M C & G  Bridge Studio   26-Jun-2016

TIP OF THE WEEK: Did you know that when responder rebids 2NT it is almost always 11 HCP – with a poor 10 they tend to stay at 1NT and with a good 12 they jump to 3NT.  Also when partner jumps  to 3 of a minor- - - 11 pts.  Just count on that.

CONGRATULATIONS & KUDOS -- To all of you!!  I received three emails from folks to top up our Trump Alzheimer's contribution.  YES - - The Bridge Studio will reach our goal of $10,000.00 between the Memory Walk and the Trump Alzheimer's Day.   WOW

THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
Thursday morning at 9:30 - PRACTICE PLAY with JILL.
ALL OTHER BRIDGE IS CANCELLED -- come to the Canadian Atlantic  Regional Tournament at the Lord Nelson Hotel.  

           JERRY HELMS
Jerry Helms will be giving a FREE pre-game seminar on MONDAY @ 6:45 at the Lord Nelson Hotel.  He has lots  of Jerryisms and is a wonderful talented speaker.  Even if you are not playing - come by and hear Jerry.
- - - - - BETTER than listening to Jerry pass on his words of wisdom - you can enter the draw to PLAY with Jerry on Thursday (June 30) at 9:00 am.  They will be on sale Monday & Tuesday only, just $5.00 per ticket.  See Sandra Macpherson's announcement attached.

THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Sitting North you hold:
S – J 8 6 5 3
H – K 7 5
D – 5
C – Q 9 7 3

  South  West   North (you)   East
  1D     pass       1S             pass
  2C     pass        ??  what is your call?

SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
Here is your hand:
S – J 10 7 4
H – A Q J 8 4
D – A Q
C – K J

You open the bidding with 1 Heart, and partner responds 1NT – what is your REBID?

Answer:  You have  a ‘semi’-balanced hand with 18 – 19 HCP, bid 2NT.  A 2NT rebid by opener over partner’s 1NT initial response shows 18-19, which is what you have.  There is no point  in bidding the spade suit as partner would have bid them directly if they had FOUR spades.  As opener it is your job to DESCRIBE your hand, you have a ‘semi’ balanced hand, but what you hold.  3NT  is not a good idea, as partner could well have responded with just FIVE points, and you would be over your head!!

See you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE

www.bridgestudio.org
kmacnab@eastlink.ca
902-446-3910

 

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