October 20, 2015
Monaco Cavendish 2015
Le Fairmont 19-23 de octubre
The final was: Lavazza vs Snellers
Lavazza: DUBOIN Giorgio – MADALA Agustin -MAHMOOD Zia – BILDE Dennis
Snellers: SNELLERS Agnes – DE BOER Wubbo – van LANKVELD Joris – van den BOS Berend
The first Set finished Snellers: 25 – Lavazza: 12.
This is what happened in the last 10 boards of the final.
The first difference appeared in the first Board, at one of the tables Duboin opened 2NT and Madala with zero points passed = 2 down. At the other table North also opened 2NT, but South risked a 3 (Muppet or Puppet) bid … waiting for a 3 response … As expected his partner answered three diamonds and South passed.
The declarer was only one down, and added 3 IMPs to Snellers.
Board 26 removed all hope of a possible Lavazza team recovery when Madala went down in a 6 contract, while in the other table V. Lankveld played only 4, and scored +480.
Snellers led her 3…and Madala had a guess…when he played the A…he could no longer make his contract, and buried any chance of recovery.
Snellers finally won the match by 45-28 and is the owner of the 2015 Monaco Cavendish teams event.