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Posted by Kim Frazer on Saturday, 10 June 2017 at 13:40

The VCC pairs concluded with several local pairs performing well. In the Open, brothers Stephen and Danny Sharp  from Victoria took out the event having led from the previous day. The women’s field saw Sandra Coleman and Mindy Wu defend their title with another win in the Women’s Pairs. In the Seniors’ field, ABF treasurer Roy Nixon partnered with Niek Van Vucht to win after leading from lunchtime on Thursday – a super effort. Dell MacNeil and Jolanta Terlecka won the Restricted – Dell having stepped up from her win in the Under 200MP section last year whilst in the Under 200MP category this year, the victors were Susie Groves and Alastair Lowe. Winners of the Open Women & Seniors Pairs are pictured below and we will feature our restricted & Under 200MP winners in tomorrow’s bulletin.

Danny & Stephen Sharp; winners Wally Scott Open Pairs.

Roy Nixon & Niek Van Vucht, winners McCance Trophy for Seniors Pairs.

Winners Sara Tishler Trophy for Women’s Pairs. Mindy Wu & Sandra Coleman from NZ pictured with Ben Thompson, VBA President.


By Kim Frazer

Board 12 Round 5

The wildly distributional hands continued in the pairs on Day 2. At our table on this board, shown above, I sat North and our auction proceeded:

N            E            S            W

1         1         4         4

P            P            5         P

P            5         6        6

X            all pass

South with strong Heart support and a void might have opted for a cue raise, but regardless, in defending 6x the opponents made 10 tricks for minus 300.  West did particularly well at our table to bid 4 over 4, but results around the rooms were wild with this hand producing huge swings for various pairs.

In the Open field several NS pairs were allowed to play in 6H making, whilst others sitting EW played in 5x also making with the datum being +310. In the seniors, a significant number of pairs played in 5 both doubled and undoubled, and the datum was 20. In the women’s the datum was 110, with our 6x being right in the middle of a bunch of people in various quantities of hearts or spades, most making. The most impressive score in the women’s being 6x making an overtrick for 1860. Similarly in the restricted and Under 200MP fields one pair was in 6Hx whilst most other pairs were in either hearts or spades making.


At the presentations on Friday evening, the President of the VBA, Mr Ben Thompson, also presented the annual VBA Awards for Excellence. The awards are now in their third year, and the winners, pictured below have all made a significant contribution to bridge in the past year and beyond.

We are proud to have their contribution acknowledged during the Victor Champion Cup.


Richard Giles – Volunteer of the year (L) and Jenny Monger (Official of the Year)


Lindsay Young (Teacher of the Year) pictured with Ben Thompson – President, Victorian Bridge Association.


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