M C & G Bridge Studio 13-Sep-2015
Tip of the Week:
Versus a NoTrump contract --- When holding A Q x in a suit partner has lead, and there are 3 little cards in dummy, as third hand you should insert the Q not the Ace. By playing the Ace then Queen, declarer, holding the King is likely to hold up until the third time the suit is played cutting off communication with partner. If you play the Queen, declarer will have a tough time holding up as he is afraid that the lead was from an A J combination.
Elizabeth Carew and her grand children for decorating for
our duck that will be representing the Bridge Studio in the Alzheimer’s
Duck Derby next Sunday the 20th at Bishops Landing. Festivities begin
at noon with the “Duckorated Ducks” being shown until 1:00 when the big
race begins. At 2:00 10,000 ducks will be dropped in the Harbour and
the lucky winners will be announced. Remember you can purchase your
own duck (forms at the Bridge Studio).
Kudos to Mary
Martin and Carolyn Courteen for their 68.65% game last
Wednesday in the 299er game. Two more percent would have earned their names
on the 70% board.
Kudos to Gerry
Soucy and Virginia Giza's 69.22% game last Thursday aft.
This was Gerry's 1st game in a long time at the studio.
Also kudos to Linda
Smith and Graham Waters for their 69.09% game last Thursday
evening in the 750 game.
The Play 50/50 Rotary Club fund raiser weekly draw of 1828 did not produce a winner last Wednesday so now the pot is estimated at $ 1,000.00. Hopefully Jim Kirby will have new entry forms for those wishing to invest a toonie.
Week at the Bridge Studio:
International Fund Games – Wednesday 7:00;
Thursday 12:30 and Friday 12:30
UP the RANKS CNTC Flight “C” Team game
(0-1000 Mpts) Saturday 19th at 12:30. Need a partner or team mates –
contact Jill (
Your first chance to qualify for the 2016 Canadian Team Championships.
All points earned will be RED points.
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 Liz’s pearl of wisdom at 6:45 and with the game starting at 7:00 (finished at 9:10 or earlier)
the Students of the Game:
Here we go – Learn More, Play More. Go
and click on lessons for more information!!
For all beginner bridge players – Two
separate classes on Monday at 9:30am and 7:00pm Audrey Grant’s
Better Bridge – An Introduction.
Beginner Plus – Play of the Hand – Monday
at 9:30am with the Barbara Seagram Play of the Hand book.
Topics for Newer Players – Thursday at
7:00pm. Topics include: topics Bidding Review, The Declarer's
Checklist, Opening Leads, Stayman, Transfers, Takeout Doubles and How to
Defense – Multi-Level with interesting
and easy to manage lessons begins Tuesday September 22 at 9:30am
Bridge Clinics for Beginner PLUS and Advancing
Beginner players and students - Will begin Wednesday October 14th at 1:00pm
- This new program will cover a variety of topics from the files of Gary
Brown's Ozzy Bridge School. Watch here for upcoming topics.
Next “Bridge in a Day” – Saturday
October 10th at the Board Room Game Café – 2 – 5 pm.
week’s Bridge Quiz:
The auction goes as follows:
2 C Pass
2 S Pass
3 NT All Pass
What do you lead from the
Please send comments to:
hold: S – K 8 7 4
H – K 9 6 3
D – Q 8 5 4
C – 6
Solution to Last Week’s Quiz:
partner opens the bidding with 1NT and RHO passes, it is your call with the
S – J 7 6 3
H – Q 9 7
D – 10 9 8 4 3
C – 4
is your call, what do you plan to do?
With this hand, try a Stayman 2C bid. Partner only has three bids they can make – 2D; 2H; 2S. If partner replies 2D (no 4-card major) then pass, he will be in at the very least a 5-2 fit which will play much better than 1NT. If partner replies 2S, you have found a nice 4-4 fit. If partner replies 2H, you will still pass – Wishing partner the best of luck. BTW- a wise player once told me that playing in a 4-3 fit builds character.
See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
Comments - please let me know –
MCG Bridge Studio A
Tradition of Excellence
Professional Centre, Suite 160, Halifax, NS 902-446-3910