October 2019 English Bridge
Hand 6. 2NT. If partner has a
hand like this they can bid 3™,
promising 6™ (and an OK
hand) and you can offer a cuebid of
4® but pass when
partner signs off in 4™ showing a relatively
minimum hand. r
´ A K 10 7 6
™ Q J 9 8 5
® A 4
Hand 4. 4®. If partner has a
good hand they can bid 4NT
(RKCB) and find slam.
´ K J 9 8 2
™ A 10 9 7 4
t 9 2
Hand 5. 4´. Just bid 4´. Either
your side or their side is likely
to make something. This hand
gives excellent chances to make
game in spades.
´ A Q 8 6 5
™ Q J 10 9 8 7
Team Allfrey has won the Crockfords Cup -
England's premier knock-out teams competition.
Tony Forrester, Ed Jones, Graham Osborne and
Tom Paske (Alexander Allfrey & Andrew Robson
not pictured, played in the early rounds) won the
eight-team all-play-all final against Team Mossop
(Alex Hydes, David Mossop, Justin Hackett, Jason
Hackett, Diego Brenner and Paul Hackett).
The Plate competition, for those losing in the early
stages of the Cup competition, was won by Diana
Nettleton, Marusa Gold, Simon Cope and Marion
Robertson. They narrowly beat Team Lee in the
(from left Veri
and Tom Paske)
Freeman Mixed BAM at the North American
1953 - 2019
Steve was a talented mathematician who began
playing bridge at Manchester Grammar School
before going to Christ's College, Cambridge where
he sometimes represented the university.
On leaving university he worked first for the
Inland Revenue before becoming a tax expert at
Arthur Andersen. His career took him to London
where he became a regular player at the Young
Chelsea Bridge Club.
Steve won many of the major English
competitions, such as the Four Star Teams at
Brighton, the National Swiss Teams, the
Tollemache Cup and the Garden Cities Trophy. He
represented England in a Junior Camrose in 1978.
He is probably best known for his major
contribution to bridge administration. He served
on the EBU Law & Ethics Committee for over 15
years, six as chairman, and was honoured by the
EBU with a Silver Award earlier this year.