- Saturday Morn - July 7, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1522 MP  Geomean: 1072 MP
(based on 24 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Kenneth Thompson - Larry Pelletier 74.58 1st A 0.60
Dagmar Ragnow - Maurine Moore 60.83 1st A 0.60
Bob Bradish - Josh Rosenbluth 59.58 2nd A 0.42
George Peckham - Nancy Wood 53.75 2nd A 0.42
Buki Burke - Carol Hayhurst 52.50 2nd B 0.22
Kenneth Vandiver - Marsha Vandiver 42.08 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>July 7, 2018       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 07/07/2018 14:37
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/1000 |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=4/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Nancy Wood             George Peckham           B    2     1     .     64.50  53.75  0.42(A)
 2 Babette Brenner        Nancy Hall               C    .     .     .     62.00  51.67
 3 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    .     .     .     51.50  42.92
 4 Helen Elardo           Teresa Moore             B    .     .     .     46.00  38.33
 5 Dagmar Ragnow          Maurine Moore            A    1     .     .     73.00  60.83  0.60(A)
 6 Carol Hayhurst         Buki Burke               C    .     2     1     63.00  52.50  0.22(B)
                                          Totals                         360.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/1000 |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=4/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Larry Pelletier        Kenneth Thompson         B    1     1     .     89.50  74.58  0.60(A)
 2 Anita McDermott        Darlene Yeowell          C    .     .     .     42.00  35.00
 3 Bob Bradish            Josh Rosenbluth          A    2     .     .     71.50  59.58  0.42(A)
 4 Kenneth Vandiver       Marsha Vandiver          C    .     2     1     50.50  42.08  0.24(C)
 5 Joe Conti              Marilyn Brett            A    .     .     .     64.50  53.75
 6 Dennis Charles         Floyd Richards           C    .     .     .     42.00  35.00
                                          Totals                         360.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A654
A96
A
♣AT742
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠972
KJ72
J85
♣K96
♠J8
Q85
KT72
♣Q853
♠KQT3
T43
Q9643
♣J
16
88
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 3 4♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥4 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  420          4.00   1.00  4♠ N      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
  200          3.00   2.00  3♠ S +2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  170          1.50   3.50  3♠ S +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
  170          1.50   3.50  3♠ N +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
         50    0.00   5.00  4♠ S -1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A5-Conti-Brett

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
Pass4All pass 

For the auction please see later hands in this set discussion the Walsh response methods. Basically, responder bids a major suit in response to an opening bid of 1 unless the hand is worth forcing to game, in which case a longer diamond suit can be bid first.

North has the values to jump to game in spades, but might also choose to reverse into hearts first. Aces are great cards, undervalued by the 4321 scale introduced by Bryant McCampbell, and should selectively be evaluated as more valuable based on the length of the suit in which they are held and the degree to which they interact with other honors. I'd evaluate the North hand as being worth about 20 "points" in support of spades, justifying a game bid.



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2 ♠QT5
9754
AJ9
♣A92
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJ2
K3
Q752
♣KQ76
♠874
AJT86
K63
♣T4
♠A963
Q2
T84
♣J853
11
148
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1/2 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         90    5.00   0.00  1N W      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        110    4.00   1.00  2 E      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A5-Conti-Brett
        120    2.50   2.50  1N W +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        120    2.50   2.50  1N W +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
        150    0.50   4.50  2N W +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
        150    0.50   4.50  1N W +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1Pass
1NTPassPassPass

East has just enough to pass 1NT and not insist on hearts as trump. Instead of applying some random set of rules to bidding, such as "never rebid a five-card suit" or "always rebid a five-card suit," try to envision the value of the hand as trumps only versus using the suit in notrump play. Here the K, outside of opener's suit, along with reasonable spot cards, suggests that the suit might play well in notrump and that the K will be useful in notrump play. Note that even opposite xx, the promising AJTxx combination will find at least one honor onside 75% of the time, making the suit promising for the development of tricks in notrump.

The idea may not work out, but at least they are factors in making a decision. Today notrump is the better spot. Despite the loss of connection to the heart suit when the finesse for the Q loses, the outside K provides an entry back to the trick suit.

A 2 rebid over 1NT puts the pair in the same position as a weak notrump pair, selecting hearts as a trump suit with fewer bids. As such, 2 is the less adventurous approach, which will be rewarded when things are unfortunately placed for declarer. However, when suits are favorable, notrump will provide rewards worthy of a matchpoint player.



