M C & G Bridge Studio 21-Aug-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: We have many ways
of evaluating an opening bid, High Card Points, Rule of 20. But also
remember to look at “Quick Tricks”. Quick tricks are tricks you figure
to win in the first two rounds of a suit. These quick tricks are useful as
declarer, to keep control of a suit and as defender to defeat contracts.
A-K = 2 QT; A-Q = 1 ˝ QT; A = 1 QT; K-Q = 1 QT; K= ˝ QT (0 if the king is singleton).
My preference is to have TWO quick tricks for my opening bid (and two level overcalls), partner might want to double the opponent's contract if they can rely on your 2 Quick Tricks.
ROTORY CLUB TOONIE DRAW.
NO winner last week - the pot is NOW $1,150.00.
Get your toonie in by Tuesday afternoon.
CONGRATULATIONS & KUDOS:
Congratulations to Peter
Rans, Hind Blick, John Olson & Diane Livingston on their BIG
win in Saturday's Up the Ranks. Also BIG GAME for Carol
Thompson & John
Ayer 77.08% on Wednesday morning (watch for this mention in the
ACBL November bulletin)
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
7:00 is a MEMBERSHIP
game. This game will award TRIPLE
points, but only to ACBL members. Not a member, good
time to join up, special discount if you join on Wednesday night. Game
fees this Wednesday are just $7.00. Vamping up our Wednesday game
beginning September 7th -- watch for the change.|
|North American Pairs - club Qualifier -
Thursday at 12:30
Be sure to get your qualification by the end of the month.|
|END OF SUMMER TEAM GAME -- Sunday
August 28th 12:30 Play some bridge (Charity Club
Championship) and join Bill & me at our house for a barbeque.
Hamburgers, hotdogs, Salad and ice cream!! $12.00. Need
a partner or team - contact Bill --- firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR STUDENT'S OF THE GAME:
New to Bridge?? Well Practice makes perfect and we have three games designed with the newer player in mind so they can play at a more relaxed pace and in some games even ask questions. Monday at 7:00 (come early for Liz's Pearl of Wisdom); Thursday at 9:30 am with Jill; Friday at 9:30 for our 0-99 game.
BRIDGE IN A DAY -- FREE workshop - Saturday August 27th at 10:00 (till 2:00) Bring your own Lunch, FREE bridge introduction!! It is fun and it is FREE. Help us out, print a poster and put it up in a store near you (see attached flyer)
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your contract is 4 spades. Plan your play.
S – K 9 8 4
H – A K 8 5
D – A Q
C – A 3 2
Opening lead: C-K
S – A 7 6 2
H – 4 2
D – 6 4 3 2
C – 10 7 5
win the opening lead with the C-A, What next?
LAST WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
RHO opens the bidding with 1D. And you hold:
H: A K 7 6
D: K J 7 6
C: Q J 8 7
is your call with above hand?
ANSWER TO LAST WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Pass. Even with 14 HCP will
PASS. Very likely your LHO will bid one spade, and you will then be able
to double for takeout.