M C & G Bridge Studio 4-Dec-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: Be aggressive in
bidding with fitting hands, (lots of trumps in each hand, a fit in a
second suit). Be conservative with NON-fitting hands.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
KUDOS to all who came and played in our SOUL'S HARBOUR RESCUE MISSION
fundraising Christmas Charity Game. I have lots of sealed envelopes but
from my count the donations are in excess of $500.00 with a cheque from the CBF
for another $500.00 that is over 321 meals for our friends at Soul's Harbour.
Thank you everyone. Congratulations to our winners of the day - Jim &
WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK AT THE
|Canadian Open Pairs - Club Qualified - Wednesday at 6:30.
Come early for some hot soup and make your own tuna or egg salad sandwiches
- all the fixings will be there. Plus there is beer and wine available
($2.50). It is always nice to get together on Wednesday night for a
light meal and a well run, quiet, enjoyable bridge game - home by
10:00 or earlier! Dinner, Game & Points - $10.00|
will be a CHARITY
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (Not a COPC) with prizes
for the winners.|
|SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th - 12:30 - TEAM GAME. Canadian National Team
Championships, club qualifier. There will be THREE
stratums for this game: A = OPEN; B = No player on the team with more than
2500 masterpoints; C = No player on the team with more than 1000
masterpoints. The masterpoint awards are RED and TRIPLE club game
awards. And this qualifies you to play in the Canadian Championships
at the end of April and early May. Sign up sheet at the Bridge Studio
- or email me at: email@example.com|
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
A special Christmas
game on Monday
for our "Just
Play Bridge" players. The game starts at 6:30
with Pot Luck Finger Foods, cash bar and fun with cards.
lessons will be beginning the second week of January, and to kick it off we have
a FREE Bridge in a Day on Saturday January 14th - tell your friends!
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
You and your partner have bid to a 3NT contract.
West leads the S-2. What is your plan to collect 9 tricks.
S 7 4
H A 3
D 9 7 4
C A 10 8 6 5 3
Lead : 2-S
S A K 5 3
H K 8 5 4
D A K 6
C 4 2
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
Sitting South, you open the bidding with 1 Spade, holding the following hand:
S A Q J 8 5
H - 6
D K Q 8
C A 10 7 3
partner responds 2-S, back to you. What is your rebid?
Solution: You do not have
enough to jump to 4-S and too much to just pass. Some people just bid 3-S
with their 16 HCP. But let us take a closer look. Hearts are
useless, unless partner has specifically the Ace- you have a heart loser, and
same in diamonds. But would it not be real nice if partner could hold an
honor card in the club suit to go along with your Ace. Bid 3C - this would
be looking for HELP in clubs. This new suit is never to play in you
have agreed on SPADES. As it turns out partner holds FOUR spades with the
C-K & C-Q so with their 6 HCP they originally bid 2-S. But with the
enlightened information that you want HELP in clubs and responder has HELP with
the K & Q of clubs, plus the added benefit of the 4th trump; partner will
jump to FOUR spades.