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Oxfordshire (home) 01/11/2015

Report by John Auld

Sunday 1st November was not a good day to be Oxfordshires captain. It began with a call from a stranded foursome whose car had broken down and progressed to a series of misfortunes at the table.

The teams with Butler imps:


William & Daniiel Crook               21

Mark Goddard & David Hodge      35

Irene & John Auld                       18

Steve Raine & Frank Ball              59


Lloyd Eagling & Keith Rodgers     13

Gordon Fullerton & Graham Lee   26

Bill Whalley & Pravin Tailor         -15

John Rolph & Gerry Franklin        -1


Tim Anderson & Bernard Scanlon -21

Chris & Dorothy Close                 -70



This time there were many good performances

The Dawes team won 20-0 and yet again Steve and Frank were best. The Porter also won  (12-8) with Graham and Gordon best. Thanks are due to the residual Markham team who ensured that the Oxfordshire players played a match. Equally thanks are due to the Notts pairs who withdrew to even up the numbers.

In the first set  I enlivened proceedings on board 6 when my partner sensing a slam asked for key cards but found herself playing 4NT one off. However that was a rare mishap. On board 5 Steve Raine found a nice play to make 3NT: 



At our table East bid 3S over 3D whch should have worked well to right side 3NT but West did not fancy it and subsided in 4D. That was why Steve bid 3NT direcly-albeit wrong sided. A spade to the Q was ducked and the J of spades continued. That was the normal suit preference showing a heart entry but it was not lost on Steve. He needed a finesse for nine tricks  (assuming five diamonds can be safely developed) and now chose clubs running the Q before tackling diamonds. North does best not to signal anything and hope South can judge. The question is who will benefit from the information about hearts.

A similar question arose in the biddng on board 13:

On this one David Hodge scored 790. The play was interesting and complicated. But first there was the bidding and  the doubles. Does partner want to know about the diamonds or the hearts? Probably not but declarer certainly does. East led a diamond and after David had played Ace and a trump finesse won the spade continuation with his Ace. He was now able to put West in with a club to take a diamond ruff but that was all. David could pick up trumps and run spades losing just two Aces and a ruff.

At our table there were no doubles and I led Q of clubs to Ace and clubs were continued. Now the contract can be made for example by playing spades at once. With no reason to do that declarer cashed Ace of trumps got the bad news and swtched to spades. I won and played J of clubs ruffed. Now it was  difficult. Declarer played spades as I threw my diamond. Then she attempted to cash a diamond which I ruffed. Declarer was then struck on table to concede a diamond ruff  when I exited with heart ten.

A change in timing might still have got dclarer home but i will let the reader think about that as the lazy reporter always says.