- Tuesday Aft - November 5, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1179 MP  Geomean: 429 MP
(based on 36 players, 2 non ACBL players ignored)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Charles Clarke - Dawn Ligon 65.05 1st A 1.00
Peter Gray - Peter Johnson 64.58 2nd A 0.70
Dagmar Ragnow - Rosemary Reitz 60.88 1st A 1.00
Dick Zizic - Ilona Smith 59.49 2nd A 0.70
Celeste Hale - Roseann Buckley 55.99 3rd A 0.50
Joyce Tuttle - Parker Mann 52.87 1st B 0.56
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Doug Hahn - Robert Carrier 52.34 2nd B 0.39
Donald Cline - Josh Rosenbluth 50.46 3rd A 0.50
Charles Patrick - Stafford Kelly 50.00 1st B 0.40
Lorraine Salvatore - Mimi Draves 49.48 3rd B 0.28
Kent Jones - Renate Jones 48.84 2nd B 0.28
EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>November 5, 2019   |CLUB NO.>131102    | 11/05/2019 16:12
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> Chris Gillmon   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>WEB
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/300  |CLUB>Ventura Unit Bridge Club
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=5/C=1                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   |           Section       |      |Section  |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 JoAnn Bowen            Arline Benzien           A    .     .     .    105.50  48.84
 2 Mike Gaddis Jr         Barbara Fitzgerald       B    .     .     .    101.00  46.76
 3 Dagmar Ragnow          Rosemary Reitz           A    1     .     .    131.50  60.88  1.00(A)
 4 Ilona Smith            Dick Zizic               A    2     .     .    128.50  59.49  0.70(A)
 5 Kent Jones             Renate Jones             B    .     2     .    105.50  48.84  0.28(B)
 6 Carol Hayhurst         Judy Kupperman           B    .     .     .     97.50  45.14
 7 Josh Rosenbluth        Donald Cline             A    3     .     .    109.00  50.46  0.50(A)
 8 Charles Patrick        Stafford Kelly           B    4     1     .    108.00  50.00  0.40(B)
 9 Karen Chakrabarti      Saurin Chakrabarti       C    .     .     .     85.50  39.58
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Open Pairs               |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/300  |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 Dawn Ligon             Charles Clarke           A    1     .     .    140.50  65.05  1.00(A)
 2 Parker Mann            Joyce Tuttle             C    4     1     1    114.19  52.87  0.56(B)
 3 Peter Gray             Peter Johnson            A    2     .     .    139.50  64.58  0.70(A)
 4 Mary Silverman         Shirley Cann             C    .     .     .     77.63  35.94
 5 Jeff Steward           Jody Shapiro             C    .     .     .     95.06  44.01
 6 Michele Houghtaling    Louise Shaffer           B    .     .     .     76.50  35.42
 7 Celeste Hale           Roseann Buckley          A    3     .     .    120.94  55.99  0.50(A)
 8 Lorraine Salvatore     Mimi Draves              B    .     3     .    106.88  49.48  0.28(B)
 9 Robert Carrier         Doug Hahn                C    .     2     2    113.06  52.34  0.39(B)
10 Anne Conn              Irene Petroff            B    .     .     .     91.69  42.45
                                          Totals                        1075.95

Hands and Results
1 ♠AQJT972
875
5
♣53
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠853
T92
T4
♣K9876
♠K
AK6
AQ9862
♣JT4
♠64
QJ43
KJ73
♣AQ2
7
317
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣4/5 ♦5
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4* E -2  A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  170          7.00   1.00  3♠ N +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          5.50   2.50  5♣ W -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  100          5.50   2.50  4♣ W -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         50    3.50   4.50  4♠ N -1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         50    3.50   4.50  3♠ N -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        100    1.00   7.00  5♠ N -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        100    1.00   7.00  4♠ N -2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Hale-Buckley

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 31Dbl2Pass
4PassPassDbl3
All pass   
  1. preempt
  2. Takeout Double
  3. penalty

Preempt preempt preempt! Some might considering opening 4 on this deal, I would not but depending on partnership agreements, it might be an option. Opening 4M should be a preemptive bid based on playing strength or trick taking potential. (see Board 11 09/10/19)

Auction: North deals and with a really nice 7-card spade suit AQJ10972 (and nothing else) opens the bidding 3. East with 17 high card points and 6 losers might overcall 4, but partner could easily have hearts so East in the auction here not vulnerable makes a Takeout Double. South with a nice opening hand and 4-hearts passes the T/O Dbl waiting. West bids 4 clubs and South sitting over East values (over/under principle) doubles 4. East might consider bidding 4, but South will double 4 also.

4× by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N5QK10
2. S3456
3. N8A32
4. EK63A
5. N5K410
6. E9J67
7. W5744
8. EA793
9. NQJQ8
10. SA7J10
11. S2K108
12. W892Q
13. W926J
Down 3 — NS +500

Play: On defense North is not leading away from the AQJ so North leads his singleton diamond. Declarer (West) might consider jumping up with the A and leading trump, but the opponents might just win with the A and lead a second club and West needs to ruff spades in dummy shortening trump does not seem like a good strategy. West takes the diamond finesse with the Q which South wins, returning a diamond for North to ruff. Again, North is not leading away from spades, so shifts to hearts. West is forced to lead the K which North wins and continues hearts. West is now scrambling and still needs to ruff spades in dummy. 4 is down 2 or 3 doubled depending on the play.

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2 ♠-
A9874
JT6
♣QJ763
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠AK874
T32
982
♣42
♠6532
Q5
AKQ5
♣KT5
♠QJT9
KJ6
743
♣A98
8
714
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1NT  ♦6 ♠5
EW: 1♠  ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4♠* W -2  A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  100          5.50   2.50  3♠ W -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  100          5.50   2.50  3♠ W -2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
   50          4.00   4.00  2♠ W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        110    1.50   6.50  2♠ W      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        110    1.50   6.50  2♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        110    1.50   6.50  2♠ W      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        110    1.50   6.50  2♠ W      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Hale-Buckley
3 ♠J9
AKQJT974
J7
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠A4
-
AQT86
♣KJ7632
♠QT7653
653
K52
♣T
♠K82
82
943
♣AQ985
12
145
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣4 ♦2 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 5 3♠  ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -300 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          8.00   0.00  5♣* W -3  A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  420          6.50   1.50  4 N      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
  420          6.50   1.50  4 N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  300          5.00   3.00  5♣ W -3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  170          4.00   4.00  3 N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  100          3.00   5.00  5 W -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A7-Hale-Buckley
         50    2.00   6.00  4 N -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        100    1.00   7.00  5 N -2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        500    0.00   8.00  7* N -3  A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
4 ♠98
QT76
6
♣AT9872
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠KQ7532
K98
A82
♣3
♠JT4
J542
K754
♣KJ
♠A6
A3
QJT93
♣Q654
6
129
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1  ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1 2♠  ♣3 ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: +110 3♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  130          7.00   1.00  4♣ N      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  110          6.00   2.00  3♣ N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          4.50   3.50  4♠ E -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  100          4.50   3.50  3♠ W -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        110    3.00   5.00  2♠ W      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        140    1.00   7.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
5 ♠T984
K73
K
♣AQ976
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A73
Q98
6432
♣T84
♠KJ62
AT
QJ85
♣J53
♠Q5
J6542
AT97
♣K2
12
612
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 2 2♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣5 ♦6 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          8.00   0.00  2 S +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  140          7.00   1.00  2 S +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  120          5.50   2.50  2N N      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
  120          5.50   2.50  1N S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  100          2.50   5.50  2 E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100          2.50   5.50  2 E -2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   90          1.00   7.00  1N S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        200    0.00   8.00  3N N -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
6 ♠JT542
Q853
Q
♣JT2
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q
K97
A7532
♣K875
♠K73
A64
KT984
♣A9
♠A986
JT2
J6
♣Q643
6
1214
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥4 ♠6 NT3
EW: 3♣ 6 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -1370 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        210    8.00   0.00  1N W +4   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        620    6.50   1.50  5 E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        620    6.50   1.50  5 E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        630    3.00   5.00  3N W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        630    3.00   5.00  3N E +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        660    0.00   8.00  3N E +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A1-Ligon-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
21Pass2NT2Pass
33Pass34Pass
35Pass3NTPass
46Pass47Pass
6All pass  
  1. Criss Cross GF
  2. stoppers in both majors
  3. control A or K
  4. control A or K
  5. 2nd round control
  6. Roman Keycard Minorwood
  7. 3 keycards

Most pairs will play this deal in 3NT, what a shame.

Auction: East deals and with 14 high card points and 7 losers opens the bidding 1 and West with 15 support points and 5- diamonds A7532 responds 2 playing Criss Cross Minor Suit Raises is game forcing. East's rebid of 2NT shows stoppers in both majors. West bids 3 as a control for clubs, East bids 3 as a control for hearts and West bids 3 as second round control for spades. East with no extra values signs off in 3NT and West bids 4 as RKC Minorwood for diamonds. East bids 4 for 3 keycards 1430 and West bids 6.

6 by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SAQ57
2. SJ93A
3. E46AQ
4. W74KJ
5. E42K5
6. W5J89
7. EK872
8. E363J
9. W52A6
10. E94K10
11. W8893
12. E6102Q
13. W71010Q
Made 6 — NS −1370

Play: South makes the opening lead of the A and when dummy is faced declarer (East) sees that as long as diamonds split 2-1 there should be no issues for 6. If South leads something other than the A, East wins the trick and immediately leads up to the Q setting up a heart pitch on the K.

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7 ♠7
JT52
862
♣QJ632
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A9852
K63
T94
♣T9
♠3
AQ98
AJ53
♣AK84
♠KQJT64
74
KQ7
♣75
4
718
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦3/2 ♥3 ♠5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 4 4 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: -620 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  3N W -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        120    7.00   1.00  1N E +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        150    6.00   2.00  1N W +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        200    4.00   4.00  2♠ S -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        200    4.00   4.00  2♠ S -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        200    4.00   4.00  2♠* S -1  A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        300    2.00   6.00  2♠ S -3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        500    0.50   7.50  2♠* S -2  A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        500    0.50   7.50  2♠* S -2  A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Hale-Buckley
8 ♠KT982
JT53
753
♣2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠Q54
6
AKT84
♣AK85
♠A3
AKQ92
Q62
♣973
♠J76
874
J9
♣QJT64
4
1615
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥1 ♠4 NT1
EW: 5♣ 6 6 3♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    8.00   0.00  2 W +3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        460    6.00   2.00  3N E +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        460    6.00   2.00  3N E +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        460    6.00   2.00  3N E +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        490    2.50   5.50  3N W +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        490    2.50   5.50  3N W +3   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        490    2.50   5.50  3N W +3   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        490    2.50   5.50  3N E +3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        990    0.00   8.00  6N W      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Mann-Tuttle

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
1Pass1Pass
2Pass21Pass
32Pass3NTPass
4NT3Pass6NTAll pass
  1. Fourth Suit Forcing
  2. 1/2 spade stopper
  3. Quantitative notrump bids invite to 6NT

This should be an easy slam to 6, but the auction should reach 6NT.

Auction: West deals and with 16 high card points and 5½ losers opens the bidding 1. East with 15 hcp and 6½ losers first responds 1 F1 West doesn't have enough to make a forcing Jump Shift and thus, bids 2. East bids 2 as artificial Fourth Suit Forcing GF . West bids 3 showing a half stopper Qxx in spades (with a full stopper West would have bid 3NT) Without 1/2 of spade stopper West would return to diamonds. East bids 3NT showing a stopper in spades. West can now show his extra values (but less than Jump Shift values) with 4NT as a Quantitative invitation to 6NT. East with extra values and a source of tricks in hearts bids 6NT.

