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Women’s Teams Open Teams came a club for a ruff. One down.

This was the bidding at the other table:

China 1 (Xuefeng Feng, Wen Fei Wang, The main event was the Open Teams. The

Liping Wang, Yu Zhang) and the Dutch 85-year-old Benito Garozzo, a member of West North East South

Women (Carla Arnolds, Jet Pasman, the Italian Blue Team that won 16 world T.Bessis D’Avossa M.Bessis Intonti

Anneke Simons, Wietske van Zwol) titles between 1957 and 1975, played 3™ 4´

reached the final of the Women’s Teams. wonderfully well when I watched him in 5™ 5´ All Pass

This deal produced the largest swing: the semi-final against Groupe France:

Riccardo Intonti's 4´ allowed no space for

lead-directing mechanisms. The contract

E/W Game. Dealer West. N/S Game. Dealer East. was made on a heart lead.

´ 9 ´ J76 Garozzo’s Breno team reached the final

™ 765 ™ 764 and the veteran maestro handed over a

t J 10 8 5 t Q 10 6 31-7 IMPs lead at half-time, when another

® A Q 10 9 6 ® KJ93 pair stepped in. The Polish opponents

´ Q65 ´ J874 ´ 4 ´ 83 then overtook Breno and won by 8 IMPs

™ K J 10 9 8 4 3 2 N ™ AQ ™ Q82 N ™ K J 10 9 5 3 (including a 6-IMP fine for Zaleski’s

W E W E

t 64 S t A932 t J753 S t A982 mobile phone ringing!). Gold went to

® Void ® 532 ® AQ874 ® 2 Krzysztof Jassem, Marcin Mazurkiewicz,

´ A K 10 3 2 ´ A K Q 10 9 5 2 Piotr Gawrys, Piotr Tuszynski, Pawel

™ Void ™ A Jassem and Jakub Wojcieszek. Israel-

t KQ7 t K4 Germany took bronze.

® KJ874 ® 10 6 5

Open, Women’s and Seniors’ Pairs

West North East South West North East South In the Open Pairs Sabine Auken and Roy

Zang Yu van Zwol Feng Xue Arnolds Garozzo Lorenzini Zaleski Rombaut Welland took gold, Jan Jansma and Zia

4™ Pass Pass Dble 2™ Dble Mahmood the silver, and Nils Kvangraven

All Pass 4® Pass 4t 4´ and Terje Lie the bronze.

5™ 5´ Dble All Pass The Women’s Pairs gold went to

What action would you have taken as Catherine D’Ovidio and Janice Seamon-

South? Would you double or bid 4´? Instead of raising to 4™, Garozzo bid a Molson, silver to Marion Michielsen and

Carla Arnolds’s double was passed and lead-directing 4®. (3® would have the Meike Wortel, and bronze to Véronique

ten tricks could not be prevented. North same meaning on a hand worth 3™.) Bessis and Carole Puillet.

led the ´9, South winning and switching Romain Zaleski, his 80-year-old partner, Senior medals went to Nick Fitzgibbon

to a club. (If she delivers a spade ruff continued the good work with 4t. When and Adam Mesbur (gold), Michael Elinescu

instead, declarer throws her diamond North took the push to 5´, Garozzo was and Entscho Wladow (silver), and Stephan

loser on the ´J.) then able to find the diamond lead! Back Cabaj and Wlodzimierz Ilnicki (bronze). r

West North East South

Pasman Liping Wang Simons WF Wang Essex & Hertfordshire Bridge Associations

4™ Pass Pass 4´

Pass Pass Dble 5® AUTUMN FESTIVAL of

All Pass

GREEN POINTED EVENTS

Wen Fei Wang preferred to bid 4´ and, after

two passes, East chose to double. With a

heart trick no certainty, this was a dubious

Swiss Pairs: Saturday 28 September

action. (It takes a heart lead to put the spade Swiss Teams: Sunday 29 September

game one down.) Wen Fei Wang made the

inspired decision to move to 5®! This was Wodson Park, Ware, SG12 0UQ

passed out and made with an overtrick. The

double game swing gave 15 IMPs to China 7 x 7 board matches on both days

1, who went on to win the final 94-44. Italia Spacious well lit sports hall t Ample free car parking

I took the bronze. Free bottled drinking water, tea & coffee

available throughout.

Seniors Teams A selection of plated meals can be ordered in advance.

Sweden took gold (Peter Billgren, Sven-

Enquiries: Margaret Curtis 0208 504 3109 or Mike Minting 01442 833247

Olov Flodqvist, Mats Pettersson and Björn

Sanzen), with teams from Austria and Italy or enter online at www.hertsbridge.co.uk

claiming silver and bronze.

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