- Tuesday Aft - August 13, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1917 MP  Geomean: 472 MP
(based on 46 players, 1 non ACBL player ignored, missing masterpoint data for 1 ACBL player)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Bruce Ferguson - Julie Nadel 62.69 1st A 1.20
Anne Cline - Maurine Moore 60.98 1st A 1.20
John Eliason - Linda Beutel 60.61 2nd A 0.84
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 59.28 3rd A 0.60
Anne Conn - Irene Petroff 58.71 2nd A 0.84
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 57.58 3rd A 0.60
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 56.25 2nd B 0.56
Gary Feldman - Marjorie Butler 54.55 1st B 0.56
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 54.36 5th A 0.24
Mike Pemberton - Raeann Koerner 52.46 3rd B 0.40
Dawn Ligon - N Dennis Berg 50.95 4th B 0.28
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 49.24 1st C 0.40
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 49.05 2nd B 0.39
Buki Burke - Charles Patrick 46.97 3rd B 0.28
Barry Brenner - Tim Rea 45.45 2nd C 0.22
Harry Anand - John Anderson 44.89 2nd C 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>August 13, 2019    |CLUB NO.>131102    | 08/13/2019 15:44
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DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=7/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Linda Beutel           John Eliason             A    2     .     .    160.00  60.61  0.84(A)
 2 Bruce Ferguson         Julie Nadel              A    1     .     .    165.50  62.69  1.20(A)
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    5     .     .    143.50  54.36  0.24(A)
 4 Tim Rea                Barry Brenner            C    .     .     2    120.00  45.45  0.22(C)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     2     .    129.50  49.05  0.39(B)
 6 Yvonne Farris          Jack Skidmore            C    .     .     .    108.00  40.91
 7 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    3     .     .    156.50  59.28  0.60(A)
 8 Lorraine Salvatore     Mimi Draves              C    .     .     .    107.00  40.53
 9 Jean Claude Tavard     Ron Saltis               A    .     .     .    131.00  49.62
10 Carol Hayhurst         Judy Kupperman           B    .     .     .     95.00  35.98
11 Charles Patrick        Buki Burke               B    .     3     .    124.00  46.97  0.28(B)
12 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          C    4     1     1    144.00  54.55  0.56(B)
                                          Totals                        1584.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  132.0 |TOP>  11 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=10/C=5                     ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Doug Hahn              Robert Carrier           C    .     .     .    102.00  38.64
 2 Paula Reach            Bob Deal                 C    .     .     .    111.50  42.23
 3 Donald Cline           Josh Rosenbluth          A    3     .     .    152.00  57.58  0.60(A)
 4 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    4     2     .    148.50  56.25  0.56(B)
 5 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A    1     .     .    161.00  60.98  1.20(A)
 6 N Dennis Berg          Dawn Ligon               B    .     4     .    134.50  50.95  0.28(B)
 7 Mike Pemberton         Raeann Koerner           B    5     3     .    138.50  52.46  0.40(B)
 8 Anne Conn              Irene Petroff            B    2     1     .    155.00  58.71  0.84(A)
 9 Michele Houghtaling    Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .    118.00  44.70
10 John Anderson          Harry Anand              C    .     .     2    118.50  44.89  0.28(C)
11 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     1    130.00  49.24  0.40(C)
12 Lynette Haas           Sharon Matthews          C    .     .     .    114.50  43.37
                                          Totals                        1584.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠QT4
AJ54
J9
♣AQJ6
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K532
Q9
AKT87
♣K4
♠76
KT86
6542
♣987
♠AJ98
732
Q3
♣T532
15
153
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2♠  ♦4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣5 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  1N N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100         10.00   1.00  2♠ W -2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Reach-Deal
         50    8.00   3.00  1N N -1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
         50    8.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Cline-Moore
         50    8.00   3.00  2♠ S -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A6-Berg-Ligon
         90    5.00   6.00  2 W      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
         90    5.00   6.00  2 W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Anderson-Anand
         90    5.00   6.00  2 E      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    2.50   8.50  1N N -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        100    2.50   8.50  2♠ S -2   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        150    1.00  10.00  2 W +3   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        250    0.00  11.00  3♠ S -5   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NT1PassPass
22All pass  
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. natural overcall

This week kinda focuses on overcalling 1NT: Board 1, Board 12 and Board 18.

So many times I say "depending on partnership agreements" ... I wish I could somehow say it once and never have to say it again, but I guess that is bridge!

Auction: North deals and with 15 hcp, a balanced hand and 7 losers opens the bidding 1NT with maybe the weakest hand possible playing 15-17 hcp notrumps. After two passes West with 15 hcp, 6 losers and a nice diamond suit must take some sort of action. Depending on partnership agreements West with 5 diamonds and 4 spades might double, but in the auction here, West bids 2 as a natural bid to play (balancing bids are different than direct overcall bids) with the intent to rebid spades if partner bids hearts.

2 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NJ43A
2. WK95Q
3. WQA63
4. N106A3
5. S3KA7
6. NQ854
7. NJ9210
8. W95107
9. EK224
10. E7JK4
11. W5Q69
12. E21086
13. W7J88
Made 3 — NS −110

Play: The play of this deals is not hard. North chooses not to lead away from Q10x, AJxx or AQJx so leads the J. Declarer (West) pulls 2 rounds of diamond and leads the Q with the intent to set up heart tricks. North should have ducked the first heart and won the second bu here rises with the A and switched to 10 which South wins and now finesses West for clubs. When declarer get back in he goes back to hearts. North/South win 1 spade + 1 heart + 2 clubs, making 3.

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2 ♠KQ953
KT72
K7
♣A7
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A84
AJ93
932
♣T42
♠T76
Q86
AT86
♣K83
♠J2
54
QJ54
♣QJ965
15
99
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  2♠ N +3   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
  150          9.00   2.00  2N E -3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  150          9.00   2.00  1N S +2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  150          9.00   2.00  1N N +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  140          6.50   4.50  2♠ N +1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A6-Berg-Ligon
  140          6.50   4.50  1♠ N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  110          5.00   6.00  1♠ N +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Reach-Deal
   90          4.00   7.00  1N S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Cline-Moore
   80          3.00   8.00  1♠ N      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        100    1.50   9.50  2N S -1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        100    1.50   9.50  1N S -1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        200    0.00  11.00  3♠ N -2   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
3 ♠AKJ7
T76
J865
♣KT
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T942
K5
T7
♣98763
♠Q5
Q98
AK92
♣AQ42
♠863
AJ432
Q43
♣J5
12
317
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6/5 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 4♣ 1 1♠ 2NT  ♥6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         10.50   0.50  2 S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110         10.50   0.50  3♣ S      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  100          9.00   2.00  1N E -1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
   80          8.00   3.00  1 S      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Haas-Matthews
         50    6.50   4.50  2 S -1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A2-Reach-Deal
         50    6.50   4.50  2 N -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A5-Cline-Moore
         90    5.00   6.00  1N E      A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    4.00   7.00  2 S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        120    3.00   8.00  1N E +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        150    2.00   9.00  2 S -3   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        200    1.00  10.00  2 N -4   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        210    0.00  11.00  1N E +4   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
4 ♠KT82
Q54
8
♣K7642
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQJ43
T
J7
♣AT953
♠6
KJ9732
KT964
♣8
♠975
A86
AQ532
♣QJ
8
127
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥4
EW: 2/1 2  ♣5 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         10.50   0.50  3N W -4   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A2-Reach-Deal
  400         10.50   0.50  4♣ W -4   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  300          8.00   3.00  3N E -3   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
  300          8.00   3.00  3♠ W -3   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  300          8.00   3.00  4 E -3   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  200          6.00   5.00  2 E -2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          4.50   6.50  2♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  100          4.50   6.50  2♠ W -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    3.00   8.00  2 E      A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        140    2.00   9.00  3 E      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        400    1.00  10.00  2 S -4   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A5-Cline-Moore
        600    0.00  11.00  3N E      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A10-Anderson-Anand
5 ♠J643
32
K982
♣J62
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT7
Q4
QJT76
♣Q97
♠A92
AKJ987
-
♣K853
♠K85
T65
A543
♣AT4
5
915
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 4 2/1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    9.50   1.50  2 E +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    9.50   1.50  2 E +1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        140    9.50   1.50  2 E +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        140    9.50   1.50  2 E +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        170    7.00   4.00  2 E +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    6.00   5.00  2 E +3   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A5-Cline-Moore
        420    4.50   6.50  4 E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        420    4.50   6.50  4 E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        450    1.50   9.50  4 E +1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A2-Reach-Deal
        450    1.50   9.50  4 E +1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        450    1.50   9.50  4 E +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        450    1.50   9.50  4 E +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Anderson-Anand

