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Bridge: Greenwich players do well at Cromwell regional

February 24, 2017 GMT

Just as in the recently concluded Westchester regional tournament in Tarrytown, Greenwich players again turned in a number of fine performances in the six-day regional that ended in Cromwell last weekend.

The following is a list of local players who placed in the overall rankings of their respective events during the first three days of the tournament (results on the last three days will appear next week):

Feb. 15: Open Swiss Teams, third, Rich De Martino, A. Gold Rush Swiss Teams, third, Cliff Wald-Rufus Cole. ABC Pairs, eighth, Sandy De Martino, A.

Feb. 16: Gold Rush Swiss Teams, first, Wayne De Vries-Grant Perkins-Sanjay Santhanam-Martin Waine.

Gold Rush Pairs, 10th, Rufus Cole-Silvia Szanto, 700; 13th, Jack Liu, 700; seventh, Kishor Lathi, 300. Afternoon 299er Pairs, second, Gillian Hall, B.

Feb. 17: A/X Pairs, fourth, Frances Schneider, A; third, Sandy De Martino, X. Gold Rush Pairs, first, Wayne De Vries-Gordon Mackenzie, 700; eighth, Betsy and Michael Grant, 700; 11th, Melissa Bissell-Linda Gordon, 700; ninth, Kishor Lathi, 300. Open Swiss Teams, second, Rich De Martino, A.

Today’s quiz: Here is another in the current series of quizzes on the specialized use of a double in certain bidding sequences. In the following problem, what is your partner trying to tell you with his double in the sequence shown?

Opp. You Opp. Part.

1S Pass 3S Pass

4NT Pass 5H Dble.

As in last week’s quiz, where your partner doubled a two heart transfer bid made in response to a one notrump opening, your partner here has doubled an opponent’s artificial bid. This time, partner has doubled a five-heart response to a Blackwood four notrump bid, indicating that he would like you to lead a heart against the opponents’ final contract, whatever it may be.

The week’s duplicate results:

Greenwich YWCA open duplicate: North-South, 1. Natalie Cohen-Sharon Santow, 2. Joanne Kuebler-Hollister Sturges, 3. Gordon Mackenzie-Lola Meyers; East-West, 1. Sonia Kingshott-Linda Munger, 2. Kenny Howe-Kathryn Payne, 3. Wayne De Vries-Martin Waine.

Come Play Bridge, 2/15: North-South, 1. Linda Gordon-Carol Manire, 2. Natalie Cohen-Sharon Santow; East-West, 1. Sonia Kingshott-Linda Munger, 2. Francine Coby-Michele Klosson.

Greenwich Women’s Club monthly duplicate: 1. Renate Fremuth-Mary Sue Saltsman, 2. Joanne Kuebler-Jackie Stone, 3. Sonia Kingshott-Linda Munger.