WE are delighted to welcome back Celia Weber as
our cartoonist. She continues to produce pictures
that make us smile. As usual we are asking you to
exercise your great imaginations and send us
captions to complement the cartoon opposite.
You may have noticed that Westminster and
parliament have featured heavily in this issue - see
previous pages - but, of course, any likeness to
anyone living or dead is entirely coincidental.
English Bridge is thrilled that Prestat Chocolates
has kindly agreed to donate a box of its very
superior chocolates as a prize. The brightly
coloured boxes, together with the scrumptious
contents, have become synonymous with good
taste - in all the best ways!
As at the first table, East took his ace and switched to his singleton spade. The Chairman won in dummy
and was able to ruff a club to get back to his hand to draw the trumps. He then crossed to dummy with a
spade and disposed of his losing diamonds. The result was Four Hearts doubled, plus one.
South looked at me for approval. 'Did you like my Oliver at trick one?' he asked.
'Oliver Twist? Because you wanted some more?' I hazarded. 'You wanted them to play another club?'
'No, that's what we call it when we duck a trick: Oliver Let-win.'
There was a short debate at the end when the Lords insisted on their numerous honours being included
in the score. After a recount the returning officer declared that the senior house were the winners and the
result was greeted with cheers and booze. r
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JUNIOR bridge players from Sussex visited the House of
Lords on Tuesday 24 November to play minibridge with
The youngsters acquitted themselves well against their
more experienced opponents. No score was kept to
preserve the winning streak the Lords' team is enjoying
at the moment. Following the visit, two of the
participants, Holly and Ruby, were interviewed on BBC
Radio about the visit, and why they enjoy bridge.
You can listen to it by scrolling to 2:09:40 on:
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