- Thursday Aft - March 29, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1229 MP  Geomean: 745 MP
(based on 34 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Josh Rosenbluth 61.11 1st OA 3.56
Bob Bradish - Kenneth Thompson 58.04 2nd OA 2.67
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 57.44 3rd OA 2.00
Dagmar Ragnow - Marilyn Brett 56.08 4th OA 1.50
Dick Zizic - Ronald Landgraff 55.82 5th OA 1.13
Raeann Koerner - Roseann Buckley 52.38 1/2nd OB 1.58
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Evelyn Fox - Richard Fox 52.38 1/2nd OB 1.58
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 51.06 3rd OB 1.01
Anne Conn - Douglas Hahn 50.30 2nd OC 1.04
Ken Ellenberger - Lorraine Salvatore 49.70 3rd OC 0.78
Carole Cardinal - Robert Greene 47.62 2nd SB 0.59
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>March 29, 2018     |CLUB NO.>131102    | 03/29/2018 16:06
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club ACBL Membership         |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=5/C=2                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     80.00  42.33
 2 Carole Cardinal        Robert Greene            C   .     .     .   |   .     2     1     90.00  47.62  0.59(SB)
 3 Dick Zizic             Ronald Landgraff         A   5     .     .   |   3     .     .    105.50  55.82  1.13(OA)
 4 Diane Di Conti         Iris Acutt               C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     85.50  45.24
 5 Dagmar Ragnow          Marilyn Brett            A   4     .     .   |   2     .     .    106.00  56.08  1.50(OA)
 6 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B   .     3     .   |   4     1     .     96.50  51.06  1.01(OB)
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Charles Clarke           A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    115.50  61.11  3.56(OA)
 8 Ilona Smith            George Peckham           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     77.00  40.74
                                          Totals                                            756.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   94.5 |TOP>   7 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=5                       ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     93.38  49.41
 2 Floyd Richards         Julie Elliott            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     82.69  43.75
 3 Bob Bradish            Kenneth Thompson         A   2     .     .   |   1     .     .    109.69  58.04  2.67(OA)
 4 Douglas Hahn           Anne Conn                C   .     4     2   |   .     3     2     95.06  50.30  1.04(OC)
 5 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B   .    1/2    .   |  3/4   1/2    .     99.00  52.38  1.58(OB)
 6 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          C   .     .     3   |   .     .     .     93.94  49.70  0.78(OC)
 7 Carol Hayhurst         Joann Bowen              A   3     .     .   |   2     .     .    108.56  57.44  2.00(OA)
 8 Colleen Conway         John Anderson            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     69.19  36.61
 9 Roseann Buckley        Raeann Koerner           C   .    1/2    1   |  3/4   1/2    1     99.00  52.38  1.58(OB)
                                          Totals                                            850.51

Hands and Results
1 ♠J84
T74
QT96
♣QT6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AT93
QJ5
AK75
♣75
♠Q752
96
-
♣AKJ9832
♠K6
AK832
J8432
♣4
5
1410
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1/-  ♣1 ♥7/6 ♠1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4♠ 5NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  5♠ W -4   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Fox-Fox
  100          6.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          4.50   2.50  5♠ E -1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
   50          4.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        130    3.00   4.00  3♣ E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        400    2.00   5.00  3N W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        450    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        450    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A2-Richards-Elliott

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

North deals and passes. Presumably, most will open the East hand 1. South will probably just overcall 1, although he might bid 2 NT for the lower 2 unbid suits. Over the normal 1 overcall, West should make a Negative Double . North will pass with no reason to bid 2. East bids 1 which west will raise to four. This should make four. There are three inescapable losers. And this still requires declarer to guess the spades. Those no trump bidders will share the top score, as long as West, if declarer, makes a safety play in clubs. Plus 460, or 430 should share the top scores.


