This deal is from the annual event in Mersey in memory of John Armstrong.
This deal featured the winners Jackie Pye and John Holland sitting South and North respectively.
After Jackie opened one heart and rebid two hearts over John's one spade response, John jumped to four clubs to show heart support, a club control and slam interest.
Then Jackie cue bid four diamonds and John signed off in four hearts. Jackie however had a very good hand for her bidding so far so checked on key cards and bid the slam.
On a heart lead Jackie won the nine in dummy and played to set up the spades, ace of spades, spade ruff in hand, then a heart to the jack and a spade ruffed high. The last two spades in dummy were now good, so Jackie was able to play a trump to dummy drawing the last trump, two spades throwing diamonds and the ace and another club for twelve tricks.
As the cards lie any reasonable line of play makes twelve tricks and everyone did make twelve, though Jackie's line obviated any finesses.
Jackie and John scored a top as they were the only pair to bid the slam.
Thanks to John Holland for reporting this deal