M C & G Bridge Studio 23-Oct-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: As an opening
bidder it will usually take TWO bids to describe your hand. Other than
opening in NoTrump, a suit bid is 13-21 HCP, your second bid will define your
range. Be sure you and your partner are on the same page as to what is
minimum, medium and maximum.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS -
CONGRATULATIONS to our Rookie/Master winners - John
Dow & Richard
Nickerson. The Berwick club recommended they come and play as
Richard is an up and coming player - and he showed it - Well done.
Up the Ranks Team game winners: (A)
Mike Ross, Daniel Labrie, Linda Walker, & Marilyn Bernardo.
& Ann Dicks, Carolyn Courteen and Natalie Milligan. (C) Julia & Keith Taylor, Liz Cormier
and Heather Farwell - - Congratulations.
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
CLUB APPRECIATION GAMES THIS WEEK -- Don't forget to collect your prize after the game!! Also TRIPLE points for all winners:
|Monday 12:30 - triple points OPEN|
|Wednesday 9:30 - triple points OPEN|
|Wednesday 6:30 8 IS ENOUGH - GOLD DUST
TEAM GAME (light dinner at 6:30) I am still working on filling out
some teams - if you want to play - I have a team for you - email --- email@example.com|
|Thursday 6:30 - under 1000 only|
|Friday 9:30 99ers only|
|CANADIAN OPEN PAIRS CLUB QUALIFIER - Tuesday at 7:00 - also triple points $1.00
the date - Monday October 31st - HALLOWE'EN DAY. I have heard rumours that
some players will be dressing up for the Monday afternoon game - Anyone coming
dressed for Hallowe'en will have their name entered in a draw for TWO
complimentary plays. Enjoy the the game. For
all you "Just Play Bridge" players - come dressed for Hallowe'en
and you will be entered in your own draw.
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
Do not miss out on your opportunity to have a lesson with Audrey Grant - Sunday November 6th - 1:00 - 4:00 "Entries" a multi-level course. More details provided in a separate email. We are only half full, so get your name registered as soon as possible.
friends you want to introduce to bridge -- Monday 9:30 - 12:30 -
Bridge for the Absolute Beginner with Audrey.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Let them keep their winner!
In this hand, West opened the bidding with 1D and North ‘doubled’ for takeout. South bid 1 Spade, and North with 20 HCP, jumps the bidding to 3S. South goes to 4 trusting partner’s bidding.
S – K 9 8 4
H – A K 8 5
D – A Q
C – A 3 2
S – A 7 6 2
H – 4 2
D – 6 4 3 2
C – 10 7 5
How do you plan to play the contract?
Answer to last week's game:
Partner opens the bidding with 1H . Would you rather hold hand ‘A’ or hand ‘B’ or do you think they are equivalent?
A: S – Q 7 3 H – A 8 2 D – 9 6 5 C – 10 4 3 2
B: S – A 7 3 H – Q 8 2 D – 9 6 5 C – 10 4 3 2
Answer: The better hand is
hand ‘B’. The HCP and distribution are the identical, but the location
of the honour cards makes the difference. In hand ‘B’, the Queen fills
in partner’s suit and is a “working” card (apt to be useful). In
hand ‘A’ the queen in an outside suite may be a wasted value.