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54 English Bridge August 2014 www.ebu.co.uk

by Julian Pottage

Club Bidding Quiz

Answers to Problems on Page 34

WN ES

Pass Pass 1´ 1NT

?

Double. With 10 HCP

you expect your side to

hold the balance of

power. A double of 1NT

is for penalties. 2™ from you would be a

weak action, denying the strength to

double 1NT.

WN ES

1® 2´

?

Pass. Had South passed

you would have

responded 1™; you do

not want to let the

opponents make you bid two levels higher

than you feel appropriate. With 7 HCP and

a lot of losers, it would be too much of a

stretch even to double (take-out). Remem ber,

partner is still there.

WN ES

2´1 Pass Pass

?

1 Weak

2NT. After the oppo nents

open a weak two, a

2NT overcall is natural

either in second seat or in fourth. The

range is about the same as for a 1NT

overcall of a one-level opening, say 15-18

points. With a balanced hand and spades

stopped, this is much better than 3t.

WN ES

Pass Pass

1´ Pass 2™ Pass

?

Pass. Since partner could

not open as dealer, you

do not have to keep the

bidding alive. Game is unlikely facing a

passed hand, while you have no guarantee

of a better fit in spades.

WN ES

1´ Pass 1NT Pass

?

2´. With six chunky

spades and four poor

diamonds, you do not

need to offer partner a

choice of suits. Even a 6-1 spade fit should

be playable. If 2´ is making for 110, you

would need to make one extra trick

playing in diamonds just to break even.

WN ES

1t 1´

?

2™. The feeble spade

pips suggest that a

worth while penalty def ending

1´ doubled is

unlikely. Passing (assuming you do not

have a pen alty double available) would

also risk mis sing game if partner has the

wrong hand to reopen. You should just go

after your own best contract, which may

well be in hearts. r

2014 PACHABO CUP

THE team of John Atthey, Julian Gibson, Val Gibson and Bill March, representing the North East CBA, has won the Pachabo

Cup. The competition is for holders of the teams-of-four championship of each county association of the EBU. This is the

second time a North East team has won, the previous time being in 2011.

They finished on 213.5 'Pachabo points', well clear of the Manchester representatives (Michael Byrne, Michael Newman,

John Holland, Gary Hyett and Rodney Lighton) on 200.5. The Lancashire team (Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, Andrew

Woodcock, David Debbage) narrowly claimed the third step on the podium on 186.5.

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Hand 2

´ A Q

™ J 9 7 5 3

t 8 7 4

® 8 7 6

Hand 3

´ K 6 2

™ K Q

t A K 6 5 4

® Q 10 8

Hand 4

´ K 9 4 3 2

™ K 10

t A K 5

® 10 9 5

Hand 5

´ Q J 10 7 6 2

™ A 8

t Q 5 4 2

® A

Hand 6

´ K 7 6 4 3

™ Q 8 5 4 2

t Q

® A Q

Hand 1

´ 4

™ Q J 8 5 3

t K 6 5 3

® A 7 5

CLUB STRATIFIED

PAIRS NATIONAL HEAT

WINNERS

Wed, March129th: John Wooton -

Phyllis Hands (Wearside BC)

Thurs, March 13th: Juliet Scott -

Ruth Masri (Wimbledon BC)

Fri, March 14th: Brian and Joyce Saker

(Thanet BC)

Photos of the Monday and Tuesday winners,

Edward Leatham - Roger Andrews

(Shaftesbury BC), and Paul Morris -

Dawn Mertens (Aylesbury Aces BC)

were not available.

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