- Tuesday Aft - July 30, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1125 MP  Geomean: 390 MP
(based on 49 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 70.67 1st OA 3.35
Ken Ellenberger - Lorraine Salvatore 66.35 2nd OA 2.51
Nancy Hall - Ron Saltis 61.06 3rd OA 1.88
Buki Burke - Charles Patrick 60.58 4th OA 1.41
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 55.77 5th OA 1.06
Charles Clarke - Jean Claude Tavard 55.29 6th OA 0.79
Barry Brenner - Tim Rea 54.97 2nd OB 1.19
Doug Hahn - Robert Carrier 54.33 3rd OB 0.89
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Anne Cline - Maurine Moore 54.17 4th SA 0.46
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 54.17 4th OB 0.67
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 53.53 5th SA 0.26
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 51.92 5th OB 0.50
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 48.24 2nd SB 0.34
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 48.08 3/4th OC 0.46
Helen Weeks - Jim Weeks 48.08 3/4th OC 0.46
EVENT>Club Championship        |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>July 30, 2019      |CLUB NO.>131102    | 07/30/2019 16:14
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Championship (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  156.0 |TOP>  12 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=13/B=6/C=2                      ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A   1     .     .   |   1     .     .    220.50  70.67  3.35(OA)
 2 Linda Beutel           John Eliason             A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    146.00  46.79
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Rosemary Reitz           A   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    144.00  46.15
 4 Mark Eckhout           Mimi Draves              B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    136.00  43.59
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B   .     5     .   |   .     1     .    162.00  51.92  0.50(OB)
 6 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A   .     .     .   |   5     .     .    167.00  53.53  0.26(SA)
 7 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A   .     .     .   |   4     .     .    169.00  54.17  0.46(SA)
 8 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B   .     .     .   |   .     2     .    150.50  48.24  0.34(SB)
 9 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A   5     .     .   |   3     .     .    174.00  55.77  1.06(OA)
10 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    122.00  39.10
11 Charles Patrick        Buki Burke               A   4     .     .   |   2     .     .    189.00  60.58  1.41(OA)
12 Bunny Raymond          Suzanne Brenner          C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     98.00  31.41
13 Jim Weeks              Helen Weeks              C   .     .    3/4  |   .     .     1    150.00  48.08  0.46(OC)
                                          Totals                                           2028.00

EVENT>Club Championship        |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  156.0 |TOP>  12 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=13/B=11/C=6                     ,---,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Jean Claude Tavard     Charles Clarke           A   6     .     .   |   3     .     .    172.50  55.29  0.79(OA)
 2 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .     98.00  31.41
 3 Nancy Hall             Ron Saltis               A   3     .     .   |   2     .     .    190.50  61.06  1.88(OA)
 4 Lynn Arneill-Brown     Parker Mann              C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    138.00  44.23
 5 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          B   2     1     .   |   1     1     .    207.00  66.35  2.51(OA)
 6 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B   .     4     .   |   .     4     .    169.00  54.17  0.67(OB)
 7 Barry Brenner          Tim Rea                  C   .     2     1   |   4     2     1    171.50  54.97  1.19(OB)
 8 Michele Houghtaling    Louise Shaffer           B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    122.00  39.10
 9 Robert Carrier         Doug Hahn                C   .     3     2   |   5     3     2    169.50  54.33  0.89(OB)
10 Harry Anand            John Anderson            C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    145.50  46.63
11 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    160.00  51.28
12 Mary Silverman         Shirley Cann             C   .     .     .   |   .     .     .    134.50  43.11
13 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   .     .    3/4  |   .     .     .    150.00  48.08  0.46(OC)
                                          Totals                                           2028.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠JT853
AQJT54
Q5
♣-
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ9
K87
K842
♣K63
♠A6
2
JT7
♣AQT8742
♠742
963
A963
♣J95
10
1411
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1/2♠  ♣1 ♦3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 3  ♥4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         12.00   0.00  1 N +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50   11.00   1.00  4 N -1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        100   10.00   2.00  4* N -1  A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        150    8.50   3.50  4♣ E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        150    8.50   3.50  4♣ E +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    7.00   5.00  5 N -4   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        250    6.00   6.00  5♠ N -5   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
        400    4.50   7.50  5♣ E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        400    4.50   7.50  5♣ E      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        430    3.00   9.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        460    1.50  10.50  3N W +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        460    1.50  10.50  3N W +2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        500    0.00  12.00  4* N -3  A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Hall-Saltis

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 12Pass
21Pass4Pass
52All pass  
  1. limit raise (or better) in clubs
  2. game values

This week starts off with an unusual deal - two opposing hands have long suits and opening values. So much in this auction depends on partnership agreements and subsequent bids. The analysis here starts with South remaining silent throughout the auction.

