The next County Committee Meeting will be held,Wednesday 1 May 2019 at 7:00 pm in Nottingham Bridge Club.
Team Captains are invited to email match results to the appropriate League Secretary Jane Hall for Team of 8 results and
for Team of 4 results
Notts lost all 3 matches
Dawes 18 - 2
Porter 17 - 3
Markham 19 - 1
John and Gerry had an interesting Auction on board 4
John Rolph reports:-
This was our last board and I was still smarting from our failure to get into the action on board 1.
The bidding went 'pass-pass-1H - 1S - pass - 2D - pass - 2NT - pass - 3NT.'
I decided that this was worth a double for a diamond lead and South redoubled expressing doubt. North went into the tank for some time before losing his nerve and bidding 4C. South corrected to 4D and I was considerably more confident in producing the red card.
Declarer lost a trick in the play and this went for 800.
A nice finish to the set !
Only 2 pairs bid and made anything on the board!
Hand 8 was quite instructive.
West opened 4 Spades and I bid 4 No Trumps.
This usually shows 2 places to play and partner is expected to bid his lowest playable suit – in this case clubs.
Next hand now bid 5 Spades and partner bid 6 Diamonds and I corrected to 6 hearts which was doubled for 2 off.
Only 3 pairs bid and made 6C, by leading towards the King of Diamonds and setting the suit up for Heart discards.
David and Mark and Pravin and Bill for Notts and one 1stteam Warwicks pair.
After a ♣ lead declarer was unableto get to king♥ , for 1 down
6 East West pairs managed 10 tricks in ♠
With correct defence, no game contract can be made.
However, game was achieved 6 times out of the 12 attempts, unfortunately 5 of which were by the Warwickshire players.
With this and other problems it was no wonder that Warwickshire won all 3 matches convincingly