M C & G  Bridge Studio   11-Oct-2015

 

THE BRIDGE STUDIO IS OPEN ON MONDAY - GAME AT 12:30 and at 7:00!!

TIP OF THE WEEK:

Authorized Information : You are allowed to get information from things such  as:

·        The hand you hold.

·        The conditions, such as vulnerability, position at the table and the state of the match.

·        The auction.

·        The cards played.

·        The mannerisms of the opponents.

Critical thinking plays are a big part of the game of bridge, and players are free to use judgment to override any of the standard bidding guidelines.

Unauthorized Information You are not allowed to take advantage of things such as:

·        Partner’s comments and questions or answers to questions.

·        The tempo of partner’s bidding or play.

·        The partner’s announcements, alerts or failure to alert.

·        Partner’s gestures or mannerisms.

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KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:  Yes - we have TWO 70%ers this week and one oh-so close  - Congrats to Sheila Cardone and Rod Mackenzie (Monday aft. 70.66%) and Jill & Steve (Thursday aft. - 72.90%) and then we have Adele Stewart and Susan Hubley with  an Oh-So-Close  on Friday with 69.16% - that is just one matchpoint away!!  The KUDO this week goes to all the players  in the NEW 99er game - great to see you out playing and thanks Jill for running a quiet, professionally run FUN game - If you haven't tried it yet - come on out!!

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:  It is CLUB APPRECIATION MONTH AND WE WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!

Monday night - Just Play Bridge Club  appreciation - special treats and prizes for everyone
WEDNESDAY at 7:00 - GOLD  Point Team Game - 8 is enough.  We have lots of teams signed up and SEVERAL teams looking for team mates - do you have over 2000 and want to help out an under 750 win some gold  - let me know.  I am working on forming teams- but if you have not requested team mates yet - it is not too late - contact me at  kmacnab@eastlink.ca
BIG TIME SPECIAL --- INSTANT MATCHPOINTS (AND 1 GOLD POINT!!) FRIDAY MORNING @ 9:30 am - Our regular 99er game will be adding ANOTHER section - Just for the Gold.  Under 100 will be able to play the Special hands and receive the Souvenir booklet - and Section B - will have the opportunity to win lots of masterpoints and a chance for GOLD if you come first either N/S or E/W.  Just $10.00 per player in OPEN and the same $8.00 in the 99er game.

ERIN BERRY ROOKIE/MASTER GAME -- Thursday Oct. 22nd - 7:00.  Note to 750 players - a Special game on the 22nd.  We have several of our students ready to play and I am looking for (happy) 50+ players to partner up with our students and new-to- duplicate players.  This is an opportunity to help us introduce new players to the game of duplicate.  Help Jill and I out this week as we look for players in this special game that is held only in Canada.

FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:

Play of the Hand with Doug - 6 weeks on Becoming a Better Declarer.  Learn to win more tricks more often.  Begins Monday October 19th at 9:30.  This is a wonderful NEW course from Barbara Seagram.  Please see attached for details.
Thursday evening has TWO opportunities to improve your bridge.  7:00 Bev will be continuing with her Bridge Basics Review and this week she  continues her discussion on TRANSFERS.  She will also be discussing how to coordinate the use of Stayman with Transfers.

What do I have for you as the pre-amble to the Thursday evening game - It is about Conventions - and which conventions you SHOULD think about and which ones are better left until you have a better grasp of the bidding!!

THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:

Here is the auction:
North    East    South    West
                          1C       P
 1H          P        1NT      P
 3NT      All Pass
Partner leads the D-7 – Declarer players LOW from dummy - What is your defensive PLAN.

     North (Dummy)
      S – 8 6 3
      H – A Q 10 9
      D – K 6 5
      C – K 8 3
                              East (you)
Lead                      S – J 9 7 4
D -7                       H – K 5 2
                              D – A J 9 3
                              C – 9 4

Solution to Last Week's Quiz:

You are sitting South
Dealer North.  Vulnerability ALL

North     East    South    West
 1C         1NT      ?
What is your call holding:

S – K 2
H – A K 8 6 5
D – J 10 9 8
C – 7 3

Answer:

You have a good hand and a good suit – you and your partner hold at least 24 HCP – and East overcalled 1NT – West holds nothing!.  DOUBLE – this hand belongs to your side.  After partner opens and RHO bids 1NT it is common practice to double with 8+ points – especially when the opponents are vulnerable.  If for some reason on this hand the auction goes higher than 1NT, you can now bid your heart suit, partner knows you have values and will take it from there.

See you at the Tables,.
Kathie & Bill Halliday

Any Questions, Comments for Concerns, please let me know -  kmacnab@eastlink.ca
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