M C & G  Bridge Studio   27-May-2018

Tip of the Week: 
When the dummy comes down, you should make your plan, both as declarer and defender. Additionally, try and build a picture of the opponent’s hands, based on the auction. If, say, declarer opened the bidding a strong 1NT, you know that they have a balanced between fifteen and seventeen points. With that information, you can start to build your partner’s hand. You can add your points, the dummy’s points, and declarer’s points to know how many points partner has (take that total and subtract from 40). Explore different ways the auction can help you picture unseen hands!

Kudos & Congratulations 

Congratulations to all those who went out to the Bridgewater Sectional this weekend! Everyone had a blast – and quite a few Haligonians won or did well in the events! Congrats to everyone!

Special Game & Events this Week 
May is Grass Roots month! These games are a dollar extra, which goes to support our local players who represent Eastern Canada in the Nationals - and you get nearly triple points! This week is your last chance to play in these Grass Roots games, being held:

·        Tuesday 29th, 12:30pm – 499ers game

·        Wednesday 30th, 9:00am – Open game

·        Wednesday 30th, 7:00pm – our Mentoring game

·        Thursday 31st, 7:00pm – our 499ers game

Our Mentoring pairs game is continuing this week. While we have mentors and mentees matched up already, we may still be able to accommodate more players (particularly Mentors). Email Margie (at margieknickle@gmail.com) if interested (either as a mentor or as a mentee)!

The World Wide Pairs will be held Friday, June 1st at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 2nd at 12:30pm. Play in one or both and have the chance to compare with bridge players internationally! Commentary from world-class players will also be provided for the hands played.

Improve your Bridge/Students of the Game

Saturday, June 9th - Free Bridge in a Day! It's never too late to learn bridge - if you know someone interested in learning, this free introduction to bridge is a perfect starting point. Kathie will go over the basics of how to play, enough to whet anyone's bridge appetite. It is from 10:30am-2:30pm, bring-your-own lunch. Tea and coffee provided.

Thursday at 9:30am – Come on out to the Thursday morning class where we will be continuing our look at opener’s rebid, as well as some common scenarios we run in to on the second-round of bidding. Come alone or bring a friend, it’s always a good time! The quiz will be emailed out soon this week.

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 or mention it to him!

This week’s quiz:

Per usual, the quiz is attached to this email, as is the answer to last week’s quiz. Alternatively, you can click here

See you at the tables,
Kathie and Bill & Victor
The Bridge Studio


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