- Thursday Aft - November 15, 2018

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Field strength:  Mean: 1060 MP  Geomean: 730 MP
(based on 40 players)
★ ★ ★  Masterpoint Winners  ★ ★ ★
Partnership Pct Rank MP
John Hullman - Malcolm Sprott 66.90 1st A 1.00
Joan Little - Steven Little 60.65 1st A 1.00
Konny Murray - Mary McCormick 59.72 2nd A 0.70
Alan Hedegard - Larry Slayton 58.10 2nd A 0.70
Marianne Van Gelder - Ronald Loiacono 57.64 3rd A 0.50
Incy Brooks - Wendy Castagna 57.18 3rd A 0.50
Judith Ritchie - Marion Keyworth 56.48 4th A 0.35
Joyce Newell - Tim Gillott 56.02 4th A 0.35
EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> F N-S
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DATE>November 15, 2018  |CLUB NO.>147082    | 11/15/2018 16:03
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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/1500/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=8/C=5                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Kathy Pfitzer            C    .     .     .     89.00  41.20
 2 Carol Maggipinto       Richard Wasserstrom      A    .     .     .    118.00  54.63
 3 Brad Dow               Judy Lesieutre           A    .     .     .     92.00  42.59
 4 Mary McCormick         Konny Murray             B    2     2     .    129.00  59.72  0.70(A)
 5 Beverly Gilfillan      Richard McCormick        C    .     .     .     92.50  42.82
 6 Barbara Alexander      Jean Lesieutre           B    .     .     .     94.50  43.75
 7 Fran Soskins           Susan Mazzei             C    .     .     .     87.50  40.51
 8 Ronald Loiacono        Marianne Van Gelder      B    3     3     .    124.50  57.64  0.50(A)
 9 Judith Ritchie         Marion Keyworth          C    4     .     2    122.00  56.48  0.35(A)
10 Joan Little            Steven Little            C    1     1     1    131.00  60.65  1.00(A)
                                          Totals                        1080.00

EVENT>Thursday Afternoon Pairs |SESSION>Thursday Aft |SECTION> F E-W
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AVE>  108.0 |TOP>   8 |MP LIMITS>None/1500/500  |CLUB>Cypress Dbc
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=10/B=7/C=3                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Tim Gillott            Joyce Newell             B    4     3     .    121.00  56.02  0.35(A)
 2 Alan Hedegard          Larry Slayton            A    2     .     .    125.50  58.10  0.70(A)
 3 John Hullman           Malcolm Sprott           B    1     1     .    144.50  66.90  1.00(A)
 4 Martha Hawley          Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .    107.00  49.54
 5 Nancy Borucki          Trulee Ricketts          A    .     .     .    112.50  52.08
 6 Kurt Schnebele         Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     60.00  27.78
 7 Jeannette Stern        Patricia Heller          C    .     .     .     73.50  34.03
 8 Glenn Chee             Scott Hanham             C    .     .     .    107.50  49.77
 9 Lauren Upson           Fred Quadros             B    .     .     .    105.00  48.61
10 Incy Brooks            Wendy Castagna           C    3     2     1    123.50  57.18  0.50(A)
                                          Totals                        1080.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠Q54
J62
8732
♣AQ4
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠AKT982
T5
AT
♣983
♠3
AKQ843
KQ96
♣52
♠J76
97
J54
♣KJT76
9
1114
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦1 ♥0 ♠3 NT1
EW: 1♣ 4 5 4♠ 2NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.00   1.00  3N E -1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Stern-Heller
   50          7.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          7.00   1.00  6 E -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F10-Little-Little vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        480    2.00   6.00  4 E +2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        980    0.50   7.50  6 E      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        980    0.50   7.50  6 E      F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass2Pass
3Pass4All pass

A spirited auction gets the afternoon off to a rousing start for EW. East will open and bid out her hand pattern. We show a 6 - 4 hand by opening our six card suit, then bidding the four card suit and finally rebidding the six carder.

