- Thursday Aft - December 14, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 1092 MP  Geomean: 848 MP
(based on 36 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
Carol Avenmarg - Dorothy Malutta 61.57 1st A 0.90
Ewan Eby - Thomas Eby 59.95 1st A 0.90
Jerome Weiss - Shirley Temple 58.56 2nd A 0.63
Barbara Alexander - Jean Lesieutre 55.79 2nd A 0.63
Helen Rubin - Jack Crary 54.63 3rd A 0.45
Charles Pender - Richard Wasserstrom 54.40 4th A 0.32
Lauren Upson - Tim Gillott 52.31 3rd A 0.45
John Williams - Robert Williams 51.85 4th A 0.32
EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A N-S
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DATE>December 14, 2017  |CLUB NO.>147082    | 12/14/2017 19:02
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DIR> Larry Slayton   |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=4/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
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 1 Mary Block             Thomas Crawley           C    .     .     .    104.00  48.15
 2 Thomas Eby             Ewan Eby                 B    1     1     .    129.50  59.95  0.90(A)
 3 Brad Dow               Judy Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     95.50  44.21
 4 Judith Ritchie         Suzanne Taunt            C    .     .     .     95.00  43.98
 5 Charles Messenger      Martha Hawley            A    .     .     .    102.00  47.22
 6 Barbara Alexander      Jean Lesieutre           B    2     2     .    120.50  55.79  0.63(A)
 7 Jack Crary             Helen Rubin              A    3     .     .    118.00  54.63  0.45(A)
 8 Charles Pender         Richard Wasserstrom      A    4     .     .    117.50  54.40  0.32(A)
 9 Mary McCormick         Alan Hedegard            A    .     .     .     90.00  41.67
                                          Totals                         972.00

EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> A E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=9/B=8/C=2                       ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Tim Gillott            Lauren Upson             B    3     3     .    113.00  52.31  0.45(A)
 2 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     96.50  44.68
 3 David Maddox           Anthony Muller           B    .     .     .     96.00  44.44
 4 John Williams          Robert Williams          C    4     .     .    112.00  51.85  0.32(A)
 5 Trulee Ricketts        Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .     97.50  45.14
 6 Shirley Temple         Jerome Weiss             B    2     2     .    126.50  58.56  0.63(A)
 7 Joyce Newell           Deborah Davis            B    .     .     .    100.00  46.30
 8 Carol Avenmarg         Dorothy Malutta          C    1     1     .    133.00  61.57  0.90(A)
 9 Fred Quadros           Ronald Loiacono          B    .     .     .     97.50  45.14
                                          Totals                         972.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠AJ73
A8
A9864
♣J7
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠652
J73
KQ732
♣Q6
♠KT94
QT52
T
♣T432
♠Q8
K964
J5
♣AK985
14
85
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥4 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          6.50   1.50  3N S +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  430          6.50   1.50  3N N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  430          6.50   1.50  3N N +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A4-Williams-Williams
  430          6.50   1.50  3N N +1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  400          3.50   4.50  3N S      A2-Eby-Eby vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  400          3.50   4.50  3N N      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
         50    1.50   6.50  3N S -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
         50    1.50   6.50  3N S -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Newell-Davis
        100    0.00   8.00  3N S -2   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
2 ♠T8
42
KQT62
♣K876
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A64
965
A953
♣AT5
♠QJ97
AQ87
J74
♣Q2
♠K532
KJT3
8
♣J943
8
1212
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦6 ♥5 ♠5 NT5
EW: 1 2 2/1♠ 2/1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  600          8.00   0.00  2** E -2 A2-Eby-Eby vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  100          6.50   1.50  2N W -2   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.50   3.50  3N W -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
   50          4.50   3.50  2N W -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
         80    3.00   5.00  1 E      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A4-Williams-Williams
         90    2.00   6.00  1N W      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        120    0.50   7.50  2N W      A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        120    0.50   7.50  2N W      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Newell-Davis
3 ♠A962
KQ532
Q6
♣75
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠KQJT
A764
T753
♣J
♠74
JT8
K94
♣QT642
♠853
9
AJ82
♣AK983
11
116
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1 1 2♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥6 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  1N E -2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  140          7.00   1.00  2♠ N +1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
   90          6.00   2.00  1N S      A2-Eby-Eby vs A3-Maddox-Muller
         50    4.50   3.50  3N N -1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A4-Williams-Williams
         50    4.50   3.50  2 S -1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    1.50   6.50  3N N -2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        100    1.50   6.50  2N N -2   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A7-Newell-Davis
        100    1.50   6.50  2N N -2   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    1.50   6.50  2♣* S -1  A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
4 ♠Q764
Q8
QJ
♣J9762
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠JT52
T43
A4
♣AT43
♠AK983
762
753
♣85
♠-
AKJ95
KT9862
♣KQ
8
97
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 5 4  ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♠ 1NT  ♣4 ♦2 ♥2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  650          8.00   0.00  4 S +1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  600          7.00   1.00  5 S      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A7-Newell-Davis
  200          5.50   2.50  2 S +3   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  200          5.50   2.50  2 S +3   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  150          4.00   4.00  3 S +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    3.00   5.00  3 S -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    2.00   6.00  3N N -2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
        300    1.00   7.00  3N N -3   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        400    0.00   8.00  5 S -4   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A3-Maddox-Muller

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

The safest contract is 5 in the 6-2 fit. However, this makes only five for plus 600. The inferior game contract of 4 makes four for plus 620. This requires hearts to be 3-3. Presumably, West will lead the J. South must ruff, reducing himself to four trumps. He might knock out the A first. That will be followed by another spade. South is now reduced to A, K, J in his hand and the Q x on the board. He really has no choice but to cash three rounds of hearts and hope for the split. He could lead the 10 first. If West was holding the four hearts and ruffed, that would also let him make it. But West would have no reason to do that. In any case, if West follows to the third diamond, South can ruff with the queen. This might save a trick in some scenarios but wouldn’t matter on this particular hand.


5 ♠AK542
763
J64
♣AJ
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠63
952
A3
♣KQT976
♠QT987
AKJ8
KT5
♣8
♠J
QT4
Q9872
♣5432
13
913
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣3 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2 3♠ 3NT  ♦6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  2N E -2   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Weiss
   50          7.00   1.00  2N E -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        110    5.50   2.50  2 E      A2-Eby-Eby vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    5.50   2.50  2 E      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        120    4.00   4.00  2N E      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A7-Newell-Davis
        150    3.00   5.00  2N E +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        180    1.50   6.50  2N E +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        180    1.50   6.50  2N E +2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
       1100    0.00   8.00  3♠* N -4  A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
6 ♠Q85
98
87654
♣Q86
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J643
KJ54
J
♣T942
♠7
QT632
K32
♣J753
♠AKT92
A7
AQT9
♣AK
4
66
24
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 6 6♠ 5NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣5 ♦1/0 ♠1 NT1/0
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +980 6♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          8.00   0.00  6♠ S      A1-Block-Crawley vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  490          6.50   1.50  3N S +3   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  490          6.50   1.50  3N S +3   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  480          4.50   3.50  5♠ S +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  480          4.50   3.50  4♠ S +2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
  460          3.00   5.00  3N S +2   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A7-Newell-Davis
  450          2.00   6.00  4♠ S +1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  420          1.00   7.00  4♠ S      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A3-Maddox-Muller
         50    0.00   8.00  4♠ S -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A6-Temple-Weiss

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

East deals and passes ( 2 anyone?). South will open 2, West will pass and North will bid either 2 (negative or waiting) or 2, denying an ace or king. South rebids 2 and North should probably bid 4. In standard, this denies an ace, king or singleton. Now, even though 6 can be made double dummy, there will be few, if any, who are +980 . Suppose West leads a heart. South surely will cash the A, K and lead a spade to the queen. He discards his losing heart on the Q. Now, if he leads a diamond to the queen, he will have 10 tricks. Plus 650 and plus 620 will be good scores. If west leads his singleton diamond,


