M C & G  Bridge Studio   4-Feb-2018

TIP OF THE WEEK: When you are in a situation where you know you are giving partner a ruff, your partner will take the card you play as a ‘suit preference’ signal for what card to return.  With no clear-cut preference for either suit, ask partner to return the suit that is least likely to cost a trick.

KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS: CONGRATULATIONS to David Keefe & Jim Stewart for their 76.67% game on Friday morning.  Congratulations to Mike Hogan and Rose Baker for their fine performance in Saturday's International Fund/REACH game, we will wait and see if they made it into the overall for some GOLD for Mike.

This week features the NEW ACBL Regional Event At the Club House games. Being played all across North America. It is an opportunity to win GOLD at your club level game.  You can win GOLD in limited games as well as regular games. All club games are regular games with standard masterpoint awards - at the club.  Only those registered in the REACH program are eligible for GOLD POINTS - ACBL wide.   Monday - Friday afternoon.  All games $10.00. Come and help out our non-life master players earn GOLD points!

Wednesday evening at 7:00 - CHARITY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP. TWO sections - OPEN & 99er.
Thursday evening - EARLY start 6:30.  This week we will have plates of sandwiches for everyone, plus some sweets to enjoy $10.00

Saturday February 10th -12:30.  Bridge & Chocolate.  We have 21 teams, so room for just ONE more, if interested please send me an email kmacnab@eastlink.ca.  This game is in support of the Canadian Bridge Federation Women's teams.  Just found out that District 1 will be subsidizing any Zone 1 women's team attending the CWTC in Montreal May 26-30, 2018.

FEBRUARY 11th - 18th Canadian Bridge Federation STaC. Played all across Canada - so lots of SILVER points for  everyone.  TWO team games - Saturday February 17th - SINGLE Session OPEN Team game and Sunday February 18th 0-1000 Up the Ranks. Sign up sheets at the Studio (this is a change from previously announced, please take note).

IMPROVE YOUR BRIDGE - Monday at 9:30 Thinking Bridge - Opener's Rebid.  How to best describe your hand, here we will discuss hand types and what is the best approach to paint a clear picture for your partner.  Drop in for $15.00.
PRACTICE PLAY Thursday at 9:30 join Victor as he fills in for Gary - last week Victor brought along some furry friends to remind us that Gary is thinking of everyone (see attached picture).   Gary will be sending out his email shortly with the quiz attached.  If you do not receive it from Gary - please let me know.

Tuesday at 9:30 - The weather has been playing havoc with the Tuesday morning classes.  The CONVENTIONS class will be completing the STAYMAN segment this Tuesday at 9:30 - not too late to join in.  Victor will be starting OVERCALLS, this week.  Gary has given you an overview of good overcalls, come meet with Victor this Tuesday to really understand what is GOOD and MEANINGFUL overcall is all about.  Drop-ins welcome.

If you have any questions about any of the classes please do not hesitate to email me - kmacnab@eastlink.ca

THIS WEEKS BRIDGE QUIZ -- Lots of positive feedback on the new format, so the Quiz is once again attached or you can pull it up online (with space before the answer Derek) for you to enjoy.  Click here for QUIZ

See you at the tables,

Kathie and Bill
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