- Tuesday Aft - July 2, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 953 MP  Geomean: 443 MP
(based on 42 players)
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Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Gary Feldman - Marjorie Butler 68.72 1.97 Red, 1.97 Blk
Josh Rosenbluth - Marilyn Brett 64.12 1.48 Red, 1.48 Blk
Dagmar Ragnow - Rosemary Reitz 59.47 1.11 Red, 1.11 Blk
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 59.26 0.83 Red, 0.83 Blk
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 59.03 0.69 Red, 0.69 Blk
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 57.20 0.53 Red, 0.52 Blk
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 52.26 0.40 Red, 0.39 Blk
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 51.39 0.49 Red, 0.49 Blk
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 47.69 0.22 Red, 0.22 Blk
Barry Brenner - Tim Rea 47.45 0.37 Red, 0.37 Blk
Lorraine Salvatore - Mimi Draves 44.65 0.23 Red, 0.23 Blk
EVENT>NAP Pairs                |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>July 2, 2019       |CLUB NO.>131102    | 07/02/2019 16:14
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=8/C=4                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | 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 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    111.00  45.68
 2 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B   Q   Q        4     3     .   |   3     2     .    144.00  59.26  0.83Red
                                                                                                                        0.83Blk
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Rosemary Reitz           A   Q            3     .     .   |   2     .     .    144.50  59.47  1.11Red
                                                                                                                        1.11Blk
 4 Ronald Saltis          Dick Zizic               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    107.00  44.03
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B   Q   Q        .     5     .   |   4     3     .    127.00  52.26  0.40Red
                                                                                                                        0.39Blk
 6 Mimi Draves            Lorraine Salvatore       C           Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     2    108.50  44.65  0.23Red
                                                                                                                        0.23Blk
 7 John Anderson          Colleen Conway           C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     93.50  38.48
 8 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          C   Q   Q   Q    1     1     1   |   1     1     1    167.00  68.72  1.97Red
                                                                                                                        1.97Blk
 9 Carol Bartlett         Lynette Haas             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     93.50  38.48
10 Charles Patrick        Stafford Kelly           B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     .     .    119.00  48.97
                                          Totals                                                        1215.00

EVENT>NAP Pairs                |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=11/B=9/C=4                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | 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 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B   Q   Q        6     4     .   |   3     2     .    139.00  57.20  0.53Red
                                                                                                                        0.52Blk
 2 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     92.50  38.07
 3 Barry Brenner          Tim Rea                  C       Q   Q    .     .     3   |   .     .     2    115.31  47.45  0.37Red
                                                                                                                        0.37Blk
 4 Larry Pelletier        Maurine Moore            A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    119.25  49.07
 5 Josh Rosenbluth        Marilyn Brett            B   Q   Q        2     2     .   |   1     1     .    155.81  64.12  1.48Red
                                                                                                                        1.48Blk
 6 Paula Reach            Harry Anand              C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    110.81  45.60
 7 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A   Q            5     .     .   |   2     .     .    143.44  59.03  0.69Red
                                                                                                                        0.69Blk
 8 Raeann Koerner         Leander Pemberton        B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    113.06  46.53
 9 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   .     4     .    115.88  47.69  0.22Red
                                                                                                                        0.22Blk
10 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     2   |   4     3     1    124.88  51.39  0.49Red
                                                                                                                        0.49Blk
11 Robert Carrier         Douglas Hahn             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    108.00  44.44
                                          Totals                                                        1337.94

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q3
AK8754
63
♣J63
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠986
Q
AQJ97
♣A974
♠T42
32
K84
♣KQT52
♠AKJ75
JT96
T52
♣8
10
138
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4♠  ♣2 ♦3 NT3
EW: 3♣ 3  ♥1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5*-EW/5♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          9.00   0.00  4 N +2   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Reach-Anand
  450          7.50   1.50  4 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  450          7.50   1.50  4 N +1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Fox-Fox
  420          5.50   3.50  4 N      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  420          5.50   3.50  4 N      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  170          3.00   6.00  3 N +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  170          3.00   6.00  3 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
  170          3.00   6.00  3 N +1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        130    0.50   8.50  4 W      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        130    0.50   8.50  3 W +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 21Pass42
All pass   
  1. W2B
  2. Law