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3 ♠Q52
432
T94
♣AT83
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A963
KT97
AJ
♣Q52
♠KJ8
AQJ6
KQ732
♣7
♠T74
85
865
♣KJ964
6
1416
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦0 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 2♣ 6 6 6♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -1430 6♠-EW/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        660    5.00   0.00  3N E +2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        680    3.50   1.50  4 E +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        680    3.50   1.50  4 E +2   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A5-Conti-Brett
        710    2.00   3.00  4 E +3   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
       1430    1.00   4.00  6 W      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
       1460    0.00   5.00  6 E +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
1NTPass2Pass
3Pass3Pass
4Pass4NTPass
5Pass6All pass

The auction given will surprise most club players and even those more serious types who respond to 1 "up-the-line." Players familiar with Walsh concepts (after Richard Walsh, a leading West Coast player of the 1960's) will appreciate the benefits of this one part of his system that has endured.. Begin with the fundamental principle that the investigation for the proper "strain" (suit or notrump) begins with finding a major suit fit, and that the strength of the hand can generally wait for most hands. For hands that are not slammish or above average game forcing, the first duty of responder is offer a major suit for consideration as trump. In response to 1, most hands with four or more diamonds AND a four card major will respond in the major suit, leaving diamonds to take care of themselves in the general pattern of the hand. A Walsh opening bidder has no obligation to rebid a major suit after 1-1, and should simply show the general pattern of the hand. In the diagram, West has a balanced 14 HCP hand and should show that with a 1NT rebid over East's 1 response.

Next, East bids 2 as a "reverse," showing at least game forcing values, and then the auction can proceed in a leisurely fashion, using control bidding until East feels comfortable in employing 1430 Roman Keycard Blackwood .

The slam is virtual lock, not needing the spade finesse for twelve tricks, but using it to take all thirteen if the defense begins with a spade lead.



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4 ♠7
QJ43
Q93
♣Q8763
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠QT986
5
KT842
♣T9
♠AJ54
KT2
A76
♣KJ4
♠K32
A9876
J5
♣A52
7
516
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/1  ♦4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
        140    2.50   2.50  2♠ E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    2.50   2.50  2♠ E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A5-Conti-Brett
        170    0.50   4.50  2♠ E +2   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
        170    0.50   4.50  2♠ E +2   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1NTPass
2Pass3All pass

Super Acceptances to Jacoby Transfers are useful in bidding close games or developing a basis for slam investigation. Where there is any weakness is in reaching the three level and failing when responder is particularly weak. Marty Bergen suggested long ago that the LAW of Total Tricks protects against bad results by following "the Law" because that would generally mean that the defense can make a better score by bidding themselves in another strain. However, that argument depends on active bidding by the defense, not always present (despite aggressive modern bidding and the existence of many conventions to combat 1NT, sometimes you just get to play your contracts.

Bergen's original thesis was to jump to three of the major suit with a MINIMUM and four trumps, bid 2NT with a maximum and four with 4333 pattern, and bid a new suit to show four trumps, a maximum hand and a doubleton in the bid suit. That system actually has worked well, but as you must be aware, nothing good goes without tinkering -- many good players worry about opener disclosing his hand during the auction, so they suggest that 2NT show a maximum with four trumps and any pattern, so that responder can sign off in three of the major using re-transfers with a minimum or bidding game or control-bidding after re-transferring with stronger hands.

Couple either of the above methods with granting declarer some discretion -- never superaccept with three trumps or a really disgraceful opening 1NT bid and you have a workable method, gaining when gains are useful.

In the diagrammed deal the K and the A are poorly situated, so declarer will have to guess the club suit to make the contract. Presumably West did not get too excited by the superaccept and bid the hopeless game. East should have put the hand in the medium range, for the 4333 pattern and scattered values are unlikely all to be working.



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5 ♠A864
AJT5
6
♣KQ97
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQJT95
Q96
KT
♣63
♠732
K3
QJ42
♣A852
♠-
8742
A98753
♣JT4
14
1110
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3  ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.00   0.00  4♠* W -2  A1-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Charles-Richards
  100          3.50   1.50  4♠ W -2   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
  100          3.50   1.50  4♠ W -2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
        110    2.00   3.00  2♠ W      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    1.00   4.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        200    0.00   5.00  4* N -1  A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1
23PassPass
Pass   

A "Walsh" hand benefits the opening side by getting the major into the auction early. Had South responded a pedestrian 1 over 1, 2 would have bought the pot.

Good for East if he makes the right choice by bidding 3 over the 3 bid, reaching the "par" result when doubled by North. It isn't so clear to bid 3, despite holding three baby spades, but reliance on the "LAW" of Total Tricks will see East to the proper theoretical destination.

How that turns out in practice is likely to be less impressive, for the correctness of the sacrifice against a part score will not always pay when the field is not bidding the part score against which the sacrifice is made. Hence the benefit of the Walsh response. Perhaps East should try to defeat the part score, instead.

Of such hands are matchpoint results made.



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6 ♠98643
863
T
♣8764
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AQT2
Q5
Q54
♣QT93
♠7
AKT4
AJ982
♣AK5
♠KJ5
J972
K763
♣J2
0
1219
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦1 ♥1 ♠2 NT1
EW: 7♣ 6 6/5 5/4♠ 6NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -2140 7♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        660    5.00   0.00  3N E +2   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        690    3.50   1.50  3N E +3   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Charles-Richards
        690    3.50   1.50  3N E +3   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
       1440    1.00   4.00  6N W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
       1440    1.00   4.00  6N W      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
       1440    1.00   4.00  6N E      A4-Elardo-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3!Pass4Pass
4Pass4NT1Pass
6All pass  
  1. Trump queen ask

In reverse auctions it is of primary importance to support opener's first bid suit, which promises to be at least five cards in length, so Qxx is ample support. When holding useful values, responder should show that support by bidding opener's suit immediately. When holding an absolute minimum, without game prospects, some sort of artificial slowing method should be employed, such as a Lebensohl 2NT. Thus, 3 directly forces game and almost suggests slam investigation.

East is happy to investigate, so employs 1430 Minorwood and after a one step response follows Kantar's formula -- by the Minorwood initiator, 4NT is ALWAYS the queen ask (when available).

West acknowledges the diamond queen but denies a side suit king, and East, knowing that one key card is missing, subsides.



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7 ♠QJT97
QT9865
-
♣Q5
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A5
K4
Q973
♣JT642
♠K2
32
AK6542
♣987
♠8643
AJ7
JT8
♣AK3
7
1010
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 3NT  ♥3 ♠3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +200 4NT*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          4.50   0.50  4♠ N      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  620          4.50   0.50  4♠ N      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  170          2.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  170          2.50   2.50  3 N +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Charles-Richards
  100          1.00   4.00  5 E -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
        200    0.00   5.00  5♠ N -2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
8 ♠4
QT9
AKJ54
♣T863
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T732
A732
T
♣KQ42
♠J95
KJ6
863
♣AJ75
♠AKQ86
854
Q972
♣9
10
910
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦2 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          5.00   0.00  4 N      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A6-Charles-Richards
  110          3.50   1.50  3 S      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
  110          3.50   1.50  3 N      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
   50          2.00   3.00  2♣ E -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
         50    1.00   4.00  3 N -1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        100    0.00   5.00  1N N -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
9 ♠KT4
J95
A652
♣Q43
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AQ832
Q7
QJ98
♣JT
♠J6
832
T43
♣87652
♠975
AKT64
K7
♣AK9
10
121
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 2 5 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥1 ♠4 NT2
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          5.00   0.00  4 S +1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  430          4.00   1.00  3N S +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
  420          2.00   3.00  4 S      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Conti-Brett
  420          2.00   3.00  4 S      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
  420          2.00   3.00  4 S      A4-Elardo-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  200          0.00   5.00  3 S +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
10 ♠AK942
AT86
4
♣A76
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠7
J
AQT9765
♣Q532
♠863
Q32
83
♣KJT84
♠QJT5
K9754
KJ2
♣9
15
96
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6 6♠ 5NT  ♣4 ♦4/5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥1 ♠0 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +1400 7*-EW/7♣*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680          4.50   0.50  5 N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  680          4.50   0.50  4 S +2   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Conti-Brett
  650          2.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  650          2.50   2.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
  620          1.00   4.00  4♠ N      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        100    0.00   5.00  6 S -1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
3Dbl4All pass

North might be tempted to overcall the five card spade suit, but with such good support for hearts and even clubs, the double seems more flexible. Despite the jump to 4, North should recall South's original pass and not get overly excited. South hand the opportunity to make an even stronger bid than 4.

