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ngland defeated all-comers in the 2016

Teltscher Trophy (the senior Camrose event),

contested in Edinburgh's Holiday Inn. They

won all ten of their 14-board matches, which was a

remarkable achievement in a strong field. Many

congratulations to Sally Brock & Nicola Smith,

Barry Myers & Robert Sheehan, Chris Dixon

(captain) & Norman Selway.

England faced Scotland on the first evening and

this 3NT was keenly fought:

West North East South

Brock Gordon Smith Kane

1™

Pass 1´ Pass 2™

Pass 3t Pass 3NT

All Pass

Diagnosing that her partner would hold spade

length, Sally Brock made the fine lead of the ´5.

Nicola Smith played the ´8, Danny Kane winning

with the queen. After ace, king and another

diamond to her queen, Smith switched to the ™3.

Declarer finessed the ™J successfully and cashed the

top hearts, dummy throwing two diamonds and

East discarding the ®4. What should he do next?

The winning continuation is a club, after which

declarer can succeed (by endplaying East in spades)

whether he plays the ®K or the ®10 from dummy.

Unaware of the spade position, Kane chose instead

to finesse the ´J. Smith won and returned the ´10

to the ace. She won the ®K with the ace and cashed

her winners in spades and diamonds for one down.

At the other table, after the same bidding, Alan

Goodman led a club to the 10 and ace. Brian Short

found an enterprising switch to the ´10, but Robert

Sheehan had nine tricks with the ™Q onside. In fact

he managed a tenth with an endplay on West. That

was 12 IMPs to England, who won the match by

35-11.

There was excitement in the bidding and play on

this deal, with England facing Ireland:

West North East South

Selway Walsh Dixon O'Brien

2t 3t

4´ 5t Pass Pass

Dble Pass 5´ Dble

All Pass

Chris Dixon's 2t showed both majors and the

auction proceeded as might be expected up to 5t

Game All. Dealer South.

´ A J 6 3 2

™ 2

t A K 9 8 2

® K 10

´ 5 4 ´ K 10 9 8

™ 10 8 7 4 ™ Q 3

t J 4 t Q 10 5 3

® J 9 6 3 2 ® A 5 4

´ Q 7

™ A K J 9 6 5

t 7 6

® Q 8 7

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S

N/S Game. Dealer East.

´ 7 6 3 2

™ A K 8 6

t J 8 5

® 9 4

´ A K J 5 ´ Q 10 9 8 4

™ J 3 ™ Q 10 9 7 2

t K 10 7 2 t -

® A 5 3 ® 7 6 2

´ -

™ 5 4

t A Q 9 6 4 3

® K Q J 10 8

N

W E

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