On board 9 I initially held in Vorhand: A8, ATK, AT98, A. Winning the bidding at 48 I picked up CQ and S7 from the skat, discarded by two tens and played Grand, losing when my ace of clubs was trumped. Maybe I should have realised that Hinterhand wanted to play clubs with 3, and that having no aces he quite likely held four clubs. Even so I didn't know there was a club in the skat and I think it would have been craven to pass 48. As it happened Nick played the same contract at the other table so we both lost 240 and the result was even.
On board 11 I was in Mittelhand.
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VH MH HH Sk J: D H CS - C: K9 A7 TQ8 - S: T98 AQ K 7 H: TQ8 AK7 9 - D: K AQ T97 8
I would probably have passed a bid of 30, which is exactly what Nick did at the other table, leaving Maxine to play the hand. With diamonds no longer available, she tried what should be an unmakeable club contract, but the defenders allowed it to make. I wonder how. On a normal lead of a low spade or heart the contract is impossible as declarer doesn't have enough trumps to keep control while setting up the diamonds. I can only imagine that Patrick and Nick opted for the short term tactic of starting with two rounds of diamonds and ruffing declarer's ten. After that it's quite difficult to get the declarer down.