March 27 2019
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15th BBO match England – Netherlands

Netherlands (U26) Pim Coppens, Niels van Bijsterveldt, Guy Mendes de Leon, Thibo Sprinkhuizen, Tom van Overbeeke, Ricardo Westerbeek, Leen Stougie, Marc Stougie & NPC Agnes Snellers England U26 Charles Bucknell, Dominic Price, Stephen Kennedy, Tony Ye, Ben Norton, Shahzaad Natt & NPC Andrew McIntosh The first 5 Imps were for Netherlands, when they played a spade partscore, and made it, where England played the spade game down. Netherlands continued adding 3 IMPs more two boards later, when they doubled 4spade suitdown one. England at the other table didn’t double the same contract with the same result and they added 1 IMP more in each of the next two boards. England recovered in board 16. Board 16 Both rooms played the same contract, but Netherlands was a little untidy. Both declarers got the same lead diamond suitQ, and both won the trick in the hand with the ace. Price (ENG) continued with a club to the king when North played low and continued removing his opps spades. At the end he lost two tricks. Tom van Overbeeke (NTH) instead, after winning the diamond lead continued playing a diamond. North ruffed…THE END, down one and 13 IMPs for England. Board 18 was a nice surprise for Netherlands and bad news for England. Board 18 Stephen Kennedy (ENG) opened 1NT and West mentioned his spades, Ye (ENG) went to 2NT but East supported his partner´s suit at the third level ending the bidding. Ye´s club lead helped the declarer with his ninth trick. At the other table England arrived to an easy 2heart suit contract and made 10 tricks, receiving a present of 7 IMPs. The match ended: Netherlands 19 – England 13 Don’t forget to follow us @