A disappointing day for the team. We lost ground in the first two matches with a loss to Ukraine then a heavy loss to Russia who basically walked on water against us. We bid a slam which was slightly better than a finesse (failing of course) - this was pretty much bid round the field except by the Russian pair. The same pair then waited for Allerton/ Jagger to bid to 4S then wandered in vulnerable at the 5 level with a 7 card club suit to find it quite cold! 15 imps away! Grr...
We finished the day against Denmark. Tony pointed out we now need about 14 a match to qualify (top 8 for Bermuda Bowl). A good card from both tables gave us a 16 imp win. 14.18 vps - right on target!
Spirits are good but we need to excel now!
Tomorrow sees Iceland, Scotland and Portugal.