There was thunder and lightning outside, the clouds were dark and threatening, but the hands being played were even more dramatic than the weather. As I didn’t have a partner (he’s partying in some game lodge, somewhere!) I was able to wander around a bit. Hands 7 and 8 were particularly fascinating, so I observed what you were all bidding. Imagine, you pick up a hand with 10 Diamonds, and the A of Spades. What do you bid, as dealer? Well, there were six pairs playing the hand, with several different opening bids. And, there was the great conundrum of what to do, if you’re in 7NT and you get a spade lead, never mind a KS lead!
My congratulations to Dealmaster Pro for the variety of hands today and for Lisa, for programming some different and really interesting hands.
Great play from Helen and Barbara, with Yvonne and Claire making a great comeback in the second half to finish second.
All the best for the weekend and remember we’re playing teams on Tuesday.
Finally, please note that the Alan Stephens memorial tournament will take place on the 23rd April, at Orchards. It will be an all-day event, with the entry fee being R250 per player, which includes lunch and tea/coffee. Contact Deirdre for any further information.
|Small Slams||Grand Slams|
|1||6||Helen Roberts & Barbara Goldman||180/ 288||62.50||35||2||1|
|2||7||Yvonne Rimer & Claire Tulej||168/ 288||58.33||30||1|
|3||3||Di & Trevor England||167/ 288||57.99||25|
|4||8||Annette Venter & Bram Van Alten||160/ 288||55.56||20||1|
|5||4||Jill Brown & Vanessa Woltersdorf||157/ 288||54.51||15||1|
|6||5||Pat Eve & Deirdre Ingersent||154/ 288||53.47||10||1|
|7||9||Roz Whitburn & Cathy Saville||151/ 288||52.43||5||2|
|8||14||Lisa Adamson & Mary Schneier||147/ 288||51.04||3|
|9||2||Vaun Robson & Diana Boudewijns||134/ 288||46.53||1|
|10||13||Margaret O’Neil & Tico Poplak||133/ 288||46.18||1|
|11||11||Diane Stott & Mari Steyn||131/ 288||45.49|
|12||12||Neels Kloppers & Priscilla Fuller||120/ 288||41.67|
|13||10||Gary Von & Veronica Von Aulock||115/ 288||39.93|
|14||1||Geoff Ridyard & Jerome Mc Carthy||99/ 288||34.38||1||1|