M C & G Bridge Studio 16-Sep-2018
TIP OF THE WEEK: You
cannot defend properly unless you 1) Remember the bidding 2) Know what system
your opponents are playing 3) Watch the cards (especially the little fellows) 4)
Count the points
KUDOS AND CONGRATULATIONS:
Congratulations to all the Club Champions; and to Steve Foran and John Bassett
with 73.75% for their win on Monday Evening
REQUESTS AND THANKS:
As we do not charge for coffee, it would be greatly appreciated for those who
enjoy the coffee to donate a can to the club. Decaf would be appreciated too.
Thank you to those who have donated already but our supplies are still low. And
a big thank you goes out to whoever was kind enough to buy us the new kettle. It
will be enjoyed by many. And to Dorothy
Chisolm who was kind eneough to donate the ream of paper.
NOTED: Our Winking Queen still
casts her watchful eye as we transition to our new brand She has been invaluable
Playing bridge for the fun of the game
Monday Night - play begins at 7:00 and
runs until 9. Liz has her pearl of wisdom at 6:45
Thursday Morning - Brush up your
game -Come see Gary on for some bridge brush-up. Gary is fun, entertaining and
informative - come on out and improve your game.
Thursday Night – Fast Pairs –
only 5 min per hand. No messin’ around. We have some beer and wine, and always
some snacks on hand for a pleasant evening - No partner, no worry, we can find
Students of the Game:
anyone interested in learning bridge? We've got bridge lessons starting up soon!
Gary is running two separate eight-week courses; one is Thursday evenings, 7-9:15, starting Sept 27; the other is Morning mornings, 9:30-11:45, starting October 1.
For a complete list of what is starting this fall <Click Here>
Quiz - See below for this
week's quiz as well as the answer to last week's quiz.
Mark your Calendar:
We will be CELEBRATING our Grand Opening with a BLACK AND WHITE GALA event on
Friday, October 5, and team games are in the works for Saturday. More is yet to
be revealed so stay tuned.
This Week’s Quiz:
opens the bidding with 2S and North bids 4S.
You lead the H-K, declarer wins in dummy and next plays the S-J and you
win the King and then take your two good Heart tricks.
All your side needs is one more trick to defeat the contract – which
suit do you attack?
– J 9
– A 9 5
– A Q J 7 4
– K J 6
– K 5
– K Q J 3
– 10 9 8 5
– 10 9 7
to September 2nd Quiz:
Your RHO opens 1 Heart
♠ 10 7 2
♥ A K J 10 3
♦ A Q 9
♣ 7 3
What is your call?
a dilemma your RHO has “stolen” your bid – you have the hearts.
Fist thought is to ‘double for penalty- but NO – partner thinks it is
for ‘take-out’. Next thought is
to bid No Trump, you are point shy, but you do have heart stoppers.
Forget all that. Let us hope
partner is on the ball and with NO hearts and values in spades and clubs -
PARTNER will make the ‘take-out’ double.
Back to you and you will PASS!!
This is one of the reasons I love
partners that make “balancing” doubles
- I have the opportunity to
turn them into PENALTY DOUBLES.