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But Cohen did not pass with gladness in his heart.

He could not, because his agreement with

Berkowitz was that such a pass would not be for

penalty - rather, it would say 'you got us into this,

you get us out of it'. Truth to tell, he did pretty well

to keep his head in these revolting circumstances;

realising that a pass would almost certainly be

followed by a major-suit bid from Berkowitz and a

thunderous double from the North or South Pole,

he removed to 3t and hoped for the best. After all,

he didn't have a terrible hand for play in a diamond

contract . . .

. . . but it wasn't quite good enough. A sharp

double from Martens was followed by a brave but

unavailing struggle from Cohen, who had to

concede one down for eight match points out of 70.

Meanwhile, Kwiecien and Pszczola were

demonstrating that even 1,000 wouldn't have been a

top for East-West: their Spanish opponents had a

mix-up after East had come in directly over 1NT

and lost 1,100 in the unlikely contract of four hearts

doubled by North. The old leaders had hung on to

their position for a great many boards - the new

leaders managed to keep their place for the

remaining two. r

Michael Byrne & John Holland, from Manchester,

have won the Corwen Trophy which took place in

early June. The event is for the leading pairs in the

most recent pairs championship of each County

Association of the EBU.

Surrey's Mike Scoltock & Jeffrey Allerton, and

Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne, were second

and third respectively.

CORWEN TROPHY

The Garden Cities Trophy has been won by

Manchester Bridge Club for the fifth time. The

competition is for each county's 'teams-of-eight

champions', and the final featured the eight teams

which qualified from the Regional Finals which

took place in May.

The Manchester team comprised (pictured from

left) John Hassett, Rhona Goldenfield, Bernard

Goldenfield, Michael Newman, Jeff Morris, David

Debbage, Edward Levy & Robert Myers. The team

finished well ahead of Nottingham BC in second

place, and Bristol BC in third place.

GARDEN CITIES TROPHY

The Pachabo Cup has been won by the Kent team

of Peter Law, Phil Bailey, Michael Hampton &

Patrick Collins.

The Pachabo Cup is contested by the holders of

the Teams-of-four Championship from each

county association. Some 29 teams took part in

the event held in mid-June. It uses a hybrid

system of scoring, combining both 'point-aboard'

and IMPs converted to VPs.

Kent finished on 200.5 points, with the

Manchester team of Andrew Woodcock,

Catherine Draper, John Hassett & Jeff Morris

second on 197. Staffs & Shrops were third and

Dorset came fourth.

PACHABO CUP

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