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West
AK762
QJ86
76
93
North
543
K75
AKJ104
65
East
109
1093
852
A8742
South
QJ8
A42
Q93
KQJ10
W
N
E
S
1NT
P
2NT
P
P
P
D
2NT South
NS: 0 EW: 0

Matchpoints at the club.

Partner led the spade 2 (attitude leads), and when dummy came down, I thought we were getting a top, even at the club everyone will have bid 3NT. Unfortunately, declarer could take only 8 tricks before leading a club, and we took the last 5. Now it looked like a bottom for us. Never underestimate the power of club players to screw up though. I don't know what happened at the other tables, maybe West led a high spade, or maybe West led a low spade, but East later ducked when a club was led. Maybe the ones that failed to bid 3NT got a spade overcall. Here are the results, together with approximate master point totals for the guilty parties :

Contract  tricks     matchpoints       masterpoints

3NS        12         12                     West 2000, East 600

3NS        10         10.5                  West 1700, East 2500

3NS        10         10.5                  East & West have very few master points, if any

3NS        9           7                      West 1200, East 1000

3NS        9           7                      West 4000, East 1500

3NS        9           7                      West 700, East 2200

3NS        9           7                      West 90, East 700

3NS        9           7                      West 900, East 1600

3DN       10          4                      North 2000, South 2500

2NS       8            3                      North 700, West 600

3DN       9            2                      North 260, South 280

3NS       8            1                      West 700, East 2500

3HS       6            0                      North 160, South 180

 

I should learn never to be surprised ...

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