Sunday 26 February 2017

NORTH

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 entries@limerickbridgecongress.com.

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.

NORTH

♠QJ98

♥97

♦KQJ8

♣Q106

WESTEAST

♠ -♠AK764

♥AKQ106♥82

♦632♦A109

♣A9754♣KJ8

SOUTH

♠10532

♥J543

♦754

♣32

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