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Field strength:  Mean: 820 MP  Geomean: 279 MP
(based on 38 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Eliason - Linda Beutel 61.45 1st A 1.00
Karen Chakrabarti - Saurin Chakrabarti 59.95 1st A 1.00
Arline Benzien - JoAnn Bowen 56.04 2nd A 0.70
Nancy Hall - Ron Saltis 56.04 2nd A 0.70
Carole Cardinal - Christian Gilles 55.94 3rd A 0.50
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 55.03 1st B 0.56
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Dagmar Ragnow - Debra Triolo 54.14 4th A 0.35
Iris Acutt - Jeff Steward 52.91 2nd B 0.39
Barbara Fitzgerald - Mike Gaddis Jr 52.79 3rd B 0.36
Harry Anand - John Anderson 51.92 4th B 0.25
Doug Hahn - Robert Carrier 49.72 3rd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>August 27, 2019    |CLUB NO.>131102    | 08/27/2019 16:13
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>WEB
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/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    1     .     .    149.33  61.45  1.00(A)
 2 Robert Carrier         Doug Hahn                C    .     3     2    120.83  49.72  0.28(B)
 3 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    2     .     .    136.17  56.04  0.70(A)
 4 Iris Acutt             Jeff Steward             C    .     2     1    128.56  52.91  0.39(B)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     .     .    120.44  49.56
 6 Carol Hayhurst         Judy Kupperman           B    3     1     .    133.72  55.03  0.56(B)
 7 Dagmar Ragnow          Debra Triolo             A    4     .     .    131.56  54.14  0.35(A)
 8 Katarina Bernbaum      Dolores Mattox           C    .     .     .     92.42  38.03
 9 Gary Feldman           Marjorie Butler          B    .     .     .    105.56  43.44
10 Martha Zoloth          Marcia Rubin             C    .     .     .     95.33  39.23
                                          Totals                        1213.92

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  121.5 |TOP>   9 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=9/C=4                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    .     .     .    110.08  45.30
 2 Paula Reach            Bob Deal                 C    .     .     .    110.33  45.40
 3 Michele Houghtaling    Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .     96.94  39.89
 4 Parker Mann            Lynn Arneill-Brown       C    .     .     .    123.44  50.80
 5 Nancy Hall             Ron Saltis               A    2     .     .    136.17  56.04  0.70(A)
 6 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    4     3     .    128.28  52.79  0.36(B)
 7 Irene Petroff          Anne Conn                B    .     .     .    101.56  41.79
 8 Harry Anand            John Anderson            C    .     4     2    126.17  51.92  0.25(B)
 9 Carole Cardinal        Christian Gilles         B    3     2     .    135.94  55.94  0.50(A)
10 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    1     1     1    145.67  59.95  1.00(A)
                                          Totals                        1214.58

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q8
Q874
KJT932
♣J
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T2
AKJT9
A8
♣K652
♠KJ6543
5
Q7
♣A943
♠A97
632
654
♣QT87
9
1510
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥3 ♠2 NT3
EW: 4♣ 3 4♠ -/2NT
       ♦6 NT6/8
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -420 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          8.50   0.50  3 W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
   50          4.50   4.50  3N W -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          4.50   4.50  3N W -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
   50          4.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          4.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A8-Anand-Anderson
   50          4.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A5-Hall-Saltis
   50          4.50   4.50  4♠ E -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A2-Reach-Deal
        120    1.00   8.00  2N W      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        420    0.00   9.00  4♠ E      A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass21Pass
32Pass43Pass
4All pass  
  1. Weak Two-Bid
  2. natural F1
  3. show a good hand

Some with North's hand will open 2 as a Weak Two-Bid (W2B) because ... well, just because. About the best reason for opening 2 in first seat is that North does want a diamond lead. I don't always discount opening a W2B with a 4-card major, but in first seat North should have a better hand, North's outside values are squirrelly, at best.

Auction: North passes. East, with 10 high card points , 7 losers and Rule of 20 , using ACBL new Average Strength definition (see below), could easily open 1 which might make it easier for East/West to get to game in 4. But in the auction here, East with Qx as questionable opens the bidding 2 as a W2B choosing to define a 6-card suit. West bids 3 as natural and forcing. If East just rebids 3 West might pass, but East bids 4 showing a good hand (a maximum W2B typically has 8-10 hcp and 7 losers) for the opening W2B of 2 and West bids 4.

