M C & G Bridge Studio 13-Nov-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Vulnerable two-level overcalls should promise strong suits plus something
resembling an opening bid. Minor-suit two-level overcalls tend to show
six-card suits, however an overcall of 2H may be just a 5 card suit.
Remember your partner will treat your overcall as a REAL bid and respond
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners at the Halifax
Fall Sectional tournament. Actually everyone is a winner
as we had a huge turnout, so thank you for playing. KUDOS
to all that helped out to make the tournament a success! Caddies: Carole
Anne Patterson & Val Brisco. Set up: Jill
Helen Prowse & Kate McIsaac. Candy: Marilyn
Bernardo. 50/50: Linda
Smith & Cynthia Burney. Pizza: Stuart Eastwood.
Plus all the helpers
THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE STUDIO:
CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP Club Qualifying game TWO SESSIONS. Get your team organized, up to 6 players allowed. First half will be WEDNESDAY NOV. 16th, 6:30 and the Second half will be held on WEDNESDAY NOV. 23rd. This is a RED point event with TRIPLE masterpoints awards. PLUS a qualification to participate in the Canadian Championships at the end of April. Come early and I will have a little light supper for you!
Monday (14th) at 12:30 a Canadian Open Pairs Qualifying - (RED point awards).
Thursday (17th) at 12:30 - another COPC club game
Thursday (17th) 6:30 - a Charity Club Championship game.
Saturday (19th) - Up the Ranks Team 0-1000 team game. There are a few slots left, so if you were considering playing let Jill know as soon as possible.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your contract is 4 Hearts. What is your plan to make 10 tricks?
S K 6 3 2
H A 4 2
D 8 7 4 3
C 6 5
S A 4
H K Q J 10 8 7
D A 6
C J 8 3
Answer to last week's game:
You open the bidding with 1 spade, RHO passes and partner bids 3 Spades, typically 10 12 points invitational and LHO passes.
Here are TWO hands you could hold:
A) S A Q 10 6 5 4 H Q J 2 D K Q C K J
B) S Q J 6 5 4 H void D A K J 8 7 C A 9 4
are very good hands and you will go to game with either. But one has
Slam potential which one would you think has a better chance of collecting
12 tricks opposite partner 10-12?
Solution: Hand B has more slam potential because it is rich in FIRST round controls (Aces & voids). Hand A is loaded with HCPoints but poor in controls. Sign off in 4 spades with hand A but try for slam with hand B if you understand cue bidding bid 4 clubs, otherwise invite the slam with one above game ( 5 spades).