REPORT continued OTHER BRIGHTON
Four Stars B Final: Simon Gillis, Odin
The final was a very strong field of At this table, the auction was artificial, but Svendsen, Eric Sælensminde, Geir
players, including visiting Norwegian world the essential message was that North had a Brekka.
Brighton Bowl: Christine Duckworth,
champions. Allfrey needed a moment of weak no-trump which South raised to
Agnes Wesseling, Niels Van Der Gaast,
inspiration against them on the following three. Importantly for the defence, it was
deal, just to earn themselves a flat board! played by North, and on the natural lead
of a heart, they had five easy tricks, and the Senior Pairs: A final: Liz McGowan –
contract was quickly defeated. Mike Ash; B final: Angela McCready –
E/W Game. Dealer North. At the other table, the auction was over John Samuels; C final: Peter Steward –
´ AJ6 in two bids: Joseph Walsh.
™ 9762 Senior Swiss Teams: Jim Luck, Kath
t A73 West North East South Nelson, Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield.
® K63 Robson Tundal Allfrey Grotheim
Really Easy Congress: Pairs sessions:
´ K83 ´ 10 9 7 2 1t1 Pass 3NT Iain Kirkman – Gillian Kirkman;
™ AJ4 N ™ K 10 5 3 All Pass Roshani Nanayakkara – Edd Edmond-
t 9542 S t 6 1 Precision son; Michael Hall – Pamela Hall; Gill
® 852 ® A 10 9 7 Smillie – Margaret Stevens; Claire
´ Q54 This time 3NT was played by South, and Price – Tessa Van Gelderen; Alix
™ Q8 Robson got off to an unlucky start when Payne – Lis Bell. Teams sessions: Claire
t K Q J 10 8 he led a spade. Declarer ran this to his Price, Tessa van Gelderen, Jean Blake
® QJ4 queen, and was up to eight tricks. With the and Aleathea Turkington.
diamonds hidden from view he would just
Next Step Congress: Pairs sessions: Ann
need to slip one club past the defence in
Lindsay – Sandra Grossman; Richard
West North East South order to be able to cash nine tricks. He led Cleminson – Eliza Wyatt; Bruce
Brogeland Forrester Erichsen Crouch a spade to the jack and a low club from Carrison – Louise South; Michael
1®1 Pass 1t2 dummy. Now came the moment of truth. Roberts – Chrysta Rang; John Siddle –
Pass 1™3 Pass 1´3 For Alexander Allfrey it was all too easy. Premdat Hariram. Teams sessions: John
Pass 1NT Pass 3NT He smoothly rose with the ace and Siddle, Premdat Hariram, Janet Rush-
All Pass switched to a low heart, cashing the worth, Maurice Hughes; Josephine
1 At least two cards contract down. Well-defended, and Wreford, Sharon Bayne, Carol and
2 Denying a four-card major congratulations to the team on a fine Mick Brocklehurst.
3 Relays victory. r
Midweek events: Knock-Out Teams:
Michael Byrne, Mike Bell, Chris Cooper,
Simon Cope, Tom Paske, Shivam Shah.
Championship Pairs: Tom Paske –
Mixed Pivot Teams: Heather Hobson,
Janet Latham, Roy Garthwaite, Ted
Mixed Pairs Championship: Stephen
Peterkin – Sam Punch.
Open Teams: Sunday: Andrew Urbanski,
David S. Jones, Roger Sweet, Dave
Latchem (Green Section); Sam Punch,
Liz McGowan, Stephen Peterkin, Mike
Ash (Orange Section); Thursday:
Ankush Khandelwal, Tom Rainforth,
Simon Spencer, Philip Railing.
Open Pairs: Sunday: Richard Bowdery –
Gordon Rainsford; Monday: Kathy and
Denis Talbot; Tuesday: Jim Hay – Abigail
Wilson; Wednesday: Graeme
Robertson – Tom Slater; Thursday &
Friday: Rosaline Barendregt – David
Four Stars A Final winners (from the left): Alexander Allfrey, Andrew Robson, Gold.
Play With The Experts: David S.
Peter Crouch and Tony Forrester, with EBU Vice-Chairman Andrew Petrie
Jones – Marc Lee.
(second from the left)
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