REPORT continued OTHER BRIGHTON
from this point on there was no effective Four Stars B Final: Eric Dubus, Rutger
defence. Van Mechelen, Phillipe Caputo, Guy
At the other table, South opened 1´ and Van Middelem
rebid 2NT (12-14) over his partner’s 2™ Senior Pairs: A final: Mike Huggins –
response, which was in turn raised to 3NT Irene Robinson; B final: Patrick Collins
by North. West, Michael Byrne, now had a – Andrew Petrie; C final: Ann Sharples –
much easier task to avoid the fatal spade Robert Mott.
lead, and in fact he chose the nine of Senior Swiss Teams: Andrew Petrie,
diamonds, which proved not only to be Patrick Collins, Alan Kay, Jeremy
the curse of Scotland, but also of the Dhondy.
Collins team. Duncan Happer won with Really Easy Congress: Pairs sessions:
the king and returned the suit, and now Claire Price – Tessa van Gelderen;
South had a hard task. He decided to win Catherine Hall – Diana Palmer; Marie
with the diamond queen and play a heart Hallam – Julia Broady; Rose and David
to the king, and then he tried to cash his Alex Hydes (right) with Alan and Butler; Mark and Mary Fraser; Adam
spades. When that suit didn’t behave, he Olivia Woo holding the Brighton Bowl Jackson – Mel Czapski; Christine Brown
tried another heart towards dummy, but they won with Simon Cope – Carol Pembrey; Marilyn Halton –
the defence now had to score two hearts, a Christine Mullen; John Travers – Francis
spade, a club and a diamond to beat the Alex Hydes was South and when his partner Hardman.
game by a trick – 12 IMPs to Byrne and a showed precisely a 3-4-5-1 hand shape, he Next Step Congress: Pairs sessions:
big step towards their winning score. was easily able to avoid the doomed 3NT Michael Leigh – Pat Martin; Edd
contract. West led a diamond; Hydes won, Edmondson – Ros Nanayakkara; Yvonne
Second Weekend – and played a club. East won and played Mavin – Angie Camden; Richard and
Brighton Bowl another diamond, and Hydes won in Gini Phillips; Jill and John Blanchard;
hand, ruffed a club, played his three top Lloyd and Gitte Sarsby; Rosemary Vase
Finally, here is a deal from the Brighton hearts and then ruffed the last heart, – Mary Webster; Natasha Regan – Oscar
Bowl which helped the winners (Alex leaving the following end position: Selby; Linda Boyd – George Wawman;
Hydes, Simon Cope, Alan and Olivia Woo) Jackie and Graham Baskerville; Teams
along the way: session: Emma Jackson, Michael Cripp,
´ A85 Pat Lewis, Joanna Seddon.
™ — Midweek events
Love All. Dealer South. t Q8 Play with the Experts: Martin Garvey –
´ A85 ® — Cass O'Donnell.
™ K942 ´ 432 ´ KJ6 Championship Pairs: Mike Bell –
t KQ832 ™ — N ™ — Yvonne Wiseman
® Q t — S t — 75th Anniversary Mixed Pivot Teams:
´ 432 ´ KJ6 ® KJ ® 10 9 Mike Ash, Liz McGowan, Irving Gordon,
™ 10 3 N ™ J876 ´ Q 10 9 7 William Whyte.
t 95 S t J6 ™ — Mixed Pairs Championship: John
Sansom – Pam Pearce.
® KJ7642 ® A 10 9 8 t 10
Knock-out Teams: Chris Cooper, Simon
´ Q 10 9 7 ® —
Creasey, Steve Raine, John Atthey.
Open Teams: Sunday: Gill Copeland,
t A 10 7 4 Stuart Davies, Alan Jarvis, Phil Godfrey
® 53 Now Hydes played the queen of spades (Green Section) and Alex Hydes, Ed
from hand and ran it to East, who was Jones, Kyle Lam, Graeme Robertson
doomed – he either had to play a spade (Yellow Section).
West North East South back which would allow declarer to score Open Pairs: Sunday: Simon Ortmann –
1t his ´10, or give declarer a ruff and discard Daniel Bang-Ortmann; Monday: Chris
Pass 1™ Pass 1NT1 which would have had the same result. Clements – Susan Gregory; Tuesday:
Pass 2NT2 Pass 3®3 Note the position of the spade honours Samantha Punch – Stephen Peterkin;
Dble 3™4 Pass 4t was not relevant, as whatever their layout Wednesday: David Gold – Simon Cope;
Pass 5t All Pass Hydes was destined for eleven tricks and a Thursday: Steve Raine – John Atthey.
1 12-14 game swing thanks to his classic elimi- Friday: Toby Nonnenmacher – Michael
2 Puppet to 3® nation play. Alishaw.
3 Forced Congratulations to all the winners, and Speedball Pairs: Erlende Skjetne –
4 Showing 3-4-5-1 shape exactly and a Jenny Cooper.
we look forward to seeing you all again in
game-forcing hand sunny Brighton next August! r
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