M C & G Bridge Studio 28-Aug-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: Do not commit to
a 5-3 or even a 5-4 fit in one major if a 4-4 fit is feasible in the other
major. With room to bid and find out about a 4-4 fit in the other major,
you can abandon the 5-3 (or4) fit in the first major. The odds of
outscoring the 5-3 to the 4-4 are better as trumps will break 3-2 68% of the
time. The odds of scoring worse will happen only when trumps break 5-0 and
that is only 4%.
CLUB TOONIE DRAW - This
week is over $1,300. They will be picking up the toonies
on TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
CONGRATULATIONS & KUDOS:
TWO 70%ers this week - Congrats on Monday to Terry
Shaw and Jim Mathers 73.47% and on Friday to Sheila
Cardone and Rod Mackenzie with 71.67%. Well done to all of
I have Kudos for all of you who have brought in coffee over the past year, but
alas yesterday I took out the last coffee and the last decaf coffee. So if
you were thinking about bringing a can of coffee into the Bridge Studio - now
would be a great time - Thanks.
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
AUGUST 31st is our Annual Balon Buckley Upgraded Charity
Club Championship Game. Balon is the co-founder and
creator of The Bridge Studio and we thank him for all he did for the
inception of the Studio. Come and play for fun and prizes on Wednesday
in this UPGRADED
|End of August -
end of NAP qualifiers. Only 4 chances left
to qualify - Monday
to Non-Life Masters with fewer than 500) points, Tuesday
Morning - 9:30.
All these games offer TRIPLE
points and half of them are RED
- YOU must qualify to participate in the district finals.
For more details on the finals -<
click here >.|
|THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1st - game time is 6:30pm.
Snacks will be waiting!|
GAME CHANGERS: Beginning
September 1st, 2016 The Bridge Studio will be making some changes in START (and
finish) times for THREE games.
NEW START time is 12:45!! |
evening NEW START time is 6:30
pm - as will Kathie & Bill will provide a light dinner
(like: soup & sandwich, chilli, spaghetti or tacos) Dinner will be
ready for 6:10, so come along. Game time 6:30 and we will hold a
SPECIAL game as often as possible - GAME fee will be $10.00. |
evening NEW START time - 6:30pm
and will be finished very close to 9:30 pm. This game is limited to
players under 1000 masterpoints. Please see attachments.|
FOR STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
SEPTEMBER LESSON schedule is attached
Beginning the week of the 12th
|Tuesday 9:30 PLAY OF THE HAND
by B. Seagram & D. Bird as presented by Doug Hamilton. This course
that has been tested and proven to improve your play, from the experts on
how to think through the process of playing the hand and make some effective
|Wednesday 6:30pm - COMPETITIVE BIDDING
by A. Grant as presented by Carol Hamilton. This is book TWO in
Bridge Basics - Not only will you learn how to be a fearful bidding
competitor you will learn some play tips and defensive tips.|
|Tuesday 9:30 am BUILDING
A BETTER FOUNDATION a Bridge Studio series as
presented by Jill McCormick - This course is designed for those that have
learned and used the basics and want to go beyond the scope and learn how to
get the best use of the bidding system.|
- Thursday at 9:30 am. Bridge Basics 1 by A. Grant as presented by
Kathie Macnab. This is the first book on Basic Bidding. You
cannot learn new bridge skills until you really understand the basics.
For new players and those that want to brush up their skills.|
|DETAILS ATTACHED and on web page <click
here> -- registration available online or email email@example.com|
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
S – K 10 8 3
H – A Q 9
D – 10 7 4
C – A 8 3
You are the dealer and here is the auction so far:
West North East
1C P 1D P
What is your call and why?
Answer to last week's 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-K, What next?
After winning the C-K with your Ace, you will now pull trump, but JUST THE ACE & KING. A mistake make by many newer players is that need to pull the third trump – the S-Q is always going to win a trick, leave it alone, instead take the diamond finesse and when that win, play the Heart A & K then ruff two hearts in hand and two diamonds in dummy. You cannot do that if you take three rounds of trump. Yes, an opponent may over ruff when you ruff the hearts, but their S-Q is a winner already. You lose just two clubs and the S-Q.
you at the tables,
Kathie & Bill Halliday
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE