- Tuesday Aft - July 10, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1147 MP  Geomean: 369 MP
(based on 43 players, 5 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 63.26 2.07 Red, 2.06 Blk
Alan Curtis - Dawn Ligon 62.88 1.55 Red, 1.55 Blk
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 62.69 1.25 Red, 1.24 Blk
Allen Dahl - Maurine Moore 61.93 0.87 Red, 0.87 Blk
Nancy Hall - Rosemary Reitz 59.85 0.94 Red, 0.93 Blk
Bob Bradish - Charles Clarke 57.95 0.52 Red, 0.51 Blk
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 57.58 0.71 Red, 0.70 Blk
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Douglas Hahn - Jeffrey Steward 54.17 0.53 Red, 0.53 Blk
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 53.41 0.40 Red, 0.39 Blk
Buki Burke - Charles Patrick 53.22 0.36 Red, 0.36 Blk
Joan Murdoch - Nancy Spelke 52.46 0.22 Red, 0.22 Blk
Harry Anand - Katarina Bernbaum 52.08 0.40 Red, 0.39 Blk
Evelyn Fox - Richard Fox 52.08 0.18 Red, 0.17 Blk
Larry Hartley - Pete Dowler 49.62 0.31 Red, 0.30 Blk
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>July 10, 2018      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 07/10/2018 15:54
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Tom Ciacio      |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=9/C=3                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Pete Dowler            Larry Hartley            C       Q   Q    .     .     4   |   .     .     1    131.00  49.62  0.31Red
                                                                                                                        0.30Blk
 2 Charles Patrick        Buki Burke               B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   4     3     .    140.50  53.22  0.36Red
                                                                                                                        0.36Blk
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Dick Zizic               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    123.50  46.78
 4 Robert Carrier         Parker Mann              C           Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .    109.50  41.48
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     89.00  33.71
 6 Iris Acutt             Lynn Arneill-Brown       C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    100.50  38.07
 7 Rosemary Reitz         Nancy Hall               B   Q   Q        5     2     .   |   3     2     .    158.00  59.85  0.94Red
                                                                                                                        0.93Blk
 8 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B   Q   Q        3     1     .   |   2     1     .    165.50  62.69  1.25Red
                                                                                                                        1.24Blk
 9 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A   Q            1     .     .   |   1     .     .    167.00  63.26  2.07Red
                                                                                                                        2.06Blk
10 Arline Benzien         Joann Bowen              A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    136.00  51.52
11 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    125.00  47.35
12 Nancy Spelke           Joan Murdoch             B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   5     4     .    138.50  52.46  0.22Red
                                                                                                                        0.22Blk
                                          Totals                                                        1584.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=9/C=6                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Jeffrey Steward        Douglas Hahn             C   Q   Q   Q    .     4     2   |   5     2     2    143.00  54.17  0.53Red
                                                                                                                        0.53Blk
 2 Judy Shaw              Colleen Conway           C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     73.50  27.84
 3 Maurine Moore          Allen Dahl               A   Q            4     .     .   |   2     .     .    163.50  61.93  0.87Red
                                                                                                                        0.87Blk
 4 Bob Deal               Michele Houghtaling      C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     70.00  26.52
 5 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B   Q   Q        .     5     .   |   .     3     .    141.00  53.41  0.40Red
                                                                                                                        0.39Blk
 6 Harry Anand            Katarina Bernbaum        C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     3   |   .    4/5    .    137.50  52.08  0.40Red
                                                                                                                        0.39Blk
 7 Bob Bradish            Charles Clarke           A   Q            6     .     .   |   3     .     .    153.00  57.95  0.52Red
                                                                                                                        0.51Blk
 8 John Anderson          Gary Feldman             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    120.50  45.64
 9 Alan Curtis            Dawn Ligon               A   Q            2     .     .   |   1     .     .    166.00  62.88  1.55Red
                                                                                                                        1.55Blk
10 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .    4/5    .    137.50  52.08  0.18Red
                                                                                                                        0.17Blk
11 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   Q   Q   Q    .     3     1   |   4     1     1    152.00  57.58  0.71Red
                                                                                                                        0.70Blk
12 N Dennis Berg          Hal Saunders             B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    126.50  47.92
                                          Totals                                                        1584.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠KT7
AJT8
65
♣K764
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q985
732
AKT9
♣T8
♠4
Q964
J872
♣QJ32
♠AJ632
K5
Q43
♣A95
11
96
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 4♠ 2/3NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          9.50   1.50  4♠ S      A2-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  420          9.50   1.50  4♠ S      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  420          9.50   1.50  4♠ S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  420          9.50   1.50  4♠ S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          6.50   4.50  2♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Fox-Fox
  140          6.50   4.50  2♠ S +1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    3.50   7.50  4♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Shaw-Conway
         50    3.50   7.50  4♠ S -1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
         50    3.50   7.50  4♠ S -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    3.50   7.50  3♠ S -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    1.00  10.00  4♠ S -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        200    0.00  11.00  4♠ N -4   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A7-Bradish-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Pass21Pass22
Pass23Pass24
Pass4All pass 
  1. Drury
  2. full opening hand
  3. testing for 4-4 heart fit
  4. no extra values

