- Wednesday Aft - May 30, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 8 MP  Geomean: 6 MP
(based on 13 players, 13 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Elsa Allred - Kay Mendel 57.78 1st A 0.42
Carol Maharry - Cheryl Rooke 55.71 1st A 0.42
Chris Johnson - Dana Johnson 55.55 2/3rd A 0.25
Jeanette Mueller - Lois McCampbell 55.55 2/3rd A 0.25
Carol Marquez-Olson - Linda Forsyth 52.86 2nd A 0.29
Merrily Lewis - Michele Houghtaling 51.43 3rd A 0.21
EVENT>49er Pairs               |SESSION>Wednesday Aft|SECTION> N N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>May 30, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 05/30/2018 15:52
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (60%, 40%, 30% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   52.5 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>50/10/5        |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=6/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Robert Carrier         Richard Cathcart         B    .     .     .     55.42  52.78
 2 Kay Mendel             Elsa Allred              B    1     1     .     60.67  57.78  0.42(A)
 3 Carol Howe             Lucien Lacour            B    .     .     .     50.17  47.78
 4 Judy Shaw              Darlene Fuller           C    .     .     .     47.83  45.55
 5 Jeanette Mueller       Lois McCampbell          C   2/3    2     1     58.33  55.55  0.25(A)
 6 Dana Johnson           Chris Johnson            A   2/3    .     .     58.33  55.55  0.25(A)
 7 Katarina Bernbaum      Chara Clark              C    .     .     .     36.75  35.00
                                          Totals                         367.50

EVENT>49er Pairs               |SESSION>Wednesday Aft|SECTION> N E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   52.5 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>50/10/5        |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=7/B=5/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Carol Marquez-Olson    Linda Forsyth            A    2     .     .     55.50  52.86  0.29(A)
 2 Cheryl Rooke           Carol Maharry            C    1     1     1     58.50  55.71  0.42(A)
 3 Vi Schroder            Marlene McElroy          C    .     .     .     46.50  44.29
 4 Colleen Conway         Jackie Biederman         B    .     .     .     50.50  48.10
 5 Merrily Lewis          Michele Houghtaling      B    3     2     .     54.00  51.43  0.21(A)
 6 Virginia Celeste       Jo Ann Wedding           C    .     .     .     50.00  47.62
                                          Totals                         315.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠J87632
-
54
♣KQT84
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QT
AJ64
92
♣76532
♠K5
KT9732
J863
♣J
♠A94
Q85
AKQT7
♣A9
6
78
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 6♠ 1NT  ♥5
EW: 2  ♣2 ♦1 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          4.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  480          4.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  450          3.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
  210          2.00   3.00  2N S +3   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  200          1.00   4.00  2♠ S +3   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        150    0.00   5.00  3N S -3   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N2-Rooke-Maharry

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass2Dbl
44Pass6
All pass   

E/W interference will make it difficult for N/S to decide how high to bid in s, although even if left to themselves, it would take some aggressive bidding to get to slam. With poor suit quality and a five card side suit, I would not open the North hand 2, but many will do so. If they do, unless South has a way to ask about side suit shortness, I expect South will just sign off in 4. Assuming North passes, the East hand will be a weak 2 opening for most pairs, unless they play strict suit quality requirements. If East does pass, I think the South hand is good enough to open 2NT, and now North has a good chance to drive to slam. At the majority of tables where East opens 2, South will be faced with a difficult choice. A 2NT overcall of a weak two shows approximately the same strength as a 1NT opening, but the range has to be wider. The South hand is again too strong for this. Although the stopper isn't great, with a side source of tricks in s, it's quite possible that game will make even with s only stopped once. So, South should plan on doubling and then bidding NT next. Of course, the opponents are not going to cooperate with South, as West has an easy raise to 4. With a void and great distribution, the North hand should not hesitate to bid 4, and indeed is almost too strong for that, given that North passed in the first place. Unfortunately, there is no room for North to show this hand, and bidding 4 is really the only option. The main decision will end up resting with South.

First, South should be aware that the opponents bidding makes it a near certainty that North is short in s. Next, South will need to consider whether North could only have a four card suit on this bidding. For most expert pairs, North would double 4 with the values to bid, but only a four card suit. So, 4 shows a likely five card suit, or occasionally (as here) a six card suit inappropriate for opening 2. South should recognize the strength of their hand opposite a five card suit and shortness. If North has as little as KQxxx and K, slam might make. Most E/W pairs will not have discussed what a 4NT bid by South would mean here, and in any case, it's not clear that asking about keycards will really help South decide if slam is good. As it happens, things will work out well if South just bids 6, as North has no keycards and no queen of trump, but slam will make anyway thanks to the void and the good trump break. I don't think many will bid to slam, but those who do will get a nice matchpoint reward.



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2 ♠A87
AKJT
K
♣AQT42
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J
7543
A98532
♣K9
♠Q62
Q962
764
♣J65
♠KT9543
8
QJT
♣873
21
85
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 4 6♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥2 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          5.00   0.00  4♠ S +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  650          4.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  620          3.00   2.00  4♠ S      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  150          2.00   3.00  3 E -3   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        200    0.50   4.50  6♠ S -2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        200    0.50   4.50  5♣ N -2   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N6-Celeste-Wedding

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass2
Pass2NTPass31
Pass4All pass 
  1. Poor hand, poor suit

Most N/S pairs should play 4 here. At this vulnerability, the South hand is not a certain 2 opening bid. Those who use Losing Trick Count evaluations and the "Rule of 2/3/4" will see eight losers in the South hand, and at unfavorable vulnerability, this will suggest passing. If South does pass, West might open 2, North will double, and N/S will end up in 4. If West also passes, the N/S bidding is likely to be 1-1-2-2 (game forcing)-3-4, or 1-1-2-2NT(to sign off)-3(game forcing)-4. All roads look like they lead to 4 declared by South. With the suit working, the only certain loser is a . Almost all of the matchpoints will come down to declarer's play of the trump suit. If declarer starts with the King, then a trump loser will be inevitable. However, let's say that declarer starts with the Ace, as I expect most players will. When West shows up with the Jack, should declarer play the King next, or finesse for the Queen. Players who have heard the rule "Eight ever, nine never" might count their nine card trump suit and conclude that they should play the King next. However, this is incorrect. The trump position on this hand is an example of a bridge principle known as "Restricted Choice ".

As a general rule, Restricted Choice refers to a situation where an opponent has played an honor when more than one honor card is missing in a suit that declarer is trying to establish. The most common situation is the one shown here, when declarer has a nine card suit missing the Queen and Jack, but no other high cards. If one of the opponents plays the Queen or the Jack on the first round, then it is twice as likely that they started with a singleton, and therefore playing to finesse their partner for the other honor is the odds on correct play. The reason for this is that with QJ, West is approximately equally likely to play either honor, but with Q or J only they will be forced to play the one card they have (their choice is restricted.) Or, another way to think of it is that when West plays an honor, they might have started with QJ, Q or J and as all three of these possibilities are equally likely, then twice as often they will have started with just a singleton honor. If the reasoning behind this doesn't make sense to you, then you can read up further online about Restricted Choice, which will also help you recognize some of the less common situations in which it applies. Or, you can just trust me that the correct play here is to finesse East for the Queen. Those who understand Restricted Choice will be rewarded on this hand, as East does indeed have Qxx. As very few if any pairs will be playing slam, +680 should be a near top for N/S.



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3 ♠AK75
QJ3
96
♣6532
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠8
K7542
T87
♣AQT4
♠QJT42
T6
AJ432
♣7
♠963
A98
KQ5
♣KJ98
10
98
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4/5 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 1 2♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          5.00   0.00  2N S      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  100          4.00   1.00  3 E -1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
   90          3.00   2.00  1N S      N3-Howe-Lacour vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        100    1.50   3.50  3N N -2   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        100    1.50   3.50  2♠ N -2   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        150    0.00   5.00  2♠ N -3   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N2-Rooke-Maharry

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1NT
All pass   

It's hard to see how N/S can go plus on this hand unless E/W get into the bidding and get in trouble. South has a normal 1 opening, and with a poor suit and poor vulnerability, and no chance of locking the opponents out of a fit, West doesn't really have a 1 bid. Some Wests will overcall anyway. A 1NT contract by South looks likely whether West bids 1 or passes. With almost all of the cards sitting wrong and none of the suit breaking, it's hard to see how South can prevail in 1NT without some serious defensive errors. Let's say West leads a and declarer puts in the Queen. In a situation where you can't beat the dummy in partner's led suit against NT, it is standard to give count, so East should signal that they have a doubleton. Declarer is likely to next lead a . No matter which finesse declarer takes, it won't work and West can win. Notice the importance of East giving count. If declarer started with Ax, West can lead another next. However, if declarer started with Axx, continuing the suit will be wrong. If West errs and leads another , this might be the only way for declarer to make, as they can now lead towards the KQ twice, or set up a slow trick while the defense can do no better than taking two s, three s and a . As long as West doesn't lead another or a when in with s, East will eventually get in with a and can continue s, allowing the defense to score three tricks, three tricks and a . If East wins the Ace and continues the suit, this may also give declarer the timing to scrape together seven tricks. Certainly going plus at all on this hand should be well above average for N/S.



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4 ♠AKQJ5
8
AK32
♣T76
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T863
AQ762
7
♣KQJ
♠2
KJ954
T9865
♣A2
♠974
T3
QJ4
♣98543
17
128
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 3♠  ♥1 NT5
EW: 5  ♣5 ♦6 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -500 5♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        200    4.50   0.50  3 W +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        200    4.50   0.50  3 W +2   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        650    2.00   3.00  4 W +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        650    2.00   3.00  4 W +1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        650    2.00   3.00  4 W +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
       1190    0.00   5.00  4* W +2  N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N3-Schroder-McElroy

Kenny Horneman Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Dbl2NT1Pass
3344
PassPass5All pass
  1. Four card limit raise or better

The bidding might get competitive at a high level on this hand, particularly if N/S are aggressive bidders. West has a normal 1 opening. Some North's will overcall 1, but the North hand is better than the HCP would indicate and for many pairs, the North hand is strong enough to double, planning to bid s next. For those who have been reading my analysis regularly, you might think that the East hand is our old friend the "Mixed Raise". A Mixed Raise typically shows 7-9 HCP, at least four card trump support, shortness somewhere and at least a little defense. The East hand might look perfect for this. However, with five card trump support, a side five card suit and two key honors, I think the East hand is too good for a mixed raise. If you have a way to show a Mixed raise over the opponents takeout double (which most experts do), it wouldn't be the worst bid in the world, but showing the East hand as a four card limit raise seems like the best approach to me. If East does show a Mixed Raise, West will have no reason to look for game (and given that E/W can make 11 tricks in s, this perhaps validates the idea that the East hand is too strong for a Mixed Raise.)

Assuming that East shows a four card limit raise, the distribution and honor structure of the West make the West hand better than a minimum, and West should at least make a game try of some sort. North won't be thrilled at having to bid at the three level, but should persevere with 3. East should certainly bid game over a suit game try, and South will be on the hook to decide what to do. With nothing wasted in either s or s, honors that are likely to be useful, and a fit, I think the South hand is worth bidding 4 despite holding only 3 HCP, when North has shown a strong hand with their bidding. If N/S do bid to 4, the bidding might not be done. East will recognize that their side is not likely to set 4 when West can't double and can persevere with 5. Now North will be on the spot. Some will pass, some will double and some will bid 5. As 5 is making and 5 is only going down two tricks, it turns out that bidding 5 will be best and that doubling will be a disaster. Sacrificing in 5 will not be a top for N/S as some N/S pairs will be allowed to play s at a lower level. E/W pairs should do well for bidding and making game, though top scores will go to those who are doubled in 5.



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5 ♠J62
AQT63
K95
♣K9
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K8754
KJ98
43
♣JT
♠AQ9
74
AT87
♣AQ84
♠T3
52
QJ62
♣76532
13
816
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1♣ 2 1 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
   50          4.50   0.50  3 W -1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
         90    3.00   2.00  2 E      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        100    2.00   3.00  1 N -1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        110    1.00   4.00  2♠ E      N3-Howe-Lacour vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        200    0.00   5.00  2♠ W +3   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
6 ♠97
T976
AQ53
♣KT5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQJ54
QJ
64
♣AQ42
♠32
AK853
K2
♣J763
♠KT86
42
JT987
♣98
9
1611
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 4♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2N W -2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        110    3.50   1.50  2♠ W      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        110    3.50   1.50  2♠ W      N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        170    1.50   3.50  3 E +1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        170    1.50   3.50  3 E +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        650    0.00   5.00  4 E +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
7 ♠AQJ4
4
A65
♣98642
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T97
AJ975
4
♣QJT3
♠865
KQT2
J32
♣K75
♠K32
863
KQT987
♣A
11
89
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 6 6♠ 2NT  ♥5
EW:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥6 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
  150          3.00   2.00  4 S +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  150          3.00   2.00  3 S +2   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
  150          3.00   2.00  2 S +3   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  130          1.00   4.00  3 S +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        100    0.00   5.00  5 S -1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
8 ♠K7632
QT8
A54
♣94
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠85
95
T8732
♣Q532
♠AQT9
7432
6
♣KJT8
♠J4
AKJ6
KQJ9
♣A76
9
210
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   0.00  3N S +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  400          3.50   1.50  3N S      N2-Mendel-Allred vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  400          3.50   1.50  3N S      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
  140          2.00   3.00  2 S +1   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        100    1.00   4.00  2N S -2   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        150    0.00   5.00  5 S -3   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
9 ♠J43
AT986
64
♣J72
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T876
KJ542
92
♣T8
♠K9
Q73
K75
♣AQ965
♠AQ52
-
AQJT83
♣K43
6
414
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 4/3 1 3♠ 3/2NT
       ♣7/6
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6/5 ♠4/3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.00   0.00  2 S +2   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  110          3.50   1.50  2 S +1   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
  110          3.50   1.50  1 S +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
   90          1.50   3.50  2 S      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
   90          1.50   3.50  2 S      N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        100    0.00   5.00  4 S -2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
10 ♠J9873
3
Q872
♣T85
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AKQ4
9872
KJ65
♣2
♠-
AQJT54
93
♣AQ643
♠T652
K6
AT4
♣KJ97
3
1313
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥1 ♠6 NT3
EW: 2♣ 3 5 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        620    4.50   0.50  4 E      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        620    4.50   0.50  4 E      N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        650    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        650    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        650    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        650    1.50   3.50  4 E +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
11 ♠J95
Q93
AQ62
♣K96
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠874
J5
JT843
♣874
♠QT32
AK8
K5
♣Q532
♠AK6
T7642
97
♣AJT
12
214
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          5.00   0.00  3N N      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  170          4.00   1.00  3 S +1   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
  110          2.00   3.00  2 S      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  110          2.00   3.00  2 S      N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  110          2.00   3.00  2 S      N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
         50    0.00   5.00  2♣ S -1   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
12 ♠JT852
T5
AJ84
♣43
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQ4
AKQ42
Q2
♣Q98
♠K763
J986
K3
♣AJ7
♠9
73
T9765
♣KT652
6
1912
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3♠ 4NT  ♦5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  7 W -2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        430    4.00   1.00  4N W      N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        450    1.50   3.50  5 W      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        450    1.50   3.50  4 W +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
13 ♠8753
J932
93
♣AJT
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AQ
AT865
A64
♣Q82
♠J942
K74
7
♣K9754
♠KT6
Q
KQJT852
♣63
6
167
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
EW: 5♣ 5 2♠ 2NT  ♦5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2N W -2   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
  110          4.00   1.00  3 S      N2-Mendel-Allred vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  100          3.00   2.00  4 W -1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        140    2.00   3.00  3 W      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        170    1.00   4.00  2 W +2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        300    0.00   5.00  4 N -3   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
