- Tuesday Aft - August 6, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1095 MP  Geomean: 380 MP
(based on 45 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Charles Clarke - Jean Claude Tavard 62.88 2.07 Red, 2.06 Blk
Marilyn Brett - Rosemary Reitz 60.61 1.55 Red, 1.55 Blk
Gary Feldman - Marjorie Butler 56.63 1.16 Red, 1.16 Blk
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 56.44 0.87 Red, 0.87 Blk
Harry Anand - John Anderson 54.73 0.70 Red, 0.70 Blk
Ken Ellenberger - Lorraine Salvatore 54.36 0.53 Red, 0.52 Blk
Partnership Pct Masterpoints
Iris Acutt - Jeff Steward 53.98 0.40 Red, 0.39 Blk
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 53.79 0.52 Red, 0.51 Blk
John Eliason - Linda Beutel 53.60 0.36 Red, 0.36 Blk
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 52.84 0.21 Red, 0.20 Blk
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 50.00 0.30 Red, 0.29 Blk
Barry Brenner - Tim Rea 49.62 0.28 Red, 0.28 Blk
EVENT>NAP Open                 |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>August 6, 2019     |CLUB NO.>131102    | 08/06/2019 15:56
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=7/C=5                      ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | 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 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    139.00  52.65
 2 Linda Beutel           John Eliason             A   Q            .     .     .   |   4     .     .    141.50  53.60  0.36Red
                                                                                                                        0.36Blk
 3 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B   Q   Q        .     .     .   |   3     2     .    142.00  53.79  0.52Red
                                                                                                                        0.51Blk
 4 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A   Q            .     .     .   |   .     .     .    136.00  51.52
 5 Charles Patrick        Stafford Kelly           B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    115.50  43.75
 6 Tim Rea                Barry Brenner            C       Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     3     2    131.00  49.62  0.28Red
                                                                                                                        0.28Blk
 7 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A   Q            .     .     .   |   5     .     .    139.50  52.84  0.21Red
                                                                                                                        0.20Blk
 8 Lynn Arneill-Brown     Parker Mann              C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    114.00  43.18
 9 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A   Q            4     .     .   |   2     .     .    149.00  56.44  0.87Red
                                                                                                                        0.87Blk
10 Dolores Mattox         Katarina Bernbaum        C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    103.00  39.02
11 Kathy Masi             Lynette Haas             C       Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .    124.00  46.97
12 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          C   Q   Q   Q    3     2     1   |   1     1     1    149.50  56.63  1.16Red
                                                                                                                        1.16Blk
                                          Totals                                                        1584.00

EVENT>NAP Open                 |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=10/C=5                     ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | 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 Rosemary Reitz         Marilyn Brett            B   Q   Q        2     1     .   |   2     1     .    160.00  60.61  1.55Red
                                                                                                                        1.55Blk
 2 Richard Fox            Evelyn Fox               B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    109.00  41.29
 3 Shirley Cann           Mary Silverman           C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    117.50  44.51
 4 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    129.50  49.05
 5 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    114.50  43.37
 6 Iris Acutt             Jeff Steward             C   Q   Q   Q    .     5     3   |   5     4     2    142.50  53.98  0.40Red
                                                                                                                        0.39Blk
 7 Ron Saltis             Buki Burke               A                .     .     .   |   .     .     .    131.50  49.81
 8 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     4   |   .     .     .    132.00  50.00  0.30Red
                                                                                                                        0.29Blk
 9 Jean Claude Tavard     Charles Clarke           A   Q            1     .     .   |   1     .     .    166.00  62.88  2.07Red
                                                                                                                        2.06Blk
10 Paula Reach            Bob Deal                 C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     93.50  35.42
11 Harry Anand            John Anderson            C   Q   Q   Q    5     3     2   |   3     2     1    144.50  54.73  0.70Red
                                                                                                                        0.70Blk
12 Lorraine Salvatore     Ken Ellenberger          B   Q   Q        6     4     .   |   4     3     .    143.50  54.36  0.53Red
                                                                                                                        0.52Blk
                                          Totals                                                        1584.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q96
A8
J9874
♣K82
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠J532
K954
AK5
♣73
♠84
JT763
T3
♣AJT6
♠AKT7
Q2
Q62
♣Q954
10
116
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/3 1♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣6 ♦4 ♠5/6 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 4*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         10.50   0.50  2 N +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
  130         10.50   0.50  1 N +3   A11-Masi-Haas vs A10-Reach-Deal
  100          9.00   2.00  4 E -2   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A11-Anand-Anderson
   90          8.00   3.00  1N S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Acutt-Steward
   50          7.00   4.00  3 E -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
         50    6.00   5.00  1N N -1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        100    3.00   8.00  2N N -2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        100    3.00   8.00  1N N -2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        100    3.00   8.00  1N N -2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    3.00   8.00  1N N -2   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        100    3.00   8.00  2♠ S -2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    0.00  11.00  2 E +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Tavard-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
Dbl1Rdbl22Pass
Pass3All pass 
  1. Takeout Double
  2. 10+ high card points

With ACBL's new Open Chart definition of an opening hand the game of bridge, as many of us have grown up to know and love, has hit a new low. Maybe I should just throw away my copy of Alan Truscott's The Bidding Dictionary defining modern standard bidding methods ... no, I think I'll keep it!

Auction: Some might consider North's hand a Near Average Strength hand and open 1 or maybe 2, but in the auction here North passes. After two passes, South with 13 hcp and 8 losers opens the bidding 1. West with 11 hcp and 4-cards in both majors makes a Takeout Double. North makes a redouble showing 10+ hcp and a willingness to compete. Typically most partnership will play responder's redouble says "I want the next bid". After East bids 2 and South passes, North bids 3. In the auction here with East passing initially and West holding just 12 support points for hearts East/West do not compete, but some might take 3 as a Law bid and compete to 3.

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.

3 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EJQKA
2. N81024
3. E47JQ
4. N83QK
5. WA4102
6. W5J36
7. N9642
8. N68A5
9. SK39J
10. S10526
11. S53KA
12. E7997
13. N810Q7
Made 3 — NS +110

Play: Despite missing the AK, 3 is not a hard contract whether East leads the J or the 8. East/West can win 1 heart + AK + 1 club or AK + 2 clubs, in either case declarer North can make 3.

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2 ♠985
A973
K85
♣765
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AKJT
T
QT97
♣K983
♠Q42
KJ864
J4
♣AT2
♠763
Q52
A632
♣QJ4
7
1311
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 3 3/2 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         10.50   0.50  3N E -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
   50         10.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A1-Reitz-Brett
    PASS       8.50   2.50  Pass Out  A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Saltis-Burke
    PASS       8.50   2.50  Pass Out  A7-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Fox-Fox
        140    6.00   5.00  2♠ W +1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    6.00   5.00  1♠ W +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        140    6.00   5.00  1♠ W +2   A11-Masi-Haas vs A10-Reach-Deal
        150    3.50   7.50  2N E +1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        150    3.50   7.50  2N E +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        400    1.00  10.00  3N W      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        400    1.00  10.00  3N W      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        400    1.00  10.00  3N E      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Cann-Silverman
3 ♠T63
J95
JT98
♣K64
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AKQ742
86
762
♣A9
♠J98
KT42
K53
♣Q82
♠5
AQ73
AQ4
♣JT753
5
139
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2  ♠5 NT5
EW: 2/1♠ 2/1NT  ♣4/3 ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         10.00   1.00  4♠ E -2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  200         10.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  200         10.00   1.00  2♠ W -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Anand-Anderson
  100          6.00   5.00  3♠ W -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  100          6.00   5.00  3♠ W -1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
  100          6.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100          6.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A10-Reach-Deal
  100          6.00   5.00  2♠ W -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    3.00   8.00  5♣ S -2   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    1.00  10.00  2♠ W      A1-Cline-Moore vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    1.00  10.00  2♠ W      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        110    1.00  10.00  2♠ W      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A3-Cann-Silverman
4 ♠AKQ
AJ874
8
♣J652
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T42
T532
KQ4
♣A43
♠9876
K6
J9765
♣97
♠J53
Q9
AT32
♣KQT8
15
94
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥2 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660         10.50   0.50  3N S +2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  660         10.50   0.50  3N S +2   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A10-Reach-Deal
  630          8.00   3.00  4N S      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  630          8.00   3.00  3N S +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Reitz-Brett
  630          8.00   3.00  3N N +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Anand-Anderson
  600          4.50   6.50  3N S      A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  600          4.50   6.50  3N S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  600          4.50   6.50  3N N      A1-Cline-Moore vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  600          4.50   6.50  5♣ N      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  170          1.50   9.50  2 N +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Fox-Fox
  170          1.50   9.50  2 N +2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  150          0.00  11.00  1N S +2   A11-Masi-Haas vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
5 ♠A965
A9653
K94
♣6
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K7432
84
A32
♣J82
♠J8
QT7
JT86
♣AQT5
♠QT
KJ2
Q75
♣K9743
11
810
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5/4 ♦5/4 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650         11.00   0.00  4 S +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  620          9.50   1.50  4 N      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  620          9.50   1.50  4 N      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Reach-Deal
  200          8.00   3.00  3 S +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A11-Anand-Anderson
  170          6.50   4.50  3 N +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  170          6.50   4.50  3 N +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A2-Fox-Fox
  140          4.50   6.50  3 S      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Reitz-Brett
  140          4.50   6.50  3 N      A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  110          3.00   8.00  2 N      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
    PASS       1.00  10.00  Pass Out  A7-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
    PASS       1.00  10.00  Pass Out  A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A6-Acutt-Steward
    PASS       1.00  10.00  Pass Out  A11-Masi-Haas vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1NT1
Pass2Pass32
Pass4All pass 
  1. 1NT Forcing
  2. 3-card limit raise in hearts

This is a 1NTF auction where North/South should reach game.

Auction: North deals an opens the auction 1. East would like to get into the auction with 10 high card points , but there does not seem to be a legitimate bid opportunity. South makes a 1NT forcing bid and when North responds 2 (does not have the values for 2) South makes a jump rebid of 3 showing a 3-card limit raise. Some might make a 2/1 bid of 2 and that is fine, South has 12 support points for hearts. Either way North should raise 3 to 4 or the 2/1 auction will get to 4 anyway.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. EJ72K
2. N6A72
3. E85A4
4. WKA810
5. NA1028
6. N37K4
7. SK895
8. SQ3610
9. S9J9Q
10. N5JQ7
11. S42610
12. N9633
13. N5QJ4
Made 4 — NS +620

Play: The opening lead of the J put the 10 in East hand. Declarer (North wins the K in hand and leads his singleton club up to the K in dummy. When East wins the A he is stuck. If he leads another diamond, declarer has the 10 spotted. If he doesn't lead another diamond, declarer can pitch a diamond on the K

