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LEADS

PRIZEQ U I Z

PRIZE LEADS QUIZ

YEAR OF THE

DRAGON QUIZ

OPENING leads are often subjective and virtually

any opening lead can be successful some of the

time. However, bridge is in many ways a game of

percentages and therefore certain leads will gain

more often than others. In each issue you will be

given three hands and the bidding on each, and

you are asked to choose your opening leads from

those proposed by our Quizmaster. The answers

will be in the next issue. In each problem you are Alan Mould

AFTER winning this year’s Camrose on lead as West.

for the first time ever, Wales went

one further and added the Seniors Hand 1

Camrose to their Home Inter - ´ 765

national titles. makers of playing cards since 1824 ™ J4

Their victory was all the more www.piatnik.co.uk t A864

remarkable since at the end of the ( 020 8661 8866 ® K752

first full round robin they languished

fifth out of six, 31 VPs behind the

overnight leaders, Ireland. However, West North East South

the Sunday morning start of play sig- 1´

nalled the beginning of an amazing Pass 2t 2™ 2´

come-back: Wales beat Scotland by Pass 4™1 Pass 4NT

23-7 VPs and in the next match, cru- Pass 5™2 Pass 6´

cially, annihilated Ireland 25-0 VPs All Pass

throwing the competition wide open, 1 Splinter

2 Two aces without the trump queen

with only 11 VPs separating the first-

and fifth-placed team.

This charming twin-pack of Piatnik playing Pick your lead out of: (a)small spade;

Thereafter they beat Northern

cards (‘Blue Blossom’) is the prize on offer (b) ™J; (c) tA; (d) ®2.

Ireland by 20-10 VPs and Great Britain

(the Patron’s team) by 17-13 VPs, this month.

gaining the lead. Although they lost For information on the new Piatnik Hand 2

14-16 VPs to England in the last cards visit www.gibsonsgames.co.uk. ´ Void

match, the Welsh hung on to their ™ A J 10 8 7 3

lead and won the competition in There are three categories in our t AJ53

style. Congratulations to Tony Disley, ® 872

competition: up to and including Master;

Roger Penton, Jim Luck, Mike Hirst,

up to and including Regional Master;

Liam Sheridan and Gwyneth Dew

and those with higher ranking. Please West North East South

(photo above) on their performance.

The final table was: indicate on the top left-hand corner of 1™ Pass 1´ 2®

the envelope, or in the e-mail subject Pass 3® Pass 3NT

1. Wales 162 line, the category for which you are All Pass

2. Northern Ireland 156 entering. The first correct entry in each

category out of a hat will win the Pick your lead out of: (a) ™A; (b) ™J;

3. England 155

prize. The Editor’s decision is final. (c) tA; (d) t3.

4. Ireland 149

5. Great Britain 141

6. Scotland 132 Hand 3

Entries to the Editor,

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England (fielding five world Seniors 23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR,

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champions) were represented by Paul or e-mail elena@ebu.co.uk t 7

Hackett – Roger O’Shea, Gunnar by August 20th, 2011. ® K4

Hallberg – John Holland, David

Price – Colin Simpson, with John Please make sure you include your full

Williams as non-playing captain. postal address AND rank West North East South

For the first time, the event was not 1®

even if entering by e-mail and/or 1´ 3® Pass 3NT

only shown on Vu-graph on BBO, but

also reported on regularly in real time you have entered before! All Pass

on Twitter and Facebook.

Pick your lead out of: (a) ´4; (b) ™A;

Solutions to June Quiz: page 24 (c) ™4; (d) t7.

www.ebu.co.uk August 2011 English Bridge 55

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