Should South make 6? Yes! Given the preempt, when getting around to playing the trump suit, declarer should visualize West has having fewer vacant spaces for trumps, playing hearts ace first, and when the J falls on the first round, apply "restricted choice" to finesse against the trump queen, raking in enough tricks to regret not bidding the "cold" slam.

But simply applying the Restricted Choice principle will ensure a good enough score at matchpoints, says here.



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11 ♠KJT6
9
A94
♣J8753
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠54
AKJT7654
63
♣K
♠AQ92
Q3
QJ872
♣AQ
♠873
82
KT5
♣T9642
9
1117
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
EW: 3 5 2♠ 5NT  ♣6
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   1.00  6 W -1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
   50          4.00   1.00  6 W -1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
   50          4.00   1.00  6 W -1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
        450    1.00   4.00  4 W +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Conti-Brett
        450    1.00   4.00  4 W +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        450    1.00   4.00  4 W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
4PassPassPass

West might choose to open 1 rather than 4, but with a questionable club value as the only factor distinguishing the hand as an opening bid rather than a preempt, the preempt can be chosen without fear of preempting opener's side. Had that value been the A, then 1 would have been the clear choice.

East has scattered values and ought not worry about slam, trusting partner's evaluation of the hand as preemptive more than offensive. Even if West's minor suit holdings were reversed, improving prospects, the resulting change in the opponents' holdings would likely offer an opening lead opportunity to defeat the slam (give South the K in exchange for the relinquished K).



