M C & G Bridge Studio 18-Dec-2016
TIP OF THE WEEK: The Rule of 29 - - In Matchpoint play it is suggested by the experts that if you hold a balanced 14HCP and partner opens 1NT Just bid 3NT. Do not worry about Stayman and a 4-4 major suit fit. Believe that simply by the sheer POWER of the fitting hands you will make the same number of tricks as a major suit contract. In a matchpoint game you will score better in NoTrump than in a suit contract. (from Gary Brown's notebook)
& CONGRATULATIONS: Thank you to Gary Brown for the FREE
clinic this afternoon, thoroughly enjoyed by all 49 attendees. We thank
Gary for sharing his bridge wisdom and his time. Gary has also invited you
to take his I.Q.
test. Sent out about every 4 or 5 weeks, see if you
can answer all the questions - to get in on the action email Gary at email@example.com
and simply title it "IQ". Congratulations to the Christmas 'Up
the Ranks" winners: Daniel Labrie, Mike Ross, Linda Walker, Marilyn
WHAT'S UP THIS WEEK AT THE BRIDGE
night at 6:30.
A special Christmas bridge game and party for the "Just
Play Bridge" Monday night gang. Liz is in
Toronto, you will be in the more than capable hands of Carol & Doug
Hamilton to host the party and direct your game. Come
EARLY - 6:30 will be game time.|
night at 6:30
is an ACBL wide
International Fund game. Special hand analysis. A
light dinner will be ready for 6:10, game time is 6:30.
Don't miss out you could be an ACBL wide winner!!|
|Three Bridge Studio club championships this week - Tuesday
at 7:00, Wednesday
at 9:30am & Thursday
at 12:30. All games are just $10.00 and we will have
some Egg Nog & Christmas treats PLUS prizes for the
|Only a few CBF Open Pairs games left.
This week we have one on Friday
the 23rd at 12:30. TRIPLE POINTS|
BRIDGE STUDIO HOLIDAY PARTY
for the Individual
Club Championship Game and 7:00
for the Christmas
Pairs Club Championship. This is our GIFT to you, NO
GAME FEES. Pot Luck dinner to follow the Individual Game.
I will be cooking a ham, Jill will have the Chili, Dodi has offered some home
made soup. All we need now is some salads and dessert and we will have a
looking for Christmas gifts - don't forget to visit our bridge
table of books and gifts. You can buy individual FREE
PLAYS for that special someone - you can purchase a Game Card - 11 games for
$100.00. The director can help you out.
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME:
IN A DAY - Saturday
January 14th. 11:00 - 3:00. One day (four hours) to
the introduction to bridge and it is FREE! Tell your friends, bring your
relatives. It is a great way to find out if bridge is the game for you.
LESSONS begin the week of January 16th. Bridge Basics, Competitive bidding, Popular Conventions, Play of the Hand, Defense - it is all here. Please see attached flyer.
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
Your RHO opens the bidding with 2S. What do you bid with:
S K 4
H 5 4
D A 3
C A K Q 6 5 4 3
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
West North(partner) East South(you)
1H P 3H P
4H All Pass
partner in North leads the D-10
card do you play from your hand (South) holding:
S J 9 7 4 2
D J 7 2
C J 10 9 3
Solution: Thinking the hand
through you know that partner has all the cards for your side, so basically you
do not want to give anything away. Having partner switching to another
suit could be dangerous. Play the ENCOURAGING D-7, if declarer has the
D-A, K, Q partners points are elsewhere let declarer find them.