Thursday 26 April 2018

NORTH

CBAI president Fearghal O'Boyle has taken time to answer last week's questions.

"I can confirm Ireland has not yet received an invitation to compete in the Seniors Bowl in India later this year. If Ireland are invited, the reserve pair from Croatia, Gay Keaveney and Pat McDevitt, will be invited to complete the team.

"The Corn Cairdis team that competed in Stamford and lost by 226VP's to 253 was comprised of the winning team from the Burke Trophy of 2014. This is the normal procedure.

"The Patron's team for the Teltscher Trophy is selected by the Patron, who contributes the costs for his team.The Patron is Joe Moran and his team is Tom Gibson and David Jackson, Donal Garvey and Pat Quinn, Joe Moran and Paul Porteus.

"None of this information is 'clouded in secrecy' as our chief executive, Paul Porteus, is always available to give out information".

And that ends this particular controversy.

In today's hand, be careful how far you push opponents.

Bidding (all not vul)

N E S W P 1D P 1H X 2D 2S 3H 3S 4H 4S P P X If you play Tartan you open 2S as N. Many don't but you have a perfect double after 1D-1H and now S is looking at a very good hand. Pushing with the EW cards will always lose to the Spade suit and 5H will be doubled.

NORTH

♠QJ942

♥6

♦107

♣AQ1042

WESTEAST

♠87♠1065

♥AJ109542♥K3

♦Q8♦AKJ84

♣K7♣965

SOUTH

♠AK3

♥Q87

♦9532

♣J83

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