2 ♠62
KQT75
AJ98
♣QJ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQ974
8
KQ7
♣T842
♠A
AJ6432
T43
♣K93
♠JT853
9
652
♣A765
13
1012
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ -/1 1/2♠ 1NT
       ♦6 ♥6/7
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   0.00  3N E -3   A6-Jones-Jones vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  100          5.50   1.50  2 E -2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  100          5.50   1.50  2 E -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Hahn-Conn
   50          2.50   4.50  2♠ W -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
   50          2.50   4.50  2♠ W -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
   50          2.50   4.50  2 E -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Fox-Fox
   50          2.50   4.50  3♣ W -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        140    0.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
3 ♠AQJ954
2
KT987
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠2
AJ93
3
♣AKT7532
♠KT763
KT75
62
♣Q6
♠8
Q864
AQJ54
♣J94
10
128
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 1♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 1NT  ♦2 ♠5
LoTT: 22 - 19 = +3
Par: +200 5*-EW/6♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  550          7.00   0.00  5* S     A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  150          6.00   1.00  4 N +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  130          5.00   2.00  4 N      A6-Jones-Jones vs A2-Richards-Elliott
         50    3.50   3.50  3♠ N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A5-Fox-Fox
         50    3.50   3.50  5 N -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        300    1.00   6.00  5* S -2  A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        650    0.00   7.00  4 W +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South passes and West will open 1. North will overcall 1. East could make a Negative Double , though some might just bid 1 NT. Over a Negative Double, South would be wise to bid 2. West would probably bid at least 3, possibly 4. North has an easy 5 bid. In order to salvage some match points, E-W will need to sacrifice. They can bid either 5 or 6 -- either one is just down 1 for -200. If South doesn’t bid 2 at his first turn, the suit may be lost forever!


4 ♠-
KQT62
K753
♣JT63
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK42
87
T2
♣Q8754
♠QT875
AJ43
J4
♣K9
♠J963
95
AQ986
♣A2
9
911
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2 -/1NT
       ♣6 ♠5 NT6/7
EW: 2♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  150          5.50   1.50  4 S +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  150          5.50   1.50  4 S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  130          3.50   3.50  4 S      A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  130          3.50   3.50  4 S      A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  100          2.00   5.00  3♠ E -1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Fox-Fox
        140    1.00   6.00  3♠ E      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        800    0.00   7.00  4* N -3  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Hahn-Conn
5 ♠72
J9
QJT83
♣AKQ9
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠93
KQT74
9654
♣82
♠AQT86
A652
7
♣T63
♠KJ54
83
AK2
♣J754
13
510
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 3  ♣2 ♦3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          7.00   0.00  3N S +2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  600          6.00   1.00  3N S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  200          5.00   2.00  5 E -4   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  150          2.50   4.50  3♣ N +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  150          2.50   4.50  3♣ N +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  150          2.50   4.50  3♣ N +2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  150          2.50   4.50  2♣ N +3   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Fox-Fox
        200    0.00   7.00  3N S -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠2
AJ32
A74
♣86542
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K8
95
KQT93
♣KJ97
♠AJ9653
74
J85
♣AT
♠QT74
KQT86
62
♣Q3
9
1210
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣6 ♦3 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 2♠ 1NT  ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  100          5.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  100          5.00   2.00  3♠ E -1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A1-Reitz-Hall
    PASS       3.00   4.00  Pass Out  A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        100    2.00   5.00  4 S -2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ E      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        110    0.50   6.50  2♠ E      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A5-Fox-Fox
7 ♠9542
K43
864
♣JT7
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ6
JT76
JT72
♣64
♠QT8
Q95
A95
♣K852
♠K73
A82
KQ3
♣AQ93
4
711
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1/- 1
       ♣6/5 ♦7/6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          6.50   0.50  1N S +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  150          6.50   0.50  1N S +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  120          5.00   2.00  1N S +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Fox-Fox
   90          2.50   4.50  1N S      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Conway-Anderson
   90          2.50   4.50  1N S      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Hahn-Conn
   90          2.50   4.50  1♣ S +1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A1-Reitz-Hall
   90          2.50   4.50  1♣ S +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        100    0.00   7.00  2N S -1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
8 ♠QJ
AJ53
KT752
♣75
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠A762
K982
Q96
♣42
♠K8
Q64
AJ4
♣AKQ63
♠T9543
T7
83
♣JT98
11
919
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 4 3♠ 3/4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  3N E -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Conway-Anderson
   50          6.50   0.50  3N E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        180    5.00   2.00  2N E +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        400    3.00   4.00  3N E      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Fox-Fox
        400    3.00   4.00  3N E      A6-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        400    3.00   4.00  3N E      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        430    1.00   6.00  3N E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        460    0.00   7.00  3N W +2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
9 ♠8763
J952
-
♣AKT63
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT92
AKT743
Q2
♣2
♠5
8
AT6543
♣98754
♠KQJ4
Q6
KJ987
♣QJ
8
134
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥6
EW: 2 1  ♣5 ♠4/5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.00   0.00  3♠ N      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A4-Hahn-Conn
         50    4.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A1-Reitz-Hall
         50    4.50   2.50  4♠ S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Richards-Elliott
         50    4.50   2.50  3♠ S -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
         50    4.50   2.50  3♣ N -1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        100    1.50   5.50  3♠ S -2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        100    1.50   5.50  3♠ S -2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A5-Fox-Fox
        150    0.00   7.00  4♠ N -3   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A3-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This hand should produce varied results. If North and East both pass, South will likely open 1NT. It is really 15 points but a very anemic looking 15! West will probably overcall 2 or make some other bid showing hearts. If he decides to show the majors, what is poor East to do? Over a natural 2 overcall, North has several options. He could try to find a 4-4 spade fit. He could Lebensohl to 3. Or, and the winning action, he could put the red card on the table. With good defense, N-S can beat 2 one trick. This will yield the magic number of +200 for N-S and should be a top board. The limit of the N-S cards is + 120 in no trump.


10 ♠Q972
AT
AQT4
♣432
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠JT5
J842
KJ
♣J976
♠AK3
963
98765
♣AT
♠864
KQ75
32
♣KQ85
12
711
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2/1 2 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4/5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   0.00  1N E -2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  120          4.50   2.50  2N S      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  120          4.50   2.50  1N S +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  120          4.50   2.50  1N S +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  120          4.50   2.50  1N S +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  100          2.00   5.00  1N E -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        100    1.00   6.00  3N N -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        200    0.00   7.00  3 S -2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
11 ♠8763
T4
632
♣7632
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A2
AKJ
QJ5
♣AKT94
♠QJT5
Q632
A97
♣Q5
♠K94
9875
KT84
♣J8
0
2211
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦2 ♥0 ♠1 NT0
EW: 7/6♣ 5 6 6/5♠ 7/6NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -1520 7NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        460    7.00   0.00  3N E +2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        490    5.50   1.50  3N W +3   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        490    5.50   1.50  3N E +3   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        990    3.00   4.00  6N W      A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        990    3.00   4.00  6N E      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        990    3.00   4.00  6N E      A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
       1020    0.50   6.50  6N W +1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
       1020    0.50   6.50  6N E +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Most pairs should reach a small slam, most likely played by West. A fairly normal auction would be :
P - 2 - P - 2,
P - 2NT - P - 3
P - 3 - P - 6 NT.
The danger would be if West opened 2NT. East might not invite, although he probably would. With a diamond lead by North, West would have to duck to have 12 sure tricks when the clubs split. I would guess that +990 would be about average for E-W. Note that east could make 6, 6 or 6.


12 ♠KT4
974
T5
♣KQT83
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠8
KJ85
Q963
♣J942
♠AJ75
AT6
KJ4
♣765
♠Q9632
Q32
A872
♣A
8
713
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 2 2 2NT  ♠6/5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          7.00   0.00  3* E -2  A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  100          6.00   1.00  3N E -2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          5.00   2.00  2N E -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        100    3.50   3.50  3♠ S -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        100    3.50   3.50  2♠ S -1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        110    2.00   5.00  3♣ E      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        150    1.00   6.00  2N E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        200    0.00   7.00  2♠ S -2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
13 ♠97
AK7
76
♣KJ9743
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQJT
643
QJT32
♣5
♠A854
JT2
985
♣T62
♠632
Q985
AK4
♣AQ8
11
95
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 3NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1  ♣1 ♥0 ♠6 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  720          7.00   0.00  3N N +4   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  690          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  690          5.50   1.50  3N S +3   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Fox-Fox
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  600          3.50   3.50  3N S      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  230          2.00   5.00  3 S +3   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  170          1.00   6.00  4♣ N +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  150          0.00   7.00  3♣ S +2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The top contract for N-S is 4. One auction to get there would be:
1 - P - 1 - P
2 - P - 2 - 2
P - 4
Conceivably, South could support clubs along the way but North has nothing much to be proud of. Two possible pitfalls: if North rebids 1 NT (not suggested), South would raise directly to 3NT. Secondly, the no trump “hogs” might bid 3 NT over 1. They will not score well when E-W take the first four spade tricks. Even if West gets in the auction, via a 1 overcall or a take out double, North can make a Support Double(s) showing 3 hearts. West better lead a spade rather than his singleton club or south will score +680 and get a top board.


14 ♠KJT98743
5
T4
♣AK
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q5
Q97
KQ75
♣JT95
♠2
AKT8642
AJ62
♣4
♠A6
J3
983
♣Q87632
11
1012
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4♠  ♦1 ♥2 NT2
EW: 5 5  ♣5 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -100 5♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          7.00   0.00  5♠ N      A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  100          6.00   1.00  6* E -1  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        100    5.00   2.00  5♠* N -1  A8-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        450    3.00   4.00  5 E      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        450    3.00   4.00  5 E      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        450    3.00   4.00  5 E      A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        480    1.00   6.00  5 E +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        650    0.00   7.00  5* E     A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Fox-Fox
15 ♠J4
K2
JT63
♣KT986
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AQ932
843
K952
♣7
♠T76
JT65
AQ4
♣A42
♠K85
AQ97
87
♣QJ53
8
911
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2 1 3♠  ♣4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  3♠ W -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          6.50   0.50  3♠ W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        100    5.00   2.00  3♣ S -1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Fox-Fox
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A6-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        140    2.50   4.50  3♠ W      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        500    0.00   7.00  4♣* S -2  A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A1-Reitz-Hall
16 ♠K9643
5
Q4
♣KQ843
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠82
AT732
KJ32
♣AT
♠7
Q964
T876
♣J652
♠AQJT5
KJ8
A95
♣97
10
123
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/4♣ 4/5♠ 2/3NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 2  ♣3 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  590          7.00   0.00  4♠* N     A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  450          3.50   3.50  5♠ S      A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  450          3.50   3.50  5♠ N      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  450          3.50   3.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  420          1.00   6.00  4♠ N      A6-Jones-Jones vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  170          0.00   7.00  3♠ N +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Reitz-Hall
17 ♠Q84
J962
KJ75
♣A7
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠JT
KQ5
AT64
♣Q854
♠AK9632
A8
8
♣K932
♠75
T743
Q932
♣JT6
11
1214
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
EW: 6♣ 2 2 6♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -980 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        450    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        450    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Richards-Elliott
        450    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        450    5.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        460    2.50   4.50  3N W +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        460    2.50   4.50  3N W +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        480    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
        480    0.50   6.50  4♠ E +2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Reitz-Hall

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

With a good view in clubs (leading low to the king and ducking on the way back) and aided by the spade finesse, E-W are cold for 6 or 6. Since they can only make 4 NT, it is imperative to play the hand in spades to achieve the best score. It will be difficult to bid slam on the combined 26 high card points. North may further complicate things by opening a light 1 or even a weak no trump. Anyone bidding and making slam will deserve the top score they will surely get!!


