find another copy of the January calendar and lesson information attached.
TIP OF THE WEEK:
In the beginning we learn all about counting our points which is good
way to start. Counting points, ours, dummys and then estimating what
the opponents have. But far more important is counting TRICKS.
Most declarers get wrapped up in how many points they have - and how
many points partner bid on. They forget to count their TRICKS.
When the bidding is over you cannot change it make your focus on
how many tricks you can win, how to develop more and in several cases
how to lose less!
Thank you to everyone who attended the Bridge Studio Holiday Party -
congratulations to Daniel Labrie the winner of the INDIVIDUAL championship
game, the winners of the Pairs game - Jill McCormick and Steve
Anderson. Our last game of the year was Thursday afternoon and the
winners of that game were: John Moore and David Chipman -
2016 BEGINS with
Unit 194/230 Sectional Tournament at Clubs:
EVERY game this week offers SILVER points - and LOTS of them. All
games are Sectionally rated!! The Bridge Studio will be adding $1.00 to
the regular fee for each of these games which will go directly to Unit
is chuck full of STaC games (more next week) and also some JUNIOR FUND
GAMES - January is JUNIOR FUND month so and $1.00 from each
Junior Fund Game will be used for our Canadian Juniors!!
CBF NEWS - This
Month the CBF is allowing everyone to sign into the website and read the
latest edition of "Canada Bridge". If you have not had the
opportunity to see our slick new magazine visit the Canadian Bridge
Federation web site. Simply go to www.cbf.ca
STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
So much is happening for 2016 LESSONS - most classes begin the week of
January 18th -- right after our FREE BRIDGE in a DAY PROGRAM
(Saturday Jan. 16). Attached is lesson information. For all of
you our Advanced beginner and Intermediate courses and also an
attachment for you to give to pass on for BEGINNER COURSES!!
Have an interesting winter and take some of our EXCELLENT classes.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your RHO opens the bidding with 1-H and you make a Take-out Double
with the following hand.
Your LHO passes and partner bids 1S. NOW your RHO rebids 2-H!
What is your call?
Here is your hand:
S K 10 9 3
D K Q 8 2
C K 9 6 2
Solution to Last Week's
Opening lead was the S-K - Did you hastily play the S-Ace at trick one?
Here is the entire hand:
S A 7 6 2
H K 4 3
D 10 6 5
C 9 8 7
S K Q J 10 9 8 5 4
H 10 8 2
H Q J 9 7
D - void
D 4 3 2
C Q 6
C K J 10 5 4 3
South (you declarer)
H A 6 5
D A K Q J 9 8 7
C A 2
As you can see I am sure you are not surprised in that East is
void in Spades, if you played your Ace on the first spade -
East ruffed and you are going down as you must lose a Heart and a club!
But if you cleverly DUCKED the first spade, you can safely ruff the
second spade, NOW pull trump, over to the dummy and play the S-A to
discard a loser. You must count some cards at TRICK ONE and not
walked blindly into a mis-play!
See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE