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                Nice game Conley & Stofle!

SATURDAY NLM Game Saturday Morn Session December 2, 2017
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   63.0      Section  D  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  6   64.68   81.50  C   1     1     1    0.64(A)  Walter Conley - S Stofle
  5   58.73   74.00  A   2                0.45(A)  Andrea Carr - Marguerite Primrose
  3   54.37   68.50  A   3                0.32(A)  Jeannette Stern - Carol Sendell
  8   50.40   63.50  B         2          0.34(B)  Julie Garvin - Joseph Garvin
  1   46.83   59.00  B                             Mary Block - Kathy Pfitzer
  2   42.46   53.50  C               2    0.20(C)  Norma Riggs - Ginger Minor
  7   41.67   52.50  C                             Jane Altavilla - Susan Mehra
  4   40.87   51.50  C                             John Kneisl - Nooria Noor

SATURDAY NLM Game Saturday Morn Session December 2, 2017
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   63.0      Section  D  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  3   60.32   76.00  A   1                0.64(A)  Joel Reimnitz - Charlene Reimnitz
  2   58.33   73.50  A   2                0.45(A)  James Pond - Laura Gherman
  4   51.59   65.00  A   3                0.32(A)  Beth Ege - Donna Jett
  5   50.79   64.00  C         1     1    0.32(B)  Susan Mazzei - Larry Mazzei
  1   50.00   63.00  A                             Leon Heller - Patricia Heller
  7   49.60   62.50  B         2          0.22(B)  Carolyn Treakle - Richard Treakle
  6   48.02   60.50  C                             Jeff Riehl - Roger Barry
  8   31.35   39.50  C                             Fran McGrew - June Raddicchi

                      Callaway & Handley - Nice Game!

Sat Morning Open Game Saturday Morn Session December 2, 2017
Scores after  5 rounds  Average:   25.0      Section  O
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  3   64.00   32.00  C   1     1     1    1.20(A)  Barbara Callaway - Terry Handley
  4   54.00   27.00  C  2/3   2/3    2    0.72(A)  Joan Roberts - Keith Hedlund
  5   54.00   27.00  B  2/3   2/3         0.72(A)  Peter De Gregorio - Janet Hedlund
  1   44.00   22.00  C                             Ron Lawson - Amy Pofcher
  6   44.00   22.00  A                             Elizabeth Nasr - Michel Nasr
  2   40.00   20.00  C                             Doris Jones - Marie Louie

                        A tie for first/second!   NEW WINNERS!

Sat Morning Open Game Saturday Morn Session December 2, 2017
Scores after  3 rounds  Average:    9.0      Section  QQ
Pair    Pct   Score  Rank   MPs
  4   61.11   11.00  1/2   0.26     Gitta Stock - Albert Low
  6   61.11   11.00  1/2   0.26     Deane Satow - Ellie Satow
  5   55.56   10.00                 George Mills - Sylvia Teixera
  3   44.44    8.00                 Marcy N. Klein - Mark Klein
  2   38.89    7.00                 Peter Armbrust - Sharon Armbrust
  1   38.89    7.00  NE             Sam Callaway - Alan Hedegard

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
A 3
A 4
A J 7 6
A K 9 6 3
K Q 9 5
10 9 7 3
10 9 8 3
10
N
WE
S
10 4 2
K Q J 2
5 4
Q J 7 5
20
5    9
6
J 8 7 6
8 6 5
K Q 2
8 4 2
NTPar
N/S87699+120
E/W55744
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTN3 K4006.000.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD7-Treakle-Treakle
2 NTN2 K1205.001.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD6-Riehl-Barry
2 N3 K1104.002.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTN−1 K502.503.50D3-Stern-SendellD4-Ege-Jett
3 NTN−1 2502.503.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTN−2 K1000.505.50D1-Block-PfitzerD1-Heller-Heller
3 NTN−2 K1000.505.50D6-Conley-StofleD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
Section O
3 NTN3 K4002.000.00O6-Nasr-NasrO1-Lawson-Pofcher
3 NTN−1 J500.501.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO2-Jones-Louie
3 NTN−1 K500.501.50O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley

Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
K Q 10
A Q 9 5 4
Q 2
K 9 6
A 7
J 8 7
K 10 8 7 6 3
Q 5
N
WE
S
5
10 6 2
J 9
J 10 8 7 4 3 2
16
10    2
12
J 9 8 6 4 3 2
K 3
A 5 4
A
NTPar
N/S11/12121176+1400
E/W11167
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
6 S6 Q14305.500.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
6 N6 714305.500.50D6-Conley-StofleD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
5 S6 Q6802.503.50D1-Block-PfitzerD1-Heller-Heller
4 S6 86802.503.50D3-Stern-SendellD4-Ege-Jett
4 S6 76802.503.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD6-Riehl-Barry
4 N6 76802.503.50D8-Garvin-GarvinD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 E−3 81500.006.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
4 S6 76801.001.00O4-Roberts-HedlundO2-Jones-Louie
4 S6 76801.001.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
4 S6 56801.001.00O6-Nasr-NasrO1-Lawson-Pofcher

Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A 9 8 7 6
J 7 2
K 6 3
K Q
K 4 2
A Q 9 6 3
A 9 8
9 7
N
WE
S
Q
K 10 5 4
J 7 5
J 6 4 3 2
13
13    7
7
J 10 5 3
8
Q 10 4 2
A 10 8 5
NTPar
N/S610487+420
E/W73846
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 N4 K4206.000.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 N4 K1704.002.00D1-Block-PfitzerD1-Heller-Heller
3 N4 51704.002.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD6-Riehl-Barry
2 N4 41704.002.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD7-Treakle-Treakle
4 N−1 4501.504.50D3-Stern-SendellD4-Ege-Jett
3 N−1 4501.504.50D6-Conley-StofleD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
3 N−2 41000.006.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
3 N3 21402.000.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
4 N−1 K500.501.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO2-Jones-Louie
4 N−1 4500.501.50O6-Nasr-NasrO1-Lawson-Pofcher

Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
Q J 3
Q 10 8 2
Q 7 6
9 4 2
A 10 4
A K 10 4 2
J 8 7 5 3
N
WE
S
9 8 5 2
K J 7 6
9 8
Q 10 6
7
12    6
15
K 7 6
A 9 5 4 3
J 5 3
A K
NTPar
N/S66854−110
E/W67589
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 W2 Q905.500.50D1-Block-PfitzerD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
2 W2 Q905.500.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 W3 Q1103.502.50D6-Conley-StofleD1-Heller-Heller
2 W3 81103.502.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD4-Ege-Jett
2 W4 31302.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD6-Riehl-Barry
3 S−2 A2001.005.00D2-Riggs-MinorD2-Pond-Gherman
3 NT×S−3 J8000.006.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
2 W−1 Q1001.500.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO2-Jones-Louie
2 NTW−1 Q1001.500.50O6-Nasr-NasrO1-Lawson-Pofcher
2 W2 2900.002.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley

Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
K 6 3
A 6 3
K J 8 6
A J 2
Q J 10 9 2
10 5
10 4 3 2
10 3
N
WE
S
8 5 4
K Q 9 4 2
Q 9 5
K Q
16
3    12
9
A 7
J 8 7
A 7
9 8 7 6 5 4
NTPar
N/S1178911+660
E/W25532
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTN6 46905.500.50D1-Block-PfitzerD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTN6 46905.500.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 NTN5 K6604.002.00D2-Riggs-MinorD2-Pond-Gherman
2 NTN6 42403.003.00D6-Conley-StofleD1-Heller-Heller
2 NTN5 42102.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD6-Riehl-Barry
3 N5 K1501.005.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD4-Ege-Jett
3 NTN−2 42000.006.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
3 NTN6 K6902.000.00O4-Roberts-HedlundO2-Jones-Louie
3 NTN5 26601.001.00O6-Nasr-NasrO1-Lawson-Pofcher
3 NTN−1 41000.002.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
Section QQ
3 NTN5 46602.000.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust
3 NTN−1 41001.001.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
3 NTN−3 23000.002.00QQ5-Mills-TeixeraQQ4-Stock-Low

For East, holding the KQxxx, leading against a 3 NT contract, I have had a difficult decision to make.

Mike Lawrence ( a hot shot bridge player, recommends in his book to lead 4th best.)
I have found that often (seems like more often than not) that it gives up a trick.

North can make 3 NT - IF he/she puts in the Jack and wins the trick. (a bit of a good luck omen). North then tries to develop his clubs in dummy by
playing Ace, Jack (which East must win), and North then has the 2 of clubs to reach some good clubs in dummy, thanks to a 2-2 split in Clubs. (a 2-2 split is NOT the most likely distribution when you are missing 4. A 3-1 Split is much more likely. As long as you win the first Heart "cheaply", you have time to
set up clubs in dummy.


Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K J 10 7 6
K Q J 7
A 7 4
J
A Q 4
6 4
Q J 10 6 2
Q 7 4
N
WE
S
9 8 5
A 10 9 5 2
9 8 5
3 2
15
11    4
10
3 2
8 3
K 3
A K 10 9 8 6 5
NTPar
N/S9109/8710+420
E/W33463
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTN5 54606.000.00D6-Conley-StofleD1-Heller-Heller
3 NTN4 94304.501.50D1-Block-PfitzerD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTN4 104304.501.50D8-Garvin-GarvinD6-Riehl-Barry
3 S4 Q1302.503.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 S4 61302.503.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 N−2 21001.005.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD4-Ege-Jett
3 NTN−3 91500.006.00D2-Riggs-MinorD2-Pond-Gherman
Section O
3 S3 Q1102.000.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
3 NTS−1 Q500.501.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
4 N−1 A500.501.50O6-Nasr-NasrO2-Jones-Louie
Section QQ
2 NTN5 A2102.000.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust
3 NTS−1 Q501.001.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
6 S−2 101000.002.00QQ5-Mills-TeixeraQQ4-Stock-Low

6 clubs does not make since you have a club loser as well as 2 Aces out against you.

Once you ask for Aces using Blackwood, a 5 Diamond response showing 1 Ace puts you too high. Alas, such is bridge.
Ace asking sequences were the lessons of the day, too bad there were very few good hands to show how they can be used effectively.

If South is playing 3 NT, which happened only once in section O (open game) and once in section QQ (newcomer game), BOTH TIMES West led
the Queen of Diamonds (TOP OF A RUN! - A GREAT LEAD).

Declarer must win the Ace in the North hand to preserve an "entry" to the South hand, after losing a club. That's the ONLY WAY to get to the South
Hand to run the Clubs.


Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
K Q 9 8 6
J 7 4
J 10 4
Q 10
4 3
A 9
A 9 8 2
8 7 5 4 2
N
WE
S
A J 10 2
Q 8 5
K Q 3
A J 6
9
8    17
6
7 5
K 10 6 3 2
7 6 5
K 9 3
NTPar
N/S4/34633−600
E/W9871010
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTE−2 32006.000.00D1-Block-PfitzerD7-Treakle-Treakle
1 NTE3 41504.002.00D3-Stern-SendellD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
1 NTE3 51504.002.00D6-Conley-StofleD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
1 NTE3 31504.002.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD2-Pond-Gherman
2 S−3 83002.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTE3 36001.005.00D2-Riggs-MinorD1-Heller-Heller
3 NTE4 76300.006.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD6-Riehl-Barry
Section O
3 W−1 41002.000.00O6-Nasr-NasrO2-Jones-Louie
2 NTE2 71201.001.00O4-Roberts-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
3 NTE5 36600.002.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
Section QQ
2 E2 51102.000.00QQ5-Mills-TeixeraQQ4-Stock-Low
1 NTW2 81201.001.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
3 NTE3 36000.002.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust

If E/W get to a NT GAME, and make it, they get a good score.

East has 17 HCP and West has an "invitational hand of 8 HCP". East, with the "top" of 17 HCP, should bid game!

17 and 8 is 25, at least when I was young!


Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
10 7 5
10 9
9 7 2
A K 9 5 4
A K J 6 5 2
A J 4 3
Q 10 8
N
WE
S
K Q 8 6 4
Q 8 7 4 3
10 6 5
7
15    7
11
A J 9 3 2
K Q 8
J 7 6 3 2
NTPar
N/S571210−500
E/W7612103
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
5 W−1 K506.000.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 W4 A4205.001.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD6-Riehl-Barry
4 W5 K4504.002.00D6-Conley-StofleD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
5 W6 A4802.503.50D2-Riggs-MinorD1-Heller-Heller
5 W6 A4802.503.50D3-Stern-SendellD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
4 W7 A5101.005.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD2-Pond-Gherman
5 ×S−5 A11000.006.00D1-Block-PfitzerD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
5 W5 A4501.500.50O1-Lawson-PofcherO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
4 W5 A4501.500.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
4 ×S−5 K11000.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO2-Jones-Louie
Section QQ
4 W4 54202.000.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ3-Klein-Klein
4 E5 A4500.501.50QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ5-Mills-Teixera
4 W5 A4500.501.50QQ4-Stock-LowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust

Many E/W pairs found the Heart Game, and some even made 12 tricks. Isn't bridge FUN!!!!!


Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
K Q 5 4
K J 8 5
10 7
10 9 6
A J 9 2
Q 9
A 9 4
A K 7 4
N
WE
S
10 8 7
A 4 3
K Q 5 2
J 5 3
9
18    10
3
6 3
10 7 6 2
J 8 6 3
Q 8 2
NTPar
N/S43643−620
E/W8/99/106/799/10
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 NTE3 21506.000.00D6-Conley-StofleD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTE3 36003.003.00D1-Block-PfitzerD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 NTE3 26003.003.00D3-Stern-SendellD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
3 NTE3 36003.003.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD6-Riehl-Barry
3 NTW3 46003.003.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD2-Pond-Gherman
3 NTE3 36003.003.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTW4 46300.006.00D2-Riggs-MinorD1-Heller-Heller
Section O
1 NTW4 51802.000.00O6-Nasr-NasrO2-Jones-Louie
3 NTW5 46600.501.50O1-Lawson-PofcherO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
3 NTW5 K6600.501.50O4-Roberts-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
Section QQ
1 W2 4902.000.00QQ4-Stock-LowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust
3 NTE3 36000.501.50QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ5-Mills-Teixera
3 NTW3 106000.501.50QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ3-Klein-Klein

Almost every pair bid and made 3 NT!

Pass - Pass - Pass and West opens 1 club.
North passes, he/she has no 10-5-2 suit to overcall.
East, bids 1 Diamond, having no 4 card Major and showing 6 + HCP.
West, with an "invitational hand of 18 HCP" INVITES GAME WITH 2 NT.

East, with 10 HCP, accepts a "game invite"

Bid and make 3 NT and you score average or better.


Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
7 5 3
K Q 5 4 3
A 7 4
Q 9
K 8
8
Q 8 6 3 2
A K J 8 5
N
WE
S
J 4
10 7 6
J 10 9 5
7 6 3 2
11
13    2
14
A Q 10 9 6 2
A J 9 2
K
10 4
NTPar
N/S8101044+500
E/W52298
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 S4 A6204.501.50D1-Block-PfitzerD6-Riehl-Barry
4 S4 A6204.501.50D2-Riggs-MinorD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
4 S4 A6204.501.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD4-Ege-Jett
4 S4 A6204.501.50D6-Conley-StofleD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 S5 A2002.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
3 S4 A1701.005.00D3-Stern-SendellD2-Pond-Gherman
4 E−1 21000.006.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD1-Heller-Heller
Section O
4 N4 J6202.000.00O4-Roberts-HedlundO3-Callaway-Handley
5 ×E−2 105001.001.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
4 S−1 A1000.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO2-Jones-Louie
Section QQ
4 N4 26201.500.50QQ4-Stock-LowQQ2-Armbrust-Armbrust
4 N4 26201.500.50QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ3-Klein-Klein
2 S5 A2000.002.00QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ5-Mills-Teixera

"Double Dummy" says N/S can make 10 tricks in EITHER MAJOR!

11 HCP across from 14 HCP will produce game most of the time.

N/S should lose 2 club tricks and the King of Spades.

N/S must bid game or they will score badly.


Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
8 5 4
A 4
K 5 3 2
J 7 4 3
Q 9
Q 10 8 7 3 2
Q 9 6 4
A
N
WE
S
K J 6 3 2
K J
8 7
K Q 8 6
8
10    13
9
A 10 7
9 6 5
A J 10
10 9 5 2
NTPar
N/S55466−120
E/W88877
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTE−1 7505.500.50D2-Riggs-MinorD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTE−1 2505.500.50D6-Conley-StofleD7-Treakle-Treakle
2 W2 21103.502.50D1-Block-PfitzerD6-Riehl-Barry
2 W2 21103.502.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD4-Ege-Jett
2 W3 21401.504.50D3-Stern-SendellD2-Pond-Gherman
2 W3 31401.504.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD1-Heller-Heller
3 W4 21700.006.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
Section O
3 NTE−2 51001.500.50O2-Jones-LouieO1-Lawson-Pofcher
4 W−2 A1001.500.50O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO4-Roberts-Hedlund
4 W−1 8500.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO3-Callaway-Handley

Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
J 7 6
K J 9 8 6
K 8 5
6 4
A Q 8
A Q 10 5 3
Q J 4
10 9
N
WE
S
9 4 3
7 4 2
9 7 6 3
K Q 7
8
15    5
12
K 10 5 2
A 10 2
A J 8 5 3 2
NTPar
N/S8/99779+600
E/W5/44664
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 ×W−3 65006.000.00D6-Conley-StofleD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 W−3 61504.501.50D3-Stern-SendellD2-Pond-Gherman
2 W−3 61504.501.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD1-Heller-Heller
2 S2 101103.003.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
2 W−2 61001.504.50D1-Block-PfitzerD6-Riehl-Barry
2 W−2 41001.504.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD4-Ege-Jett
2 S2 A900.006.00D2-Riggs-MinorD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
Section O
3 W−3 61502.000.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO4-Roberts-Hedlund
2 S3 41101.001.00O6-Nasr-NasrO3-Callaway-Handley
1 W−1 6500.002.00O2-Jones-LouieO1-Lawson-Pofcher

Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
J 5
Q J 9 4
10 9 3
A K 6 3
Q 6 3 2
K 7 2
K 2
J 8 5 2
N
WE
S
A K 10 9 8
A 10 8
J 6 4
Q 7
11
9    14
6
7 4
6 5 3
A Q 8 7 5
10 9 4
NTPar
N/S53575−620
E/W89/10867
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 E−1 51006.000.00D2-Riggs-MinorD7-Treakle-Treakle
3 E3 41404.501.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 E3 101404.501.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 E4 101702.004.00D3-Stern-SendellD1-Heller-Heller
2 E4 Q1702.004.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
2 E4 A1702.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD2-Pond-Gherman
3 E5 92000.006.00D1-Block-PfitzerD4-Ege-Jett
Section O
4 E4 76201.001.00O2-Jones-LouieO1-Lawson-Pofcher
4 E4 46201.001.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO4-Roberts-Hedlund
4 E4 36201.001.00O6-Nasr-NasrO3-Callaway-Handley

Every pair in the "Open" section bid and made 4 Spades!
No pair in the Non Life Master section bid a game!


Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
10 8 6 4
7 5 3
J 10 7 6
10 4
A J 5
A K Q J 6 4 2
5
8 7
N
WE
S
9 7 2
10 9 8
A Q 9 4
Q 5 2
1
15    8
16
K Q 3
K 8 3 2
A K J 9 6 3
NTPar
N/S36/7388−430
E/W10/77/61055
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 W−2 101006.000.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 W−1 10503.502.50D2-Riggs-MinorD7-Treakle-Treakle
4 W−1 10503.502.50D3-Stern-SendellD1-Heller-Heller
4 W−1 J503.502.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
5 W−1 10503.502.50D8-Garvin-GarvinD2-Pond-Gherman
4 W4 104200.505.50D1-Block-PfitzerD4-Ege-Jett
4 W4 104200.505.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
Section O
5 ×W−1 101002.000.00O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO4-Roberts-Hedlund
4 W−1 10501.001.00O2-Jones-LouieO1-Lawson-Pofcher
5 S−5 A2500.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO3-Callaway-Handley

