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- Tuesday Aft - September 10, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1479 MP  Geomean: 495 MP
(based on 21 players, 3 non ACBL players ignored)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 69.58 1st A 0.60
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 65.00 1st A 0.60
Dagmar Ragnow - Rosemary Reitz 56.25 2nd A 0.42
Ken Ellenberger - Roseann Buckley 51.67 2nd A 0.42
Carol Hayhurst - Judy Kupperman 49.17 1st B 0.24
Mary Silverman - Shirley Cann 48.33 1st C 0.24
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>September 10, 2019 |CLUB NO.>131102    | 09/10/2019 15:35
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=3/C=1                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    .     .     .     57.00  47.50
 2 Kay Mendel             Joyce Tuttle             C    .     .     .     39.50  32.92
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Rosemary Reitz           A    2     .     .     67.50  56.25  0.42(A)
 4 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A    1     .     .     78.00  65.00  0.60(A)
 5 Judy Kupperman         Carol Hayhurst           B    .     1     .     59.00  49.17  0.24(B)
 6 Anne Cline             Maurine Moore            A    .     .     .     59.00  49.17
                                          Totals                         360.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   60.0 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1200/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=6/B=4/C=3                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Silverman         Shirley Cann             C    .     2     1     58.00  48.33  0.24(C)
 2 Dick Zizic             Ilona Smith              A    .     .     .     56.50  47.08
 3 Robert Carrier         Doug Hahn                C    .     .     .     55.50  46.25
 4 Roseann Buckley        Ken Ellenberger          B    2     1     .     62.00  51.67  0.42(A)
 5 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .     83.50  69.58  0.60(A)
 6 Jim Cooke              Dolores Mattox           C    .     .     .     44.50  37.08
                                          Totals                         360.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠JT3
AK2
8743
♣J65
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKQ
JT
AT962
♣Q94
♠9652
Q86
KQJ
♣KT3
♠874
97543
5
♣A872
9
1611
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 1 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        110    5.00   0.00  3 W      A6-Cline-Moore vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        130    4.00   1.00  3 W +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        400    3.00   2.00  3N E      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        430    1.00   4.00  3N W +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        430    1.00   4.00  3N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        430    1.00   4.00  3N W +1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Zizic-Smith

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
1NT1Pass22Pass
23Pass3NTAll pass
  1. 15-17 high card points
  2. Stayman
  3. denies a 4-card major

I don't know (idk) when hand evaluation became so passé, maybe with ACBL new relaxed rules on opening bids where 11 is the new 12 and 10 is the new 11 and points are just points.

Some with East hand holding 11 hcp might feel obligated to open East hand 1, but East doesn't really have honors in a long suit and on initial count the J is worthless (and back in the day of Goren, you would even subtract 1 point for a 4-3-3-3 hand)

Auction: In the auction here with 8½ losers in second seat, East passes. West with 16 hcp and a balanced hand opens opens 1NT. East responds 2 as Stayman and when West answers 2, no 4-card major, East bids 3NT.

3NT by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NK6710
2. NA89J
3. N2Q44
4. E24QJ
5. W24K5
6. E67A3
7. WK1058
8. W68Q2
9. E9896
10. EJ7A7
11. W10335
12. W95103
13. WQJKA
Made 4 — NS −430

Play: This auction screams for a major suit lead, on defense North finds the killer lead with the AKx, setting up potential heart tricks for South. But once declarer (West) is in lead, West cashes out 4 spades + 1 heart + 5 diamonds, for 10 tricks making 4.