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.

4 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S2A45
2. W1083A
3. S5A27
4. WK7Q3
5. WJQ56
6. EK72Q
7. EJ983
8. E310KJ
9. W10847
10. W9K96
11. W6JAQ
12. E64510
13. E4829
Made 6 — NS −480

Play: On the lead of a heart or diamond, the play of this hand is not hard to make 5 or 6 as in the play here. South's best defense is to lead a club, but it is hard for South to lead away from the Q1087 when East has bid clubs naturally as a second suit. Declarer (East) finesses North for both the Q and the Q.

Bridge Winners can see the bidding footnotes and the trick-by-trick play on: http://thecommongame.com

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2 ♠A54
A85
AK9
♣K985
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠JT9872
432
7
♣432
♠63
KQJ97
JT6
♣QJ7
♠KQ
T6
Q85432
♣AT6
18
110
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 7 2 1♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣1 ♦0 ♥4 ♠6 NT0
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1470          9.00   0.00  6N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
 1370          8.00   1.00  6 S      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  720          5.50   3.50  3N N +4   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  720          5.50   3.50  3N N +4   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  720          5.50   3.50  3N N +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  720          5.50   3.50  3N N +4   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  660          3.00   6.00  3N N +2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  240          2.00   7.00  2N N +4   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A2-Reach-Deal
  170          0.50   8.50  4 S +2   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  170          0.50   8.50  2 S +4   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A7-Petroff-Conn

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Passhigh card points in C; 7- 8421 hcp in H; 7- 8421 hcp in S; 18-22 total points; forcing to 4H">4
Pass4Pass4
Pass4Pass5
Pass7All pass 

This is only a hard slam deal if North/South make it hard.

East has a hand I would strongly consider opening 1 even in first seat. East has 10 hcp, just 8 losers , a beautiful heart suit KQJ97 (clearly wants a heart lead) and all of the values are working J10x and QJx ... put any honor in spades and East would NOT open in first seat. In the auction here East will pass because most of the field will pass, but if East opens 1, South will overcalls 2 and the rest of the auction will proceed mostly as below.

Auction: South with 11 hcp and 7.5 losers opens the bidding 1. East/West are silent throughout. North with 18 hcp makes a 2/1 bid of 2 to make the auction forcing (if East had opened 1 North would have cuebid 2 to make the auction forcing). South with minimum values rebids 2 and North bids 3 (anyone who bids 3NT has shut out the slam). Having a diamond fit, South shows a control in clubs with 4. North takes control of the auction with 4 as Roman Keycard Minorwood . South's response of 4 shows 1 keycard (already shown a minimal hand). North's bid of 4 is asking about the Q and South bids 5 showing both the Q and the K (denying theK, cheapest king). North bids 7.

It is possible someone will bid 7NT, but with North holding 7 losers and South showing minimal values, this looks like a deal that will make 7 on distribution, not strength.

7 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. WJ43K
2. S87A6
3. N5JA2
4. S22K10
5. N9JQ2
6. SQ856
7. S64K7
8. NA71010
9. N9Q53
10. S63A9
11. N8K109
12. N8J34
13. S475Q
Made 7 — NS +2140

Play: The play for 7 has a pretty simple plan. Watching transportation, pull trump, put a club on the A and trump a third club from dummy. If clubs are split then put a heart on dummy's 4th club. If clubs are not split then put a squeeze on clubs and hearts for the 13th tricks. As it works out clubs are split 4-3-3-3 and it is an easy play.

... Bidding should not be hard ... just describe your hand AND when you have fully described your hand STOP bidding.



