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Let me know your thoughts on the noise level in our game!  email me at "thejudge@gotnet.net



               Nice Game -  Mary & Janet   and Walter & Rod

           New Results after correcting a score on board 1.
Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session July 24, 2017
Scores after  8 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  MM  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  4   58.93   99.00  C   1     1     1    0.80(A)  Walter Conley - S Stofle
  1   57.74   97.00  A   2                0.56(A)  Terry Handley - Joseph Howell
  7   53.87   90.50  B   3     2          0.40(A)  Jeannette Stern - Carol Sendell
  3   49.70   83.50  B                             Joan Roberts - Joe Norton
  8   48.21   81.00  C                             Elizabeth Sebring - Judith Perry
  5   47.62   80.00  B                             Shirley Larsen - Barbara Sprenger
  6   44.05   74.00  C                             Alicia Greenan - Harriet Sundblad
  2   39.88   67.00  A                             Debeliah Anthony - Richard Vreeland

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session July 24, 2017
Scores after  8 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  MM  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs     
                         A     B     C  
  5   62.80  105.50  A   1                0.80(A)  Mary Stange - Janet Hedlund
  1   58.33   98.00  A   2                0.56(A)  Richard Papst - Jerry Cox
  4   53.87   90.50  C   3     1     1    0.40(A)  Louise Barnard - Fran Soskins
  2   52.38   88.00  C         2     2    0.25(B)  Neville Kirby - Barbara Callaway
  3   48.51   81.50  C                             Floyd Viau - Richard Sheere
  7   41.96   70.50  B                             Marian Carrapeza - Anjalie Kulkarni
  8   41.37   69.50  A                             Jane Altavilla - Alan Hedegard
  6   40.77   68.50  C                             Pamela Lawther - Bob Gore


----------------------old results---------------------------------------------------------
----------------first results  before the correction was made.----------------------------
Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session July 24, 2017
Scores after  8 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  MM  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  4   58.63   98.50  C   1     1     1    0.80(A)  Walter Conley - S Stofle
  1   57.44   96.50  A   2                0.56(A)  Terry Handley - Joseph Howell
  7   54.46   91.50  B   3     2          0.40(A)  Jeannette Stern - Carol Sendell
  3   49.70   83.50  B         3          0.25(B)  Joan Roberts - Joe Norton
  8   48.21   81.00  C               2    0.20(C)  Elizabeth Sebring - Judith Perry
  5   47.62   80.00  B                             Shirley Larsen - Barbara Sprenger
  6   44.05   74.00  C                             Alicia Greenan - Harriet Sundblad
  2   39.88   67.00  A                             Debeliah Anthony - Richard Vreeland

Monday Morning Pairs Monday Morn Session July 24, 2017
Scores after  8 rounds  Average:   84.0      Section  MM  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C
  5   62.80  105.50  A   1                0.80(A)  Mary Stange - Janet Hedlund
  1   58.63   98.50  A   2                0.56(A)  Richard Papst - Jerry Cox
  4   53.87   90.50  C   3     1     1    0.40(A)  Louise Barnard - Fran Soskins
  2   52.38   88.00  C         2     2    0.25(B)  Neville Kirby - Barbara Callaway
  3   48.51   81.50  C                             Floyd Viau - Richard Sheere
  7   42.26   71.00  B                             Marian Carrapeza - Anjalie Kulkarni
  8   41.37   69.50  A                             Jane Altavilla - Alan Hedegard
  6   40.18   67.50  C                             Pamela Lawther - Bob Gore

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Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
K Q
7 2
Q 4 2
A K Q J 8 6
2
A Q 5
A K 10 9 8 3
10 5 4
N
WE
S
9 7 6 5
K J 10 3
6 5
7 3 2
17
13    4
6
A J 10 8 4 3
9 8 6 4
J 7
9
NTPar
N/S79559+140
E/W11681
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
×S5 A6507.000.003-Roberts-Norton5-Stange-Hedlund
3 NTN5 24606.001.002-Anthony-Vreeland3-Viau-Sheere
S5 A4505.002.008-Sebring-Perry8-Altavilla-Hedegard
N6 51704.003.005-Larsen-Sprenger2-Kirby-Callaway
2 NTN3 31503.004.006-Greenan-Sundblad4-Barnard-Soskins
E−1 A502.005.007-Stern-Sendell6-Lawther-Gore
N−1 6500.506.501-Handley-Howell1-Papst-Cox
N−1 5500.506.504-Conley-Stofle7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

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If E/W double 5 Spades, you might take the Ace & King of Diamonds, but you can't lead a 3rd as you know partner AND South are OUT!. You have to take your Ace of Hearts, East signals HIGH and gets the King, and then must lead the second Diamond if the King has not been cashed. Spades should only make 3!

