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Field strength:  Mean: 1262 MP  Geomean: 608 MP
(based on 24 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Ken Thompson 65.56 1st A 1.20
Deborah Triolo - Mark Robbins 56.30 2nd A 0.84
Dagmar Ragnow - Marilyn Brett 53.70 3/4th A 0.51
Dennis Charles - Floyd Richards 53.70 3/4th A 0.51
Sara Carlson - William Carlson Jr 52.59 5th A 0.24
James Kadin - Lee Brown 50.37 1st C 0.40
Anita McDermott - Sally Sittel 50.37 3/4th B 0.31
Paula Reach - Raymond Kilius 48.15 2nd C 0.28
EVENT>Ven Sa Morn Opn Prs -NcH |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>September 7, 2019  |CLUB NO.>131102    | 09/07/2019 15:02
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Nancy Hall      |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   67.5 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1300/500  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=9/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ken Thompson           Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .     88.50  65.56  1.20(A)
 2 Naum Grutman           Nava Grutman             C    .     .     .     57.00  42.22
 3 Saurin Chakrabarti     Nancy Hall               B    .     .     .     61.00  45.19
 4 Raymond Kilius         Paula Reach              C    .     .     2     65.00  48.15  0.28(C)
 5 Mark Robbins           Deborah Triolo           B    2     1     .     76.00  56.30  0.84(A)
 6 Lee Brown              James Kadin              C    .    3/4    1     68.00  50.37  0.40(C)
 7 Anita McDermott        Sally Sittel             B    .    3/4    .     68.00  50.37  0.31(B)
 8 Dennis Charles         Floyd Richards           B   3/4    2     .     72.50  53.70  0.51(A)
 9 Sheila Moore           Teresa Moore             C    .     .     .     50.00  37.04
10 William Carlson Jr     Sara Carlson             A    5     .     .     71.00  52.59  0.24(A)
11 Marsha Vandiver        Ken Vandiver             C    .     .     .     60.50  44.81
12 Dagmar Ragnow          Marilyn Brett            A   3/4    .     .     72.50  53.70  0.51(A)
                                          Totals                         810.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AK97
Q85
AJ2
♣JT2
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠32
KJ96
K853
♣Q98
♠QJ864
7432
74
♣A6
♠T5
AT
QT96
♣K7543
15
97
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   0.00  3N N +1   A8-Charles-Richards vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  400          4.00   1.00  3N N      A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
  150          2.50   2.50  2N N +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  150          2.50   2.50  2N N +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  120          0.50   4.50  2N S      A9-Moore-Moore vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  120          0.50   4.50  2N N      A6-Brown-Kadin vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1NTPass3NT
All pass   

Even if East chooses to overcall 2, South, using Lebensohl , will bid 3NT directly to show game values, no interest in hearts, and deny a spade stopper. North will pass and the same contract will be reached.

A fourth best spade gives up an extra spade trick, it appears, but the key is that only a heart lead can hold this contract to nine tricks! It does not appear very attractive to lead a heart from the East hand, an most will choose a spade.

After the spade lead, declarer should play on clubs, either immediately or after taking one successful diamond finesse (the diamonds needed work, also). When in with the Q, West cannot successfully attack hearts, so the declarer's slow plan of establishing clubs will have time to develop.



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2 ♠8764
J8
A53
♣AT54
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J5
AQ964
74
♣K932
♠AKQT2
K753
KQJ6
♣-
♠93
T2
T982
♣QJ876
9
1018
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦2 ♥1 ♠1 NT2
EW: 1♣ 3 6 5/6♠ 3/5NT
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -980 6♠-W/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  6N W -1   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        460    4.00   1.00  3N W +2   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
        480    1.50   3.50  5 W +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        480    1.50   3.50  4 W +2   A8-Charles-Richards vs A4-Kilius-Reach
        480    1.50   3.50  4 W +2   A9-Moore-Moore vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
        480    1.50   3.50  4 E +2   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Thompson-Clarke

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis

Standard American bidding or Acol would actually have an advantage over straightforward 2/1 game forcing methods here. 1 - 2 would lead to the small slam via a 5 Exclusion and a prayer for the Q or for her majesty to be discovered.

