- Thursday Aft - July 5, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1327 MP  Geomean: 759 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bob Bradish - Kenneth Thompson 70.60 1st A 0.90
Babette Brenner - Larry Pelletier 59.95 1st A 0.90
Jay Fuller - Judy Kupperman 54.63 2nd A 0.63
Douglas Hahn - Jeffrey Steward 54.40 2nd A 0.63
Marilyn Brett - Ronald Saltis 54.17 3rd A 0.45
Charles Clarke - Josh Rosenbluth 52.78 3rd A 0.45
Anne Conn - Susan Lang 51.16 2nd B 0.39
Buki Burke - Dagmar Ragnow 50.93 4th A 0.32
Carol Hayhurst - Joann Bowen 50.00 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>July 5, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 07/05/2018 15:58
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DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Patrick        Dawn Ligon               B    .     .     .    101.50  46.99
 2 Dagmar Ragnow          Buki Burke               B    4     3     .    110.00  50.93  0.32(A)
 3 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .    106.00  49.07
 4 Diane Di Conti         Lynn Arneill-Brown       C    .     .     .    104.50  48.38
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .     92.00  42.59
 6 Judy Kupperman         Jay Fuller               C    2     2     1    118.00  54.63  0.63(A)
 7 Babette Brenner        Larry Pelletier          B    1     1     .    129.50  59.95  0.90(A)
 8 Carole Cardinal        Alain Cardinal           C    .     .     .     96.50  44.68
 9 Josh Rosenbluth        Charles Clarke           A    3     .     .    114.00  52.78  0.45(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/2000/750  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=7/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Maurine Moore          Dennis Charles           B    .     .     .     88.50  40.97
 2 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          C    .     .     .    106.50  49.31
 3 Ronald Saltis          Marilyn Brett            A    3     .     .    117.00  54.17  0.45(A)
 4 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C    2     1     1    117.50  54.40  0.63(A)
 5 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B    .     .     .     94.00  43.52
 6 Joann Bowen            Carol Hayhurst           B    .     3     .    108.00  50.00  0.28(B)
 7 Mike Gaddis Jr         Arline Benzien           B    .     .     .     77.50  35.88
 8 Anne Conn              Susan Lang               C    4     2     .    110.50  51.16  0.39(B)
 9 Bob Bradish            Kenneth Thompson         A    1     .     .    152.50  70.60  0.90(A)
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q652
8542
83
♣AQJ
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠9843
A7
A4
♣T9652
♠AK
3
KQJT9765
♣87
♠JT7
KQJT96
2
♣K43
9
813
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣4 ♦2 NT2
EW: 1♣ 5 4NT  ♥4 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    6.50   1.50  4 E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        150    6.50   1.50  4 E +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        150    6.50   1.50  4 E +1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        150    6.50   1.50  4 E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conn-Lang
        300    4.00   4.00  5* S -2  A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A1-Moore-Charles
        400    2.00   6.00  5 E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        400    2.00   6.00  5 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        400    2.00   6.00  5 E      A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        420    0.00   8.00  5 E +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This should turn out to be a wildly competitive auction. If E-W are allowed to play in 3 NT, they will achieve the best score. They will probably avoid a club lead and rattle off the first 11 tricks. North deals and will pass. The East hand is not a preemptive hand. A simple 1 opening is sufficient. South will overcall 1 and West will make a Negative Double . North will bid either 2 or cue bid 2. East has a powerful playing hand and could try a cue-bid of 3 (or 2 if North bids 2). If South passes, West will bid 3 NT with both red aces. Either North or South will do well to bid again. South is the more likely one with the 6th heart and singleton diamond. Now, the spotlight will shift to E-W. To salvage a few match points, they need to bid on to 5. Although they can beat 4 doubled 2 tricks, they will probably just be +100. A 4 NT continuation by E-W is not likely!


