M C & G Bridge Studio 30-Aug-2015
Tip of the Week:
an auction where partner has bid two suits and you have an equal number in both
of their suits (even if they are doubletons) put partner back into their first
bid suit - - even if you have to increase the level!
Kudos & Congratulations – First on behalf of all the Halifax players that took the trek to Yarmouth for the Lobster Classic – Kudos for you for running such a great (and FUN) tournament. Special Congratulations to Mark Spear for winning the Saturday night Individual game – I haven’t laughed that much at the table in ages!!
Congratulations – Winners of the Balon Buckley Upgraded Charity Club Championship – Rod Mackenzie & Leo Weniger and Janet Corkum & Heather Gillis – watch for your names on the special plaque
is happening this week at the Bridge Studio:
AUGUST 31ST – Your Last Chance to qualify for
the North American Pairs!! Monday at 12:30 - triple points and half
of those are RED!!
is International Fund Month – all month there will
be special International Fund Games – the Bridge Studio will be sending the
CBF $1.00 per player on all International Fund Games. YOU will receive a
little more than double masterpoints! This week we will have FOUR
International Fund Games:
again at 7:00,
one more on Friday
Labour Day Monday September 7th the Bridge Studio will be OPEN and we will celebrate Labour Day with an International Fund Game!!
the Students of the game:
Posters and Flyers will be ready Monday for our lesson line-up for the fall. All Lesson will begin after Labour Day. We have plans for basic defense, a NEW book by Barbara Seagram on “Play of the Hand” and beginner and advanced beginner classes.
BEGINNER BRIDGE – A great way to
introduce someone to the game of bridge - come to our Bridge
in a Day
– Tuesday September 8th at 9:00 am (Until 12:15) –
FREE course to get to know the basics of the game!!
Come and Play – recommended for new-to-bridge players - a relaxed - no masterpoints just play the game – Monday at 7:00, Thursday & Friday at 9:30 – hone your skills in any of the fun and relaxed games.
This week’s Bridge Quiz:
LHO opens the bidding with 1S and partner makes a Takeout Double. What is
your call with the following hand:
S – K 5
H – Q 10 7 6 4 2
D – A Q 9
C – 9 3
Solution to Last week’s Quiz:
are the dealer. What is your call on the following hand:
S – A Q
– A Q
D – K 8 4 3
C – J 7 6 4 2
carefully, where do you want the lead to come from and why??
1NT – experts often consider this type of hand “semi-balanced”.
Considering the major suits, which looks like the most likely lead – it is
INTO your AQ / AQ – which cannot be bad. If partner has 10+ you will
likely end up in 3NT and you should be able to establish tricks in the minor
you at the tables,
& Bill Halliday
A Tradition of Excellence
requests? - Just email me – email@example.com
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS