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46 English Bridge August 2017 www.ebu.co.uk

Did you know that the new Laws, Blue Book

and White Book are all available for download

from the EBU website? Follow the links on:

www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics

N/S Game. Dealer East.

´ K J 10

™ 5 3 2

t Q 9 6 2

® A Q 4

´ 7 6 5 ´ 4

™ 10 ™ A K Q J 9 7 6 4

t 8 4 3 t A 5

® K 10 9 7 5 2 ® J 8

´ A Q 9 8 3 2

™ 8

t K J 10 7

® 6 3

N

W E

S

West North East South

2®1 2´

Pass 2NT2 4™ 4´3

Pass Pass 5™ Pass

Pass Dble4 All Pass

1 Benji, Acol Two in any suit

2 Good spade raise (East is likely to have a

long strong suit which makes bidding NT

naturally unappealing)

3 Worth game with the nice 6-4 shape

4 Don't be frightened by the strong

opening!

LAWS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD

Two pairs of EBU members have won heats of the

WBF's World Wide Bridge Contest, earning them

an invitation to compete in the finals in Beijing in

September. The prize includes accommodation

and a contribution towards the travel costs.

David Price & Jenny Price (pictured above), of

Suffolk, playing at Clare Duplicate BC, won their

heat on 8 May, beating over 500 pairs playing in

11 countries.

Vandana Wadhar & Kirit Wadhar of Middlesex,

won their heat on 2 June, beating over 2,300 pairs

playing in 22 countries.

WORLD WIDE BRIDGE CONTEST

The EBU will hold trials for pairs to represent the

England Open Team in the 2018 European Team

Championships.

The trials, scored by Ximps, will be held over

four full days, 12-15 January 2018, at the Young

Chelsea BC. The top two pairs will be selected for<dawn@ebu.co.uk, plus Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson

who have been pre-selected.

The number of pairs in the trials will be

limited. Applications should be made to

dawn@ebu.co.uk by 7 November 2017. Accepted

pairs will be notified by 10 November. The cost of

entry is £150 per player.

EUROPEAN OPEN TRIALS

Entries are invited for the 2018 Teltscher Trophy

Trials, which take place on 16-17 December,

costing £330 per team; and for the 2018 European

Seniors Trials which take place over two

weekends -dawn@ebu.co.ukwith playoffs on 10-11

March, costing £530. The venue for all three

weekends will be the West Midlands Bridge Club.

Applications should be made to

dawn@ebu.co.uk by 30 September.

TWO SENIOR TRIALS

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