6NT by East
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. SQA27
2. W610A8
3. E29A7
4. W45QJ
5. EQ445
6. EK753
7. E965J
8. N10A7Q
9. E2482
10. E66K3
11. W1099J
12. W88310
13. WKK3J
Made 6 — NS −990

Play: The play for 12 tricks is not hard with the opening lead of the Q. Declarer (East) wins the opening club in dummy with the A and leads to potentially take a finesse on hearts. But North covers and East wins wit the A. East then leads out hearts to give away a heart trick to North, setting up the fifth heart for 12 tricks 1 spade + 4 hearts + 5 diamonds + 2 clubs.

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9 ♠Q97
AQJ
876542
♣5
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠864
T9743
K
♣K974
♠AKT
K865
AQJ9
♣A8
♠J532
2
T3
♣QJT632
9
621
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 2♣ 1 5 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -650 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3 E +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        620    7.00   1.00  4 E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        630    5.50   2.50  3N E +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        630    5.50   2.50  3N E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        650    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        650    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        650    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        660    0.50   7.50  3N W +2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        660    0.50   7.50  3N E +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A7-Hale-Buckley
10 ♠J2
K974
T76
♣AT93
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠K4
-
AKQJ9852
♣J64
♠A7653
QJ853
4
♣Q7
♠QT98
AT62
3
♣K852
8
149
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/3♣ 2  ♦3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4 1♠ 3NT  ♣4 ♥5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -200 4♣*-N-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -4   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        130    6.00   2.00  4 W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        130    6.00   2.00  4 W      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        130    6.00   2.00  3 W +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        150    4.00   4.00  4 W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        600    1.50   6.50  3N W      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        600    1.50   6.50  5 W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        600    1.50   6.50  5 W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        600    1.50   6.50  5 W      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Gray-Johnson
11 ♠T9542
JT52
KJ
♣65
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A7
A4
AQ85
♣AKJT4
♠KQJ6
K86
7632
♣82
♠83
Q973
T94
♣Q973
5
229
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥4 ♠2 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 3 5♠ 6NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -990 6NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  5♣ W -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        430    5.50   2.50  3N W +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        430    5.50   2.50  3N W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        430    5.50   2.50  3N W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        430    5.50   2.50  3N E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        460    2.00   6.00  3N W +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        460    2.00   6.00  3N W +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        460    2.00   6.00  3N W +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        990    0.00   8.00  6N W      A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hale-Buckley

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
21Pass22Pass
3Pass3Pass
3NTPass4NT3Pass
6NTAll pass  
  1. strong and forcing
  2. forcing and waiting
  3. Quantitative notrump bids invite to 6NT

Ok Ok Ok I am a huge enthusiast for minor suit slams. I believe 6m contracts should be bid instead of 3NT contracts (see Board 6) But playing in 6m instead of 6NT is just as bad (if not worse) as playing 6m contracts in 3NT.

Auction: West with 22 high card points and 4 losers opens the bidding 2. Some might play that East response of 2NT shows values, 2NT is ok if that is your system, but a more modern approach is that 2 is forcing and waiting. West bids 3 as natural and East bids 3 more to show the K than to show spades. West could control bid the A, but 4 takes it past 3NT, so West bids 3NT not to bypass the notrump game if that is all partner can handle. East might bid some form of Gerber/Blackwood but in the auction here East bids 4NT as Quantitative and West bids 6NT.

6NT by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. N2K34
2. E89105
3. WA263
4. W74J8
5. EK1059
6. EQ4810
7. E23J6
8. WA569
9. WA56Q
10. WK1077
11. WAJ29
12. W4J37
13. WQK8Q
Made 6 — NS −990

Play: Many from North's hand will lead a spade which makes playing the contract a little easier but here North leads a heart. The key to the play is immediately winning the heart in dummy and finessing clubs. When North does not win the Q on the finesse, the only option is to play wide out and win spades and take a second finesse for the Q, making 6.

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12 ♠72
QJ32
AT5
♣J764
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠KT4
AKT8
Q83
♣KT8
♠AQ9865
954
962
♣3
♠J3
76
KJ74
♣AQ952
8
156
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2  ♥6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A10-Conn-Petroff
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        110    6.00   2.00  2 W      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        140    3.50   4.50  3♠ W      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        140    3.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        140    3.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        140    3.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        170    1.00   7.00  2♠ W +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        420    0.00   8.00  4♠ W      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
13 ♠J65
AT8642
KT
♣T6
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠AT83
-
AQJ972
♣Q73
♠K42
J53
65
♣A9842
♠Q97
KQ97
843
♣KJ5
8
138
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1NT  ♣3/4 ♦2 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 5 2♠  ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: -500 5*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  730          8.00   0.00  3* N     A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  300          7.00   1.00  4♣ E -3   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  200          6.00   2.00  4 W -2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  140          4.50   3.50  3 N      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  140          4.50   3.50  3 N      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  100          3.00   5.00  4 W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        100    2.00   6.00  3 N -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        130    1.00   7.00  3 W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        150    0.00   8.00  3 W +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Ligon-Clarke

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 21PassPass2
3All pass  
  1. W2B
  2. see discussion re: 3

Knowing when to compete first a question? If your LHO opens the bidding and your partner makes a Takeout Double will you jump respond with 8 high card points and an ace or do you need 10 hcp to make a jump response to the TO Double?

Auction: In the auction here, North deals and opens the bidding 2 and East passes. South vulnerable makes a judgment call and passes. West bids 3 and if East would not make a jump response to a TO Double with 8 hcp, East should probably pass as in the auction here. However, if East would make a jump response to a TO Dbl with 8 hcp and an ace, then East (with tolerance in diamonds) probably owes partner some kind of bid, maybe 4. West will rebid 4 and now maybe East/West will get to 5.

Lest back up the auction, if South extends the preempt to 3 and West overcalls 4, East should bid 5.

3 by West
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. NA572
2. WQK53
3. N8JQ7
4. WA1068
5. WJ634
6. W310A5
7. E4K76
8. SK962
9. WQ58J
10. W3JK9
11. E97104
12. E4QA2
13. W81029
Made 5 — NS −150

Play: The only tricky part to the play of this contract is that without the J declarer (West) leads up to the Q finessing South for the K. Otherwise, North/South have the right to win the K and the K, making 5.

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14 ♠A74
4
AT92
♣AQ752
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠QT2
AT76
KQ
♣8643
♠KJ98
K8
8763
♣KJT
♠653
QJ9532
J54
♣9
14
1111
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠6 NT5
EW: 1♣ 1♠ 2NT  ♦6 ♥6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  100          7.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
   90          6.00   2.00  2 N      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         50    4.50   3.50  2 S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Conn-Petroff
         50    4.50   3.50  2 S -1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        100    2.00   6.00  3 S -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        100    2.00   6.00  2 S -2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        100    2.00   6.00  3♣ N -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ W +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
15 ♠A3
952
T9
♣KJ9642
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T65
AJT4
KQJ
♣AQ5
♠KJ2
KQ863
63
♣T73
♠Q9874
7
A87542
♣8
8
179
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣6 ♥3 NT4
EW: 3 2NT  ♣6 ♦5 ♠6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  6 W -4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
   50          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A7-Hale-Buckley
   50          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   50          5.50   2.50  4 W -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A3-Gray-Johnson
   50          5.50   2.50  4 E -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        140    2.50   5.50  3 W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        140    2.50   5.50  3 E      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        300    1.00   7.00  3♠ S -3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        430    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A4-Silverman-Cann
16 ♠T532
AQ83
65
♣K86
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K6
JT5
QJ843
♣A75
♠QJ987
K72
72
♣T42
♠A4
964
AKT9
♣QJ93
9
116
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥4 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 14 = +1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          7.50   0.50  1N S +3   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  180          7.50   0.50  1N S +3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  150          5.00   3.00  2N S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  150          5.00   3.00  1N S +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  150          5.00   3.00  1N S +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  120          3.00   5.00  1N S +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Gray-Johnson
  110          2.00   6.00  2 N      A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         50    0.50   7.50  2N S -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
         50    0.50   7.50  3♣ S -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
17 ♠AQ83
86
842
♣KJ54
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KJT2
K43
K
♣T9876
♠975
Q752
T953
♣32
♠64
AJT9
AQJ76
♣AQ
10
102
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 5 4 4♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦1 ♥2 ♠3 NT1
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Gray-Johnson
  460          6.50   1.50  3N S +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  430          3.00   5.00  3N S +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  430          3.00   5.00  3N S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  430          3.00   5.00  3N N +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  180          1.00   7.00  1N S +3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         50    0.00   8.00  6N S -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
18 ♠A97
A52
QT86
♣KJ4
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJT32
863
J
♣Q962
♠Q84
JT974
K943
♣A
♠65
KQ
A752
♣T8753
14
710
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3NT  ♥5 ♠6
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥6 ♠6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          8.00   0.00  3N N +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
  120          7.00   1.00  2N N      A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
   90          5.50   2.50  1N S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A10-Conn-Petroff
   90          5.50   2.50  2 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A4-Silverman-Cann
   50          4.00   4.00  2♠ E -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        100    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        110    1.50   6.50  2♠ W      A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        110    1.50   6.50  2 E      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        140    0.00   8.00  3 E      A4-Smith-Zizic vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
19 ♠7
J7
AQT8543
♣JT5
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q965
AK43
KJ6
♣92
♠AKT84
QT2
7
♣A643
♠J32
9865
92
♣KQ87
8
1313
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣5 ♥3/2 ♠1 NT3
EW: 2♣ 4 5♠ 4NT  ♦4/5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -650 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        620    6.50   1.50  4♠ E      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        620    6.50   1.50  4♠ E      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        650    2.50   5.50  4♠ E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
20 ♠KQ2
432
754
♣KQJT
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A64
T
AT9
♣A98653
♠953
AKQJ5
KQJ3
♣2
♠JT87
9876
862
♣74
11
1216
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦0 ♥2 ♠4 NT2
EW: 4♣ 6 5 3♠ 5NT
LoTT: 16 - 14 = +2
Par: -1370 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    8.00   0.00  2 E +3   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        200    7.00   1.00  3 E +2   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        600    6.00   2.00  5 E      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        660    3.00   5.00  3N W +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        690    0.00   8.00  3N W +3   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
21 ♠2
KQT6
A654
♣KQ62
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KQ3
J732
K987
♣J7
♠AJT5
A85
QJ3
♣A85
♠98764
94
T2
♣T943
14
1016
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2 1 2♠ 3NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4 E -2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A4-Silverman-Cann
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
   50          6.50   1.50  3N E -1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        110    5.00   3.00  1 W +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A10-Conn-Petroff
        150    3.50   4.50  2N E +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        150    3.50   4.50  2N E +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
        180    2.00   6.00  2N E +2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
        400    0.50   7.50  3N E      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
        400    0.50   7.50  3N E      A5-Jones-Jones vs A3-Gray-Johnson
22 ♠KQ963
K54
95
♣752
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T
QJ9732
K632
♣A3
♠7542
AT
Q7
♣QJT96
♠AJ8
86
AJT84
♣K84
8
109
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦6 ♥4
EW: 1♣ 1/- 3  ♦7/6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  140          7.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  110          4.50   3.50  2♠ S      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  110          4.50   3.50  2♠ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
  110          4.50   3.50  2♠ N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  110          4.50   3.50  2♠ N      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
         50    2.00   6.00  2♠ S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Gray-Johnson
        100    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        100    0.50   7.50  2♠ N -2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Hale-Buckley
23 ♠KJ9
AKJT5
T
♣Q985
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠A3
Q942
AK943
♣T6
♠QT752
763
Q65
♣K4
♠864
8
J872
♣AJ732
14
137
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 2 1NT  ♠6
EW:  ♣2 ♦6 ♥4 ♠6 NT5/4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +600 5♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3♠ E -2   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Conn-Petroff
  200          7.50   0.50  3 W -2   A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  150          6.00   2.00  4♣ N +1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
  130          4.50   3.50  3♣ N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  130          4.50   3.50  2♣ S +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Gray-Johnson
  100          2.50   5.50  3 W -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  100          2.50   5.50  3 W -1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         90    1.00   7.00  1N W      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Hale-Buckley
        180    0.00   8.00  1N W +3   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
24 ♠AT6
K54
AJT4
♣J95
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J84
JT763
98
♣K42
♠Q753
A
Q52
♣AQT63
♠K92
Q982
K763
♣87
13
514
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥5 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +110 2-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          7.00   1.00  3 N      A5-Jones-Jones vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  110          7.00   1.00  2 S +1   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  110          7.00   1.00  2 N +1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  100          5.00   3.00  4♣ E -2   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
         50    3.00   5.00  1N N -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A10-Conn-Petroff
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
         50    3.00   5.00  3 N -1   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        100    0.50   7.50  3 S -2   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
        100    0.50   7.50  2 N -2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A3-Gray-Johnson
25 ♠K
QJ93
QT85
♣8432
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ987
A6542
K3
♣5
♠T53
KT87
A976
♣Q6
♠Q642
-
J42
♣AKJT97
8
129
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1NT  ♦6 ♥3 ♠4
EW: 3 3♠  ♣3 ♦6 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: -100 4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          7.00   1.00  4♣ S      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  130          7.00   1.00  4♣ S      A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  130          7.00   1.00  3♣ S +1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  100          5.00   3.00  3♠ W -1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
         50    3.00   5.00  2N N -1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
         50    3.00   5.00  5♣ S -1   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Gray-Johnson
         50    3.00   5.00  4♣ S -1   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        300    1.00   7.00  5♣* S -2  A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        790    0.00   8.00  4* E     A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
26 ♠QT65
AT92
Q632
♣K
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A8732
Q543
K
♣Q32
♠9
876
T95
♣AT8754
♠KJ4
KJ
AJ874
♣J96
11
114
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3 3♠ 3NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦2 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          8.00   0.00  3N S +1   A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  170          7.00   1.00  2♠ N +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  150          6.00   2.00  3 N +2   A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
  130          5.00   3.00  3 S +1   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  110          3.50   4.50  3 S      A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  110          3.50   4.50  2 S +1   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
   90          2.00   6.00  2 S      A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Steward-Shapiro
        100    1.00   7.00  3N S -1   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Silverman-Cann
        200    0.00   8.00  1N S -2   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Gray-Johnson
27 ♠QT6
K7
QJ7
♣AKQ83
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J874
J983
T84
♣64
♠52
T5
AK9653
♣T97
♠AK93
AQ642
2
♣J52
17
27
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 1 5 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦6 ♥2 ♠0/1 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +920 6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  920          8.00   0.00  6♣ N      A3-Ragnow-Reitz vs A7-Hale-Buckley
  520          6.50   1.50  3N N +4   A4-Smith-Zizic vs A9-Carrier-Hahn
  520          6.50   1.50  3N N +4   A5-Jones-Jones vs A1-Ligon-Clarke
  490          5.00   3.00  3N N +3   A1-Bowen-Benzien vs A3-Gray-Johnson
  480          3.50   4.50  5♠ S +1   A6-Hayhurst-Kupperman vs A2-Mann-Tuttle
  480          3.50   4.50  4 S +2   A8-Patrick-Kelly vs A6-Houghtaling-Shaffer
  460          2.00   6.00  3N N +2   A7-Rosenbluth-Cline vs A4-Silverman-Cann
  450          1.00   7.00  5♠ S      A9-Chakrabarti-Chakrabarti vs A8-Salvatore-Draves
        150    0.00   8.00  6♠ S -3   A2-Gaddis Jr-Fitzgerald vs A5-Steward-Shapiro