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6 ♠A
QJ9765
T7
♣KJT9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQ9
AKT82
94
♣A74
♠T874
43
AQ3
♣8532
♠J6532
-
KJ8652
♣Q6
11
166
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 1 1♠  NT6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         10.00   1.00  2♠ E -3   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Reitz-Brett
  300         10.00   1.00  2 W -3   A1-Cline-Moore vs A11-Anand-Anderson
  300         10.00   1.00  2 W -3   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  200          8.00   3.00  2N E -2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  180          7.00   4.00  2N N +2   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  130          6.00   5.00  3 S +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A2-Fox-Fox
  110          5.00   6.00  2 S +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Reach-Deal
  100          3.00   8.00  1N W -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  100          3.00   8.00  1N W -1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          3.00   8.00  2♠ E -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A6-Acutt-Steward
         50    1.00  10.00  3 S -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Petroff-Conn
         90    0.00  11.00  1N W      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
7 ♠AJ763
Q832
AT4
♣A
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T5
764
9765
♣J543
♠KQ8
J9
K832
♣KT87
♠942
AKT5
QJ
♣Q962
15
112
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/1 5 4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥2 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +650 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          9.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A10-Reach-Deal
  650          9.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  650          9.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Anand-Anderson
  650          9.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  630          6.50   4.50  3N S +1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox
  630          6.50   4.50  3N N +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  620          3.50   7.50  4♠ N      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  620          3.50   7.50  4♠ N      A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  620          3.50   7.50  4♠ N      A11-Masi-Haas vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  620          3.50   7.50  4♠ N      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        100    1.00  10.00  4♠ N -1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        200    0.00  11.00  6 S -2   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Petroff-Conn
8 ♠K
K832
QJ9
♣KQT53
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQJ653
J
653
♣AJ9
♠T98
A9754
8742
♣8
♠742
QT6
AKT
♣7642
14
134
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1  ♦6 ♠3 NT5
EW: 1 4♠ 2NT  ♣4 ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -300 5♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         11.00   0.00  3♣ N      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
         50    9.50   1.50  1N S -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Cann-Silverman
         50    9.50   1.50  4♣ N -1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        140    5.50   5.50  3♠ W      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    5.50   5.50  3♠ W      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        140    5.50   5.50  3♠ W      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        140    5.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        140    5.50   5.50  2♠ W +1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    5.50   5.50  1♠ W +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A10-Reach-Deal
        150    2.00   9.00  3 S -3   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        170    1.00  10.00  3♠ W +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        260    0.00  11.00  1♠* W +1  A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Fox-Fox

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Dbl123
3All pass  
  1. Takeout Double

The double dummy analysis shows this deal will make 4, but you will need to be a mystic to make 4.

Auction: West deals and with 13 high card points and 7 losers opens 1. North makes a Takeout Double and East raises to 2. South bids 3 and West bids 3. North might compete to 4 but bidding 4 will over values his hand. If North competes to 4, East/West might compete to 4 and then drop the singleton K. North is best to let this deal be played in 3 and hope he can win this singleton K.

3 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NK84A
2. WJ2A6
3. E7Q33
4. W93102
5. E51068
6. WJ596
7. E875K
8. NK910A
9. WQQ24
10. WJQ42
11. W6J7A
12. S75104
13. N98K3
Made 3 — NS −140


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9 ♠73
T953
J643
♣AJ9
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AKT84
J
AKT5
♣KQ7
♠965
AK72
Q8
♣8642
♠QJ2
Q864
972
♣T53
6
209
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥4 ♠1 NT2
EW: 5♣ 5 3 6♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -1430 6♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.50   0.50  6♠ W -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  100         10.50   0.50  6♠ W -1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    9.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Fox-Fox
        620    7.50   3.50  4♠ W      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        620    7.50   3.50  4♠ W      A11-Masi-Haas vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Reach-Deal
        650    3.50   7.50  4♠ W +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        680    0.00  11.00  4♠ W +2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A4-Petroff-Conn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1Pass2Pass
31Pass32Pass
43Pass44Pass
4NT5Pass56Pass
6All pass  
  1. forcing
  2. control
  3. control
  4. A
  5. RKC Blackwood
  6. 1 keycard

I didn't think this was a hard slam to bid but my computer analysis did. After 3 passes, West with 20 high card points , 4 losers and shortness has a legitimate 2 opening bid which might help some get to slam.

Auction: In the auction here West opens the bidding 1 with the plan, depending on partner's response, to make a descriptive rebid. North/South are silent throughout. East has a marginal 3-card limit raise but with the Q in a short suit decides to treat his 9 hcp as a simple response with 2. Some might consider West making a self Splinter in 4 but this limits West's values, West with 22-23 support points is 1) too strong to Splinter and 2) West does not know there is a 9-card fit in spades.

