- Thursday Aft - April 5, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1028 MP  Geomean: 525 MP
(based on 41 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Hayhurst - JoAnn Bowen 57.82 1st A 1.10
Nancy Hall - Rosemary Reitz 57.20 1st A 1.10
Robert Riveles - Vonnay Brook 57.00 2nd A 0.77
Joyce Tuttle - Linda Forsyth 56.95 2nd A 0.77
Josh Rosenbluth - Ron Saltis 55.56 3rd A 0.55
Arline Benzien - Mike Gaddis Jr 53.47 3/4th A 0.47
Floyd Richards - Roseann Buckley 53.47 3/4th A 0.47
Jay Fuller - Judy Kupperman 53.29 4th A 0.39
Barbara Fitzgerald - Paula Reach 50.23 3rd B 0.32
EVENT>Ven Th Aft Opn Prs - RmG |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> G N-S
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DATE>April 5, 2018      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 04/05/2018 15:46
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DIR> Bob Gruber      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=6/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 JoAnn Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           A    1     .     .    140.50  57.82  1.10(A)
 2 Donald Cline           John Eliason             A    .     .     .    128.50  52.88
 3 Robert Riveles         Vonnay Brook             C    2     1     1    138.50  57.00  0.77(A)
 4 Jay Fuller             Judy Kupperman           C    4     2     .    129.50  53.29  0.39(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .    112.50  46.30
 6 Anne Cline             Susan Lang               B    .     .     .    120.00  49.38
 7 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B    .     .     .    109.50  45.06
 8 Diane Di Conti         Mary Budd                C    .     .     .     90.50  37.24
 9 Josh Rosenbluth        Ron Saltis               A    3     .     .    135.00  55.56  0.55(A)
10 Dagmar Ragnow          Marilyn Brett            A    .     .     .    110.50  45.47
                                          Totals                        1215.00

EVENT>Ven Th Aft Opn Prs - RmG |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> G E-W
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AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 John Anderson          Harry Anand              C    .     .     .    111.50  45.88
 2 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               A    1     .     .    139.00  57.20  1.10(A)
 3 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           A   3/4    .     .    129.94  53.47  0.47(A)
 4 Linda Forsyth          Joyce Tuttle             C    2     1     1    138.38  56.95  0.77(A)
 5 Dennis Charles         Julie Elliott            B    .     .     .    102.94  42.36
 6 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          B    .     .     .    106.88  43.98
 7 Jeff Steward           Doug Hahn                C    .     .     .    115.88  47.69
 8 Paula Reach            Barbara Fitzgerald       C    .     3     2    122.06  50.23  0.32(B)
 9 Bob Bradish            Ken Thompson             A    .     .     .    126.00  51.85
10 Carole Cardinal        Robert Greene            B    .     .     .    113.06  46.53
11 Roseann Buckley        Floyd Richards           B   3/4    2     .    129.94  53.47  0.47(A)
                                          Totals                        1335.58

Hands and Results
1 ♠3
A764
Q9876
♣A73
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q82
QJ32
KT42
♣Q4
♠AK754
95
J5
♣T865
♠JT96
KT8
A3
♣KJ92
10
108
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3 1♠ 2/3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          9.00   0.00  1 N +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  120          8.00   1.00  2N S      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  110          6.50   2.50  2 N      G7-Petroff-Conn vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  110          6.50   2.50  2 N      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
   90          5.00   4.00  1N S      G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          4.00   5.00  2♠ E -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G11-Buckley-Richards
         50    2.00   7.00  2N S -1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G1-Anderson-Anand
         50    2.00   7.00  2 N -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
         50    2.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    0.00   9.00  3N S -2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G7-Steward-Hahn
2 ♠A86
Q83
QT92
♣JT5
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJ97
K65
AJ83
♣K6
♠K432
AT7
K6
♣A943
♠T5
J942
754
♣Q872
9
1414
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3 3 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    9.00   0.00  3N E      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        430    6.00   3.00  3N W +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        430    6.00   3.00  3N W +1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        430    6.00   3.00  3N W +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        430    6.00   3.00  3N W +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        430    6.00   3.00  3N E +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        450    2.50   6.50  4♠ W +1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        450    2.50   6.50  4♠ W +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        460    1.00   8.00  3N W +2   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        480    0.00   9.00  4♠ W +2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G2-Reitz-Hall

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This will likely have 2 different final contracts: 4 and 3 NT. East deals and opens 1. Some might “upgrade” and open a strong NT. Over 1, West responds 1 and East raises to 2. With such a balanced hand, West may jump to 3 NT. With prime cards and fairly flat distribution, East will probably pass. With not much to go on, North has a choice of leads. There is really no reason not to lead a diamond. This would lead to an easy ten tricks and a very good score. I would guess some luck west player would make eleven tricks if N-S lose their way in the defense!


