M C & G  Bridge Studio   10-Jul-2016

TIP OF THE WEEK: If you are in a NoTrump contract and you are missing both the ace and the king of a suit that was not lead, it is safe to assume that your right-hand opponent has at least one of them.  If your left-hand opponent had BOTH, they would have led the suit!

CONGRATULATIONS & KUDOS to Preethy Krishman and Mallika Das for the 71.25% game on Friday morning.  For those of you who know our friend Hazel Harlow (table 1North), she is recovering nicely.  We would like to extend our warm get well wishes to her and to Anne Quigg as well.  They are both at the VG if you want to call. Hope to see you both at the game soon.

THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:

Wednesday (13th) at 7:00 - North American Pairs Club game - TRIPLE masterpoints and 1/2 RED as well.  You must qualify over the summer to play in the District finals at the end of October and you could WIN a trip to Kansas City in March ($11.00)
Thursday (14th) @ 12:30 - ACBL International Fund Game.1/2 RED-1/2 BLACK - TRIPLE points ($11.00)
Friday (15th) at 12:30 - NAP club level game - TRIPLE points ($11.00)
Strats for the NAP games are: A=Open; B=0-2500; C=0-500 Non-life Master.  (All as of May 6, 2016)
Saturday July 16 at 12:30.  Summer Up the Ranks.  Sign up sheet is on the wall.  For all players under 1000. Charity Club Championship Game.

THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Below are three different auctions with North and South.  In each how many hearts and how many points does South hold?
1)  West     North     East     South
                  1H        pass        2H
    All pass
2)  West     North     East     South
                  1H        pass        1NT
     Pass     2D        pass        2H
     All pass
3)  West     North     East       South
                  1NT        pass        2C
    Pass      2D          pass        3H
    Pass      3NT       All pass

 SOLUTION TO LAST WEEK'S QUIZ:
Sitting North you hold:
         S Q 9
         H 6 4
         D A 9 7 5    
         C K Q 10 8 4
South  West   North(you)   East
 1H    pass     2C         pass
 2D     pass    ??  what is your call?

Answer:
Your first bid was at the TWO level which shows a good 10+ points and it also promises another bid (unless opener rebids 2NT).  Your best call is to bid 3D which is invitational showing around 11 HCP.

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

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