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´ 7

™ A K Q 10 9 3

t J 10 7 5

® 6 5

´ A Q 6 4 3 ´ K J 9 8

™ - ™ 8 7

t Q 8 6 t A K 3 2

® A K J 8 3 ® Q 7 4

´ 10 5 2

™ J 6 5 4 2

t 9 4

® 10 9 2

N

W E

S

West North East South

Sulgrove Zhou Cappelletti Gu

Pass

1´ 2™ 3™ Pass

4® Pass 4t Pass

4™ Pass 4NT Pass

5NT Pass 6´ All Pass

We start at the final of the USA's Waqar (women's teams)

Championship, with Weingold facing China Yellow. What

should West say over partner's 3t rebid?

The meaning of 3´ is debatable. Some might claim it was

a cue-bid, agreeing diamonds, but any such bids below 3NT

are generally played as stopper-showing. When East showed

delayed heart support, West called it a day in 5t. She had a

club control, yes, but with her modest values opposite a nonforcing

3t rebid, it would be ambitious to look for 6t.

5t was very much the par contract. Declarer can ruff a

club and discard a heart on the ´A.

Awards: 5t (10), part-scores (4), 3NT (2), 6t (1).

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1.Game All. Dealer West

2.N/S Game. Dealer South The Waqar final is into its final set. Shannon Cappelletti's 3™

showed a sound raise to at least 3´. Three cue bids followed

and East then bid a RKCB 4NT. Kathleen Sulgrove responded

5NT and Zhou subsequently enquired what that meant.

'Undiscussed,' Sulgrove replied.

Well, there is hope for us all if you can reach a national

final without knowing your Blackwood responses. The

Director was called and Zhou remarked that she was very

confused. The Director observed that players should be

careful of not saying anything that might constitute an

insult to the opponents. That must have cleared the air.

Thirteen tricks were cold but the Chinese stopped in 4´

at the other table, losing 11 IMPs. China Yellow had the last

laugh, winning eventually by just 1 IMP.

Awards: 7´/7® (10), 6´/6® (6), games (3).

´ A 10 8 4 ´ K

™ Q 9 7 3 ™ A 8 6

t K J 9 6 t A Q 10 7 5 4 3

® 8 ® Q 4

N

W E

S

West East

Hu Ran

Pass 1t

1™ 3t

3´ 4™

5t

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