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SATURDAY NLM Game Saturday Morn Session November 11, 2017
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   63.0      Section  A  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  3   63.64   80.19  B   1     1          0.72(A)  Charles Rauch - Jeannette Stern
  4   56.62   71.34  B   2     2          0.50(A)  Jerry Cox - John Kneisl
  5   50.67   63.85  B   3     3          0.36(A)  Ellen Lux - Marguerite Primrose
  8   49.62   62.52  C   4     4     1    0.25(A)  Jeff Riehl - Walter Conley
  1   49.53   62.41  B                             Mary Block - Kathy Pfitzer
  7   49.46   62.32  C                             Mary Quenette - Bob Gore
  2   47.06   59.29  B                             Betty Pribula - Hetty Eddy
  9   43.83   55.23  B                             Julie Garvin - Joseph Garvin
  6   36.17   45.57  B                             Norma Riggs - Ginger Minor

SATURDAY NLM Game Saturday Morn Session November 11, 2017
Scores after  7 rounds  Average:   63.0      Section  A  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  4   70.71   89.09  A   1                0.72(A)  James Pond - Bozidar Boncich
  3   59.06   74.42  B   2     1          0.50(A)  Susan Mazzei - Larry Mazzei
  6   53.78   67.76  B   3     2          0.36(A)  Fran McGrew - Patricia Haynes
  7   52.65   66.34  C   4           1    0.25(A)  Ray Mok - Karen Mok
  1   49.02   61.77  A                             Leon Heller - Patricia Heller
  2   41.00   51.66  C                             Carol Marquart - Barbara Ley
  8   39.02   49.16  B                             Mike McWalters - Carol Sendell
  9   34.78   43.82  C                             Barbara Svetlik - Barbara Moxley

Sat Morning Open Game Saturday Morn Session November 11, 2017
Scores after  5 rounds  Average:   25.0      Section  O
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  3   66.50   33.25  A   1                1.00(A)  Steven Rubin - Helen Rubin
  4   52.50   26.25  C   2     1     1    0.72(B)  Paul Rubin - Janet Landesberg
  6   48.96   24.48  C         2     2    0.50(B)  Joan Roberts - Doris Jones
  5   46.50   23.25  C                             Janet Hedlund - Elizabeth Sebring
  2   43.76   21.88  B                             Janet Street - William Putnam
  1   41.50   20.75  C                             Richard McCormick - Terry Handley

Newcomer Saturday Morn Session November 11, 2017
Scores after  3 rounds  Average:    4.5      Section  QQ
Pair    Pct   Score  Rank   O/A
  3   62.22    5.60   1         Marcy N. Klein - Mark Klein
  4   51.11    4.60   2         Deane Satow - Gitta Stock
  1   50.00    4.50             Sam Callaway - Alan Hedegard
  2   38.89    3.50             Marie Louie - Albert Low

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
9 6 4 2
Q J 10
3 2
K J 4 2
A K Q J 8
A 10 9 8 7
9 7 3
N
WE
S
10 5
A 7 6 5 4 3
Q J 5
8 6
7
14    7
12
7 3
K 9 8 2
K 6 4
A Q 10 5
NTPar
N/S22526/7−450
E/W9118115
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 E−3 31506.000.00A6-Riggs-MinorA2-Marquart-Ley
2 W−1 2505.001.00A5-Lux-PrimroseA9-Svetlik-Moxley
1 W1 Q804.002.00A4-Cox-KneislA7-Mok-Mok
2 E2 71103.003.00A1-Block-PfitzerA1-Heller-Heller
2 W4 Q1701.504.50A7-Quenette-GoreA4-Pond-Boncich
2 W4 31701.504.50A8-Riehl-ConleyA6-McGrew-Haynes
5 ×N−3 105000.006.00A9-Garvin-GarvinA8-McWalters-Sendell
Section O
3 W4 Q1302.000.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO2-Street-Putnam
3 W5 K1501.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO1-McCormick-Handley
3 W4 K1700.002.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO3-Rubin-Rubin
Section QQ
3 W4 K1301.000.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
2 W5 21500.001.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ2-Louie-Low

Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
A
J 7 6 4 3 2
J 8 7 3
8 2
K 8
K 9 8
A Q 4 2
K Q 7 5
N
WE
S
Q 10 7 2
A Q 10 5
K 10 9
J 3
6
17    12
5
J 9 6 5 4 3
6 5
A 10 9 6 4
NTPar
N/S25325−460
E/W11810/987
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 E−2 51006.000.00A4-Cox-KneislA7-Mok-Mok
1 NTE4 A1805.001.00A9-Garvin-GarvinA8-McWalters-Sendell
2 NTW5 A2104.002.00A5-Lux-PrimroseA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 NTW4 44303.003.00A6-Riggs-MinorA2-Marquart-Ley
3 NTW5 44601.005.00A1-Block-PfitzerA1-Heller-Heller
3 NTW5 44601.005.00A7-Quenette-GoreA4-Pond-Boncich
3 NTW5 44601.005.00A8-Riehl-ConleyA6-McGrew-Haynes
Section O
5 E−4 A2002.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO1-McCormick-Handley
3 W−1 A501.001.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO2-Street-Putnam
3 NTE6 34900.002.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO3-Rubin-Rubin
Section QQ
3 NTW5 A4601.000.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ2-Louie-Low
5 NT×W5 J6700.001.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard

A total of 9 pairs declared No Trump in E/W.
East deals and opens 1 Diamond (longest minor with no 5 card major). South should PASS (It's still a 4 letter word!).
West, with no 4 card Major to bid, but with 17 HCP should bid 3 NT! (West KNOWS they have GAME points!)

The E/W who played in a Minor (a 4-3 fit in Diamonds and a 5-2 fit in Clubs) got low scores.


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A Q 7 4
K Q J 5
A 9 5
Q 9
6 5
10 9 7 6
K 10 8 4
A 8 3
N
WE
S
K 8 2
8
Q 6 3
K J 10 6 5 4
18
7    9
6
J 10 9 3
A 4 3 2
J 7 2
7 2
NTPar
N/S67853−130
E/W755810
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 N2 31106.000.00A5-Lux-PrimroseA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 NTS−1 6505.001.00A8-Riehl-ConleyA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 W3 21104.002.00A6-Riggs-MinorA2-Marquart-Ley
2 E4 J1303.003.00A1-Block-PfitzerA1-Heller-Heller
4 N−3 81501.504.50A4-Cox-KneislA7-Mok-Mok
4 S−3 A1501.504.50A7-Quenette-GoreA4-Pond-Boncich
1 N−4 82000.006.00A9-Garvin-GarvinA8-McWalters-Sendell
Section O
4 S−2 61001.001.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO2-Street-Putnam
3 S−2 61001.001.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO3-Rubin-Rubin
3 S−2 101001.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO1-McCormick-Handley
Section QQ
1 NTN−1 6501.000.00QQ3-Klein-KleinQQ2-Louie-Low
4 S−3 61500.001.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard

4 Hearts by South went down by 2 or 3! 3 Hearts went down 2!

North has only "Invitational" points (look at the chart on the wall again) and 2 of south's HCP are a Doubleton Queen, which was worthless!

North should only "invite" game, NOT bid game. South, with the low end of 6-9 HCP would pass.

The Goal of bidding is to "describe your hand", not decide everything. Rely on your partner to be your partner - and help you!


