M C & G Bridge Studio 26-Nov-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: Keeping the noise
level down. Ever notice how loud
it gets at the end of a round – some people just play fast and want to talk
about the hand, or just talk. Bridge is a social game and we encourage
friendly chatter – just keep
it low so the rest can finish playing. And by the way –
sometimes when you are bragging about the slam you just bid – they hear you at
the next table and find the slam as well – not as brilliantly as you did, but
they will get there
CONGRATULAITONS: Winners of the
"Up the Ranks" Team Game on Saturday: Rose
Baker, Michael Hogan, Leona Telfer and Bob Edmundson!
KUDOS - Friday November 24th
was our Celebration
of Johnny Dunsworth and fundraiser for Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission.
thank you to Steve
Anderson who spearheaded the event. Michelle Porter from
Souls Harbour gave us a brief history of the Mission, she also told us of their
plea for socks and boots for the Mission. "Amazing Grace" was
sang and a tribute to Johnny - all done wonderfully. I am happy to report
have purchased over 400 meals for the patrons at Souls Harbour
Rescue Mission. Bill & I will be delivering the cheque, some decks of
cards and anything else you wish to donate on Friday Dec. 1st.
A THANK YOU - Many of you have received an email from Jill McCormick saying that she is no longer associated with the Bridge Studio. I have spent a lot of years with Jill and helped her out tremendously both financially and in boosting her teaching career. She was a wonderful teacher and an asset to the Studio. I wish her well in her future endeavours. Bill and I are enjoying working as a team to keep everyone at the Bridge Studio happy, our games professional and the atmosphere cheery. Victor has stepped up to fill in as many holes as he can while on Christmas break from school. Doug & Carol Hamilton will be helping with different games and all is well. The continued support from Liz, Bev and others keeps my spirits high and my love in the work for bridge in Halifax.
This week at the Bridge Studio:
Here we are approaching December - and for the last week of November we have a few specials:
WEDNESDAY EVENING - TEAM GAME - Canadian National Teams - club qualifier. And yes, a 99er pairs game as well. Qualification for our Canadian National Team event in May will end soon, and we must have a couple of games in -- so FIRST CLUB QUALIFIER - this WEDNESDAY at 7:00
THIS WEDNESDAY (Dec. 29) at 9:30 in the morning will be a COPC game. (extra points - TRIPLE RED)
Friday (December 1st) 12:30 is a Club Championship Game
NEXT WEDNESDAY at 7:00 - our second qualifying game - in the form of a PRO/AM team game. Each 'Pro' pair will match up with a 99er pair. Each match the pros will play against pros and the ams will play against the ams. In order to have everyone happy about this game - please sign up on the sheet at the Bridge Studio or call me (902-443-4676) to have a team formed.
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
Opening lead problem.
South West North East
1D pass 3D** pass **Limit raise in diamonds
3S pass 4H pass
5D all pass
(you) is on lead with this hand:
S – 8 6 4 H – J 10 9 6 D – 3 C – K 10 5 4 2
Answer to Last Week's Quiz:
South West (you) North East
1S pass 2S pass
4S all pass
is your opening lead holding the following:
S - Q 10 7 3
H - 8
D - Q 4 2
C - Q J 10 7 3