Played in the East District Swiss Pairs with Martin Stephens last weekend. We didn't manage to scrape a prize, despite qualifying for the "bronze" category... it was also the weekend of the Camrose Trials, so there were a few people in the pub afterwards, and we had some fairly lively discussion of the hands. It was good fun, and hopefully we'll get some of the same people out in Peebles in a couple of weeks. Not going to write up many hands, but here's one that got very different results at several different tables.
Our fourth match of the day was against Jun and Yvonne, both Scottish junior internationals, who we've been playing with a reasonable amount at Martin's house, meeting up in the pub for discussion etc. The match was good fun, although I assume we were loud enough to annoy some of the other people in the room. The big board in that match was this one, which I didn't bid particularly well, but ended up in an excellent contract, which unfortunately stood no chance of making...
Unlucky, but my bidding was still terrible - there's no reason Martin shouldn't have the ♠K for his bid as well, in which case I can easily count 13 tricks. Even with his actual hand, 7♦ makes every time the diamonds are 3-1 or better, and 7NT is almost as good (just needing heats or clubs to generate an extra trick between them, which seems pretty likely), so my leap to slam was a little bit premature - I should probably just bid 4♦, or 4♣ if that would be a cue bid.
Anyway, it was a good event, nice to have a gang of younger players (as well as Danny, Krzysztof, myself, Martin, Jun and Yvonne, Jake Corry organised and played in the event, and Martin's wife Sally was playing with one of the juniors from one of the Edinburgh clubs. Hopefully well get slightly better results at Peebles.
Edited to add: Danny also wrote up an account of his experience at his blog.