This week starts with maybe a little controversy, North has a nice 6-card heart suit headed by the AK but no supporting intermediates AK8xxx. Under new Open Chart* guidelines North's hand with 10 high card points and and 9 cards in two suits meets the average strength* definition, i.e., it would be legal to open North's hand 1 ... but for me is not the best descriptive bid of North's hand. Maybe change the Q and J for a supported king like K10x and I might consider opening 1, in the auction here, North opens 2 as a Weak Two-Bid.

ACBL Open Convention Chart applies in any event with no upper masterpoint limit and is recommended by ACBL for most open club games.
Average Strength is a hand that has at least 10 hcp or meets the “Rule of 19”.

Auction: North deals and opens the bidding 2 and South with 12 support points including a 9-card fit in hearts J109x, AKJxx as a source of tricks and shortness in clubs bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EK896
2. E42A3
3. WQ685
4. W94K10
5. NA26Q
6. N32J7
7. S10673
8. S78Q2
9. NJ1094
10. SA934
11. SKJK10
12. N8QJ7
13. N555A
Made 4 — NS +420

Play: The defense of this contract is not hard, East h as a natural opening lead with the K and when West ducks the heart, it is not hard for East seeing dummy singleton club and AK to find the switch to the diamonds. East/West win 1 club and 2 diamonds, making 4.

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2 ♠K8762
9
A983
♣J52
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A93
K64
J2
♣AQT94
♠Q4
QJ852
K4
♣K763
♠JT5
AT73
QT765
♣8
8
1411
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣3 ♥4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 2NT  ♦4 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.50   0.50  4 E -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
   50          8.50   0.50  3 E -1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Reach-Anand
        140    6.00   3.00  3 E      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        140    6.00   3.00  3 E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        140    6.00   3.00  3 E      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        150    4.00   5.00  4♣ W +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    3.00   6.00  1 E +4   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Fox-Fox
        420    1.50   7.50  4 W      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        420    1.50   7.50  4 E      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    0.00   9.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Carrier-Hahn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1Pass
2Pass31Pass
4All pass  
  1. natural and invitational

When you count up points, 4should not be a hard game to reach. Once North/South find a fit in hearts West has 15 support points and East has 13 support points.

Auction: West opens the bidding 1 and East responds 1. Playing 3-card raises, West raises to 2 and East makes some kind of invitational bid maybe 3, but in the auction here 3 as natural. West with good club support and 15 support points accepts to 4.

4 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S810JK
2. EJ349
3. E27K2
4. W66QA
5. S62A4
6. N3K5J
7. E81032
8. SQ985
9. E45A7
10. W4577
11. E610A8
12. WQ9310
13. W9KQJ
Made 4 — NS −420

Play: In the play of this deal it gets tricky many will go down in 4. South makes the opening lead of the 8, finessing the J and declarer (East) wins in hand with the K. When declarer sees 5 clubs in dummy and 4 clubs in hand the 8 must be from shortness, and thus, quickly plays three rounds of hearts first leading the J from hand, looking like a finesse for the Q. South ducks the first heart looking to set up his second heart trick. When South wins the A South leads a diamond to partner's A which which he returns to East K. By preserving the A in dummy East can now run off clubs letting South take his remaining heart trick whenever he wishes, making 4.

