New The EBU has created a series of videos featuring Gordon Rainsford to help club Tournament Directors deal with some of the more commonly occurring situations.
There are seven videos in the series: http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/td-videos
Opening lead out of turn
Call out of turn
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Contract is 5 Clubs by South.
West leads Spade King.
What is the line of play?
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This deal cropped up in a teams match and the auction was the same at both tables, as was the lead: both West players started with the king of spades.
The first declarer ruffed the opening lead, then cashed the ace and king of trumps, followed by the ace and king of hearts. Next he led a heart from hand and ruffed it in dummy. Alas, East overruffed and this declarer still had to lose a diamond and a heart, finishing down one.
The second declarer was a little more circumspect. He counted nine top tricks and, if the hearts were 3-3, eleven tricks would be certain. Accordingly, he turned his mind to what he could do if hearts were 4-2. So, after ruffing the opening lead, declarer cashed the ace of trumps and then played ace, king and another heart. When West followed to the third round of hearts, instead of ruffing, declarer threw a low diamond from dummy.
After winning a surprise heart trick with the seven, West shifted to a diamond. Declarer rose with the ace, returned to hand with a trump and led a fourth round of hearts, on which he discarded dummy’s last diamond. Declarer ruffed the spade continuation then ruffed his remaining diamond in dummy with the ten of trumps. After crossing back to hand with another spade ruff, declarer drew East’s last trump and claimed:he had three hearts, a diamond, a diamond ruff and six trumps for a total of eleven tricks.
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Alexander Allfrey on winning the EBU Shapiro Spring Foursomes for the third time in a row
Richard Hillman on winning the EBU London Easter Swiss Pairs
Simon Cope on winning the ACBL Silodor Pairs at the Spring North American Bridge Championships
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Martin Jones on winning the Harrogate Spring Congress Swiss Pairs
Andrew McIntosh on winning the EBU Point-a-Board Consolation Teams
DUE TO ENGLAND PLAYING AT THE SAME TIME IN THE FOOTBALL WORLD CUP, THE DORSET CUP HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE AUTUMN
THE DORSET CUP WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2018
25TH & 26TH NOVEMBER 2017
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