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A Q 4
A Q 9 8 6 5
A 9 4
6
K J 8 2
2
J 10 6 2
A K 9 2
N
WE
S
10 7 5 3
J 10
K Q 8 7 5
Q 10
16
12    8
4
9 6
K 7 4 3
3
J 8 7 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S961249+1400
E/W4717/84
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
4 N6 106805.330.67A1-Block-PfitzerA9-Svetlik-Moxley
4 N6 K6805.330.67A9-Garvin-GarvinA7-Mok-Mok
4 N5 K6503.582.42A6-Riggs-MinorA1-Heller-Heller
3 N6 Q2302.423.58A2-Pribula-EddyA2-Marquart-Ley
3 N5 32001.254.75A5-Lux-PrimroseA8-McWalters-Sendell
4 W−1 61000.085.92A7-Quenette-GoreA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
4 N5 Q6501.500.50O4-Rubin-LandesbergO2-Street-Putnam
4 N5 K6501.500.50O6-Roberts-JonesO1-McCormick-Handley
3 N6 52300.002.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
A J 10 9 5
Q 10 6 2
K 5
K 9
6 3
J
Q 10 6 4 3
Q 7 6 4 3
N
WE
S
K 8 2
A K 7
9 8 2
A 10 5 2
13
5    14
8
Q 7 4
9 8 5 4 3
A J 7
J 8
NTPar
N/S68944+100
E/W64499
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 N3 A1405.920.08A1-Block-PfitzerA9-Svetlik-Moxley
1 N2 A1104.751.25A9-Garvin-GarvinA7-Mok-Mok
1 NTE1 Q903.582.42A7-Quenette-GoreA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 N−1 A1001.834.17A5-Lux-PrimroseA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 N−1 A1001.834.17A6-Riggs-MinorA1-Heller-Heller
3 E3 41100.085.92A2-Pribula-EddyA2-Marquart-Ley
Section O
2 N2 A1102.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO1-McCormick-Handley
4 N−1 21000.501.50O4-Rubin-LandesbergO2-Street-Putnam
3 N−1 81000.501.50O5-Hedlund-SebringO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K J 9 4
K 8 7 6
8 3
Q 10 2
A 7 6
A J 9 5
A 9 5 2
J 7
N
WE
S
10 8 3 2
3 2
K 10 7
K 9 6 3
9
14    6
11
Q 5
Q 10 4
Q J 6 4
A 8 5 4
NTPar
N/S6/76766/7+90
E/W67676
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 W−2 32005.920.08A2-Pribula-EddyA2-Marquart-Ley
2 E−1 Q1004.751.25A1-Block-PfitzerA9-Svetlik-Moxley
2 N−1 3503.582.42A6-Riggs-MinorA1-Heller-Heller
1 NTW1 4902.423.58A7-Quenette-GoreA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 S−2 61000.675.33A5-Lux-PrimroseA8-McWalters-Sendell
2 S−2 51000.675.33A9-Garvin-GarvinA7-Mok-Mok
Section O
1 NTW−3 63002.000.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO5-Hedlund-Sebring
1 W1 8701.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO2-Street-Putnam
1 NTW3 61500.002.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
Q J
A J 7 5 4
4
A Q 10 7 2
A K 7 6 2
10 3
A K 9 2
K 8
N
WE
S
4 3
K 9 6 2
Q 10 7 5
9 6 4
14
17    5
4
10 9 8 5
Q 8
J 8 6 3
J 5 3
NTPar
N/S65749−110
E/W78594
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 W−1 41005.001.00A1-Block-PfitzerA8-McWalters-Sendell
2 NTE−1 Q1005.001.00A2-Pribula-EddyA1-Heller-Heller
2 W−1 41005.001.00A6-Riggs-MinorA9-Svetlik-Moxley
2 N−1 41002.503.50A3-Rauch-SternA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 N−1 41002.503.50A9-Garvin-GarvinA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 N−2 32000.505.50A7-Quenette-GoreA2-Marquart-Ley
3 NT×S−1 A2000.505.50A8-Riehl-ConleyA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
3 W−1 41001.500.50O1-McCormick-HandleyO5-Hedlund-Sebring
3 W−1 Q1001.500.50O4-Rubin-LandesbergO3-Rubin-Rubin
3 N−1 41000.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO2-Street-Putnam

Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
Q 4 2
A 8 6
A K 10 8 7
A 10
K J
7
Q 9 6 2
Q 9 6 4 3 2
N
WE
S
A 10 8 6 3
K J 10
J 5
K 8 5
17
8    12
3
9 7 5
Q 9 5 4 3 2
4 3
J 7
NTPar
N/S44864−100
E/W88477
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 N3 51406.000.00A3-Rauch-SternA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 N2 51105.001.00A2-Pribula-EddyA1-Heller-Heller
3 W−1 A504.002.00A7-Quenette-GoreA2-Marquart-Ley
3 N−2 J1003.003.00A8-Riehl-ConleyA4-Pond-Boncich
2 E2 101101.504.50A1-Block-PfitzerA8-McWalters-Sendell
2 E2 51101.504.50A6-Riggs-MinorA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 NTN−4 62000.006.00A9-Garvin-GarvinA6-McGrew-Haynes
Section O
1 NTN2 61202.000.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO5-Hedlund-Sebring
2 N2 51101.001.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO3-Rubin-Rubin
4 S−2 K1000.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO2-Street-Putnam

Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
A J 9 8
A 5 4 3
A 10
K J 10
Q 10 7 5
K 10
K Q 9 7
8 6 2
N
WE
S
K 6
J 7 6
8 4 3
A Q 7 4 3
17
10    10
3
4 3 2
Q 9 8 2
J 6 5 2
9 5
NTPar
N/S66/7865+110
E/W66578
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
1 NTN1 A906.000.00A7-Quenette-GoreA2-Marquart-Ley
2 N−1 A505.001.00A9-Garvin-GarvinA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 E2 2904.002.00A1-Block-PfitzerA8-McWalters-Sendell
1 NTN−2 41002.503.50A3-Rauch-SternA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
1 NTN−2 71002.503.50A8-Riehl-ConleyA4-Pond-Boncich
1 NTN−3 41500.505.50A2-Pribula-EddyA1-Heller-Heller
1 NTN−3 41500.505.50A6-Riggs-MinorA9-Svetlik-Moxley
Section O
1 NTN−3 41501.001.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO5-Hedlund-Sebring
1 NTN−3 41501.001.00O4-Rubin-LandesbergO3-Rubin-Rubin
1 NTN−3 41501.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO2-Street-Putnam

Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
K 7
9 3
Q 6
K Q J 10 4 3 2
A J 9 6 2
8 7 2
K J 8 7
9
N
WE
S
Q 10 5
J 10
9 5 4 3 2
8 6 5
11
9    3
17
8 4 3
A K Q 6 5 4
A 10
A 7
NTPar
N/S12512612+1440
E/W07070
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
4 S7 97104.171.83A2-Pribula-EddyA9-Svetlik-Moxley
4 S7 97104.171.83A3-Rauch-SternA2-Marquart-Ley
4 S7 97104.171.83A4-Cox-KneislA4-Pond-Boncich
4 S7 97104.171.83A7-Quenette-GoreA1-Heller-Heller
4 S5 66501.254.75A1-Block-PfitzerA7-Mok-Mok
5 N6 56200.085.92A8-Riehl-ConleyA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
4 S7 97101.750.25O4-Rubin-LandesbergO3-Rubin-Rubin
4 S5 A6500.251.75O1-McCormick-HandleyO5-Hedlund-Sebring

Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
K J 8 7
K Q 10
2
K Q 9 3 2
A Q 10 3
J 8 6 4
A J 10
A 7
N
WE
S
9 6 5 4
A 5
8 7 4
8 6 5 4
14
16    4
6
2
9 7 3 2
K Q 9 6 5 3
J 10
NTPar
N/S75767−100
E/W6866/76
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 W−3 21505.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA2-Marquart-Ley
1 NTW−2 31004.171.83A7-Quenette-GoreA1-Heller-Heller
1 NTW−2 K1004.171.83A8-Riehl-ConleyA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 N2 A901.834.17A1-Block-PfitzerA7-Mok-Mok
2 N2 9901.834.17A2-Pribula-EddyA9-Svetlik-Moxley
2 E2 J1100.085.92A4-Cox-KneislA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
1 NTW−2 K1002.000.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO4-Rubin-Landesberg
2 S2 A901.001.00O2-Street-PutnamO1-McCormick-Handley
2 N−2 A1000.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
A 10 6 4
Q 6 4 2
9 7 4
Q 5
9 8 7 5 2
10 3
K 3
J 9 8 2
N
WE
S
Q
K 7
A Q J 6 5 2
A K 7 6
8
4    19
9
K J 3
A J 9 8 5
10 8
10 4 3
NTPar
N/S36832−130
E/W4631010
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 S2 K1105.920.08A8-Riehl-ConleyA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 E3 A1104.171.83A3-Rauch-SternA2-Marquart-Ley
3 E3 31104.171.83A4-Cox-KneislA4-Pond-Boncich
2 E4 A1301.254.75A1-Block-PfitzerA7-Mok-Mok
4 E4 41301.254.75A2-Pribula-EddyA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 E4 31301.254.75A7-Quenette-GoreA1-Heller-Heller
Section O
3 E4 81301.500.50O2-Street-PutnamO1-McCormick-Handley
3 E4 91301.500.50O5-Hedlund-SebringO4-Rubin-Landesberg
1 E5 31500.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
A J 7 5
8 2
A J 6 4
Q 10 5
K 10 3 2
A Q J 7 3
8
A J 4
N
WE
S
Q 8
5 4
9 7 3 2
K 9 6 3 2
12
15    5
8
9 6 4
K 10 9 6
K Q 10 5
8 7
NTPar
N/S66573−130
E/W778610
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 W−1 81005.330.67A1-Block-PfitzerA6-McGrew-Haynes
3 E−1 K1005.330.67A2-Pribula-EddyA8-McWalters-Sendell
1 W1 5803.582.42A3-Rauch-SternA1-Heller-Heller
3 W3 A1402.423.58A9-Garvin-GarvinA4-Pond-Boncich
3 N−2 32000.675.33A4-Cox-KneislA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 NTS−2 72000.675.33A8-Riehl-ConleyA2-Marquart-Ley
Section O
2 S2 8902.000.00O2-Street-PutnamO1-McCormick-Handley
2 W3 81401.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO3-Rubin-Rubin
2 S−2 82000.002.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO4-Rubin-Landesberg

Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
6 2
7 5 3
K 2
K Q J 9 6 5
K J 8
J 10 9 2
Q 10 5 3
A 3
N
WE
S
A Q 9 5 3
Q 8
A 8 7
10 8 2
9
11    12
8
10 7 4
A K 6 4
J 9 6 4
7 4
NTPar
N/S33447−420
E/W910896
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 E−1 A505.330.67A2-Pribula-EddyA8-McWalters-Sendell
4 E−1 K505.330.67A8-Riehl-ConleyA2-Marquart-Ley
PassPass3.582.42A1-Block-PfitzerA6-McGrew-Haynes
3 E3 A1402.423.58A3-Rauch-SternA1-Heller-Heller
3 E4 A1700.675.33A4-Cox-KneislA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 W4 A1700.675.33A9-Garvin-GarvinA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
4 E−1 A502.000.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO4-Rubin-Landesberg
3 E3 71400.501.50O2-Street-PutnamO1-McCormick-Handley
3 E3 71400.501.50O6-Roberts-JonesO3-Rubin-Rubin

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
J 7 6 3
Q J 10 5 3
10 9 8
A
8
A K 8 7
6 3
K Q 10 4 3 2
N
WE
S
K 10 5
9 6 4 2
Q 7 5
J 8 6
8
12    6
14
A Q 9 4 2
A K J 4 2
9 7 5
NTPar
N/S8138126+2210
E/W3/20517
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
4 S7 A7105.920.08A2-Pribula-EddyA8-McWalters-Sendell
4 S6 A6804.751.25A3-Rauch-SternA1-Heller-Heller
4 S5 A6503.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 S4 A6202.423.58A1-Block-PfitzerA6-McGrew-Haynes
5 W−3 31501.254.75A9-Garvin-GarvinA4-Pond-Boncich
6 ×S−1 A2000.085.92A8-Riehl-ConleyA2-Marquart-Ley
Section O
4 S5 A6502.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO3-Rubin-Rubin
5 ×W−3 35001.001.00O5-Hedlund-SebringO4-Rubin-Landesberg
4 W−1 J500.002.00O2-Street-PutnamO1-McCormick-Handley

Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
K 8 6
A K 6
9 6 5
10 9 8 7
A J 9
Q 10 8 5 4
J 7 2
K 5
N
WE
S
Q 7
J 7 2
A 10 8 3
A Q 4 3
10
11    13
6
10 5 4 3 2
9 3
K Q 4
J 6 2
NTPar
N/S46455−140
E/W86/7987
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 W−1 101005.920.08A4-Cox-KneislA2-Marquart-Ley
2 NTW2 A1204.751.25A5-Lux-PrimroseA4-Pond-Boncich
1 NTE3 31503.003.00A2-Pribula-EddyA7-Mok-Mok
1 NTE3 101503.003.00A6-Riggs-MinorA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 W4 61701.254.75A9-Garvin-GarvinA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 W4 106200.085.92A3-Rauch-SternA9-Svetlik-Moxley
Section O
4 W−1 101002.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO4-Rubin-Landesberg
1 NTE3 31501.001.00O3-Rubin-RubinO1-McCormick-Handley
3 NTE3 66000.002.00O2-Street-PutnamO5-Hedlund-Sebring

Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K 9 6
10 9 7 6
A K 8 2
10 3
Q 10 4
A 4 3 2
J 7 4
K 6 2
N
WE
S
7 3
K 8 5
Q 6 3
Q J 9 5 4
10
10    8
12
A J 8 5 2
Q J
10 9 5
A 8 7
NTPar
N/S79885/6+140
E/W64557
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 S2 21105.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 E−2 Q1004.751.25A5-Lux-PrimroseA4-Pond-Boncich
3 S−1 2501.834.17A2-Pribula-EddyA7-Mok-Mok
3 S−1 J501.834.17A4-Cox-KneislA2-Marquart-Ley
2 S−1 2501.834.17A6-Riggs-MinorA6-McGrew-Haynes
3 S−1 J501.834.17A9-Garvin-GarvinA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
3 E−2 Q1002.000.00O3-Rubin-RubinO1-McCormick-Handley
PassPass1.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO4-Rubin-Landesberg
4 S−3 41500.002.00O2-Street-PutnamO5-Hedlund-Sebring

Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
Q 9 8 2
10 8 2
6 5 2
A Q J
J 10 5
K J 9 6 4 3
10 9 7 5
N
WE
S
A 4 3
7
K Q 9 8 7 4
8 3 2
9
5    9
17
K 7 6
A Q 5
A J 10 3
K 6 4
NTPar
N/S976/787/8+600
E/W44655
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 NTS4 36305.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 NTS3 66004.171.83A4-Cox-KneislA2-Marquart-Ley
3 NTS3 66004.171.83A9-Garvin-GarvinA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
2 NTS3 61502.423.58A6-Riggs-MinorA6-McGrew-Haynes
4 N−2 72001.254.75A2-Pribula-EddyA7-Mok-Mok
3 N−3 73000.085.92A5-Lux-PrimroseA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
3 NTS3 66002.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO4-Rubin-Landesberg
1 NTS4 61801.001.00O3-Rubin-RubinO1-McCormick-Handley
3 E−3 21500.002.00O2-Street-PutnamO5-Hedlund-Sebring

Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
4
K J 9 7 6 5
A Q 4
7 6 3
A K Q 6
3 2
K J 9 8 6 3
10
N
WE
S
J 8 5 3 2
Q 10 8 4
5 2
Q J
10
13    6
11
10 9 7
A
10 7
A K 9 8 5 4 2
NTPar
N/S859612+920
E/W28470
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
5 S6 A4205.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA8-McWalters-Sendell
5 S5 44004.751.25A7-Quenette-GoreA7-Mok-Mok
3 W−2 42003.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA1-Heller-Heller
4 S6 A1701.834.17A1-Block-PfitzerA4-Pond-Boncich
3 S6 A1701.834.17A5-Lux-PrimroseA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 E−1 A1000.085.92A2-Pribula-EddyA6-McGrew-Haynes
Section O
4 S6 A1702.000.00O3-Rubin-RubinO1-McCormick-Handley
3 E−1 31001.001.00O2-Street-PutnamO5-Hedlund-Sebring
4 N−1 2500.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO4-Rubin-Landesberg

Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
8 5 2
9
A K Q J 9 7
K 10 4
A 10 9 6
A K Q 10
A Q 8 6 5
N
WE
S
K 7 4
J 7 5
8 6 3 2
9 3 2
13
19    4
4
Q J 3
8 6 4 3 2
10 5 4
J 7
NTPar
N/S64582−600
E/W788411/10
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
4 E−2 102005.920.08A5-Lux-PrimroseA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
3 N−1 91004.751.25A7-Quenette-GoreA7-Mok-Mok
3 W3 A1103.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA1-Heller-Heller
3 W4 A1302.423.58A1-Block-PfitzerA4-Pond-Boncich
3 W3 A1401.254.75A3-Rauch-SternA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 W5 A1500.085.92A2-Pribula-EddyA6-McGrew-Haynes
Section O
2 ×N2 71802.000.00O2-Street-PutnamO5-Hedlund-Sebring
3 E−1 41000.501.50O3-Rubin-RubinO1-McCormick-Handley
3 E−1 101000.501.50O6-Roberts-JonesO4-Rubin-Landesberg

Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
K 2
Q 10 9 5 4 2
10 9 7 5 4
A Q 9 8 5 4 3
K 6
10 3
8 2
N
WE
S
J 7 6
A
A Q J 8 6 4
K Q 3
5
9    17
9
10
J 8 7 3
K 9 7 5 2
A J 6
NTPar
N/S32949−450
E/W9/810/11494
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
6 W−2 101005.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 E5 101504.751.25A7-Quenette-GoreA7-Mok-Mok
3 W4 101703.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA1-Heller-Heller
4 W4 104201.834.17A2-Pribula-EddyA6-McGrew-Haynes
4 W4 54201.834.17A5-Lux-PrimroseA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
4 W5 104500.085.92A1-Block-PfitzerA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
4 W4 54201.001.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO4-Rubin-Landesberg
4 W4 104201.001.00O3-Rubin-RubinO2-Street-Putnam
4 W4 24201.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO5-Hedlund-Sebring
Section QQ
4 W4 104201.000.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ2-Louie-Low
4 W5 Q4500.001.00QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ3-Klein-Klein

On this hand, if E/W bid game, they scored well but if you make an overtrick and
make 5 you score a TOP!
In pairs games, one overtrick can make a big difference.

In a team game, it's only worth 1 IMP, (International Match Points), not very much.


Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
Q 9 8
K Q 9
K Q 10 7 3
K 7
A K J 10 7 2
J
A 2
10 6 5 2
N
WE
S
6 4
10 7 6 4
J 5
A Q 8 4 3
15
13    7
5
5 3
A 8 5 3 2
9 8 6 4
J 9
NTPar
N/S42761−1100
E/W8105612
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 N3 61405.920.08A8-Riehl-ConleyA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 N−1 4504.751.25A5-Lux-PrimroseA2-Marquart-Ley
4 S−2 A1003.582.42A7-Quenette-GoreA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 W2 K1102.423.58A4-Cox-KneislA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 W3 K1401.254.75A3-Rauch-SternA7-Mok-Mok
3 N−3 61500.085.92A6-Riggs-MinorA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
3 N4 61302.000.00O3-Rubin-RubinO2-Street-Putnam
1 NTN−1 6501.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO5-Hedlund-Sebring
3 N−3 61500.002.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO4-Rubin-Landesberg
Section QQ
3 W4 K1701.000.00QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ3-Klein-Klein
3 W5 102000.001.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ2-Louie-Low

Here the HCP are divided 20 - 20 and it's possible for E/W to make a Spade GAME or
a Club SLAM! But notice that east has two doubletons and West has a Doubleton and
a SINGLETON.