18 ♠Q62
Q9876
Q986
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AK93
AJ2
J5
♣AQT4
♠J87
T5
A2
♣J96532
♠T54
K43
KT743
♣87
9
196
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5♠ 4NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   0.00  5♣ W -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        130    6.00   1.00  1♣ W +3   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A5-Fox-Fox
        150    5.00   2.00  3♣ W +2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        170    4.00   3.00  2♠ W +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        430    3.00   4.00  3N W +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        460    1.00   6.00  3N W +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        460    1.00   6.00  3N W +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        460    1.00   6.00  3N W +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A2-Richards-Elliott
19 ♠A984
T3
JT98
♣AJ9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJT5
94
Q732
♣K65
♠K
AQJ87
AK6
♣QT73
♠7632
K652
54
♣842
10
819
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 4 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   0.00  3N W -1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    6.00   1.00  2♣ E +1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        150    5.00   2.00  1N E +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        210    4.00   3.00  1N E +4   A6-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        630    1.50   5.50  3N E +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        630    1.50   5.50  3N E +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
        630    1.50   5.50  3N E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        630    1.50   5.50  3N E +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
20 ♠T7
K63
QJ9
♣Q9743
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q9854
AJ974
-
♣862
♠J6
QT852
643
♣KT5
♠AK32
-
AKT8752
♣AJ
8
76
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 7 3♠ 5NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♦0 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +1400 7*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1390          7.00   0.00  6 S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  640          5.00   2.00  5 S +2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  640          5.00   2.00  5 S +2   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  640          5.00   2.00  5 N +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  620          2.00   5.00  5 S +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  620          2.00   5.00  5 N +1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  620          2.00   5.00  5 N +1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
  150          0.00   7.00  4 S +1   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
21 ♠9
A863
QJ53
♣9632
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ76
KJ
T764
♣AK4
♠AT8432
94
K982
♣8
♠Q5
QT752
A
♣QJT75
7
157
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2  ♦3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3 3♠ 3NT  ♣4 ♥4
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -200 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          6.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
   50          6.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A6-Jones-Jones vs A5-Fox-Fox
        200    5.00   2.00  4 S -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A1-Reitz-Hall
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        420    2.50   4.50  4♠ E      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        500    0.00   7.00  5* N -2  A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
22 ♠KJ9432
976
KT7
♣7
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠75
KQT4
654
♣KQJ5
♠T8
J832
J983
♣984
♠AQ6
A5
AQ2
♣AT632
7
112
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3 6♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          7.00   0.00  6♠ N      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ S +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  480          3.00   4.00  4♠ N +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A5-Fox-Fox
23 ♠KQJ6
AJ94
K98
♣J3
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T9753
Q72
QJ2
♣A2
♠A842
T83
75
♣Q965
♠-
K65
AT643
♣KT874
15
96
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 5 5 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          7.00   0.00  4 N +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  660          5.50   1.50  3N N +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A5-Fox-Fox
  660          5.50   1.50  3N N +2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  630          4.00   3.00  4N N      A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  620          3.00   4.00  4 N      A8-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  600          1.00   6.00  3N N      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  600          1.00   6.00  3N N      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
  600          1.00   6.00  3N N      A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Richards-Elliott
24 ♠QT763
AJ92
3
♣J82
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠5
5
AQ8762
♣KQT53
♠J842
KT83
954
♣64
♠AK9
Q764
KJT
♣A97
8
114
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 1/2NT  ♣5/6 ♦4
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥3 ♠3 NT5/4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +100 4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    6.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
         50    6.00   1.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Richards-Elliott
         50    6.00   1.00  4 S -1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A8-Conway-Anderson
         90    4.00   3.00  2 W      A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A9-Buckley-Koerner
        100    2.00   5.00  5♠ S -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    2.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   A6-Jones-Jones vs A4-Hahn-Conn
        100    2.00   5.00  4 S -2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A5-Fox-Fox
        110    0.00   7.00  3 W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
25 ♠T97
JT8
KQ854
♣A2
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A543
AQ765
A62
♣6
♠J862
942
T97
♣K43
♠KQ
K3
J3
♣QJT9875
10
144
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥4 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          7.00   0.00  3N E -4   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Fox-Fox
  130          6.00   1.00  3♣ S +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
  110          4.50   2.50  3♣ S      A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  110          4.50   2.50  3♣ S      A6-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
   90          3.00   4.00  2♣ S      A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A4-Hahn-Conn
         50    1.50   5.50  4♣ S -1   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
         50    1.50   5.50  3♣ S -1   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Conway-Anderson
        300    0.00   7.00  5♣* S -2  A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Richards-Elliott
26 ♠853
A9532
2
♣8432
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJT2
Q6
AQ6
♣AKJ6
♠A9
KT87
K873
♣Q95
♠K764
J4
JT954
♣T7
4
1912
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 4 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          6.50   0.50  6N E -3   A6-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson
  300          6.50   0.50  5 E -3   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  200          4.00   3.00  7N E -2   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  200          4.00   3.00  6N E -2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  200          4.00   3.00  6N E -2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          2.00   5.00  6N E -1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        600    1.00   6.00  3N W      A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Fox-Fox
        660    0.00   7.00  3N W +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A4-Hahn-Conn
27 ♠KQ
Q9643
J863
♣K4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T9
K875
KT97
♣J85
♠J86543
AJT
54
♣32
♠A72
2
AQ2
♣AQT976
11
76
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 2 4NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A2-Cardinal-Greene vs A4-Hahn-Conn
  460          6.00   1.00  3N S +2   A3-Zizic-Landgraff vs A6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  460          6.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Benzien vs A2-Richards-Elliott
  430          3.50   3.50  3N N +1   A5-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Reitz-Hall
  430          3.50   3.50  3N N +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Fox-Fox
  150          2.00   5.00  2♣ S +3   A4-Di Conti-Acutt vs A8-Conway-Anderson
  110          1.00   6.00  2 N +1   A8-Smith-Peckham vs A7-Hayhurst-Bowen
        150    0.00   7.00  3 N -3   A6-Jones-Jones vs A3-Bradish-Thompson