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Upcoming non WCBA Events
Avon/EBU Green Pointed Weekend

At the University of the West of England, Bristol

Swiss Pairs 20 May 2017

Swiss Teams 21 May 2017

Dorset Green Pointed Events

Dorset Contract Bridge Association are running a Swiss Pairs and a Swiss Teams Event in Wimborne on two Sunday's, 18 June and 23 July respectively.

West of England Congress 29 September to 01 October 2017

The Somerset Contract Bridge Association's West of England Congress will be at the Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare this year between Friday 29 September and Sunday 01 October.

The event incorporates two Green Pointed Events.

Upcoming Sim Pairs
Club Stratified Pairs
13 to 16 March
British Spring Pairs
03 to 06 April
Event times 2015/16
All Sunday events please arrive by 1.45 for 2.00pm start of play.
League matches please arrive by 7.00 for 7.15pm start of play.
 
Premier League
March 23rd 2017 Premier League Summary
March 23rd 2017 Premier League Summary

The final round confirmed Williamson as winners with an emphatic 17-3 win over Ashton. Congratulations to them. Dunlop pipped Latchem for second place by 1 VP after they both won their final matches. At the other end of the table, King are relegated despite their 15-5 victory over Webb.
The EBU system is unavailable, so I cannot update the league table – you’ll have to take my word for it.
There was plenty of scope for swings in the session, which started with a couple of potential slams. Board 1 is a poor slam, which needs the heart AK to come down in three rounds or a miracle lie in clubs. Board 2 is cold for 13 tricks, but not easy to bid confidently. Playing a weak NT, NS will start 1C-1S-1NT. North will then bid 2C (checkback or Crowhurst) and find that S has 15-16 with 3-card spade support. RKCB will find all of the aces, and 5NT will highlight the missing king. At this stage, N can count 12 tricks with a 13th if S has a minor-suit Q. A 5-card club suit would probably be enough too, and there are probably squeeze chances if not. That’s probably good enough odds, particularly for those teams who needed a big win.
22 is another possible slam.  If there is no intervention, the auction could go something like 1C-1H-3C (or 2NT)-3H-4H-4NT-5S-6H. It’s harder if W makes a lightweight overcall on E then supports. Well, that’s my excuse…
That’s all for another season. Thanks to all for competing and especially to Colin Simcox for directing, Bryan Cross for dealing and the Webb team for making sure we had the correct boards for each round. 

Richard Samter

Last updated : 24th Mar 2017 12:12 GMT
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