M C & G Bridge Studio 15-Jan-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK:
Remember to keep re-evaluating your hand as the auction goes on. A good
fitting hand with partner is worth more. Having shortness in partners
suit does not add value to your hand. If your Left Hand Opponent has bid
one of your suits this takes away some value, however if Right Hand Opponent
has bid one of your suits you can add value.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
This week I want to send out KUDOS to the bridge teachers at the Studio.
They are all knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I am
fortunate enough to have these pleasant people teaching the game we all love.
Some are not on this winter's schedule, but I hope to be able to find a spot for
them in the Spring. Thank you for all your contribution to the Bridge
to the Team of Val
Ross & Sandra
MacPherson - winning today's team game with 76/80 -WOW!
WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK AT THE
This month is JUNIOR FUND MONTH - for the next two weeks we will be holding some
special JUNIOR FUND GAMES. The extra $1.00 for these games
goes to the training of our Canadian Junior Teams. Junior Fund games this
|Monday Jan. 16 - 12:30|
|Wednesday Jan. 18 - 7:00 -- Your dinner
will be ready for 6:30 - this week Spaghetti casserole - wine & beer
|Thursday Jan. 19 - 6:30 -- 999er game. |
|Friday Jan. 20 - 12:30|
|Saturday Jan. 21 - Up The Ranks Team game
(sorry, we cannot accept any more teams - we are FULL)|
forget our NEW "No
Zeros" game on Thursday
at 12:30. Jan. 12th was our first game and NO ONE had a
game without a (board) score less
than ONE Matchpoint! -
the POT is rolled over!
Lucky Score - Tuesday night and Wednesday night - over $370.00.
FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE GAME
Bridge in a Day was a huge success - and we have lots of new students. All classes begin this week, so if you were thinking about joining in on one of our classes - let me know ASAP - Play of the Hand; Competitive Bidding, Defense, Popular Conventions - just email me: email@example.com
THIS WEEK'S BRIDGE QUIZ:
The person on your right opens the bidding with 1H. What would you do with the following hand?
S 10 3
D A Q J 7 3
C A K 9 4 2
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
On defense which card do you play after declarer leads from their hand toward the dummy?
D A 10 3
D K 7 5
Leading the D J
Solution: Now is NOT the time to play second hand low cover the honour. Maybe partner has the Q and 9, which surrounds the D-10. If declarer is trying to fool you and also holds the D-Q, there is nothing you can do. If declarer has the D-J9, then your side is only entitled to one trick. Cover this honour with an honour.