M C & G Bridge Studio 6-May-2018
Tip of the Week:
It is important to know what you and your partner play over interference of your 1NT opening. Some pairs play “Systems On”, where they pretend the overcall didn’t occur and bid Stayman and transfers (this often gets extended to ‘Stolen Bids’, wherein a double indicates that you would have bid what your opponent bid). Other pairs revert to natural bids, with either a negative or penalty double. Whatever you choose to play, make sure your partner is on the same page - especially if you are bidding at the three level!
Kudos & Congratulations
We have many to congratulate this week – firstly, the Aces Walking Team, and secondly, the numerous 70% games this week.
to the Bridge
Studio Aces Walking Team - they led the pack. The
Aces had the proud distinction of leading the Alzheimer’s Walk for Memories
today. They were announced as the TOP fundraiser in Halifax with over
$7,200.00 raised. Nancy
Fraser was the top personal fundraiser. KUDOS to
everyone that contributed to the cause - you are fantastic. All
raised money stays in Nova Scotia to help with programs and assistance for those
who suffer from dementia and those that care for people suffer from this
horrible disease. See attached for a photo at the walk.
there were many 70% games this week to congratulate. On Monday evening, we had
TWO 70%s – Leola
Leck and Dorothy
Dewolfe with a 75.89%, and Steve
Coates and Lew
Landers with a 73.51%! Thursday Evening, Janet
Benvie and Rite
Lajeunesse had a 71.28% game! Congrats everyone!
Special Game & Events this Week
This week continues our GRASS ROOT fund games, which offer triple masterpoints for only $1 more! The extra dollar goes towards helping fund our District winners to help represent Eastern Canada.
Our Grass Root games this week are:
Monday 7th 12:30pm – OPEN game
Tuesday 8th 12:30pm – 499er game
Wednesday 9th 12:45pm – 299er game
Wednesday 9th 7:00pm – MIXED PAIRS TEAM GAME
Thursday 10th 7:00pm – our ever-growing 499ers game
the Bridge Studio has two special games this week. Firstly, our 2-session MIXED
PAIRS team game is starting this Wednesday evening and will
continue next Wednesday evening. It will be a two-session team game where every
partnership is a man and a woman. Bring your spouse if you dare –
alternatively, make your own team or contact Kathie if you need teammates or a
partner. TRIPLE points and plenty of fun and food and only $10/person!
the Bridge Studio is hosting the District 1 Grand
National Team Finals. There are two sections in this two-session
team game – OPEN and 0-2500. Gold points are
offered in both events, so this is not a game to miss! Game time starts at 10:30
and there will be a brief lunch break midday. Cost is only $100/team for the
don’t forget about our monthly Up the Ranks team game for our 0-1000 crowd! It
is next Saturday at 12:30pm and is a great event for any intermediate or
beginner player to come out for a fun game! Contact Kathie if you are looking
Improve your Bridge:
Thursday at 9:30am – the
lesson of the week! We will be continuing our look at opener’s rebid in
greater detail, and then be playing relevant hands afterwards – always a fun
time! Look forward to this week’s quiz shortly this week and bring it answered
Thursday evening is beginning
to grow, and we are expecting even more this week. Remember we start
to play promptly at 7:00 and end at 9:30. At 6:30, there is a short “Bridge
Topic” – This week it is “Help-Suit Game Tries” – it is easy to grasp
and execute. Come and see how it works!
Summer classes - Victor is
looking at running summer classes or workshops, and it interested in hearing
what students would like to learn. If you have a specific topic you’d be
interested in looking at in depth, either on a weekend workshop or Tuesday
morning, be sure to email Victor at email@example.com or
mention it to him!
This week’s quiz:
usual, the quiz is attached to this email, as is the answer to last week’s
quiz, or click here