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3 ♠JT4
J72
Q4
♣AQT62
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A6
AK6
KJ92
♣J974
♠K972
83
T8765
♣K8
♠Q853
QT954
A3
♣53
10
166
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥6 ♠5/6 NT4
EW: 1♣ 5 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -600 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    9.00   0.00  2 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
         90    8.00   1.00  1N W      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A2-Fox-Fox
        100    7.00   2.00  2 S -2   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    6.00   3.00  4 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        150    3.50   5.50  1N W +2   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        150    3.50   5.50  1N W +2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        150    3.50   5.50  1N W +2   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        150    3.50   5.50  2 E +3   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        180    1.00   8.00  1N W +3   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        250    0.00   9.00  2♣ S -5   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Reach-Anand
4 ♠A7
AQ842
KQ4
♣KJ3
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQJ54
T765
J5
♣A5
♠962
3
T9732
♣QT84
♠T83
KJ9
A86
♣9762
19
112
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 4 1♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   1.00  4 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  620          8.00   1.00  4 N      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  620          8.00   1.00  4 N      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
  170          5.00   4.00  3 N +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
  170          5.00   4.00  2 N +2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  170          5.00   4.00  2 N +2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  140          2.50   6.50  3 N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Reach-Anand
  140          2.50   6.50  2 N +1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    0.50   8.50  4 N -1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        100    0.50   8.50  3 N -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
5 ♠8752
T
T8752
♣K84
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AJ43
Q62
A63
♣T62
♠T9
K854
KQ4
♣QJ93
♠KQ6
AJ973
J9
♣A75
3
1111
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   80          8.50   0.50  1 S      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
   80          8.50   0.50  1 S      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
        100    6.00   3.00  1 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Reach-Anand
        100    6.00   3.00  1 S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    6.00   3.00  1 N -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        120    3.50   5.50  1N E +1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        120    3.50   5.50  1N E +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        150    2.00   7.00  2N E +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        200    1.00   8.00  2 S -2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        300    0.00   9.00  1N S -3   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
6 ♠AQ6
KQ53
6
♣AK964
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠974
J764
K2
♣JT75
♠KT852
A
Q987
♣Q32
♠J3
T982
AJT543
♣8
18
511
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4 1♠ 1/2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          9.00   0.00  4 S      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  400          7.00   2.00  3N N      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
  400          7.00   2.00  3N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  400          7.00   2.00  3N N      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          4.50   4.50  3 S +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  170          4.50   4.50  2 N +2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          3.00   6.00  3 N      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
         50    2.00   7.00  4 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Reach-Anand
        100    0.50   8.50  3N N -2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        100    0.50   8.50  3N N -2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A3-Brenner-Rea

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1Pass
Pass11Dbl2
24All pass 
  1. some might open 1
  2. Negative Double

This is not a difficult auction.

Auction: East deals and might open 1 but the A is not working to help this hand. In the auction here after 3 passes North opens 1. East overcalls 1 and South makes a Negative Double. West support spades and North with 21 support points for hearts bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E7A26
2. SJ46K
3. EA243
4. E9JK5
5. NK287
6. N43105
7. S97K8
8. N9Q8J
9. S39A5
10. NQ810J
11. NA10310
12. NQ247
13. N6Q56
Made 4 — NS +420

Play: With the opening lead of the 7, this becomes a sweet deal to play. Declarer (North) wins the A in dummy and takes the spade finesse, losing to the king but setting up two spade winners in the AQ. Now North can play clubs to trump dummy's high intermediates 1098. West can over trump once with the J.

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7 ♠6
KT95
942
♣KQ973
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AJ952
432
J6
♣A65
♠K874
QJ6
T8
♣JT82
♠QT3
A87
AKQ753
♣4
8
107
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4 1NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣5 ♦2 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  3♠ W -2   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  150          7.50   1.50  4 S +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  150          7.50   1.50  3 S +2   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  130          5.50   3.50  3 S +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  130          5.50   3.50  2 S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          4.00   5.00  3 S      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A2-Fox-Fox
        100    2.00   7.00  4 S -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        100    2.00   7.00  4 S -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A6-Reach-Anand
        100    2.00   7.00  5 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        200    0.00   9.00  6* S -1  A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
8 ♠KT9
J32
J32
♣K632
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ7532
6
AKQ
♣985
♠64
AT98
T965
♣AT7
♠J8
KQ754
874
♣QJ4
8
158
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5/6
EW: 1♣ 3 1 3♠ 1NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        100    9.00   0.00  2 S -2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A2-Fox-Fox
        140    6.50   2.50  3♠ W      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A6-Reach-Anand
        140    6.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        140    6.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    6.50   2.50  2♠ W +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        170    3.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    3.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        170    3.00   6.00  2♠ W +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        420    0.50   8.50  4♠ W      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        420    0.50   8.50  4♠ W      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1NT1Pass
2Pass3Pass
4All pass  
  1. 1NT Forcing

I think most East/West pairs should get to 4 on this deal.

North: West opens the bidding 1 and East makes a 1NT Forcing bid. West raises to 2 and East with 2 aces raises to 3. West with 18 support points bids 4.

4 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N2A46
2. E68QK
3. N310Q2
4. WA104J
5. WA358
6. WK267
7. WQJ94
8. W52A4
9. E10789
10. NK7Q9
11. N610J7
12. W5385
13. W3J9K
Made 4 — NS −420

Play: North leads the 2 on opening lead which declarer (West) wins with dummy A and immediately finesses for the K loosing to North. North returns a heart which West trumps and cashes the A. West now cashes three rounds of diamonds, crosses the dummy's A and plays the 10 pitching a club. 4 can only be beat if North leads a club away from the K.

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9 ♠JT7432
3
AJ8
♣AT8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠-
AQT762
K953
♣J75
♠AQ
KJ9
Q64
♣K9632
♠K9865
854
T72
♣Q4
10
1015
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 NT3
EW: 3/4♣ 3 4/5 3/1NT  ♠4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -300 5♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   0.50  5 W -1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          8.50   0.50  5 W -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
         50    6.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Brenner-Rea
         50    6.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    6.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A6-Reach-Anand
        620    4.00   5.00  4 E      A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        630    3.00   6.00  3N E +1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A2-Fox-Fox
        650    1.00   8.00  5 W      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        650    1.00   8.00  5 W      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        650    1.00   8.00  5 E      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
10 ♠T82
QT543
4
♣A984
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQ976
AJ87
T6
♣Q3
♠KJ43
9
A85
♣KT762
♠5
K62
KQJ9732
♣J5
6
1311
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 5♠ 3/4NT  ♦5 ♥6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  100          8.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        100    7.00   2.00  5 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Fox-Fox
        620    5.00   4.00  4♠ W      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        620    5.00   4.00  4♠ W      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    5.00   4.00  4♠ E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        650    2.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        650    2.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        650    2.00   7.00  4♠ W +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        680    0.00   9.00  4♠ W +2   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
11 ♠AQ76
J6
JT
♣87654
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J8543
2
KQ3
♣QJT9
♠K
AQ973
A864
♣AK3
♠T92
KT854
9752
♣2
8
920
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 2 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  6N E -3   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          8.00   1.00  5 E -2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
   50          7.00   2.00  3N W -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
         90    6.00   3.00  2 E      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        110    5.00   4.00  2♣ E +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        400    4.00   5.00  3N E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Fox-Fox
        430    2.00   7.00  3N W +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        430    2.00   7.00  3N W +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        430    2.00   7.00  3N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        460    0.00   9.00  3N E +2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
12 ♠AJT3
QT852
T42
♣5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠Q5
943
QJ86
♣AKT4
♠7642
A6
75
♣QJ872
♠K98
KJ7
AK93
♣963
7
127
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4 3♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 2♣  ♦4 ♥3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +500 5♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          9.00   0.00  4 S      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  170          6.50   2.50  3♠ N +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          6.50   2.50  3 N +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  170          6.50   2.50  2 N +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Fox-Fox
  170          6.50   2.50  2 N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  150          4.00   5.00  3 W -3   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          2.00   7.00  1N W -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
   50          2.00   7.00  1N W -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
   50          2.00   7.00  1N E -1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    0.00   9.00  2♣ W      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
13 ♠QJ83
KJ8
K94
♣AQ4
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠T62
9643
QT83
♣97
♠4
AQT752
J5
♣JT82
♠AK975
-
A762
♣K653
16
28
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 6♠ 5NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦2 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1430 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          8.00   1.00  6♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
 1430          8.00   1.00  6♠ N      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
 1430          8.00   1.00  6♠ N      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
  710          6.00   3.00  4♠ N +3   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  680          4.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  680          4.50   4.50  4♠ N +2   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  650          2.50   6.50  4♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  650          2.50   6.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  620          1.00   8.00  4♠ S      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  230          0.00   9.00  3♠ S +3   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Reach-Anand