7 ♠J97
AQ
AQJ82
♣765
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠K42
KT832
K
♣T982
♠Q65
976
T94
♣AK43
♠AT83
J54
7653
♣QJ
14
99
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥5
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦3 ♠3 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          7.50   0.50  1N N +3   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  180          7.50   0.50  1N N +3   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  120          4.50   3.50  2N N      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  120          4.50   3.50  1N N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  120          4.50   3.50  1N N +1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
  120          4.50   3.50  1N N +1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  110          1.50   6.50  2♠ N      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  110          1.50   6.50  2 N +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A1-Gillott-Upson
   90          0.00   8.00  1N N      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A4-Williams-Williams
8 ♠43
52
52
♣AJT9843
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠KQT9
KQJ763
J6
♣K
♠AJ762
AT
AT973
♣Q
♠85
984
KQ84
♣7652
5
1515
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦3 ♥1 ♠1 NT1
EW: 3 6 6♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: -980 6♠-EW/6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        480    5.00   3.00  5♠ E +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        480    5.00   3.00  5♠ E +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        480    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        480    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        480    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
        480    5.00   3.00  4♠ E +2   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        480    5.00   3.00  4 W +2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A4-Williams-Williams
        800    1.00   7.00  5♣* N -4  A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A6-Temple-Weiss
       1010    0.00   8.00  6♠ E +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

West deals and opens 1. North will probably bid 3. The distribution is bad for a preempt though. East will probably bid 3. If south bids 4, that will take away West’s chance to make that bid. He will have to just bid 4. East may go on and, if he does, he will be very pleased with the dummy. Plus 980 should be above average for E-W. If N-S bid as much as 5 and get doubled, they will be -500 at least. This will lose to the pairs who miss slam and are +480. An interesting note about this hand. Both 6 and 6 can be made. Both involve pitching diamonds. In 6, West’s losing diamond can be pitched on the 5th spade. In 6, East’s four losing diamonds can be pitched on the long hearts. Slam bidders will be rewarded.


