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Coffs Excitement

Coffs Harbour is a wonderful venue for a congress and had its own share of excitement with hands like the one below. I was playing with Marlene Watts – never a dull moment! The pair who bid to this grand

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KISS in Gold Coast Teams

I am a great believer in KISS – Keep it simple, stupid! Rather than an infinite number of conventions that I can’t remember (and when I remember, my partner doesn’t!), I prefer to work from general principles, along with a

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Trump Coup in Manly

I was sitting West, playing with David Wiltshire in the Margaret Smith Memorial Congress at Manly Leagues Club. Bd 8Nil Vul W Dealer Q J 6 3 2 Q 9 8 7 4 Q 9 5

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Dick Cummings Pairs success!

I was sitting East, playing with Ian Thomson from Canberra and held KQ3 A2 KQJ8 A743

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Terrigal Holiday

Terrigal Excitement! This hand was in Session 3 of the duplicate on Monday 16th September. Bd 4All Vul W Dealer 10 8 3 9 8 A 10 5 3 2 J 7 4   A

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David’s teaching tour of Canberra and Cooma

The last weekend in June, David (and Anita) put on their winter woollies and headed to the Canberra Bridge Club for a series of three lessons, attended by up to 60 people per session. Much to our surprise, the weather

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Courage or lunacy?

A brilliant lead!

This hand was against Peter Rogers (North) and Steven Burgess (South) in the 1996 Australian Playoffs. I was sitting East, playing with Ted Chadwick.

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The Trojan Horse in Adelaide ANC

Justin Howard and Peter Hollands rode to victory in a gruelling competition over 6 days. Each pair played a 12 board match against the other 19 pairs who had qualified for Stage 2. I was sitting South, playing with Liz Adams.

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When there is no ‘perfect’ bid – against Singapore

Match (round robin2 round3) vs Singapore N E S W 1 ? West opened 1 – I was North with AQJ2 3 AQ74 AJ84 What should you bid??? Things to consider: – If you double what will your next bid

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Teams of Three – Play the 5-2 Fit!

I had the pleasure of playing as a Captain in the Teams of Three with Rod Dunn, Timothy Stewart and Ian Jamieson. It was a well attended event (48 teams) with teams drawing from a pool of experienced players as

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