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NT1Pass22
Pass2Pass43
Pass54Pass55
Pass56Pass6
All pass   
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. transfer to
  3. Splinter
  4. control and implies spade fit
  5. control
  6. does not have the A

I try each week to pick outs some interesting deals, including slams, I think I will get questions on how to bid or play. When North opens the bidding 1NT and subsequently shows/implies spade support South with 19 support points MUST find slam.

Auction: North deals and with 16 hcp and a balanced hand opens the bidding 1NT. Some with East hand might overcall 2, but this should not deter North/South in this auction. South with an equally awesome hand bids 2 as a transfer to spades. Some with North's hand might show a super acceptance bid showing 4-card support and maximum values which will surely get the partnership to slam, but in the auction here, lets let North just accept the transfer with 2. East/West are silent here throughout.

After North's acceptance of 2, South splinters with 4 and now the key bid in the auction North's bid of 5 shows a spade fit and the A (cant be a void). South makes a control bid of 5, showing the A. North bids 5 with nothing else to show and South bids 6.

6 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EJ39Q
2. N81053
3. S57A2
4. NJQ74
5. S210K5
6. NKAA6
7. SK234
8. S910J2
9. NQ566
10. N4JA3
11. SK948
12. S68910
13. E77Q8
Made 6 — NS +1430

Play: In the auction here it is not unrealistic for East to lead the A thinking not to let South's singleton in hearts get away, but last week I got a complaint about leading honors against slams so let's let East lead the J (or J). .The play for 6 is not difficult, declarer (North) treats the play as a Dummy Reversal (as in the trick-by-trick play here) ruffing three hearts in dummy pulling spades and then giving up either a club to East or a diamond to West, making 6.

