M C & G  Bridge Studio   25-Oct-2015

​TIP OF THE WEEK:

When partner opens 1NT, most 4NT bids are quantitative.  4NT is only ace-asking when the partnership has found, and agreed on, an eight-card or longer trump suit.  The Gerber Ace asking bid (4C) is typically used  by responder  who would have a long running suit and just wants to know about Aces.  It is seldom used.

​KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:  ​Congrats to Dave Etter and Derek Fury- they came 2nd in Moncton on Saturday and will have the privilege of attending the National finals in Reno NV.  Kudos​ to all the masters that participated in the Rookie/Master game on Thursday evening  - your expertise is very much appreciated.  And with that ​CONGRATULATIONS​ to Lou Ann Thomson & Jane Spinder for the First place finish with 63.39%.  A Thank you ​ goes out to Maureen Donovan who coordinated the Spencer House Fund raiser on Friday evening.  Bilgin Batman (Unit 194 President), Doug Hamilton (District 1 President) and Me  (CBF Zone Director) all attended this fine event.

​WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:

Club Appreciation Games this week will be - Monday (26) @ 12:30; Wednesday (28) @ 1:00; Thursday (29) @ 7:00.  Extra Masterpoints, prizes for winners in each strat - and treats!!
THURSDAY @ 7:00 -- come and play!!  It is a great game, limited to players with fewer than 750 Mstpts.  All you Rookies from last week should be coming out.  Don't forget the mini-lesson at 6:45.  Something to improve your game!!
Wednesday (28)  @ 7:00 a Canadian Bridge Federation RED point pairs game - TRIPLE points - and just $6.00 for everyone!!
NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS - B - Saturday at ​10:30 am & TBA​.  Flight B is for all qualified players up to 2500 masterpoints.  To see  if you qualified go to -- www.bridgestudio.org click on NAP qualifiers B.  The winners of this event will have the priviledge to represent District 1 at the National Finals in Reno NV (subsidy money from ACBL and this event)

FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:

It is not too late to join Doug Hamilton for his PLAY OF THE HAND bridge class on MONDAY MORNINGS -9:30.

Thursday at 7:00 join Bev for her Bridge Basics review  - this week is the MANY FACES OF THE TAKE OUT DOUBLE.

THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:

North opens 1H and South responds 1NT - ending the auciton.  The Opponents are in 1NT.

Your partner leads the S2, You win the SK.  What is your plan to defeat the contract.

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

What do you play at trick two?

Solution to Last Week's Quiz
Everyone is vulnerable and partner opens the bidding with 2S.  What is your call holding:
S Q 8 6 3
H 10
D Q J 10 7 6 3
C J 8

Answer:
Bid 4S!  You actually have a great sacrifice hand.  Surely the opponents have hearts and will likely bid a game.  But you can see that your side will likely have No Spade losers and at the most 1 heart, 2 diamonds and 2 club losers.  That is only down TWO much better score versus the opponents game score of 620.

To Derek Broughton - wishing you all the best in your  new  adventures in the  UK, we will miss you, keep in touch.  From all of us  at  the Bridge  Studio.

See you at the tables.
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXELLENCE
www.bridgestudio.org
kmacnab@eastlink.ca
902-446-3910

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