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66 English Bridge April 2016 www.ebu.co.uk

BRIDGE Club Live has once again premiered a new

type of bridge event believed to be unique in the

world. Following on from our Double-Elimination

Knockout Pairs, Tony Philpott, our club manager,

sitting at home in Surrey, has now dreamed up an

Individual Knockout competition.

Our Individual Tournaments are so popular that

we regularly have ten to fifteen tables participating

every day. They start at fixed times, varying

according to the day of the week, and each lasts for

18 boards, normally taking around an hour and

three quarters. There are two stanzas of nine boards

each, with movement between tables only at the

break between stanzas. At each table there is a

rotation of players from East to South to West to

East after every three boards.

Those players who don't have regular partners

find this tournament ideal as they are on a level

playing field with virtually no established

partnerships playing together.

A total of 64 players soon filled the available

places for the new Knockout. Each match is

effectively over 15 boards as you must arrange with

your opponent to start at the same table on an

agreed date, which means that for three boards you

actually partner your opponent! You then play

against him for six boards and then play another

nine boards at separate tables. The player with the

greater MP score over that tournament goes

through to the next round.

ANNUAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP

The deal opposite occurred in a recent semi-final

in our Annual Teams Championship. Two of our

top pairs were playing against a half British, half

Bulgarian team. At Table 1, Steve Auchterlonie,

South, and Mark Benson (both Kent) were left

doubled in 5™ and with opponents failing to find

their cross-ruff, it drifted just one off.

At Table 2, Ed Scerri (Berks & Bucks) was East

partnering Gilly Cardiff (London). The conditions

were perfect for his 1´ overcall on a four card suit:

a good quality four card suit, 5+ cards in RHO's suit

and reasonable values. Gilly's descriptive leap to 4´

told Ed that the five level would belong to them and

not the opponents! The 13 IMP swing on this board

contributed to their winning the match.

Table 1

West North East South

1t Pass 1™

1´ Dble 4´ 5™

Pass Pass Dble All Pass

Table 2

West North East South

1t 1´ 2™

4´ Pass Pass 5™

Pass Pass 5´ Pass

Pass Dble All Pass

NEW TEAMS EVENT REPRESENTING CLUBS

A new event has been held with teams

representing clubs in England and Scotland. It was

won with +65 IMPs by Louise Badcock, Allan

Blackett, Audrey Bainbridge and Alison Young, all

from Bishop Auckland Bridge Club.

Do come and join us at www.bridgeclublive.comr

Bridge Club Live

Bridge Club Live

New events are popular by Barrie Partridge

E/W Game. Dealer North.

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