West makes a forcing rebid of 3 and West, now knowing the value of the Q shows his extra values with a control bid of 3. West probably has enough information now to go slamming, but makes one more effort with the control bid of 4, and East continues with 4 now clearly showing the A. West now bids 4NT as Roman Keycard Blackwood and when East confirms the A, bids 6.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N38910
2. WJ3A4
3. E9243
4. E6QA7
5. WK65J
6. W54Q7
7. EK6710
8. E28109
9. WKA25
10. N57Q8
11. WQ983
12. WAJ62
13. WKJ410
Made 6 — NS −1430

Play: With the double finesse working on spades, all declarer (West) loses is the A.

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10 ♠KJT75
KJ864
94
♣3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q964
-
J762
♣K8642
♠82
Q73
A8
♣AQJT75
♠A3
AT952
KQT53
♣9
8
613
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3 5 2/3♠  ♣3 NT6
EW: 4♣  ♦4 ♥1 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 21 - 21 = 0
Par: +500 6♣*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  790         11.00   0.00  4* S     A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  680          9.50   1.50  4 S +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Reach-Deal
  680          9.50   1.50  4 N +2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  650          7.00   4.00  4 S +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  650          7.00   4.00  4 S +1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  650          7.00   4.00  4 N +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  170          5.00   6.00  3 N +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100          4.00   7.00  5♣ E -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        100    1.50   9.50  5 S -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        100    1.50   9.50  5 S -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        100    1.50   9.50  5 S -1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    1.50   9.50  4 S -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A7-Saltis-Burke
11 ♠97643
KQT
6
♣AJT6
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T8
65
KQ75
♣87543
♠AKJ5
AJ94
A8
♣Q92
♠Q2
8732
JT9432
♣K
10
519
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5/4 ♠6/5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 1 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  3N E -4   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Fox-Fox
  160         10.00   1.00  1♠* N     A6-Rea-Brenner vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  100          9.00   2.00  3N E -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Saltis-Burke
   50          6.50   4.50  3N W -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
   50          6.50   4.50  3N E -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Reach-Deal
   50          6.50   4.50  3N E -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A3-Cann-Silverman
   50          6.50   4.50  2N E -1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         90    4.00   7.00  1♣ E +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        120    3.00   8.00  2N E      A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    1.50   9.50  1N E +2   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        150    1.50   9.50  2♠ N -3   A1-Cline-Moore vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        180    0.00  11.00  2N E +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Reitz-Brett
12 ♠A65
T742
QJ7
♣K63
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J
K65
AK842
♣QJ82
♠T93
AQ93
6
♣A9754
♠KQ8742
J8
T953
♣T
10
1410
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣0 ♦3 ♥2 NT2
EW: 6♣ 3 5 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         11.00   0.00  4 E -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        100   10.00   1.00  2♠ S -1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Fox-Fox
        110    9.00   2.00  3 W      A11-Masi-Haas vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    7.50   3.50  4♣ W      A1-Cline-Moore vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    7.50   3.50  2♣ W +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Reach-Deal
        170    6.00   5.00  3 E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        200    4.00   7.00  3N S -2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        200    4.00   7.00  3♠ S -2   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        200    4.00   7.00  3 E +2   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        420    2.00   9.00  5♣ W +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        450    1.00  10.00  4 E +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        500    0.00  11.00  3♠* S -2  A12-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Saltis-Burke
13 ♠T5
T8732
7
♣J9864
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠J72
J64
96542
♣A2
♠K9863
AK
J8
♣KQT3
♠AQ4
Q95
AKQT3
♣75
1
616
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♦6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1/- 3♠  ♣6 ♦7/6 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         11.00   0.00  3♠ E -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
   90         10.00   1.00  1N S      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         90    9.00   2.00  1N E      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    8.00   3.00  3 S -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    4.50   6.50  3♠ E      A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        140    4.50   6.50  3♠ E      A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A2-Fox-Fox
        140    4.50   6.50  3♠ E      A11-Masi-Haas vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        140    4.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        140    4.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A10-Reach-Deal
        140    4.50   6.50  2♠ E +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        200    0.50  10.50  3N S -2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        200    0.50  10.50  2N N -2   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Cann-Silverman
14 ♠Q2
JT32
KQT53
♣83
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K5
KQ64
AJ98
♣A54
♠A963
5
62
♣QJT762
♠JT874
A987
74
♣K9
8
177
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT2/3
EW: 5♣ 1/2 1 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         11.00   0.00  5♣ E -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        120   10.00   1.00  1N W +1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A2-Fox-Fox