West in the meanwhile will show her spades and game invitational values.

The partnership will settle into 4.

South had better lead a club else the defense will not win a trick. With the club lead the defense will take two tricks. On any other lead declarer will win, draw trump in three rounds, cash her high spades, ruff a spade. When the spades split favorably declarer has 15 tricks. (We know, she can only score 13 of them.)


2 ♠J4
854
QT652
♣QT7
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠T82
KJ63
J3
♣AJ93
♠A976
Q92
98
♣K852
♠KQ53
AT7
AK74
♣64
5
109
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 1♣ 1  ♦4 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          8.00   0.00  1N S +3   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  150          6.00   2.00  1N S +2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  150          6.00   2.00  1N S +2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  150          6.00   2.00  1N S +2   F10-Little-Little vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  110          4.00   4.00  2 S +1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
   90          2.50   5.50  1N S      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
   90          2.50   5.50  1N S      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Stern-Heller
        100    0.50   7.50  1N S -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        100    0.50   7.50  3 S -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F8-Chee-Hanham
3 ♠975
A865
982
♣A97
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AJ4
Q9742
T3
♣K63
♠T83
KJT
K764
♣542
♠KQ62
3
AQJ5
♣QJT8
8
107
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣3 ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +420 4♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  180          8.00   0.00  2N N +2   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F7-Stern-Heller
  170          7.00   1.00  1♠ S +3   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          6.00   2.00  3♠ S      F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  120          4.50   3.50  2N N      F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  120          4.50   3.50  2N N      F10-Little-Little vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  110          2.50   5.50  3 S      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  110          2.50   5.50  3♣ S      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  100          1.00   7.00  2 W -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F1-Gillott-Newell
         50    0.00   8.00  3N S -1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
4 ♠Q94
A963
JT2
♣Q42
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J72
Q8742
-
♣AJT93
♠A86
J5
A874
♣K875
♠KT53
KT
KQ9653
♣6
9
812
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 1♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT6
EW: 4♣ 2 1NT  ♦3 ♠5
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  3N E -2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  200          7.50   0.50  2N E -2   F10-Little-Little vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  130          6.00   2.00  3 S +1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          3.00   5.00  1N E -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  100          3.00   5.00  1N E -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  100          3.00   5.00  1N E -1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  100          3.00   5.00  2 W -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F7-Stern-Heller
  100          3.00   5.00  4♣ E -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        110    0.00   8.00  3♣ W      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
5 ♠T863
Q97
653
♣QJ6
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠A54
T854
4
♣AT743
♠K2
AKJ32
KJT2
♣K5
♠QJ97
6
AQ987
♣982
5
818
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦5 ♥1 ♠5 NT3
EW: 5♣ 2 6 2♠ 4NT
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -980 6-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  4 E -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F7-Stern-Heller
        420    7.00   1.00  4 E      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        450    4.00   4.00  5 E      F10-Little-Little vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        450    4.00   4.00  4 E +1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        480    1.00   7.00  4 E +2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        980    0.00   8.00  6 E      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
2Pass4All pass

East shows the strength of her hand by jumping to the heart game opposite her partner's min raise.

West will briefly consider moving forward. She holds a singleton diamond and a five card sidesuit. These are powerful aides for winning tricks. In the end West will pass quietly.

Declarer will win the opening spade lead in her hand to cash a high heart. She can then play a spade to the board to lead a heart taking the finesse. When this works she will take a third round of trump. Now East can plau her K, A and ruff a club establishing the suit.

She will surrender one diamond and ruff a diamond as an entry to dummy's good clubs.


6 ♠Q8
J7652
KJT5
♣87
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K7
AQ
AQ642
♣6432
♠96532
K84
7
♣AJ95
♠AJT4
T93
983
♣KQT
7
158
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 3♣ 1 2♠  ♥6 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -110 2♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.50   0.50  2N W -2   F10-Little-Little vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  200          7.50   0.50  1N W -2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  100          5.50   2.50  1N W -1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          5.50   2.50  3♠ E -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
         90    4.00   4.00  1N W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        100    3.00   5.00  2 N -2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        110    2.00   6.00  2♠ W      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        120    1.00   7.00  2N W      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F7-Stern-Heller
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ E +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F1-Gillott-Newell
7 ♠43
KQT973
KQ52
♣4
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠QJ7
84
43
♣AQT763
♠T9652
5
JT98
♣J98
♠AK8
AJ62
A76
♣K52
10
92
19
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4/5 6 1/5NT  ♣5/6 ♠6
EW: 1♣  ♦2 ♥1 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +1430 6-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1430          7.50   0.50  6 N      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
 1430          7.50   0.50  6 N      F10-Little-Little vs F7-Stern-Heller
  680          4.00   4.00  5 N +1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  680          4.00   4.00  5 N +1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  680          4.00   4.00  4 N +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  680          4.00   4.00  4 N +2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  680          4.00   4.00  4 N +2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  660          1.00   7.00  3N S +2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  650          0.00   8.00  4 N +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F10-Brooks-Castagna

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass4
Pass5ControlPass6
All pass   

South shows 18 - 19 HCPs and heart support with the jump to game. North's hand has gone up in value.

She may settle for game as she expects her partner to have wasted values in clubs since South opened 1. However if she is frisky and makes a move toward slam her side will be in 6.

There are 12 easy tricks on this board. Declarer has two spades, six hearts and three diamonds. She can ruff a diamond in dummy for her twelfth trick.


8 ♠65
K7
T862
♣J7653
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QJ9874
Q4
Q4
♣T98
♠A32
JT832
A73
♣AK
♠KT
A965
KJ95
♣Q42
4
716
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 1  ♥5 ♠4 NT4
EW: 2 3♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
   50          7.50   0.50  4♠ W -1   F10-Little-Little vs F7-Stern-Heller
        170    5.00   3.00  3♠ W +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        170    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        170    5.00   3.00  2♠ E +2   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        420    1.50   6.50  4♠ W      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
9 ♠J974
9
8
♣AJ96543
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠2
AKQT762
QJ753
♣-
♠AKQT65
J4
K94
♣K8
♠83
853
AT62
♣QT72
6
1216
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦1 ♥0 ♠0 NT0
EW: 5/6 5 4/5♠ 5NT  ♣4
LoTT: 20 - 20 = 0
Par: -800 7♣*-NS-4
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  6♠ E -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        500    7.00   1.00  6♣* N -3  F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        650    6.00   2.00  4 W +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        680    4.00   4.00  5 W +1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        680    4.00   4.00  4 W +2   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        680    4.00   4.00  4 W +2   F10-Little-Little vs F7-Stern-Heller
       1430    1.00   7.00  6 W      F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
       1430    1.00   7.00  6 W      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
       1430    1.00   7.00  6 W      F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
2Pass3Pass
4All pass  

North might have preempted 3 however she holds four spades and doesn't want to lose the suit if partner has spades as well. Unfortunately for North, East will open 1 and West will bid her hearts. East will then jump to show extra length in spades and extra values. West will bid the heart game.

We expect that many tables the partnership will continue toward the heart slam.

North has a choice of leads. If she leads her singleton diamond south will take the ace and return the suit. North will ruff and the slam will go down one. If North leads her A. declarer will ruff, draw trump and play a spade to dummy to discard her low diamonds. She can concede the A.


10 ♠J4
K9
JT964
♣AJ93
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠A96
A84
A53
♣K764
♠KQT3
765
K2
♣QT82
♠8752
QJT32
Q87
♣5
10
1510
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦5 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
EW: 4♣ 2 3♠ 4NT  ♦5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
  100          6.50   1.50  3N W -1   F10-Little-Little vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        600    3.50   4.50  3N W      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        600    3.50   4.50  3N E      F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        630    1.00   7.00  3N W +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        630    1.00   7.00  3N W +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        630    1.00   7.00  3N W +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F9-Upson-Quadros

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NTPass2Pass
2Pass3NTAll pass

East will inquire about a four card major and West will deny holding one. East will bid the notrump game.

The defense can establish South's hearts however South does not have an entry to her had. Besides we think it's unrealistic for North's opening lead to be the K.

North will likely lead the J. The board comes down to finding the J.

Declarer cannot afford to let North in twice else she will be able to establish and run her diamonds. We think West will duck one round of diamonds to sever communication between the defense. She will win the second round in dummy and lead a club toward her hand losing to North's ace. North will now play a third round of diamonds establishing the suit. West will win her A. She can now afford to take the club finesse. If it loses, South cannot return a diamond. If South has a fourth diamond the suit is splitting 4 - 4 and declarer is only losing two diamonds.


11 ♠32
98654
8654
♣T3
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q
AQ32
KT932
♣KJ4
♠A976
J7
QJ
♣AQ976
♠KJT854
KT
A7
♣852
0
1514
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣1 ♦1 ♥4 ♠6 NT1
EW: 6♣ 6 3 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -920 6-EW/6♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        170    8.00   0.00  3♣ E +3   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        420    6.50   1.50  5♣ E +1   F10-Little-Little vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        460    4.50   3.50  3N W +2   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        460    4.50   3.50  3N E +2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        490    1.50   6.50  3N E +3   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        490    1.50   6.50  3N E +3   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        490    1.50   6.50  3N E +3   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
        490    1.50   6.50  3N E +3   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F1-Gillott-Newell

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
PassPass1NTBalancingPass
3NTAll pass  

If South opens her hand we will have a very awkward auction.

West does not have a bid over the 1 and must pass quietly. North of course has nothing to contribute to the auction. East can make a balancing 1NT bid. Most play that this bid shows 11 - 14 HCPs. Usually East will have a more balanced hand. If she bids 1NT her partner will bid the notrump game. (West will not explore for a heart fit as she knows her partner does not hold four hearts. If East held four hearts she would have reopened with a double.)

South must make the magic lead of the K to hold declarer to 10 tricks. That will not happen. South is more likely to lead the J as part of an interior sequence.This gives declarer an extra tempo as the Q will win the first trick. Declarer can now dislodge the A and cash 12 tricks - two spades, one heart, four diamonds and fie clubs.


12 ♠982
K753
AT96
♣K6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J64
QJT
J542
♣AJ2
♠KQ53
62
K873
♣975
♠AT7
A984
Q
♣QT843
10
108
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 3 1♠ 1NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦5/6 ♥2 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   1.00  3 N +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  170          7.00   1.00  3 N +1   F10-Little-Little vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          7.00   1.00  2 N +2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  110          4.50   3.50  2 N      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  110          4.50   3.50  2 N      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  100          3.00   5.00  3 W -2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
   80          2.00   6.00  1 N      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        100    0.50   7.50  3 N -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        100    0.50   7.50  2♣ S -1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
13 ♠K97653
AK
72
♣J32
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠4
65
AKQT9854
♣K5
♠AJT82
Q98
3
♣Q976
♠Q
JT7432
J6
♣AT84
11
129
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦3 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4 3NT  ♣6 ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -500 4*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          7.50   0.50  5 W -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Stern-Heller
  100          7.50   0.50  5 W -1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        130    5.00   3.00  4 W      F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        130    5.00   3.00  4 W      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   F10-Little-Little vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        300    3.00   5.00  3♠ N -3   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        600    1.50   6.50  3N E      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        800    0.00   8.00  4♠* N -3  F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
14 ♠J763
K982
K976
♣T
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠A95
J75
J843
♣KQ4
♠Q
AQT643
A2
♣A863
♠KT842
-
QT5
♣J9752
7
1116
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3/2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 1 4 5NT  ♠4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  590          8.00   0.00  4♠* N     F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Stern-Heller
  100          7.00   1.00  5* E -1  F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        420    5.50   2.50  4 E      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        420    5.50   2.50  4 E      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        450    3.00   5.00  4 E +1   F10-Little-Little vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        480    1.00   7.00  4 E +2   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        510    0.00   8.00  4 E +3   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F8-Chee-Hanham

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Pass
1NTForcingPass3Pass
4All pass  

West makes a Forcing 1NT bid at her first turn with the intention of showing a Limit Raise with three card support at her second bid. East however will show extra values. (This may be an overbid as her Q may be of no value.)

Even if East bids 2 at her second turn the partnership will end in 4.

South may lead a spade. Dummy's queen will win the trick. Declarer will com to her hand with a club to cash the A discarding a diamond from dummy. She will then lead the J. North will cover and eventually win a heart trick, either by force or by ruffing a club.

Declarer has a second club loser and will make 11 tricks on this line.

If South selects a diamond or a club as her opening lead the defense will win three tricks as declarer will not be able to dispose of her diamond loser.


15 ♠K
75
A865
♣AT7653
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T94
AQT3
KQ97
♣84
♠AJ65
J92
J42
♣QJ9
♠Q8732
K864
T3
♣K2
11
1110
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣  ♦5 ♥4 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -110 2♠-EW/2-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
    PASS       7.50   0.50  Pass Out  F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F7-Stern-Heller
    PASS       7.50   0.50  Pass Out  F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        100    5.50   2.50  3♣ N -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        100    5.50   2.50  2♣ N -1   F10-Little-Little vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        110    3.50   4.50  2 E      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        110    3.50   4.50  3 W      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        140    2.00   6.00  3 E      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        200    1.00   7.00  2N N -2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        300    0.00   8.00  3♣ N -3   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
16 ♠KQ53
JT
J4
♣AJ875
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠A72
AK2
KQ7652
♣6
♠JT64
765
98
♣QT92
♠98
Q9843
AT3
♣K43
12
163
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♦6 ♠5 NT6
EW: 1 -/1♠  ♣5 ♥5 ♠6/7 NT6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: +110 2-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          8.00   0.00  3 W -2   F10-Little-Little vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  140          7.00   1.00  3 S      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  100          6.00   2.00  3 W -1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
         50    5.00   3.00  2N S -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F9-Upson-Quadros
         90    4.00   4.00  2 W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        110    2.50   5.50  3 W      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        110    2.50   5.50  1 W +2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        150    0.50   7.50  2N S -3   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        150    0.50   7.50  3♣ N -3   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
17 ♠QJ98
JT6
A742
♣95
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠K642
9832
853
♣K4
♠AT5
AQ54
KQJT6
♣6
♠73
K7
9
♣AQJT8732
8
616
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣  ♦3 ♥3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 4 3 2♠  ♣4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: -130 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  4 E -2   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
         50    7.00   1.00  4♣ S -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        100    5.00   3.00  4♣* S -1  F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        100    5.00   3.00  4♣* S -1  F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    5.00   3.00  4♣* S -1  F10-Little-Little vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        130    2.50   5.50  4 E      F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        130    2.50   5.50  4 E      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        300    0.50   7.50  5♣* S -2  F4-McCormick-Murray vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        300    0.50   7.50  4♣* S -2  F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 Pass1Pass
1Pass3All pass

East will invite game with her nice hand however her partner will demure and pass, settling for the partial.

The offense and defense will trade positional tricks.

North will lead the Q. (In today's game, players will frequently lead an honor from the QJ combination. Ideally they should also have the 10 however this lead is made frequently.) Declarer will win the trick in her hand and she will later finesse North for the J.

Declarer will return the trick to the defense. She will lead a heart to finesse the queen from dummy, losing to South. North will get a heart trick later in the play. The defense will get their two aces to hold declarer to her contract.

There are several interesting alternatives on this board.

