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REPORT continued OTHER BRIGHTON

WINNERS

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

Marek Malysa.

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-

W E

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 –

Tom Townsend.

Mixed Pivot Teams: Heather Hobson,

Janet Latham, Roy Garthwaite, Ted

Latham.

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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