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1NT1Pass32Pass
3NT3Pass4All pass
  1. Forcing F1
  2. jump shift GF
  3. shows 2 hearts

This deal is a bit tricky.

Auction: East with 15 high card points , 5 losers and a nice 6-card heart suit AKJ987 opens the bidding 1 and West responds 1NT Forcing . Let's first assume North/South are silent throughout. East with 15 hcp and self sustaining heart suit could make a jump rebid of 3 showing a 5-6 loser hand, but with a void in diamonds East doesn't need much help for game. In the auction here, East makes a game forcing Jump Shift to 3. West bids 3NT which should show two hearts so East bids 4. If in the auction South does bid, East can use this bid to maybe cuebid to show a better hand instead of the jump shifty to 3.

4 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S5438
2. E34Q2
3. W96510
4. SA7JK
5. SA629
6. EA6Q2
7. EK1073
8. E25Q4
9. W769K
10. S4QKJ
11. E75109
12. E88108
13. EA3JJ
Made 4 — NS −420

Play: We can get tricky with the play here, but as long as South does not lead the unsupported A or lead away from the K on opening lead, North/South should win 2 clubs and the K. if South does lead the A, with two entries to the board, declarer (East) can finesse North for the K and make much more.

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6 ♠873
AQ653
97
♣AT4
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q92
J982
KT4
♣J87
♠KJT4
7
AJ8652
♣65
♠A65
KT4
Q3
♣KQ932
10
79
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3 1♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  2 N +3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  170          9.50   1.50  2 N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
  170          9.50   1.50  2 N +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  140          6.00   5.00  3 N      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  140          6.00   5.00  3 N      A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A2-Reach-Deal
  140          6.00   5.00  3 N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  140          6.00   5.00  2 N +1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A5-Cline-Moore
  140          6.00   5.00  2 N +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  130          3.00   8.00  3♣ S +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  110          1.50   9.50  3♣ S      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  110          1.50   9.50  3♣ S      A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Berg-Ligon
         50    0.00  11.00  4 N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
7 ♠A92
8432
AK4
♣983
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠T3
AT5
Q72
♣AQT62
♠J8754
Q
J653
♣KJ4
♠KQ6
KJ976
T98
♣75
11
128
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣4 ♦5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110         10.50   0.50  2 S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Berg-Ligon
  110         10.50   0.50  2 S      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          9.00   2.00  3♣ W -1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
    PASS       8.00   3.00  Pass Out  A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Anderson-Anand
         90    6.00   5.00  1N W      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A12-Haas-Matthews
         90    6.00   5.00  1N W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
         90    6.00   5.00  1N W      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    4.00   7.00  2♣ W +1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        120    2.00   9.00  1N W +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Reach-Deal
        120    2.00   9.00  1N W +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        120    2.00   9.00  1N W +1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        150    0.00  11.00  1N W +2   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Cline-Moore
8 ♠J9
KT976
AK7
♣987
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ8654
AJ
Q4
♣JT6
♠T2
Q842
JT92
♣432
♠K73
53
8653
♣AKQ5
11
143
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 2 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400         10.50   0.50  3N S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Reach-Deal
  400         10.50   0.50  3N S      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  140          9.00   2.00  2 N +1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  130          8.00   3.00  4♣ S      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  100          6.50   4.50  3♠ W -2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          6.50   4.50  2♠ W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A6-Berg-Ligon
   50          4.50   6.50  2♠ W -1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Cline-Moore
   50          4.50   6.50  1♠ W -1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A8-Conn-Petroff
         50    2.00   9.00  3N S -1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
         50    2.00   9.00  2N S -1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
         50    2.00   9.00  3♣ S -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        200    0.00  11.00  4 S -4   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
12PassPass
2PassPassDbl1
All pass   
  1. penalty

This is a deal someone will overbid.

