Last weekend another GNT qualifier, this time a six person team in flight B. I’ll start with the good news: our team won the qualifier and we’re headed for Washington this summer. Yay!
Here’s a spectacular deal:
1. 10-12 balanced
2. GF relay trigger
3. No 4 crd Major, no 5 crd minor
6. 0 Aces
7. 3 Kings
8. Superrelay (what King are you missing?)
9. In the suit most likely:
10. I have a loser
Greg’s hand kept improving during the bidding. When I showed three Kings he saw possibilities of a grand: two ruffs in the short hand. That would have been pure magic.
On the lead I discarded a from dummy and later I could I could pitch two more on my high . Making twelve. I really like Greg’s superrelay to investigate the grand.
There are a few caveats left for Washington, though. Someone at the ACBL has coughed up that my Dutch masterpoints are equivalent to those used in the US. That would mean I’m only eligible for flight A. But we’re trying to untangle that knot. And second, it is uncertain whether the kind of relay structure we intend to use is allowed in general or mid chart events (but I have lost track to figure out how those rulings are applied in the US).