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 email@example.com for Team of 8 results and
for Team of 4 results
Round two of the two counties event at Spondon saw a big turn around as Nottinghamshire scored + 165 on the night to lead the event by 74 imps.
Gambit in Division 1 disappointed with -3 but in Division 2 Alderclarke were huge with +88 and Woodborough and Boots were also strong with +50 and +48. Overall Matlock lead Division 1 for Derbyshire but Woodborough lead Division 2 and Nottingham Mechanics lead Division 3.
For results click here.
Hands from the two counties appear under Events.
Gambits lady player when given a choice of routes generally takes the high road. On this hand her 4C bid looks impeccable but it did not work well. I raised to 5C as part of the Search Me system I find myself playing so often, when as it happens the opponents might have had trouble bidding spades had I passed.West showed a surer touch with his club lead. The Ace of spades lead for example lets 5C through, but the trump lead followed by a well judged duck of the Queen of hearts gave declarer no chance.
This defence may well have earned Derbyshire a swing against 5C making but we will never know. At the other table South started low with 1C and after 1S-2H-2S bid 3S to steer partner into a cold 3N. Maybe that was a little fortunate but South would have finished in 5C if East had bounced to 3S as is so popular these days.