We join our commentary of the first World Mixed Teams Championships at Match 5 of the qualifying round robin. Dragging the chain at the bottom of the field, Barbados had their moment on VuGraph, meeting a mightily popular 3rd placed USA 2. Australia took on Brazil, New Zealand their commonwealth counterparts Canada, and England bridged the language gap to outscore Italy. In all four of these matches declarer made 11 tricks playing in hearts on Board 15. Not so exciting you say? Let me tell you the contracts they played in – 1], 4], 5] and 6]! Let’s have a look at the hand:
Round Robin Match 5. Board 15. Dealer South. N/S Vul.