14 ♠94
JT97653
82
♣A4
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠A7
KQ42
AQ5
♣QT96
♠KQJT5
-
KJ943
♣872
♠8632
A8
T76
♣KJ53
5
1710
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♦1 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 4♠ 4NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4♠* E -1  N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N4-Conway-Biederman
   50          3.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
   50          3.50   1.50  4♣ W -1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        230    2.00   3.00  3♠ E +3   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        420    0.50   4.50  4♠ E      N3-Howe-Lacour vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        420    0.50   4.50  4♠ E      N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
15 ♠Q53
AKT832
K4
♣94
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AT2
97
J65
♣QT876
♠KJ6
J64
AQ973
♣K5
♠9874
Q5
T82
♣AJ32
12
714
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3 2♠  ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  2 N +1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      N2-Mendel-Allred vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      N3-Howe-Lacour vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  110          2.50   2.50  2 N      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        100    0.00   5.00  2 N -1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
16 ♠86
Q8652
J96432
♣-
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q543
KJ4
A
♣QJ765
♠A2
AT93
KT85
♣983
♠KJT97
7
Q7
♣AKT42
3
1311
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
EW: 3♣ 1 2 1/2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3 E -2   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N4-Conway-Biederman
  100          3.50   1.50  2 E -1   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  100          3.50   1.50  2 E -1   N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
         50    2.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        120    1.00   4.00  2N W      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        130    0.00   5.00  3♣ W +1   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
17 ♠T743
K3
QT875
♣A8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠A
AQ76
A2
♣KJ9643
♠65
J9854
K963
♣75
♠KQJ982
T2
J4
♣QT2
9
184
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣2 ♦5/6 ♥2 NT4/6
EW: 4♣ 5  ♦6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3♠ S      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  110          4.00   1.00  2♠ S      N2-Mendel-Allred vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
   50          3.00   2.00  5♣ W -1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        300    2.00   3.00  4♠* S -2  N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        420    1.00   4.00  4 E      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        500    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -3  N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
18 ♠972
KQ9762
Q6
♣J4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠65
A54
AJ4
♣AQ765
♠K
JT8
KT98732
♣T8
♠AQJT843
3
5
♣K932
8
157
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 5  ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -400 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          4.50   0.50  4♠ S      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
  620          4.50   0.50  4♠ S      N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
  300          3.00   2.00  4♣* W -2  N7-Bernbaum-Clark vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
  200          2.00   3.00  3♠ S +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        130    1.00   4.00  3 E +1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        500    0.00   5.00  4♠* S -2  N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
19 ♠AJ8432
J872
Q4
♣7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K65
KQ3
A6
♣AKQ42
♠QT
AT954
K9
♣9863
♠97
6
JT87532
♣JT5
8
219
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦6 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
EW: 6♣ 1 6 2♠ 6NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3N W -2   N3-Howe-Lacour vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        630    4.00   1.00  3N W +1   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        650    3.00   2.00  4 E +1   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        660    2.00   3.00  3N W +2   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        690    1.00   4.00  3N W +3   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
       1370    0.00   5.00  6♣ W      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
20 ♠75
753
Q974
♣Q743
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K93
KQJ642
K3
♣T2
♠JT6
A9
AJ86
♣KJ85
♠AQ842
T8
T52
♣A96
4
1214
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 3♣ 4 5 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4 W -1   N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        150    4.00   1.00  2N E +1   N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        210    3.00   2.00  2N E +3   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        600    2.00   3.00  3N E      N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        620    1.00   4.00  4 W      N3-Howe-Lacour vs N6-Celeste-Wedding
        650    0.00   5.00  4 W +1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N4-Conway-Biederman
21 ♠KT543
Q83
42
♣742
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A
T964
AQT973
♣J6
♠J98
-
J6
♣AKQT9853
♠Q762
AKJ752
K85
♣-
5
1111
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2/1♠  ♣0 ♦0/1 NT0
EW: 7♣ 4 1NT  ♥3/2 ♠5
LoTT: 23 - 19 = +4
Par: -800 7*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    5.00   0.00  3♣ E +2   N6-Johnson-Johnson vs N5-Lewis-Houghtaling
        300    4.00   1.00  5 S -3   N5-Mueller-McCampbell vs N3-Schroder-McElroy
        400    2.50   2.50  5♣ E      N1-Carrier-Cathcart vs N2-Rooke-Maharry
        400    2.50   2.50  5♣ E      N4-Shaw-Fuller vs N1-Marquez-Olson-Forsyth
        420    1.00   4.00  5♣ E +1   N2-Mendel-Allred vs N4-Conway-Biederman
        500    0.00   5.00  5* S -2  N3-Howe-Lacour vs N6-Celeste-Wedding