1987 Bermuda Bowl (Jamaica)

One of the objectives of the Vugraph project is to present great matches of the past in .lin or .pbn format, matches that were played long before computers became ubiquitous and whose hand records only existed so far in printed form.

The user must be aware of a fundamental difference of the reconstructed lin files as opposed to the regular Vugraph files: namely, regular Vugraph files are an accurate record of the bids and the cards played, down to the last spot card; on the other hand, records in books almost always are vague as to spot cards. Hence, when the book says "Declarer drew trumps in two rounds", we usually do not know if he played the ace first or the king, or if the defenders followed with this or that low card; and usually it does not matter. When it matters, sources usually provide the relevant information.

For the 1987 Bermuda Bowl our source was the official book published courtesy of the ACBL. For the moment we provide only the final match USA and Great Britain.

It was a hard fought match with the result in doubt up to the last segment (seg 11) which USA won by 58-8, so the final score of 354-290 doesn't really reflect how close a contest it was.

Two British pairs used highly artificial methods; we have tried to give the explanations provided in the ACBL book.

Where deals are missed out, these have been included by giving each player a full suit. This new offering of ours is, for one more time, due to Denis O' Kane. Kudos to Denis for another splendid job!


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.




USA - Great Britain

Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4
Segment 5
Segment 6
Segment 7
Segment 8
Segment 9
Segment 10
Segment 11


Same files, including the pf command that allows you to explore alternative lines:
Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4
Segment 5
Segment 6
Segment 7
Segment 8
Segment 9
Segment 10
Segment 11

You can also find all 11 files in .pbn format (zipped) to replay with Jack, GIB or whatever.

Here you can also find all 11 files in .dup format (zipped) for duplication purposes.

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