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2 ♠JT2
KT32
AT74
♣64
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠K8764
J75
QJ8
♣Q5
♠Q3
864
K963
♣K832
♠A95
AQ9
52
♣AJT97
8
98
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3 2♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  670          5.00   0.00  3♣* S     A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  210          3.50   1.50  2N S +3   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  210          3.50   1.50  2N S +3   A6-Cline-Moore vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
  120          2.00   3.00  2N S      A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  110          1.00   4.00  2 N      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  100          0.00   5.00  2♠ W -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
3 ♠KJ854
5
T6
♣AJT76
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q973
AKQ98
93
♣Q3
♠AT
J73
Q754
♣K984
♠62
T642
AKJ82
♣52
9
1310
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 3  ♣5 ♦6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 15 = +2
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3 W -2   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  100          3.00   2.00  4 W -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  100          3.00   2.00  3 W -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          3.00   2.00  2 W -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        150    1.00   4.00  4 S -3   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        800    0.00   5.00  5* S -4  A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
4 ♠QT65
KQT7
AQT
♣94
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AK972
A854
-
♣T832
♠4
J6
KJ9743
♣QJ75
♠J83
932
8652
♣AK6
13
118
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 2NT  ♣3/4 ♦6 ♥5/6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♥6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          3.50   1.50  3♠ W -2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  200          3.50   1.50  2♠ W -2   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  200          3.50   1.50  2 E -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  200          3.50   1.50  3♣ W -2   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  100          1.00   4.00  2♠ W -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        500    0.00   5.00  3N* S -2  A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
5 ♠T532
KQ8764
J5
♣8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠AJ6
5
AT4
♣AKJT97
♠K
AT92
Q876
♣5432
♠Q9874
J3
K932
♣Q6
6
179
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦3/2 ♥5 ♠6 NT2
EW: 6♣ 4 2 1♠ 5NT
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -920 6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    5.00   0.00  4♣ W +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        170    3.50   1.50  3♣ W +3   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        170    3.50   1.50  3♣ W +3   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        430    2.00   3.00  3N E +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        460    1.00   4.00  3N W +2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        490    0.00   5.00  3N E +3   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Zizic-Smith

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPassPass
12132Dbl
Pass3Pass4Pass
6All pass  
  1. weak jump overcall
  2. forcing raise in clubs
  3. forcing pass

This should be an easy auction to reach 6. Some might have North opening the bidding 2 which is ok North clearly wants a heart opening lead, but with 4 spades North passes.

Auction: In the auction here North deals and after 3 passes, West opens the bidding 1, North makes a weak jump overcall of 2 and East makes a forcing raise in clubs by bidding 3. After South doubles 3 (depending on partnership agreements, the double could mean several things) West passes (forcing pass) giving East a chance to define his hand. East shows support for clubs with 4. On my convention card we would take 4 as Roman Keycard Minorwood but in the auction here with a singleton heart West bids 6.

6 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NKA35
2. E5QA8
3. WK426
4. W62K9
5. E2J97
6. WA548
7. E1024Q
8. N337J
9. E93108
10. E89A5
11. WJ106Q
12. W10674
13. W7JQK
Made 6 — NS −920

Play: On the play declarer (West) can initially count 2 natural spades + 1 spade ruff + 1 natural heart + 3 heart ruffs + 1 diamond + 3 clubs for 11 tricks so West must find a 12th trick. This can be done either, as in the play here, dropping the J and setting up a second heart trick or playing the A and leading up to the queen finessing for the K and dropping the J setting up a second diamond winner.

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6 ♠73
9863
KQ3
♣KJ83
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠KQJ5
QJ2
J64
♣QT9
♠A62
A54
A72
♣7654
♠T984
KT7
T985
♣A2
9
1212
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1  ♠6 NT6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +80 1-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          4.50   0.50  3N E -2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  200          4.50   0.50  2N E -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  100          3.00   2.00  2N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
    PASS       2.00   3.00  Pass Out  A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Silverman-Cann
         80    1.00   4.00  1♠ W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        120    0.00   5.00  1N E +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
7 ♠A43
Q6
AK743
♣742
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J975
T7
Q9
♣QT983
♠K6
AK9853
J65
♣KJ
♠QT82
J42
T82
♣A65
13
515
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♦5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.50   0.50  3 E -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
  100          4.50   0.50  2 E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    3.00   2.00  3 N -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        140    2.00   3.00  2 E +1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        200    0.50   4.50  2♠ S -2   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        200    0.50   4.50  3 N -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Zizic-Smith
8 ♠QT4
A9763
KT3
♣Q9
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠9853
T54
98
♣KT76
♠KJ76
82
AQ754
♣42
♠A2
KQJ
J62
♣AJ853
11
310
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3/2♣ 1/- 3/2 3/1NT
       ♦7/6 ♠5/4
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +300 4♠*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          5.00   0.00  3N S +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
  420          4.00   1.00  4 S      A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  170          3.00   2.00  3 N +1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  140          2.00   3.00  2 N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  120          1.00   4.00  1N S +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A2-Zizic-Smith
         50    0.00   5.00  4 N -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
9 ♠Q4
9765
JT6
♣Q543
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠853
832
AK943
♣AK
♠AKJT62
KQT
Q7
♣76
♠97
AJ4
852
♣JT982
5
1415
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦0 ♥3 ♠0 NT0
EW: 2♣ 6 3 6♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 18 = -2
Par: -1440 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        650    5.00   0.00  4♠ E +1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        680    3.50   1.50  5♠ E +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        680    3.50   1.50  4♠ E +2   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        710    1.00   4.00  5♠ E +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        710    1.00   4.00  4♠ E +3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        710    1.00   4.00  4♠ E +3   A6-Cline-Moore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
21Pass32Pass
4Pass43Pass
54Pass6All pass
  1. 2/1 GF
  2. sets spades as trump
  3. I would have bid 4
  4. ask about quality of spades