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14 ♠T9532
8
JT32
♣AQ2
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠A864
T76
A65
♣T63
♠KJ7
AK9
K974
♣875
♠Q
QJ5432
Q8
♣KJ94
7
814
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6/5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          9.00   0.00  4♠* W -4  A7-Anderson-Conway vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  110          7.50   1.50  2 S      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
  110          7.50   1.50  1 S +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          4.50   4.50  3♠ W -2   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Reach-Anand
  100          4.50   4.50  2♠ W -2   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  100          4.50   4.50  2♠ E -2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  100          4.50   4.50  3 E -2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    2.00   7.00  3 S -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    1.00   8.00  2♠ N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        120    0.00   9.00  2N E      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
15 ♠A6
K864
64
♣AKJ42
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠J8752
T2
T9852
♣5
♠Q94
AQ53
QJ73
♣98
♠KT3
J97
AK
♣QT763
15
111
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/4♣ 4 3NT  ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1 1♠  ♣2 ♥2 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +600 5♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          9.00   0.00  3N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  600          6.00   3.00  3N S      A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  600          6.00   3.00  3N S      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
  600          6.00   3.00  3N S      A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  600          6.00   3.00  5♣ S      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  600          6.00   3.00  5♣ S      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Reach-Anand
  150          1.50   7.50  4♣ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  150          1.50   7.50  3♣ S +2   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  150          1.50   7.50  3♣ S +2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          1.50   7.50  2♣ S +3   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
16 ♠T2
T75
T9873
♣J83
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J865
AKJ9
J5
♣965
♠K43
Q632
642
♣A72
♠AQ97
84
AKQ
♣KQT4
1
109
20
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1/-
       ♣5/3 ♦3 ♥7/6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  2N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  120          6.00   3.00  2N S      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  120          6.00   3.00  2N S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  120          6.00   3.00  2N S      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Reach-Anand
  120          6.00   3.00  2N S      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  120          6.00   3.00  2N S      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
         50    1.50   7.50  3N N -1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
         50    1.50   7.50  2N S -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
         50    1.50   7.50  2N S -1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    1.50   7.50  2N S -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A3-Brenner-Rea
17 ♠T63
AQ
K9876
♣873
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ972
J954
T
♣AKT
♠8
KT832
A42
♣QJ42
♠KQ54
76
QJ53
♣965
9
1310
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦5 ♥1 ♠4 NT3
EW: 5♣ 1 6 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.50   0.50  3 W +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    8.50   0.50  3 E +1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        180    7.00   2.00  1N E +3   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
        200    5.50   3.50  3 E +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        200    5.50   3.50  3 E +2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Reach-Anand
        230    4.00   5.00  3 E +3   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        480    1.50   7.50  4 W +2   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        480    1.50   7.50  4 E +2   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        480    1.50   7.50  4 E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        480    1.50   7.50  4 E +2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
18 ♠KQT9
QJ98
72
♣A74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J82
76
Q9654
♣K65
♠A
KT543
AKJ
♣J982
♠76543
A2
T83
♣QT3
12
616
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1 1NT  ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  670          9.00   0.00  2♠* S     A8-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          8.00   1.00  2 E -4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  100          6.50   2.50  2N W -2   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  100          6.50   2.50  3♣ E -2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A6-Reach-Anand
   50          4.50   4.50  1N E -1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
   50          4.50   4.50  2 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
         90    2.50   6.50  1N E      A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
         90    2.50   6.50  2♣ E      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    1.00   8.00  2 E +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        300    0.00   9.00  3♠ S -3   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
19 ♠Q954
Q8
864
♣AT72
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A83
AJT4
AKT32
♣3
♠K7
K972
Q95
♣J964
♠JT62
653
J7
♣KQ85
8
169
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦1 ♥1 ♠5 NT2
EW: 1♣ 6 6 1♠ 4/3NT
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -1430 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   0.00  4 W -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A2-Fox-Fox
        150    8.00   1.00  2 W +3   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Reach-Anand
        170    7.00   2.00  3 W +3   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        200    6.00   3.00  2 E +3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    5.00   4.00  4 E      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        650    3.50   5.50  4 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        650    3.50   5.50  4 E +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        680    1.00   8.00  4 W +2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        680    1.00   8.00  4 E +2   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        680    1.00   8.00  4 E +2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
20 ♠72
J84
T8754
♣987
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T
T76
AKQJ932
♣J2
♠AJ9863
AKQ93
-
♣53
♠KQ54
52
6
♣AKQT64
1
1114
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1/-NT
       ♦2 ♥2 ♠4/3 NT7/3
EW: 4 5 3♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          9.00   0.00  3N E -4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  200          8.00   1.00  4 E -2   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          5.50   3.50  4 E -1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Reach-Anand
  100          5.50   3.50  4 E -1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  100          5.50   3.50  5 W -1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  100          5.50   3.50  5 W -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        600    3.00   6.00  5 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    2.00   7.00  4♠ E      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        650    1.00   8.00  4 E +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A2-Fox-Fox
        720    0.00   9.00  3N W +4   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
