M C & G Bridge Studio 22-May-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: Last week I
explained the "unusual 2NT bid" - great way for the opponents to
interfere - so as the opposing side - you can take advantage of the
pre-emptive bid. Your side opened the bidding as responder you can take
advantage of the opponents unusual 2NT overcall. Since the overcall shows
5-10 HCP and 5-5 distribution in the minors, the responder can take advantage
Bidding the lower ranking suit (clubs) to show a limit raise or
better in hearts.
B) Bidding the higher ranking suit (diamonds) to show a limit
raise or better in spades. C)
Double, this shows a willingness to defend at least one of the
opponent's suits, especially if they are vulnerable and you are not.
THE LATEST MARITIME BRIDE LINE IS
ATTACHED - READ ON LINE OR PRINT (print
in DRAFT mode)
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
KUDOS to everyone that kept the Bridge Studio running while I was in Toronto for
the Canadian Bridge Federation meetings and the Canadian Championships.
Sadly there was NO representation from the Maritimes. NEXT
year, the Championships are in WINNIPEG,
April 22 - 30th. We now have not only the Championships
but LOTS of gold points for the side REGIONAL Games. Teams can be formed from
September - December 2016 -- Let us have an OPEN, flight B, flight C, Seniors
and Women's teams -- show them what we have!! I will have the club level
games, I hope you will put some teams in for the Canadian finals.
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
Day) The Bridge Studio is OPEN with a Grass
Roots Fund game at 12:30
and fun and games for the "Just Play Bridge" game at 7:00.
No lesson with Nancy - but a Pearl of Wisdom from Liz.
More Grass Roots Fund for the Week - Wednesday MORNING at 9:30 - this game is growing and you can make it better, quiet, well run with our Wednesday directors, Doug & Carol, freshly back from Florida. Come and play and welcome them home!
More Grass Roots Wednesday at 7:00, Thursday at 7:00 and a special treat for our 99er game on Friday morning (9:30). Each game is $1.00 extra per player - all of this is to support our GRASS ROOTS PLAYERS attending Nationally rated games as District 1 winners.
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
NO lesson Monday night, but Jill & Bev are ready to further your understanding of the game, and hone your skills, 9:30 Tuesdays. Just Play Bridge Monday offers - PLAY, PLAY PLAY - the best way to improve your game. Practice under Jill's supervision Thursday at 9:30 and a relaxed uner 100 game on Friday at 9:30
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Never ignore a long suit in dummy. Can you solve this problem?
You have arrived in a 4H contract AND the opponents competed with spades. But you win the auction!! The opening lead is the S-K you win the Ace what is your plan to win 10 tricks!
S J 8
H K 10 6
D - 9 8 5 3 2
C K J 6
S A 10
H A Q J 9 8 4
D 10 6
C A 4 3
SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
S K 8 4
H 10 9 4 3
D Q 9 3
C A Q 2
East South West
1D pass 1H pass
2H pass ?
What is your call after opener has raised your 1H responding bid?
The best description here would be to bid 2NT. 2NT rebid usually holds 11 HCP. You have a stopper in each suit, only 4 hearts and 11 HCP. This is an invitation to opener, they can pass (especially if they were stuck for a bid and raised hearts with only 3 of them), or then can bid 3 hearts. With a full 14 HCP they would bid 3NT or 4 H. This hand is from Audrey Grants Daily Bridge Column Quiz#163.