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
K J 8
A Q 4
4 2
K 10 8 5 4
A Q 10 3
10 9
Q 7
A J 6 3 2
N
WE
S
9 5
K 8 3
A 10 9 8 6 5
9 7
13
13    7
7
7 6 4 2
J 7 6 5 2
K J 3
Q
NTPar
N/S77856+100
E/W55/6586
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 S3 A1406.000.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
1 NTW−2 51004.501.50D3-Stern-SendellD1-Heller-Heller
3 W−2 A1004.501.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
3 E−1 Q503.003.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 E2 Q901.504.50D1-Block-PfitzerD4-Ege-Jett
2 E2 Q901.504.50D8-Garvin-GarvinD2-Pond-Gherman
2 W3 21100.006.00D2-Riggs-MinorD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
3 E−1 Q501.500.50O5-De Gregorio-HedlundO4-Roberts-Hedlund
2 E−1 2501.500.50O6-Nasr-NasrO3-Callaway-Handley
3 S−1 Q1000.002.00O2-Jones-LouieO1-Lawson-Pofcher

Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
9 7 2
J 6 3
9 7 4
K 8 7 2
10 9 8
Q J 10 6 3
J 10 9 6 3
N
WE
S
A K Q 6
A Q 7
A K 8 2
5 4
4
4    22
10
J 10 8 5 4 3
K 5 4 2
5
A Q
NTPar
N/S36423−630
E/W10691110/9
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 ×S−1 Q1006.000.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD1-Heller-Heller
3 ×S−3 Q5005.001.00D3-Stern-SendellD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 NTE3 56002.503.50D1-Block-PfitzerD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
3 NTE3 56002.503.50D2-Riggs-MinorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTE3 106002.503.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD2-Pond-Gherman
3 NTE3 56002.503.50D6-Conley-StofleD6-Riehl-Barry
3 NTE4 56300.006.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD4-Ege-Jett
Section O
5 E−1 31001.500.50O2-Jones-LouieO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
5 W−1 21001.500.50O3-Callaway-HandleyO1-Lawson-Pofcher
3 NTE3 106000.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO4-Roberts-Hedlund

This is not an easy hand to bid, it seems to me, but many NLM pairs got to 3 NT and make it.


Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
Q J 7
10 9 8 7 3
8 5
J 9 6
A K 8 3
J
10 4 2
K 8 7 5 3
N
WE
S
6 5
A K Q 6 5
A K J
A Q 4
4
11    23
2
10 9 4 2
4 2
Q 9 7 6 3
10 2
NTPar
N/S02120−1520
E/W1311121113
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 E6 24806.000.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD1-Heller-Heller
3 NTE7 95204.501.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD2-Pond-Gherman
3 NTE7 65204.501.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD4-Ege-Jett
6 E7 49402.503.50D1-Block-PfitzerD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
6 E7 49402.503.50D6-Conley-StofleD6-Riehl-Barry
6 NTE6 69901.005.00D3-Stern-SendellD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
6 NTE7 610200.006.00D2-Riggs-MinorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
6 W−2 101002.000.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO1-Lawson-Pofcher
6 NTE7 610201.001.00O2-Jones-LouieO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
7 NTE7 915200.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO4-Roberts-Hedlund

This is a "nice" SLAM type hand. 7 of 10 pairs bid a SLAM.
The Nasr's bid the GRAND SLAM!.. They do that more often than many in our club.


Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
Q 9 7 6
A Q 6
A Q J 9 6 2
K 10 5 3
K 10 8 7
K 8 4 3
10
N
WE
S
A 4 2
J 2
10 5
Q 9 8 7 6 2
15
9    7
9
J 8
9 5 4 3
7
A K J 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S88887+120
E/W5544/55
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTN4 96306.000.00D3-Stern-SendellD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 S3 101405.001.00D1-Block-PfitzerD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
2 N4 J1304.002.00D2-Riggs-MinorD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 N3 J1103.003.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD4-Ege-Jett
2 N2 9902.004.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD2-Pond-Gherman
3 N−1 21000.505.50D6-Conley-StofleD6-Riehl-Barry
3 NTN−1 A1000.505.50D8-Garvin-GarvinD1-Heller-Heller
Section O
3 NTN3 J6002.000.00O6-Nasr-NasrO4-Roberts-Hedlund
3 E−4 72001.001.00O2-Jones-LouieO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
5 N−3 73000.002.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO1-Lawson-Pofcher

Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
K 3
10 9 7 6
10 7
J 9 7 6 3
A J 6 4
A K 4
A K 5
K 8 4
N
WE
S
10 9 8 7 5 2
Q J 2
Q J
Q 10
4
22    8
6
Q
8 5 3
9 8 6 4 3 2
A 5 2
NTPar
N/S22345−660
E/W11111098
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
6 W−1 91005.500.50D2-Riggs-MinorD4-Ege-Jett
5 NTW−1 61005.500.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD1-Heller-Heller
4 W5 106502.503.50D1-Block-PfitzerD2-Pond-Gherman
5 E5 A6502.503.50D3-Stern-SendellD6-Riehl-Barry
4 E5 76502.503.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
4 E5 26502.503.50D6-Conley-StofleD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
5 E6 26800.006.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
6 E−1 A1002.000.00O6-Nasr-NasrO4-Roberts-Hedlund
4 E5 46501.001.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO1-Lawson-Pofcher
3 NTW5 66600.002.00O2-Jones-LouieO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
Section QQ
3 NTE−2 42002.000.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
5 NTE−1 91001.001.00QQ4-Stock-LowQQ3-Klein-Klein
3 NTW4 76300.002.00QQ2-Armbrust-ArmbrustQQ5-Mills-Teixera

E/W can make 5 NT -
They lose one Spade, since they are divided 2-1 - an expected split when missing 3 cards in a suit.
they lose one club to the Ace, and throw away the other clubs in the West hand on spades in the East hand.


Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
A J 5 4
10 8
9 6 5 4 3
10 3
7
K Q 9 5
K J 2
A J 7 5 4
N
WE
S
10 8 6 3
A J 7 2
Q 7
K Q 9
5
14    12
9
K Q 9 2
6 4 3
A 10 8
8 6 2
NTPar
N/S47272−650
E/W8611611
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 E5 K6503.502.50D1-Block-PfitzerD2-Pond-Gherman
4 E5 26503.502.50D2-Riggs-MinorD4-Ege-Jett
4 E5 A6503.502.50D3-Stern-SendellD6-Riehl-Barry
4 E5 96503.502.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD1-Heller-Heller
4 E5 66503.502.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
4 E5 26503.502.50D6-Conley-StofleD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 E6 K6800.006.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
6 E−1 K1002.000.00O2-Jones-LouieO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
4 E4 26201.001.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO1-Lawson-Pofcher
4 E5 K6500.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO4-Roberts-Hedlund

Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
9 4 3
10 4
Q 8 7 5 3
K 6 3
A 10 8
A K Q 8 7 2
A
A Q 8
N
WE
S
Q J 7 6 5
9 3
10 4
J 10 5 2
5
23    4
8
K 2
J 6 5
K J 9 6 2
9 7 4
NTPar
N/S0/100/161−980
E/W91212712
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
6 W−1 5506.000.00D2-Riggs-MinorD4-Ege-Jett
1 W5 92005.001.00D6-Conley-StofleD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTW3 54004.002.00D3-Stern-SendellD6-Riehl-Barry
4 W6 34802.503.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD1-Heller-Heller
4 W6 64802.503.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD7-Treakle-Treakle
4 W7 35101.005.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
6 W7 310100.006.00D1-Block-PfitzerD2-Pond-Gherman
Section O
2 W5 32002.000.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO2-Jones-Louie
4 W5 54501.001.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO4-Roberts-Hedlund
5 W6 94800.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
Section QQ
3 NTW−1 4502.000.00QQ2-Armbrust-ArmbrustQQ5-Mills-Teixera
4 E4 54201.001.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
4 W5 54500.002.00QQ4-Stock-LowQQ3-Klein-Klein

