TIP OF THE WEEK:
is a timed event and it is a social game. Come
to the table with a smile on your face and say hello to your opponents.
It is helpful if after the auction North enters the contract while
waiting for the player on lead to make their opening lead and then
record the opening lead. Or as dummy it is helpful to face your
dummy after the opening lead and then tend to your paperwork. You
usually have lots of time because the declarer is busy forming their plan.
Play all your boards in the round and you will likely have time left over
to have a nice chat with your table mates. Keep hand discussion
quiet. If you had bid to a great slam, you don’t really want the
next table to know about it.
*******ROTARY CLUB Rollover - get your Toonie ready. The Pot
this week is over $1,200.00 ********
& CONGRATULATIONS: PLAYER
APPRECIATION WEEK - Kudos
to everyone especially to those who quietly help us with clean up during
and after the games; contribute to the Studio by bringing in coffee
and snacks and speaking to the director politely, including calling
"Director, Please". Kudos to those who help promote and
maintain a friendly atmosphere at the table. We would not be who we
are with you wonderful players. Thank you.
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE
BRIDGE STUDIO THIS WEEK: Junior Fund games for three of our
OPEN games -TRIPLE the masterpoints
- Tuesday 7:00 - $11.00 - OPEN Pairs
- Wednesday 7:00 - Wednesday night Special $7.00 and great
adventures at the card table
- Friday 12:30 - $11.00 - OPEN pairs.
- get your teams together the Bridge Studio's annual Bridge
& Chocolate which is on SATURDAY FEB. 13th (12:30).
A CWTC Event - with lots of RED
points. The highlight (other than fun bridge) is the Chocolate
buffet with contributions from each team -- YUM! Teams of Four
- Women only - need help contact me - email@example.com
or Jill - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Signup sheet is ready and we are limiting the game to 22 teams.
STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
THURSDAY EVENING PRACTICE PLAY - Nancy Fraser would like to invite
all NEW player and students to her Thursday (7:00 PM) Practice
game. Please see attached.
you can drop into: Monday 7:00 & Tuesday 9:30 - Beginner Bridge
Classes. Monday 9:30 - Competitive Bidding or How to Play a Bridge
Hand. Tuesday 9:30 - Doubles. Just Play Bridge Monday 7:00.
Practice Play Thursday 9:30am & 7:00pm
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
What’s You Call? Your LHO opened the bidding with 1C and partner
makes a takeout
double. RHO passes. What is your call holding:
S – K Q 5 4
H – A 10 6 3
D – Q J
C – 10 7 6
Solution to Last Week's
are sitting South and here is the auction:
South West North
pass 1NT pass
do you know about partner’s distribution? What call do you make if
this is your hand?
S – A Q 7 3
H – 8
D – K Q
C – J 8 6 4 3 2
After your 1C bid partner’s priority is to bid a suit at the one level.
A response of 1NT would deny any 4-card (or longer) major suit and
likely even a 4-card diamond suit. By this inference
partner’s only 4-card or long suit is clubs. You can confidently
rebid your club suit putting the partnership in a ten-card fit.
(from Better Bridge Vol. 5 #3)
See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE