Third in the 22-country qualifying round and narrow losers to USA in the quarter-finals. Nothing wrong with that performance in the senior version of the Bermuda Bowl in India. Indeed we led the States to past halfway in the knockout. Still, a very good performance despite as somewhat weak finish.
Another highly successful Drogheda Congress. It is one weekend that goes from strength to strength thanks in the main to a very hard-working committee headed by Eileen Hogan and the highly-efficient secretary Eileen Ferns.
There were high-class entries in all events with particular emphasis on the Congress Pairs and teams.
Limerick is next on the agenda from October 16-18 at the Radisson Hotel where there are special weekend rates. Usual programme. Entries to Diarmuid Reddan at 086-8236618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What an interesting hand from Drogheda teams. What do you bid and what does Slead.
Bidding (ew vul)
E S W N 1S P 2H P 2NT P 3C P 4C P 4NT P 5H P 6NT Bidding went off the rails slightly ,but S has to lead and Blathnaid Trayer chose the D7. E got rid of two losers on SAK. Then he went for the H break but that failed. Successfully finessed a Club. That was only eleven tricks. The right contract is 6C.