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Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session October 30, 2017
Scores after  6 rounds  Average:   60.0      Section  MM  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  1   60.00   72.00  A   1                0.70(A)  Terry Handley - Joseph Howell
  2   54.17   65.00  A   2                0.49(A)  Jerry Cox - Scott Hanham
  5   51.67   62.00  C  3/4   1/2    1    0.30(A)  Walter Conley - S Stofle
  6   51.67   62.00  B  3/4   1/2         0.30(A)  Shirley Larsen - Barbara Sprenger
  7   50.42   60.50  C                             Fran Soskins - Louise Barnard
  3   49.58   59.50  A                             Janet Hedlund - Carol Sendell
  4   32.50   39.00  B                             Judith Perry - Richard Vreeland

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session October 30, 2017
Scores after  6 rounds  Average:   60.0      Section  MM  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  3   65.00   78.00  A   1                0.70(A)  Mary Stange - Richard Papst
  2   54.17   65.00  A   2                0.49(A)  Joe Norton - Stephanie Booth
  5   49.17   59.00  C   3     1     1    0.40(B)  Floyd Viau - Richard Sheere
  1   47.50   57.00  C         2          0.28(B)  Neville Kirby - Barbara Callaway
  4   47.08   56.50  B                             Jane Altavilla - Elizabeth Sebring
  7   45.00   54.00  B                             Anjalie Kulkarni - Marian Carrapeza
  6   42.08   50.50  C                             Bob Gore - Barbara Moxley

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
A Q
A 10 8 6 2
6
A J 7 5 2
10 9 5 3
K J 4
J 9 4
K 9 3
N
WE
S
K 7 4 2
Q
A Q 10 8 7
Q 10 4
15
8    13
4
J 8 6
9 7 5 3
K 5 3 2
8 6
NTPar
N/S56/59/857+140
E/W77475/6
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 N3 21405.000.005-Conley-Stofle2-Norton-Booth
2 N2 41104.001.001-Handley-Howell1-Kirby-Callaway
3 E−1 3502.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell5-Viau-Sheere
3 E−1 9502.502.506-Larsen-Sprenger4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 N−1 Q501.004.007-Soskins-Barnard6-Gore-Moxley
4 N−2 41000.005.004-Perry-Vreeland7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza

.
I didn't play these hands, BUT
When North opens 1 Heart and East DOUBLES (for take-out), I - as South - am going to re-evaluate my 4 HCP hand to SIX playing points counting my 4th Heart as +1 and
my doubleton as +1 and bid 2 Hearts. After that, I am going to PASS, having bid
my hand to the MAX!

North, having 15 HCP and a Singleton, could very well bid too high in hearts.

Maybe Conley & Stofle or Handley & Howell could tell us how they got to stop in
2 Hearts. That could be next weeks lecture!!!

Three diamonds is a nice contract over 2 Hearts.


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
10 5 2
10 9 4
K Q 10 7 6 5
6
8 6 3
Q 8 7 6 5
8 2
K J 3
N
WE
S
Q J 9 4
2
A 9 4 3
A 9 8 2
5
6    11
18
A K 7
A K J 3
J
Q 10 7 5 4
NTPar
N/S67896+110
E/W76447
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 NTS3 51505.000.006-Larsen-Sprenger4-Altavilla-Sebring
2 NTS2 51204.001.007-Soskins-Barnard6-Gore-Moxley
1 S1 2803.002.004-Perry-Vreeland7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 NTS−1 31001.004.001-Handley-Howell1-Kirby-Callaway
1 NTS−1 21001.004.003-Hedlund-Sendell5-Viau-Sheere
1 S−1 101001.004.005-Conley-Stofle2-Norton-Booth

.
Double Dummy hints that N/S can only make 6 tricks. I can see 7 (or 8 or 9) with any errors by defenders.

Those 6 tricks would be 3 Hearts, 2 Spades, and 1 Diamond. East will let South score 1
Diamond trick BUT, seeing 10 Diamonds is Dummy and his hand, once Diamonds are led ONCE, East should win the Ace the second time and lead a top Spade - knowing that Dummy can have no more than 2 Diamonds and then the diamonds are DEAD in dummy.