Auction: North deals and with 10 high card points , just 6 losers and a great heart suit AQJ1053 will most certainly open 2 or 1 as in the auction here using the new Open Chart guidelines for an opening hand. East with 11 hcp and a good club suit AQ108742 overcalls 2. In the auction here South is silent throughout the auction. West bids 2 as a forcing cuebid in support of clubs. North having expressed his values making an opening bid passes and East with 15 support points jumps to 4 and West with opening values bids 5.

In many auction North/South will compete in hearts. Over East overcall of 2, South with 5 hcp might bid 2 and in in many auctions North even if South passes might with a void in clubs rebid 3 over West's cuebid of 2. In either case N/S might get to 5 doubled or not, down 2.

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.

5 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SA257
2. S3KA2
3. NQ297
4. E45K5
5. W68A9
6. EQJ33
7. EJ6KQ
8. W85109
9. E64K10
10. W44A3
11. WQJ107
12. E868J
13. E72910
Made 5 — NS −400

Play: The play of 5 is not difficult North/South have the right to win A and the A, making 5.

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2 ♠92
J92
75432
♣763
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQT43
A5
QJ6
♣QJT
♠A85
KQ74
AT8
♣542
♠J76
T863
K9
♣AK98
1
1513
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
EW: 2♣ 3 3 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         12.00   0.00  5♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        110   11.00   1.00  2 E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
        180   10.00   2.00  2N W +2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        400    8.00   4.00  3N E      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        400    8.00   4.00  3N E      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        400    8.00   4.00  3N E      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        420    6.00   6.00  4♠ W      A7-Cline-Moore vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    4.50   7.50  3N W +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        430    4.50   7.50  3N W +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        450    3.00   9.00  4♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        460    1.00  11.00  3N W +2   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        460    1.00  11.00  3N E +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        460    1.00  11.00  3N E +2   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Petroff-Conn
3 ♠7
KQ95
9532
♣KT98
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A962
A83
KT8
♣Q43
♠T854
T42
A764
♣76
♠KQJ3
J76
QJ
♣AJ52
8
134
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 2 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180         12.00   0.00  2N S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  150         10.00   2.00  2N S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  150         10.00   2.00  2N S +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Fox-Fox
  150         10.00   2.00  1N S +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  120          6.00   6.00  2N S      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  120          6.00   6.00  2N S      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  120          6.00   6.00  2N S      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  120          6.00   6.00  1N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  120          6.00   6.00  1N S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  110          2.50   9.50  2 N      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  110          2.50   9.50  2♣ S +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        100    1.00  11.00  3N S -2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        150    0.00  12.00  3N S -3   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
4 ♠A
Q542
KT53
♣KQJT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J6532
T7
AQ4
♣965
♠Q87
J93
J76
♣A842
♠KT94
AK86
982
♣73
15
78
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 4 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          9.50   2.50  4 S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  650          9.50   2.50  4 S +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Fox-Fox
  650          9.50   2.50  4 S +1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  650          9.50   2.50  4 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  650          9.50   2.50  4 S +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  650          9.50   2.50  4 N +1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  620          5.00   7.00  4 S      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  620          5.00   7.00  4 S      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  620          5.00   7.00  4 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  170          2.00  10.00  3 S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          2.00  10.00  2 S +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  170          2.00  10.00  2 S +2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        100    0.00  12.00  4 S -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1NT1Pass22
Pass23Pass4
All pass   
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. Stayman
  3. 4 hearts

Some might not agree or like North's opening bid of 1NT, but it is the bid that best decribes North's hand and if North opens 1, North has a hard rebid problem.

Auction: North with 15 hcp a 4-4-4--1 hand with a singleton A opens the bidding 1NT. South bids 2 as Stayman, North responds 2 showing 4 hearts and South with 11 support points bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E62QK
2. NQ967
3. N23A10
4. SK24J
5. S45A7
6. NKA35
7. E879J
8. NQ486
9. N10296
10. N3784
11. SK3108
12. S10J5Q
13. N5J9A
Made 5 — NS +650

Play: East has a hard opening lead against 4, East might lead 7 or as in the play here the 6. With the lead of the 6 West misdefends this contract playing the Q, West seeing 3 diamonds in dummy, should play the A and return the Q. When East gets in with the A, East does not know to continue diamonds and thus, declarer (North) makes 5 in the play here.