        130    9.00   2.00  3♣ W +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        150    7.50   3.50  2N W +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    7.50   3.50  3♣ W +2   A11-Masi-Haas vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        180    6.00   5.00  1N W +3   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        210    5.00   6.00  1N W +4   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A10-Reach-Deal
        240    4.00   7.00  1N W +5   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        400    2.50   8.50  3N W      A1-Cline-Moore vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        400    2.50   8.50  5♣ E      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        460    1.00  10.00  3N W +2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        490    0.00  11.00  3N W +3   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Cann-Silverman
15 ♠J2
J52
JT75
♣Q972
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T83
7
AQ943
♣AK86
♠K965
AKQT94
6
♣T4
♠AQ74
863
K82
♣J53
5
1312
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
EW: 3♣ 3 5/4 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -450 5-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  5♠ E -3   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        170   10.00   1.00  2 E +2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    8.50   2.50  3 E +2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    8.50   2.50  2 E +3   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Reach-Deal
        420    6.00   5.00  4 E      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Fox-Fox
        420    6.00   5.00  4 E      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        420    6.00   5.00  4 E      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        430    4.00   7.00  3N W +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        450    2.00   9.00  5 E      A11-Masi-Haas vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        450    2.00   9.00  4 E +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        450    2.00   9.00  4 E +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        460    0.00  11.00  3N E +2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A1-Reitz-Brett
16 ♠T4
JT86
732
♣KQJ9
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K8732
K73
A9
♣T65
♠AJ95
Q
JT864
♣743
♠Q6
A9542
KQ5
♣A82
7
108
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2/3  ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140         10.00   1.00  3 S      A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
  140         10.00   1.00  3 S      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
  140         10.00   1.00  2 S +1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A3-Cann-Silverman
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A6-Acutt-Steward
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A10-Reach-Deal
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A4-Petroff-Conn
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A11-Anand-Anderson
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    4.50   6.50  4 S -1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Fox-Fox
         50    4.50   6.50  3 S -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    4.50   6.50  3 S -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        200    0.00  11.00  3♠ W +2   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A1-Reitz-Brett
17 ♠JT96
KJ53
T
♣AQ82
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AQ52
T76
KJ95
♣93
♠K74
AQ4
A86
♣KJ54
♠83
982
Q7432
♣T76
11
1017
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦2 ♥3 ♠2 NT1
EW: 4/5♣ 5 3 5♠ 6NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         11.00   0.00  3N E -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        400    9.00   2.00  3N E      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        400    9.00   2.00  3N E      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        400    9.00   2.00  3N E      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        430    5.00   6.00  3N E +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        430    5.00   6.00  3N E +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    5.00   6.00  3N E +1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Reach-Deal
        430    5.00   6.00  3N E +1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        430    5.00   6.00  3N E +1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A2-Fox-Fox
        460    1.50   9.50  3N E +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        460    1.50   9.50  3N E +2   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        490    0.00  11.00  3N E +3   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Acutt-Steward
18 ♠95
JT854
K8765
♣Q
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AQ842
AK
Q32
♣964
♠K6
Q732
A9
♣AKJT8
♠JT73
96
JT4
♣7532
6
1517
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣0 ♦4 ♥2 ♠1 NT0
EW: 7♣ 3 4/5 6♠ 7NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -1520 7NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         10.50   0.50  6N E -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A3-Cann-Silverman
   50         10.50   0.50  6♠ E -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        450    9.00   2.00  4♠ E +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        480    8.00   3.00  4♠ W +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Reach-Deal
        490    5.50   5.50  4N E +2   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        490    5.50   5.50  3N W +3   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        490    5.50   5.50  3N E +3   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        490    5.50   5.50  3N E +3   A11-Masi-Haas vs A2-Fox-Fox
        520    2.50   8.50  3N W +4   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        520    2.50   8.50  3N W +4   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        990    0.50  10.50  6N E      A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        990    0.50  10.50  6N E      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Petroff-Conn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1Pass21Pass
32Pass3NT3Pass
44Pass45Pass
7All pass  
  1. Reverse
  2. club fit
  3. denies 3 spades
  4. Roman Keycard Minorwood for
  5. 3 keycards

