Friday 24 November 2017


The first Dublin Summer Congress is now all set for City West Hotel from July 3-5. Rom Massey will be the main sponsors. More details later.

In the meantime we have the Lady Milne Trophy this coming weekend and with it the confined national pairs and teams championships at the Breaffy Hotel, Castlebar. The Irish team has undergone extensive coaching with Jason Hackett, so hopefully their hard work is put to good use.

Then we have the NIBU Spring Congress at the La Mon Hotel, Belfast. Entries to Ann Hassan at 048-90862179. And the same weekend a massive clash with the Kelburne Cup, immediately followed by Carlow Congress. This is an excellent venue and the weekend special offer is very good indeed. All entries to Sheila Gallagher at 086-8381762.

In between all that we have the open Muldoon Cup at the Dun Laoghaire Club on Clarinda Park next Sunday. Prize fund of over €1,000. Entries to John Rowe at 087-6375916 or Rhona Foley at 087-2207562.

A significant hand from the senior trials final. To bid or not to bid as Hamlet would say.

Bidding (EW vul)

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Two down not vul for just 100. Now the big question is should W show both minors vul. Well you play unusual No Trump or you don't.

Vulnerability should not influence you and with 5D cold and bid at the opposite table, that meant defeat.







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