9 ♠J2
A95
JT73
♣AJ92
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠54
KQJT
86
♣T8653
♠AKQT763
876
Q
♣74
♠98
432
AK9542
♣KQ
11
611
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 5 1  ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 19 = +1
Par: +400 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          6.50   1.50  5 S      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  400          6.50   1.50  5 S      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  400          6.50   1.50  5 S      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A4-Williams-Williams
  400          6.50   1.50  5 S      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  150          4.00   4.00  4 S +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          3.00   5.00  4♠ E -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ E      A1-Block-Crawley vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ E      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        140    1.00   7.00  3♠ E      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
10 ♠T853
Q9
AJ92
♣KQ8
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠J6
K76
Q53
♣J9763
♠Q742
J832
T74
♣52
♠AK9
AT54
K86
♣AT4
12
73
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 6 5 5♠ 6NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦1 ♥2 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +1440 6NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  690          8.00   0.00  3N S +3   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  660          5.00   3.00  3N S +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
  660          5.00   3.00  3N S +2   A2-Eby-Eby vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  660          5.00   3.00  3N S +2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  660          5.00   3.00  3N S +2   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  660          5.00   3.00  3N S +2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  650          2.00   6.00  4♠ N +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  630          1.00   7.00  3N S +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        100    0.00   8.00  6 N -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Williams-Williams
11 ♠Q8
T4
KJT83
♣K732
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AKJ52
Q
A9765
♣QJ
♠T43
A9865
-
♣A9854
♠976
KJ732
Q42
♣T6
9
178
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥3 ♠1/0 NT2
EW: 5♣ 3 3 5♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -450 5♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Williams-Williams
        140    6.00   2.00  2♠ W +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        170    5.00   3.00  2♠ W +2   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        420    2.50   5.50  4♠ W      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        450    0.00   8.00  4♠ W +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
12 ♠T4
QJT87
K8
♣AKQT
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AK
K92
AJ943
♣874
♠QJ52
A654
6
♣J932
♠98763
3
QT752
♣65
15
158
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 1♣ 1 1NT  ♦6 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  3N* W -1  A7-Crary-Rubin vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  100          7.50   0.50  3N W -2   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
   50          4.50   3.50  2N W -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A7-Newell-Davis
   50          4.50   3.50  2N W -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
   50          4.50   3.50  2N W -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          4.50   3.50  2N W -1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A3-Maddox-Muller
         90    2.00   6.00  1N W      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        120    1.00   7.00  2N W      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A4-Williams-Williams
        200    0.00   8.00  2♠ N -2   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
13 ♠AT86
7
AQJT8
♣Q87
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠74
AKT3
62
♣T9532
♠J952
Q9542
K43
♣A
♠KQ3
J86
975
♣KJ64
13
710
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3 2♠  ♥4 NT6
EW: 2  ♣5 ♦3 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +110 2♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          8.00   0.00  4 N      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          6.50   1.50  3 N      A2-Eby-Eby vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  110          6.50   1.50  3 N      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  100          5.00   3.00  3 W -1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    4.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
        140    3.00   5.00  2 W +1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        200    2.00   6.00  3 N -2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        300    0.50   7.50  3N S -3   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A4-Williams-Williams
        300    0.50   7.50  4♠ N -3   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
14 ♠Q963
A3
T85
♣QJ97
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠J7
952
AKJ9
♣A653
♠A54
KQT6
Q742
♣84
♠KT82
J874
63
♣KT2
9
1311
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3 2 2NT  ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  3N W -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
   50          7.00   1.00  2N W -1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
   50          7.00   1.00  4 E -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        110    4.50   3.50  3 W      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        110    4.50   3.50  2 W +1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        120    3.00   5.00  2N E      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        150    2.00   6.00  2N E +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        400    0.50   7.50  3N E      A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        400    0.50   7.50  3N E      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A4-Williams-Williams
15 ♠QT43
943
AQT8
♣86
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠2
QJT87
K65
♣KQ97
♠A9
AK52
72
♣AJ532
♠KJ8765
6
J943
♣T4
8
1116
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 3♠  ♣1 ♥2 NT2
EW: 5/6♣ 5 3/5NT  ♦4/5 ♠4
LoTT: 21 - 19 = +2
Par: -800 6♠*-NS-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  6 E -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        200    6.50   1.50  4♠* S -1  A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    6.50   1.50  3 E +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        450    3.00   5.00  5 E      A2-Eby-Eby vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        450    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        450    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
        450    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A4-Williams-Williams
        480    0.00   8.00  4 W +2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A1-Gillott-Upson
16 ♠AKT9
T7
A7
♣AQJ97
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠Q8
K8643
J963
♣KT
♠J6532
AQ2
K
♣5432
♠74
J95
QT8542
♣86
18
910
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 1/- 1♠ 2NT  ♥7/6
EW:  ♣3/4 ♦4 ♥6 ♠5/6 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          8.00   0.00  3N N +1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  200          7.00   1.00  1N W -2   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  120          5.50   2.50  1N N +1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  120          5.50   2.50  1N N +1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  110          3.50   4.50  2 S +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A7-Newell-Davis
  110          3.50   4.50  3♣ N      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
   90          2.00   6.00  2♣ N      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
         90    1.00   7.00  1N W      A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        100    0.00   8.00  5 S -2   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
17 ♠AT65
A962
86
♣T54
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K43
873
T954
♣Q63
♠Q92
KJT5
AQ7
♣A97
♠J87
Q4
KJ32
♣KJ82
8
516
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 1 1 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣6/5 ♦6 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 13 - 14 = -1
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A2-Eby-Eby vs A7-Newell-Davis
  100          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  100          7.00   1.00  1N E -2   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
   50          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
   50          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
   50          3.50   4.50  1N E -1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        120    0.50   7.50  1N E +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        120    0.50   7.50  1N E +1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A3-Maddox-Muller
18 ♠A3
A853
83
♣T8754
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KJT985
92
A9
♣932
♠Q42
QT74
T62
♣AK6
♠76
KJ6
KQJ754
♣QJ
8
811
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 2  ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥5 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  3 S      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  100          7.00   1.00  3♠* W -1  A7-Crary-Rubin vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
   50          6.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A7-Newell-Davis
        110    5.00   3.00  2♠ W      A1-Block-Crawley vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        140    3.50   4.50  3♠ W      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        140    3.50   4.50  3♠ W      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        200    2.00   6.00  5 S -2   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
        300    1.00   7.00  5 S -3   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        530    0.00   8.00  3♠* W     A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A1-Gillott-Upson
19 ♠AT7
K96
3
♣J97643
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠Q865
3
QT854
♣AK5
♠K942
AJT872
92
♣2
♠J3
Q54
AKJ76
♣QT8
8
118
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1NT  ♦5 ♥5 ♠3
EW: 1 2 3♠  ♣5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  2N W -4   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  200          7.00   1.00  3 E -2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  150          6.00   2.00  1N N +2   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A7-Newell-Davis
  100          5.00   3.00  2 E -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
         50    4.00   4.00  3♣ N -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        140    2.50   5.50  3 E      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        140    2.50   5.50  2 E +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
        150    0.50   7.50  3 S -3   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        150    0.50   7.50  3 S -3   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
20 ♠J642
9
AK843
♣K86
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AT83
AKJ87
QT96
♣-
♠KQ5
Q6543
72
♣J53
♠97
T2
J5
♣AQT9742
11
148
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣  ♦6 ♥1 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1 5 2♠  ♣3 NT4
LoTT: 21 - 20 = +1
Par: -500 6♣*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        140    8.00   0.00  5 E      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        200    7.00   1.00  3 W +2   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
        500    6.00   2.00  5♣* S -2  A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        650    3.00   5.00  5 W      A2-Eby-Eby vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        650    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        650    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        650    3.00   5.00  4 W +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A7-Newell-Davis
        650    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        680    0.00   8.00  4 E +2   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

