M C & G Bridge Studio 27-Aug-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: A.V.B.A.F. an
acronym that I learnt from Gerry Callaghan and Mike Betts. This simply stands
In other words, if partner makes a bid and you have NO idea what it means DONT
PASS. It has been my experience that most partners are
much happier when they are a level or two higher in the right denomination than
a level or two lower in the wrong one. So mark on your convention
card in the bottom right hand corner A.V.B.A.F. and keep your partner
happy. (Jerry Helms has almost the same acronym A.S.B.A.F. All
Strange Bids Are Forcing)
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Many thanks to our Director on Saturday for the "End of Summer Bridge &
Barbeque" - Derrick
Broughton - it was such a pleasure to see Derrick back in action
and he did his same wonderful job. Kudos to all that brought some of the
wonderful snacks, and Bill & I want to thank everyone who came to the BBQ -
JoAnne H. brought a wonderful salad and others broght very nice desserts - well
they were a feast in themselves! Thank you the to weatherman who finally
gave us a sunny day.
CONGRATULATIONS to the winners: A= L. Legacy, K. Macnab, B. Halliday, V. Giza B= Gundi Husain, Mary MacKay, Winnie Nickerson, Bea Brown. C=(tie) Ann Dicks, Cel Dicks, Linda Mills, Saron Grant & D. Schoen, Hazel Walker, Karen O'Driscoll, Sandra MacDonald.
TWO 70% games this week - Aug. 23rd - Shirley Johns & Dorothy Chisholm 71.16%; Aug. 25th - Sharon Gillam-Locke & Rose Stewart 70.67%
A correction - Last week I announced the winners of the "Up the Ranks" team game. Robert Hubley was unable to play at the last minute and JoAnne Horne stepped in - so the winning team was: Gerald Latta, JoAnne Horne, Linda Smith, Graham Waters.
BRIDGE IN A DAY -- Saturday September
9, 2017 10:30 - 3:00.
Free Bridge Introduction Workshop. Tell your friends, tell you family.
Bring them along for a day of fun. Registration is appreciated - www.bridgestudio.org
LESSONS FOR THE Advancing
students/players. Bridge Basics
II - Monday mornings @ 9:30 with Douglas Hamilton - beginning Monday September
11th. Bridge Basics III - Monday mornings @ 9:30 with Carol Hamilton.
the Intermediate students/players - SLAM BIDDING using CONTROL
SHOWING BIDS, JACOBY 2NT & SPLINTERS. This is a new
6-week course beginning Wednesday September 14th at 7:00. Instructor -
Steve Anderson. This is a new course and sure to bring excitement to your
game. Register -- www.bridgestudio.org
(or call 902-446-3910)
SPECIAL GAMES THIS WEEK:
Here it is the END of August - only FOUR days (& THREE games) left to qualify to play in the District finals for the North American Pairs.
|Tuesday August 29th @ 7:00|
|Wednesday August 30th @ 9:30 AM|
|Thursday August 31st @ 12:30 (Last Chance
WEDNEDAY AUGUST 30th
Balon Buckley Upgraded Charity Club Championship Game"
Our tribute to Balon, who
was instrumental in the forming the Bridge Studio 7:00
This Week's BRIDGE QUIZ:
The contract is 3NT the opponents were silent throughout the auction. What is your line of play with the following hand?
S 7 4
H 9 6 2
D A K J
C K Q 9 7 5
Opening Lead: H 4 East plays the H-Q
S A J 10 8 6
H K 10
D 9 6
C A 8 4 3
will not be breaking 3 2 can you still make the hand?
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
Your Right hand opponent opens the bidding with 1-D.
What is your call holding:
S 8 4
H A K J 9 7 5 4 3
C Q J 9
Your overcall would be 4-H! You have an 8-card suit bid it.
Bidding at the four level puts the pressure on the opponents. If you were
the dealer you would also OPEN this hand 4-H. Yes, it had the
strength of 1H bid but you have NO outside Aces or Kings and it makes bidding
much more challenging for the opponents. Do not bid 3 hearts, and think
you will come back and bid 4 hearts later make your bid right away!!