This deal should be easy to get to 6NT, maybe even 6, but what about 7. East with 17 high card points and a semi-balanced hand could open 1NT and East/West will get to 6NT.

Auction: In the auction here East with 2 doubletons and great rebid of 2, opens the bidding 1. North/South are silent throughout. West responds 1 F1 and East Reverses into 2 showing a 5-4 hand in clubs and hearts AND creates a forcing auction F1 and promising a 3rd bid. West's 3 shows a club fit and East 3NT denies 3-spades. West bid of 4 some might play as Gerber , but in the auction here 4 is RKC Minorwood for clubs. East shows 3 keycards and West bids 7.

7 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SJ45K
2. E76A8
3. WK529
4. W4QA2
5. E3494
6. W65K3
7. E10727
8. EJ528
9. EQJ810
10. E63A9
11. WQ6910
12. W3KA10
13. E87QJ
Made 7 — NS −1440

Play: This is not a hard contract to play. After winning the opening lead of the J , declarer crosses to the AK and leads a club which drops the Q. Now all declarer has to do is to trump a small heart in dummy with the 9 and lead clubs to play out the hand, making 7.

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19 ♠J87
Q863
T72
♣J65
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠5432
K4
K986
♣Q97
♠AKQ9
J9
A543
♣843
♠T6
AT752
QJ
♣AKT2
4
814
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1  ♦4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         11.00   0.00  2 S      A1-Cline-Moore vs A4-Petroff-Conn
         50   10.00   1.00  2 S -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    8.50   2.50  4 S -2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    8.50   2.50  3 S -2   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        110    6.50   4.50  3 W      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        110    6.50   4.50  3 E      A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Reach-Deal
        140    2.50   8.50  3♠ W      A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        140    2.50   8.50  3♠ W      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        140    2.50   8.50  3♠ W      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        140    2.50   8.50  2♠ W +1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        140    2.50   8.50  2♠ W +1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        140    2.50   8.50  2♠ E +1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A2-Fox-Fox
20 ♠KQ86
843
2
♣AJ964
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T9543
K7
Q73
♣QT5
♠AJ72
AT5
KT864
♣7
♠-
QJ962
AJ95
♣K832
10
712
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
EW: 2 2♠  ♣2 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620         11.00   0.00  4 S      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200         10.00   1.00  2♠* W -1  A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  140          9.00   2.00  3 S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
  130          8.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100          6.50   4.50  3♠ W -1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  100          6.50   4.50  3♠ W -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        100    4.00   7.00  5 S -1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        100    4.00   7.00  4 S -1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Reach-Deal
        100    4.00   7.00  4 S -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        140    2.00   9.00  2♠ W +1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        200    1.00  10.00  4* S -1  A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        730    0.00  11.00  3♠* W     A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A11-Anand-Anderson
21 ♠JT8753
T98
-
♣J985
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ6
J63
KT753
♣43
♠9
KQ754
A4
♣AK762
♠A42
A2
QJ9862
♣QT
2
916
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥4 NT3
EW: 2/3♣ 2 3 4NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  4 E -3   A1-Cline-Moore vs A3-Cann-Silverman
   50          8.00   3.00  4 E -1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          8.00   3.00  4 E -1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A1-Reitz-Brett
   50          8.00   3.00  4 E -1   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          8.00   3.00  4 E -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A10-Reach-Deal
   50          8.00   3.00  4 E -1   A11-Masi-Haas vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        110    5.00   6.00  2 E      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        140    4.00   7.00  3 E      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
