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SECTION E (Questions 14A, 14B and 14C)

CHOOSE YOUR SWITCH

The auction has been 1´ -3´ -4´; your partner,

West, leads a low trump to your ace and you are on

lead to trick two with Hand X. Choose your switch

for each of the dummies below (Hands A, B and

C), assuming standard leads. Each correct switch

is worth 5 marks.

Hand A Hand B Hand C

´ K Q 4 3 ´ K Q 4 3 ´ K Q 4 3

™ 9 3 2 ™ Q 10 3 2 ™ A 3 2

t K 10 t K 10 t 10 6 3

® Q 7 6 5 ® 7 6 5 ® Q 6 5

Answer 14A - ™7

SECTION C (Questions 6-9)

BRIDGE DINGBATS

The four phrases below represent something to do

with bridge. Two marks are available for each

phrase correctly decoded.

Q6 Forth rescue

Q7 Strange fortnight

Q8 One sirloin ends conversation

Q9 Coffee with half-a-shot to go

Answers:

Q6 BRIDGE CLUB (Rescue club used in golf)

Q7 WEAK TWOS

Q8 ONE NO TRUMP OVERCALL

(NOT RUMP)

Q9 WEAK TAKE-OUT

SECTION D (Questions 10-13)

BRIDGE HISTORY

Link the Kings with their slam contracts; each

correct pairing will gain you one mark.

Q10 Ethelred the Unready

Q11 Henry VI

Q12 Henry VIII

Q13 Edward III

6® vulnerable

6™ vulnerable

6´ non-vulnerable

7NT non-vulnerable

Answers: The scores are dates in each King's reign:

6´ non-vulnerable - 980 - Ethelred the Unready

6™ vulnerable - 1430 - Henry VI

7NT non-vulnerable - 1520 - Henry VIII

6® vulnerable - 1370 - Edward III

Q14 Hand X

´ A

™ 8 7 6 5

t J 7 5 4

® K 8 3 2

´ K Q 4 3

™ 9 3 2

t K 10

® Q 7 6 5

´ 8 5 2 ´ A

™ A Q 10 ™ 8 7 6 5

t Q 8 6 2 t J 7 5 4

® 10 9 4 ® K 8 3 2

´ J 10 9 7 6

™ K J 4

t A 9 3

® A J

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