Auction: West deals and with 14 high card points and a 6-card spade suit opens the bidding 1. North with 11 hcp and a decent 5-card heart suit K10976 overcalls 2. After East passes South with 12 hcp and NO FIT in hearts NOR a 5-card suit to bid passes. West with 14 hcp balances back in with 2 and South doubles for penalty.

2× by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NA234
2. NK95Q
3. N82Q6
4. SK1073
5. SAJ94
6. S5JJ2
7. N645A
8. WA927
9. W87103
10. EJ8Q7
11. W598K
12. S3610Q
13. W4K106
Down 2 — NS +300

Play: On defense North leads the AK and when South discourages with the 3, North shifts to a club and South runs off the AKQ and leads his 4th club. Declarer (West) is now in a difficult position, if declarer trumps low North can win his J if declarer trumps high North can now still win his J, so North throws away the J hoping North must trump with the K. So North/South win K + 2 diamonds + 3 clubs + club ruff, down 2 doubled.

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9 ♠4
J753
74
♣KQT765
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠9763
KT4
Q652
♣J9
♠QT2
AQ82
AKJ8
♣43
♠AKJ85
96
T93
♣A82
6
616
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT5
EW: 2  ♣2 ♥6 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         11.00   0.00  3♣ N +1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  110          9.00   2.00  2♠ S      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
  110          9.00   2.00  3♣ N      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          9.00   2.00  3♣ N      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
         50    7.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    5.00   6.00  2♠ S -2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        100    5.00   6.00  2♠ S -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        100    5.00   6.00  5♣* N -1  A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        120    2.50   8.50  2N E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        120    2.50   8.50  1N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Cline-Moore
        150    0.50  10.50  1N E +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Anderson-Anand
        150    0.50  10.50  1N E +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A2-Reach-Deal
10 ♠AJ953
A
Q8754
♣K3
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T742
KJ6
A63
♣J92
♠KQ6
QT943
K9
♣A85
♠8
8752
JT2
♣QT764
14
914
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥5 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2 1♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500         11.00   0.00  3* E -2  A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  300         10.00   1.00  4 E -3   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  100          8.50   2.50  3 E -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          8.50   2.50  3 E -1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        100    6.00   5.00  2♠ N -1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        100    6.00   5.00  2♠ N -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        100    6.00   5.00  4 N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        110    4.00   7.00  2 E      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        170    3.00   8.00  3 E +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        200    1.50   9.50  3♠ N -2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A2-Reach-Deal
        200    1.50   9.50  5 N -2   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        300    0.00  11.00  2♠ N -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Cline-Moore
11 ♠8653
AK8
Q96
♣T32
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ74
JT9
AK7
♣Q85
♠AJT9
7632
42
♣AK6
♠2
Q54
JT853
♣J974
9
1512
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 4♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         10.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Haas-Matthews
   50         10.50   0.50  4 W -1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A10-Anderson-Anand
        170    9.00   2.00  2♠ E +2   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A2-Reach-Deal
        400    8.00   3.00  3N W      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Cline-Moore
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ W      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ E      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        420    3.50   7.50  4♠ E      A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
12 ♠A952
KJ8
AT6
♣QJ2
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠8
Q4
J8532
♣KT543
♠K74
A962
K94
♣A98
♠QJT63
T753
Q7
♣76
15
614
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT6
EW: 2/3♣ 2/3  ♥5/6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3-W/3♣-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170         10.50   0.50  2♠ N +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  170         10.50   0.50  2♠ N +2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
  140          9.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ N      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ N      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ N      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A2-Reach-Deal
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ N      A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          6.00   5.00  2♠ N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A5-Cline-Moore
        100    2.50   8.50  3N N -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        100    2.50   8.50  2♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    1.00  10.00  4♣ E      A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        800    0.00  11.00  4* S -3  A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A6-Berg-Ligon

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1NT1Pass22
2NT3Pass3All pass
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. Jacoby Transfer
  3. Unusual Notrump

This is another 1NT overcall deal (see Board 1). BTW this deal proves me WRONG on Board 1 being the weakest notrump opening hand.

