House of Lords wins annual match v. Commons

The House of Lords defeated the House of Commons by 48 IMPs in their annual bridge match yesterday. The Lords team led by 50 IMPs at the halfway point, and although the Commons team reduced the deficit in the third quarter the Lords team pulled away again in the final set. The House of Lords now leads the series 23-19.

The Tony Berry Trophy, for best played hand, was won by Bob Blackman MP and Lord Hamilton of the Commons team for their defence which defeated a slam by two tricks. They are pictured here receiving their trophy from judge Tom Townsend.

The match was sponsored by Lord Kalms, and organised by the two captains, Baroness Henig, and Bob Blackman MP.

The hands were set Paul Bowyer, and his fun and educational commentary is available for you to read below.