2 ♠T9862
95
Q972
♣Q4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ73
K762
83
♣762
♠Q4
J43
AJ64
♣AJ95
♠A5
AQT8
KT5
♣KT83
4
713
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6/5 ♠6/5 NT6/5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A1-Moore-Charles
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  110          7.00   1.00  2♠ S      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conn-Lang
  100          4.50   3.50  3 E -2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  100          4.50   3.50  3♣ E -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    2.50   5.50  2♠ S -1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    2.50   5.50  2♠ S -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        200    0.50   7.50  2N S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        200    0.50   7.50  2♠ S -2   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
3 ♠9753
7
AQJ
♣AQT52
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠K82
T963
763
♣K43
♠AQT4
K2
T9854
♣J6
♠J6
AQJ854
K2
♣987
13
610
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 4 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          8.00   0.00  4 S      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  400          6.50   1.50  3N N      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A1-Moore-Charles
  400          6.50   1.50  5♣ N      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  300          5.00   3.00  3 W -3   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  170          4.00   4.00  2 N +2   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  120          3.00   5.00  2N N      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    1.00   7.00  3N N -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A8-Conn-Lang
         50    1.00   7.00  2N N -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A3-Saltis-Brett
4 ♠Q652
K4
KT975
♣T7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠JT9
75
Q83
♣AJ984
♠K87
A9862
J6
♣KQ6
♠A43
QJT3
A42
♣532
8
813
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥6 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  2N W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conn-Lang
  100          7.00   1.00  1N W -1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  100          7.00   1.00  1N W -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         90    5.00   3.00  1N W      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Moore-Charles
        150    2.00   6.00  1N W +2   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A3-Saltis-Brett
5 ♠KQ6
AJ62
K4
♣QJ54
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A87
K8
J98752
♣93
♠J543
Q43
Q
♣KT876
♠T92
T975
AT63
♣A2
16
88
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT3/4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          6.50   1.50  4 N      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  620          6.50   1.50  4 N      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  620          6.50   1.50  4 N      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  620          6.50   1.50  4 N      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  170          4.00   4.00  2 N +2   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Moore-Charles
  110          3.00   5.00  2 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conn-Lang
        100    1.00   7.00  4 N -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        100    1.00   7.00  4 N -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        100    1.00   7.00  3 N -1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
6 ♠J32
75
AKJ93
♣Q93
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AT65
K9
Q764
♣J82
♠KQ4
AQT82
852
♣K5
♠987
J643
T
♣AT764
11
1014
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1 2 2♠ 3NT  ♣4/5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -500 4♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3♠ W -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    6.00   2.00  2♠ W      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        110    6.00   2.00  2♠ W      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        110    6.00   2.00  2 E      A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A1-Moore-Charles
        140    3.00   5.00  3♠ W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        140    3.00   5.00  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conn-Lang
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ W +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        170    1.00   7.00  3♠ W +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        630    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
7 ♠KQ83
KT74
AJ7
♣J6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A954
Q
KT
♣A87432
♠JT72
A65
Q4
♣QT95
♠6
J9832
986532
♣K
14
139
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3  ♣3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3♠ E -3   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        110    6.00   2.00  2♠ E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Moore-Charles
        130    5.00   3.00  4♣ W      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        140    3.00   5.00  3♠ E      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A8-Conn-Lang
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        140    3.00   5.00  2♠ E +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        150    1.00   7.00  3♣ W +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        200    0.00   8.00  4 S -2   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
8 ♠Q85
J76
J942
♣K83
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K432
AK53
AT8
♣97
♠T6
942
K75
♣AQJ64
♠AJ97
QT8
Q63
♣T52
7
1410
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 5 3♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    8.00   0.00  1N E +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        170    7.00   1.00  2 W +2   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        180    6.00   2.00  2N W +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Moore-Charles
        400    5.00   3.00  3N E      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        430    2.50   5.50  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        430    2.50   5.50  3N W +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        430    2.50   5.50  3N W +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        430    2.50   5.50  3N E +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        460    0.00   8.00  3N W +2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A8-Conn-Lang

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The contract will probably hinge on West’s opening bid. Playing 14-17 NT openings, West will open 1 NT. Some might upgrade the 14 point hand and open 1 NT. I don’t see why you would upgrade but some do it routinely. If 1 NT is opened, the likely auction is 1 NT - P - 3 NT. Otherwise, it may go 1 - P - 1NT - P, P - P. There are at least ten tricks available. If West plays the hand, he could possibly make eleven tricks with soft defense. The game bidders will score well. How to get to 4 for +450 will remain a mystery.