5 Pairs made SLAM!


Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
Q J
Q J 9
A Q 5 3
K J 10 5
K 10 9 8 2
K 7 5 2
J
8 7 6
N
WE
S
7 5 4
A 10 6
10 9 4
Q 9 4 2
16
7    6
11
A 6 3
8 4 3
K 8 7 6 2
A 3
NTPar
N/S1078109+430
E/W36534
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
3 NTN4 24306.000.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD2-Pond-Gherman
3 NTN3 24004.501.50D3-Stern-SendellD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTN3 104004.501.50D7-Altavilla-MehraD6-Riehl-Barry
2 NTN4 21803.003.00D6-Conley-StofleD4-Ege-Jett
2 NTN3 21502.004.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 S4 21301.005.00D2-Riggs-MinorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
5 S−1 8500.006.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
3 NTN5 94602.000.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO2-Jones-Louie
3 NTN3 24001.001.00O6-Nasr-NasrO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
5 N−2 101000.002.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO4-Roberts-Hedlund

Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
Q 10
K 8 7 4
A 6 5 3
A 4 3
A K 9 8 7 5
A 10 5
J 8 4
8
N
WE
S
4 2
Q J 9 2
Q 10 9
K Q 9 7
13
12    10
5
J 6 3
6 3
K 7 2
J 10 6 5 2
NTPar
N/S55456−120
E/W88876
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
4 W−2 32006.000.00D6-Conley-StofleD4-Ege-Jett
3 W−1 41005.001.00D3-Stern-SendellD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 W2 31104.002.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD6-Riehl-Barry
2 W3 41402.503.50D2-Riggs-MinorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
2 W3 41402.503.50D5-Carr-PrimroseD2-Pond-Gherman
2 E4 51701.005.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
4 W4 46200.006.00D4-Kneisl-NoorD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
2 W3 A1401.500.50O3-Callaway-HandleyO2-Jones-Louie
3 W3 A1401.500.50O6-Nasr-NasrO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
4 W4 A6200.002.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO4-Roberts-Hedlund

Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
A 4
Q 9 4 3
5 3 2
A 8 4 3
10 9 7 2
A K 10
A Q 10 8 6 4
N
WE
S
J 3
8 7 6 5
J 9 7
K 10 6 5
10
13    5
12
K Q 8 6 5
J 2
K
Q J 9 7 2
NTPar
N/S57548−110
E/W85794
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section D
2 S−1 A506.000.00D6-Conley-StofleD4-Ege-Jett
3 W3 A1104.002.00D3-Stern-SendellD5-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 W3 A1104.002.00D7-Altavilla-MehraD6-Riehl-Barry
2 E2 21104.002.00D8-Garvin-GarvinD8-McGrew-Raddicchi
3 W4 A1302.004.00D5-Carr-PrimroseD2-Pond-Gherman
3 N−3 71500.505.50D2-Riggs-MinorD3-Reimnitz-Reimnitz
2 NTN−3 71500.505.50D4-Kneisl-NoorD7-Treakle-Treakle
Section O
1 W3 31101.500.50O3-Callaway-HandleyO2-Jones-Louie
3 W3 A1101.500.50O6-Nasr-NasrO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
3 W4 A1300.002.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO4-Roberts-Hedlund

Board 25
North Deals
E-W Vul
A J 6 3
7
A 9 8 6
K 9 8 4
9 5
9 8 6 4 3 2
K 10 5 2
7
N
WE
S
10 8 2
A Q J 10 5
4 3
A 6 3
12
3    11
14
K Q 7 4
K
Q J 7
Q J 10 5 2
NTPar
N/S694910+140
E/W73943
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section O
4 S5 74502.000.00O3-Callaway-HandleyO2-Jones-Louie
4 S4 94201.001.00O1-Lawson-PofcherO4-Roberts-Hedlund
5 ×N−1 41000.002.00O6-Nasr-NasrO5-De Gregorio-Hedlund
Section QQ
4 N4 A4202.000.00QQ4-Stock-LowQQ3-Klein-Klein
3 S4 21301.001.00QQ2-Armbrust-ArmbrustQQ5-Mills-Teixera
4 S−2 41000.002.00QQ6-Satow-SatowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard

NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP10.089.1611.529.24
Balanced Hands1910617
Voids1341
Singletons29112
Long Suits (>6)0211