A deal from the Higson Cup Final on Sunday. John Holland opened four hearts on the East hand, South ventured four spades. Although West was fairly sure this was not making he didn't double as he didn't want the opponents to run to five diamonds which may have been cold. North with her powerful hand tried for slam, but gave up when she found there was a key card missing. West, now pleased with his earlier decision, was happy to double and South went three off (he could have got out for two off).
In the other room East opened three hearts, South (Michael Newman) overcalled three spades and North (Alan Mould) bid three notrump. On a heart lead Alan set up the diamonds and the contract made easily for a 14 IMP gain.