Manchester County
Bridge Association

Problem 1 Solution
    S KQx    
    H A97x    
    D QJxx    
    C Ax    
S x     S xxx
H KQ8x     H 10x
D AKxxx     D xxx
C Qxx     C KJxxx
    S AJxxxx    
    H Jxx    
    D x    
    C xxx    

You should play 4S.  On any lead you have six spade, two heart and one club tricks.  The best lead for the defence is a club.  Win this in dummy and play a Spade to the Jack and a diamond towards table.  West wins but you will then either get a club ruff, or a third heart trick or be able to play the Diamond Queen off dummy throwing one loser and discard another on the Diamond Jack.