West deals and presumably opens 1, unless playing Flannery North doubles 1 and East has several choices. He could bid 2, 2 NT (limit raise) 4. Or even redouble. South will compete in clubs. He might even take a 5 sacrifice in spite of the 7-2-2-2 distribution. West needs to compete to 5 as there are only two losers. The best N-S can do is to sacrifice in 6 for -500. This may prove difficult to do. If West opens Flannery North may double to show diamonds or bid 2 for takeout. This may help east decide to bid over 5 if the decision is left up to him. Plus 650 for E-W should be well above average.


21 ♠K9432
A82
QJ3
♣T5
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠T
KQ9
AK986
♣AJ62
♠Q75
J765
754
♣983
♠AJ86
T43
T2
♣KQ74
10
173
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4/5 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 1 1  ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  3♠ N      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A7-Newell-Davis
  140          7.50   0.50  2♠ N +1   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  110          6.00   2.00  2♠ N      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  100          5.00   3.00  3 W -2   A2-Eby-Eby vs A6-Temple-Weiss
   50          4.00   4.00  3♣ W -1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ S -1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A4-Williams-Williams
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        100    2.00   6.00  3♠ N -1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    0.00   8.00  3 W      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
22 ♠875
Q72
KT2
♣KJ87
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠AKJ62
A53
Q9
♣A62
♠QT4
KT84
J73
♣T54
♠93
J96
A8654
♣Q93
9
186
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 2 2♠ 2NT  ♦6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  100          7.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
        140    5.00   3.00  3♠ W      A2-Eby-Eby vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        140    5.00   3.00  3♠ W      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        140    5.00   3.00  2♠ W +1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        170    2.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        170    2.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
        170    2.00   6.00  3♠ W +1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        620    0.00   8.00  4♠ W      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
23 ♠8
A85
KJ764
♣J963
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J97652
93
A
♣QT82
♠AQT4
KQT2
Q2
♣754
♠K3
J764
T9853
♣AK
9
713
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/3 1 1NT  ♣6 ♠4
EW: 1♣ 3♠  ♦3 ♥6 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 20 = -1
Par: +130 4-S
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  130          8.00   0.00  4 N      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
  110          7.00   1.00  3 N      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    6.00   2.00  4 S -1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A2-Eby-Eby vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ W      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A1-Gillott-Upson

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

Although the propensity these days is to open almost all eleven counts, the South hand hasn’t got much going for it! Ten of the eleven points are in two doubletons. If he passes, will any Wests open 2? Help! This will allow East to compete up to 3 and score +140 for E-W. If the bidding comes around to East in 4th seat with three passes, he will likely open 1 with two chunky 4 card majors. This should allow them to compete up to 3. Although N-S can make 4, if played by North, this will be hard to achieve. Someone will have to bid their 10 card fit and it is hard to know who!