Like Board 5, this should be an easy auction to 6.

Auction: East opens the bidding 1 with the plans to make a jump rebid of 3. West makes a 2/1 Game Forcing bid of 2 and East jumps to 3 setting the trump as spades. West has an easy bid of 4 as a control bid (trump has already been set as spades) and East bids 4. West could cue bid diamonds with 5 or bid 4NT as RKC Blackwood but bids 5 here inviting to slam asking partner about the quality of his spades. East with the top 2 spades AK and 3 of top 5 AKJ bids 6.

6 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SA2710
2. S489Q
3. EA934
4. EK75Q
5. E6583
6. W36KJ
7. E62A5
8. W46Q8
9. E78K4
10. WAJ72
11. WK1010J
12. EJ1095
13. E293Q
Made 6 — NS −1430

Play: Playing 6 is very easy. Some players on defense might not consider leading an unsported ace, but South knows West has already shown length in diamonds as a source of tricks and there is no justifiable reason to sit on the A. Point of fact is South does not cash the A East will take all the tricks.

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10 ♠K7
T8752
A95
♣A97
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ62
KQ4
T6
♣T852
♠AT543
A963
J7
♣K3
♠98
J
KQ8432
♣QJ64
11
812
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3  ♥5 ♠2 NT4
EW: 2 4♠  ♣6 ♦4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  3 S      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        140    3.00   2.00  3♠ E      A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        170    1.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        170    1.50   3.50  3♠ E +1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        200    0.00   5.00  3♠ E +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
11 ♠K764
763
KQ932
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠T5
AKQJ982
-
♣KQ93
♠QJ832
-
J754
♣AT52
♠A9
T54
AT86
♣J876
8
158
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣2 ♥2 ♠4/3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 5 1♠  ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          5.00   0.00  3N E -1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        420    4.00   1.00  4 W      A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        450    2.00   3.00  5 W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        450    2.00   3.00  4 W +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        450    2.00   3.00  4 W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        480    0.00   5.00  4 W +2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1Pass1Pass
31Pass4Pass
4All pass  
  1. sets trump as hearts

Lets get one thing straight up front opening 4, especially in 1st or 2nd seat, does not mean "you think you can make 4". I get this response often at the table when asking for an explanation of a 4 opening bid the responder says "he think he can make 4" (sheesh) Opening 4 is a preemptive bid based on playing strength or trick taking potential.

Auction: West opens the bidding 1 and East responds 1. West makes a jump rebid of 3 (sets the trump) and East responds 4 as game forcing. West with what might be a lot of losers bids 4 and East passes.

4 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N410JK
2. WA724
3. WK3310
4. WJ645
5. W32A8
6. E56Q4
7. W9327
8. W5K89
9. NK56Q
10. W89710
11. W96J8
12. W27JA
13. W10QQA
Made 5 — NS −450

Play: This play of 4 is not difficult East/West have the right to win 2 spades.