If North divines to cash her A she can give her partner a ruff in the suit. Declarer will likely take the heart finesse so South will get a second heart. And North will win a heart trick later in the hand. The defense will get their A to set the contract. Don't expect to find this defense at the table.

Also do not expect declarer to play hearts in an unusual manner. She can cash the A and follow with a small heart. She';; later cash her Q to hold the suit to one loser.


18 ♠KT2
KT75
QT85
♣93
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠A53
864
62
♣AQ854
♠QJ76
J2
A973
♣K72
♠984
AQ93
KJ4
♣JT6
8
1011
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2  ♣4 ♠4 NT5
EW: 3♣ 3♠ 1NT  ♦6 ♥5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          8.00   0.00  3 S      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
   50          7.00   1.00  2♠ E -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F8-Chee-Hanham
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  F4-McCormick-Murray vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F9-Upson-Quadros
    PASS       4.00   4.00  Pass Out  F10-Little-Little vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        110    1.00   7.00  2♣ W +1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        140    0.00   8.00  1♠ E +2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
19 ♠AK
6543
5
♣AJT543
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠T8764
J
KJ974
♣62
♠32
AQ987
Q632
♣Q7
♠QJ95
KT2
AT8
♣K98
12
510
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 3 3♠ 5NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣1 ♥4 ♠4 NT1
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +460 5NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          7.50   0.50  3N S +3   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  490          7.50   0.50  3N S +3   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  430          6.00   2.00  3N S +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  420          5.00   3.00  5♣ S +1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  400          3.50   4.50  5♣ S      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  400          3.50   4.50  5♣ S      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F7-Stern-Heller
  130          2.00   6.00  2♣ S +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
         50    1.00   7.00  3N S -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        100    0.00   8.00  3N S -2   F10-Little-Little vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1NT
Pass3NTAll pass 

NS should get to their notrump game. The club game is safer however at matchpoints notrump usually produces a better score.

West must lead a diamond, a dangerous lead from her holding. (We expect most Wests to lead a spade.)

On the diamond lead, declarer must cash her winners as she cannot afford to relinquish the lead.
On the spade lead declarer has the timing to cash her winners and then decide whether to lead a heart toward her king. If she is right she can win an extra overtrick. We think most will forego this play and take two overtricks.

Of course when the time comes to play clubs declarer must find the Q. If she cashes the A first she will succeed. Should she cash her K first she must guess to drop the queen offside. With silent opponents the percentage play is to cash the AK.


20 ♠KT53
AQ4
QJT73
♣2
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠A92
KJ6
A52
♣AQ97
♠Q7
98532
86
♣K854
♠J864
T7
K94
♣JT63
12
185
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠  ♣4 ♥4/3 NT6
EW: 2♣ 3 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  3N W -3   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  200          6.00   2.00  2N W -2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  200          6.00   2.00  2N W -2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  200          6.00   2.00  2N W -2   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  110          4.00   4.00  2♠ S      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  100          3.00   5.00  2N W -1   F10-Little-Little vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        140    1.50   6.50  2 W +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F7-Stern-Heller
        140    1.50   6.50  2 E +1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        620    0.00   8.00  4 E      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
21 ♠J8
9652
J97
♣AQJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K7
AT3
AQT3
♣T962
♠5432
K4
K65
♣7543
♠AQT96
QJ87
842
♣K
9
136
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦5 ♥6 ♠6 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2 1NT  ♥5 ♠6
LoTT: 14 - 16 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          7.50   0.50  2 S +1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  140          7.50   0.50  2 S +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F7-Stern-Heller
  120          5.50   2.50  1N N +1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  120          5.50   2.50  1N N +1   F10-Little-Little vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  110          3.50   4.50  2 S      F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  110          3.50   4.50  2 S      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F1-Gillott-Newell
   90          2.00   6.00  1N S      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        100    0.50   7.50  1N S -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        100    0.50   7.50  3 S -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
22 ♠J4
K85
JT942
♣AT4
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠T953
Q76
K83
♣J52
♠Q6
AJT432
A5
♣Q86
♠AK872
9
Q76
♣K973
9
613
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2/1♣ 2 2♠  ♥5/4 NT5/4
EW: 2 2NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -100 3♠*-NS/3*-NS/3♣*-S-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          8.00   0.00  2♠ S      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
         50    6.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
         50    6.00   2.00  4 N -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
         50    6.00   2.00  3 N -1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    4.00   4.00  3♠ S -2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        140    2.00   6.00  3 E      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        140    2.00   6.00  3 E      F10-Little-Little vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        140    2.00   6.00  2 E +1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        170    0.00   8.00  2 E +2   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F3-Hullman-Sprott

Ed Antosz Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  11
2All pass  

South will compete however her partner will not support with two spades.

South will cash her top spades. She must not switch to a club. The club suit is frozen. Whichever side first leads clubs will forfeit a trick. If NS do not lead clubs, declarer will never win a trick in the suit. If they are first to play clubs declarer will win one club trick.

Declarer can get to dummy with the K to try the heart finesse which will work. This will give declarer six hearts and two diamonds.

Declarer is in the same situation which South faced. She cannot lead a club either. If she leads clubs she will not win a trick in the suit as the defense can play accordingly. However East is out of spades and diamonds and must lead a club from her hand after she has drawn trump. In the end she will only win the eight tricks identified above.


23 ♠K
KJT32
Q2
♣T8654
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠J76543
A5
T7
♣J93
♠QT8
Q84
AJ863
♣Q2
♠A92
976
K954
♣AK7
9
611
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1/2 3  ♠5 NT6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦5 ♥3 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          8.00   0.00  2 N +2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
  140          7.00   1.00  3 N      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  120          6.00   2.00  1N S +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  110          5.00   3.00  2 N      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        100    2.50   5.50  1N S -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        100    2.50   5.50  1N S -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
        100    2.50   5.50  1N S -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F8-Chee-Hanham
        100    2.50   5.50  4 N -1   F10-Little-Little vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        140    0.00   8.00  2♠ W +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
24 ♠T7
QT9854
Q2
♣AT2
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠AQ9
A63
JT964
♣74
♠K543
7
K875
♣J986
♠J862
KJ2
A3
♣KQ53
8
117
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3  ♦3 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2♠  ♣6 ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +100 3♠*-EW/4*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          7.00   1.00  3 N +1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  170          7.00   1.00  2 N +2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F7-Stern-Heller
  170          7.00   1.00  2 N +2   F10-Little-Little vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  140          5.00   3.00  2 N +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
         50    3.50   4.50  4 N -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
         50    3.50   4.50  4 N -1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        110    2.00   6.00  2 W +1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        130    0.50   7.50  4 W      F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        130    0.50   7.50  4 W      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
25 ♠KJ6
AQJT8
AT
♣753
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A983
3
J98
♣T9642
♠Q7542
942
KQ74
♣Q
♠T
K765
6532
♣AKJ8
15
59
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 1 5 3NT  ♠5
EW: 2♠  ♣4 ♦6 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 19 - 18 = +1
Par: +450 5-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  450          4.50   3.50  4 N +1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F7-Stern-Heller
         50    0.00   8.00  6 N -1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Upson-Quadros
26 ♠64
KT976
K7
♣T954
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠T732
8532
J94
♣Q8
♠AKJ5
Q
T832
♣KJ32
♠Q98
AJ4
AQ65
♣A76
6
314
17
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2 4 4NT  ♠6
EW: 1/-♠  ♣4 ♦4 ♥3 ♠7/6 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          7.00   1.00  3 S +2   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  200          7.00   1.00  3 S +2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  200          7.00   1.00  2 S +3   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F7-Stern-Heller
  170          3.50   4.50  2 S +2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  170          3.50   4.50  2 S +2   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F1-Gillott-Newell