But playing 2/1, 2 is an overbid, and the auction will commence 1 1NT; ? What continuation should East choose? Without agreeing that 2NT over 1NT forcing is an Omnibus Game Force , the choice would be between 3, perhaps losing hearts, or 3 on a ratty suit. Ugh!

Playing 2NT over 1NT forcing as a semi-artificial Game Force (denying a five card second suit), would fetch 3, and now the partnership is in business, headed clearly for 6.

Lots of avenues to slam, but heavily dependent on system.



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3 ♠K98642
Q5
AQJ
♣K6
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ
A986
9532
♣753
♠7
KT43
KT86
♣AQ98
♠QT53
J72
74
♣JT42
15
912
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4 ♥4/3
EW: 2♣ 3 3  ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  4 W -2   A9-Moore-Moore vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  140          4.00   1.00  3♠ N      A8-Charles-Richards vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  100          3.00   2.00  4 W -1   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
         50    2.00   3.00  3♠ N -1   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
        100    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        500    0.00   5.00  4♠* N -3  A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A1-Thompson-Clarke

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass1Dbl3
?   

The preempt is successful! Further action by EW will result in 4 down one, rather than hoping to defeat 3 by two tricks. There is no clue that defending 3 doubled would be the correct action to take, other than that the 3 bid must be alerted as preemptive. However, that does not prevent North from having a hand that would establish nine tricks or even eight when 4 is "on."



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4 ♠AQ853
63
9763
♣Q4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KJ6
QT82
Q82
♣KT2
♠T4
A54
AKJ54
♣A97
♠972
KJ97
T
♣J8653
8
1116
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 1♣ 4 2 1♠ 3NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N E -1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        600    4.00   1.00  3N E      A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A8-Charles-Richards
        630    3.00   2.00  3N E +1   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A9-Moore-Moore vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        660    1.00   4.00  3N E +2   A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A4-Kilius-Reach

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1NTPass
2Pass2Pass
3NTAll pass  

In creating a model auction in the past for 4333 hands with a four-card major facing a strong notrump, I've been asked why I bother with Stayman, the questioners quoting some writers in the literature as suggesting that the "right" way to bid is simply to bid 3NT, ignoring the potential fit, because there is no benefit to finding the major fit.

I answer that suggestion/inquiry by pointing out, first, that there is no reason that the opening bidder might have a weak doubleton opposite responder's weakest suit, and thereby gain. In addition, there seems to be a trend toward bidding 1NT with a five-card major, and how silly one might feel playing 3NT with a nine-card major suit fit, almost certainly gathering more tricks in the suit contract.

In addition, to investigate the situation, I've run tens of thousands of sample hands, all assuring the major suit fit, varying the total point count and the strength of the major suit. The results of my investigations are that the expected results vary based on the total strength of the hands and the strength of the trump suit. Surprisingly, the stronger the major suit honors, the more likely that notrump would be the better contract! Presumably because the development of that suit is not necessary and attention can be focused elsewhere, using the major suit for transportation.

The other major consideration is that there is a parabola on the results graph. When the total HCP of the partnership is toward the low end, 23-26, there is benefit in playing notrump, for there may be no more than nine tricks in any contract. However, as the total HCP increase, the benefit of playing the suit contract increases and becomes the favorite for playing in the suit. . . UNTIL the HCP reach the high upper levels, above 30, where the abundance of HCP takes over and makes notrump the favorite -- avoiding the disaster of bad trump splits, no doubt.

On the other hand, there are hands like Board 4, where there is no trump fit, and 3NT is just the contract of destiny. All of the above is just to show why Stayman was employed.



