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:

Wednesday 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 & Friday 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 --- bhalliday@eastlink.ca or 902-443-4676

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.

   North (dummy)
     S – K 9 8 4
     H – A K 8 5
     D – A Q
     C – A 3 2
Opening lead: C-K
   South (you)
     S – A 7 6 2
     H – 4 2
     D – 6 4 3 2
     C – 10 7 5

You win the opening lead with the C-A,  What next?

LAST WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:

Your RHO opens the bidding with 1D. And you hold:
            S: 4
            H: A K 7 6
            D: K J 7 6
            C: Q J 8 7

What 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.

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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