East can only lead Spades ONCE, to prevent south from getting to Dummy in Spades.
When in again, East must lead an a low club and wait for Declarer to deal with Spades.


Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A K 8 5 4 2
7 3
K 3
Q 6 2
J 9 6
A Q
Q 5
A K J 10 5 4
N
WE
S
Q
K J 10 9 6 2
10 9 7
9 8 3
12
17    6
5
10 7 3
8 5 4
A J 8 6 4 2
7
NTPar
N/S59493+140
E/W53849
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
5 W−3 A3004.500.503-Hedlund-Sendell5-Viau-Sheere
4 E−3 A3004.500.507-Soskins-Barnard6-Gore-Moxley
3 N3 81403.002.006-Larsen-Sprenger4-Altavilla-Sebring
5 W−1 K1001.503.501-Handley-Howell1-Kirby-Callaway
4 W−1 A1001.503.504-Perry-Vreeland7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
4 N−1 9500.005.005-Conley-Stofle2-Norton-Booth

Did any West open 1 NT????

I watched this hand ONCE, West opened 1 club and North overcalled 1 Spade. I agree with the 1 Spade overcall, (its a very good 10-5-2! 10 HCP, 5 or more Spades, and 2 of the top 3 honors!

East bid 2 Hearts!! which is NOT what I agree with. That bid promises 5 Hearts (otherwise you use a Negative Double to show 4 Hearts) AND PROMISES 10 + HCP when you bid 2 of a NEW suit! I can count and re-count east's hand and don't come to 10 HCP or even 10 "Playing points."

4 Spades came close but when it went down 1 was a very bad score for N/S!


Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
Q 10 8 4
A J 9 8 7
8 7 5
3
J 9 6 5
10 5
10 9 6 2
A 7 5
N
WE
S
A
Q 6 4 2
K Q 4
K 10 8 4 2
7
5    14
14
K 7 3 2
K 3
A J 3
Q J 9 6
NTPar
N/S89976+140
E/W5/44467/6
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 S3 J1405.000.006-Larsen-Sprenger4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 E−1 K1004.001.005-Conley-Stofle2-Norton-Booth
1 NTS1 5903.002.007-Soskins-Barnard6-Gore-Moxley
3 N−1 41001.503.501-Handley-Howell1-Kirby-Callaway
3 N−1 21001.503.503-Hedlund-Sendell5-Viau-Sheere
2 NTS−2 102000.005.004-Perry-Vreeland7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza

.
"Double Dummy" says 3 of a Major makes for N/S.

It worked for Larsen & Sprenger!


Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
10 8 5 4 2
6 2
7 4
A J 6 2
K 9 4
10 8 5
K 10 9 8 7 5 3
N
WE
S
A Q J
A Q 8
A Q 6 3 2
Q 4
5
6    21
8
K 9 7 6 3
J 10 7 5 3
K J 9
NTPar
N/S48532−400
E/W9/8581011
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
5 E−4 72005.000.005-Conley-Stofle1-Kirby-Callaway
4 NTE−3 61504.001.001-Handley-Howell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
5 E−2 31002.003.002-Cox-Hanham2-Norton-Booth
3 NTE−2 61002.003.004-Perry-Vreeland6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTW−2 21002.003.006-Larsen-Sprenger3-Stange-Papst
3 S−2 102000.005.007-Soskins-Barnard5-Viau-Sheere

Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
7 5 4 2
J 9 7 5
K J 3
8 2
Q J 6
A 10
Q 10 9 7 5 2
K 5
N
WE
S
A 3
K 3 2
8
A Q J 10 7 4 3
5
12    14
9
K 10 9 8
Q 8 6 4
A 6 4
9 6
NTPar
N/S35642−630
E/W1077911
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 E5 101504.500.502-Cox-Hanham2-Norton-Booth
3 E5 41504.500.505-Conley-Stofle1-Kirby-Callaway
5 E6 86203.002.004-Perry-Vreeland6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTW4 56301.503.506-Larsen-Sprenger3-Stange-Papst
3 NTW4 56301.503.507-Soskins-Barnard5-Viau-Sheere
3 NTE6 86900.005.001-Handley-Howell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza

Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
Q J 7 3 2
Q 8 4
A K Q J
9
A 10
A K 10 2
10 9 8 7 5
10 4
N
WE
S
K 9 8 5
J 7
4 2
K J 6 5 3
15
11    8
6
6 4
9 6 5 3
6 3
A Q 8 7 2
NTPar
N/S77765+90
E/W66667
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 N2 51105.000.005-Conley-Stofle1-Kirby-Callaway
1 NTE−1 61004.001.006-Larsen-Sprenger3-Stange-Papst
1 N1 4803.002.002-Cox-Hanham2-Norton-Booth
1 NTS−1 51002.003.007-Soskins-Barnard5-Viau-Sheere
3 N−3 J3000.504.501-Handley-Howell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 S−3 103000.504.504-Perry-Vreeland6-Gore-Moxley

Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
A 10 8 2
A 10 7 4
A 5 4 2
J
J
Q 9
J 7 6 3
A 10 8 7 5 4
N
WE
S
K Q 9 5 3
K J 3 2
10
Q 6 2
13
8    11
8
7 6 4
8 6 5
K Q 9 8
K 9 3
NTPar
N/S6/75673−110
E/W67/8769
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 E−2 K1005.000.001-Handley-Howell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 E−1 K504.001.007-Soskins-Barnard5-Viau-Sheere
PassPass3.002.004-Perry-Vreeland6-Gore-Moxley
3 N−1 K501.503.505-Conley-Stofle1-Kirby-Callaway
2 N−1 K501.503.506-Larsen-Sprenger3-Stange-Papst
2 N−2 21000.005.002-Cox-Hanham2-Norton-Booth

Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
Q
A K 7 3 2
A 10 9 8
Q 8 7
7 4
Q 8 6 5
K Q 7 5 2
5 3
N
WE
S
A J 8 5 3 2
J 4
6 4 3
10 4
15
7    6
12
K 10 9 6
10 9
J
A K J 9 6 2
NTPar
N/S11910/9812+920
E/W24341
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTN5 84604.500.501-Handley-Howell6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTN5 54604.500.502-Cox-Hanham1-Kirby-Callaway
3 NTN4 54302.003.005-Conley-Stofle7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 NTN4 64302.003.006-Larsen-Sprenger2-Norton-Booth
3 NTN4 54302.003.007-Soskins-Barnard4-Altavilla-Sebring
5 S6 74200.005.003-Hedlund-Sendell3-Stange-Papst

Likely bidding goes (maybe)!

North 1 Heart.
East overcall 1 Spade??? you are NOT 10-5-2 but with a 6 card suit, who knows.
South bids 2 Clubs (I do have 10 HCP and a nice 6 card suit.)
West? Pass.
North 2 Diamonds!
South 3 NT!

BUT - No South played 3 NT - so WHAT DO I KNOW!

What has bridge done for me lately?????

Some days, it's a DUMB GAME!


Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
A
K J 8 6
A 10 7 4
8 6 4 3
5
Q 7 5 2
Q 9 6 5
A Q 9 2
N
WE
S
10 4 3
A 10 4
K J 8 3 2
10 5
12
10    8
10
K Q J 9 8 7 6 2
9 3
K J 7
NTPar
N/S49434−200
E/W937107
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 S5 26505.000.001-Handley-Howell6-Gore-Moxley
4 S4 26203.002.002-Cox-Hanham1-Kirby-Callaway
4 S4 56203.002.003-Hedlund-Sendell3-Stange-Papst
4 S4 A6203.002.007-Soskins-Barnard4-Altavilla-Sebring
2 S4 21701.004.006-Larsen-Sprenger2-Norton-Booth
6 S−3 A3000.005.005-Conley-Stofle7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza

I'm staying out of this fight!


Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
9 5 3 2
K J 6
10 7 6 3
A 2
A Q 8 7
A 7 2
J 9 5 4 2
10
N
WE
S
10
10 9 8 5
K Q J 8 7 6 4 3
8
11    6
15
K J 6 4
Q 4 3
A K Q 8
9 5
NTPar
N/S886/583−130
E/W557510
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 N3 K1405.000.001-Handley-Howell6-Gore-Moxley
2 NTS2 41204.001.005-Conley-Stofle7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 S−1 10503.002.006-Larsen-Sprenger2-Norton-Booth
3 E3 A1102.003.007-Soskins-Barnard4-Altavilla-Sebring
4 E4 A1301.004.002-Cox-Hanham1-Kirby-Callaway
4 ×S−3 105000.005.003-Hedlund-Sendell3-Stange-Papst

I'm staying out of this fight too!!!


Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
K J 6 3
8 6 5
J 2
Q 9 7 4
A 10 2
J 4 3
Q 8
K J 10 8 6
N
WE
S
Q 9 7 5
10 7
K 10 6 5 3
A 5
7
11    9
13
8 4
A K Q 9 2
A 9 7 4
3 2
NTPar
N/S75856−110
E/W68577
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 E−4 22005.000.003-Hedlund-Sendell3-Stange-Papst
1 NTN2 51204.001.005-Conley-Stofle7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 S2 81103.002.001-Handley-Howell6-Gore-Moxley
2 E2 A902.003.006-Larsen-Sprenger2-Norton-Booth
3 S−1 J1000.504.502-Cox-Hanham1-Kirby-Callaway
3 S−1 A1000.504.507-Soskins-Barnard4-Altavilla-Sebring

With the HCP divided 20 - 20, It's nice to see the winners, Stange & Papst, make an error! (No dancing on the table tops!)


Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
A 7 3
K 10 9 7
6 3
A 10 8 6
10 6 5 4
A 8 6 3
A Q
K Q 5
N
WE
S
Q J 2
J 5 4 2
7 5 4
J 7 4
11
15    5
9
K 9 8
Q
K J 10 9 8 2
9 3 2
NTPar
N/S56587−110
E/W67856
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 E−2 J2004.500.501-Handley-Howell5-Viau-Sheere
1 NTW−2 62004.500.502-Cox-Hanham7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 E−1 J1002.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell2-Norton-Booth
2 E−1 81002.502.504-Perry-Vreeland4-Altavilla-Sebring
1 E1 9801.004.006-Larsen-Sprenger1-Kirby-Callaway
1 NTW2 71200.005.007-Soskins-Barnard3-Stange-Papst

Another hand with the HCP divided 20 - 20!


Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
J 6
Q 10 7 2
K J 8 5 2
10 4
Q 9 8 2
K 5
Q 6
K J 9 8 2
N
WE
S
10 7 5
J 8 6 4
3
A Q 6 5 3
7
11    7
15
A K 4 3
A 9 3
A 10 9 7 4
7
NTPar
N/S879114+400
E/W54/5428
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 ×W−2 K3005.000.007-Soskins-Barnard3-Stange-Papst
2 S5 21502.502.501-Handley-Howell5-Viau-Sheere
3 S5 81502.502.502-Cox-Hanham7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 S5 21502.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell2-Norton-Booth
2 S5 81502.502.506-Larsen-Sprenger1-Kirby-Callaway
3 S4 K1300.005.004-Perry-Vreeland4-Altavilla-Sebring

Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
A 9 6
J 5
K J 7
Q J 8 6 5
K J 4 3
10 8 4 3
Q 10 8 6
2
N
WE
S
Q 10 8 7
Q 6 2
A 5 3 2
K 10
12
6    11
11
5 2
A K 9 7
9 4
A 9 7 4 3
NTPar
N/S968611+600
E/W36572
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
5 N5 26005.000.002-Cox-Hanham7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
4 N5 71503.501.503-Hedlund-Sendell2-Norton-Booth
3 N5 A1503.501.506-Larsen-Sprenger1-Kirby-Callaway
2 S4 31302.003.001-Handley-Howell5-Viau-Sheere
2 E−1 7501.004.004-Perry-Vreeland4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 NTN−1 71000.005.007-Soskins-Barnard3-Stange-Papst

Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
A 2
A K 10 9 2
Q 10 5 4
8 5
Q 5 3
7 6 3
K 7 3
J 9 6 3
N
WE
S
J 10 6
Q
9 8 6 2
A K Q 7 4
13
6    12
9
K 9 8 7 4
J 8 5 4
A J
10 2
NTPar
N/S891085+420
E/W53157
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 N4 A4205.000.001-Handley-Howell5-Viau-Sheere
3 N4 A1702.502.502-Cox-Hanham7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 N4 A1702.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell2-Norton-Booth
3 N4 A1702.502.506-Larsen-Sprenger1-Kirby-Callaway
3 N4 A1702.502.507-Soskins-Barnard3-Stange-Papst
4 N−1 A500.005.004-Perry-Vreeland4-Altavilla-Sebring

Ignoring Handley & Howell, who won their direction, If you bid game, you don't make
it and if you do, you don't!

That's why we love bridge!


Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K 2
K 10 7 4 3
J
Q J 8 7 3
Q 10 9 8 7 6
A J
A 6
10 6 5
N
WE
S
J 3
Q 9 6 5 2
8 7 5 4 3
A
10
11    7
12
A 5 4
8
K Q 10 9 2
K 9 4 2
NTPar
N/S746810+130
E/W37643
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTS3 104005.000.001-Handley-Howell4-Altavilla-Sebring
2 NTS3 A1504.001.005-Conley-Stofle5-Viau-Sheere
2 NTS−1 8503.002.007-Soskins-Barnard2-Norton-Booth
2 NTS−2 61002.003.002-Cox-Hanham6-Gore-Moxley
2 W2 J1101.004.004-Perry-Vreeland3-Stange-Papst
3 ×S−2 33000.005.003-Hedlund-Sendell1-Kirby-Callaway

Did North open??? Do you count each of your 5 card suits as an extra "length point"?

If so, you open 1 Heart. Then, I can see South declaring 3 NT!

If North passes, How does South get to 3 NT with a Minimum hand across from a
passed hand?


Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
K J 5 3
J 9 7 5
K 8
A 10 7
9 8 7 6 2
A K 8 2
Q 6
9 2
N
WE
S
A 10 4
10 6 3
J 7 5
K Q 4 3
12
9    10
9
Q
Q 4
A 10 9 4 3 2
J 8 6 5
NTPar
N/S7678/78+90
E/W67555
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 S3 A1105.000.003-Hedlund-Sendell1-Kirby-Callaway
3 W−2 A1004.001.007-Soskins-Barnard2-Norton-Booth
2 W−1 5503.002.001-Handley-Howell4-Altavilla-Sebring
1 NTS−1 61001.004.002-Cox-Hanham6-Gore-Moxley
2 NTN−1 K1001.004.004-Perry-Vreeland3-Stange-Papst
2 NTN−1 31001.004.005-Conley-Stofle5-Viau-Sheere

Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
10 6 3 2
K 10 8
A 9 7
J 9 8
K 9 7
A J 7 4 2
10 6 5
3 2
N
WE
S
J 8 4
Q 5
K 4 3 2
7 6 5 4
8
8    6
18
A Q 5
9 6 3
Q J 8
A K Q 10
NTPar
N/S88778+120
E/W45654
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTN3 24005.000.005-Conley-Stofle5-Viau-Sheere
3 NTS−1 4503.002.001-Handley-Howell4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 NTS−1 4503.002.003-Hedlund-Sendell1-Kirby-Callaway
2 S−1 10503.002.004-Perry-Vreeland3-Stange-Papst
3 NTS−2 41000.504.502-Cox-Hanham6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTS−2 41000.504.507-Soskins-Barnard2-Norton-Booth

Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
10 9 5 3
A 10 6 3
8 2
A K J
A 8 7
8 7 5 2
A 6 4
9 8 6
N
WE
S
J 4 2
K J 9
10 9 7 5
7 5 3
12
8    5
15
K Q 6
Q 4
K Q J 3
Q 10 4 2
NTPar
N/S101010910+630
E/W33343
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTS4 56305.000.002-Cox-Hanham6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTN3 56003.002.001-Handley-Howell4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 NTN3 96003.002.005-Conley-Stofle5-Viau-Sheere
3 NTS3 26003.002.007-Soskins-Barnard2-Norton-Booth
2 NTS3 21501.004.003-Hedlund-Sendell1-Kirby-Callaway
3 N−1 51000.005.004-Perry-Vreeland3-Stange-Papst

IF North opens 1 Club (12 HCP and 4-4 in the majors). I can see how South gets to 3 NT.

