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WE had a most successful Summer League event last year at the Regent Club - and while it has already started, there are three more chances for players at all levels to make a right few bob.

We have July 17, Aug 14 and Sept 4 still to come, so email regentclubmanager@gmail.com for any further details - and remember: you must enter in advance.

In the meantime we have the first congress of the new season in Ballina and it begins at Hotel Ballina on July 10-12.You can call Vincent McMahon at (087) 226-3257 for any assistance you might need.

If our recent weather has got to you, think ahead to Sept 26 for a seven-night sojourn in sunny Spain. The venue is the new Sol House, Aloha. Contact Valerie at (086) 319-7847 or Toni at (086) 332-6020.

Don't forget, the Dublin Summer Congress begins on July 3 at Citywest Hotel, Saggart. All sorts of events for all sorts of grades. Entries close on July 1, email dublinsummercongress@gmail.com. Panic sets in when trumps break 5-0 as in the IBU Pairs final. Allow for these things.

Bidding (EW vul)

N E S W P 2NT P 3D P 3H P 3S P 4S P P P

Simple auction, but the play was dreadful. C lead taken by K. S to the K and HAK. Third H, ruffed by N. C8 to J and Q. Now D to the K and D back to the Q, so one down. Eleven tricks cold in S or NT.












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