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12 ♠982
K6
K983
♣AJ92
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠K5
973
QJ7542
♣53
♠QJ3
T85
AT
♣KT764
♠AT764
AQJ42
6
♣Q8
11
610
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 1 3 4/3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   0.00  4♠ S      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A6-Charles-Richards
  170          4.00   1.00  3♠ S +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  140          2.50   2.50  3♠ S      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
  140          2.50   2.50  3♠ N      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A5-Conti-Brett
        100    0.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    0.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
13 ♠A9642
5
QT985
♣43
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠K
AKJT3
K62
♣J985
♠QJT
982
743
♣AT62
♠8753
Q764
AJ
♣KQ7
6
157
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT4/5
EW: 2♣ 3 2NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  2♠ N      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  100          4.00   1.00  3♣ E -1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A6-Charles-Richards
        100    3.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    2.00   3.00  3 W      A4-Elardo-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        200    0.50   4.50  3♠ N -2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
        200    0.50   4.50  2♠ N -2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
14 ♠62
T974
J82
♣AJT8
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ953
KJ8
QT7
♣96
♠KJ874
Q52
6
♣Q542
♠T
A63
AK9543
♣K73
6
128
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2  ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣5 ♦4 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
   50          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
   50          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
         50    2.00   3.00  5 S -1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        140    0.50   4.50  3♠ W      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A6-Charles-Richards
        140    0.50   4.50  3♠ W      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
15 ♠QJ2
K42
JT876
♣52
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K963
87
54
♣AJT83
♠A85
AQJ5
K32
♣Q64
♠T74
T963
AQ9
♣K97
7
816
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥3 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5/4♣ 1 4/3 5/4♠ 5/4NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -460 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        180    4.50   0.50  2N E +2   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        180    4.50   0.50  2N E +2   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        210    3.00   2.00  2N E +3   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A6-Charles-Richards
        400    2.00   3.00  3N E      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        430    1.00   4.00  3N E +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
        460    0.00   5.00  3N E +2   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
16 ♠QJT
QT642
T5
♣KQ8
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠943
853
86
♣JT752
♠A8765
J97
73
♣A63
♠K2
AK
AKQJ942
♣94
10
19
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 5 5 3♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          4.50   0.50  5N S      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  460          4.50   0.50  3N S +2   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A6-Charles-Richards
  430          2.50   2.50  3N N +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  430          2.50   2.50  3N N +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A5-Conti-Brett
  420          1.00   4.00  5 S +1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  150          0.00   5.00  2 N +3   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
17 ♠QT8742
83
J843
♣4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K9
T64
T952
♣AKQ8
♠A63
KQ2
AK6
♣6532
♠J5
AJ975
Q7
♣JT97
3
1216
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 3 4NT  ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        400    4.50   0.50  3N E      A4-Elardo-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        400    4.50   0.50  3N E      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A5-Conti-Brett
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
18 ♠J8
AKQ98
K
♣Q9865
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T764
J2
AJ8652
♣J
♠AQ5
764
73
♣A7432
♠K932
T53
QT94
♣KT
15
710
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2NT  ♦5 ♠6
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   0.00  4 N      A1-Wood-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  170          3.50   1.50  3 N +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A5-Conti-Brett
  170          3.50   1.50  3 N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
  140          1.50   3.50  2 N +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  140          1.50   3.50  2 N +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        400    0.00   5.00  4 N -4   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
19 ♠J
K
Q982
♣AQJ9842
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q76
AQ9654
AJ
♣K7
♠T42
873
7543
♣T63
♠AK9853
JT2
KT6
♣5
13
160
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 3♠ 4NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.00   0.00  5♣ N +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  400          3.50   1.50  5♣ N      A2-Brenner-Hall vs A5-Conti-Brett
  400          3.50   1.50  5♣ N      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
  300          2.00   3.00  4 W -3   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  150          1.00   4.00  3♣ N +2   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
         50    0.00   5.00  5 S -1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
20 ♠9
KJ6
AQ3
♣AQJ874
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J875
T97
T985
♣T9
♠AQT32
A84
K72
♣32
♠K64
Q532
J64
♣K65
17
113
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 2 5/4 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +650 5-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          5.00   0.00  3♣ N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Charles-Richards
        100    2.00   3.00  3N S -1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
        100    2.00   3.00  3N S -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        100    2.00   3.00  3N S -1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    2.00   3.00  4 N -1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A5-Conti-Brett
        100    2.00   3.00  5♣ N -1   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
21 ♠A94
Q
AQT8
♣AT985
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J
986543
K64
♣K74
♠632
KJT2
7532
♣QJ
♠KQT875
A7
J9
♣632
16
77
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 7♠ 6NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥6 ♠0 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +2210 7♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  710          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  710          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  710          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Conti-Brett
  710          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  710          3.00   2.00  4♠ S +3   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A6-Charles-Richards
  650          0.00   5.00  4♠ S +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
22 ♠K963
KT
AKQJ
♣A95
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QT742
QJ765
83
♣T
♠AJ8
A98
9654
♣863
♠5
432
T72
♣KQJ742
20
59
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 4/3 4/1NT  ♥4 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣2 ♦2 NT3
LoTT: 20 - 17 = +3
Par: +430 4NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          4.50   0.50  3N N +2   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  460          4.50   0.50  3N N +2   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A6-Charles-Richards
  430          2.00   3.00  3N N +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  430          2.00   3.00  3N N +1   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  430          2.00   3.00  3N N +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Conti-Brett
  180          0.00   5.00  2N N +2   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
23 ♠AJ54
A9
J8
♣AQT43
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q8
KJT8653
6
♣975
♠KT93
Q
KT974
♣J62
♠762
742
AQ532
♣K8
16
69
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 3♠ 3NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦4 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  3* W -2  A1-Wood-Peckham vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
  200          4.00   1.00  3 W -2   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
  130          3.00   2.00  4 S      A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Conti-Brett
  110          1.50   3.50  3 S      A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A6-Charles-Richards
  110          1.50   3.50  3♣ N      A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth
  100          0.00   5.00  3 W -1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
24 ♠A64
93
A963
♣K965
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QJ5
AQJT7
JT7
♣83
♠82
K6
KQ842
♣AQJ4
♠KT973
8542
5
♣T72
11
1115
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 2 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  5 E -2   A2-Brenner-Hall vs A4-Vandiver-Vandiver
        180    4.00   1.00  2N W +2   A6-Hayhurst-Burke vs A6-Charles-Richards
        430    1.50   3.50  3N W +1   A1-Wood-Peckham vs A2-McDermott-Yeowell
        430    1.50   3.50  3N W +1   A4-Elardo-Moore vs A1-Pelletier-Thompson
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A3-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Conti-Brett
        430    1.50   3.50  3N E +1   A5-Ragnow-Moore vs A3-Bradish-Rosenbluth