M C & G Bridge Studio 25-Oct-2015
TIP OF THE WEEK:
partner opens 1NT, most
4NT bids are quantitative. 4NT is only ace-asking when the partnership has
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:
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
|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:
is not too late to join Doug Hamilton for his PLAY OF THE HAND bridge class
on MONDAY MORNINGS -9:30.
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:
opens 1H and South responds 1NT - ending the auciton. The Opponents are in
partner leads the
S2, You win the SK.
What is your plan to defeat the contract.
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
S – 8
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
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.
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.