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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Euro Teams Round 30 DENMARK

Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K
A K 10 7 6 5
7 2
7 5 4 2
Q 3 2
4 3 2
A Q 5
Q 10 9 8
N
WE
S
A 9 8 6 5 4
Q 8
8
K J 6 3
J 10 7
J 9
K J 10 9 6 4 3
A
EW 2; NS 3; NS 1N; EW 2; NS 1; Par +100: EW 3×−1
Here our lads tossed 8 by going down at both tables .. Carroll Garvey in 5  NS and Hanlon McGann in 4  EW. Room contract seems to be 4  down or 3  making a few times.
Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
9 8 6 5 4 2
8 7 6 5
Q
J 4
A J 10
Q 2
K J 8 5
A 6 5 2
N
WE
S
K Q
9 4 3
9 7 6
Q 10 9 8 7
7 3
A K J 10
A 10 4 3 2
K 3
NS 2; NS 2; EW 1N; EW 2; EW 1; Par +110
Seems to be lots of 2  contracts here .. our lads defended that in one room but in the other room defended 1 NT making so add the 2 together and lose 6 imps .. Garvey up North was having a kit kat instead of bidding his 6 bagger.
Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
A Q 7 2
K 8 6 2
K 8 6 5
5
K 9 8 5
A 5
A 10 2
9 7 4 2
N
WE
S
J 6 4
Q J 10 3
Q 7 4
A Q J
10 3
9 7 4
J 9 3
K 10 8 6 3
EW 2N; EW 2; W 2; W 1; W 1; Par −120
Here Carroll Garvey defended well to down 3 NT while Hugh McGann managed to gather in 9 tricks in the other room .. 10 imps to Ireland.
Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
7 6 5
A K 3 2
Q 7 3
9 8 5
Q 10 8
10 9 7
8 6 5 4
K 7 6
N
WE
S
A K
Q J 8 6 5
A 10 9
A J 4
J 9 4 3 2
4
K J 2
Q 10 3 2
E 3N; EW 3; W 2N; EW 2; EW 1; Par −400
7 more imps for Ireland when Hanlon guided this close 3 NT home ... 19 high opposite 5 was no problem for Irelands 2nd best player.
Board 25
North Deals
E-W Vul
Q 9 6 5 3
J 2
7
A K Q J 7
K 8 7 4
A K 9
A K 4 2
6 3
N
WE
S
A J 10
10 6 5 4
Q J
10 9 8 5
2
Q 8 7 3
10 9 8 6 5 3
4 2
EW 3; EW 3; EW 2N; EW 1; EW 1; Par −140
This time Hanlon tries his luck at a 17 high opposite 8 ..3 NT ... It says in the book 25 hcp might be enough for game ... One Dane led and the other Dane took his  AKQJ7 .. Not even the new phenomenon "LOSER ON THE FLOOR " works here ...
The loser on the floor idea is if you are gone down 1 say in 4  .. you drop a loser to the floor and quickly show .. LOST 3 tricks ... so MAKING ..
We lost 7 imps when Garvey played in 3  the other way also going down .. Kept them out of 3 NT he will proudly say ..
Board 28
West Deals
N-S Vul
J 10 9 6
A 5
J 4 3
K 10 4 3
K 8 5
10 9 7 6 2
2
A 9 7 2
N
WE
S
A 7
A K 9 8 7 6 5
Q J 8 6
Q 4 3 2
K Q J 8 4 3
Q 10
5
EW 5; EW 4; W 2N; E 1N; NS 1; NS 1; Par −400
Carefully avoiding the 4-4 fit Hanlon made 4  while the Danes were defeated by Carroll Garvey in 5  .. 6 imps to Ireland..
Ireland win 27-21 ..getting our 13th win .. Not bad after losing 11 out of first 12 . After getting 71 out of first 240 .. a total of 292 out of 600 is respectable .. Matches 13-30 yielded 61%
61% over the whole tourney was top 5 performance and as we have seen there was plenty of IMPS chucked in matches 13-30 ..
Back in 2001 when the Coen Trophy (Mixed Pairs National ) was confined to above Intermediate I played first session with 19 teams and was 19th place out of 19.. Session 2 was better and we rose to 13th place. Session 3 was out of this world as we got 5 maximums and 1 score of 23/25.
A total of 148 VPs out of 150 .. I am still waiting for Hanlon to outdo that. It happened in Mullingar where Hanlon used to rule all in his youth being from up the road in Rockfortbridge.
They built a road around it since ..A big road ..
I followed my Sat nav from Rochfortbridge filling station once to the N6. I ended up in a bog with the N6 towering over me....The Sat Nav was for the birds I guess ..

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