5th FunBridge World Youth Open Championships

Lyon, France • 15 – 24 August 2017

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August 25th

‘The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.’

Said former president Ronald Reagan on January 28 of 1986 after the disaster with space shuttle Challenger.

And: ‘It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery’

Or: ‘It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons.’

Even: ‘That’s the way freedom is, and we wouldn’t change it for a minute.’

Meaning: these quotes indicate pretty well what we had in mind with:

‘The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.’ 

And that’s all there is to say about it. Enjoy!

Today France is playing the BB final against USA2. Today is the final’s second day, so they are playing round 4-5 & 6. In one of the tables Rombaut-Combescure are playing against Pepsi & Rosenberg.

USA 2

France

BB FR 6/8 Board 18

West opened 1Diamond Suit, and North doubled. After East’s pass, South showed his hearts. West insisted with his diamond suit, and North doubled again. South repeated his hearts, as a stop signal. West competed with his diamonds again, and North showed extra-extra strength with another double.

Now South decided to show his second suit, clubs. And Rombaut closed his eyes and declare the club slam. These were the comments at the table:

bobholl→: ah ha club suitfit coming to ligth
odysseus69→: might shut his eyes and bid the slam
odysseus69→: He did as I typed

Lead: Diamond SuitJ

Combescour, won the lead with dummy’s Diamond SuitA, cashed club suitA and Heart SuitA and continued with the club suit8, as he needed both honors: club suit K & club suitJ met at the table.

Pepsi left his hand playing the Diamond SuitK, declarer ruffed in dummy, entered dummy playing a small club and back came a small spade. TheSpade SuitK was covered with the ace. Declarer continued cashing the Spade SuitQ, and after West’s diamond pitch he claimed 12 tricks.

At the other table, Quantin in East opened 2Heart Suit= Non Vulnerable 4+Heart Suit 4+Spade Suit and the USA pair only arrived to 3Spade Suit they made 11 tricks that cost them 15 IMPs.

Watch the whole bidding and Rombau bidding the slam.