- Tuesday Aft - June 25, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1054 MP  Geomean: 467 MP
(based on 43 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 66.85 1st A 1.10
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 62.22 1st A 1.10
Dagmar Ragnow - Rosemary Reitz 60.00 2nd A 0.77
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 59.26 2nd A 0.77
Arline Benzien - Joann Bowen 57.96 3rd A 0.55
Buki Burke - Raeann Koerner 57.78 3rd A 0.55
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 57.59 4th A 0.39
Harry Anand - Paula Reach 55.19 1st C 0.40
Douglas Hahn - Robert Carrier 49.07 2nd C 0.28
Anne Conn - Irene Petroff 47.04 1st B 0.56
Charles Patrick - Stafford Kelly 45.56 2nd B 0.39
Lorraine Salvatore - Mimi Draves 44.81 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>June 25, 2019      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 06/25/2019 16:11
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  135.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Charles Patrick        Stafford Kelly           B    .     2     .    123.00  45.56  0.39(B)
 2 Joann Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    3     .     .    156.50  57.96  0.55(A)
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Rosemary Reitz           A    2     .     .    162.00  60.00  0.77(A)
 4 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    4     .     .    155.50  57.59  0.39(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .    115.50  42.78
 6 John Anderson          Patricia Torres          C    .     .     .    112.00  41.48
 7 Anne Conn              Irene Petroff            B    .     1     .    127.00  47.04  0.56(B)
 8 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B    .     .     .    114.50  42.41
 9 Mimi Draves            Lorraine Salvatore       C    .     3     1    121.00  44.81  0.28(B)
10 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    180.50  66.85  1.10(A)
11 Kay Mendel             Carolyn Price            C    .     .     .    117.50  43.52
                                          Totals                        1485.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  135.0 |TOP>  10 |MP LIMITS>None/1000/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=9/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Buki Burke             Raeann Koerner           B    3     2     .    156.00  57.78  0.55(A)
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    .     .     .    125.50  46.48
 3 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B    .     .     .     93.50  34.63
 4 Donald Cline           Josh Rosenbluth          A    1     .     .    168.00  62.22  1.10(A)
 5 Barry Brenner          Tim Rea                  C    .     .     .    122.50  45.37
 6 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A    .     .     .    146.00  54.07
 7 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    2     1     .    160.00  59.26  0.77(A)
 8 Jeffrey Steward        Iris Acutt               C    .     .     .    118.50  43.89
 9 Robert Carrier         Douglas Hahn             C    .     4     2    132.50  49.07  0.28(C)
10 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     .    113.50  42.04
11 Paula Reach            Harry Anand              C    4     3     1    149.00  55.19  0.40(C)
                                          Totals                        1485.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠K72
84
8642
♣KQJ2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠JT5
9732
Q53
♣A54
♠Q843
AK6
AK97
♣98
♠A96
QJT5
JT
♣T763
9
716
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  4 W -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         90    7.50   2.50  1N E      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Burke-Koerner
         90    7.50   2.50  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Reach-Anand
         90    7.50   2.50  1N E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Moore
         90    7.50   2.50  1N E      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    5.00   5.00  1 E +2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A3-Fox-Fox
        120    3.50   6.50  1N E +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        120    3.50   6.50  1N E +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    2.00   8.00  1N E +2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        180    0.50   9.50  2N E +2   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        180    0.50   9.50  1N E +3   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Acutt

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1NT1All pass
  1. 15-17 high card points balance d

This week starts off with a ho-hum auction, the interesting part of this deal is in the play.

Auction: East with a balanced 16 hcp and 6½ losers opens the bidding 1NT and with the balance of points evenly distributed South - 8, West - 7 and North - 9 1NT gets passed out.

1NT by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SQ24A
2. E36JK
3. N8K53
4. E4A57
5. SJ946
6. S10728
7. S91028
8. WQ6710
9. W52KJ
10. E93AK
11. W38A10
12. E974J
13. EQ65Q
Made 3 — NS −150

Play: South on opening lead has a natural lead with the Q which East wins wins with A and starts on spades. As long as declarer (East) hold the A then tricks need to be set up, spades look like the best opportunity. When North wins the K, North has the opportunity to switch to clubs holding KQJx, but like a good partner returns a heart. Which East wins with the K and leads another spade giving up two heart tricks to set up two spade tricks. East can now win 2 spades + 2 hearts + 4 diamonds + 1 club for 9 tricks, making 3.

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2 ♠KQ9
J9
8764
♣K542
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A86
KQ842
AQ32
♣7
♠JT52
A653
T
♣AT96
♠743
T7
KJ95
♣QJ83
9
159
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥1 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 2 5/6 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150   10.00   0.00  2N W +1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A3-Fox-Fox
        170    9.00   1.00  2 W +2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        230    8.00   2.00  3 W +3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Reach-Anand
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        450    4.00   6.00  4 W +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        480    0.00  10.00  4 W +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Moore

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass41Pass
42Pass53Pass
6All pass  
  1. Splinter GF
  2. control in spades
  3. control in clubs (implies good hearts)

Bidding 6 on this deal may seem hard but if you look East has a singleton diamond and West a singleton club which mean East/West is playing with only a 28 high card points deck.

Auction: West opens the deal 1 and East with 12 support points bids 4 as a game forcing Splinter. West with 18 support points bids 4 as a control bid slam try and East bids 5 as a control bid. West now bids 6 knowing all the partnership points are working.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NK57A
2. W49A10
3. E67QJ
4. W8Q24
5. N410KA
6. W72A3
7. E5828
8. E10QK4
9. WQ795
10. W263J
11. E6J8K
12. W69J3
13. E10935
Made 6 — NS −980

Play: North has a natural lead of theK which turns out to set up the winning tricks for East/West. If North does not lead the K there is no squeeze play for the 12 trick South protects clubs and North protects spades..

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3 ♠KQ2
AQJ75
QJ74
♣7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A964
KT84
82
♣AQ8
♠T853
9
K96
♣96432
♠J7
632
AT53
♣KJT5
15
133
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 4 1♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430         10.00   0.00  3N S +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  420          8.50   1.50  4 N      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  420          8.50   1.50  4 N      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  170          6.50   3.50  2 N +2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  170          6.50   3.50  1 N +3   A11-Mendel-Price vs A3-Fox-Fox
  140          3.50   6.50  3 N      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          3.50   6.50  3 N      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  140          3.50   6.50  2 N +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  140          3.50   6.50  2 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Reach-Anand
  130          1.00   9.00  3 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cline-Moore
  110          0.00  10.00  2 N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
11Pass2
Pass31Pass4
All pass   
  1. shows better than opening values

The key to game on this deal is North finding a way to show his values.

Auction: West opens the bidding 1 and North with just 15 high card points makes an overcall of 1. East might make some preemptive bid in clubs, but passes here. South with 9 hcp and 10 support points might make a limit raise bid of 2 but as North is an overcall, South just raises to 2. West passes and North now shows his values of 18 support points with 3and South on a maximum for the 2 bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E3KA7
2. W8QKA
3. S28J9
4. N46102
5. S610Q3
6. N25JA
7. W6K107
8. NA434
9. N725K
10. WQ5610
11. NJ958
12. N7839
13. NQ9J4
Made 4 — NS +420

Play: This contract might be played out several ways but with the K on side and the K10 on side it should always make 4.

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4 ♠Q98
KJ96
Q53
♣T96
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠7632
T74
KT74
♣K8
♠K4
A853
AJ9
♣AJ52
♠AJT5
Q2
862
♣Q743
8
617
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6/5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   1.00  1N E -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          9.00   1.00  1N E -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  100          9.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
         90    6.50   3.50  1N E      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A11-Reach-Anand
         90    6.50   3.50  1N E      A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    4.50   5.50  2 E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cline-Moore
        110    4.50   5.50  2 E      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        120    2.00   8.00  1N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        120    2.00   8.00  1N E +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        120    2.00   8.00  1N E +1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        150    0.00  10.00  1N E +2   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A1-Burke-Koerner
5 ♠K632
AT52
Q32
♣A7
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠74
873
A74
♣KJ985
♠AT8
KJ4
KT965
♣64
♠QJ95
Q96
J8
♣QT32
13
811
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3*-EW/3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         10.00   0.00  2♠ S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  110          8.00   2.00  2♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cline-Moore
  110          8.00   2.00  2♠ S      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  110          8.00   2.00  2♠ S      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         90    6.00   4.00  1N W      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        100    3.00   7.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    3.00   7.00  2♠ S -1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A11-Reach-Anand
        100    3.00   7.00  2♠ S -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    3.00   7.00  2♠ S -1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
        100    3.00   7.00  2♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    0.00  10.00  2 E +2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
6 ♠AT3
642
AQ754
♣AT
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J764
KQ85
K
♣KJ65
♠KQ
AJ973
JT63
♣97
♠9852
T
982
♣Q8432
14
1311
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3 -/1♠ 3NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6/7
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -500 4♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   0.00  4 E -2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100          8.00   2.00  4 E -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          8.00   2.00  4 E -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          8.00   2.00  4 E -1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        140    4.00   6.00  3 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    4.00   6.00  2 E +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        140    4.00   6.00  2 E +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A3-Fox-Fox
        140    4.00   6.00  2 E +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        140    4.00   6.00  1 E +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cline-Moore
        150    1.00   9.00  2N E +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        620    0.00  10.00  4 E      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A11-Reach-Anand
7 ♠AK73
A72
KT9
♣T95
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJT654
QJ5
A7
♣A7
♠98
KT8
Q5432
♣KQ6
♠2
9643
J86
♣J8432
14
1410
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
EW: 1 2 4♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140   10.00   0.00  2♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Fox-Fox
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A11-Reach-Anand
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Cline-Moore
        170    6.50   3.50  2♠ W +2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        600    2.50   7.50  3N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        600    2.50   7.50  3N E      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        620    0.50   9.50  4♠ W      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    0.50   9.50  4♠ W      A11-Mendel-Price vs A5-Brenner-Rea
8 ♠K6
Q7
JT8642
♣A82
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AJT
J8
AK95
♣Q654
♠9742
9654
7
♣KJT9
♠Q853
AKT32
Q3
♣73
10
154
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +100 3♣*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  1N N +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Fox-Fox
  110          8.50   1.50  2 S      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  110          8.50   1.50  3 N      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.50   3.50  3N W -2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          6.50   3.50  2♠ E -2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Burke-Koerner
   50          5.00   5.00  1N W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         50    4.00   6.00  2 S -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
         90    2.50   7.50  1N W      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A11-Reach-Anand
         90    2.50   7.50  1N W      A11-Mendel-Price vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        120    0.50   9.50  1N W +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        120    0.50   9.50  1N W +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Cline-Moore
9 ♠T9852
K98
T97
♣Q9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KJ3
A4
AJ832
♣A32
♠AQ76
53
KQ
♣KJ764
♠4
QJT762
654
♣T85
5
1715
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥6 ♠1 NT0
EW: 7♣ 7 1 6♠ 7NT
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -2220 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110   10.00   0.00  3 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Fox-Fox
        170    9.00   1.00  3♠ E +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        190    8.00   2.00  3 W +4   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A11-Reach-Anand
        720    5.00   5.00  3N W +4   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        720    5.00   5.00  3N W +4   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        720    5.00   5.00  3N W +4   A11-Mendel-Price vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        720    5.00   5.00  3N E +4   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        720    5.00   5.00  3N E +4   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Cline-Moore
       1390    2.00   8.00  6♣ E +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
       1440    1.00   9.00  6N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
       1470    0.00  10.00  6N W +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass121
3Pass32Pass
43Pass4Pass
4NTPass5Pass
5Pass5Pass
6NTAll pass  
  1. weak jump overcall
  2. extra values
  3. slam try

Unlike Board 2 which was a risky slam, most pairs should get to some slam on this deal, probably 6NT. After North passes, East with 15 high card points and a balanced hand could easily open the bidding 1NT, in which case 6NT will be easy to reach. But in the auction here we are going to have East open the auction 1 and with 6 losers plan on rebidding spades.

