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and overruffed by North. Only one further

trick had to be lost and Forrester's fine

play had given him the contract for +180.

West North East South

Helgemo Bakhshi Helness Gold

Pass 1® 2´ Pass

3® Pass Pass Dble

All Pass

East's 2´ showed four spades and at least

five clubs. Bakhshi led the ´K against 3®

doubled and in due course the defenders

scored +500 for a swing of 12 IMPs.

England played a blinder in this last

match, defeating mighty Monaco by 45-27

IMPs. Not only did this give England the

bronze medals, it allowed Israel to over take

Monaco:

Gold: Israel 214.80

Silver: Monaco 213.29

Bronze: England 209.65

My hopes had been high for a Bermuda

Bowl qualification. A podium finish ex ceeded

expectations. Very well played to

our team!

The Women's Championship

Our representatives in the Women's event

were Sally Brock - Nicola Smith, Heather

Dhondy - Nevena Senior and Fiona

Brown - Catherine Draper (NPC Derek

Patterson, Coach David Burn). The

format would be a straight round-robin.

This deal arose against Denmark:

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their gold medals at the prize-giving ceremony.

Game All. Dealer: South.

´ Q 10 9 4 3

™ 4 3

t 4

® 10 9 8 6 5

´ - ´ K 8 5

™ Q J 9 8 7 2 ™ A 6

t K Q 8 7 6 2 t A 10 5 3

® K ® A 7 4 2

´ A J 7 6 2

™ K 10 5

t J 9

® Q J 3

West North East South

Smith Schaltz Brock Bekkouche

3® 4´ 6t All Pass

Brock and Smith play that a 3® overcall

shows diamonds and the other major. (2´

would show clubs and the other major,

2NT both minors). When North raised

pre-emptively to 4´, Brock knew that

West would be short in spades. With no

hesitation she bid 6t, which was easily

made.

West North East South

Bilde Senior Rasmussen Dhondy

2NT 4´ 5t All Pass

Lone Bilde's 2NT showed diamonds and

the other major, so Helle Rasmussen faced

the same decision as at the other table. She

bid only 5t and England gained 13 IMPs.

Only three East-West pairs out of twentytwo

reached the slam (England, Russia

and Romania).

England did well at both tables on this

deal against Sweden:

Game All. Dealer South.

´ 5 4

™ J 9 8 5 4 2

t K 10 9 7 2

® -

´ 7 3 ´ A J 9 8

™ Q 10 ™ A 6 3

t A Q 8 4 t J 6 3

® A Q 6 4 3 ® K 10 5

´ K Q 10 6 2

™ K 7

t 5

® J 9 8 7 2

West North East South

Rimstedt Senior Sjoberg Dhondy

Pass

1NT 3™ Dble All Pass

Nevena Senior stepped in with a fearless

3™ on her vulnerable 4-count and must

have awaited the dummy anxiously when

she was doubled there. She ruffed the club

lead and played a spade to the king. West

rose with the ace when the singleton

diamond was played. She led her re main ing

spade to East's ace and the spade

return to dummy's 10 was ruffed with the

™10 and overruffed by declarer.

Senior cashed the tK and ruffed a dia mond

with the ™7. West ruffed the ´Q with her

™Q, declarer ditching a diamond. Senior

ruffed the club return and ruffed her last

diamond with the ™K. Declarer now had

™9-8-5 with ™A-6-3 sitting over her. She

ruffed a club with the ™5 and was over ruf fed,

for one down. Had she ruffed with the

™8 instead, East would have under ruf fed

with the ™3, again putting the contract one

down. Minus 200 would be great if Eng land

could make game at the other table:

N

W E

S

N

W E

S

Sally Brock - Nicola Smith

Photos: Anna Gudge

Heather Dhondy - Nevena Senior

Photos: Peter Hasenson

Fiona Brown - Catherine Draper

Photos: Peter Hasenson

Jason Hackett - Justin Hackett

Photos: Peter Hasenson

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