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3 ♠AQ63
53
9752
♣T65
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠82
K42
J43
♣KQJ92
♠KJT
QT876
8
♣A843
♠9754
AJ9
AKQT6
♣7
6
1010
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠ 1NT  ♣3 ♥4
EW: 4/3♣ 3  ♦4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -100 4♠*-NS/4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  530          9.00   0.00  3♠* N     A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  140          7.00   2.00  3♠ N      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  140          7.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  140          7.00   2.00  2♠ N +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  110          5.00   4.00  3 S      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A7-Petroff-Conn
   90          4.00   5.00  2 S      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    1.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    1.50   7.50  4♠ N -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    1.50   7.50  4 S -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
         50    1.50   7.50  3 S -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A2-Reach-Deal
4 ♠KQ85
A7
QT97
♣J98
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J72
KJ96
432
♣KQ2
♠T9643
T53
K6
♣AT7
♠A
Q842
AJ85
♣6543
12
107
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥6 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          8.50   0.50  3 N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  130          8.50   0.50  2 N +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  120          7.00   2.00  1N S +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  110          5.50   3.50  2 N +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  110          5.50   3.50  2 N +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
   90          4.00   5.00  2 N      A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
    PASS       3.00   6.00  Pass Out  A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        100    1.50   7.50  3N S -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A2-Reach-Deal
        100    1.50   7.50  3N N -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        200    0.00   9.00  3N N -2   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A7-Petroff-Conn
5 ♠K943
Q65
T
♣QJ942
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠QT
JT932
AKQ
♣A73
♠A76
A4
J976432
♣8
♠J852
K87
85
♣KT65
8
169
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1♠  ♦1 ♥3 NT2
EW: 6 3 4NT  ♣5 ♠6
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: -920 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          9.00   0.00  4 W -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A2-Reach-Deal
        140    8.00   1.00  2 W +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        150    6.00   3.00  4 E +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        150    6.00   3.00  3 E +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        150    6.00   3.00  3 E +2   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        180    3.50   5.50  1N E +3   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        180    3.50   5.50  1N E +3   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        400    2.00   7.00  5 E      A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        420    1.00   8.00  5 E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        430    0.00   9.00  3N W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass21Pass
32Pass3Pass
43Pass54Pass
6All pass  
  1. minimal hand
  2. high Reverse
  3. Roman Keycard Minorwood
  4. 2 keycards w/o Q

With 2 outside defensive tricks A and A East has too strong of a hand to consider a 3 preemptive opening bid. East might consider an opening bids of 2, but East doesn't really require an opening lead of a diamond.

Auction: East with 12 length points (A, A, J + 3 length points) opens the bidding 1. West responds 1 and East with a minimal hand rebids 2. West bid of 3 is a "high reverse" and like any reverse is forcing one round and promises a third bid. Some might have East rebid 3 but West has asked East to further define his hand, and thus East bids 3 now shows something in hearts. With a huge fit in diamonds West bid of 4 is RKC Minorwood (not invitational). East response of 5 (4 steps) shows 2 keycards without the Q. West bids 6.

6 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S210KA
2. E65A10
3. WK278
4. W36A8
5. E75Q4
6. WJ54K
7. S10A48
8. W2QJ7
9. E68Q9
10. W3J96
11. E3593
12. E4J7Q
13. E2K109
Made 6 — NS −920

Play: The play of 6 is not hard, South not wanting to lead away from the K or K will most likely lead a spade where North is finessed or maybe a diamond (trump) in which case declarer can ruff out hearts setting up 2 pitches for spades.

... It is very hard to control bid in minor suit auctions as typically the partnership must first explore for major suits or notrump.