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5 ♠T83
KJ7
J972
♣643
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K
986532
AK3
♣AT2
♠QJ962
A4
54
♣J875
♠A754
QT
QT86
♣KQ9
5
148
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠3/4 NT4/5
EW: 4♣ 1 3 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110   12.00   0.00  2 W      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        140   10.50   1.50  1♠ E +2   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
        140   10.50   1.50  2 W +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        170    5.50   6.50  3 W +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        170    5.50   6.50  3 W +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        170    5.50   6.50  2 W +2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        200    0.50  11.50  3 S -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        200    0.50  11.50  2 S -2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
6 ♠9863
K542
Q65
♣K8
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT4
QJ8
AT32
♣Q72
♠QJ5
AT6
J97
♣JT96
♠A72
973
K84
♣A543
8
129
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3♣ 1 1 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90         12.00   0.00  1N S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Hall-Saltis
    PASS      10.50   1.50  Pass Out  A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Silverman-Cann
    PASS      10.50   1.50  Pass Out  A11-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         90    7.00   5.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Brenner-Rea
         90    7.00   5.00  1N E      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         90    7.00   5.00  1N E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    7.00   5.00  1N E      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
         90    7.00   5.00  1N E      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        120    3.00   9.00  2N E      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        120    3.00   9.00  1N E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        120    3.00   9.00  1N E +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
        150    1.00  11.00  1N E +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        180    0.00  12.00  1N E +3   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A10-Anand-Anderson
7 ♠AKQ4
QT6
QJ752
♣J
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠83
J9
AKT
♣AQ9853
♠T976
AK84
98
♣764
♠J52
7532
643
♣KT2
15
147
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 4♣ 2 1♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         12.00   0.00  3 E -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Silverman-Cann
   90         10.50   1.50  2 S      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Petroff-Conn
   90         10.50   1.50  2 N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Fox-Fox
         90    9.00   3.00  1N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    8.00   4.00  3♣ W      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        130    5.00   7.00  3♣ W +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        130    5.00   7.00  3♣ E +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        130    5.00   7.00  2♣ W +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    5.00   7.00  2♣ W +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        130    5.00   7.00  2♣ W +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        150    2.00  10.00  2N E +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        400    1.00  11.00  4♠ N -4   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        600    0.00  12.00  3N W      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Hall-Saltis
8 ♠J62
KQ832
9532
♣J
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT7
J654
AT8
♣AT7
♠854
97
KQ
♣KQ9432
♠AK93
AT
J764
♣865
7
1110
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 1♠  ♣3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         12.00   0.00  2♠ S      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Petroff-Conn
   50         10.50   1.50  4♣ E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50         10.50   1.50  3♣ E -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
         50    8.50   3.50  2 N -1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    8.50   3.50  2 N -1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        100    6.50   5.50  3 S -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        100    6.50   5.50  2 S -2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        110    4.50   7.50  3♣ E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Fox-Fox
        110    4.50   7.50  3♣ E      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        130    3.00   9.00  3♣ E +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        180    2.00  10.00  2N W +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        400    1.00  11.00  3N W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        430    0.00  12.00  3N W +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
9 ♠KJ74
8765
T9
♣K92
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠Q986
T94
AK86
♣AT
♠T5
AKJ2
Q74
♣J873
♠A32
Q3
J532
♣Q654
7
1311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 3 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         12.00   0.00  4 E -3   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  200         11.00   1.00  3N E -2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Anand-Anderson
    PASS      10.00   2.00  Pass Out  A11-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
         90    8.50   3.50  1N E      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
         90    8.50   3.50  1N E      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    6.50   5.50  1 E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        110    6.50   5.50  1 E +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        120    4.00   8.00  2N W      A7-Cline-Moore vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        120    4.00   8.00  1N E +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        120    4.00   8.00  1N E +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        150    1.00  11.00  2N W +1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        150    1.00  11.00  1N W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    1.00  11.00  1N W +2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
10 ♠T43
97
KQT54
♣986
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQ85
AQT532
3
♣74
♠62
KJ
AJ86
♣AKJ32
♠KJ97
864
972
♣QT5
5
1217
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3 ♥0 ♠2 NT1
EW: 6♣ 3 7 4♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -2210 7-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         12.00   0.00  6N E -1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        620   10.50   1.50  4 W      A7-Cline-Moore vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        620   10.50   1.50  4 E      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        650    8.50   3.50  4 W +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        650    8.50   3.50  4 W +1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        660    6.50   5.50  3N W +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        660    6.50   5.50  3N E +2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        690    4.50   7.50  3N E +3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        690    4.50   7.50  3N E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        710    3.00   9.00  4 W +3   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        720    1.50  10.50  3N E +4   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        720    1.50  10.50  3N E +4   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
       1460    0.00  12.00  6 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Tavard-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NT1Pass
22Pass2Pass
33Pass44Pass
4NT5Pass56Pass
6All pass  
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. transfer to hearts
  3. forcing
  4. club control and extra values
  5. Roman Keycard 1430 Blackwood
  6. 3 keycards