This week starts off with a nice third seat opening auction, but with spades splitting 4-1 the play is a little tricky.

Bidding* Some might open North's hand with 11 high card points , but first seat openings especially playing Two Over One Game Force should be a 7 loser hand. In the auction here South with 14 hcp opens the bidding 1 and North responds 2 (artificial) as Drury convention showing 3-card support for spades and limit raise values, asking South to further describe his hand. South's rebid of 2 (artificial) shows a full opening hand. With 12 support points some might just bid 4, but North here as captain of this auction bids 2 exploring the auction (some might take 2 as a game try). South's rebid of 2 shows a minimal opening hand i.e., no extra values, and North just bids 4.

4 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WA583
2. WK624
3. W1043A
4. S28104
5. NK735
6. N7JA9
7. SK284
8. S53A6
9. NJQ67
10. S58K2
11. N1099Q
12. W96QQ
13. SJ107J
Made 4 — NS +420

Play* After West cashes the AK West switches to 10. Declarer wins in hand with the A keeping the K in dummy as an entry for hearts. Declarer (South) finesse West for the Q and after cashing the K finds out about the 4-1 spade split. Declarer cashes the third spade and plays on hearts playing East for length in hearts and the Q. This play forces West to trump in with the Q (putting a loser club on the loser spade), allowing South's two remaining spades to be use to cash South's last winning diamond.

* Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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2 ♠K
AJ7432
KT95
♣A9
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T32
86
AQ
♣KQT654
♠A984
KQT9
876
♣82
♠QJ765
5
J432
♣J73
15
119
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1  ♣5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 1♣ -/3NT
       ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6/9
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -200 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         11.00   0.00  3 N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  100         10.00   1.00  3♣ W -2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    9.00   2.00  2♣ W      A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    6.50   4.50  2 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A10-Fox-Fox
        100    6.50   4.50  2 N -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        100    6.50   4.50  2 N -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
        100    6.50   4.50  2 N -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        150    4.00   7.00  2N E +1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        200    1.50   9.50  3 N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        200    1.50   9.50  3 N -2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        200    1.50   9.50  3 N -2   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        200    1.50   9.50  4 N -2   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
3 ♠T832
832
Q9
♣QT72
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQ97
AKT5
KJ82
♣8
♠J5
QJ94
3
♣AKJ653
♠A64
76
AT7654
♣94
4
1612
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2/3 5 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140   11.00   0.00  3♠ W      A2-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        600    9.50   1.50  3N W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
        600    9.50   1.50  3N W      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        620    8.00   3.00  4 E      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        630    6.50   4.50  3N W +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        630    6.50   4.50  3N W +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        650    3.50   7.50  5 E      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        650    3.50   7.50  4 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        650    3.50   7.50  4 E +1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        650    3.50   7.50  4 E +1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        680    0.50  10.50  4 W +2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        680    0.50  10.50  4 E +2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A10-Fox-Fox

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass21Pass
2Pass3Pass
32Pass43All pass
  1. Two Over One Game Force
  2. extra values
  3. no interest beyond game

This should be an easy deal to bid. West has a great hand and opens the bidding 1 with plans to force the bidding. WOW when partner East responds 2 as a 2/1 Game Force, West has visions of sugar plums dancing (ok, has excitement and joy) but it should be apparent this is not right!

Bidding* West with 16 high card points and 4-4-4-1 shape opens the bidding 1 and East responds 2 as 2/1 Game Forcing. West bids 2 (4-card suits up the line) and East raises 3. West makes a valiant effort to show extra values with 3 but West should know that there is a mismatch ... if East has 5 clubs and 4 hearts and has values in the suits bid East's remaining 4 cards would have to be magical to to match up values. When East bids 4, West finally gets the message and passes.

4 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N25A7
2. SA893
3. S698J
4. E47102
5. W2QQ10
6. EJ658
7. E95A3
8. W810A4
9. EK9Q2
10. E67K7
11. WK3J4
12. WK1056
13. WJQ34
Made 5 — NS −650

Play* Missing two aces this is not hard to play.

* Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com



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4 ♠J96
A53
KQ
♣AJT76
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQ5
KT8
AJT98
♣85
♠KT4
Q76
7532
♣Q92
♠8732
J942
64
♣K43
15
147
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦4 ♠6
EW: 3  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         11.00   0.00  3 W -1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A1-Steward-Hahn
         90    9.00   2.00  2 W      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A12-Berg-Saunders
         90    9.00   2.00  2 W      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    9.00   2.00  2 W      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        100    6.50   4.50  1N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    6.50   4.50  1N N -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A10-Fox-Fox
        110    3.50   7.50  3 W      A2-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        110    3.50   7.50  3 W      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        110    3.50   7.50  2 W +1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        110    3.50   7.50  2 W +1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        120    1.00  10.00  1N W +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        200    0.00  11.00  3♣ N -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
5 ♠J842
A
J84
♣AK843
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQT953
T76
K65
♣J
♠6
Q9852
AQ92
♣972
♠A7
KJ43
T73
♣QT65
13
98
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 2NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♦6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  1N N +2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  120         10.00   1.00  1N N +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          8.00   3.00  3♣ N      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  110          8.00   3.00  3♣ N      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  110          8.00   3.00  2♣ N +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  100          6.00   5.00  3 E -2   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A10-Fox-Fox
   50          3.50   7.50  2♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Berg-Saunders
   50          3.50   7.50  2♠ W -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Shaw-Conway
   50          3.50   7.50  2♠ W -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
   50          3.50   7.50  3 E -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        100    1.00  10.00  3N N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        140    0.00  11.00  2♠ W +1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
6 ♠A7
T54
KQ74
♣J852
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠94
Q9832
AJ92
♣K7
♠KJ85
J6
865
♣QT63
♠QT632
AK7
T3
♣A94
10
107
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥5/6 ♠4/5 NT5/6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         11.00   0.00  3N S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  200         10.00   1.00  2 W -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  150          9.00   2.00  1N N +2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  120          7.50   3.50  2N N      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  120          7.50   3.50  1N N +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ S      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    5.00   6.00  2♠ S -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        100    3.00   8.00  3N S -2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    3.00   8.00  2N S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        100    3.00   8.00  2N S -2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        150    0.50  10.50  3N S -3   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A10-Fox-Fox
        150    0.50  10.50  3N S -3   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
7 ♠852
85
AKT84
♣Q97
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠Q64
KQ974
52
♣532
♠A9
2
963
♣AKJT864
♠KJT73
AJT63
QJ7
♣-
9
712
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1 3♠ 1/-NT
       ♣4 NT7/5
EW: 3/2♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠4/3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620         11.00   0.00  4♠ S      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  500         10.00   1.00  5♣* E -2  A4-Carrier-Mann vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  140          8.00   3.00  3♠ S      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A10-Fox-Fox
  140          8.00   3.00  3♠ S      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  140          8.00   3.00  3♠ S      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  100          6.00   5.00  5♣ W -1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        100    3.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    3.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        100    3.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    3.00   8.00  3♠ S -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        100    3.00   8.00  3♠ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        300    0.00  11.00  3N N -3   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Steward-Hahn
8 ♠AT9742
J3
A
♣AQ53
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q3
AQ5
T9842
♣KJ4
♠86
T8642
KJ3
♣872
♠KJ5
K97
Q765
♣T96
15
124
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 1 4/5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480         10.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A10-Fox-Fox
  480         10.50   0.50  4♠ N +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  450          8.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  450          8.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  450          8.00   3.00  4♠ N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  420          5.00   6.00  4♠ S      A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  420          5.00   6.00  4♠ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  420          5.00   6.00  4♠ N      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          3.00   8.00  3♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  170          1.50   9.50  3♠ N +1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  170          1.50   9.50  2♠ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    0.00  11.00  4♠ N -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Steward-Hahn
9 ♠8762
-
QT732
♣QJ83
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T95
KJ4
J9
♣AKT72
♠4
QT832
8654
♣954
♠AKQJ3
A9765
AK
♣6
5
122
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 1 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥5 ♠1 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980         11.00   0.00  6♠ S      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  480          7.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  450          3.50   7.50  4♠ S +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  450          3.50   7.50  4♠ S +1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Fox-Fox
  420          2.00   9.00  4♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  230          1.00  10.00  3♠ S +3   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A3-Moore-Dahl
         50    0.00  11.00  6♠ S -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A12-Berg-Saunders

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass21
Pass22Pass2
Pass3Pass43
Pass54Pass6
All pass   
  1. strong and forcing
  2. waiting
  3. control bid (slam invitational)
  4. asking about spade controls

This is not an easy slam to bid

Bidding* South opens the bidding 2 and West has a hard time overcalling 2 holding a single suited minor (especially clubs). North responds 2 as waiting and South rebids 2 as natural. North raised in spades to 3 (not 4). South's bid or 4 is a control bid. North with 10 support points for spades could have made a control bid of 4, but chooses to invite slam in spades with 5 asking South about his quality in spades and South holding AKQJx bids 6.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WK346
2. WA853
3. SA524
4. SK962
5. SQ1076
6. SA928
7. SA4310
8. SKJQ5
9. S5J83
10. N10462
11. N78710
12. NQ997
13. NJQJK
Made 6 — NS +980

Play* There is not much to the play of this slam, especially after West attempts to cash the AK. South has and easy play after trumping the second club and pulling spades, playing two round of diamond dropping the J.

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10 ♠KQJT
JT72
KJ6
♣A4
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠98752
KQ93
82
♣J6
♠643
8
AT54
♣KQ985
♠A
A654
Q973
♣T732
15
69
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 3 1/2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620         11.00   0.00  4♠ N      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  140         10.00   1.00  3 N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
        100    6.00   5.00  3N N -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        100    6.00   5.00  3N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    6.00   5.00  3N N -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Fox-Fox
        100    6.00   5.00  2♠ N -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        100    6.00   5.00  4 N -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        100    6.00   5.00  4 N -1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    6.00   5.00  4 N -1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        200    1.50   9.50  4 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        200    1.50   9.50  4 N -2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        300    0.00  11.00  4 N -3   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
11 ♠KT72
K4
AQ
♣A8643
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠965
T86
6542
♣KQ2
♠AQJ3
A972
J87
♣75
♠84
QJ53
KT93
♣JT9
16
512
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠5 NT4/5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          9.50   1.50  1N N +3   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  180          9.50   1.50  1N N +3   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  180          9.50   1.50  1N N +3   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  180          9.50   1.50  1N N +3   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  150          6.00   5.00  1N N +2   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  150          6.00   5.00  1N N +2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  150          6.00   5.00  1N N +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Fox-Fox
  120          3.50   7.50  1N S +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  120          3.50   7.50  1N N +1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A1-Steward-Hahn
   50          2.00   9.00  2♠ W -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
         50    1.00  10.00  3N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    0.00  11.00  3N N -2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A3-Moore-Dahl
12 ♠QJ32
72
AJT64
♣76
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T975
964
Q
♣QJ543
♠AK84
AKQ85
8732
♣-
♠6
JT3
K95
♣AKT982
8
516
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 3 4♠  ♣6 ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         11.00   0.00  3♣ S      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  100         10.00   1.00  4 E -2   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
   50          8.50   2.50  4 E -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A3-Moore-Dahl
   50          8.50   2.50  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        110    6.50   4.50  2♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    6.50   4.50  2 E      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        140    4.00   7.00  2♠ E +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        140    4.00   7.00  3 E      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        140    4.00   7.00  3 E      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        170    2.00   9.00  3♠ E +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    1.00  10.00  3 N -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Fox-Fox
        420    0.00  11.00  4 E      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A9-Curtis-Ligon

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass12
2Passhigh card points in S; 18 total points">2Pass
3Pass4All pass

I like this auction, but hmmmmmm ... I am stumped on the play of this deal.

Bidding* East opens the bidding 1 and South overcalls 2. West raises 2 and East bids 2 looking for a 4-4 fit in spades ans showing extra values. West supports spades and East bids game of 4. Every think looks good in the auction.

4 by East
Lead: A

Play* double dummy analysis says East/West can make 4, but on the opening lead of the A (and good defense), how can declarer (East) make this contract.

Your tell me!!!!

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13 ♠A9
AK5
T764
♣Q954
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJ75
864
KQJ9
♣83
♠86
QT97
32
♣AKT62
♠KT432
J32
A85
♣J7
13
99
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180         11.00   0.00  1N* N     A7-Reitz-Hall vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  150         10.00   1.00  1N N +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  120          8.50   2.50  1N N +1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  120          8.50   2.50  1N N +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  110          7.00   4.00  2♠ S      A2-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
   90          5.00   6.00  1N N      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   90          5.00   6.00  1N N      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
   90          5.00   6.00  1N N      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    2.50   8.50  3N S -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    2.50   8.50  1N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        200    0.50  10.50  2N N -2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    0.50  10.50  2♠ S -2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A10-Fox-Fox
14 ♠9
JT9
QT98
♣AKQT9
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQT6
A87
AJ2
♣J42
♠5432
Q3
K654
♣863
♠KJ87
K6542
73
♣75
12
165
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 -/1NT
       ♦6 ♠6 NT6/7
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +100 2♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  1N W -4   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  110          9.50   1.50  2♣ S +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  110          9.50   1.50  2♣ N +1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  100          7.00   4.00  1N W -2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  100          7.00   4.00  1N W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          7.00   4.00  1N W -2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A10-Fox-Fox
   90          5.00   6.00  2♣ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          3.50   7.50  1N W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Moore-Dahl
   50          3.50   7.50  1N W -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    1.50   9.50  3♣ N -1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    1.50   9.50  2♣ N -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A1-Steward-Hahn
         90    0.00  11.00  1N W      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
15 ♠864
J7
Q64
♣J9642
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AQJT97
64
K5
♣A53
♠K2
AT93
AT873
♣Q7
♠53
KQ852
J92
♣KT8
4
1413
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥4 ♠1 NT1
EW: 1♣ 4 3 5♠ 5/4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    9.50   1.50  4♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        420    9.50   1.50  4♠ W      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        420    9.50   1.50  4♠ W      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        420    9.50   1.50  4♠ W      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        430    6.00   5.00  3N W +1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        430    6.00   5.00  3N W +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        430    6.00   5.00  3N E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Fox-Fox
        450    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        450    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        460    2.00   9.00  3N W +2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
        480    1.00  10.00  5♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        980    0.00  11.00  6♠ W      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
16 ♠K2
J76
9632
♣QJ42
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠JT96
K2
AJ7
♣T975
♠754
A8543
KQT85
♣-
♠AQ83
QT9
4
♣AK863
7
99
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3 2  ♣3 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180         11.00   0.00  1N S +3   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Fox-Fox
  120         10.00   1.00  2N N      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  110          9.00   2.00  3♣ N      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  100          8.00   3.00  3 E -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    6.00   5.00  1N N -1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A12-Berg-Saunders
         50    6.00   5.00  1N N -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A2-Shaw-Conway
         50    6.00   5.00  4♣ N -1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        100    4.00   7.00  5♣ S -2   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    3.00   8.00  2 E      A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        130    1.50   9.50  3 E +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    1.50   9.50  3 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        140    0.00  11.00  2 E +1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
17 ♠6542
J65
7532
♣76
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠QJ3
972
864
♣J942
♠AT87
A84
AKJT9
♣8
♠K9
KQT3
Q
♣AKQT53
1
416
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♦3 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣5/4 ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         10.50   0.50  3♣ S      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  110         10.50   0.50  3♣ S      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
         50    7.50   3.50  3 S -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A10-Fox-Fox
         50    7.50   3.50  4♣ S -1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    7.50   3.50  3♣ S -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
         50    7.50   3.50  2♣ S -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        100    4.00   7.00  4♣ S -2   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        100    4.00   7.00  4♣ S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    4.00   7.00  4♣* S -1  A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        110    1.00  10.00  2♠ E      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Moore-Dahl
        110    1.00  10.00  3 E      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    1.00  10.00  2 E +1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
18 ♠AK654
KJ5
AK82
♣J
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠82
T64
T974
♣AT65
♠QJ9
AQ873
6
♣9874
♠T73
92
QJ53
♣KQ32
19
49
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1  ♣6 ♦3 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650         10.00   1.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  650         10.00   1.00  4♠ N +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  650         10.00   1.00  4♠ N +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  620          7.00   4.00  4♠ N      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  620          7.00   4.00  4♠ N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  620          7.00   4.00  4♠ N      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  170          5.00   6.00  2♠ N +2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  140          4.00   7.00  2♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    2.00   9.00  4♠ N -1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        100    2.00   9.00  4♠ N -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    2.00   9.00  4♠ N -1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    0.00  11.00  4♠ N -2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A10-Fox-Fox
19 ♠AQ82
J84
863
♣Q92
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠7
KQT9
K95
♣K8764
♠J65
A765
7
♣AJT53
♠KT943
32
AQJT42
♣-
9
1110
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT4
EW: 5♣ 4/3 1NT  ♦3 ♠3
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: -100 5♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450         11.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  420          9.00   2.00  4♠ S      A2-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  420          9.00   2.00  4♠ S      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  420          9.00   2.00  4♠ S      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A10-Fox-Fox
  170          6.50   4.50  3♠ S +1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  170          6.50   4.50  2♠ S +2   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  130          5.00   6.00  2 S +2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
         50    4.00   7.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    2.50   8.50  5♠ S -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    2.50   8.50  5♠ N -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        300    1.00  10.00  4♠* S -2  A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        650    0.00  11.00  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
20 ♠QJ
Q7
AJ98
♣K7643
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T865
AKJ982
Q74
♣-
♠943
653
KT32
♣Q95
♠AK72
T4
65
♣AJT82
13
105
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 3♠ 1NT  ♥4
EW: 2  ♣1 ♦6 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         11.00   0.00  5 E -3   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  150         10.00   1.00  4♣ S +1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  130          8.50   2.50  4♣ N      A4-Carrier-Mann vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  130          8.50   2.50  4♣ N      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A10-Fox-Fox
  110          7.00   4.00  2♠ S      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Steward-Hahn
        100    5.00   6.00  5♣ N -1   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A2-Shaw-Conway
        100    5.00   6.00  4♣ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        100    5.00   6.00  4♣ N -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        110    3.00   8.00  2 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        140    1.00  10.00  3 W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
        140    1.00  10.00  3 W      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    1.00  10.00  2 W +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Moore-Dahl
21 ♠KQ632
AQJ8
4
♣AT9
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T
T5
QJT52
♣76542
♠A84
9762
K83
♣Q83
♠J975
K43
A976
♣KJ
16
39
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 5 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430         11.00   0.00  6♠ N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  680          5.50   5.50  5♠ N +1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  680          5.50   5.50  5♠ N +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  680          5.50   5.50  4♠ N +2   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  650          0.00  11.00  4♠ N +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Fox-Fox
22 ♠A62
KQ74
T92
♣QT6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KJ8
AJ86
J743
♣AJ
♠T973
T93
86
♣9742
♠Q54
52
AKQ5
♣K853
11
150
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/4♣ 3 1/2 1♠ 3/4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4/5 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.50   0.50  1N W -3   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
  300         10.50   0.50  1N W -3   A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  200          8.00   3.00  1N W -2   A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  200          8.00   3.00  1N W -2   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  200          8.00   3.00  1N* W -1  A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
  150          5.00   6.00  2N S +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Fox-Fox
  150          5.00   6.00  2N N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          5.00   6.00  1N N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  120          2.50   8.50  2N S      A7-Reitz-Hall vs A3-Moore-Dahl
  120          2.50   8.50  2N S      A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    1.00  10.00  3N N -1   A11-Petroff-Conn vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    0.00  11.00  1N W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A1-Steward-Hahn
23 ♠5
A965
J62
♣Q9653
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠KJT974
KQJ8
Q5
♣7
♠632
73
T94
♣AKJ84
♠AQ8
T42
AK873
♣T2
7
128
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1 -/1NT
       ♠4 NT6/7
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          8.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
  100          8.50   2.50  3♠ W -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  100          8.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  100          8.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  100          8.50   2.50  2♠ W -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
        110    3.50   7.50  2♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Fox-Fox
        110    3.50   7.50  2♠ W      A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
        110    3.50   7.50  2♠ W      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    3.50   7.50  2♠ W      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A12-Berg-Saunders
        140    1.00  10.00  3♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
        170    0.00  11.00  3♠ W +1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A3-Moore-Dahl
24 ♠AT2
AK973
T2
♣K32
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠9763
864
QJ
♣QJT9
♠J4
J52
A54
♣A8764
♠KQ85
QT
K98763
♣5
14
610
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 5/4 4♠ 4/1NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +450 5-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800         11.00   0.00  4♣* E -4  A3-Ragnow-Zizic vs A6-Anand-Bernbaum
  460         10.00   1.00  3N N +2   A1-Dowler-Hartley vs A2-Shaw-Conway
  430          9.00   2.00  3N N +1   A2-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Deal-Houghtaling
  420          8.00   3.00  4♠ S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Steward-Hahn
  170          7.00   4.00  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Fox-Fox
  110          5.00   6.00  2♠ S      A11-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          5.00   6.00  2♠ S      A12-Spelke-Murdoch vs A12-Berg-Saunders
  110          5.00   6.00  2 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    1.50   9.50  4♠ S -1   A4-Carrier-Mann vs A8-Anderson-Feldman
         50    1.50   9.50  3♠ S -1   A7-Reitz-Hall vs A9-Curtis-Ligon
         50    1.50   9.50  2♠ S -1   A6-Acutt-Arneill-Brown vs A7-Bradish-Clarke
         50    1.50   9.50  2♠ S -1   A10-Benzien-Bowen vs A3-Moore-Dahl