M C & G  Bridge Studio   27-Mar-2016

TIP OF THE WEEK: “Never ignore a LONG suit in dummy”.  Before you begin the play of any contract, check out dummy’s long suit to see whether it is usable – if there are enough entries to dummy to set the suit up then use it to discard losers from your hand.  Just do it!

Bridge Studio News: Come for the GAME / Come for the fun.  Our 18th Anniversary celebrations start NEXT week and the theme is - STAR WARS.
We will draw for Houses this week and they are:  "The Droids", "The Millennium Falcon", "The Stormtroopers" and "The Jedi".  For those  less familiar with this process EVERYONE  will be assigned a house  and NEXT week we all compete for both Masterpoints  and Spirit points.  The Winning team will have a plaque in their honour
Pick your team and join the FUN!!!   Star Wars Week information Attached.

WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO THIS WEEK:
- BRIDGE IN A DAY - This Saturday (April 2nd) 11:00 - 3:00.  Tell your friends - it is FREE
- Club Championship Game TODAY (Easter Monday) 12:30
- Wednesday at 7:00 will be an OPEN Stratified Game.  We were missing some players  last  week and hope they are back this week.  Just $6.00 per player AND there is LUCKY SCORE
- THURSDAY 7:00 -- this game is limited to beginner and advanced beginner players (Under 750).  Come and play, 24 boards, 3 hours.  Well run, and lots  of fun.
NEXT WEEK:
- TEAM GAMES - there are TWO team games for Anniversary Week - Wednesday NIGHT (7:00) is an "8 is enough" Club Championship Team game.  Saturday (9th) is an OPEN Club Championship team game.  Sign up sheet is at the Studio.

FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
Know someone that might want to 'get in the game', but are too shy to come and play ---  bring them  on Saturday  (April 2nd) for a FREE Introduction to the game of bridge -- the class is FREE - muffins and snacks available,, Get in the Game!
-- Lessons for beginner & intermediate  will begin the week of April 4th - a full schedule will be available at the Bridge Studio.

THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your right hand opponent opens the bidding with 1 Heart and you hold:
S - K Q J 9 8 3
H - 5
D - 8 4 2
C - J 10 7
What is your call?
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
  West    North    East    South
  Pass    pass      1H      4S
All Pass

       North  (dummy)
       S – 8 4
       H – K 8 6 5 4
       D – J 5
       C – A J 9 7
Lead:
H – 3
       S – K Q J 10 9 6 5
       H – A Q
       D – Q 10 9 8
       C -  -----
Eddie Kantar always has some hands that are good for thought.  In this hand you must think, “what can go  wrong  and how can I  prevent it".  When you look at the lead  you should think about it – clearly the H-3 is a singleton and it seems extremely likely that West holds the S-A.  So how do you make the contract?
Since we know that the lead  of the H-3 is a singleton, and therefore when East wins the S-A, they will be  giving partner a ruff, we can prevent that from happening.  On the heart lead, win the KING in Dummy, then play the C-A -  discarding the useless H-A from hand.  Now you can ruff high when East tries to give  their partner a ruff.

RIVER CRUISE - This is NOT a Grand Slam Adventure Cruise, but Melanie has secured a "Group Rate" (we have a group of 11 to date).  There is a $1,000.00 airfare rebate only until MARCH 31,2016.  Prague to Budapest, along the Danube.  May 16 - 26, 2017.  Check it out  and call Melanie (902-865-6995) or ask for more info from the Bridge Studio.

See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
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