3 ♠7
KQ84
QJ4
♣JT853
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KT6
J752
K7
♣A742
♠AJ53
63
A832
♣KQ6
♠Q9842
AT9
T965
♣9
9
1114
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          9.00   0.00  1N N +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  100          7.00   2.00  3N W -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  100          7.00   2.00  3N E -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  100          7.00   2.00  2♠ E -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        120    4.00   5.00  2N W      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        120    4.00   5.00  1N W +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        120    4.00   5.00  1N W +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        150    2.00   7.00  1N W +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        600    0.50   8.50  3N E      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        600    0.50   8.50  3N E      G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
4 ♠KJT
J42
K53
♣KQ52
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠85
A53
AJ9876
♣A8
♠9642
KQ986
Q
♣JT9
♠AQ73
T7
T42
♣7643
13
138
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥3 NT5
EW: 3 3 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   1.00  4 E -1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          8.00   1.00  3 E -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  100          8.00   1.00  2 E -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         90    6.00   3.00  2 W      G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        100    5.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        110    4.00   5.00  2 E      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        140    2.00   7.00  3 E      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        140    2.00   7.00  3 E      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.00   7.00  3 E      G6-Cline-Lang vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        200    0.00   9.00  1N N -2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

West deals and opens 1. North may make a ratty, vulnerable take-out double. East bids 1 and South would likely chip in 1. Playing Support Doubles , West can double to show 3. North should pass and West will retreat to 2. South has already said enough but some might try 2. Why? If E-W can find a double and defend accurately, they can get the magic +200 and a top board. The limit of the E-W hands is 3, although some might make four.


5 ♠AQ86
Q3
843
♣QJ52
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K4
J86
QJ6
♣K9643
♠J932
T92
AKT
♣AT7
♠T75
AK754
9752
♣8
11
1012
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          9.00   0.00  2N* N     G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  200          8.00   1.00  3N W -4   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  100          6.00   3.00  3♣ E -2   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  100          6.00   3.00  3♣ E -2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          6.00   3.00  3♣ E -2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
   50          3.00   6.00  1N W -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G2-Reitz-Hall
   50          3.00   6.00  1N W -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
   50          3.00   6.00  2♣ E -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G1-Anderson-Anand
    PASS       0.50   8.50  Pass Out  G7-Petroff-Conn vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
    PASS       0.50   8.50  Pass Out  G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G5-Charles-Elliott
6 ♠QJ
Q74
T952
♣K984
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠32
K85
QJ73
♣AQ52
♠9764
A932
A64
♣T6
♠AKT85
JT6
K8
♣J73
8
128
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥6
EW: 1/- 1  ♣5 ♦7/6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          9.00   0.00  3 E -4   G6-Cline-Lang vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  200          8.00   1.00  3 E -2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  120          5.00   4.00  2N N      G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  120          5.00   4.00  1N N +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  120          5.00   4.00  1N N +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  120          5.00   4.00  1N N +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
  120          5.00   4.00  1N N +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G5-Charles-Elliott
   90          2.00   7.00  2♣ S      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    0.50   8.50  2♠ S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
         50    0.50   8.50  2♠ S -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
7 ♠AJ75
AT8
J74
♣AT7
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠864
96
AK95
♣J964
♠KQT9
KQ
863
♣KQ53
♠32
J75432
QT2
♣82
14
815
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♠5
EW: 2♣ 3 2♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.50   0.50  3N E -3   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  300          8.50   0.50  1N E -3   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  200          7.00   2.00  2N E -2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  140          5.50   3.50  2 N +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  140          5.50   3.50  2 N +1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
  110          4.00   5.00  2 N      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  100          3.00   6.00  1N E -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.00   7.00  3 S -1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        150    1.00   8.00  2N E +1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        200    0.00   9.00  1N S -2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
8 ♠AQ5
T4
K953
♣KJ87
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K92
8763
4
♣A9543
♠87643
952
AT862
♣-
♠JT
AKQJ
QJ7
♣QT62
13
74
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1/- 5NT
       ♥7/6 ♠6/5
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          8.50   0.50  3N S +3   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  490          8.50   0.50  3N N +3   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  460          3.50   5.50  3N S +2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  460          3.50   5.50  3N N +2   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
9 ♠AT864
J52
A97
♣A7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠-
97643
QJT6
♣KJ83
♠J9753
AQ8
543
♣Q9
♠KQ2
KT
K82
♣T6542
13
79
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 2  ♣5 ♦6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          9.00   0.00  4* W -2  G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  400          8.00   1.00  3N N      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  140          7.00   2.00  3♠ N      G3-Riveles-Brook vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    4.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G1-Anderson-Anand
         50    4.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    4.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G11-Buckley-Richards
         50    4.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G2-Reitz-Hall
         50    4.00   5.00  3♠ N -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    0.50   8.50  4♠ N -2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        100    0.50   8.50  4♠ N -2   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