  170          3.50   4.50  2 S +2   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  170          3.50   4.50  2 S +2   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  140          1.00   7.00  3 S      F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  100          0.00   8.00  2 W -1   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
27 ♠K98542
T983
-
♣Q85
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠Q76
Q7
K84
♣AJ743
♠AT
K642
AT52
♣962
♠J3
AJ5
QJ9763
♣KT
5
1211
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3/4 ♦5/6 ♥5/6 NT4
EW: 3♣ 1 3NT  ♥6 ♠6
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   50          8.00   0.00  3♣ W -1   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
         50    5.50   2.50  3♠ N -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
         50    5.50   2.50  3♠ N -1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F8-Chee-Hanham
         50    5.50   2.50  2♠ N -1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F9-Upson-Quadros
         50    5.50   2.50  3 N -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F7-Stern-Heller
        100    3.00   5.00  4♠ N -2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        130    2.00   6.00  4♣ W      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F1-Gillott-Newell
        150    1.00   7.00  3 S -3   F1-Block-Pfitzer vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        430    0.00   8.00  3N E +1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
28 ♠74
KQT942
743
♣J6
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠AK96
J765
AK986
♣-
♠85
A3
Q52
♣K95432
♠QJT32
8
JT
♣AQT87
6
159
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥5 ♠5 NT4
EW: 2♣ 4 2 2♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -400 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          8.00   0.00  5 W -2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
   50          7.00   1.00  3N E -1   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        130    5.00   3.00  4 W      F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F9-Upson-Quadros
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
        130    5.00   3.00  3 W +1   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F7-Stern-Heller
        150    2.50   5.50  3 W +2   F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        150    2.50   5.50  3 W +2   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
        400    1.00   7.00  3 N -4   F10-Little-Little vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
        430    0.00   8.00  3N W +1   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Chee-Hanham
29 ♠K942
K2
A86
♣K943
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠Q7
AQ983
K75
♣A86
♠653
JT54
J43
♣Q75
♠AJT8
76
QT92
♣JT2
13
154
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣4 ♦4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +140 3♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          8.00   0.00  4 W -3   F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Chee-Hanham
  200          7.00   1.00  3 W -2   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
  170          4.50   3.50  3♠ S +1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
  170          4.50   3.50  2♠ S +2   F4-McCormick-Murray vs F7-Stern-Heller
  170          4.50   3.50  2♠ S +2   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F9-Upson-Quadros
  170          4.50   3.50  2♠ S +2   F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
  140          1.00   7.00  3♠ S      F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
  140          1.00   7.00  3♠ S      F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
  140          1.00   7.00  2♠ S +1   F10-Little-Little vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
30 ♠T5
K3
A4
♣AKT9854
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠K2
AQ8654
Q52
♣Q7
♠AJ93
T72
KJT9
♣63
♠Q8764
J9
8763
♣J2
14
139
4
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 2NT  ♦4 ♥4 ♠6
EW: 2 3  ♣4/5 ♠6 NT4/5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -100 3NT*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  400          8.00   0.00  3N N      F4-McCormick-Murray vs F7-Stern-Heller
   50          6.00   2.00  4 W -1   F3-Dow-Lesieutre vs F5-Borucki-Ricketts
   50          6.00   2.00  4 W -1   F6-Alexander-Lesieutre vs F2-Hedegard-Slayton
   50          6.00   2.00  4 W -1   F10-Little-Little vs F10-Brooks-Castagna
         50    3.50   4.50  4♣ N -1   F5-Gilfillan-McCormick vs F9-Upson-Quadros
         50    3.50   4.50  4♣ N -1   F8-Loiacono-Van Gelder vs F6-Schnebele-Seckel
        100    2.00   6.00  4♣* N -1  F2-Maggipinto-Wasserstrom vs F3-Hullman-Sprott
        140    0.50   7.50  3 W      F7-Soskins-Mazzei vs F4-Hawley-Stewart
        140    0.50   7.50  3 W      F9-Ritchie-Keyworth vs F8-Chee-Hanham