If you don't, you get a bad score.
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If North passes, South opens 1 NT and after using Stayman and finding no "Golden Fit" in the majors, South bids 3 NT.

N/S have to get to GAME.


Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
6
A Q 7 4
K 9 8 6 5 4
Q 3
A K J 10 8 7
K 2
2
A 10 6 5
N
WE
S
Q 9 5 4 2
10
Q J
K J 9 8 7
11
15    9
5
3
J 9 8 6 5 3
A 10 7 3
4 2
NTPar
N/S2110101−450
E/W1111111
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 W4 94205.000.002-Cox-Hanham5-Viau-Sheere
5 W5 Q4503.501.503-Hedlund-Sendell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
5 W5 A4503.501.506-Larsen-Sprenger6-Gore-Moxley
4 W6 24802.003.001-Handley-Howell3-Stange-Papst
5 ×N−2 25001.004.004-Perry-Vreeland2-Norton-Booth
4 ×W5 46900.005.005-Conley-Stofle4-Altavilla-Sebring

Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
10 9 8 2
Q 3
Q 4
J 8 6 4 3
A Q 7 6 5
J 6
K 9
A 9 7 2
N
WE
S
K 4 3
A 10 7
J 8 6 5 3
K 5
5
14    11
10
J
K 9 8 5 4 2
A 10 7 2
Q 10
NTPar
N/S43745−620
E/W910698
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 W−2 32005.000.006-Larsen-Sprenger6-Gore-Moxley
4 W−1 31004.001.002-Cox-Hanham5-Viau-Sheere
2 W2 Q1102.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 W2 Q1102.502.505-Conley-Stofle4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 W3 Q1401.004.004-Perry-Vreeland2-Norton-Booth
2 NTE4 51800.005.001-Handley-Howell3-Stange-Papst

Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
J 10
A 8
Q 10 9 7 2
Q J 9 8
Q 6 5 4
9 6 4
A 4
A K 7 5
N
WE
S
A 8 7 3
Q 5 2
8 3
6 4 3 2
10
13    6
11
K 9 2
K J 10 7 3
K J 6 5
10
NTPar
N/S779107+140
E/W46336
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 E−3 103005.000.005-Conley-Stofle4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 E−2 102004.001.004-Perry-Vreeland2-Norton-Booth
2 S3 A1403.002.003-Hedlund-Sendell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 N4 21302.003.001-Handley-Howell3-Stange-Papst
2 E−1 101001.004.006-Larsen-Sprenger6-Gore-Moxley
PassPass0.005.002-Cox-Hanham5-Viau-Sheere

These HCP are divided 21-19 in favor of N/S.


Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
A Q 5 4
A K Q J 5 4
A 9 7
10 9 2
8 7 6
Q 8 6 3
A K 7
N
WE
S
K 8 7 6 3
9 3
K J
J 9 8 4
20
9    8
3
J
10 2
10 5 4 2
Q 10 6 5 3 2
NTPar
N/S86987+140
E/W46355
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
4 N5 24505.000.001-Handley-Howell3-Stange-Papst
4 N4 J4203.501.503-Hedlund-Sendell7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
4 N4 64203.501.506-Larsen-Sprenger6-Gore-Moxley
1 N5 A2002.003.005-Conley-Stofle4-Altavilla-Sebring
1 N4 31701.004.002-Cox-Hanham5-Viau-Sheere
2 N2 6900.005.004-Perry-Vreeland2-Norton-Booth

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Look at the leads, 6 different leads when the contract is in North.

One lead came from the "wrong hand", or the bridgemate made a mistake.
BAD Bridgemate!.


Board 25
North Deals
E-W Vul
Q 4
K J 8 4
A Q J 8 5
K 9
K J 8 7
Q 6 3
K 6
Q J 10 6
N
WE
S
A 10 6 5
10 9 5
10 9 7 2
7 3
16
12    4
8
9 3 2
A 7 2
4 3
A 8 5 4 2
NTPar
N/S9710109+420
E/W46334
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 E−3 A3005.000.006-Larsen-Sprenger5-Viau-Sheere
2 E−2 42004.001.007-Soskins-Barnard7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 NTS−1 10502.502.502-Cox-Hanham4-Altavilla-Sebring
2 NTS−1 10502.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell6-Gore-Moxley
3 NTN−2 51000.504.504-Perry-Vreeland1-Kirby-Callaway
3 NTS−2 Q1000.504.505-Conley-Stofle3-Stange-Papst

Board 26
East Deals
Both Vul
3
K J 6 3 2
7 4 3 2
10 9 4
Q 10 8 7 5 4 2
7 5
A
A J 5
N
WE
S
9
10 8 4
K J 10 9 5
K Q 7 2
4
11    9
16
A K J 6
A Q 9
Q 8 6
8 6 3
NTPar
N/S74754/5−110
E/W68578
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 W−2 22004.500.503-Hedlund-Sendell6-Gore-Moxley
3 W−2 22004.500.504-Perry-Vreeland1-Kirby-Callaway
3 W−1 31003.002.007-Soskins-Barnard7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
2 W2 101102.003.002-Cox-Hanham4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 W5 102001.004.005-Conley-Stofle3-Stange-Papst
4 S−3 A3000.005.006-Larsen-Sprenger5-Viau-Sheere

Board 27
South Deals
None Vul
J 4 3
10 7 5 2
Q 3
Q 9 5 3
Q 8 7 5
K J
K 9 2
K 8 4 2
N
WE
S
10 6 2
Q 9 6 4
J 8 6 5
J 7
5
12    4
19
A K 9
A 8 3
A 10 7 4
A 10 6
NTPar
N/S88889+120
E/W45554
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 NTS3 51505.000.002-Cox-Hanham4-Altavilla-Sebring
1 W−2 Q1004.001.007-Soskins-Barnard7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
1 NTS1 5902.502.503-Hedlund-Sendell6-Gore-Moxley
1 NTS1 2902.502.504-Perry-Vreeland1-Kirby-Callaway
1 S1 5700.504.505-Conley-Stofle3-Stange-Papst
1 S1 6700.504.506-Larsen-Sprenger5-Viau-Sheere

Board 28
West Deals
N-S Vul
Q 8 3
J 8
Q J 10 7 5
A K 2
2
A 7 6 5 3 2
A K 6
Q J 3
N
WE
S
K J 10 9 7 6
10
9 4 3
10 9 8
13
14    4
9
A 5 4
K Q 9 4
8 2
7 6 5 4
NTPar
N/S85766+100
E/W58676
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 W−3 A1504.001.002-Cox-Hanham4-Altavilla-Sebring
3 W−3 A1504.001.004-Perry-Vreeland1-Kirby-Callaway
3 W−3 A1504.001.007-Soskins-Barnard7-Kulkarni-Carrapeza
3 W−2 Q1001.503.505-Conley-Stofle3-Stange-Papst
2 W−2 A1001.503.506-Larsen-Sprenger5-Viau-Sheere
2 NTS−1 51000.005.003-Hedlund-Sendell6-Gore-Moxley

The HCP are 22-18 in favor of N/S. Did E/W "fight" over the Majors?

"Double Dummy" says E/W can make 8 tricks in Spades and
N/S can make 8 tricks in NT!

How Quaint!

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OK - OK - OK, I heard 5 people complain they had "BAD CARDS"!

Well, if you were EAST, you might have a "right" to complain as you had only an AVERAGE of 8.75 HCP. WAY below AVERAGE.

BUT, I bet ALL the other East's had your same cards! THAT'S WHY WE PLAY DUPLICATE!

We DON'T depend on the "luck of the deal"! EVERY other pair has a player that holds your EXACT hand also.

OK - OK - OK, if you were East and had to put up with those "terrible cards", I will give you a penny discount next week!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Just be sure to remind me next week! Alan Hedegard
Until next week, KEEP smiling and FINESSEING!


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP10.2910.7510.218.75
Balanced Hands10111211
Voids1211
Singletons1011713
Long Suits (>6)0122