North America v Great Britain

This match was played in nine sessions. Unfortunately there are no records for 40 non-swing boards (except for contract and result) but to provide continuity in the files we have given each player a full suit for the deals which are missing.

The missing boards are :

Session 1A : 4, 12
Session 1B : 17, 20, 26, 27
Session 1C : 34, 38, 39, 41

Session 2A : 49, 51, 52, 59
Session 2B : 67, 70, 75
Session 2C : 80, 82, 87, 95, 96

Session 3A : 97, 99, 102, 104, 105, 110
Session 3B : 112, 116, 117, 118, 120, 121, 122
Session 3C : 127, 129, 130, 140, 143

IMP scoring was used in the match. The IMP table in 1962 was slightly different from that used today. We have adjusted the carry over score for each session to provide the 1962 scores.

Systems
For Great Britain, Rose-Gardener used a Two Club system with weak notrump throughout; Truscott-Priday and Konstam-Rodrigue used Acol with a variable notrump (12-14 nv and 15-17 vul)
For North America Mathe-von Der Porten used Standard American and Murray-Coon used Colonial Acol.
The Nail-Key system is unnamed but they used 1NT(16-17) with 2C response as non-forcing stayman and 2NT as a slam try; 2NT(21-22) with 3C as forcing stayman and 3D.


Interactive (pf) files. Vugraph aficionados will note that we are again offering this feature: the so-called "pf files" allow the user to depart at any time from the line of play followed at the table, to play out the hand all by himself and explore alternative lines of play. However, once you have departed from the original line, you cannot reliably revert to it unless you go back to Trick 1. It should be noted that following the normal play is slower with these files as four mouse clicks are needed for each trick.



Great Britain v North America

Session 1A
Session 1B
Session 1C
Session 2A
Session 2B
Session 2C
Session 3A
Session 3B
Session 3C


Same files, including the pf command that allows you to explore alternative lines:
Session 1A
Session 1B
Session 1C
Session 2A
Session 2B
Session 2C
Session 3A
Session 3B
Session 3C

You can also have all the files in pbn format as a single zip file and also in in dup format as a single zip file


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