Auction: East with 15 hcp opens the bidding 1 and South makes a weak jump overcall of 2. West with 17 hcp could easily bid 3 as a forcing cuebid, but East might take this a Western cuebid , so West bids 3 as natural and forcing. East now shows the 6 loser hand values with 3. Over 3 West could bid 3NT but the auction might end there and West is thinking slam, and thus, West bids 4 East 4, 4NT - 5, 5 - 5, back and forth until West bids 6NT. With only a 5-2 fit in diamonds and 5-3 fit in clubs but missing the Q, the partnership just can't reach 7 or 7.

6NT by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N8510A
2. W810K6
3. E74J10
4. W38Q7
5. E68K9
6. W29Q4
7. EA525
8. E410A9
9. WA7J2
10. WJ965
11. W3Q3Q
12. W32KJ
13. E764K
Made 7 — NS −1470

Play: This deal might be played out many ways, but with the only way to play clubs is for the Q to be onside, it is easy to make 7.

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10 ♠T7
T2
A8653
♣T865
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q86543
-
KT2
♣Q432
♠A
A8543
J974
♣J97
♠KJ92
KQJ976
Q
♣AK
4
710
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♥4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630         10.00   0.00  3N S +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  620          9.00   1.00  4 S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          8.00   2.00  1 S +3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  140          4.50   5.50  3 S      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Reach-Anand
  140          4.50   5.50  3 S      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          4.50   5.50  3 S      A11-Mendel-Price vs A6-Cline-Moore
  140          4.50   5.50  2 S +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  140          4.50   5.50  2 S +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          4.50   5.50  1 S +2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  110          1.00   9.00  1 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Fox-Fox
        100    0.00  10.00  3 S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Acutt
11 ♠2
Q6
J873
♣JT9763
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A765
AT983
K
♣Q84
♠QJ83
J75
QT642
♣K
♠KT94
K42
A95
♣A52
4
139
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          9.00   1.00  3♠ E -2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A6-Cline-Moore
   50          7.00   3.00  3 W -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          7.00   3.00  3 W -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Fox-Fox
   50          7.00   3.00  3 W -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        100    5.00   5.00  2N S -2   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    4.00   6.00  2 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        140    2.50   7.50  3 W      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        140    2.50   7.50  2 W +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Reach-Anand
        170    0.50   9.50  3 W +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        170    0.50   9.50  3 W +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A1-Burke-Koerner
12 ♠743
A93
AQJT86
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J52
JT865
K7
♣T52
♠KQ6
K42
3
♣AKJ873
♠AT98
Q7
9542
♣Q96
11
516
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3/2♠ 3NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +300 4*-EW/4♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  5♣ E -3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  130          9.00   1.00  3 N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Fox-Fox
  110          7.00   3.00  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  110          7.00   3.00  3 N      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  110          7.00   3.00  3 N      A11-Mendel-Price vs A6-Cline-Moore
  100          5.00   5.00  4♣ E -2   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
   50          3.00   7.00  4♣ E -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Reach-Anand
   50          3.00   7.00  4♣ E -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Brenner-Rea
   50          3.00   7.00  3♣ E -1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        110    1.00   9.00  2 W      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    0.00  10.00  3 W      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
13 ♠74
7532
T972
♣J82
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJT982
-
AJ86
♣KT9
♠AK5
K84
54
♣A6543
♠63
AQJT96
KQ3
♣Q7
1
1114
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥6 ♠2 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 1 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170   10.00   0.00  2♠ W +2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Fox-Fox
        500    9.00   1.00  5* S -2  A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A11-Reach-Anand
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        650    5.00   5.00  4♠ W +1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        680    0.50   9.50  4♠ W +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        680    0.50   9.50  4♠ W +2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Moore
