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Xmas Quiz by Andrew Robson

2012 Christmas Competition

We are delighted that this year’s Quizmaster is Andrew Robson – no introduction needed!

Entries must reach the Editor (23 Erleigh Road, Reading RG1 5LR or e-mail elena@ebu.co.uk) not later than 5th January 2013.

The first correct entry out of a hat will win a luxury Pellissier card table; bridge books will be sent to second and third.

Section A (Questions 1-4) What call do you make? 8. West North East South

You are South in each problem. Which of (A) 4™; (B) Pass; (C) 4®. 1´

the three selected bids would you find at Pass 1NT Pass 2t

the key moment and why? You are playing __________ Pass 2´ Pass 2NT

duplicate pairs and neither side is vul-

nerable. Section B (Questions 5-8) (A) ´ A K 9 7 ™ 10 8 t A K J 7 ® J 7 3

You will be given a mark out of 10 for Which of the following three South (B) ´ A Q 9 8 3 ™ 4 t A Q 9 7 ® K Q 8

your choice (10 for the correct answer – hands would bid according to the (C) ´ A K 9 4 2 ™ A 9 t A J 9 8 ® J 8

in Andrew’s judgement). sequence given? What should the other

two do differently? Assume you are play- __________

1. ´ A Q 9 7 5 ™ A K J 7 5 t K 4 3 ® Void ing duplicate pairs and neither side is

vulnerable. Section C (Questions 9-10)

West North East South You will get 6 marks for the correct On the final two questions (still playing

1´ answer – in Andrew’s judgement, and 2 pairs) you are again South. The oppo-

Pass 3´ Pass ? marks each for giving the correct alter- nents have bid unopposed and you are

native bidding for the other hands. considering doubling the final contract.

What call do you make? On both questions, one of the three

(A) 4®; (B) 6´; (C) 4™. 5. West North East South hands given represents a relatively clear

1™ Dble double; one hand is the sort of double

__________ 2™ Pass Pass 2´ that might well work well (but might

not); the third is a poorly judged double.

2. ´ Q 9 7 3 ™ K J 10 7 t K 7 ® 9 7 6 (A) ´ A J 10 6 4 ™ 4 t K J 9 7 ® A J 7 Identify all three for 10 marks.

(B) ´ A Q J 8 3 ™ 7 t A K 6 ® K J 8 7 Five marks for getting the clear double

West North East South (C) ´ A K Q 4 ™ 7 6 t A K 6 ® Q 10 5 3 but putting the others the wrong way

1´ Dble Pass ? round (again, all in the judgement of

__________ Andrew).

What call do you make?

(A) 2™; (B) 3™; (C) 1NT. 6. West North East South 9. West North East South

1NT 1´ Pass

__________ Pass 2®1 Dble2 2´ 1NT Pass 2NT Pass

Pass 2NT Pass 3NT 3NT Pass Pass Dble

3. ´ Void ™ 7 5 4 2 t A Q 8 3 ® Q 10 9 7 4 1 Stayman

2 Showing clubs (A) ´ K J 6 ™ J 10 9 8 3 t 6 ® A 7 4 3

West North East South (B) ´ A 8 4 3 2 ™ Q 9 7 t J 6 4 ® A K

1™ Pass (A) ´ A J 10 4 ™ 4 3 t Q J 9 7 ® K Q 7 (C) ´ A K J 9 4 ™ 3 t 8 5 ® 10 9 4 3 2

3™ Pass Pass ? (B) ´ A 6 4 3 ™ K Q 8 t A J 8 2 ® 8 7

(C) ´ A K 8 4 ™ 7 6 t A J 6 3 ® J 8 3 __________

What call do you make?

(A) Pass; (B) 4®; (C) 3NT. __________ 10. West North East South

1NT Pass

__________ 7. West North East South 2®1 Pass 2™ Pass

1t 2® 3™ Pass 4™ Dble

4. ´ Q 9 4 ™ J 7 3 t Q 5 ® K J 10 8 2 2™ 3® 4™ 5® 1 Stayman

West North East South (A) ´ J 10 4 ™ Void t K Q 10 8 ® K J 10 7 5 3 (A) ´ J 10 9 6 ™ Void t 8 7 5 4 3 2 ® 4 3 2

Pass (B) ´ 8 3 2 ™ K t A 6 3 ® A K 8 7 4 2 (B) ´ 8 7 ™ A 8 5 2 t 8 6 ® Q J 10 4 3

1´ 2™ 3´ ? (C) ´ A Q 10 2 ™ 6 t 9 6 ® K Q 10 5 3 2 (C) ´ Q 7 ™ Q 10 8 6 t Q 5 ® K J 10 3 2 r

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