This time it was Heather & Nevena. Heather held as South
|K J 10 6|
|K J 10 9 6 5 4|
The auction was:
When Nevena bid 4 to show interest but no club control Heather could be sure that the values were in the right place. This was 14 in and the first time in the match we had been ahead.
Just to show political correctness the WBF had advised that there were to be drug tests at the half way point of the semi final. Seniors are not tested either because they would not be part of any Olympic competition or perhaps because they would all be rattling with pills anyway. One of our players was randomly selected. A good homework question at this point is what drugs would be helpful for playing bridge. It probably isn't the same as would help greco roman wrestlers or 400m runners! As long as using lavender before each match doesn't breach the regulations I think our team is safe.
2nd Homework question: The regulations for WBF Championships are 125 pages long(there are supplementary regulations of about 40 pages for each championship). How many pages are devoted to the anti doping rules? Answer: 52 (so you are not on tenterhooks until the next blog)