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5 ♠6
A63
97
♣AQT9863
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q875
7
QJ843
♣KJ5
♠32
KQ9842
KT62
♣7
♠AKJT94
JT5
A5
♣42
10
98
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1/- 4♠ 5NT  ♦5 ♥7/6
EW: 2  ♣1/2 ♥5 ♠1/2 NT1/2
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +660 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.00   0.00  3N N +2   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
  620          4.00   1.00  4♠ S      A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A8-Charles-Richards
  140          3.00   2.00  3♠ S      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  130          2.00   3.00  4♣ N      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A4-Kilius-Reach
        100    1.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A9-Moore-Moore vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        300    0.00   5.00  4♠ S -3   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 111
Pass2Pass2
Pass3Pass3
Pass4All pass 

By cue bidding and then rebidding spades, South has created a Game Force with good spades, and likely a poor heart holding, else 4 would have been bid already.

North must choose among 4, 3NT, and 4. Each bid has some merit, but 3NT seems least likely to succeed, without knowing about South's JTx!

The contract is precarious, and might even be doubled, but with the club honors onside, all is well if the right views are taken.

A tough hand.



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6 ♠J752
986
732
♣A32
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T9864
K5
AQ
♣KT87
♠A
Q742
T9654
♣Q64
♠KQ3
AJT3
KJ8
♣J95
5
128
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦4 ♥4 ♠5 NT5/6
EW: 3♣ 3 2 2♠ 1NT
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2N E -2   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A8-Charles-Richards
   90          4.00   1.00  1N S      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A4-Kilius-Reach
         80    3.00   2.00  1♠ W      A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
         90    2.00   3.00  1N W      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        110    1.00   4.00  2♠ W      A6-Brown-Kadin vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
        150    0.00   5.00  2 S -3   A9-Moore-Moore vs A5-Robbins-Triolo

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  Pass1NT
PassPassPass 

Once the T is led, East can see a danger for the spade suit, and should attack dummy's club entry. A diamond will suffice, also, but West should shift to clubs for the same reason that East should have.



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7 ♠KT754
KT3
Q943
♣2
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ6
A9875
872
♣T3
♠J
QJ64
JT65
♣AK85
♠9832
2
AK
♣QJ9764
8
1012
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3♠  ♦6 ♥4 NT5
EW: 1 2 2/1NT  ♣5 ♠4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   0.50  3♠ N      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Moore-Moore
  140          4.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
    PASS       3.00   2.00  Pass Out  A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A4-Kilius-Reach
        110    2.00   3.00  2 W      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        200    1.00   4.00  4♠* N -1  A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        500    0.00   5.00  5♠* N -2  A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A8-Charles-Richards
8 ♠AQ76
K
98
♣Q98763
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠82
Q964
J7542
♣K4
♠T4
T73
KQT6
♣AJT2
♠KJ953
AJ852
A3
♣5
11
610
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 5♠ 2NT  ♦6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 ♠1 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  480          5.00   0.00  4♠ S +2   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Brown-Kadin
  450          2.50   2.50  5♠ S      A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  450          2.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Moore-Moore
  450          2.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A8-Charles-Richards
  450          2.50   2.50  4♠ S +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
         50    0.00   5.00  6♠ S -1   A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
9 ♠9652
J5
QT842
♣A7
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ73
A63
73
♣KJ53
♠Q4
Q872
KJ96
♣QT8
♠KT8
KT94
A5
♣9642
7
1310
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥5/4 ♠6 NT4
EW: 3/2♣ 1 2 1♠ 3/2NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -600 3NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.50   0.50  3N W -2   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  200          4.50   0.50  2N E -2   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A6-Brown-Kadin
  110          3.00   2.00  1♠ N +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
         90    2.00   3.00  1N E      A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A8-Charles-Richards
        110    0.50   4.50  2 E      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A9-Moore-Moore
        110    0.50   4.50  2 E      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
10 ♠AJ743
AQ6
87
♣AK7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QT8
984
AK3
♣JT93
♠95
KJ753
JT9
♣654
♠K62
T2
Q6542
♣Q82
18
105
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 1/- 4♠ 3NT  ♥7/6
EW:  ♣5 ♦4 ♥6 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A9-Moore-Moore
  620          3.00   2.00  4♠ N      A8-Charles-Richards vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
  620          3.00   2.00  4♠ N      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A6-Brown-Kadin
  620          3.00   2.00  4♠ N      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  180          1.00   4.00  1N N +3   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  140          0.00   5.00  3♠ N      A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
11 ♠Q65
AJT74
J32
♣72
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A74
K52
T8
♣QT953
♠JT92
Q963
K76
♣84
♠K83
8
AQ954
♣AKJ6
8
96
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 2/3 2♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥4 ♠5 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.00   0.00  3N S +2   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A9-Moore-Moore
  430          3.50   1.50  3N S +1   A8-Charles-Richards vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
  430          3.50   1.50  3N N +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  400          2.00   3.00  3N S      A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  150          1.00   4.00  2N S +1   A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A6-Brown-Kadin
         50    0.00   5.00  3N N -1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Kilius-Reach
12 ♠5
AQT32
AJ2
♣KQT9
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠98
J97
K3
♣J87642
♠QT76
K864
9865
♣3
♠AKJ432
5
QT74
♣A5
16
55
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 6 5 6♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦0 ♥2 ♠1 NT0
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +2220 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  720          5.00   0.00  3N S +4   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A9-Moore-Moore
  690          3.50   1.50  3N N +3   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  690          3.50   1.50  3N N +3   A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A6-Brown-Kadin
  680          1.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A8-Charles-Richards vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
  680          1.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  660          0.00   5.00  3N N +2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A7-McDermott-Sittel