21 ♠AJ654
T
AK42
♣764
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q
943
J53
♣KQJ982
♠T9732
Q8
Q876
♣53
♠K8
AKJ7652
T9
♣AT
12
94
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 4 7 5♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥0 ♠2 NT0
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  720          8.50   0.50  3N N +4   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  720          8.50   0.50  3N N +4   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  710          6.00   3.00  4 S +3   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  710          6.00   3.00  4 S +3   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  710          6.00   3.00  4 S +3   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  680          4.00   5.00  4 S +2   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A6-Reach-Anand
  650          2.50   6.50  4 S +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  650          2.50   6.50  4 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  260          1.00   8.00  3 S +4   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A2-Fox-Fox
  170          0.00   9.00  3 S +1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
22 ♠9643
2
T9873
♣KJ6
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A7
QT63
KJ62
♣873
♠QT85
K984
A54
♣AT
♠KJ2
AJ75
Q
♣Q9542
4
1013
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥3/4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          9.00   0.00  4* W -2  A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
  300          8.00   1.00  3N E -3   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  100          7.00   2.00  2 W -1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
   90          6.00   3.00  2♣ S      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A6-Reach-Anand
         90    5.00   4.00  2 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Fox-Fox
        110    3.50   5.50  2 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    3.50   5.50  2 W      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        140    1.50   7.50  2 W +1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        140    1.50   7.50  2 E +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
       1030    0.00   9.00  1** E +2 A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
23 ♠KJ874
K5
Q
♣AJT82
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ62
AQ73
JT
♣Q73
♠9
98642
98754
♣K6
♠T53
JT
AK632
♣954
14
153
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣4 ♦6 ♠4/5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   1.00  2♠ S +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  140          8.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          8.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  110          5.00   4.00  2♠ N      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  110          5.00   4.00  2♠ N      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
  110          5.00   4.00  2♠ N      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A6-Reach-Anand
  100          3.00   6.00  4 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Fox-Fox
        100    2.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        140    1.00   8.00  3 W      A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        200    0.00   9.00  2♠ N -2   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
24 ♠AK75
932
4
♣AQT54
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T32
AJ
AKQ973
♣63
♠J64
K865
JT8
♣KJ9
♠Q98
QT74
652
♣872
13
149
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3 1 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    9.00   0.00  2♣ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Fox-Fox
        110    5.50   3.50  3 W      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        110    5.50   3.50  3 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    5.50   3.50  3 W      A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A11-Carrier-Hahn
        110    5.50   3.50  3 W      A7-Anderson-Conway vs A6-Reach-Anand
        110    5.50   3.50  3 W      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
        110    5.50   3.50  2 E +1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        150    2.00   7.00  3♠ N -3   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        430    1.00   8.00  3N W +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        500    0.00   9.00  3♠* N -3  A1-Petroff-Conn vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
25 ♠652
7632
KT2
♣532
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠J7
AK984
J94
♣KQT
♠83
QJT
AQ3
♣J9864
♠AKQT94
5
8765
♣A7
3
1410
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 NT5
EW: 4♣ 4  ♦4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          9.00   0.00  2♠ S      A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Reach-Anand
         50    7.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
         50    7.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    7.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Fox-Fox
        100    4.50   4.50  4♠* S -1  A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Brenner-Rea
        100    4.50   4.50  3♠ S -2   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        130    3.00   6.00  3♣ E +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
        170    1.50   7.50  3 W +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        170    1.50   7.50  3 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        620    0.00   9.00  4 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
26 ♠A5
A32
Q
♣AKJ8753
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠KJ972
Q9876
K
♣Q9
♠T843
K
T97632
♣T6
♠Q6
JT54
AJ854
♣42
18
113
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 2 3 5/6NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣1 ♦4 ♥4 NT1
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +1400 7♠*-EW-5
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          9.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          6.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   A1-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  150          6.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  150          6.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
  150          6.50   2.50  4♣ N +1   A8-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
  130          3.50   5.50  4♣ S      A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Fox-Fox
  130          3.50   5.50  4♣ N      A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Brenner-Rea
  100          2.00   7.00  3♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    0.50   8.50  4 S -1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    0.50   8.50  5♣ N -1   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Reach-Anand
27 ♠K864
J93
64
♣A842
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T5
Q74
QT
♣QJT975
♠AJ7
865
AKJ872
♣6
♠Q932
AKT2
953
♣K3
8
713
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣5 ♦4 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2NT  ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.50   0.50  2♠ N      A1-Petroff-Conn vs A4-Pelletier-Moore
  110          8.50   0.50  2♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Koerner-Pemberton
  100          7.00   2.00  3♣ E -2   A10-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Fox-Fox
         50    5.00   4.00  3♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    5.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   A6-Draves-Salvatore vs A3-Brenner-Rea
         50    5.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   A7-Anderson-Conway vs A5-Rosenbluth-Brett
        100    3.00   6.00  3♠ N -2   A2-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Reach-Anand
        110    1.50   7.50  2 E +1   A9-Bartlett-Haas vs A9-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    1.50   7.50  3♣ W      A8-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Ligon-Clarke
        150    0.00   9.00  2N E +1   A4-Saltis-Zizic vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti