M C & G Bridge Studio 10-Jan-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: One
of the best ways to become a better bidder and most definitely a better defender
is to learn how to be a good declarer. Understanding how to develop tricks
is something all players should strive for. Good declarers make good
defenders - they understand the cards.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS: Kudos
to everyone who participated in the Unit STaC. We had many winners and
congratulations to you all. But can you believe this -- Jill McCormick
and Gerardo Malazdrewicz had a 69.77 % game on Wednesday evening - coming second
to a 72.83%er. Then on Friday Jill McCormick and Marcia Shaw had a 72.02%
game coming second to a 72.62%er!! Hardly fair!
Congratulations to our 2-session Team Game winners: Steve Anderson, Brian Arsenault, Jim Mathers & Jill McCormick!
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE BRIDGE
STUDIO THIS WEEK:
We have a couple more STaC games. These STaC games are District 1 STaC and
$1.00 from each player will go back to Unit 194. STaC games are:
(0-500 only) 12:30|
(0-750 only) Come early on Thursday evening and bring your Convention
Card as I take you through the filling of NOTRUMP
0-1000 Up the Ranks TEAM GAME. Remember all STaC games are 100% SILVER
|JUNIOR FUND GAME - Monday 12:30 -- $1.00 extra per player
to support our Canadian Junior Players|
STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
Mondays at 9:30 am join Carol Hamilton for 8 weeks of adventures in COMPETITIVE BIDDING. This course teaches you how to interfere effectively. It is not too late to sign up - or Just come on Monday, Carol will be happy to see you.
THINKING BRIDGE from Eddie Kantar - I will be doing 5 weekly clinics starting on Thursday 14th at 9:30am on how to THINK at the table. For any advancing beginner, intermediate and advanced player. Thursday at 9:30 am - this week's clinic "Discarding". Knowing what to keep, what to discard and what to tell partner makes defense much easier.
NEXT week (Jan. 18th - 21st) we begin our 10 week Beginner courses (Monday 7:00pm & Tuesday 9:30am). Don't forget to invite your friends (& relatives) to a FREE Bridge in a Day workshop. This 4 hour workshop on Saturday 16th gives an overview of our wonderful game. If you know someone who has always wondered if bridge was the game for them, encourage them to come along; they will be glad they did.
PLAY OF THE HAND - Monday the 18th at 9:30am Doug Hamilton starts his 6 week course from the Barbara Seagram "How to Play a Bridge Hand" text.
DOUBLES - Tuesday the 19th at 9:30am - Join Jill McCormick for this 6 week couse which explores the versitile DOUBLE bids that can pop up in so many places - you just have to know how to take advantage.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your RHO opens the bidding with 1D, what call would you make with the following hand:
S – K Q 9 7 3
H – 5
D – 3
C – A Q J 9 7 5
Solution to Last Week's Quiz:
RHO opens the bidding with 1-H and you make a Take-out Double. Your
LHO passes and partner bids 1S. NOW your RHO rebids 2-H! What is
Here is your hand:
S – K 10 9 3
H – 4
D – K Q 8 2
C – K 9 6 2
You have described this 11 HCP hand (with the singleton 14 playing points).
Partner was FORCED to bid originally and may have ZERO points. Let partner
decide on any future action!! If you bid MORE you must hold MORE, you have
already discribe this hand. Leave this decision to partner!