24 ♠K742
KQJ4
K8
♣K83
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠T5
97
AJ763
♣9754
♠AQ83
8652
42
♣T62
♠J96
AT3
QT95
♣AQJ
15
56
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 3 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: +430 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  430          7.00   1.00  3N N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  430          7.00   1.00  3N N +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A4-Williams-Williams
  430          7.00   1.00  3N N +1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A1-Gillott-Upson
  400          3.00   5.00  3N N      A2-Eby-Eby vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  400          3.00   5.00  3N N      A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A7-Newell-Davis
  400          3.00   5.00  3N N      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
  400          3.00   5.00  3N N      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A6-Temple-Weiss
  400          3.00   5.00  3N N      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
         50    0.00   8.00  3N N -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
25 ♠J
KQ2
T982
♣QJ954
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T763
943
KJ75
♣A2
♠AQ8
T765
Q6
♣KT86
♠K9542
AJ8
A43
♣73
9
811
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1 1♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦6
LoTT: 14 - 14 = 0
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          8.00   0.00  1N N +2   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
  120          7.00   1.00  1N N +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
   90          5.50   2.50  1N N      A2-Eby-Eby vs A4-Williams-Williams
   90          5.50   2.50  1N N      A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
         50    3.00   5.00  1N N -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
         50    3.00   5.00  1N N -1   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A7-Newell-Davis
         50    3.00   5.00  2 S -1   A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        100    0.50   7.50  2N S -2   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        100    0.50   7.50  1N N -2   A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
26 ♠J2
Q873
T732
♣AT7
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q84
AKT5
964
♣J85
♠AK753
J64
J5
♣K62
♠T96
92
AKQ8
♣Q943
7
1012
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥5 ♠4 NT5
EW: 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -120 2NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  4♠ E -2   A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A7-Newell-Davis
  100          7.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A4-Williams-Williams
    PASS       6.00   2.00  Pass Out  A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ E      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ E      A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ E      A7-Crary-Rubin vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart
        140    2.50   5.50  3♠ E      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
        140    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
        140    2.50   5.50  2♠ E +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
27 ♠762
QT8
AT832
♣A5
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠J954
6
KQJ964
♣T2
♠Q8
J743
75
♣J9873
♠AKT3
AK952
-
♣KQ64
10
74
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 2 7 5♠ 5NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦4 ♥0 ♠2 NT2
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +1510 7-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  980          8.00   0.00  6 S      A8-Pender-Wasserstrom vs A7-Newell-Davis
  450          6.00   2.00  4 S +1   A1-Block-Crawley vs A2-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          6.00   2.00  4 S +1   A2-Eby-Eby vs A4-Williams-Williams
  450          6.00   2.00  4 S +1   A6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs A3-Maddox-Muller
  420          3.50   4.50  4 S      A4-Ritchie-Taunt vs A8-Avenmarg-Malutta
  420          3.50   4.50  4 S      A9-McCormick-Hedegard vs A9-Quadros-Loiacono
         50    1.00   7.00  6 S -1   A3-Dow-Lesieutre vs A6-Temple-Weiss
         50    1.00   7.00  6 S -1   A5-Messenger-Hawley vs A1-Gillott-Upson
         50    1.00   7.00  6 S -1   A7-Crary-Rubin vs A5-Ricketts-Stewart

Bill Wisdom Hand Analysis

South deals and has another Flannery hand -- a bit too strong however. The trick will be for N-S to get to 6 and then to make it. South opens 1 and West, not vulnerable, may put in a 3 bid. With two aces and two heart honors, North will either cue bid 4 or, more likely, pass and wait for partner to re-open with a double. And South has the perfect hand for this. The resulting +800 or so, will beat all the pairs not in slam. If West sensibly passes a 1 opening, N-S still have a chance to bid slam. Plus 980 should be a great score and tie for top.