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12 ♠K8
87
T42
♣AQ8732
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠T73
KJT9
AKQ5
♣J5
♠J542
AQ52
J73
♣T9
♠AQ96
643
986
♣K64
9
148
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT5
EW: 2 2 -/1♠  ♣4 ♠6/7 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          4.00   1.00  1N E -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
   50          4.00   1.00  3 E -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A2-Zizic-Smith
   50          4.00   1.00  3 W -1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        140    1.50   3.50  3 W      A6-Cline-Moore vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        140    1.50   3.50  2 E +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        170    0.00   5.00  2 E +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
13 ♠QT876
KJ753
A9
♣9
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AK9
QT82
Q64
♣JT5
♠J5
9
KJT853
♣K432
♠432
A64
72
♣AQ876
10
128
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4♠  ♦5 NT6
EW: 2  ♣5 ♥3 ♠3 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          5.00   0.00  3 N      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  110          4.00   1.00  1♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  100          3.00   2.00  3N W -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        100    2.00   3.00  4♠ N -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        200    0.50   4.50  4♠ N -2   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        200    0.50   4.50  4 N -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
14 ♠J7653
K86
Q6
♣K85
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠T
A72
KT3
♣J97643
♠84
JT954
AJ2
♣AT2
♠AKQ92
Q3
98754
♣Q
9
810
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥4 NT6
EW: 4♣ 3  ♦6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -100 4♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          5.00   0.00  4♠ S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  170          4.00   1.00  3♠ S +1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  140          2.50   2.50  3♠ S      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
  140          2.50   2.50  2♠ S +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Silverman-Cann
         50    0.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
         50    0.50   4.50  4♠ S -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
15 ♠T976
QJ952
64
♣73
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AJ85
A874
Q92
♣94
♠K42
KT63
KT83
♣QT
♠Q3
-
AJ75
♣AKJ8652
3
1111
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠5
EW: 2 2 2♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +100 3♠*-EW/3*-EW/3*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          5.00   0.00  3* E -2  A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  130          3.50   1.50  4♣ S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  130          3.50   1.50  1♣ S +3   A6-Cline-Moore vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  100          2.00   3.00  3 E -2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
   90          1.00   4.00  1♣ S +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        200    0.00   5.00  5♣ S -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
16 ♠QJ7
JT83
A63
♣763
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠KT852
5
QT8
♣KQJ9
♠6
AKQ762
J4
♣AT42
♠A943
94
K9752
♣85
8
1114
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 4♣ 1 3 2♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          3.50   1.50  3N W -1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  100          3.50   1.50  3N E -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  100          3.50   1.50  4 E -1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        120    1.00   4.00  2N W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        630    0.00   5.00  3N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Zizic-Smith

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass21Pass
3Pass32All pass
  1. 2/1 GF
  2. does not show extra values

I bitch a lot about hand evaluation and 11 being the new 12 and hand evaluation (see Board 1) But here is the example of an 11 high card points opening hand in 1st or 2nd seat. All hcp the K108xx, the Q10x and the KQJ9 are in suits with length and supported by an intermediate.

Auction: West opens the bidding 1 and East responds 2 as Two Over One Game Force . West rebids 3 (some might rebid 2 showing a weak hand) and East rebids 3. West knowing there is a misfit, he is on a minimal opening and MOST IMPORTANTLY after a rebid of partner's hearts, passes 3.

3 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. S8972
2. W510A4
3. EQ923
4. EK35J
5. E6588
6. NA4210
7. N3JKQ
8. S9867
9. E6A107
10. S7J32
11. E49K6
12. WQQ104
13. WKJA5
Made 3 — NS −140

Play: The play of this hand is not hard, North/South have 1 spade + 2 diamonds + 1 heart winners, making 3.

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17 ♠AK74
42
QT62
♣T64
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠Q
J8765
K987
♣QJ7
♠J965
AQT
4
♣AK985
♠T832
K93
AJ53
♣32
9
914
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣3 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  3N W -4   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        110    4.00   1.00  2♣ E +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        170    2.50   2.50  2 W +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        170    2.50   2.50  2 W +2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        420    0.50   4.50  4 W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        420    0.50   4.50  4 W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
18 ♠-
Q986542
A864
♣K6
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AKJ72
T
KJ2
♣JT52
♠T9653
AK
3
♣Q9743
♠Q84
J73
QT975
♣A8
9
139
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 4  ♣3 ♠3 NT5
EW: 3/4♣ 4♠ 2NT  ♦4 ♥3
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -200 5*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    5.00   0.00  3♠ W +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        420    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        420    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        420    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        420    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        420    2.00   3.00  4♠ W      A6-Cline-Moore vs A2-Zizic-Smith
19 ♠2
K8
KQ74
♣KJ9732
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠J94
JT643
3
♣AQ86
♠Q876
Q5
AJT952
♣T
♠AKT53
A972
86
♣54
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW:  ♣4 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          5.00   0.00  3N N +2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  430          4.00   1.00  3N N +1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A2-Zizic-Smith
  400          3.00   2.00  3N N      A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        100    1.00   4.00  3N N -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        100    1.00   4.00  3N N -2   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        100    1.00   4.00  4♣ N -2   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
20 ♠T6
J73
KQ
♣QJT754
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ4
AQT6
J743
♣K6
♠A
K9852
A86
♣A982
♠J987532
4
T952
♣3
9
1515
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥0 ♠6 NT1
EW: 3♣ 5 7 1♠ 6NT
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -2000 7♠*-NS-7
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  6N W -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        650    4.00   1.00  4 E +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        660    3.00   2.00  3N W +2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        680    2.00   3.00  4 E +2   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
       1430    1.00   4.00  6 W      A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
       1460    0.00   5.00  6 W +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
21 ♠Q92
Q7632
2
♣AJ84
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K86
4
Q7543
♣QT75
♠A7543
K8
KJT8
♣K9
♠JT
AJT95
A96
♣632
9
714
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4/3 1NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3 2♠  ♣6 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +300 4♠*-EW/5*-EW-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  620          5.00   0.00  4 S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
  100          4.00   1.00  2♠ E -2   A6-Cline-Moore vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ E      A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
        140    2.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        140    2.00   3.00  2♠ E +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        170    0.00   5.00  3♠ E +1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
22 ♠AJ
AKQ
KQ832
♣743
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q5432
8
7654
♣KQ5
♠9876
T92
T9
♣T862
♠KT
J76543
AJ
♣AJ9
19
70
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 7 7 2♠ 7NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦0 ♥0 ♠4 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +1520 7NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1010          3.50   1.50  6 S +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Zizic-Smith
 1010          3.50   1.50  6 S +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
 1010          3.50   1.50  6 S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
 1010          3.50   1.50  6 S +1   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  510          0.50   4.50  4 S +3   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
  510          0.50   4.50  4 S +3   A6-Cline-Moore vs A1-Silverman-Cann
23 ♠63
AK753
A32
♣864
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AK
T2
Q975
♣JT532
♠QT95
Q84
KT8
♣AK9
♠J8742
J96
J64
♣Q7
11
1014
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 1 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  3♠* E -2  A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  100          4.00   1.00  3♣ W -1   A6-Cline-Moore vs A1-Silverman-Cann
        100    3.00   2.00  2 N -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
        110    2.00   3.00  2♣ E +1   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Zizic-Smith
        150    1.00   4.00  2N E +1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
        800    0.00   5.00  3* N -3  A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
24 ♠QJ2
QT52
Q
♣KQ853
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KT97
A64
K
♣AJT76
♠86
KJ873
96532
♣4
♠A543
9
AJT874
♣92
12
154
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♥5 NT6
EW: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -100 2♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          4.50   0.50  2♠ W -3   A4-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Carrier-Hahn
  150          4.50   0.50  4♣ W -3   A6-Cline-Moore vs A1-Silverman-Cann
  100          3.00   2.00  2 E -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Cooke-Mattox
   50          1.50   3.50  3 W -1   A2-Mendel-Tuttle vs A4-Buckley-Ellenberger
   50          1.50   3.50  2 W -1   A5-Kupperman-Hayhurst vs A5-Ligon-Clarke
        100    0.00   5.00  3♠ S -2   A1-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Zizic-Smith