M C & G Bridge Studio 1-Oct-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: Often times
during an auction you get ‘stuck’ on what to bid. Experienced players
might say to choose the ‘best lie’. Jerry Helms would suggest that
“The best available bid is often the least bad alternative”. Strive to
find bids that best describe the cards you hold and remember bridge is NOT an
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to Gary
Brown and Hind
Blick for their 70.14%
game on Thursday September 27th. Saturday 'Up
the Ranks" winners:
Zinn, David Connell, Milton Chew and Barbara Keddy - WELL
Kudos to those that stayed after last Wednesday's game for a
glass of wine to review some hands and receive some tips (thanks
Del for your help).
SPECIAL GAMES THIS WEEK:
Here it is CLUB
APPRECIATION MONTH. Jane Johnson was the epitome of
customer service for the ACBL. She knew all the answers to us club managers who
called and she instigated the famous "Coffee with Jane" at NABCs.
The ACBL truly appreciated Jane and The
Bridge Studio truly appreciates you, our players for all you do
for the game. This month we have games that offer triple points and a couple
that offer a smattering of gold.
Here is what is up this week:
(4th) @ 7:00
apprecation game (and stay after for a glass of wine and
post-game chat). TWO sections - OPEN & 99ers (99er
9:30 and the OPEN game is 10:10. And check out the great
snacks we will have.|
Canada Wide Fund Game @ 12:30|
MORNING - GOLD
POINT TEAM GAME - 11:59
start $12.00. PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME. The
Studio will have some bagels, muffins & fruit just in case you miss
breakfast. FYI - This will be a stratiflighted game over/under 1250.
I have a couple of 'C' players looking for team mates. Also looking
for more 1250 + teams|
This Week's Bridge Quiz:
Your contract is 6 Hearts. The opening lead is the C-10.
What is your plan to make 12 tricks (hint – the trump suit will break 3-2).
S – A J 8 4
H – K 8 7 4
D – J 6
C – K J 8
South – declarer
S – K 6
H – A 9 6 3
D – A K 7 4
C – A Q 5
Solution to Last Week's Quiz:
Partner open the bidding with 1 club and you hold:
S – J 8 3
H – J 7 4 2
D – Q 8 6 3
C – 8 5
What is your call?
Pass – A 1-club opening is not forcing! With fewer than
6 points, responder should pass; otherwise, the partnership is likely to get too
high. Opener is more likely to have four, five or six clubs than three.