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6 ♠AQ2
Q95
QJT92
♣84
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KT5
T842
AK64
♣K3
♠74
AK73
7
♣AJT752
♠J9863
J6
853
♣Q96
11
1312
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥2 ♠5 NT2
EW: 5♣ 1 4/5 2♠ 4/5NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -660 5NT-W
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  4 W -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A2-Reach-Deal
  100          8.00   1.00  4 W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        150    7.00   2.00  1N W +2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        600    5.50   3.50  3N W      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        600    5.50   3.50  3N W      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        620    3.50   5.50  4 W      A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        620    3.50   5.50  4 E      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        630    2.00   7.00  3N W +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        650    0.50   8.50  4 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        650    0.50   8.50  4 W +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
7 ♠9854
K94
J5
♣QT65
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK32
Q832
8
♣K432
♠J7
J75
AK963
♣A87
♠QT6
AT6
QT742
♣J9
6
1213
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 1 2 1♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          9.00   0.00  3N W -4   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  300          7.50   1.50  3N W -3   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  300          7.50   1.50  3N W -3   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  200          5.00   4.00  3N W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  200          5.00   4.00  3N W -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  200          5.00   4.00  3N E -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          2.50   6.50  3N E -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  100          2.50   6.50  3N E -1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    1.00   8.00  1 W +2   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Reach-Deal
        630    0.00   9.00  3N E +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
8 ♠97543
T64
Q3
♣Q64
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT
AJ972
J85
♣K92
♠Q62
Q
AK9762
♣A87
♠AK8
K853
T4
♣JT53
4
1015
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥4 ♠5 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    8.50   0.50  2 E +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        130    8.50   0.50  2 E +2   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        150    5.00   4.00  3 E +2   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Reach-Deal
        150    5.00   4.00  2 E +3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        150    5.00   4.00  2 E +3   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    5.00   4.00  2 E +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        150    5.00   4.00  2 E +3   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        430    2.00   7.00  3N W +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        460    1.00   8.00  3N W +2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        490    0.00   9.00  3N E +3   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
9 ♠AT9
KJ83
Q
♣QT964
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠876
72
T862
♣J532
♠K543
AQ54
AK
♣K87
♠QJ2
T96
J97543
♣A
12
119
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/- 2/-
       ♣6 ♦7/6 ♥8/6 ♠6/5 NT6/5
EW: 1♣ 1♠ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.50   0.50  1N E -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  100          8.50   0.50  2 W -1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   90          7.00   2.00  1N N      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
         50    5.00   4.00  2N N -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    5.00   4.00  2N N -1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    5.00   4.00  2 N -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
         90    3.00   6.00  1N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        100    1.50   7.50  2 S -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        100    1.50   7.50  3♣ N -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   9.00  3 S -4   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A2-Reach-Deal
10 ♠T7543
A5
Q5
♣J765
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQJ
K7
KJT63
♣A42
♠862
QJ964
974
♣QT
♠K9
T832
A82
♣K983
7
185
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠5/6 NT4/5
EW: 3 3 1♠ 2NT  ♣6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  2N W -2   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  100          8.00   1.00  3 E -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         90    7.00   2.00  1 W +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        110    5.50   3.50  2 W      A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        110    5.50   3.50  2 W      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        120    3.50   5.50  2N W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Reach-Deal
        120    3.50   5.50  2N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        180    1.50   7.50  2N W +2   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        180    1.50   7.50  2N W +2   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        630    0.00   9.00  3N W +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Anderson

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1Pass1Pass
2NT1Pass32All pass
  1. 18-19 high card points
  2. to play

Auction: After two passes, West with 18 hcp and 6 losers opens the bidding 1 and East with 5 hcp (6 length points) and a decent 5-card heart suit QJ9xx responds 1. West makes a jump rebid of 2NT showing a balanced 18-19 hcp. East with sappy values knows this contract needs to play in 3, depending on partnership agreements (some might play Wolf Signoff) East rebids 3 to play.

3 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S34JQ
2. E48KA
3. N710KA
4. W75Q3
5. E29J3
6. W2568
7. E42K5
8. W3Q78
9. N6996
10. E6KA4
11. WQ7810
12. SA10109
13. S2J5J
Made 3 — NS −140

Play: This deal can be played out several way, declarer (East) will ultimately finesse South for the K and the A.

... After a minor suit opening responder needs to go out of his way to respond.



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11 ♠AQ
83
JT82
♣A9742
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠82
AK72
K974
♣J53
♠T9643
Q9
A65
♣T86
♠KJ75
JT654
Q3
♣KQ
11
116
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 1♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          9.00   0.00  3N N +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Reach-Deal
  400          7.50   1.50  3N S      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  400          7.50   1.50  3N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  140          6.00   3.00  2 S +1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  110          5.00   4.00  2♣ N +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A5-Hall-Saltis
         50    2.50   6.50  3N N -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    2.50   6.50  2 S -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Anderson
         50    2.50   6.50  4♣ S -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
         50    2.50   6.50  3♣ N -1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    0.00   9.00  4 N -3   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
12 ♠32
J73
QT8543
♣K5
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AQJ5
Q964
2
♣T762
♠K
AK52
AKJ96
♣J94
♠T98764
T8
7
♣AQ83
6
919
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥1 ♠5 NT2
EW: 4♣ 2 4 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.94   0.06  2 W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        420    7.83   1.17  4 W      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        430    6.72   2.28  3N E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        450    5.06   3.94  4 W +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        450    5.06   3.94  4 W +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        460    2.83   6.17  3N W +2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        460    2.83   6.17  3N E +2   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        480    1.17   7.83  4 E +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A2-Reach-Deal
        510    0.06   8.94  4 W +3   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
1Pass31Pass
4All pass  
  1. Splinter

Both North and South have the ability to preempt the auction, North opening a Weak Two-Bid in 2 and South making a weak jump overcall in 2, neither bid should cause East not to go for game.

