Local Bridge: NLM Opportunity

  • Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:01 a.m.

For those of you who are pursuing your Life Master goal, there is an upcoming tournament just for you.

Silver points can be won at the Sandhills Sectional held June 7 through 9. It will be at the Sandhills Bridge Studio, 367 N. Bennett St., Southern Pines.

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the Comfort Inn at 1-910-215-5500.

Chairman is Dave Rogers can be reached at 1-910-987-7098.

Sessions are 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There will be a Swiss Teams session at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

When John and I went we found a pleasant area with nice people. Take another pair with you and have fun.

Friday’s Evergreen game winners were: First, Myrnie and John McLaughlin; second, Peter Boyd-Bowman and Betsy Bare; third, Ruth Short and Pat Featherston.

This week’s hand was board No. 3 at Friday’s game. E/W vulnerable South dealer. The Featherston/Short scored the best N/S score setting East’s 5HW* -5

The McLaughlins scored the best E/W making 5CE*

Because N/S was bidding Spades, South led the spade 5. This allowed East to trump the first trick. Then the heart 7 was lead from hand taking a finesse winning with the T on the board. The diamond 7 was led winning with the Q . The diamond 3 was led and trumped. A spade was led to hand and trumped. Time to draw trump. The club J was led, falling to the A. Now any lead by N/S can be taken, the last trump pulled and the rest of the tricks are won. Bid made. If South led the heart K or played a high heart when the 7 was led by declarer the bid goes down. Sometimes it’s not correct to lead your suit or to play low in second seat. E/W had some help.



H 4 3

D K T 5 2

C K 9 8

West East

S J 7 4 2 S

H A J T 9 6 2 H 7 5

D 7 4 D A Q 3

C 5 C QJT76432


S 9 8 6 5 3

H K Q 8

D J 9 8 6


In the Tuesday Women’s Club game: First, Judy Hurder/Myrnie McLaughlin; second, Chuck and Margaret Rimer; third, Loyd Hill/Marie Pugh.

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