M C & G Bridge Studio 22-Oct-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: The Guideline of
20 +2. This method of evaluating an opening hand has become quite popular,
add your HCP in your two longest suits, if they add up to 20 and you have 2
quick tricks you can consider this an opening hand – but remember the +
2 part – that is TWO quick tricks (or defensive tricks).
Quick tricks: An
Ace is a quick trick. An Ace & King are two quick tricks. A King &
Queen (same suit) are 1 quick trick. An Ace & Queen = 1 ½ quick
tricks. And please remember that if you open light – you have opened and
there is no bailing out – partner’s “new suit by responder” is 100%
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS:
This month's Up the Ranks had 20
teams! Victory belongs to: A = Daniel
Labrie, Michael Ross, Linda Walker & Marilyn Bernardo.
Flight B = Ann
& Cel Dicks, Linda Mill and Sharon Grant. Flight C winners: Gail
Ginn, Charley Sharkey, Bob Felindel and Malcolm Chapstick.
Evening was the CBF Erin Berry Rookie/Master Game -Congratultions
Dexter and Gerry Porter, first overall, First East - West: Hal
Wood and Ev Lukan
SPECIAL GAMES THIS WEEK:
Don't forget if you are planning to play in the North
District finals they will be held in Moncton NB - Flight A
(open) is on Saturday
(28th) and Flight C
(0-500 NLM) is on Sunday
29th. Both games are two sessions beginning at 10:30 am.
Special games at the Bridge Studio:
|Tuesday 7:00 - COPC - TRIPLE red points|
|Wednesday 7:00 - COPC - TRIPLE red points
and play Wednesday - there will be TWO sections - OPEN for everyone with
TRIPLE points available and a 99er game - ending at 9:30. Food will be
prepared for the game. |
|SPECIAL EVENT for 0-300 ONLY - The ACBL Wide Instant
Matchpoint game!! This is a very special game with
a SPECIAL BOOKLET of hand analysis. The extra cost of this game is
$2.50 per players- but to be able to participate and for us to keep it to
299er players makes it well worth it!!|
APPRECIATION - Bonus masterpoints and prizes:
|Thursday 12:30 and
at 9:30 (99er players only) Don't forget to receive
your prizes for these games.|
NEW COURSE: Thursday evenings
7:00 - 9:00 - The
Impact of the Opening Leads Against NoTrump Contacts. This
course offers loads of information and guidelines on how to make good opening
leads against No Trump contracts. 5 weeks only - November 2nd to November 30th.
$ 60.00 (text book availalbe $10.00) Register online or via the Bridge
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
What is your best chance to make your 6S contract with the following hands?
S – K 9 8 7
H – 7 5 3 2
D – Q J 5
C – A K
S – A 10 6 5 4
H – A
D – A K 3
C – Q J 9 5
This hand looks like a piece of cake – but ask yourself “What can go wrong?” then decide how to ensure your 12 tricks.
From Better Bridge Magazine Vol. 5 #5
Solution to Last Week's Quiz:
You are sitting South, and your partner North opens the bidding with 1NT. East passes. What do you bid with the following:
– 4 3
H – 7 6 4
D – A K 8 7 5 2
C – 7 4
ANSWER: Bid 3NT.
Partner has a good shot of making 3NT even with 2 small diamonds by playing low
or ducking a diamond and then winning the next 5 Diamonds with a normal 3/2
break by the opponents.