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Final Set of the 2012 Women's USBC
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The 2012 US Women's Bridge Championships was an epic back-and-forth battle. With 8 boards to go in the Final of the Women's United States Bridge Championship the match was all tied up.

East
52
AJ10752
54
A105
W
N
E
S
P
2
P
2NT
P
3
P
4
P
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Now is not the time for an accident. Would you and your partner know what 4 is inthis auction?

Stansby
93
K93
A107
Q8642

After Sprung showed her club feature, Campaniledidn't find the killing club lead. At the other table Bernsteinled a club, which removed declarer's entry to the heart suit. Wheeler continued the fine defense by accurately shifting to a trump when in with the A, and then killed dummy's heart suit when in with the K.

Wheeler
93
K93
A107
Q8642

12 IMPs to SPRUNG.

MOSS fought right back and picked up an overtrick IMP, then 3 on a part-score, and then 12 more afterSprung and Glasson bid a slam needing a decent amount of racing luck that wasn't there.

SPRUNGkept battling and picked up 6 by bringing home a touch-and-go game that wasn't bid at the other table on the very next board. They recaptured the lead by 2 IMPs with 2 boards to go. They picked up another 2 on the penultimate board, and SPRUNG led by 4 when the teams played the 96th and final board.

Bernstein and Wheeler on the SPRUNG team took the low road and played 4 in the 4-3, making 5.

Deas
KJ1073
QJ6
7643
7
Bernstein
652
K32
QJ
KQ1084
Radin
Q94
874
102
J9632
Wheeler
A8
A1095
AK985
A5
W
N
E
S
 
P
P
P
1
1
2
P
2
P
2
X
P
P
3
P
3
P
4
P
P
P
D
96
4 South
NS: 0 EW: 0
J
2
4
A
3
1
0
5
6
K
4
1
2
0
2
7
A
J
3
3
0
A
7
4
2
3
4
0
5
Q
8
3
0
4
1
K
5
9
8
0
4
2
10
6
Q
9
3
5
2
10
3
3
8
3
6
2
11 tricks claimed
N/S +450
8

Their counterparts on the MOSS team, Campanile and Stansby had an excellent auction to reach 6.

Stansby
A8
A1095
AK985
A5

This meant 10 IMPs to MOSS , who won the 2012 United States Women's Bridge Championship. The final score of this incredible match was 223 - 217. Congratulations to Sylvia Moss, Judi Radin, Lynn Deas, Migry Zur Campanile, JoAnna Stansby, and Patricia Magnus (npc)!

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