9 ♠A65
AT64
AJ76
♣AT
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠JT743
873
QT8
♣K9
♠Q
Q5
K95
♣QJ76532
♠K982
KJ92
432
♣84
17
610
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/5
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  140          7.50   0.50  2 N +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  120          6.00   2.00  1N N +1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  110          5.00   3.00  2 N      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Saltis-Brett
         50    3.00   5.00  3N N -1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    3.00   5.00  4 N -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A1-Moore-Charles
        100    0.50   7.50  4 N -2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A8-Conn-Lang
        100    0.50   7.50  4 N -2   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A4-Steward-Hahn
10 ♠T42
98
JT8
♣AT832
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠7
AKQT
AK652
♣KQ7
♠AK8
73
Q74
♣J9654
♠QJ9653
J6542
93
♣-
5
2110
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥2 ♠5 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6/5 4 2/1♠ 6NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6N W -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A1-Moore-Charles
        170    7.00   1.00  3 W +3   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Conn-Lang
        600    6.00   2.00  5 W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        660    5.00   3.00  3N W +2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        690    3.50   4.50  3N E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        690    3.50   4.50  3N E +3   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
       1370    1.50   6.50  6 E      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
       1370    1.50   6.50  6 E      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Steward-Hahn
       1440    0.00   8.00  6N E      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A3-Saltis-Brett
11 ♠95
AJ62
AJ8
♣T942
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT7
KT9
543
♣AQ65
♠AQ642
Q87
Q7
♣KJ3
♠K83
543
KT962
♣87
10
1014
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣5 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.00   1.00  3N E -3   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A1-Moore-Charles
  150          7.00   1.00  3N E -3   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  150          7.00   1.00  4♠ E -3   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          5.00   3.00  4♠ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        140    2.00   6.00  3♠ E      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Conn-Lang
        140    2.00   6.00  2♠ E +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A3-Saltis-Brett
12 ♠KT2
J92
T9
♣K8543
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠854
AKQ753
KJ86
♣-
♠AQJ6
T8
AQ4
♣QJT2
♠973
64
7532
♣A976
7
1316
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 3♣ 6 7 7♠ 5NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1510 7♠-EW/7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  6N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        460    7.00   1.00  3N E +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        510    5.00   3.00  4 W +3   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        510    5.00   3.00  4 W +3   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        510    5.00   3.00  4 W +3   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A1-Moore-Charles
       1010    1.50   6.50  6 W +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
       1010    1.50   6.50  6 W +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Steward-Hahn
       1010    1.50   6.50  6 W +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A8-Conn-Lang
       1010    1.50   6.50  6 W +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A3-Saltis-Brett
13 ♠T75
AJ973
T986
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠A62
K84
KQ4
♣AT73
♠8
QT62
A532
♣KJ65
♠KQJ943
5
J7
♣Q942
5
1610
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4/3 ♠6 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 3 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3N W -3   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  140          7.00   1.00  3♠ S      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  100          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Moore-Charles
  100          5.00   3.00  4 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  100          5.00   3.00  5♣ E -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    3.00   5.00  3♣ W      A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        120    2.00   6.00  2N W      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Conn-Lang
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        600    0.50   7.50  3N W      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
14 ♠QJ2
97
T62
♣J8742
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T96543
-
KJ5
♣KT93
♠K87
KT864
AQ8
♣AQ
♠A
AQJ532
9743
♣65
4
718
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 ♠2 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 2/1 5♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3N E -3   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          7.00   1.00  3N E -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Moore-Charles
         90    6.00   2.00  2 E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Conn-Lang
        150    5.00   3.00  2N E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        400    3.50   4.50  3N E      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        400    3.50   4.50  3N E      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        450    0.00   8.00  4♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This should be a routine auction to 4. East deals and opens 1. West bids 1 East has a very normal 2 NT rebid. West should repeat his spades and East will raise to 4. Some Wests will make four, others five. Probably, the best approach is to try to ruff the losing club on the board. If South decides to over ruff, this will simply make life easier for declarer. If West decides to lead a spade to the king first, he will hold himself to four. He still must ruff the club loser before leading a second spade or disaster will strike. Going minus E-W will be a zero!!