Auction: North 15 hcp and 8 losers opens the bidding 1NT East passes and South bids 2 as an escape transfer to spades, with better values South would have first bid 2 as Stayman. Over 2 West bids 2NT as an Unusual notrump for the minors.* North with 4 spades could bid 3, depending on partnership agreement, but with a crappy 8-loser hand North decides to let South make the determination to bid. East with 3 diamonds and 3 clubs bids 3 clubs, just in case West meant 2NT as an equal level conversion bid.

* The 2NT was also a protection bid protecting partner's values.

3 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SQ8A7
2. N8910Q
3. W5JA7
4. E4349
5. W36K7
6. E4Q210
7. S54KA
8. E96JA
9. S73J2
10. WK283
11. W10Q9J
12. N5K108
13. E6652
Made 3 — NS −110

Play: 3 is not a difficult contract to play. South leads the Q to the A and North has a hard time on what to lead back. Declarer (East) can now pitch a heart on the K and the play on clubs and diamonds should be straight forward. Playing North for the A and the K and the Q, making 3.

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13 ♠A654
AKT
842
♣T92
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QJT7
3
965
♣AKQJ6
♠2
Q9874
KQ73
♣543
♠K983
J652
AJT
♣87
11
137
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣5 ♦6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 1NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300         11.00   0.00  3N E -3   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  200         10.00   1.00  2 E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
  100          8.50   2.50  3N W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          8.50   2.50  2♣ W -1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         90    6.50   4.50  1N E      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
         90    6.50   4.50  2♣ W      A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Reach-Deal
        100    5.00   6.00  2♠ N -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        110    3.50   7.50  3♣ W      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        110    3.50   7.50  2♣ W +1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        120    2.00   9.00  1N E +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A5-Cline-Moore
        130    1.00  10.00  2♣ W +2   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A10-Anderson-Anand
        150    0.00  11.00  1N E +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A12-Haas-Matthews
14 ♠QJ
JT5
Q92
♣Q9863
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠653
7632
K853
♣J2
♠984
AKQ
AJT7
♣AT5
♠AKT72
984
64
♣K74
8
418
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4/3 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50         10.50   0.50  2N E -1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A10-Anderson-Anand
   50         10.50   0.50  1N E -1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Reach-Deal
         50    8.50   2.50  1N N -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A12-Haas-Matthews
         50    8.50   2.50  2♠ S -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         90    6.00   5.00  1N E      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
         90    6.00   5.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
         90    6.00   5.00  2 E      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        100    3.50   7.50  2♠ S -2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        100    3.50   7.50  2♠ S -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        110    1.50   9.50  1 E +2   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    1.50   9.50  1 E +2   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A5-Cline-Moore
        120    0.00  11.00  1N E +1   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
15 ♠JT52
QJT4
83
♣T83
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠Q9
A876
T97
♣QJ72
♠AK876
K52
AJ
♣K65
♠43
93
KQ6542
♣A94
4
918
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2/1 3 4♠ 4/1NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140   10.50   0.50  2♠ E +1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140   10.50   0.50  2♠ E +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        170    7.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        170    7.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        170    7.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Reach-Deal
        170    7.50   3.50  2♠ E +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        180    5.00   6.00  2N E +2   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        400    4.00   7.00  3 S -4   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        420    3.00   8.00  4♠ E      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Cline-Moore
        430    2.00   9.00  3N E +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        460    1.00  10.00  3N E +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        500    0.00  11.00  2* S -2  A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Anderson-Anand
16 ♠AKT52
64
AKJ
♣J85
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠J4
AT
8754
♣K9742
♠Q9873
Q973
T
♣AQ6
♠6
KJ852
Q9632
♣T3
16
810
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦4 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150         11.00   0.00  2N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  130         10.00   1.00  3 S +1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  110          9.00   2.00  2 N +1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
   90          7.50   3.50  2 N      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Berg-Ligon
   90          7.50   3.50  2 N      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Cline-Moore
         50    4.50   6.50  3N N -1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A8-Conn-Petroff
         50    4.50   6.50  2N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Reach-Deal
         50    4.50   6.50  1N S -1   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    4.50   6.50  2 N -1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        100    1.50   9.50  2N N -2   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    1.50   9.50  2 N -2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        150    0.00  11.00  1♠ N -3   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
17 ♠AJT2
T96
AKQ5
♣75
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠973
J43
763
♣A964
♠Q85
Q
JT4
♣QJT832
♠K64
AK8752
982
♣K
14
58
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 5 5♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥1 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +450 5♠-NS/5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480         10.00   1.00  4 S +2   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
  480         10.00   1.00  4 S +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Berg-Ligon
  480         10.00   1.00  4 S +2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  450          6.50   4.50  4 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  450          6.50   4.50  4 S +1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  450          6.50   4.50  4 S +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  450          6.50   4.50  4 N +1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
  420          3.00   8.00  4 S      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Cline-Moore
  420          3.00   8.00  4 S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  420          3.00   8.00  4 N      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Reach-Deal
  200          1.00  10.00  2 S +3   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  170          0.00  11.00  3 S +1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
18 ♠32
AQ87653
Q9
♣KQ
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AKT54
T4
A7
♣AJ74
♠8
KJ9
K83
♣T98532
♠QJ976
2
JT6542
♣6
13
167
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥6 ♠4/5 NT2
EW: 4♣ 1 1 2♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         11.00   0.00  4♣* W -1  A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A10-Anderson-Anand
   50         10.00   1.00  3♠ W -1   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        130    9.00   2.00  4♣ W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        180    8.00   3.00  2N E +2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        200    7.00   4.00  3 N -2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A2-Reach-Deal
        300    4.50   6.50  4 N -3   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        300    4.50   6.50  3 N -3   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        300    4.50   6.50  3 N -3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        300    4.50   6.50  3 N -3   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        400    1.50   9.50  5♣ W      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Cline-Moore
        400    1.50   9.50  5♣ E      A12-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        500    0.00  11.00  2* N -2  A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
12PassPass
3All pass  