It may be difficult for N-S to stop in 2. North deals and opens 1. East will pass and South has a picture book 1 NT (forcing). Surely West will keep his mouth shut!! North rebids 2 and South bids 3. All pass and the probable result is -50 for N-S. Interesting to note if N-S are playing old fashioned, it would be possible, though not a guarantee, that they could stop in 2. That auction might go 1S - P - 2C - P, 2D (mark time) - P - 2. This bid shows about what South has, just one level lower. Kudos to any N-S pair who can play in 2. Someone could open the North hand a weak NT, South could invite. Playing 2 NT, with a spade lead, North might be able to garner eight tricks for a cold top.


10 ♠A
Q
QT62
♣AJT7432
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠9
T62
AKJ975
♣Q85
♠KQ8532
K75
43
♣K6
♠JT764
AJ9843
8
♣9
13
1011
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3  ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.50   0.50  3 W -3   G6-Cline-Lang vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  300          8.50   0.50  3 W -3   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  130          7.00   2.00  4♣ N      G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    5.50   3.50  4♣ N -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        100    5.50   3.50  4♣ N -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        200    3.50   5.50  4 S -2   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        200    3.50   5.50  4♣ N -2   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        300    1.50   7.50  3N N -3   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        300    1.50   7.50  4♣ N -3   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        400    0.00   9.00  6♣ N -4   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
11 ♠AQ7
Q976
J62
♣Q43
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT963
J5432
54
♣A
♠K4
K
AQT97
♣87652
♠852
AT8
K83
♣KJT9
11
612
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1♠ 3NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  2N S +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  100          7.00   2.00  2N E -2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  100          7.00   2.00  2N E -2   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  100          7.00   2.00  2 E -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
   90          5.00   4.00  1N S      G3-Riveles-Brook vs G2-Reitz-Hall
   50          3.50   5.50  2♠ W -1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
   50          3.50   5.50  2♠ W -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Steward-Hahn
         90    2.00   7.00  1N E      G6-Cline-Lang vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        100    1.00   8.00  2♣ N -2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        180    0.00   9.00  2N E +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G1-Anderson-Anand
12 ♠65
QT743
JT
♣Q986
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q987
J985
2
♣T752
♠AKT4
62
Q763
♣AK4
♠J32
AK
AK9854
♣J3
5
316
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1/-♣ 2♠
       ♣7/6 ♦5 ♥6/5 NT6/5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  1N S +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  140          8.00   1.00  2 N +1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  110          7.00   2.00  1 N +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          6.00   3.00  3♠ E -2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
   90          5.00   4.00  2 N      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
         90    4.00   5.00  1N E      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        100    2.00   7.00  3 S -1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.00   7.00  3 S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    2.00   7.00  3 S -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        140    0.00   9.00  3♠ E      G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
13 ♠J4
T3
K8762
♣AQ84
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQT5
AK7652
T5
♣T
♠A
984
J43
♣976532
♠987632
QJ
AQ9
♣KJ
10
125
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣5 ♥2 NT3
EW: 4  ♣5 ♦4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          9.00   0.00  2N S +2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  130          8.00   1.00  4 S      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    6.00   3.00  3♠ S -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        100    6.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    6.00   3.00  2 S -1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        170    3.50   5.50  3 W +1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        170    3.50   5.50  3 W +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        200    2.00   7.00  3 W +2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        620    0.50   8.50  4 W      G7-Petroff-Conn vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        620    0.50   8.50  4 W      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The auction will probably start P - P - 1 - 2. North has the requisite distribution and high cards for a Negative Double , although some Precision players might have already opened the North hand 1! If East raises to 3, South doesn’t have a good bid so he should pass. Now, West may bid 4 which is a very lucky make. This needs 2-2 hearts and the J to fall. If North leads the J, and there is no reason for him not to, West will actually make 5. He can win the ace, draw two rounds of trumps and pitch dummy’s diamonds on the K, Q,10. The diamond ruff with dummy’s third trump will be the eleventh trick and should yield a great score.


