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England win the inagural

Seniors Camrose

REPORTS

THANKS to the very generous support of another club, thus shortening the long-

Bernard Teltscher, the inaugural Seniors trump hand and defeating the contract.

Camrose for the Teltscher Trophy took place England continued their winning ways

at the Oxford Spires Hotel. Teams from in the second stage, losing one match – to

each of the Home Unions took part with a Wales – but otherwise marching towards

sixth team added so that there would not be the title leaving their closest challengers,

any sit-outs. England (Ross Harper, Paul the Patron’s team, 50 VPs behind.

Hackett, Tony Waterlow, Ian Panto, Gunnar This little gem appeared in the Patron’s Colin Simpson

Hallberg and John Holland) pulled a fast match against Scotland:

one by including three members of the

Open Team for the forthcoming European Sheehan had correctly analysed that the

Championships, whereas the Patron’s team Love All. Dealer East. clubs were poorly placed for declarer and

(Bernard Teltscher, Tony Priday, Victor Sil- ♠K64 the trump suit was not behaving. The

verstone, Chris Dixon, Robert Sheehan and ♥ J 10 3 heart lead gave declarer every chance to

Colin Simpson) included three members of ♦K975 shine. He correctly won the heart and led

the Seniors Team – and our lead pair had a ♣A82 a diamond towards the king. West rose

combined vintage of over 170! ♠ 9 ♠ J 10 8 3 with the ace and continued hearts; de-

England started in fine form, drawing one ♥ 852 W

N

E

♥Q764 clarer won and played two rounds of

match against the Patron’s team in the first ♦ A 10 6 4 3 S ♦Q82 trumps, discovering the bad split. Unfor-

of two round-robins of fourteen boards but ♣ K 10 9 3 ♣Q6 tunately thereafter he lost the thread and

comfortably winning the rest. Against the ♠AQ752 finished two down.

Patron’s, Paul Hackett produced a beautiful ♥AK9 The technique required is known as an

defensive play to set up a game swing: ♦J ‘Elopement Play’. Declarer should cash the

♣J754 diamond king, ruff a diamond, cash the

last heart winner and the club ace and lead

N/S Game. Dealer South. the last diamond from dummy, East being

♠AQ872 West North East South powerless to prevent declarer from scoring

♥QJ865 Sheehan Marshall Simpson Smith his small trump.

♦92 Pass 1♠ The weekend was a great success, and

♣J Pass 1NT1 Pass 2♣ played with tremendous spirit through-

♠ 10 9 5 4 ♠3 Pass 3♠ Pass 4♠ out. It was good to meet old friends from

♥ A94 N ♥K7 Dble All Pass previous Camrose encounters – the high-

W E

♦ Q743 S ♦ J 10 6 5 1

Forcing light perhaps being the closing banquet

♣ K8 ♣ A 10 9 5 3 2 with short, pithy speeches and some

♠KJ6 Double may look a little frisky but Rob seriously old jokes.

♥ 10 3 2

♦AK8

♣Q764

West North East South

Hackett Teltscher Harper Priday

1NT

Pass 2♥ 1 Pass 2♠

Pass 3♥ Pass 4♠

All Pass

Photo: Elena Jeronimidis

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Transfer to spades

West led a diamond. South won and

cashed two high spades, finding the suit did

not split; so he switched his attentions to the

side suit and led a heart. Accurately West The winning England Seniors: (from the left) John Holland, Ross Harper, Ian Panto,

rose with the ace and switched to king and Tony Waterlow, Gunnar Hallberg, John Willams (npc) and Paul Hackett.

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