This deal could be bid in two different methods to reach slam of 6. Some might consider opening East hand 1 with the plans to Reverse into 2 as a forcing bid showing 5 clubs and 4 diamonds. I think this is a good tactic and might make it easier to reach 6, but with 17 hcp and a semi-balanced hand of 5-4-2-2 with KJ many will treat East hand as balanced and open 1NT.

Auction: East deals and with 17 hcp and a balanced hand opens the bidding 1NT. North/South are silent throughout. West first makes a transfer of 2 to 2 and then rebids 3 to create a forcing auction. West could bid 3NT, but this might look like minimal values. This deal looks like it will be played in hearts so East bids 4 as a control for clubs and showing extra values. West bids 4NT as RKC 1430 Blackwood for hearts and East respond 5 for 3 keycards. West knowing East opening notrump has at least 2 spades and a finesse for the K might be required or might not have the K bids 6.

6 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S7Q46
2. W39K6
3. EA1049
4. E29A3
5. W810JK
6. EA7310
7. E8924
8. WA728
9. WQ534
10. W10QJ5
11. W5862
12. W76KQ
13. EJJ5K
Made 7 — NS −1460

Play: On opening lead South tests for making 7 with the lead of the 7. It really doesn't matter the opening lead declarer (East can always finesse for the K, making 7.

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11 ♠AQ5
AQT642
AQJ
♣8
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T87
J983
73
♣AK97
♠K6
-
9842
♣QJT6543
♠J9432
K75
KT65
♣2
19
86
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3 5 5/4♠  ♣3 NT6
EW: 4♣  ♦2 ♥1 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: +300 6♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1210         12.00   0.00  6* N     A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  980         11.00   1.00  6 N      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  750         10.00   2.00  5* N +1  A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  480          8.50   3.50  5 N +1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  480          8.50   3.50  4 N +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  450          4.50   7.50  5 N      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Fox-Fox
  450          4.50   7.50  5 N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  450          4.50   7.50  4 S +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  450          4.50   7.50  4 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  450          4.50   7.50  4 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  450          4.50   7.50  4 N +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  420          1.00  11.00  4 N      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        100    0.00  12.00  4 N -2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass133
441Pass4NT2
Pass53Pass6
All pass   
  1. control in spades
  2. RKC 1430 Blackwood
  3. 3 keycards

I'm not quite sure what to say about this deal. I think 6 is a good contract, my slam grue Klinger says to be in all slams that just requires a finesse.

Auction: After two passes North opens the bidding 1 and East preempts 3. A key bid in this auction is South bid of 3. West (grrrrrrr!) raises the preempt to 4 and North bids 4 a some kind of slam try. South has nothing to cuebid and should bid 5, but in the auction here makes a bad bid asking for keycards and when North shows 3, South bids 6.

6 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EQ298
2. E467Q
3. N26K3
4. S58102
5. NA37J
6. NQ929
7. N6437
8. NA853
9. NJ5K7
10. S10105J
11. S48QK
12. E10JK4
13. NA69A
Down 1 — NS −50

Play: Not much to the play of defense of this contract. East/West have the right to win the A and K.

