M C & G Bridge Studio 4-Sep-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: Making a take out
double and then bidding NoTrump shows a hand with 19 or 20 HCP, or a very good
18 HCP with TWO stoppers in the opponent's suit and usually a five card suit on
KUDOS from Peter Ineson: Many
thanks and special kudos to Kathie, Bill and the many Bridge Studio players who
continue to support the RCMP Veterans’ Association collection of aluminum tabs
from cans which are accumulated and sold off with the proceeds going to purchase
wheel chairs for the needy.
Be it a bag or a handful tossed into the can on top of the Bridge Studio refrigerator or a whole load handed directly to me everyone’s continuing efforts are most sincerely appreciated.
Peter Ineson, on behalf of the Nova Scotia Division of the RCMP Veterans’ Association.
the tabs off of pop and beer cans and bring them into the Studio, the can is on
top of the fridge. KMH
CONGRATULATIONS: This week we send
congratulations to the
winners of the "Balon
Buckley Upgraded Charity Club Championship" game Wednesday
Eastwood & Virginia Giza. Monday night TWO 70% games Bill
& Sue Ellis 74. 17% and Steve
Coates and Lew Landers 70.83%, Thursday afternoon 72.9%
by Elizabeth Legacy & Jim Mathers.
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
- Labour Day - 12:30 and for our Just Play Bridge Group at 7:00|
Inter-Club Championship for 0-500 only. Place in ACBL
overalls for BONUS masterpoints.|
9:30 - Morning Game Club
Championship. No extra cost just prizes & points.|
at 6:30 - International
Fund Game $10.00 |
0-1000 at 6:30 - International
Fund Game $10.00|
12:30, OPEN -
International Fund Game. $11.00|
GAME CHANGERS: Thursday evening's
6:30 start was well received. This week we introduce our NEW start time for Wednesday
night - 6:30 as promised I will have a LIGHT dinner ready for
6:10 - this week I have chicken noodle soup with fresh bakery rolls and slices
of tomatoes and cucumbers and cookies. So come to bridge right after work,
or skip dinner and have a nap - see
Wednesday afternoon will also have an earlier start - 12:45. So not to disrupt the big thinkers in the morning game, Jill will meet you in the hallway and take table reservations.
FOR STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
These classes begin next week, week of September 12th.
Thursday at 9:30 -- tell your friends and relatives. Hoping to see
some from our Bridge in a Day. If there is enough interest in an
evening class it will be on Monday nights at 7:00.|
|Playing a Bridge Hand: Tuesday 9:30. Best way to
improve your game is to understand good declarer play and this course is
perfect for that. Two 6-week sessions.|
|Competitive Bidding - Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Pre-empts to
overcalls and takeout doubles. The next step after Bridge Basics.|
more information see the attached flyer, call the Studio (902-446-3910) or
email Kathie - firstname.lastname@example.org
Building a Better Foundation
- Begins on TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20th at 9:30 am.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Whether you play Jacoby 2NT or Standard American choose what you would rebid.
S – A K 10 7 5
H – J 9 6 3
D – J
C – K 7 6
open the bidding with 1S and partner bids 2NT. What is your rebid.
Answer to last week's 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?
You do have a 4-card spade suit and you can bid that here to see if you have a fit with partner. BUT – your hand is very balanced and you would like the heart or spade lead to come INTO your hand. Most experts agree that they prefer to describe a FLAT hand with 12-14 by rebidding 1NT. This could be a matter of style, so discuss this hand with partner; make sure you agree on how to treat this type of hand. If partner is unbalanced and has game going values you can still find the spade fit.