The next County Committee Meeting will be held,Wednesday 25 April 2018 at 7:00 pm in Nottingham Bridge Club.
The NCBA AGM is scheduled for 16th May.
The committee needs new members, particularly from clubs not currently represented.
Please put your name forward by contacting Clare Batten.
Team Captains are invited to email match results to the appropriate League Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org for Team of 8 results and
for Team of 4 results
This may well be the first NCBA match pointed event to be won with a score of over 80%. Frank Ball recorded 14 tops or near tops, 2 bottoms and no averages on his way to 80.94% and 1st place in a field of 19. He was followed by John Auld, David Burgess, William Crook and Keith Rodgers all of whom might have expected 60+% to be enough. Not close. Even in a fairly short event Frank`s score was phenomenal.
Willie brought a touch of class to two boards:
On board 9 Willie as East defended 4S on a heart lead. (The bidding on these deals may not be as shown but the final contracts are correct). Declarer now cashed a top spade and Willie helpfully dropped the jack. This may seem like a restricted choice guess but not if you allow for the deceptive play. South finessed the spade and suffered a club ruff to follow.
Board 12 was a nice dummy play:
Willie got a spade lead and cross ruffed black cards without touching trumps. Now he exited with a heart and the miracle happened- North had to concede a ruff and discard and the contract. (South has to lead a trump or less plausibly a small heart to defeat 5D). It is a shame that this board was not scored up with Crook junior because Daniel made 6C as North.