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12 ♠T5432
J52
Q64
♣J7
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠A8
8763
AKT5
♣Q94
♠KQ9
A94
973
♣A853
♠J76
KQT
J82
♣KT62
4
1313
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 3 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         11.50   0.50  3N E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
   50         11.50   0.50  3N E -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Silverman-Cann
         90   10.00   2.00  1N E      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        120    9.00   3.00  1N E +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A2-Fox-Fox
        130    8.00   4.00  3 W +1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        150    7.00   5.00  2N E +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        300    6.00   6.00  2♠ N -3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        400    4.00   8.00  3N E      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        400    4.00   8.00  3N E      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        400    4.00   8.00  3N E      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        430    1.00  11.00  3N W +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        430    1.00  11.00  3N E +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        430    1.00  11.00  3N E +1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
13 ♠A97
QJ643
-
♣AKQT6
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KQ53
AK7
KT872
♣7
♠JT42
85
QJ543
♣53
♠86
T92
A96
♣J9842
16
154
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1NT  ♦3 ♠4
EW: 3 2/3♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790         12.00   0.00  4* N     A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  630         11.00   1.00  3N S +1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  620          8.50   3.50  4 N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  620          8.50   3.50  4 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  620          8.50   3.50  4 N      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  620          8.50   3.50  4 N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Fox-Fox
  600          6.00   6.00  5♣ N      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200          5.00   7.00  5* W -1  A7-Cline-Moore vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  170          4.00   8.00  1 N +3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    2.50   9.50  4 N -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        100    2.50   9.50  4 N -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        200    1.00  11.00  5♣* N -1  A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        710    0.00  12.00  4* W     A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Anand-Anderson
14 ♠J82
542
73
♣KQJ72
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AQ
KT9876
Q54
♣A8
♠T974
J
T982
♣T943
♠K653
AQ3
AKJ6
♣65
7
151
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ -/1 1/2♠
       ♦6 ♥6/7 NT6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460         12.00   0.00  3N S +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100         10.50   1.50  2 W -2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  100         10.50   1.50  2 W -2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A7-Brenner-Rea
   50          8.00   4.00  2 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Hall-Saltis
   50          8.00   4.00  2 W -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          8.00   4.00  2 W -1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
         50    5.00   7.00  1N S -1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    5.00   7.00  1N S -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Petroff-Conn
         50    5.00   7.00  3♣ N -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        100    2.00  10.00  2N S -2   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        100    2.00  10.00  1N S -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        100    2.00  10.00  3♠ S -2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        800    0.00  12.00  5♣* N -4  A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
15 ♠K963
T97
92
♣KJ43
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠-
K8543
KQT
♣T7652
♠Q842
AJ
876543
♣9
♠AJT75
Q62
AJ
♣AQ8
7
87
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4♠ 4NT  ♦3 ♥6
EW: 3 1/-  ♣4 ♥7/6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +300 5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650         11.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  650         11.50   0.50  4♠ S +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  620          9.00   3.00  4♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  620          9.00   3.00  4♠ S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Fox-Fox
  620          9.00   3.00  4♠ N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  600          7.00   5.00  3N S      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  210          6.00   6.00  1N S +4   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  170          5.00   7.00  3♠ S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          4.00   8.00  3♠ S      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  100          3.00   9.00  5* E -1  A7-Cline-Moore vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    2.00  10.00  4♠ S -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        200    0.50  11.50  4♠ S -2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        200    0.50  11.50  4♠ S -2   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Silverman-Cann
16 ♠AQ42
AK6
J5
♣QJ85
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K7
Q2
AT984
♣K432
♠9863
97543
72
♣A7
♠JT5
JT8
KQ63
♣T96
17
124
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 2 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5/6 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         11.50   0.50  3N S      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  400         11.50   0.50  3N S      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  180          9.50   2.50  1N S +3   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  180          9.50   2.50  1N N +3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  150          6.50   5.50  2N S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  150          6.50   5.50  2N S +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  150          6.50   5.50  2N S +1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  150          6.50   5.50  1N S +2   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  140          4.00   8.00  2♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  120          2.50   9.50  2N S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Fox-Fox
  120          2.50   9.50  1N N +1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  110          1.00  11.00  2♠ N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    0.00  12.00  3 S -1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
17 ♠-
Q765
AKQ75432
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠864
A4
6
♣KQJT742
♠QJ93
KJ3
J98
♣986
♠AKT752
T982
T
♣A3
11
108
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 4NT  ♣3 ♠6
EW: 2/3♣  ♦2 ♥3 ♠5/6 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 5♣*-W-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  550         12.00   0.00  5* N     A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  460         11.00   1.00  3N N +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  400          6.50   5.50  5 S      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  400          6.50   5.50  5 N      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A2-Fox-Fox
  300          2.00  10.00  5♣* W -2  A7-Cline-Moore vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  150          1.00  11.00  4 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
         50    0.00  12.00  5 N -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 51All pass 
  1. preemptive

Ok a fun deal. Some may not preempt the bidding holding a 4-card major.

Auction: North deals and with 8 diamonds AKQ75432 and no one vulnerable opens the bidding 5. It is now doubtful South will bid his spades or west will bid his clubs.

5 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EQ245
2. NA9106
3. NQJ52
4. NK824
5. N56AK
6. SA673
7. SK859
8. S31079
9. N2387
10. N389Q
11. N6J104
12. EJ10J4
13. NQK7A
Made 5 — NS +400

Play: From double dummy analysis, the lead of the 3 will give East/West three heart tricks for down 1. But in the play here East chooses to lead the Q which gives declarer to pitches on the AK, making 5.

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18 ♠A76
A5
KQT83
♣Q64
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T
KJ72
AJ4
♣T9872
♠9843
QT43
9765
♣3
♠KQJ52
986
2
♣AKJ5
15
92
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦2 ♥5 ♠1 NT1
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  680         11.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  680         11.50   0.50  4♠ S +2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A2-Fox-Fox
  650          7.50   4.50  5♠ S      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  650          7.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  650          7.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  650          7.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  650          7.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  650          7.50   4.50  4♠ S +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  620          4.00   8.00  4♠ S      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  170          3.00   9.00  3♠ S +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        100    1.50  10.50  5♠ S -1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        100    1.50  10.50  4♠ S -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        200    0.00  12.00  4 N -2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A12-Silverman-Cann
19 ♠J87
QJ9
J9873
♣Q7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q643
AK32
Q
♣J842
♠K52
87654
KT65
♣6
♠AT9
T
A42
♣AKT953
7
126
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1♠ 3NT  ♥4
EW: 3/2  ♣4 ♦5 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +200 4*-E-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  120         12.00   0.00  1N S +1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  110         10.50   1.50  3♣ S      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Fox-Fox
  110         10.50   1.50  2♣ S +1   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   90          9.00   3.00  1♣ S +1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
         50    5.00   7.00  3N N -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Brenner-Rea
         50    5.00   7.00  3N N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         50    5.00   7.00  3N N -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Anand-Anderson
         50    5.00   7.00  2 N -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    5.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    5.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    5.00   7.00  3♣ S -1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        100    1.00  11.00  3N N -2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        150    0.00  12.00  4 N -3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A11-Petroff-Conn
20 ♠A
Q97
KJ93
♣K9865
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K87653
KT6
87
♣Q3
♠9
AJ52
AQ62
♣AJT4
♠QJT42
843
T54
♣72
13
816
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
EW: 3/4♣ 3/4 4/5 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -650 5-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.00   2.00  3N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100         10.00   2.00  3N E -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  100         10.00   2.00  3N E -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  100         10.00   2.00  2N E -1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100         10.00   2.00  2N E -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        120    7.00   5.00  2N E      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        140    5.50   6.50  3 E      A7-Cline-Moore vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        140    5.50   6.50  2 E +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        170    4.00   8.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        300    3.00   9.00  2 N -3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        400    2.00  10.00  2♣ N -4   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        600    1.00  11.00  3N E      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        620    0.00  12.00  4♠ W      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
21 ♠T7
Q7
QT
♣AQJ8742
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AKQ6432
64
A2
♣65
♠J85
J3
97654
♣T93
♠9
AKT9852
KJ83
♣K
11
132
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 5  ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♠  ♣0 ♦4 ♥0 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +500 5♠*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  750         12.00   0.00  5♣* N     A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  680         10.50   1.50  5 S +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  680         10.50   1.50  4 S +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  650          7.50   4.50  5 S      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  650          7.50   4.50  5 S      A10-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  650          7.50   4.50  4 S +1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  650          7.50   4.50  4 S +1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A2-Fox-Fox
  300          4.50   7.50  4♠* W -2  A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  300          4.50   7.50  4♠* W -2  A7-Cline-Moore vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  150          3.00   9.00  5♠ W -3   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  100          1.50  10.50  4♠ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  100          1.50  10.50  4♠ W -2   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
        200    0.00  12.00  6♣ N -2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
22 ♠QJ53
A975
9432
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠87
K43
Q76
♣Q8532
♠K9
QJT2
AKJT5
♣64
♠AT642
86
8
♣AJT97
10
714
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5♠ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5
EW: 2 1  ♣5 ♠1 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480         12.00   0.00  4♠ S +2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A2-Fox-Fox
