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London MBA’s 2007

Lederer Memorial Trophy

REPORTS

EIGHT invited teams, packed with inter- West North East South

national stars from England as well as Hallberg Paterson McIntosh Short

abroad, took part in the 61st contest for 1NT Pass 2♥

the Lederer Memorial Trophy, held on Dble Pass Pass 3♣

20th-21st October at the Young Chelsea Pass 3♦ Pass 3♠

Bridge Club, London. Pass 4♠ All Pass

This year’s event, organised as ever by Simon Cochemé

the London Metropolitan Bridge Associa- Jack Paterson opened an off-centre 14-16

tion and sponsored by the LMBA’s 1NT with the North cards and North-

President, Bernard Teltscher, was won by South reached the excellent 4♠ contract. following sequence:

the Schapiro Spring Foursomes title holders 2♥ was a transfer and North’s pass over

(Colin Simpson, Gunnar Hallberg, Andrew the double showed a doubleton spade. West North East South

McIntosh, David Price, Neil Rosen, and Gunnar Hallberg led the king and ace of Jeremy Heather

Martin Jones, – the first four, left to right, in hearts and found that his partner had 1♦ Pass 1♠

the picture below). Their closest challengers three cards in the suit. He knew that East 2♥ Dble Pass 3♣

throughout were Ireland (Tommy Garvey, had nothing of use for the defence in the Pass 3♦ Pass 3♠

David Bakhshi, Hugh McGann, Tom way of high cards and so decided to play Pass 4♠ All Pass

Hanlon), who finished second. him for the 9-x of spades. At trick three

Hallberg led another Jeremy’s double on the second round

heart, giving a worthless (where some would play a support double)

ruff-and-discard. He was showed extra values. Heather made the

hoping that, when he contract after West cashed two top hearts

won the trump finesse and switched to his singleton club.

and played a fourth Norman Selway, paying for the Young

heart, his partner, ‘Tosh’ Chelsea Champions, won the prize for the

McIntosh would be able Best Played Hand.

to ruff with the nine of The winners of the Teltscher Cups in the

Photo: Gordon Rainsford

spades and promote the ‘Play with the Stars’ event, competed for in

eight of spades into the clubs playing the same first 24 boards as in

setting trick. the Lederer, were both from Wimbledon

As it happened, Brian Bridge Club: North-South (scoring with

Short chose to rise with Jason and Justin Hackett), Maurice and

dummy’s jack of spades Janet Cahm, and East-West (scoring with

at trick three and took Tom Hanlon and Hugh McGann),

This board is from the match between the the spade finesse. Hallberg won and Margaret Owen and Helen Barnes.

2007 Schapiro Spring Foursomes winning played a fourth heart. McIntosh ruffed in More info on, as well as more pictures –

team (sitting East-West) and the winners with his lowly five of spades and this was and a link to a video of the event – can be

of the 2006 Gold Cup. enough to promote a trump trick for found at www.metrobridge.co.uk/

West.

Gunnar Hallberg

Love All. Dealer North. and Tosh McIntosh

♠J6 were awarded the

♥86 prize for the Best

♦AK8642 Defended Hand.

♣AK7 On this very same

♠ K874 ♠53 board, Jeremy and

♥ A K 10 9 7 3 W N E ♥ Q 5 4 Heather Dhondy,

♦ Q3 S ♦ J 10 9 5 playing for the Euro-

♣ 6 ♣ 10 5 3 2 pean Mixed Teams

♠ A Q 10 9 2 Champions, won the

♥J2 prize for the Best Bid

♦7 Hand. They were the

♣QJ984 only other pair to

reach 4♠, with the

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