Wednesday evening invitational pairs and teams, 7 p.m. start. For information/partnerships contact Bill Treble (204) 669-1458 or email b.stre[email protected]
Selkirk bridge clubs meet Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m., Gordon Howard Centre, Selkirk. Ruth, 204-482-4177 or Ken, 204-482-4065.
The Army, Navy, and Air Force (ANAF) # 283, 3584 Portage Ave., has casual bridge every Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. Phone Ron 204-831-8535 .
Vital Seniors at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Rd. invites seniors (55+) to join them every Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Margaret, 204-256-3832.
Norberry-Glenlee Community Centre welcomes all bridge players every Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., 26 Molgat. Contact Jean, 204-256-0509.
Riverview seniors duplicate bridge players, Thursdays
6:30 p.m., Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne St.
Gwen Secter Creative Living Bridge Club plays Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Join us first for hot lunch at noon and then stay and play. New members welcome. 204-339-1701.
Kirkfield Westwood Bridge Club has a duplicate game every Monday, 7:15 p.m. at Kirkfield Westwood CC, 165 Sansome Ave. Dave 204-771-7314.
Lorraine’s Bridge Club conducts a weekly game Thursdays at 12:15 p.m. at 2050 Chevrier Blvd. Call Sekhar at 204-475-0935.
ACBL-sanctioned games 1 p.m. Saturdays at the Carman Active Living Centre, across from the arena. Call Randy, 204-745-3874, or Gustine, 204-745-3434.
Bronx Community Club ( 720 Henderson Hwy) welcomes intermediate bridge players on Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Pembina Duplicate Bridge Club offers ACBL-sanctioned Duplicate Thursdays at Morden Sr. Activity Centre on N. Railway. Summer games are at 7 p.m. and winter games are at 1 p.m. For information call director Walter at 204-822-4341 or Communications Elvene at 204-822-4601.
Glenwood C.C. 27 Overton Friday bridge at 12:30 for information contact Jillian at 204 582 1090
Interested in playing or learning bridge? Leave a message on the bridge line, 204-231-6041 or visit bridgemanitoba.org. WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ ANSWERS
Q1- Neither vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ 95432 Q 10 6 3 5 ♣ J86 WEST NORTH EAST SOUTH
1♦ 1♥ 3♦ * ? *Pre-emptive
What call would you make?
A- Four-card support and a singleton in the enemy suit make it tempting to raise, but you just don’t have enough. Pass.
Q2- North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ J73 Q964 Q832 ♣ 52 Partner opens 1D and right-hand opponent passes. What call would you make?
A- Don’t pass! That would make it too easy for the opponents. Bid 1H.
Q3- East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ Q763 K86 9 ♣ AK943 Partner opens 1C and right-hand opponent passes. What call would you make?
A- You can raise clubs later. For now, bid 1S.
Q4- Both vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ K986 A84 AKQJ5 ♣ J NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1♣ 2♣ * ?
*5-5 in the majors, usually weak What call would you make?
A- You have so much to do. Start with a natural bid in your best suit. Bid 2D.
Q5- North-South vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ 94 A7 Q765 ♣ AKJ86 NORTH EAST SOUTH WEST
1♠ Pass 2♣ Pass
2♦ Pass ?
What call would you make?
A- If you play 3D as forcing here, then that’s your bid. If not, bid 2H, fourthsuit forcing, and follow with a clearly forcing 3D.
Q6- East-West vulnerable, as South, you hold:
♠ 9 94 A9765 ♣ AK754 SOUTH
*Fourth-suit forcing, artificial game force
What call would you make? WEST NORTH EAST Pass 1♠ Pass Pass 2 Pass
A- Partner’s artificial 2H bid has created a game force. Keep describing your hand. Bid 3C.
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