Partnerships that open 1NT with a 5-card major will be disappointed in the results of this deal. With 16 high card points and a 5-4-2-2 hand if West opens 1NT and North overcalls 2 West will not have a rebid and will certainly not find the 10-card club fit.

Auction: In the auction here with 5 spades West after two passes opens the bidding 1 with the plan to rebid clubs. Now after North overcalls 2 it is very very very easy for West to bid 3 and partner passes.

3 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NQ86A
2. W4Q86
3. NA924
4. N9K27
5. E57AK
6. W103KJ
7. E31077
8. WA389
9. WK2J6
10. W10Q10Q
11. E95J8
12. W453J
13. E2456
Made 5 — NS −150

Play: In the play here, North/South can find the extra trick with North leading away from the AQ.

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19 ♠K543
QJ
QT874
♣J9
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q982
64
KJ9
♣T653
♠AT7
T532
A63
♣KQ2
♠J6
AK987
52
♣A874
9
613
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣6 ♦5/6 ♥5/6 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -80 1♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170         11.00   0.00  2 S +2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  150         10.00   1.00  2N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  140          9.00   2.00  3 S      A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  110          8.00   3.00  2 S      A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   90          7.00   4.00  1N S      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A10-Anderson-Anand
         50    5.00   6.00  2N N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Haas-Matthews
         50    5.00   6.00  2N N -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Cline-Moore
         50    5.00   6.00  2 S -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        100    3.00   8.00  2 S -2   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        150    2.00   9.00  1N S -3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    0.50  10.50  3N N -4   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        200    0.50  10.50  4 S -4   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A2-Reach-Deal
20 ♠A652
KT862
K75
♣7
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠K83
Q5
JT62
♣A954
♠T94
A97
A943
♣QT2
♠QJ7
J43
Q8
♣KJ863
10
1010
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2 2♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 1  ♣6 ♥4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +110 2♠-NS/2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200         11.00   0.00  3 E -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
  100         10.00   1.00  2 E -1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A2-Reach-Deal
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A6-Berg-Ligon
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A4-Rea-Brenner vs A10-Anderson-Anand
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A5-Jones-Jones vs A12-Haas-Matthews
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
    PASS       6.00   5.00  Pass Out  A11-Patrick-Burke vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
         90    1.50   9.50  2 E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Conn-Petroff
         90    1.50   9.50  2 E      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A5-Cline-Moore
        100    0.00  11.00  3 N -1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
21 ♠K
K
AKQT96
♣K9653
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AJ73
AQ5432
7
♣AQ
♠T4
JT7
432
♣JT842
♠Q98652
986
J85
♣7
18
172
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣6 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 4 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦3
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -200 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130         10.00   1.00  4 N      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A5-Cline-Moore
  130         10.00   1.00  4 N      A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  130         10.00   1.00  3 N +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Reach-Deal
  100          8.00   3.00  4 W -2   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    7.00   4.00  4 N -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        140    5.50   5.50  3 W      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
        140    5.50   5.50  3 W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        200    2.50   8.50  2♠ S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    2.50   8.50  5* N -1  A4-Rea-Brenner vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        200    2.50   8.50  5* N -1  A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A6-Berg-Ligon