It's hard to believe East bid 4 Spades and went down only One! (With the Ace of Diamonds led)
I'm changing that bid to South bidding 4 Spades and being down 1.


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Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
J 9
K J 9 7 6 3
K J 6 3 2
Q 8 7 5 2
10 6 5 4 3
8
7 4
N
WE
S
K 10 6 4 3
K J 7
Q 4
A Q 9
9
2    15
14
A
A Q 9 8 2
A 10 5 2
10 8 5
NTPar
N/S85611/1010+500
E/W58622
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
×N5 Q7506.500.501-Handley-Howell1-Papst-Cox
×N5 A7506.500.504-Conley-Stofle7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
×E−3 A5005.002.007-Stern-Sendell6-Lawther-Gore
2 NTN3 31503.503.502-Anthony-Vreeland3-Viau-Sheere
N5 K1503.503.508-Sebring-Perry8-Altavilla-Hedegard
E−1 A502.005.006-Greenan-Sundblad4-Barnard-Soskins
E3 31400.506.503-Roberts-Norton5-Stange-Hedlund
E3 A1400.506.505-Larsen-Sprenger2-Kirby-Callaway

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Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
A 7 4 2
K
Q 7 5 4 3 2
8 6
K 10 9 3
A
A 10 9 6
J 7 4 2
N
WE
S
J 8 6
8 6 5 3
K 8
A K 10 9
9
12    11
8
Q 5
Q J 10 9 7 4 2
J
Q 5 3
NTPar
N/S33732−600
E/W996/51011
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−1 51006.500.505-Larsen-Sprenger2-Kirby-Callaway
E−1 J1006.500.507-Stern-Sendell6-Lawther-Gore
S−1 3505.002.004-Conley-Stofle7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−2 101003.503.501-Handley-Howell1-Papst-Cox
×S−1 21003.503.508-Sebring-Perry8-Altavilla-Hedegard
E3 Q1102.005.003-Roberts-Norton5-Stange-Hedlund
E5 21501.006.006-Greenan-Sundblad4-Barnard-Soskins
N−4 A2000.007.002-Anthony-Vreeland3-Viau-Sheere

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Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A 4 3 2
A 6 2
5 4 2
J 10 2
J 5
K J 10 9 4
9 8 7 3
Q 3
N
WE
S
K 8 7 6
Q 5 3
10
9 8 6 5 4
9
7    5
19
Q 10 9
8 7
A K Q J 6
A K 7
NTPar
N/S10107118+630
E/W23525
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTN5 66607.000.004-Conley-Stofle6-Lawther-Gore
3 NTS4 J6305.002.001-Handley-Howell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTS4 J6305.002.003-Roberts-Norton4-Barnard-Soskins
3 NTS4 J6305.002.008-Sebring-Perry7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
N3 101403.004.006-Greenan-Sundblad3-Viau-Sheere
S3 J1102.005.007-Stern-Sendell5-Stange-Hedlund
S−2 J2001.006.005-Larsen-Sprenger1-Papst-Cox
N−3 103000.007.002-Anthony-Vreeland2-Kirby-Callaway

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Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
A 3 2
5 3
6 4 3 2
J 10 8 4
K Q 10
A Q 10 6
A K 10 9 8 5
N
WE
S
7 6 4
J 7 4
J 7
A K Q 9 6
5
18    11
6
J 9 8 5
K 9 8 2
Q
7 5 3 2
NTPar
N/S12/31/212/3−990
E/W1210101210
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W6 J1707.000.003-Roberts-Norton4-Barnard-Soskins
2 NTW5 42106.001.006-Greenan-Sundblad3-Viau-Sheere
3 NTW4 44304.502.504-Conley-Stofle6-Lawther-Gore
3 NTW4 54304.502.508-Sebring-Perry7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTW5 44602.005.001-Handley-Howell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTE5 54602.005.005-Larsen-Sprenger1-Papst-Cox
3 NTW5 J4602.005.007-Stern-Sendell5-Stange-Hedlund
W6 J4800.007.002-Anthony-Vreeland2-Kirby-Callaway

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Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K J 8 7 6 4
5 4 3
J 6
8 6
9
K Q 9 6 2
A 8 4 3
K J 4
N
WE
S
A Q 3
A J 7
K 10 7
A 10 5 2
5
13    18
4
10 5 2
10 8
Q 9 5 2
Q 9 7 3
NTPar
N/S04011−2220
E/W139131212
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−1 31007.000.008-Sebring-Perry7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E5 26506.001.001-Handley-Howell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTE5 36604.003.004-Conley-Stofle6-Lawther-Gore
3 NTE5 26604.003.006-Greenan-Sundblad3-Viau-Sheere
3 NTE5 26604.003.007-Stern-Sendell5-Stange-Hedlund
W6 86802.005.002-Anthony-Vreeland2-Kirby-Callaway
3 NTE7 27201.006.005-Larsen-Sprenger1-Papst-Cox
6 NTE6 214400.007.003-Roberts-Norton4-Barnard-Soskins

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Barnard & Soskins found the SLAM! NICE!


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Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
K
A 4 3
A 9 7 3
9 7 4 3 2
A Q J 8 4
J 10 6
J 10 5
K 8
N
WE
S
10 7 5 3 2
8 5
8 6 2
A J 5
11
12    5
12
9 6
K Q 9 7 2
K Q 4
Q 10 6
NTPar
N/S65999+140
E/W48443
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S4 Q6207.000.002-Anthony-Vreeland1-Papst-Cox
W−2 A2005.501.505-Larsen-Sprenger8-Altavilla-Hedegard
W−2 A2005.501.506-Greenan-Sundblad2-Kirby-Callaway
S3 J1404.003.007-Stern-Sendell4-Barnard-Soskins
1 NTN−1 31002.005.003-Roberts-Norton3-Viau-Sheere
S−1 J1002.005.004-Conley-Stofle5-Stange-Hedlund
S−1 A1002.005.008-Sebring-Perry6-Lawther-Gore
W2 A1100.007.001-Handley-Howell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni

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Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
A Q 9
7
Q 10 8
A 9 7 5 4 3
K 10 8 3 2
10 8 3 2
A 4
K 2
N
WE
S
J 7 6
9 5 4
J 7 6 5 3
8 6
12
10    2
16
5 4
A K Q J 6
K 9 2
Q J 10
NTPar
N/S129121012+990
E/W04030
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTN6 94907.000.004-Conley-Stofle5-Stange-Hedlund
S6 A4805.501.501-Handley-Howell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S6 A4805.501.503-Roberts-Norton3-Viau-Sheere
N6 J4204.003.002-Anthony-Vreeland1-Papst-Cox
N5 J4003.004.007-Stern-Sendell4-Barnard-Soskins
S5 A2002.005.005-Larsen-Sprenger8-Altavilla-Hedegard
2 NTS3 31501.006.006-Greenan-Sundblad2-Kirby-Callaway
×S−1 A1000.007.008-Sebring-Perry6-Lawther-Gore

.
Conley & Stofle made 6 at 3 NT by North. The lead looks funny but they got a TOP! NICE!


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Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
J 10 7
Q J 10 5
9 7 2
K 9 6
Q 9 5 2
8 2
A Q J
A 7 4 2
N
WE
S
6 4
A K 9 4 3
10 5
Q J 8 5
7
13    10
10
A K 8 3
7 6
K 8 6 4 3
10 3
NTPar
N/S44452/3−140
E/W889710
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−2 A2007.000.006-Greenan-Sundblad2-Kirby-Callaway
E−1 A1006.001.005-Larsen-Sprenger8-Altavilla-Hedegard
1 NTN−1 5505.002.002-Anthony-Vreeland1-Papst-Cox
W3 Q1103.503.501-Handley-Howell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E2 A1103.503.508-Sebring-Perry6-Lawther-Gore
W4 Q1302.005.007-Stern-Sendell4-Barnard-Soskins
E3 31401.006.004-Conley-Stofle5-Stange-Hedlund
S−3 21500.007.003-Roberts-Norton3-Viau-Sheere

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Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
Q 4 3
9 6 2
8 5 4
A 6 4 2
A 9 6 5
A K
K J
K Q 8 7 5
N
WE
S
10 8 7
Q J 4 3
A 10 9 3 2
9
6
20    7
7
K J 2
10 8 7 5
Q 7 6
J 10 3
NTPar
N/S4331/24−600
E/W999109
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−2 92007.000.004-Conley-Stofle4-Barnard-Soskins
E−1 J1005.501.503-Roberts-Norton2-Kirby-Callaway
3 NTW−1 21005.501.507-Stern-Sendell3-Viau-Sheere
3 NTW3 26003.503.501-Handley-Howell6-Lawther-Gore
3 NTW3 66003.503.502-Anthony-Vreeland8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTW4 26301.505.505-Larsen-Sprenger7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTW4 A6301.505.508-Sebring-Perry5-Stange-Hedlund
3 NTW5 26600.007.006-Greenan-Sundblad1-Papst-Cox

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Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
9 8
Q 7 6 5
K J 2
K Q J 8
7 4
A 10 8
A 9 7 4
A 7 5 4
N
WE
S
A 6 5
K 3 2
Q 8 6 3
9 6 2
12
12    9
7
K Q J 10 3 2
J 9 4
10 5
10 3
NTPar
N/S68756+100
E/W75687
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S2 91106.001.001-Handley-Howell6-Lawther-Gore
S2 81106.001.007-Stern-Sendell3-Viau-Sheere
S2 A1106.001.008-Sebring-Perry5-Stange-Hedlund
1 NTE−2 K1004.003.005-Larsen-Sprenger7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−1 8502.504.503-Roberts-Norton2-Kirby-Callaway
S−1 4502.504.504-Conley-Stofle4-Barnard-Soskins
W2 K900.506.502-Anthony-Vreeland8-Altavilla-Hedegard
1 NTE1 2900.506.506-Greenan-Sundblad1-Papst-Cox

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HCP are split 19-21 - a battle for a "part score".

Spades usually win - being the "BOSS" suit. But don't go too HIGH!


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Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
8 6 5 4
8 6 2
Q 9
K 9 6 3
J 3
7 4
K J 8 6 4
10 8 7 2
N
WE
S
K Q 10 9
A 3
A 10 5 3 2
Q J
5
5    16
14
A 7 2
K Q J 10 9 5
7
A 5 4
NTPar
N/S44836−110
E/W67597
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S4 31707.000.001-Handley-Howell6-Lawther-Gore
S3 81406.001.006-Greenan-Sundblad1-Papst-Cox
S2 J1105.002.003-Roberts-Norton2-Kirby-Callaway
S−1 71003.503.502-Anthony-Vreeland8-Altavilla-Hedegard
S−1 K1003.503.507-Stern-Sendell3-Viau-Sheere
E4 A1302.005.005-Larsen-Sprenger7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−2 K2000.506.504-Conley-Stofle4-Barnard-Soskins
S−2 K2000.506.508-Sebring-Perry5-Stange-Hedlund

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Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
8 7 5
5
K 10 7 4 2
10 7 5 2
Q 4 3
10 8 7 3
A 8 3
J 6 3
N
WE
S
A K J
A J 2
Q J 9 6 5
A 4
3
7    20
10
10 9 6 2
K Q 9 6 4
K Q 9 8
NTPar
N/S45546−600
E/W98/7896
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−3 A3007.000.005-Larsen-Sprenger6-Lawther-Gore
3 NTE−1 21006.001.004-Conley-Stofle3-Viau-Sheere
2 NTW2 21205.002.008-Sebring-Perry4-Barnard-Soskins
2 NTE3 91504.003.007-Stern-Sendell2-Kirby-Callaway
3 NTE3 86002.504.502-Anthony-Vreeland7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTE3 86002.504.506-Greenan-Sundblad8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTE4 66300.506.501-Handley-Howell5-Stange-Hedlund
3 NTW4 K6300.506.503-Roberts-Norton1-Papst-Cox

.
The bottom two lines can't both be correct, unless there was a lead out of turn because South
holds both the 6 and King of Hearts but East played once and West played once.
.
Pay attention when entering info on the Bridgemate!

And how many people who "approve" the score look to see if the Board # & Declarer are correct? Too few I think.


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Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
A K 7 6 4 2
6 5 3
3
K Q 6
J 10 9 3
J
K Q 9 6
J 7 5 4
N
WE
S
Q 5
K Q 10 9 8 7 4 2
4
9 8
12
8    7
13
8
A
A J 10 8 7 5 2
A 10 3 2
NTPar
N/S91061010+420
E/W32723
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
N4 K4207.000.004-Conley-Stofle3-Viau-Sheere
E−2 81006.001.005-Larsen-Sprenger6-Lawther-Gore
N−1 4504.502.501-Handley-Howell5-Stange-Hedlund
S−1 J504.502.508-Sebring-Perry4-Barnard-Soskins
×N−1 41002.005.002-Anthony-Vreeland7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
×N−1 J1002.005.003-Roberts-Norton1-Papst-Cox
×S−1 K1002.005.006-Greenan-Sundblad8-Altavilla-Hedegard
×N−2 43000.007.007-Stern-Sendell2-Kirby-Callaway

.
The second from bottom line should say NORTH declared 3 Spades.
The score is correct but the declarer is NOT!


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Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
9
K J 6 5 2
8 7 6
K Q 8 5
Q 7
A 10 8 4
A 4
10 9 6 4 3
N
WE
S
K 5 4 3
Q
Q 5 3 2
A J 7 2
9
10    12
9
A J 10 8 6 2
9 7 3
K J 10 9
NTPar
N/S67884−110
E/W66459/8
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S3 A1407.000.007-Stern-Sendell2-Kirby-Callaway
N2 A1106.001.002-Anthony-Vreeland7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E−1 A504.502.505-Larsen-Sprenger6-Lawther-Gore
W−1 9504.502.508-Sebring-Perry4-Barnard-Soskins
N−1 21002.504.501-Handley-Howell5-Stange-Hedlund
N−1 21002.504.504-Conley-Stofle3-Viau-Sheere
1 NTW2 51201.006.006-Greenan-Sundblad8-Altavilla-Hedegard
×N−3 Q8000.007.003-Roberts-Norton1-Papst-Cox

.
The HCP are split 18-21 and several Norths got to 4 Hearts.
.
THIS TIME, I was not one such offender!


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Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
K J 2
K 4 3
9 4 3
A 9 3 2
7 4
Q J 10 5
Q 10 8
Q 10 8 6
N
WE
S
A Q 5
9 8 6 2
K 7 5 2
5 4
11
7    9
13
10 9 8 6 3
A 7
A J 6
K J 7
NTPar
N/S88567+120
E/W55866
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
S4 Q4207.000.001-Handley-Howell4-Barnard-Soskins
S3 Q1405.501.502-Anthony-Vreeland6-Lawther-Gore
S3 Q1405.501.506-Greenan-Sundblad7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−1 Q504.003.003-Roberts-Norton8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTN−2 21001.505.504-Conley-Stofle2-Kirby-Callaway
S−2 Q1001.505.505-Larsen-Sprenger5-Stange-Hedlund
S−2 Q1001.505.507-Stern-Sendell1-Papst-Cox
S−2 51001.505.508-Sebring-Perry3-Viau-Sheere

.
I'm PROUD that most West's led the Queen of Hearts against a spade Contract.
.
TOP OF A RUN! TOP OF A RUN! TOP OF A RUN! TOP OF A RUN!

Top of a Run is almost always a GOOD LEAD.

The 2 of Diamonds against a NT contract by north is a GOOD LEAD!
4th best from longest/strongest. Nice Kirby/Callaway! whoever was East!


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Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K Q 7
3 2
K Q 9 6 4 3
Q 5
A 10 8 5 4 2
Q 6
5 2
K 10 7
N
WE
S
J 9
A 9 8
A J 10 7
A J 9 6
12
9    15
4
6 3
K J 10 7 5 4
8
8 4 3 2
NTPar
N/S33553−430
E/W101087/810
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−2 61007.000.006-Greenan-Sundblad7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
3 NTE−1 8506.001.002-Anthony-Vreeland6-Lawther-Gore
E3 81404.502.503-Roberts-Norton8-Altavilla-Hedegard
E3 81404.502.507-Stern-Sendell1-Papst-Cox
3 NTE3 74003.004.008-Sebring-Perry3-Viau-Sheere
E4 84202.005.005-Larsen-Sprenger5-Stange-Hedlund
3 NTE4 J4301.006.001-Handley-Howell4-Barnard-Soskins
×E4 85900.007.004-Conley-Stofle2-Kirby-Callaway

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I watched the 8 of Diamonds being led by South against a Spade Contract. North Played the King and East did not take the Ace of Diamonds but saw the Ace of Diamonds RUFFED on the second trick. I don't understand why the ACE does not take the King! - But I have seen it often. Does somebody teach to "hold up" in such a situation. Against a NT contract I understand but not against a SUIT contract.


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Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
9 8 5
7 6 4
8 2
A 9 8 5 3
A Q J 7 4
3
Q J 7 5
K Q 4
N
WE
S
3 2
A J 10 9 8 5
6 4
10 7 6
4
15    5
16
K 10 6
K Q 2
A K 10 9 3
J 2
NTPar
N/S4/54/54/566/7−120
E/W88877/6
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
2 NTE−2 A1006.500.501-Handley-Howell4-Barnard-Soskins
E−2 A1006.500.505-Larsen-Sprenger5-Stange-Hedlund
W−1 8505.002.004-Conley-Stofle2-Kirby-Callaway
W3 91403.503.503-Roberts-Norton8-Altavilla-Hedegard
W3 A1403.503.506-Greenan-Sundblad7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W4 81701.505.502-Anthony-Vreeland6-Lawther-Gore
W4 81701.505.508-Sebring-Perry3-Viau-Sheere
S−3 33000.007.007-Stern-Sendell1-Papst-Cox

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HCP are 20-20, but they work best for E/W! (most of the time - on this hand)
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Did the dealor East open with 2 Hearts?????
At my table, East passed and South opened 1 NT!
I stuck my nose into the bidding with a 2 Spade bid which was passed out! Got an Average.
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IF North leads the 8 of Diamonds, did South take the Ace & King, noting the hi/lo and give
his partner a Ruff, with only the 2 and 3 of trump showing in dummy? North can then cash the Ace of Clubs and keep the declarer to 3 Spades. I'm not saying that happened at my table, but N/S needs to keep the declarer to 3 or N/S get a fairly bad board. (I'm a GREAT - Monday Morning Evening Quarterback). I should try out for the 49er's starting position!
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Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
J 9 3
J 10 4
A J 7
Q 9 8 3
A 7 6 4
K 9 6 5
Q 8 6
J 5
N
WE
S
Q 8 5
Q 8
10 5
A 10 7 6 4 2
9
10    8
13
K 10 2
A 7 3 2
K 9 4 3 2
K
NTPar
N/S989107+400
E/W45436
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 NTN3 21507.000.001-Handley-Howell3-Viau-Sheere
S4 J1306.001.003-Roberts-Norton7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
1 NTN2 41205.002.007-Stern-Sendell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
S3 J1103.503.505-Larsen-Sprenger4-Barnard-Soskins
S3 J1103.503.506-Greenan-Sundblad6-Lawther-Gore
PassPass1.505.504-Conley-Stofle1-Papst-Cox
Pass1.505.508-Sebring-Perry2-Kirby-Callaway
2 NTW2 71200.007.002-Anthony-Vreeland5-Stange-Hedlund

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Several people asked how to value a Singleton King! A tricky question. In No Trump it might have no value except if it is across from the Qxx, it does have a "stopper" value - of sorts.

Most of my partners will tell you I will OPEN the South hand.
(but don't believe everything my partners might tell you! - their memories are only so-so!)

The HCP are 18-22 which is fairly close but the cards favor N/S. 22 is a lot better than 18!
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . My kindergarten teacher told me!

Amazing to see West make 2 NT but the lead of the 7 of Diamonds hints that West was declarer. Did South not play 3rd hand high?


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Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
10 7
9 7 3
K 10 2
Q J 8 6 2
K 10 6 2
J 9 8 7 4
10 7 5 4
N
WE
S
A Q 9 8 3 2
A J 8
Q 6
A 3
6
4    17
13
K J 6 5 4
Q 5 4
A 5 3
K 9
NTPar
N/S66446−110
E/W67897
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−2 K2007.000.007-Stern-Sendell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
3 NTW−1 Q1005.501.503-Roberts-Norton7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
E−1 41005.501.504-Conley-Stofle1-Papst-Cox
E1 4802.504.501-Handley-Howell3-Viau-Sheere
E1 A802.504.502-Anthony-Vreeland5-Stange-Hedlund
E1 A802.504.505-Larsen-Sprenger4-Barnard-Soskins
E1 K802.504.508-Sebring-Perry2-Kirby-Callaway
S−2 J2000.007.006-Greenan-Sundblad6-Lawther-Gore

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One would think that 17 HCP and Six Spades, headed by the A-Q would easily make.
The HCP are split 19-21! West(s) who played 3 NT got a BAD SCORE.

Sometimes, bridge (like life) is NOT FAIR!!!!!!!


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Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
K J 9 8 7 4
3
10 9 5
J 7 5
A 2
K Q 7 6 2
A 8 7
A Q 9
N
WE
S
5 3
J 9 8 5
Q J 3
K 8 6 3
5
19    7
9
Q 10 6
A 10 4
K 6 4 2
10 4 2
NTPar
N/S27242−450
E/W7611810
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
E−1 Q507.000.007-Stern-Sendell8-Altavilla-Hedegard
W5 102006.001.004-Conley-Stofle1-Papst-Cox
W5 104504.003.003-Roberts-Norton7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W5 74504.003.006-Greenan-Sundblad6-Lawther-Gore
W5 K4504.003.008-Sebring-Perry2-Kirby-Callaway
W6 34801.006.001-Handley-Howell3-Viau-Sheere
E6 24801.006.002-Anthony-Vreeland5-Stange-Hedlund
W6 94801.006.005-Larsen-Sprenger4-Barnard-Soskins

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Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
9 5
A 2
K 9 7 2
K 8 7 4 3
Q J 7 6 4
J 6 5
A 6 4
Q 9
N
WE
S
K 3
K 9 4 3
J 10 8 5
A J 2
10
10    12
8
A 10 8 2
Q 10 8 7
Q 3
10 6 5
NTPar
N/S55557−120
E/W88876
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
3 NTE−3 103007.000.003-Roberts-Norton6-Lawther-Gore
W−2 A2006.001.004-Conley-Stofle8-Altavilla-Hedegard
2 NTE−1 71005.002.001-Handley-Howell2-Kirby-Callaway
W2 A1104.003.002-Anthony-Vreeland4-Barnard-Soskins
1 NTE2 31202.504.506-Greenan-Sundblad5-Stange-Hedlund
1 NTE2 71202.504.507-Stern-Sendell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W3 A1401.006.008-Sebring-Perry1-Papst-Cox
2 NTE3 21500.007.005-Larsen-Sprenger3-Viau-Sheere

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Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
A J 2
K 8 4
K 4 2
A J 9 6
K Q 8 7
10 9 2
J 9 6
K 5 2
N
WE
S
10 9 5
A Q J 3
10 5
Q 10 7 3
16
9    9
6
6 4 3
7 6 5
A Q 8 7 3
8 4
NTPar
N/S76686+90
E/W57757
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
1 NTN3 31507.000.005-Larsen-Sprenger3-Viau-Sheere
1 NTN2 Q1204.502.501-Handley-Howell2-Kirby-Callaway
1 NTN2 31204.502.503-Roberts-Norton6-Lawther-Gore
1 NTN2 31204.502.504-Conley-Stofle8-Altavilla-Hedegard
1 NTN2 31204.502.508-Sebring-Perry1-Papst-Cox
E−1 A1002.005.007-Stern-Sendell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
S−1 K1001.006.006-Greenan-Sundblad5-Stange-Hedlund
3 NTN−2 32000.007.002-Anthony-Vreeland4-Barnard-Soskins

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Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
9
10 7
Q 10 8 7 6 5 4
10 8 6
A K 10 6
Q 8 6 3 2
A J 2
Q
N
WE
S
Q 8 5 3
K 5 4
9 3
A 4 3 2
2
16    9
13
J 7 4 2
A J 9
K
K J 9 7 5
NTPar
N/S64376−140
E/W79956
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
W−2 91005.501.501-Handley-Howell2-Kirby-Callaway
W−2 91005.501.504-Conley-Stofle8-Altavilla-Hedegard
×W−1 91005.501.507-Stern-Sendell7-Carrapeza-Kulkarni
W−2 101005.501.508-Sebring-Perry1-Papst-Cox
W−1 9502.504.505-Larsen-Sprenger3-Viau-Sheere
W−1 9502.504.506-Greenan-Sundblad5-Stange-Hedlund
N−3 K1501.006.002-Anthony-Vreeland4-Barnard-Soskins
W4 Q1700.007.003-Roberts-Norton6-Lawther-Gore

NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP8.5810.4210.8810.13
Balanced Hands1111915
Voids1220
Singletons81074
Long Suits (>6)1201