14 ♠T8
J
KQJ764
♣KQ42
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠Q32
K974
98
♣J963
♠K7
AQT8532
AT2
♣5
♠AJ9654
6
53
♣AT87
12
613
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3♠  ♥3 NT5
EW: 4 2NT  ♣4 ♦3 ♠4/3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          9.00   0.00  4♠ S      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    8.00   1.00  5 N -1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    6.50   2.50  4♠ S -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        100    6.50   2.50  5* N -1  G3-Riveles-Brook vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        170    5.00   4.00  3 E +1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      G7-Petroff-Conn vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        420    3.00   6.00  4 E      G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        450    0.50   8.50  4 E +1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        450    0.50   8.50  4 E +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G2-Reitz-Hall

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The auction should start with 1 - 1 - 2 - X (responsive). Some might bid 3 with the North hand but the Responsive Double will bring both suits in to play. East will surely jump to 4 in spite of the poorly placed K. North-South need to continue bidding to salvage some match points. South really cannot bid 4 by himself in spite of the six card suit. He might daringly try 5. This should be -300 and will beat the pairs who sell out to 4. It looks like 4 has a chance of making but it shouldn’t. If West leads a heart, East can shift to his singleton club. When West wins the Q, assuming South finesses, he can give his partner a club ruff. I’m sure +100 for E-W will be a bad score. However, bidding on to 5 will ensure a bottom board.


