizs pearl of wisdom at 6:45 and with the game starting at
7:00 (finished at 9:10 or earlier)
This Weeks Bridge Quiz:
is a tricky one. Your LHO opens the bidding with 1H and partner doubles.
Now your RHO bids 1S.
S A J 8 3
H 9 7 6
D K 8 2
C Q 6 4
is your call? Think carefully what are your partnership
Solution to Last Weeks Quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 1D and you hold:
H Q J
D A J 10 9 8 5
C K Q 4 3
is your call?
Where are you going to go? Bidding 2D sounds like a Michaels cuebid (for
those that play that). Double will be a disaster when partner bids their
major. Maybe LHO will pass and partner will make the takeout double
then YOU can PASS for penalty. If you pass now and LHO bids and it
gets back to you, you can now bid 2D this would show the long minor
with a willingness to play there.
you at the tables.
& Bill Halliday
A Tradition of Excellence
Mumford Professional Centre, Suite 160 Halifax, NS