M C & G Bridge Studio 3-Dec-2017
TIP OF THE WEEK: Bridge hands
vary, suit quality, hand distribution, control cards but as a general rule of
thumb try this: When partner opens a MAJOR suit - Support
With at least 3 card support and 5 9 Playing Points Raise partner to 2 of the Major
With at least 3 card support and 11 12 HCP Raise partner to 3 of the Major
With at least 4 card support and 10-11 HCP raise partner to 3 of the Major
With at least 3 card support and 13 15 HCP bid something else and then raise to 4 of their Major
Holding 5 card support and a singleton raise to 4 of the Major and very few HCP and hope for the best.
KUDOS & CONGRATULATIONS
- Several BIG GAMES this week - Thursday evening saw a FIRST 70%er from Eleanor
Luckhurst & Debbie Scott with a 70.83%. Then FRIDAY
morning we had TWO 70% games - and they tied for first place - Ans
Cross & Marilyn Locke AND Polly Sodhi & Trish Aubut both
with 70.56%. On MONDAY evening in our "Just Play
Bridge Game" Sandra
MacDonald & Karen O'Driscoll tallied up to 85.42% -
that is terrific in ANY game.
KUDO & THANK YOU
Legacy and your
committee for all the work today in this SPECIAL game. Liz
has long admired Hazel for thoughtfulnes and really wanted to make sure Hazel
understands how much she has touched us all. It was a wonderful day and I
thank everyone for food, gifts and just a GREAT Day.
DECEMBER CALENDAR ATTACHED
week at the Bridge Studio:
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 6th - Pro/Am Team game. This means I will be putting together teams of TWO under 99ers with TWO open players to form teams. The 99ers will only play other 99ers - and the OPEN will play the OPEN players. This is also a CNTC qualifying game - which for anyone 'THINKING' of going to Montreal at the end of May - might want to make sure you have a qualification - I have some names and if you are interested in playing - just hit 'REPLY' and let me know.
Two Club Championships and one TEAM
|Tuesday December 7th - 7:00 Club Championship|
|Wednesday December 6th - 12:45 - Club
|Wednesday December 6th - Canadian
National Pro/Am Team Game|
This weeks Bridge Quiz:
Your LHO opens the bidding with a WEAK 2H call Partner passes and RHO passes. It is now all up to you. What is your call with this hand?
S A K J 9 7 6
H 8 4
C A Q J 2
Answer to Last Week's Quiz: The
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 South has enough
values to be in game and of course his first choice is 3NT, South shows the
spade stopper, North now shows a heart stopper, and since he went past 3NT
he is clearly denying a club stopper. North and South avoided NoTrump
because they do not have a club stopper LEAD A small CLUB. The rule
of thumb is the top of a sequence but not today!
See you at the tables,
Kathie and Bill
The Bridge Studio
A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE