- Tuesday Aft - November 19, 2019

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Field strength:  Mean: 1434 MP  Geomean: 987 MP
(based on 24 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Lyde McReynolds - William Shellooe 58.15 1st A 1.20
Judy Lesieutre - Lauren Upson 56.74 2nd A 0.84
Helen Rubin - Trulee Ricketts 55.93 3rd A 0.60
Ron Coffee - Ronald Loiacono 55.48 4th A 0.42
Jeannette Stern - Patricia Heller 54.52 1st B 0.48
Judith Ritchie - Leonard Chriss 54.44 2nd B 0.34
EVENT>Tuesday Afternoon Pairs  |SESSION>Tuesday Aft  |SECTION> A
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DATE>November 19, 2019  |CLUB NO.>161018    | 11/19/2019 16:07
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DIR> Doug Halleen    |RATING>Club Masterpoint (100%, 80%, 80% Open)|MOVEMENT>ONE WINNER
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AVE>   67.5 |TOP>   5 |MP LIMITS>None/1250/500  |CLUB>Fair Play
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PAIRS IN STRAT A=12/B=6/C=1                      ,---,-------------------------,------,---------,
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No Name                   Name                   |Flt|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Ray Boehne             Betty Jackson            A    .     .     .     70.80  52.44
 2 Trulee Ricketts        Helen Rubin              A    3     .     .     75.50  55.93  0.60(A)
 3 Douglas Halleen        Brad Dow                 B    .     .     .     61.50  45.56
 4 Marcia Phelps          Arlene Seckel            B    .     .     .     56.90  42.15
 5 Leonard Chriss         Judith Ritchie           B    .     2     .     73.50  54.44  0.34(B)
 6 Ronald Loiacono        Ron Coffee               A    4     .     .     74.90  55.48  0.42(A)
 7 Sharyn Siebert         Richard Papst            B    .     .     .     52.20  38.67
 8 Dennis Vanmiddlesworth Jackie Stewart           A    .     .     .     63.20  46.81
 9 Lauren Upson           Judy Lesieutre           A    2     .     .     76.60  56.74  0.84(A)
10 Lyde McReynolds        William Shellooe         A    1     .     .     78.50  58.15  1.20(A)
11 Ray Mok                Glenn Chee               C    .     .     .     52.80  39.11
12 Jeannette Stern        Patricia Heller          B    5     1     .     73.60  54.52  0.48(B)
                                          Totals                         810.00

Hands and Results
1 ♠A953
QJ8
A73
♣K52
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQJ7
2
QT98
♣J983
♠8
K97653
4
♣AQT76
♠T642
AT4
KJ652
♣4
14
99
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1♠  ♣3 ♥6 NT6
EW: 4♣ 1 1NT  ♦5 ♠5
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  2♠ N      A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
   90          4.00   1.00  1N N      A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
   50          2.50   2.50  2 E -1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A11-Mok-Chee
   50          2.50   2.50  4♣ E -1   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A7-Siebert-Papst
         50    1.00   4.00  2♠ N -1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.00   5.00  3♠ N -2   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 11Dbl1
22All pass 
  1. Negative Double

This week starts off with a difficult deal all the way around.

Auction: North deals and with 14 high card points and 8 losers opens the bidding 1. East has some choices holding K97653 and 9 hcp East would typically make a weak jump overcall with 2, but East also holds an nice club suit of AQ1076 so East can wait or in the auction here overcalls 1. South makes a Negative Double for spades and West with decent 9 hcp bids 2 his best minor and the one he would want on lead. North bids 2 and all pass. It is interesting to note North's opening bid of 1 kept in turn West from bidding 2 and East from making a dangerous bid of 3.

2 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E4K107
2. S49KA
3. E942Q
4. N2723
5. S10JA8
6. N5648
7. S6Q53
8. W837J
9. S6QA6
10. N85107
11. W99105
12. NJKAJ
13. S2K3Q
Made 3 — NS +140

Play: The play of the 2 contract is tricky. On opening lead declarer (North) realizes missing many spade honors KQJ it doesn't bode well to try to pull trump. Declarer decides to utilize dummy's weak trumps ruffing clubs, so wins the opening lead of the 4 with the K in dummy and immediately leads clubs up to the K finessing against the A. East wins the A and returns the 9 which declarer wins in hand and leads his first club to be ruffed in dummy. Declarer now leads the 10 from dummy which West covers and North wins in hand with the A and lead his second club to be ruffed in dummy. Declarer now leads a spade off dummy which West wins with the Q and shifts to diamonds. Declarer can now win the J A and still has 9x sitting behind West Kx, making 3.

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2 ♠9864
J
J432
♣QJ95
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠QJT5
K98
K987
♣87
♠AK
AQT53
Q6
♣AT63
♠732
7642
AT5
♣K42
5
919
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦4 ♥2 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 2 5 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -450 5-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        420    3.50   1.50  4 E      A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
        420    3.50   1.50  4 E      A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
        420    3.50   1.50  4 E      A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
        420    3.50   1.50  4 E      A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A7-Siebert-Papst
        450    0.50   4.50  4 E +1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A11-Mok-Chee
        450    0.50   4.50  4 E +1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
3 ♠AQJT3
Q7
53
♣AKT7
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠862
J98543
T72
♣9
♠974
T2
AKQJ4
♣854
♠K5
AK6
986
♣QJ632
16
110
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5♣ 1 1 5♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦6 ♥6 ♠0 NT0
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  520          5.00   0.00  3N S +4   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
  510          4.00   1.00  4♠ N +3   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A7-Siebert-Papst
  450          3.00   2.00  4♠ N +1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A11-Mok-Chee
  200          1.50   3.50  3♠ N +2   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  200          1.50   3.50  3♠ N +2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  150          0.00   5.00  3♣ S +2   A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
Pass1Pass1NT1
Pass22Dbl32NT
Pass4NT4Pass5
Pass6All pass 
  1. 12-14 high card points
  2. NMF or XYZ
  3. lead directional
  4. quantitative

Here is an ugly auction, not off to a great start this week.

Auction: South deals and with 13 hcp and 7 losers opens the bidding 1. North responds 1 and after South rebids 1NT North bids 2 as either New Minor Forcing or XYZ game forcing asking opener to further define his hand. East double of 2, an artificial bid, is lead directional. South should rebid 3 but in the auction here, rebids notrump, 2NT is a mistake. North with 16 hcp and 6 losers overvalues his hand and bids 4NT as Quantitative notrump bids and South bids 5 and North bids 6. While South's bid of 2NT was a bad bid, it should warn North off of 6 and North should pass 5.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W23J8
2. EQ675
3. E1069Q
4. N74Q9
5. S91010A
6. NA832
7. NK5J3
8. N39K8
9. S56A7
10. N72AJ
11. S68104
12. S24JK
13. SK5Q4
Down 1 — NS −50

Play: If East doesn't double 2 it will be hard for West to find a diamond opening lead, prob ably lead a heart. But the opening lead of a diamond gives East/West 2 diamond tricks, down 1.

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4 ♠9
985
Q987632
♣98
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠AQJ4
Q43
K4
♣AQT4
♠8732
KT6
AJ
♣6532
♠KT65
AJ72
T5
♣KJ7
2
188
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣2/3 ♥4 ♠2/3 NT2
EW: 4♣ 3 4♠ 5/4NT  ♦6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -660 5NT-E
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ E -1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
        110    3.00   2.00  2♠ W      A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ E      A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        300    1.00   4.00  3N S -3   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        620    0.00   5.00  4♠ E      A7-Siebert-Papst vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
5 ♠AQJ98
T
QJ3
♣AQ94
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠K754
AKJ83
75
♣KT
♠632
Q7542
T64
♣J6
♠T
96
AK982
♣87532
16
143
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 6♣ 6 1 4♠ 2NT
EW:  ♣0 ♦0 ♥6 ♠2 NT1
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +1370 6-NS/6♣-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  190          4.50   0.50  3♣ N +4   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A3-Halleen-Dow
  190          4.50   0.50  2♣ N +5   A12-Stern-Heller vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
  170          2.00   3.00  4♣ N +2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  170          2.00   3.00  3♣ N +3   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  170          2.00   3.00  3♣ N +3   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
  150          0.00   5.00  3♣ N +2   A11-Mok-Chee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 1Pass1NT1
Pass2Pass3
Pass32Pass33
Pass54Pass65
All pass   
  1. 1NT Forcing
  2. control in & slam interest
  3. control in
  4. no control in
  5. control in

In contrast to Board 3, here is a deal where North/South could get to 6m.

Auction: North deals and with 16 high card points and 5 losers opens the bidding 1. South responds 1NT Forcing F1 and West passes, waiting. North bids 2 and South bids 3. North bids 3 as a control in hearts, denying a control in diamonds and showing extra values. South bids 3 as a control in spades. North bids 5 denying a control in diamonds and South holding AK bids 6.

6 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E427Q
2. NA2104
3. N8325
4. S310Q6
5. NAJ5K
6. NJ685
7. N310A8
8. SK3104
9. S6J47
10. NQ687
11. S9K9Q
12. NJ57K
13. S9A92
Made 7 — NS +1390

Play: This is not a hard contract to play, declarer North has no alternative but to finesse for the K. In the play here a diamond is lead on opening lead North wins in hand to protect against a bad diamond split, Cashes the A and ruffs a spade in dummy to take the club finesse for the K. The play is easy after this North cashes the A dropping the K and J and runs diamonds.

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6 ♠542
AQT632
75
♣98
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠J86
984
AJ92
♣752
♠AK93
5
QT4
♣KQT63
♠QT7
KJ7
K863
♣AJ4
6
614
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3♣ 3/2 2♠  ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
 1400          5.00   0.00  5* W -5  A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
  140          3.50   1.50  3 S      A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A3-Halleen-Dow
  140          3.50   1.50  3 N      A11-Mok-Chee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
         50    2.00   3.00  3 N -1   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        100    1.00   4.00  4 N -2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
        140    0.00   5.00  3♠ E      A12-Stern-Heller vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
7 ♠6
KT732
AK32
♣T43
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT4
Q
T9765
♣AKQJ
♠AQ7
AJ98
QJ
♣9762
♠K98532
654
84
♣85
10
1314
3
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥5 ♠6 NT3
EW: 4♣ 4 1 1♠ 4NT
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -630 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        130    5.00   0.00  4♣ W      A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        210    4.00   1.00  2N E +3   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
        630    2.50   2.50  3N E +1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        630    2.50   2.50  3N E +1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        660    0.50   4.50  3N E +2   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
        660    0.50   4.50  3N E +2   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
8 ♠K85
QT
KQ65
♣AT53
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠J74
K7643
A72
♣98
♠3
A982
J943
♣KQJ7
♠AQT962
J5
T8
♣642
14
811
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦5 ♥3
EW: 1♣ 2 3/4  ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -300 4♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  140          4.50   0.50  3♠ S      A7-Siebert-Papst vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
  140          4.50   0.50  2♠ S +1   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  110          2.50   2.50  2♠ S      A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  110          2.50   2.50  2♠ S      A11-Mok-Chee vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
         50    1.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
        140    0.00   5.00  3 E      A12-Stern-Heller vs A3-Halleen-Dow
9 ♠KJ63
72
754
♣8764
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠T82
Q985
-
♣KQJT52
♠95
A643
AQ9632
♣9
♠AQ74
KJT
KJT8
♣A3
4
810
18
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 2/3♠ 2NT  ♣4/5 ♥4
EW: 2♣ 3/2  ♦5 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3♠-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  170          5.00   0.00  2♠ N +2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A3-Halleen-Dow
         50    3.00   2.00  4♠ N -1   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
         50    3.00   2.00  3♠ N -1   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
         50    3.00   2.00  2♠ S -1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        100    1.00   4.00  4♠ S -2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
        150    0.00   5.00  2N S -3   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
10 ♠6
KQ863
J75
♣A763
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠Q87
A7
KQ83
♣KJ98
♠J94
92
AT942
♣Q52
♠AKT532
JT54
6
♣T4
10
157
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 3♠  ♣4 ♦3 NT4
EW: 1♣ 2  ♥2 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +620 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  2N W -2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
  170          3.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A7-Siebert-Papst
  170          3.50   1.50  2♠ S +2   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  140          2.00   3.00  3 N      A3-Halleen-Dow vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  100          1.00   4.00  2N W -1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
        110    0.00   5.00  3 E      A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  PassPass
1NT12Pass4
All pass   
  1. 15-17 high card points

It is often hard to reach a game after the opponents have opened 1NT.

Auction: East deals and passes. Many with South's hand will open 2, but with 4 hearts many will first pass and wait with spades South can always get into the auction. West with 15 hcp and a balanced hand opens the bidding 1NT. Now to South's surprise North overcall 2 as natural. Many partnerships will have a systems bid to show hearts or show a major and minor, but it should not make a difference. South now has 12 support points for hearts and bids 4.

4 by North
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. E947K
2. N3210A
3. WJA24
4. N64A7
5. SK839
6. S10Q8J
7. N62J8
8. S5864
9. S33710
10. S2959
11. S10KQQ
12. NJA6Q
13. E55K7
Made 5 — NS +650

Play: With the lead of a club, East/West should always win a club, a diamond and a heart. But in the auction here East realizes North/South have gotten to game on shape not strength and leads a heart to shorten ruffing values and protect partner's values. This contract is easy to play, declarer (North) wins the first heart and while still has control of clubs leads a second heart knocking out the A. Now it is easy to set up spades for club pitches on spades.

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11 ♠K32
8
KJ7
♣AT7642
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠AQT96
75
AT96
♣Q9
♠J4
AT932
Q42
♣K83
♠875
KQJ64
853
♣J5
11
1210
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣6 ♦4 ♥6 ♠4 NT4
EW: 1♣ 3 1 3♠ 2NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  150          5.00   0.00  3N E -3   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A7-Siebert-Papst
  100          4.00   1.00  2 E -2   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
   50          2.50   2.50  3N E -1   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
   50          2.50   2.50  3N E -1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
         90    1.00   4.00  2 W      A3-Halleen-Dow vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        120    0.00   5.00  2N E      A11-Mok-Chee vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
12 ♠AJ42
762
-
♣J75432
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠98
AJ9
KQ532
♣AT9
♠KT
QT83
AT64
♣Q86
♠Q7653
K54
J987
♣K
6
1411
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦2 ♥2 ♠6 NT2
EW: 2♣ 5 3 5NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
        150    3.50   1.50  2N W +1   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        150    3.50   1.50  3 W +2   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A7-Siebert-Papst
        150    3.50   1.50  3 W +2   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        150    3.50   1.50  3 W +2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
        430    1.00   4.00  3N W +1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        800    0.00   5.00  3♠* S -3  A11-Mok-Chee vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
13 ♠AK8
3
98763
♣T853
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠975
KQT92
4
♣AJ74
♠Q42
A5
KT5
♣KQ962
♠JT63
J8764
AQJ2
♣-
7
1014
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠  ♣3 ♥5 NT4
EW: 3♣ 2/1  ♦4 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +110 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  200          5.00   0.00  5♣* E -1  A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  160          4.00   1.00  1* S     A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
        180    3.00   2.00  1N W +3   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        200    2.00   3.00  3♠ S -2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A11-Mok-Chee
        600    1.00   4.00  3N E      A12-Stern-Heller vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        660    0.00   5.00  3N E +2   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
14 ♠Q3
953
KQ8
♣97542
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠AKJT
A4
J954
♣T83
♠652
K87
AT72
♣AQ6
♠9874
QJT62
63
♣KJ
7
1313
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣4 ♦2 ♥5 ♠2 NT2
EW: 3♣ 5 2 4♠ 4NT
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -430 4NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N W -2   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
        130    4.00   1.00  3 E +1   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A11-Mok-Chee
        140    3.00   2.00  3♠ W      A12-Stern-Heller vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        400    1.00   4.00  3N E      A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
        400    1.00   4.00  3N E      A3-Halleen-Dow vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        400    1.00   4.00  3N E      A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
15 ♠J97
A864
AK85
♣KQ
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠T63
QJ975
-
♣JT863
♠Q52
K2
QJ632
♣975
♠AK84
T3
T974
♣A42
17
48
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 4 2 4♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣6 ♦3 ♥5 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  660          5.00   0.00  3N N +2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A11-Mok-Chee
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A3-Halleen-Dow vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A12-Stern-Heller vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
        100    0.00   5.00  5 S -1   A9-Upson-Lesieutre vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
16 ♠T5
A432
KQJ42
♣A2
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠K4
J9765
83
♣J873
♠QJ93
KQ
A75
♣Q964
♠A8762
T8
T96
♣KT5
14
514
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2♠ 2NT  ♣5 ♥6
EW: 1♣  ♦3 ♥6 ♠5 NT5
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  300          4.90   0.10  3 E -3   A12-Stern-Heller vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
  130          3.70   1.30  3 N +1   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  120          2.50   2.50  1N N +1   A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  AVE   AVE    2.50   2.50  Pass Out  A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A3-Halleen-Dow
  100          1.30   3.70  2 E -1   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A11-Mok-Chee
        100    0.10   4.90  3N N -2   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A7-Siebert-Papst
17 ♠A986
KQ5
J97
♣K83
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KT5
JT982
KT3
♣96
♠QJ74
643
A4
♣AQT5
♠32
A7
Q8652
♣J742
13
713
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2 2♠ 1NT  ♣6 ♦5
LoTT: 16 - 16 = 0
Par: -100 3*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
   90          4.90   0.10  1N N      A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A11-Mok-Chee
   50          3.70   1.30  2♠ E -1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
  AVE   AVE    2.50   2.50  Pass Out  A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        110    1.30   3.70  2 W      A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A7-Siebert-Papst
        110    1.30   3.70  2 W      A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        110    1.30   3.70  2 E      A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
18 ♠2
QJ7
AKQ65
♣QT74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠J83
AK64
T43
♣K52
♠T765
T83
J872
♣98
♠AKQ94
952
9
♣AJ63
14
111
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3 3♠ 3NT
EW:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3
LoTT: 13 - 15 = -2
Par: +600 3NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  630          4.90   0.10  3N N +1   A1-Boehne-Jackson vs A7-Siebert-Papst
  600          2.50   2.50  3N S      A12-Stern-Heller vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  600          2.50   2.50  3N N      A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A11-Mok-Chee
  AVE   AVE    2.50   2.50  Pass Out  A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        100    0.10   4.90  5♣ S -1   A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
19 ♠963
J954
K
♣AKJ65
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠AQT542
876
T3
♣T7
♠J7
KQ32
87654
♣92
♠K8
AT
AQJ92
♣Q843
12
66
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5/6♣ 3/5 3 -/1♠ 1/5NT
       ♠6/7
EW:  ♣1 ♦2 ♥4 ♠6 NT2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +920 6♣-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  490          4.50   0.50  3N S +3   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  490          4.50   0.50  3N S +3   A11-Mok-Chee vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  460          2.00   3.00  3N S +2   A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  460          2.00   3.00  3N S +2   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
  460          2.00   3.00  3N N +2   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        100    0.00   5.00  3N N -2   A12-Stern-Heller vs A7-Siebert-Papst

Fred Ferguson Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   1
21Dbl2Pass3
Pass5Pass6
All pass   
  1. weak jump overcall
  2. Negative Double

Here is another one of those deal where most pairs will play in notrump.

Auction: South deals and with 16 high card points opens the bidding 1 many will open 1NT. West makes a weak jump overcall of 2. North has options, North could bid 3 but with 12 hcp and 4 hearts chooses to first make a Negative Double. Many will have South bid some level of notrump, but in the auction here South bids 3 knowing that North can make a Western cuebid of 3 if that is the right option, and if in fact North does bid 3 then South will bid 3NT. In the auction here North bids 5 and South bids 6.

6 by South
TrickLead2nd3rd4th
1. W69QA
2. S23K4
3. NA237
4. N59Q10
5. SA1035
6. SQ568
7. SJ497
8. S9246
9. S41062
10. NK787
11. N53108
12. S8QJJ
13. NJKKA
Made 6 — NS +920

Play: The play for 6 is not hard. If West doesn't lead the A, then declarer (South) sets up diamonds for spade pitches, if West does lead the A, declarer set up diamonds for heart pitches.

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20 ♠97
AJ654
T4
♣T952
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠J8432
KQ87
87
♣QJ
♠QT65
3
AK52
♣A876
♠AK
T92
QJ963
♣K43
5
913
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1  ♣6 ♠4 NT6
EW: 3♠  ♣6 ♦5 ♥5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  100          4.00   1.00  4♠ W -1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A7-Siebert-Papst
        110    2.00   3.00  2♠ W      A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        140    0.50   4.50  3♠ W      A11-Mok-Chee vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        140    0.50   4.50  1♠ W +2   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
21 ♠KJT
KJ8743
-
♣K864
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠Q6
T96
QT863
♣A75
♠A842
Q2
K7542
♣Q3
♠9753
A5
AJ9
♣JT92
11
811
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 4 3♠ 1NT  ♦5
EW: 2  ♣3 ♥3 ♠3 NT3/4
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: +500 5*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  800          5.00   0.00  5* E -4  A12-Stern-Heller vs A7-Siebert-Papst
  170          4.00   1.00  3 N +1   A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A3-Halleen-Dow
  140          3.00   2.00  3 N      A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
    PASS       2.00   3.00  Pass Out  A11-Mok-Chee vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        100    0.50   4.50  4 N -1   A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        100    0.50   4.50  3 N -1   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
22 ♠J987543
T93
T7
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠K
QJ7
KQ94
♣87642
♠AT
86542
63
♣QJ93
♠Q62
AK
AJ852
♣AKT
1
117
21
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1 5♠ 3/4NT  ♣6
EW: 1♣  ♦4 ♥6 ♠2 NT3
LoTT: 18 - 19 = -1
Par: +450 5♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  450          4.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
  450          4.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  450          4.00   1.00  4♠ S +1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  420          1.00   4.00  4♠ S      A3-Halleen-Dow vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  420          1.00   4.00  4♠ S      A7-Siebert-Papst vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
  420          1.00   4.00  4♠ S      A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
23 ♠932
JT64
KT643
♣6
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠JT765
Q975
952
♣9
♠A8
K832
Q
♣AKQJT2
♠KQ4
A
AJ87
♣87543
4
319
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4  ♣4 ♥4 ♠6 NT6
EW: 3♣ 2 1♠ 1NT  ♦2
LoTT: 18 - 17 = +1
Par: +130 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  500          5.00   0.00  4♣* E -2  A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
  300          4.00   1.00  5♣ E -3   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
  150          3.00   2.00  2 N +3   A11-Mok-Chee vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
  100          1.50   3.50  4♣ E -1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
  100          1.50   3.50  4♣ E -1   A12-Stern-Heller vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
        710    0.00   5.00  4♣* E     A7-Siebert-Papst vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
24 ♠K
A8743
J96
♣KT83
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠QT87
65
T87
♣A764
♠AJ9542
Q9
A4
♣Q95
♠63
KJT2
KQ532
♣J2
11
613
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4  ♣6 ♠4 NT5
EW: 1♣ 3♠ 2NT  ♦3 ♥3
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +100 4♠*-EW-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  420          4.50   0.50  4 N      A7-Siebert-Papst vs A5-Chriss-Ritchie
  420          4.50   0.50  4 N      A12-Stern-Heller vs A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart
  300          3.00   2.00  4♠* E -2  A10-McReynolds-Shellooe vs A4-Phelps-Seckel
   50          1.00   4.00  4♠ E -1   A3-Halleen-Dow vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
   50          1.00   4.00  4♠ E -1   A6-Loiacono-Coffee vs A2-Ricketts-Rubin
   50          1.00   4.00  4♠ E -1   A11-Mok-Chee vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
25 ♠984
9872
KJ5
♣J64
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠A72
A53
643
♣KQT7
♠T653
KQJ4
AQ82
♣5
♠KQJ
T6
T97
♣A9832
5
1312
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣5 ♦3 ♥3/4 ♠3 NT4
EW: 2♣ 3 3 4♠ 3NT
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: -620 4♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  3N W -1   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A11-Mok-Chee
        150    4.00   1.00  2N W +1   A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
        600    3.00   2.00  3N W      A12-Stern-Heller vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        630    1.50   3.50  3N W +1   A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        630    1.50   3.50  3N W +1   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
        660    0.00   5.00  3N W +2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A3-Halleen-Dow
26 ♠953
KJ73
QT76
♣T6
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠QJ2
T
A853
♣Q9842
♠A
AQ542
K942
♣J53
♠KT8764
986
J
♣AK7
6
914
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♠  ♣3 ♦4 ♥5/4 NT4
EW: 4♣ 3 1 1NT  ♠5
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  110          5.00   0.00  2♠ S      A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
  100          4.00   1.00  3 E -1   A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        100    3.00   2.00  3♠ S -1   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A11-Mok-Chee
        110    2.00   3.00  3 E      A12-Stern-Heller vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        200    0.50   4.50  3♠ S -2   A7-Siebert-Papst vs A3-Halleen-Dow
        200    0.50   4.50  3♠ S -2   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
27 ♠AK5
8632
8743
♣87
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠JT9842
Q5
QJ52
♣6
♠63
AKJT94
9
♣AKJ5
♠Q7
7
AKT6
♣QT9432
7
616
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 2  ♥4 ♠5 NT5
EW: 3 2♠ 2NT  ♣6/5 ♦5
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: -140 3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract
  100          5.00   0.00  4♠ W -2   A2-Ricketts-Rubin vs A11-Mok-Chee
         50    3.50   1.50  4 S -1   A8-Vanmiddlesworth-Stewart vs A6-Loiacono-Coffee
         50    3.50   1.50  2♣ S -1   A4-Phelps-Seckel vs A1-Boehne-Jackson
        140    2.00   3.00  3♠ W      A5-Chriss-Ritchie vs A10-McReynolds-Shellooe
        230    1.00   4.00  3 E +3   A12-Stern-Heller vs A9-Upson-Lesieutre
        300    0.00   5.00  4* S -2  A7-Siebert-Papst vs A3-Halleen-Dow