We played the system that Les and Bif play. More precisely we play what is on their WBF system card and make up the rest, but this seemed to work and we had no systemic or defensive carding problems.
However we were not card perfect and the team scraped through with a narrow win. It was a wild set of hands in the first set and we had a comfortable 1,800 point lead, but a series of setbacks on the quieter second half meant that we nearly lost it.
This was the best hand I held in the match:
Bif held the ace of spades and four trumps. This held the contract to a single overtrick! This auction was repeated at one other table, but unfortunately support doubles were costly for Iain and John, as this permitted the North hand to bid 2♣ and they only got +500 from 5♣ doubled.
The second half started with another bidding problem for me:
I really wanted to do more on the second round but game seemed unlikely opposite a passed hand holding only two major cards. As it happens this was the right decision, as the defence has 5 hearts and the ace of spades to cash against 3NT, and it was only a silly defensive error that allowed me to make the eleventh trick in clubs.
Finally, what do you open with