15 ♠QT84
A54
2
♣97653
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠KJ32
QT9
9753
♣Q2
♠A976
J763
AKT
♣84
♠5
K82
QJ864
♣AKJT
6
812
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +600 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  3♣ S +2   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  130          5.00   3.00  4♣ S      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  130          5.00   3.00  3♣ S +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  130          5.00   3.00  2♣ S +2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  130          5.00   3.00  2♣ S +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A8-Conn-Lang
  130          5.00   3.00  2♣ S +2   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Saltis-Brett
   90          2.00   6.00  1N S      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Moore-Charles
   50          1.00   7.00  2 W -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        300    0.00   8.00  2 S -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Reitz-Hall
16 ♠K8
542
KJT9
♣T532
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T2
Q976
A8654
♣J7
♠J7643
AJ8
Q2
♣K96
♠AQ95
KT3
73
♣AQ84
7
711
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2/1 1 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3/4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  2♠ E -2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  200          7.50   0.50  2 W -2   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  150          5.50   2.50  1N S +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  150          5.50   2.50  1N S +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  130          4.00   4.00  2♣ S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  120          2.50   5.50  1N S +1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A8-Conn-Lang
  120          2.50   5.50  1N S +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A1-Moore-Charles
   90          1.00   7.00  1N S      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    0.00   8.00  1N S -1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
17 ♠J8652
K87
9
♣8432
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K974
T32
AKT52
♣5
♠AT3
AQJ65
64
♣Q97
♠Q
94
QJ873
♣AKJT6
4
1013
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥1 ♠3 NT2
EW: 4 5 4♠ 5/2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -460 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Steward-Hahn
   50          6.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
   50          6.00   2.00  4 E -1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50          6.00   2.00  4 E -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A8-Conn-Lang
        150    4.00   4.00  5♣ N -3   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        170    2.50   5.50  3 E +1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        170    2.50   5.50  3 E +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A1-Moore-Charles
        450    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        800    0.00   8.00  5♣* N -4  A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Saltis-Brett
18 ♠JT97432
9862
-
♣AJ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A8
A
AKQ763
♣6432
♠Q65
54
J984
♣KT95
♠K
KQJT73
T52
♣Q87
6
176
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠  ♣2 ♦2 NT3
EW: 3♣ 5 3NT  ♥3 ♠4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -200 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  5* W -1  A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A1-Moore-Charles
   50          6.50   1.50  5 W -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
   50          6.50   1.50  5 W -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A8-Conn-Lang
        150    5.00   3.00  4 W +1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        200    4.00   4.00  5* S -1  A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        400    1.50   6.50  3N W      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        400    1.50   6.50  5 W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        400    1.50   6.50  5 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        400    1.50   6.50  5 W      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A3-Saltis-Brett

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

This will be a very competitive auction. East deals and passes. South will surely open the bidding- either 1 or a reasonable 2, vulnerable. The most practical bid for West is 3 NT. He can hope to have eight tricks in his own hand. North will surely bid 4. East should have nothing to say, as well as South. Now, West must continue the bidding war with 5. It’s hard to see how South could compete to 5 vulnerable so it will be up to North. If he bids 5 the best E-W can do is double for +200. Any lower double will see N-S making 4 or E-W making 5!


19 ♠K87
QT
AQ863
♣AK4
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠QJT9654
J
T42
♣87
♠2
K8764
J95
♣J953
♠A3
A9532
K7
♣QT62
18
45
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 7♣ 7 5 2♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥2 ♠5 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 15 = +3
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1210          8.00   0.00  6* S     A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  990          7.00   1.00  6N S      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Conn-Lang
  590          6.00   2.00  4* S     A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A1-Moore-Charles
  490          5.00   3.00  4N S +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  460          4.00   4.00  3N N +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  170          3.00   5.00  3 N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  110          2.00   6.00  3 N      A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
         50    0.50   7.50  7N S -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
         50    0.50   7.50  6 S -1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A4-Steward-Hahn

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and opens 1. West will probably bid either 2 or 3. If he bids 2, North will bid 3. South has no alternative but to bid 3 NT. Surely, North has another bid. If he just raises to 4 NT, South probably passes. If he bids 6 NT, South should make at least 6. Double dummy, he can make 7 by smothering the J. However, if West bids 3, North will likely bid 3 NT and play it there. I don’t anticipate any pair will bid 7 NT.