        400    3.00   8.00  3N W      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        420    2.00   9.00  4 E      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        430    0.50  10.50  3N W +1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Saltis-Burke
        430    0.50  10.50  3N W +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
22 ♠A92
KQ83
9
♣KQ642
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT8
6
AKQ7643
♣98
♠J53
AJ9752
J52
♣5
♠Q764
T4
T8
♣AJT73
14
127
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 2♠  ♦3 ♥4 NT5
EW: 4 2 1NT  ♣4 ♠5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500         11.00   0.00  3* E -2  A12-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Fox-Fox
  100         10.00   1.00  5 W -1   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A7-Saltis-Burke
         50    9.00   2.00  5♣ N -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A10-Reach-Deal
        130    7.50   3.50  4 W      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        130    7.50   3.50  3 W +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        150    3.50   7.50  4 W +1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        150    3.50   7.50  4 W +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Petroff-Conn
        150    3.50   7.50  3 W +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A3-Cann-Silverman
        150    3.50   7.50  3 W +2   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A6-Acutt-Steward
        150    3.50   7.50  5♣ N -3   A11-Masi-Haas vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
        150    3.50   7.50  4♣ N -3   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        600    0.00  11.00  5 W      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
23 ♠T93
A43
K83
♣JT63
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ82
KJ7
AT42
♣K7
♠K765
Q6
J9765
♣42
♠A4
T9852
Q
♣AQ985
8
146
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♦4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3 2♠  ♣4 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  3♠ E -2   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Petroff-Conn
  170         10.00   1.00  2 S +2   A1-Cline-Moore vs A2-Fox-Fox
  140          9.00   2.00  2 S +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  110          7.00   4.00  2 S      A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  110          7.00   4.00  2 S      A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Reach-Deal
  110          7.00   4.00  2 S      A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Saltis-Burke
   90          5.00   6.00  2♣ S      A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A9-Tavard-Clarke
        100    4.00   7.00  3 S -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Reitz-Brett
        110    2.50   8.50  2♠ E      A11-Masi-Haas vs A11-Anand-Anderson
        110    2.50   8.50  3 W      A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    0.50  10.50  2♠ W +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    0.50  10.50  2♠ E +1   A6-Rea-Brenner vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
24 ♠A765
2
Q83
♣AKJ92
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT82
KQJT3
T952
♣-
♠Q93
94
AK76
♣Q843
♠K4
A8765
J4
♣T765
14
711
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1NT  ♦5 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1 1  ♣3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  2N N +1   A5-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Reach-Deal
  130          8.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A4-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  130          8.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Cann-Silverman
  130          8.00   3.00  3♣ N +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Reitz-Brett
  130          8.00   3.00  2♣ N +2   A3-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Acutt-Steward
  130          8.00   3.00  2♣ N +2   A9-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Saltis-Burke
  120          5.00   6.00  1N S +1   A8-Arneill-Brown-Mann vs A5-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          3.50   7.50  2♣ N +1   A1-Cline-Moore vs A2-Fox-Fox
  110          3.50   7.50  2♣ N +1   A2-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Petroff-Conn
   90          1.50   9.50  1N S      A11-Masi-Haas vs A11-Anand-Anderson
   90          1.50   9.50  1N N      A6-Rea-Brenner vs A12-Salvatore-Ellenberger
         50    0.00  11.00  3♣ N -1   A10-Mattox-Bernbaum vs A9-Tavard-Clarke