M C & G Bridge Studio 8-Oct-2017
to you and your family from Bill & Kathie. Enjoy your time together.
will be a Thanksgiving
Club Appreciation Game.
TIP OF THE WEEK: What is your
criteria for opening the bidding in third seat? Several experts suggest it
is permissible to open in third seat with a KING
less than a first or second seat opener but it is not
automatic, and you do NOT HAVE to open. So use some judgment some
simple tips to opening light. Since you might well only get in one
bid have it be the suit you would like partner to lead should you end up
defending. Check to see you can pass whatever your partner responds, because if
you take a second bid, partner will believe that you have the strength of an
opening bid. If you really have no reason to bid in third seat then
pass, likely your LHO will open.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
Saturday 'Gold Dust' Appreciation TEAM game - TIED
in the A/X teams: Alan Doane,
& Russell Keating
& Kathie Macnab.
In the B,C, D flight the winners
Baird & Joy Bookholt
AND Maxine Cordon,
& Alan Barnett,
I hope all the winners picked up their
prizes - come see me if you did not get your FIRST PLACE PRIZE.
I would also like to
thank all those that contributed
to the 'snack
table' it made for an even greater day.
GAMES THIS WEEK: CLUB APPRECIATION MONTH CONTINUES: You can enjoy
your extra masterpoints at no extra cost for all our Club Appreciation Games.
|Monday (9th) 12:30|
|Tuesday(10th) 12:30 - 499er|
|Wednesday (11th) 9:30 am|
|Wednesday (11th) at 7:00 will be a COPC game
for the OPEN field and a regular game for the 99ers. Lots of
good snacks will be on hand - and don't forget the ice cream in the freezer.|
|October 'Up the Ranks' will be held on
Saturday October 21st 12:30 - Jill promises it will be a "Spooktacular"
event. offering more Gold Dust for the players.|
|Erin Berry ROOKIE/MASTER game - Wednesday October
7:00. Please sign up on the sheet at the Bridge
Studio. I have lots of rookies - now I need the Masters - what a
better way to build our bridge community. Masters -
pleasant players who want our club to grow, Rookies - new players with fewer
than 50 Masterpoints.|
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
Partner opens the bidding with 2NT. What is your responding bid with the following hand:
S A 4
H K 8 3
D K Q 10 9 7 6 4
Solution to Last Week's 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
S K 6
H A 9 6 3
D A K 7 4
C A Q 5
Answer: This hand is EASY provided that you do not draw the last trump from the opponents, and of course that the trumps break 3-2. Win the opening club lead and then play the H-A and H-K, leaving the WINNING trump in the opponents hands. Now play your winners the 2 other club honours, the H-A & H-K, and the S-A & S-K. The opponent with the queen of trumps can take their trick when they want it and you STILL have 2 extra trumps in your hand and two on the table. Next you will cross-ruff, you have two spade losers and two diamond losers your plan is to ruff them out.