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
Pass1Pass1
Pass2Pass21
Pass2Pass2
Pass3NTPassPass
Pass   
  1. Fourth suit forcing to game.

South has shown really good spades and game forcing strength by the sequence chosen, and North has shown a lack of spade interest but some extra values and a diamond stopper -- North's actual distribution should probably be pretty much predictable by South.

Given that each partner is short in the other's long suit, slam chances are diminished, depending more on the favorable location of the opponents' cards than on tricks that can be counted on. Thus, bidding slam is for the overly aggressive.

It makes 7NT, does it? Well, yes, on lucky guesses and a squeeze. . ..

Suppose West leads the 7. The A must be taken, after which a small club to the ace and a low diamond to the jack follow, and then the A finds the lucky position of the K, falling. Declarer must then run the diamonds, discarding a losing heart, followed by a fortuitous club finesse. East must preserve spades for as long as possible, so discards a little heart. But when two more clubs are played from dummy, East cannot hold the K and retain spades. When the K is necessarily retained, a spade finesse runs the suit and all 13 tricks are taken.

Obviously no such slam can be bid, and frankly, no such line, especially the club finesse, can be taken.

So how many did YOU make?



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13 ♠AK95432
72
QT
♣85
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠QT7
AQ95
K976
♣93
♠J
T864
8432
♣AQT6
♠86
KJ3
AJ5
♣KJ742
9
117
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2/3♠ -/1NT
       ♦4/5 ♥4/5 NT6/7
EW: 2 2  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3♠ N      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        100    3.50   1.50  4♠ N -1   A9-Moore-Moore vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        100    3.50   1.50  3♠ N -1   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        200    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A8-Charles-Richards
        200    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        200    1.00   4.00  4♠ N -2   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
14 ♠AJT7
KQ75
A
♣A653
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠62
6432
Q86
♣KJT4
♠KQ93
A9
KJ9542
♣Q
♠854
JT8
T73
♣9872
18
615
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1/- 1♠  ♦4 ♥7/6 NT6
EW: 3 1NT  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -110 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
         50    5.00   0.00  2 S -1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
         90    4.00   1.00  2 E      A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
        110    2.50   2.50  2 E +1   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        110    2.50   2.50  2 E +1   A9-Moore-Moore vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        130    1.00   4.00  3 E +1   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        280    0.00   5.00  2* E +1  A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A8-Charles-Richards
15 ♠J87
AJ75
QJ6
♣A92
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AQ943
Q2
A53
♣KQ8
♠65
K84
K82
♣JT654
♠KT2
T963
T974
♣73
13
177
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2 1 3♠ 3NT
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -400 3NT-EW/5♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    5.00   0.00  3♣ E +1   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
        150    3.50   1.50  1N W +2   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        150    3.50   1.50  1N W +2   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        170    2.00   3.00  2♠ W +2   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        180    1.00   4.00  1N W +3   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A8-Charles-Richards
        400    0.00   5.00  3N E      A9-Moore-Moore vs A6-Brown-Kadin
16 ♠Q62
JT95
K5
♣A943
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠T754
AKQ6
976
♣J2
♠K3
732
JT42
♣KT76
♠AJ98
84
AQ83
♣Q85
10
107
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +400 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2 W -2   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A9-Moore-Moore
  170          4.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  150          2.50   2.50  1N S +2   A8-Charles-Richards vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
  150          2.50   2.50  1N N +2   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
   90          1.00   4.00  1N N      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        100    0.00   5.00  2N S -2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
