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Around & About

60 ‘SENSATIONS’ AND BRIDGE CLUB LIVE CONGRESS

1 BIG EFFORT FOR CHARITY NEARLY one hundred BCL members from all over the UK and

Europe braved the snow to attend the annual highly sociable and

fun reunion at Hinckley. Snug inside the hotel, we enjoyed a full

programme of four separate pairs sessions, a 36-board Swiss teams,

a midnight Speedball, an even later sing-a-long session, and

superb morning seminars by experts Ed Scerri and Mike Elliott.

Mike reports: ‘My right-hand opponent did well on this hand:

Photo: www.helping-gambia.org.uk

´ 10 7

™ 10 9 2

t A32

® AKQJ9

´ 32 ´ KQ9864

N

Lyn Falder at the Pakau Njogo school in The Gambia ™ 75 W E

™ K83

t K 10 9 8 S t J76

® 10 8 7 5 3 ® 4

´ AJ5

LYN Falder, an EBU member from Essex, is celebrating her 60th ™ AQJ64

birthday by carrying out sixty activities (or ‘sensations’, as she calls t Q54

them) that are all new to her. One of them is trying to raise £6,000 ® 62

in aid of a school in Pakau Njogu, a particularly deprived area of

The Gambia, via the registered charity HELPING (Help for

Education and Local Projects in the Gambia). ‘Against 4™ by South, I found naturally the worst lead of the t10.

If you want to sponsor Lyn, visit www.helping-gambia.org.uk/ Declarer ran this to her queen, crossed to dummy with a club, ran

lyn.html, or e-mail her at lynfalder@btinternet.com. the ™10-9, and finished drawing trumps. She leaned forward as if

to claim but wisely decided to play a club. Finding the 5-1 break,

she lent back to reconsider. Continuing with the last two master

NEW VENUE ♦ NEW START TIME clubs from dummy, she discarded a spade and a diamond from

hand. This left the following five-card ending:

HAMPSHIRE &

IOW CBA & EBU ´ 10 7

™ —

t A3

® 9

NON-FLIGHTED GREEN POINT ´ 32

N

´ KQ9

™ — ™ —

SWISS TEAMS t K9

W

S

E

t J7

7x7 BOARDS MATCHES ® 10

´ AJ

® —

Sunday 23rd May 2010 ™ J6

t 5

® —

♦ JOHN HANSON SCHOOL ♦

FLORAL WAY, ANDOVER SP10 3PB

♦ START TIME 12.30pm ♦ ‘Now came the ´10 covered by the queen and won with the ace.

FINISH TIME 8.30pm Then she played a trump. I discarded my last spade as did dummy,

and partner let go of her low spade. The final trump meant I had

♦ £23 per person, £92 per team ♦ to throw my t9; declarer threw dummy’s last club and partner,

to include plated tea

who had to keep the ´K, had to throw a diamond as well.

All entries and enquiries to Declarer, Gill Peppercorn, made the last two tricks with dummy’s

♦ Congress Secretary: ♦ tA and t3, scoring +710 with a classic double squeeze.’

Marian Rudd Derek Reading and David Bloxham won the BCL Trophy, and

♦ 37 Southend Road, Andover, ♦ Linda Quigley won the Corby Cup with Roger Steel and the Bears

Hants, SP10 2DT Teams with John Golding, Riki Kittel and Mike Elliott.

Tel: 01264 333847 Bridge Club Live (www.bridgeclublive.com) is the only on-line

♦ ♦ bridge provider based in the UK and affiliated to the English

Bridge Union. (Barrie Partridge)

34 English Bridge April 2010 www.ebu.co.uk

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