BOTH of the Newcomer E/W pairs played Spades and beat all other E/W pairs in the other sections.


Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
K 8 3
Q J
10 5 3 2
K 8 4 3
A J
A 10 9 3
Q J
A Q 10 9 6
N
WE
S
Q 10 9 6 4
8 7 5 2
K 6
J 7
9
18    6
7
7 5 2
K 6 4
A 9 8 7 4
5 2
NTPar
N/S65585−110
E/W78848
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
4 E−2 42005.920.08A4-Cox-KneislA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 W−1 21004.751.25A8-Riehl-ConleyA8-McWalters-Sendell
2 W2 2903.582.42A5-Lux-PrimroseA2-Marquart-Ley
2 NTW2 31202.423.58A3-Rauch-SternA7-Mok-Mok
2 E3 51401.254.75A7-Quenette-GoreA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 NTW4 101800.085.92A6-Riggs-MinorA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
2 W4 Q1701.001.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO4-Rubin-Landesberg
2 W4 31701.001.00O3-Rubin-RubinO2-Street-Putnam
2 W4 101701.001.00O6-Roberts-JonesO5-Hedlund-Sebring
Section QQ
4 W−1 K1001.000.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ2-Louie-Low
2 NTW3 Q1500.001.00QQ1-Callaway-HedegardQQ3-Klein-Klein

You can't rely on "double dummy" to always be accurate. It says only 8 tricks are
available for E/W in the Majors but all 3 of the "Open" group made 4. Section O
is the "Open" section that includes many life masters.


Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
K Q 7
K Q 9 6 5 2
6 4
4 2
A 9 6 4 3
8 3
A 9 2
A 9 3
N
WE
S
J 5 2
A 10 7 4
10 5 3
K Q 8
10
12    10
8
10 8
J
K Q J 8 7
J 10 7 6 5
NTPar
N/S54667−140
E/W89666
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 W−2 41005.920.08A8-Riehl-ConleyA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 W−1 K504.171.83A4-Cox-KneislA9-Svetlik-Moxley
3 W−1 K504.171.83A7-Quenette-GoreA6-McGrew-Haynes
3 N−1 2501.834.17A3-Rauch-SternA7-Mok-Mok
2 N−1 2501.834.17A5-Lux-PrimroseA2-Marquart-Ley
2 W2 21100.085.92A6-Riggs-MinorA4-Pond-Boncich
Section O
4 W−2 61002.000.00O6-Roberts-JonesO5-Hedlund-Sebring
2 W2 K1101.001.00O3-Rubin-RubinO2-Street-Putnam
3 W3 K1400.002.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO4-Rubin-Landesberg

Board 25
North Deals
E-W Vul
J
10 4
Q J 10 7 3
10 9 8 7 6
A K 7 2
K Q 3
9 4
A K Q J
N
WE
S
Q 9 6 4
9 5
A K 5 2
5 4 2
4
22    9
5
10 8 5 3
A J 8 7 6 2
8 6
3
NTPar
N/S1/21443−1430
E/W11128910
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
2 S−1 A505.920.08A8-Riehl-ConleyA7-Mok-Mok
2 E3 101104.751.25A9-Garvin-GarvinA9-Svetlik-Moxley
5 W5 106503.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA8-McWalters-Sendell
3 NTW5 106601.834.17A3-Rauch-SternA6-McGrew-Haynes
3 NTW5 46601.834.17A5-Lux-PrimroseA1-Heller-Heller
3 NTW6 Q6900.085.92A6-Riggs-MinorA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
Section O
3 E5 32002.000.00O3-Rubin-RubinO2-Street-Putnam
4 W6 Q6801.001.00O1-McCormick-HandleyO4-Rubin-Landesberg
3 NTW6 Q6900.002.00O6-Roberts-JonesO5-Hedlund-Sebring