        200    2.50   8.50  5* N -1  A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Anderson-Anand
       1100    0.00  11.00  3♠* S -4  A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
22 ♠K98
876
AT
♣AKJT9
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠A64
AKJ95
QJ43
♣6
♠QT732
T4
K765
♣83
♠J5
Q32
982
♣Q7542
15
155
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT6
EW: 3 4 3♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -500 5♣*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.50   0.50  4♠ E -1   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  100         10.50   0.50  3 W -1   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A6-Berg-Ligon
         50    7.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
         50    7.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A5-Cline-Moore
         50    7.50   3.50  3♣ N -1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Reach-Deal
         50    7.50   3.50  2♣ N -1   A7-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    4.00   7.00  4♣ N -2   A4-Rea-Brenner vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    4.00   7.00  4♣ N -2   A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A8-Conn-Petroff
        100    4.00   7.00  3♣ N -2   A11-Patrick-Burke vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        170    1.00  10.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        170    1.00  10.00  3♠ E +1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Anderson-Anand
        170    1.00  10.00  2♠ E +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
23 ♠QJ4
AQJ95
986
♣T2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠763
K832
KT7
♣KQJ
♠9852
T64
5432
♣85
♠AKT
7
AQJ
♣A97643
10
120
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5♣ 3/4 4/5 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥2 ♠3 NT2
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +650 5-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          9.50   1.50  3N S +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Berg-Ligon
  630          9.50   1.50  3N S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Anderson-Anand
  630          9.50   1.50  3N S +1   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
  630          9.50   1.50  3N N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Reach-Deal
  600          5.00   6.00  3N S      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  600          5.00   6.00  3N S      A4-Rea-Brenner vs A8-Conn-Petroff
  600          5.00   6.00  3N S      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  600          5.00   6.00  3N N      A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A12-Haas-Matthews
  600          5.00   6.00  3N N      A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
  150          2.00   9.00  2♣ S +3   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A5-Cline-Moore
  140          1.00  10.00  3 N      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        200    0.00  11.00  6N S -2   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
24 ♠QJ9843
6
A965
♣QT
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠K2
A853
Q8
♣AK643
♠A75
J972
KJT2
♣J8
♠T6
KQT4
743
♣9752
9
1610
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4/3 ♦4/3 ♥3 ♠5 NT4/3
EW: 3♣ 3 4 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100         10.50   0.50  3N W -2   A8-Salvatore-Draves vs A5-Cline-Moore
  100         10.50   0.50  3N E -2   A12-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Hahn-Carrier
   50          9.00   2.00  4 W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Berg-Ligon
         50    8.00   3.00  2♠ N -1   A10-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    7.00   4.00  1♠ N -2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A2-Reach-Deal
        110    6.00   5.00  3♣ W      A2-Ferguson-Nadel vs A4-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        120    5.00   6.00  2N W      A9-Tavard-Saltis vs A7-Pemberton-Koerner
        140    4.00   7.00  3 W      A11-Patrick-Burke vs A11-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        200    3.00   8.00  3N N -4   A6-Farris-Skidmore vs A12-Haas-Matthews
        420    2.00   9.00  4 W      A7-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Cline-Rosenbluth
        430    1.00  10.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Anderson-Anand
        590    0.00  11.00  4* W     A4-Rea-Brenner vs A8-Conn-Petroff