14 ♠Q95
A
A872
♣KJ764
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T64
KJ6
643
♣AQ82
♠K
Q7542
QJT95
♣T3
♠AJ8732
T983
K
♣95
14
108
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 1 6♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2/3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          9.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Fox-Fox
  450          9.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  420          8.00   2.00  4♠ S      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  230          7.00   3.00  2♠ S +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  200          5.00   5.00  3♠ S +2   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  200          5.00   5.00  2♠ S +3   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A11-Reach-Anand
  200          5.00   5.00  2♠ S +3   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Moore
  170          2.50   7.50  3♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  170          2.50   7.50  3♠ S +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  120          1.00   9.00  2N N      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         50    0.00  10.00  4♠ S -1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
15 ♠9853
AJ73
72
♣A74
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠QJ4
854
KQ985
♣KJ
♠AK762
9
JT3
♣QT63
♠T
KQT62
A64
♣9852
9
1210
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 1NT  ♦3 ♠4
EW: 2 3♠  ♣6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         10.00   0.00  2 S      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100          8.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          8.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          8.00   2.00  3♠ E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Brenner-Rea
   50          5.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
   50          5.50   4.50  3♠ E -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    4.00   6.00  2 W +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A11-Reach-Anand
        140    2.50   7.50  3♠ E      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Fox-Fox
        140    2.50   7.50  2♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        150    1.00   9.00  3 W +2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A6-Cline-Moore
        530    0.00  10.00  3♠* E     A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Steward-Acutt
16 ♠KJ974
J
AQ543
♣AK
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T3
A942
JT98
♣QT2
♠62
Q65
K762
♣8653
♠AQ85
KT873
-
♣J974
18
75
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 4 6♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3/2 ♠1 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          9.50   0.50  6♠ N      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  980          9.50   0.50  6♠ N      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  480          6.50   3.50  5♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  480          6.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  480          6.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  480          6.50   3.50  4♠ N +2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  450          3.50   6.50  5♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Reach-Anand
  450          3.50   6.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A6-Cline-Moore
  430          2.00   8.00  3N N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  420          1.00   9.00  4♠ N      A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    0.00  10.00  6♠ N -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
17 ♠KJ864
K9
AJ976
♣J
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠72
QT75
542
♣7532
♠95
AJ632
K83
♣T64
♠AQT3
84
QT
♣AKQ98
13
28
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6/5♣ 5/4 2/1 6/5♠ 6/2NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +990 6NT-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1010          9.50   0.50  6♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Reach-Anand
 1010          9.50   0.50  6♠ N +1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  980          8.00   2.00  6♠ N      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  510          7.00   3.00  5♠ N +2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  480          4.00   6.00  5♠ N +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  480          4.00   6.00  5♠ N +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  480          4.00   6.00  5♠ N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  480          4.00   6.00  4♠ N +2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Fox-Fox
  480          4.00   6.00  4♠ N +2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  450          0.50   9.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  450          0.50   9.50  4♠ N +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A6-Cline-Moore

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass21
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Pass32
Pass4NT3Pass54
Pass6All pass 
  1. 2/1 GF
  2. 4 spades and good values
  3. RKC Blackwood
  4. 2 keycards with the Q

This should be an easy slam to bid. After North opens the bidding 1, many will have South make a Jacoby 2NT response, but in the auction here there is no reason to hide such a beautiful club suit so we are going to have South first make a 2/1 bid of 2.

Auction: North opens the bidding 1 and South with a monster hand of 17 high card points , 19 support points and just 5 losers bids 2 as 2/1 Game Forcing bid. North rebids 2. South bids 2 which show a strong hand and North bids 3. South bids 3 which shows extra length. North bids 4NT as Roman Keycard Blackwood and South shows 2 keycards with the Q. Pretty easy for North to bid 6.

6 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EA879
2. E64QK
3. N45102
4. S37J9
5. N84Q7
6. S95J10
7. NK2A2
8. SA266
9. SK373
10. SQ1098
11. S84J3
12. SQ5AK
13. N6J105
Made 6 — NS +980

Play: After East leads the A, making 6 is pretty easy.

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18 ♠AT54
95
76
♣K9543
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K732
642
852
♣AT6
♠J86
7
AKQJ93
♣J82
♠Q9
AKQJT83
T4
♣Q7
7
712
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 1♠  ♦4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣4 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620         10.00   0.00  4 S      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  170          7.50   2.50  3 S +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          7.50   2.50  3 S +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A6-Cline-Moore
  170          7.50   2.50  3 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  170          7.50   2.50  2 S +2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  150          5.00   5.00  3♠ W -3   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  140          3.50   6.50  3 S      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          3.50   6.50  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  100          2.00   8.00  5 E -2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Fox-Fox
   50          1.00   9.00  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Reach-Anand
        110    0.00  10.00  2 E +1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A8-Steward-Acutt
19 ♠QJT8542
J
AJ72
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠9
AQ843
983
♣A842
♠AK
K965
Q6
♣QJ976
♠763
T72
KT54
♣KT3
9
1015
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 4♣ 4 3NT  ♦4 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170         10.00   0.00  3♠ N +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cline-Moore
  140          8.50   1.50  3♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          8.50   1.50  3♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    6.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Acutt
         50    6.50   3.50  4♠ N -1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    5.00   5.00  4♠* N -1  A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Reach-Anand
        170    4.00   6.00  3 W +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        300    2.50   7.50  5♠* N -2  A11-Mendel-Price vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        300    2.50   7.50  4♠* N -2  A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        500    1.00   9.00  5♠* N -3  A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        620    0.00  10.00  4 W      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
20 ♠65
KQJ72
75
♣AQJ5
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T982
83
T83
♣T972
♠AK743
A954
K6
♣83
♠QJ
T6
AQJ942
♣K64
13
014
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 4 1NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣3 ♦2 ♥3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +500 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660         10.00   0.00  3N N +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  600          9.00   1.00  5 S      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  140          7.50   2.50  3 N      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  140          7.50   2.50  2 N +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  130          5.00   5.00  3 S +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cline-Moore
  130          5.00   5.00  3 S +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  130          5.00   5.00  3 S +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
  110          2.00   8.00  3 S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
  110          2.00   8.00  3 S      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Reach-Anand
  110          2.00   8.00  3 S      A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    0.00  10.00  2 S -1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
21 ♠KJ75
AT
QT87
♣J74
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT4
KJ765
A962
♣2
♠A986
Q43
J54
♣T95
♠32
982
K3
♣AKQ863
11
107
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5 ♠6
EW: 1  ♣3 ♦6 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  3♣ S +2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  130          7.50   2.50  4♣ S      A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  130          7.50   2.50  3♣ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  130          7.50   2.50  3♣ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Fox-Fox
  130          7.50   2.50  2♣ S +2   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  110          5.00   5.00  3♣ S      A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
  100          4.00   6.00  4 W -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Burke-Koerner
   50          3.00   7.00  3 W -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Reach-Anand
        100    1.50   8.50  3♣ S -1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    1.50   8.50  3♣ S -1   A11-Mendel-Price vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        200    0.00  10.00  4♣ S -2   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Cline-Moore
22 ♠932
T2
JT2
♣AT543
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠54
AK94
K97543
♣6
♠KQJT6
Q76
Q
♣KQ87
♠A87
J853
A86
♣J92
5
1015
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥3 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 4 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW/4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150   10.00   0.00  2N E +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A6-Cline-Moore
        170    9.00   1.00  2♠ E +2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A3-Fox-Fox