Board 26
East Deals
Both Vul
A 10 7
K Q J 7 5
4 3
Q 8 5
K J 5
8 4 2
K Q 6
A 10 4 2
N
WE
S
8 4 3 2
9 3
8 5 2
9 7 6 3
12
13    0
15
Q 9 6
A 10 6
A J 10 9 7
K J
NTPar
N/S10910/119/107/8+650
E/W34235
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
3 NTS5 26605.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA6-McGrew-Haynes
4 N4 26203.582.42A4-Cox-KneislA8-McWalters-Sendell
4 N4 96203.582.42A5-Lux-PrimroseA1-Heller-Heller
4 N4 86203.582.42A9-Garvin-GarvinA9-Svetlik-Moxley
1 N4 91701.254.75A8-Riehl-ConleyA7-Mok-Mok
4 N−1 81000.085.92A6-Riggs-MinorA3-Mazzei-Mazzei

Board 27
South Deals
None Vul
10 3 2
A 9 7 2
Q J 9 8
6 4
K 7 5
Q 6 5 4
6 3
A 9 8 3
N
WE
S
A Q J 9
10 8
A 10 7 5 4
K J
7
9    15
9
8 6 4
K J 3
K 2
Q 10 7 5 2
NTPar
N/S53555−140
E/W79788
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section A
1 E1 Q805.920.08A3-Rauch-SternA6-McGrew-Haynes
2 NTE2 51204.171.83A4-Cox-KneislA8-McWalters-Sendell
1 NTE2 21204.171.83A9-Garvin-GarvinA9-Svetlik-Moxley
1 E3 51402.423.58A6-Riggs-MinorA3-Mazzei-Mazzei
1 NTW3 21501.254.75A5-Lux-PrimroseA1-Heller-Heller
1 E4 61700.085.92A8-Riehl-ConleyA7-Mok-Mok

Board 29
North Deals
Both Vul
A K 7 2
A Q 5
A J 8 7
A K
Q 9 6
K J 10 4 3
9 6 3
J 9
N
WE
S
10 8 4
6
K Q 10 5 4 2
6 4 3
25
7    5
3
J 5 3
9 8 7 2
Q 10 8 7 5 2
NTPar
N/S81011712+1370
E/W4/53/2261
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section QQ
3 NTS−2 42001.000.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ3-Klein-Klein
3 NTN−3 K3000.001.00QQ2-Louie-LowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard

This is the "strange" hand where "double dummy" says N/S can make GAME in
either Major (with a 4-3 fit in each major) and can make a Club SLAM.

It's VERY HARD to bid though.

How many times to you grab a hand and have 25 HCP in it?


Board 30
East Deals
None Vul
A 9 7 6 5 3
A Q J 10 2
Q 6
10 8 6
K Q 10 4 2
7
A 5 4 3
N
WE
S
K Q 9 3 2
J 8
9 4 3
10 9 7
13
9    6
12
A J 7 5 4
K 8 6 5
K J 8 2
NTPar
N/S988129+920
E/W35513
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section QQ
5 N5 K4001.000.00QQ2-Louie-LowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard
3 NTS−1 K500.001.00QQ4-Satow-StockQQ3-Klein-Klein

Louie & Low made their GAME. Nice Going!

No trump can NOT be made with a Heart Lead! VERY NICE!


Board 31
South Deals
N-S Vul
A Q 9 6 4
A J 6 3
K 9 8 7
Q 8
Q 5 4 2
A K Q 10 9 6 5
N
WE
S
J 10 7 5 2
K 10 9 7 5 2
J 2
14
13    5
8
K 8 3
4
A J 10 6 3
8 7 4 3
NTPar
N/S6106104/3+500
E/W436/738
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section QQ
4 W−3 41500.600.60QQ4-Satow-StockQQ3-Klein-Klein
AveAve0.500.50QQ2-Louie-LowQQ1-Callaway-Hedegard

My table didn't get to play this hand as I had to attend matters in the other room!

This is an interesting hand. Playing with Clubs as Trump, with a Spade Lead
(Hint: Do NOT underlead an Ace against a Suit contract). If you are going to lead Spades against a suit contract, lead the Ace.

In this case, what Spade you lead does not matter as West is VOID in Spades.

On this hand, West should NOT draw any trump. Should ruff in the West hand, 1 trick: and immediately RUFF a low diamond in dummy; trick 2 Ruff another Spade in the West hand; trick 3, ruff another diamond in dummy; trick 4. Ruff another
spade in the West hand; trick 5. Draw trumps, Ace trick 6; King trick 7; Queen trick 8; ten trick 9; then lead a Heart (you will lose 1 heart and win one heart).
you will later lose two diamond tricks but score your 6 and 5 of Clubs.

The best defense for North is to lead a Club to prevent you cross-ruffing --- BUT North has no Clubs to lead.

One of the minority of hands where the declarer will NOT draw trumps right away.

I had fun today, hope you did too! Alan Hedegard


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP11.508.3011.808.40
Balanced Hands15161317
Voids3441
Singletons8795
Long Suits (>6)1120