The Courier-Mail

BRIDGE

- with Tony Jack­man

Yep­poon Bridge Club is one of our state’s new­est. It started in 2012 and will host the Bar­rier Reef Congress in 2017. It had its own an­nual congress last week­end with a ca­pac­ity field. Vic­tory in Satur­day’s Open Pairs went to Rocky’s M. Allan/ K. Cup­ples, fresh from a strong per­for­mance in the Queens­land Open teams in Bris­bane last week­end. Sec­ond were C. Stead/ E. Baker ahead of J. McKenna/ C. Mur­ray. Mackay took the hon­ours in Sun­day’s teams won by B. Baldry/ T. Sheedy and Stead/ Baker. E&N. Gib­son with J. Mor­ris. A. Mor­ri­son took sec­ond, then J. Lan­ham/ P. Ran­dall and W. Renton-Power/ D. Smith

E Dealer, E/W Vul To­day’s auc­tion saw South in 4H against the lead of CK. When dummy went down it looked an easy make – two club losers, with a spade fi­nesse for an over­trick. Then it got tricky. East over­took CK with CA and re­turned C5. West won C10 and played CQ. Most trumped with dummy’s H10. East over­ruffed with HJ. Later his SQ scored and 4H was one down. It should make. At trick three, de­clarer must sus­pect East’s clubs were dou­ble­ton. Don’t ruff – pitch S3 from dummy. Later, S6 also goes on the ex­tra diamond win­ner, and a third round spade ruff then gets you home.

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