17 ♠KQT82
J64
72
♣KT9
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠953
AK
KT63
♣Q652
♠J64
Q972
AJ4
♣A83
♠A7
T853
Q985
♣J74
9
1212
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 2 1 -/1♠ 1NT  ♠6/7
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N W -2   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Brown-Kadin
   50          3.50   1.50  2 E -1   A8-Charles-Richards vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
   50          3.50   1.50  3 E -1   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
         90    1.50   3.50  2 W      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
         90    1.50   3.50  2 W      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
        100    0.00   5.00  2N S -2   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A9-Moore-Moore
18 ♠KJ9764
98
3
♣9654
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠2
QJ653
AT4
♣KQT2
♠Q853
T2
8752
♣A83
♠AT
AK74
KQJ96
♣J7
4
126
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♥6
EW: 1♣  ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   0.00  4♠ N +1   A1-Thompson-Clarke vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  150          3.50   1.50  2N S +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
  150          3.50   1.50  2 S +3   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A9-Moore-Moore
  140          2.00   3.00  3♠ N      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
        100    1.00   4.00  2♠ S -1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        200    0.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Charles-Richards vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
19 ♠Q63
932
K87543
♣5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KT9
T764
T
♣AQJT8
♠8752
A5
AJ
♣K9764
♠AJ4
KQJ8
Q962
♣32
5
1012
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1  ♣3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦4 ♥5
LoTT: 18 - 20 = -2
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  4 E -5   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  110          4.00   1.00  3 S      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A9-Moore-Moore
  100          2.50   2.50  4♠ E -1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Charles-Richards
  100          2.50   2.50  5♣ W -1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
        100    1.00   4.00  4 S -2   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A4-Kilius-Reach
        130    0.00   5.00  4♣ W      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
20 ♠AKJ43
KT8
6
♣QJ65
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q652
AQ5
QT32
♣84
♠7
9743
K85
♣K9732
♠T98
J62
AJ974
♣AT
14
106
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 2 2 5♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: +650 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.00   0.00  3N N +2   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Charles-Richards
  650          3.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
  650          3.50   1.50  4♠ N +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  620          1.00   4.00  4♠ N      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  620          1.00   4.00  4♠ N      A6-Brown-Kadin vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  620          1.00   4.00  4♠ N      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A9-Moore-Moore
21 ♠AT54
732
AT8
♣983
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠J87
AJ6
QJ753
♣J5
♠96
QT84
964
♣QT64
♠KQ32
K95
K2
♣AK72
8
104
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/2 1 3/4♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥6 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +620 4♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          5.00   0.00  4♠ S +1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  620          4.00   1.00  4♠ S      A6-Brown-Kadin vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  600          3.00   2.00  3N N      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A7-McDermott-Sittel
  150          2.00   3.00  1N S +2   A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A9-Moore-Moore
  120          1.00   4.00  1N S +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A8-Charles-Richards
        100    0.00   5.00  4♠ N -1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
22 ♠7
AKQ962
92
♣JT75
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QT8653
JT3
K87
♣9
♠A42
854
AT65
♣KQ6
♠KJ9
7
QJ43
♣A8432
10
613
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3 2NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  1N* W -2  A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Charles-Richards