Auction: East with 19 high card points opens the bidding 1 and is not sure how he will force the auction on rebid. Some with South's hand might make a weak jump overcall in spades, but in the auction here South passes, South wants a club lead not a spade lead. West responds 1 (4-card suits up the line) and although it may not be the right bid East makes a Splinter bid of 3. West with 12 support points might try for slam but holding the AQJx opposite partner's shortness in spades settles for 4.

4 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N3K105
2. EA843
3. EK1067
4. E24QJ
5. WA246
6. WQ397
7. WJ4J8
8. W25J7
9. E6398
10. W2K58
11. EA910Q
12. EKA710
13. E9Q65
Made 7 — NS −510

Play: After the Splinter in spades, it is not unusual to get a spade lead, and North leads the 3. With out a club lead, declarer can finesse for the Q and shorten diamonds with diamond ruff to make 6 or even 7.



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13 ♠T
82
AT986
♣Q9763
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AJ8
QJ94
KQ54
♣J2
♠KQ76532
765
72
♣K
♠94
AKT3
J3
♣AT854
6
148
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 4 2  ♠4 NT6
EW: 2♠  ♣2 ♦2 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +600 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  750          9.00   0.00  5♣* S     A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  200          7.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          7.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A2-Reach-Deal
  200          7.00   2.00  4♠ E -2   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  100          2.50   6.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  100          2.50   6.50  4♠ E -1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          2.50   6.50  4♠ E -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  100          2.50   6.50  4♠ E -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  100          2.50   6.50  3♠ E -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  100          2.50   6.50  3 E -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Hall-Saltis
14 ♠983
QT62
AT75
♣A2
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KQ4
K9
QJ93
♣J753
♠JT62
AJ8
K642
♣K9
♠A75
7543
8
♣QT864
10
1212
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 2♠ 3NT  ♥6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   0.00  3* W -1  A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Hall-Saltis
   50          7.50   1.50  3N E -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
   50          7.50   1.50  3♠ E -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Petroff-Conn
    PASS       6.00   3.00  Pass Out  A4-Acutt-Steward vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    5.00   4.00  3 N -2   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    4.00   5.00  3 W      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A2-Reach-Deal
        120    3.00   6.00  2N E      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        150    1.50   7.50  2N W +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    1.50   7.50  1N W +2   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        400    0.00   9.00  3N E      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Anand-Anderson
15 ♠A9765
-
T97
♣AT984
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠K432
AK5
K864
♣73
♠QJT8
JT976
AJ
♣Q6
♠-
Q8432
Q532
♣KJ52
8
1311
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1  ♥5 ♠5 NT6
EW: 2 1/2♠ 1NT  ♣3/2 ♦4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   2.00  3N W -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  100          7.00   2.00  4♠ W -2   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          7.00   2.00  4 E -2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  100          7.00   2.00  3 E -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  100          7.00   2.00  3 E -2   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A2-Reach-Deal
   50          2.50   6.50  4 E -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
   50          2.50   6.50  3 E -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          2.50   6.50  3 E -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
   50          2.50   6.50  2 E -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        210    0.00   9.00  2N W +3   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Hall-Saltis
16 ♠T95
K432
Q95
♣762
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KJ8
A9876
74
♣Q53
♠42
QJ5
AT863
♣AK8
♠AQ763
T
KJ2
♣JT94
5
1014
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 4 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          9.00   0.00  2 E -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A7-Petroff-Conn
         50    8.00   1.00  2♠ S -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        100    6.50   2.50  3♠ S -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        100    6.50   2.50  3♠ S -2   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    5.00   4.00  2 E +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A2-Reach-Deal
        150    4.00   5.00  3♠ S -3   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    2.50   6.50  3 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        170    2.50   6.50  2 W +2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        620    1.00   8.00  4 W      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        800    0.00   9.00  4♠* S -4  A9-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Hall-Saltis
17 ♠Q93
KQ9853
J
♣A92
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AJ64
A
K63
♣KQT76
♠T752
J64
Q94
♣J83
♠K8
T72
AT8752
♣54
12
174
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3 1NT  ♣4 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 3♠  ♦5 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -100 4*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          9.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  170          7.50   1.50  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  170          7.50   1.50  3 N +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  150          6.00   3.00  4♠ E -3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  110          5.00   4.00  2 N      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A2-Reach-Deal