15 ♠QJ83
9652
J2
♣T76
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AKT92
J74
A97
♣J9
♠75
AK83
T6
♣AKQ83
♠64
QT
KQ8543
♣542
4
1316
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
EW: 6♣ 3 5 5♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          9.00   0.00  4♠ W -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        430    7.50   1.50  3N W +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        430    7.50   1.50  3N W +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        460    3.00   6.00  3N W +2   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
16 ♠KT842
J9
AT7
♣963
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q93
7632
QJ63
♣K8
♠6
A8
K8542
♣QT754
♠AJ75
KQT54
9
♣AJ2
8
89
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦4
EW: 1♣ 3  ♥2 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          9.00   0.00  5* W -2  G7-Petroff-Conn vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  480          8.00   1.00  4♠ S +2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  420          7.00   2.00  4♠ N      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  200          5.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  200          5.00   4.00  3♠ N +2   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  200          5.00   4.00  2♠ N +3   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  170          2.50   6.50  2♠ N +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  170          2.50   6.50  2♠ N +2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  140          1.00   8.00  2 S +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    0.00   9.00  4♠ N -1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G2-Reitz-Hall
17 ♠Q6
QT97
T86
♣AQT9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J9543
AK8
943
♣J4
♠A
J432
AQJ
♣86532
♠KT872
65
K752
♣K7
10
912
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1♣ -/1  ♦6 ♥6/7 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  1N E -3   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  120          8.00   1.00  1N N +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G11-Buckley-Richards
   50          5.00   4.00  1N W -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
   50          5.00   4.00  1N W -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Charles-Elliott
   50          5.00   4.00  1N E -1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G2-Reitz-Hall
   50          5.00   4.00  1N E -1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G1-Anderson-Anand
   50          5.00   4.00  1N E -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        100    2.00   7.00  2 S -2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        140    1.00   8.00  2 E +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        150    0.00   9.00  2♠ S -3   G6-Cline-Lang vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
18 ♠AQ86
QJT74
Q2
♣K4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J975
AK863
86
♣T5
♠T4
2
T9754
♣AJ987
♠K32
95
AKJ3
♣Q632
14
85
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 4 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  850          9.00   0.00  3N S      G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  660          7.50   1.50  3N N +2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  660          7.50   1.50  3N N +2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  630          5.00   4.00  3N N +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  630          5.00   4.00  3N N +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  630          5.00   4.00  3N N +1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  600          2.50   6.50  3N S      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  600          2.50   6.50  3N S      G3-Riveles-Brook vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  150          1.00   8.00  1N N +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        100    0.00   9.00  3N S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
19 ♠QT2
Q
AQT8
♣AQJ76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠-
KT764
K76532
♣94
♠AJ8654
A853
9
♣KT
♠K973
J92
J4
♣8532
17
612
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣  ♦5 ♥3/4 ♠5/6 NT6
EW: 2 3 1♠ 1NT  ♣3
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -100 4♣*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          9.00   0.00  3♠* E -3  G2-Cline-Eliason vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
  200          8.00   1.00  5 W -2   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  150          7.00   2.00  3♣ N +2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  130          6.00   3.00  4♣ N      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  100          4.50   4.50  4 W -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  100          4.50   4.50  3 W -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    3.00   6.00  3♣ N -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        140    2.00   7.00  3 E      G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G11-Buckley-Richards
        170    1.00   8.00  3 W +1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        620    0.00   9.00  4 E      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G1-Anderson-Anand
20 ♠QT965
KT4
K
♣AKT3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AJ743
2
A943
♣Q76
♠82
85
J8762
♣J952
♠K
AQJ9763
QT5
♣84
15
112
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 2♠ 4NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          9.00   0.00  3N N +2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  650          4.50   4.50  4 S +1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  650          4.50   4.50  4 N +1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
  230          0.00   9.00  2 S +4   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G11-Buckley-Richards
21 ♠KJ982
74
Q643
♣Q7
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT765
AQJ
KJ
♣A42
♠43
983
AT87
♣J865
♠A
KT652
952
♣KT93
8
175
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          9.00   0.00  1N N      G3-Riveles-Brook vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
   50          7.00   2.00  2N W -1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G1-Anderson-Anand
   50          7.00   2.00  2N E -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G2-Reitz-Hall
   50          7.00   2.00  2♠ W -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G5-Charles-Elliott
         90    4.00   5.00  1N W      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
         90    4.00   5.00  1N W      G7-Petroff-Conn vs G7-Steward-Hahn
         90    4.00   5.00  1N E      G5-Jones-Jones vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        100    1.50   7.50  2 S -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        100    1.50   7.50  2 S -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        120    0.00   9.00  1N W +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G11-Buckley-Richards
22 ♠AQ643
975
953
♣96
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠875
K4
AQ8764
♣87
♠T9
Q2
KT
♣AKJT542
♠KJ2
AJT863
J2
♣Q3
6
913
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣0 ♦0 NT0