  420          4.00   1.00  4 N      A6-Brown-Kadin vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
  200          3.00   2.00  3 N +2   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A4-Kilius-Reach
  100          2.00   3.00  3♠ W -1   A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A9-Moore-Moore
         50    1.00   4.00  4 N -1   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        100    0.00   5.00  4♣* S -1  A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
23 ♠943
AK62
4
♣AKQ75
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQ
973
T32
♣J9642
♠KT8
Q54
AKJ9875
♣-
♠J7652
JT8
Q6
♣T83
16
713
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1♠  ♦2 ♥6 NT3
EW: 5 2NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -600 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        120    5.00   0.00  2N W      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
        130    4.00   1.00  4 E      A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A9-Moore-Moore
        150    2.50   2.50  4 E +1   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
        150    2.50   2.50  2 E +3   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Charles-Richards
        200    1.00   4.00  3♣ S -2   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
        710    0.00   5.00  4* E     A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A4-Kilius-Reach
24 ♠A5
T654
KQ84
♣KJ4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQJ2
AJ732
T92
♣7
♠7643
K98
J53
♣A62
♠T98
Q
A76
♣QT9853
13
118
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1  ♥4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          5.00   0.00  4♣ S      A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A5-Robbins-Triolo
   50          3.50   1.50  3♠ E -1   A6-Brown-Kadin vs A2-Grutman-Grutman
   50          3.50   1.50  2 W -1   A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson vs A4-Kilius-Reach
        110    1.00   4.00  2 W      A3-Chakrabarti-Hall vs A9-Moore-Moore
        110    1.00   4.00  2 W      A11-Vandiver-Vandiver vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
        110    1.00   4.00  2 W      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A8-Charles-Richards
25 ♠9863
Q764
87
♣T52
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ5
93
T52
♣A876
♠T
AJ852
AJ964
♣J4
♠A742
KT
KQ3
♣KQ93
2
1011
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2 1 1/-NT
       ♣6 ♠6 NT7/6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -90 1NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3N* W -1  A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
  100          4.00   1.00  3N W -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
         50    3.00   2.00  1N S -1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Moore-Moore
        100    1.50   3.50  2N S -2   A8-Charles-Richards vs A6-Brown-Kadin
        100    1.50   3.50  1N* S -1  A4-Kilius-Reach vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
        110    0.00   5.00  2 E +1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
26 ♠T652
A73
AQ
♣KQ82
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠87
QT8
JT6542
♣T4
♠AQ943
6
98
♣AJ975
♠KJ
KJ9542
K73
♣63
15
311
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 4 1/-♠ 3/2NT
       ♠7/6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥3 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          4.50   0.50  4 S      A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
  620          4.50   0.50  4 S      A8-Charles-Richards vs A6-Brown-Kadin
  170          2.00   3.00  3 S +1   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
  170          2.00   3.00  3 S +1   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall
  170          2.00   3.00  3 S +1   A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Moore-Moore
         80    0.00   5.00  1♠ E      A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
27 ♠J985
AJ76
KJ8
♣96
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A62
95
AQT92
♣KJ3
♠K43
K8
764
♣Q7542
♠QT7
QT432
53
♣AT8
10
148
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 2 2NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  2 S      A12-Ragnow-Brett vs A9-Moore-Moore
   50          3.50   1.50  2N E -1   A2-Grutman-Grutman vs A11-Vandiver-Vandiver
   50          3.50   1.50  3 W -1   A8-Charles-Richards vs A6-Brown-Kadin
         50    2.00   3.00  3 S -1   A5-Robbins-Triolo vs A10-Carlson Jr-Carlson
        120    0.50   4.50  1N E +1   A4-Kilius-Reach vs A1-Thompson-Clarke
        120    0.50   4.50  1N E +1   A7-McDermott-Sittel vs A3-Chakrabarti-Hall