   50          3.50   5.50  3♠ E -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
   50          3.50   5.50  4♣ W -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Hall-Saltis
         50    2.00   7.00  3 N -1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        140    0.50   8.50  3♠ W      A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    0.50   8.50  3♠ E      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
18 ♠QJT54
A
AT9543
♣6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A62
KJT75
6
♣Q983
♠973
863
QJ8
♣A742
♠K8
Q942
K72
♣KJT5
11
107
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 -/1 4♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6/7
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥6 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  710          9.00   0.00  4* N     A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  600          8.00   1.00  3N S      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  170          7.00   2.00  3♠ N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  150          5.50   3.50  1N S +2   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A2-Reach-Deal
  150          5.50   3.50  3 W -3   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  130          3.50   5.50  4 N      A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  130          3.50   5.50  4 N      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  110          2.00   7.00  2♠ N      A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        100    1.00   8.00  3N S -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        200    0.00   9.00  3N S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
19 ♠A
AQ2
AKJ83
♣J852
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T763
753
Q754
♣QT
♠K9852
KJT94
6
♣K7
♠QJ4
86
T92
♣A9643
19
410
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6/5♣ 5 1/- 5NT
       ♥7/6 ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣1 ♦2 ♥6 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +920 6♣-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          9.00   0.00  5♣ N +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  400          8.00   1.00  3N N      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  300          7.00   2.00  3♠ E -3   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Reach-Deal
  210          6.00   3.00  1N N +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  170          5.00   4.00  4♣ N +2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  150          3.50   5.50  3 N +2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  150          3.50   5.50  4♣ N +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  130          2.00   7.00  4 N      A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  100          1.00   8.00  3♠ W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        110    0.00   9.00  2♠ E      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
20 ♠J
J95
AQT543
♣AK2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q942
A
982
♣JT985
♠AK5
T8432
K76
♣64
♠T8763
KQ76
J
♣Q73
15
710
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣6
EW:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +110 2-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          9.00   0.00  2 E -4   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Reach-Deal
  150          8.00   1.00  2 N +3   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  130          6.50   2.50  3 N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  130          6.50   2.50  2 N +2   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  120          5.00   4.00  2N S      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  110          3.50   5.50  2 N +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
  110          3.50   5.50  2 N +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        100    1.50   7.50  3 S -1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    1.50   7.50  2 N -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        200    0.00   9.00  2♠ S -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
21 ♠AK
K873
AKT8
♣QJT
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T75
Q2
Q5
♣A86432
♠J842
AT64
42
♣K95
♠Q963
J95
J9763
♣7
20
88
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +500 4♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          7.50   1.50  3N N      A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A7-Petroff-Conn
  600          7.50   1.50  3N N      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  600          7.50   1.50  3N N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  600          7.50   1.50  3N N      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
  240          5.00   4.00  2N N +4   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  150          4.00   5.00  2N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
  100          3.00   6.00  4♣ W -2   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        100    1.50   7.50  4 N -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        100    1.50   7.50  3 N -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A2-Reach-Deal
        200    0.00   9.00  4 N -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
22 ♠98
A4
AQ942
♣AJ95
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AJT
KJ6
J63
♣KQ86
♠Q765
Q983
KT8
♣T4
♠K432
T752
75
♣732
15
157
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 1/2 3 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  2N W -2   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          7.00   2.00  3N E -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          7.00   2.00  2N W -1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  100          7.00   2.00  2N W -1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        100    4.50   4.50  2 N -2   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        100    4.50   4.50  2 N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Reach-Deal