EW: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4-EW/4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  3N W -2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  170          7.50   1.50  3 S +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  170          7.50   1.50  3 S +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  140          6.00   3.00  3 S      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    5.00   4.00  3 S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    4.00   5.00  3 S -2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        130    3.00   6.00  4♣ E      G6-Cline-Lang vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        170    1.50   7.50  4♣ E +2   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        170    1.50   7.50  3♣ E +3   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        190    0.00   9.00  3♣ E +4   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
23 ♠J62
T96
AJ87
♣AQT
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ98
832
T3
♣J762
♠43
AJ75
K92
♣K843
♠KT75
KQ4
Q654
♣95
12
711
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 1  ♦6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 2♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          9.00   0.00  1N S +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  110          8.00   1.00  2♠ S      G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G11-Buckley-Richards
   90          7.00   2.00  1N N      G7-Petroff-Conn vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   80          5.50   3.50  1♠ S      G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G5-Charles-Elliott
   80          5.50   3.50  1♠ S      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        100    2.50   6.50  1N N -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        100    2.50   6.50  2♠ S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.50   6.50  2♠ N -1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        100    2.50   6.50  2 N -1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        200    0.00   9.00  1♠ S -2   G6-Cline-Lang vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
24 ♠T986
AQJ5
J64
♣J2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQ42
K7
T92
♣A986
♠J753
T432
K3
♣QT7
♠A
986
AQ875
♣K543
9
126
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 3 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          9.00   0.00  4♠* W -4  G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G1-Anderson-Anand
  150          7.50   1.50  3♠ E -3   G6-Cline-Lang vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  150          7.50   1.50  2 S +3   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G11-Buckley-Richards
  130          6.00   3.00  3 S +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  110          4.50   4.50  2 S +1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
  110          4.50   4.50  2 S +1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G2-Reitz-Hall
  100          3.00   6.00  1N E -2   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
   90          2.00   7.00  2 S      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G7-Steward-Hahn
   50          0.50   8.50  2♠ W -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          0.50   8.50  2♠ W -1   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
25 ♠A82
KT98642
J4
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJT
QJ7
Q2
♣AQ93
♠943
A5
K973
♣JT42
♠765
3
AT865
♣K765
8
178
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦4/5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  530          9.00   0.00  3* N     G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
  300          8.00   1.00  4♠ E -3   G6-Cline-Lang vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          7.00   2.00  5♣ E -1   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    6.00   3.00  3 N -2   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        130    5.00   4.00  4♣ E      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        150    3.50   5.50  3 N -3   G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        150    3.50   5.50  4♣ E +1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
        210    2.00   7.00  1N E +4   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        300    1.00   8.00  3* N -2  G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        630    0.00   9.00  3N W +1   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
26 ♠965
A983
AK8
♣T94
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ2
K6542
7
♣K853
♠KT43
JT
Q542
♣QJ2
♠A87
Q7
JT963
♣A76
11
99
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          9.00   0.00  3N N      G6-Cline-Lang vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  200          8.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   G2-Cline-Eliason vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  120          7.00   2.00  1N S +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G7-Steward-Hahn
  100          5.00   4.00  1N E -1   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
  100          5.00   4.00  1N E -1   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G5-Charles-Elliott
  100          5.00   4.00  1♠ E -1   G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G9-Bradish-Thompson
    PASS       2.50   6.50  Pass Out  G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
    PASS       2.50   6.50  Pass Out  G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
         80    1.00   8.00  1♠ E      G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        100    0.00   9.00  2 S -1   G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Anderson-Anand
27 ♠2
987
JT6
♣T96532
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT75
QT2
A83
♣A87
♠AKQ64
K65
K4
♣KQJ
♠983
AJ43
Q9752
♣4
1
1121
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3♣ 2 3 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          9.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   G6-Cline-Lang vs G3-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        450    7.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   G1-Bowen-Hayhurst vs G4-Forsyth-Tuttle
        450    7.50   1.50  4♠ E +1   G8-Di Conti-Budd vs G7-Steward-Hahn
        460    5.50   3.50  3N E +2   G4-Fuller-Kupperman vs G10-Cardinal-Greene
        460    5.50   3.50  3N E +2   G5-Jones-Jones vs G1-Anderson-Anand
        480    3.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   G7-Petroff-Conn vs G5-Charles-Elliott
        480    3.50   5.50  4♠ E +2   G10-Ragnow-Brett vs G2-Reitz-Hall
        490    2.00   7.00  3N E +3   G3-Riveles-Brook vs G8-Reach-Fitzgerald
        980    0.50   8.50  6♠ E      G2-Cline-Eliason vs G6-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        980    0.50   8.50  6♠ E      G9-Rosenbluth-Saltis vs G9-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

After three passes, East will open either 2 or 2 NT. Although the range is right for 2 NT, the hand is awfully good not to upgrade to a 2 opening. This might propel E-W to slam. Over a 2NT opening, West may just bid 3 NT. If he bids Stayman and finds the spade fit, they will probably not get to slam. Another possibility is to open 2 and rebid 2 now West should get them to slam in spite of being off an ace. It will be interesting to see if those pairs in 3 NT have the guts to play for 6. This will be hard if South leads a diamond and, then, after winning the A, leads another diamond. Playing spades, you don’t have the worry of finessing the 10 after the ace is knocked out. You will still make 5, even if North has the J. Any slam bid and made should score well. Those N-S pairs who are +990 will share the top score.