20 ♠3
A64
AQ
♣K876542
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K75
82
K764
♣AJT9
♠AQJT86
KQT5
T5
♣3
♠942
J973
J9832
♣Q
13
1112
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: -/1♣ 1 1/2 4♠ 3/4NT
       ♣6/7
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Conn-Lang
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A1-Moore-Charles
  100          6.50   1.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        620    2.50   5.50  4♠ E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        620    2.50   5.50  4♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        620    2.50   5.50  4♠ E      A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        620    2.50   5.50  4♠ E      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
       1100    0.00   8.00  4♣* N -4  A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
21 ♠T652
AT
KJ6
♣A975
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K874
K4
7432
♣832
♠AJ3
J73
AT95
♣K64
♠Q9
Q98652
Q8
♣QJT
12
613
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  2♠ E -3   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  140          7.00   1.00  2 S +1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  110          4.50   3.50  2 S      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  110          4.50   3.50  2 S      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A1-Moore-Charles
  110          4.50   3.50  2 S      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  110          4.50   3.50  2 S      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          1.50   6.50  2♠ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  100          1.50   6.50  3 E -2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        100    0.00   8.00  2 S -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Conn-Lang
22 ♠JT6532
Q73
AKJ
♣4
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠974
K984
93
♣AJ92
♠A
652
QT865
♣KQ73
♠KQ8
AJT
742
♣T865
11
811
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6/5
EW: 3♣ 2 1  ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  170          7.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  170          7.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  140          3.50   4.50  3♠ N      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  140          3.50   4.50  3♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  140          3.50   4.50  3♠ N      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Moore-Charles
  140          3.50   4.50  2♠ N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
         50    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
         50    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A8-Conn-Lang
23 ♠KQ83
KJ98
QJT6
♣9
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A75
A62
K73
♣AJ74
♠J642
QT74
95
♣862
♠T9
53
A842
♣KQT53
12
163
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: -/1♣ 2/3 1NT
       ♣6/7 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +110 3-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120          8.00   0.00  2N N      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
  110          7.00   1.00  2 N +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Moore-Charles
  100          5.00   3.00  1N W -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          5.00   3.00  1N W -1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          5.00   3.00  1N W -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A8-Conn-Lang
   90          3.00   5.00  2 N      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A3-Saltis-Brett
         90    2.00   6.00  1N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    1.00   7.00  2♣ N -1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        200    0.00   8.00  2 N -2   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Steward-Hahn
24 ♠Q
AT876
94
♣K8543
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AJT
J52
K7
♣AT962
♠876
Q43
QJT85
♣QJ
♠K95432
K9
A632
♣7
9
138
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 2♠  ♦6 NT5
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          7.50   0.50  2N E -3   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A5-Reitz-Hall
  150          7.50   0.50  2N E -3   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A4-Steward-Hahn
  140          6.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A8-Conn-Lang
  100          4.50   3.50  2N E -2   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          4.50   3.50  3 E -2   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A3-Saltis-Brett
         50    2.50   5.50  3♠ S -1   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
         50    2.50   5.50  2 N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    1.00   7.00  2♣ W +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        120    0.00   8.00  2N W      A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A1-Moore-Charles
25 ♠J865
KQ74
T83
♣KT
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AT2
AJ985
Q52
♣A6
♠KQ3
63
KJ6
♣Q9752
♠974
T2
A974
♣J843
9
1511
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3 2/3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -1   A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
  100          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Saltis-Brett
  100          6.50   1.50  4 W -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
  100          6.50   1.50  3 W -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        120    4.00   4.00  1N E +1   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    2.00   6.00  2N W +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Conn-Lang
        150    2.00   6.00  2N E +1   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        150    2.00   6.00  1N E +2   A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        600    0.00   8.00  3N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Moore-Charles
26 ♠986
JT5
K87
♣Q952
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠75
A94
A963
♣KT84
♠AQJT
KQ8632
T2
♣7
♠K432
7
QJ54
♣AJ63
6
1112
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 1 4 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3 E +1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Conn-Lang
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        620    5.00   3.00  4 E      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Moore-Charles
        650    1.00   7.00  4 E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

East deals and opens either 1 or Flannery (if playing it can show 4-6 in the majors). South has a normal take out double. North could pass but will probably bid 2. East should bid 2. This should show six hearts and an unwillingness to defend 2 doubled. South has done his all. West will probably raise to 4 with his controls and the probability that the A is in front of the K. In order to get a decent score, South needs to lead a diamond. Otherwise, declarer will lead towards the K and get rid of his diamond loser. +650 for E-W will be a great score.


27 ♠632
J53
A85
♣JT65
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKQ8
K
QT92
♣AK84
♠5
QT874
KJ7643
♣3
♠JT974
A962
-
♣Q972
6
216
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠5 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  6N W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Moore-Charles
   50          7.50   0.50  6 W -1   A6-Kupperman-Fuller vs A3-Saltis-Brett
        400    5.50   2.50  5 W      A7-Brenner-Pelletier vs A5-Reitz-Hall
        400    5.50   2.50  5 E      A8-Cardinal-Cardinal vs A7-Gaddis Jr-Benzien
        430    4.00   4.00  3N W +1   A4-Di Conti-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Conn-Lang
        460    2.00   6.00  5N W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Bowen-Hayhurst
        460    2.00   6.00  3N W +2   A2-Ragnow-Burke vs A4-Steward-Hahn
        460    2.00   6.00  3N W +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Clarke vs A9-Bradish-Thompson
        490    0.00   8.00  3N W +3   A1-Patrick-Ligon vs A2-Salvatore-Ellenberger