        120    3.00   6.00  2N W      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        150    1.50   7.50  2N W +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        150    1.50   7.50  2N W +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        630    0.00   9.00  3N W +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
23 ♠Q6542
J9762
Q
♣K2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AKT3
T83
KJ8
♣AT7
♠-
Q5
A7642
♣QJ9864
♠J987
AK4
T953
♣53
8
159
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2♠  ♣1 ♦2 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3 1NT  ♥5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          9.00   0.00  3♠ S      A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          8.00   1.00  5♣ E -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        110    6.50   2.50  3 E      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        110    6.50   2.50  3♣ E      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    5.00   4.00  4♣ W +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        210    4.00   5.00  1N W +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Reach-Deal
        500    3.00   6.00  4♠* S -2  A9-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        630    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        630    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        690    0.00   9.00  3N W +3   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
24 ♠Q543
K62
JT94
♣KQ
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T92
JT9843
K8
♣J9
♠KJ6
Q5
AQ65
♣7652
♠A87
A7
732
♣AT843
11
512
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3/2 1♠ 2NT  ♥4
EW: 2  ♣4 ♦4 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: +100 3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          9.00   0.00  2N N +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Anand-Anderson
  110          8.00   1.00  1♠ N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
  100          7.00   2.00  1N E -2   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A7-Petroff-Conn
   90          5.50   3.50  2♣ S      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Reach-Deal
   90          5.50   3.50  2♣ S      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    3.00   6.00  1♠ N -1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    3.00   6.00  3♣ S -1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
         50    3.00   6.00  2♣ S -1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        110    1.00   8.00  2 W      A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        140    0.00   9.00  3 W      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
25 ♠Q42
KJ7
AQ86
♣K95
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠JT83
54
KJT9
♣A62
♠AK
AQT983
42
♣J74
♠9765
62
753
♣QT83
15
914
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5/4 ♠6/5 NT5/4
EW: 1♣ 2 2 1♠ 2NT
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          9.00   0.00  4 E -2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Reach-Deal
        100    8.00   1.00  1N N -2   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        110    5.50   3.50  2 E      A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    5.50   3.50  2 E      A4-Acutt-Steward vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        110    5.50   3.50  2 E      A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        110    5.50   3.50  2 E      A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        140    2.50   6.50  2 E +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        140    2.50   6.50  2 E +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        170    1.00   8.00  3 E +1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        200    0.00   9.00  2N N -4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
26 ♠A43
A5432
87
♣KQ4
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K96
KQJ
AQT96
♣75
♠Q5
8
J5432
♣T9632
♠JT872
T976
K
♣AJ8
13
153
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3  ♥4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   1.00  3 N      A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A5-Hall-Saltis
  140          8.00   1.00  2 N +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  140          8.00   1.00  2 N +1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
         90    5.00   4.00  1N W      A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Petroff-Conn
         90    5.00   4.00  1N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
         90    5.00   4.00  1N W      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Reach-Deal
        130    2.00   7.00  4 W      A9-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Anand-Anderson
        130    2.00   7.00  3 W +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        130    2.00   7.00  3♣ W +1   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        150    0.00   9.00  1N W +2   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
27 ♠T87
AK8
982
♣Q984
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠KQ4
T54
Q4
♣AJ652
♠AJ3
9763
AK763
♣7
♠9652
QJ2
JT5
♣KT3
9
1212
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3/4 3 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    9.00   0.00  3 W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Buckley-Ellenberger
        150    6.50   2.50  2N W +1   A1-Beutel-Eliason vs A3-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        150    6.50   2.50  2N W +1   A3-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Petroff-Conn
        150    6.50   2.50  2N E +1   A7-Ragnow-Triolo vs A4-Mann-Arneill-Brown
        150    6.50   2.50  1N E +2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Reach-Deal
        180    4.00   5.00  2N W +2   A10-Zoloth-Rubin vs A10-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti
        430    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A2-Carrier-Hahn vs A5-Hall-Saltis
        430    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A4-Acutt-Steward vs A9-Cardinal-Gilles
        430    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A8-Bernbaum-Mattox vs A6-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald
        430    1.50   7.50  3N W +1   A9-Feldman-Butler vs A8-Anand-Anderson