  450         11.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  420         10.00   2.00  4♠ S      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  230          7.50   4.50  3♠ S +3   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  230          7.50   4.50  3♠ S +3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  230          7.50   4.50  3♠ S +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  230          7.50   4.50  2♠ S +4   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  200          4.00   8.00  3N W -2   A7-Cline-Moore vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  200          4.00   8.00  3♠ S +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  200          4.00   8.00  2♠ S +3   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  170          2.00  10.00  3♠ N +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  140          1.00  11.00  3♠ S      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          0.00  12.00  2 E -1   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
23 ♠AQ832
94
6
♣86532
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K54
Q
KQJ843
♣AJT
♠T97
K83
AT75
♣K74
♠J6
AJT7652
92
♣Q9
6
1610
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 3 4NT  ♣6 ♥4 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170         12.00   0.00  3 S +1   A7-Cline-Moore vs A2-Fox-Fox
  140         11.00   1.00  3 S      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          8.00   4.00  5 W -1   A9-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          8.00   4.00  5 W -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          8.00   4.00  5 W -1   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  100          8.00   4.00  5 E -1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100          8.00   4.00  4 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Brenner-Rea
        110    3.50   8.50  3 W      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Hall-Saltis
        110    3.50   8.50  3 W      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
        110    3.50   8.50  3 W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Anand-Anderson
        110    3.50   8.50  2 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Petroff-Conn
        600    1.00  11.00  5 W      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A12-Silverman-Cann
        630    0.00  12.00  3N E +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
24 ♠QJ753
62
AQ
♣T432
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠96
JT87
965
♣9765
♠T82
Q54
KT843
♣AQ
♠AK4
AK93
J72
♣KJ8
9
111
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 3 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥4 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480         12.00   0.00  4♠ N +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  450         10.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  450         10.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  450         10.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  420          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  400          7.00   5.00  3N S      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  230          5.50   6.50  3♠ N +3   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  230          5.50   6.50  1♠ N +5   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  200          3.50   8.50  2♠ N +3   A7-Cline-Moore vs A2-Fox-Fox
  200          3.50   8.50  1♠ N +4   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Brenner-Rea
  180          1.50  10.50  2N S +2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  180          1.50  10.50  1N S +3   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  150          0.00  12.00  2N S +1   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
25 ♠3
A7
AKJT765
♣KJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ752
K832
8
♣Q64
♠QT96
J94
Q93
♣932
♠K84
QT65
42
♣AT75
16
105
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/5♣ 4 2/3 -/1♠ 1/3NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣2 ♦2/3 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: +400 3NT-N/5♣-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460         12.00   0.00  3N S +2   A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Fox-Fox
  400         10.00   2.00  3N S      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  400         10.00   2.00  3N S      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  400         10.00   2.00  3N N      A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  150          8.00   4.00  3 N +2   A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  130          5.50   6.50  4 N      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  130          5.50   6.50  4 N      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  130          5.50   6.50  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  130          5.50   6.50  2 N +2   A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  110          3.00   9.00  3 N      A7-Cline-Moore vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
         50    1.50  10.50  3N S -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Brenner-Rea
         50    1.50  10.50  5 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    0.00  12.00  5 N -2   A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A11-Petroff-Conn
26 ♠AKJT987
KT
6
♣T93
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠432
A983
QT3
♣J76
♠5
Q654
752
♣AK842
♠Q6
J72
AKJ984
♣Q5
11
79
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 4♠ 3NT  ♣4 ♥5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A1-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Fox-Fox
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Arneill-Brown-Mann
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A4-Eckhout-Draves vs A8-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A6-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Silverman-Cann
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A7-Cline-Moore vs A1-Tavard-Clarke
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A9-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A12-Raymond-Brenner vs A11-Petroff-Conn
  620          8.00   4.00  4♠ N      A13-Weeks-Weeks vs A13-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  200          3.00   9.00  2♠ N +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Anand-Anderson
  170          1.50  10.50  3♠ N +1   A8-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Hall-Saltis
  170          1.50  10.50  2♠ N +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    0.00  12.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Brenner-Rea