        600    6.00   4.00  3N W      A11-Mendel-Price vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        600    6.00   4.00  3N E      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        600    6.00   4.00  3N E      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Reach-Anand
        600    6.00   4.00  3N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        600    6.00   4.00  3N E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Acutt
        630    2.00   8.00  3N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        630    2.00   8.00  3N W +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        630    2.00   8.00  3N E +1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        650    0.00  10.00  4♠ E +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
23 ♠2
AQ986
J75
♣AJT8
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QT9754
2
A83
♣Q65
♠K6
KJ754
KQ9
♣K73
♠AJ83
T3
T642
♣942
12
815
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4/3 NT5
EW: -/1♣ 1 -/1 3♠ 1/2NT
       ♣6/7 ♥6/7
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.50   0.50  4♠ E -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  200          9.50   0.50  2* W -1  A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A3-Fox-Fox
  100          7.50   2.50  4♠ W -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Burke-Koerner
  100          7.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    4.50   5.50  3♠ W      A11-Mendel-Price vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    4.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Reach-Anand
        140    4.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A6-Cline-Moore
        300    2.00   8.00  3 N -3   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        620    1.00   9.00  4♠ E      A6-Anderson-Torres vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        800    0.00  10.00  3* N -3  A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Acutt
24 ♠Q4
97654
8732
♣96
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠952
JT3
AKT6
♣T85
♠KJT8
KQ2
Q
♣AKJ32
♠A763
A8
J954
♣Q74
2
819
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5/4 ♠3/2 NT3/2
EW: 4♣ 3/2 2 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Reach-Anand
   50          8.50   1.50  3N E -1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Burke-Koerner
   50          8.50   1.50  4♠ W -1   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Brenner-Rea
        110    7.00   3.00  2♣ E +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A3-Fox-Fox
        130    6.00   4.00  3♣ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        210    5.00   5.00  1N E +4   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
        400    3.00   7.00  3N W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        400    3.00   7.00  3N W      A11-Mendel-Price vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        400    3.00   7.00  3N E      A7-Conn-Petroff vs A6-Cline-Moore
        430    0.50   9.50  3N E +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        430    0.50   9.50  3N E +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Steward-Acutt
25 ♠752
AK75
A5
♣QJ94
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQT
T3
JT92
♣AT75
♠A93
Q984
876
♣K83
♠J864
J62
KQ43
♣62
14
109
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
EW: -/1  ♣6 ♦6/7 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +80 1-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         10.00   0.00  2 N +1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A3-Fox-Fox
  120          9.00   1.00  1N N +1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   90          8.00   2.00  1N N      A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
         50    5.50   4.50  1N N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Steward-Acutt
         50    5.50   4.50  1N N -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    5.50   4.50  1N N -1   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A5-Brenner-Rea
         50    5.50   4.50  1♣ N -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
         90    3.00   7.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        100    1.00   9.00  1N S -2   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Moore
        100    1.00   9.00  1N S -2   A11-Mendel-Price vs A11-Reach-Anand
        100    1.00   9.00  2♠ S -2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
26 ♠AK2
6
T97
♣AKQT53
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q87
AJ93
Q85
♣964
♠JT95
KQT85
AJ
♣J7
♠643
742
K6432
♣82
16
912
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS/3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   0.00  5 E -3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          7.50   2.50  4 E -2   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  200          7.50   2.50  4 E -2   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200          7.50   2.50  4* E -1  A11-Mendel-Price vs A11-Reach-Anand
  200          7.50   2.50  3 E -2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A5-Brenner-Rea
  130          5.00   5.00  4♣ N      A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Moore
  100          3.50   6.50  3 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  100          3.50   6.50  3 E -1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A3-Fox-Fox
        100    1.50   8.50  4♣ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        100    1.50   8.50  4♣ N -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.00  10.00  4♣* N -1  A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth
27 ♠AK642
K4
Q7543
♣Q
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠QJ75
QT5
98
♣J982
♠93
A98632
K
♣AK53
♠T8
J7
AJT62
♣T764
14
614
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 2♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦2 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         10.00   0.00  4 N +1   A2-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Cline-Moore
  130          8.50   1.50  3 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Steward-Acutt
  130          8.50   1.50  3 N +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          7.00   3.00  4 E -2   A7-Conn-Petroff vs A5-Brenner-Rea
   50          6.00   4.00  3 E -1   A6-Anderson-Torres vs A3-Fox-Fox
         50    5.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Ligon-Clarke vs A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    2.50   7.50  3 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Burke-Koerner
        140    2.50   7.50  3 E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    2.50   7.50  3 E      A11-Mendel-Price vs A11-Reach-Anand
        140    2.50   7.50  2 E +1   A9-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        170    0.00  10.00  2 E +2   A1-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Cline-Rosenbluth