- Saturday Morn - July 22, 2017

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Field strength:  Mean: 178 MP  Geomean: 94 MP
(based on 32 players)
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Partnership Pct Rank MP
Leon Heller - Patricia Heller 69.59 1st OA 2.70
Sally Reed - Wayne McIntyre 68.06 2nd OA 2.03
Joseph Garvin - Julie Garvin 59.13 3rd OA 1.52
Marguerite Primrose - Robert Sokol 56.55 4th OA 1.14
Barbara Moxley - Gale Weir 55.89 2nd SA 0.95
Fran McGrew - Pamela Lawther 54.17 3rd SA 0.68
EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A N-S
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
DATE>July 22, 2017      |CLUB NO.>150680    | 07/22/2017 12:51
---------------------,-- ------------------- -------------,---------------------
DIR> JANET HEDLUND   |RATING>Club - North American Pairs  |MOVEMENT>MITCHELL
------------,-------- ,-------------------------,--------- ---------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=8/C=8                       ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Mary Block             Fran Soskins             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     51.33  40.74
 2 Robert Sokol           Marguerite Primrose      C   Q   Q   Q    4     4     4   |   3     3     3     71.25  56.55  1.14(OA)
 3 Jerry Cox              John Kneisl              C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .     67.73  53.75
 4 Ellen Lux              John Ferrante            C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     51.83  41.13
 5 Walter Conley          Nooria Noor              C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     48.25  38.29
 6 Norma Riggs            Ginger Minor             C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     53.58  42.52
 7 Wayne McIntyre         Sally Reed               C   Q   Q   Q    2     2     2   |   1     1     1     85.75  68.06  2.03(OA)
 8 Julie Garvin           Joseph Garvin            C   Q   Q   Q    3     3     3   |   2     2     2     74.50  59.13  1.52(OA)
                                          Totals                                                         504.22

EVENT>SATURDAY NLM Game        |SESSION>Saturday Morn|SECTION> A E-W
------------------------,------ ------------,-------- --------------------------
AVE>   63.0 |TOP>   6 |MP LIMITS>None/2500/500  |CLUB>H & H  Saturday
------------ --------- ------------------------- -------------------------------
PAIRS IN STRAT A=8/B=8/C=8                       ,---,------------,-----------------,-------------------------,------,---------,
-------------------------------------------------|   | Qualifiers |      Overall    |           Section       |      |Final    |
No Name                   Name                   |Flt| A   B   C  |Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C|Rnk-A|Rnk-B|Rnk-C| Score | Pct  |Awards   |
------------------------------------------------- --- ------------ ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ----- ------- ------ ---------
 1 Susan Mehra            Louise Barnard           C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .     65.67  52.12
 2 Demie Williams         Robert Williams          C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     42.67  33.87
 3 Fran McGrew            Pamela Lawther           C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     .   |   3     3     3     68.25  54.17  0.68(SA)
 4 Robbie Meryash         James Pond               C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     47.75  37.90
 5 Barbara Moxley         Gale Weir                C   Q   Q   Q    5     5     5   |   2     2     2     70.42  55.89  0.95(SA)
 6 Leon Heller            Patricia Heller          C   Q   Q   Q    1     1     1   |   1     1     1     87.68  69.59  2.70(OA)
 7 Nancy Green            Karen Mok                C                .     .     .   |   .     .     .     57.25  45.44
 8 Carol Sendell          Jeannette Stern          C   Q   Q   Q    .     .     .   |   .     .     .     65.50  51.98
                                          Totals                                                         505.19

Hands and Results
1 ♠98
AQT2
KJ43
♣KJ8
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠T54
953
T
♣AT7643
♠AK32
KJ
Q98752
♣2
♠QJ76
8764
A6
♣Q95
14
413
9
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 2NT  ♣6 ♦6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♥4 NT4
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  2 E -2   ♠6  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
   90          5.00   1.00  1N N      7  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    3.50   2.50  4 S -2   ♣A  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        100    3.50   2.50  2 S -2   ♣A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        140    2.00   4.00  2♠ E +1   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
        150    1.00   5.00  3 N -3   ♠A  A5-Conley-Noor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        200    0.00   6.00  3 S -4   ♣A  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A6-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 11Dbl
22NT1Pass32
Pass3PassPass
Pass   
  1. Good-Bad 2NT
  2. More or less the expected response. With good diamonds, 3 permitted.

The "Lawrence" 1 overcall, coupled with West's raise, did its dirty work. In his book, "The Complete Book On Overcalls, Michael Lawrence recommends overcalling strong four card suits when holding five cards in RHO's suit. Six must be better! The idea is that with so many cards in that other suit removed from the possibility of being dealt to partner, the greater the opportunity for partner to have a fit for the four-bagger. This deal supports the theory and provides positive reinforcement.

South doubles negatively and West happily raises to 2, EW's best spot. North's desire to raise seems fully justified, the focus turning on the method of doing so. A handy convention named "Good-Bad 2NT" provides a way to differentiate a minimum raise from a game-invitational raise in competition. Bidding 2NT in competition when an opponent has made the last call loses all natural meaning, and is treated very much the same as Lebensohl , requesting a relay to 3. The 2NT bidder's partner may ignore the relay with a better idea, but since the idea may be to play 3, hands such as South's will obediently take the relay.

After the 3 bid, the auction might end abruptly, or the next bid will define the nature of the relayer's hand. 3 to play 3, 3 to show a minimum hand with four card heart support.

Perfect! Well, almost. Unfortunately, the competition has driven the contract to a level too high. The operation was a success, but the patient died. Where have I heard that before? At least there was no possibility of getting to game in hearts!

Should South have passed 2NT?! Another feather in the cap of Good-Bad?



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2 ♠JT
Q94
T532
♣AK84
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠Q9632
AJ732
4
♣T5
♠AK75
K86
QJ
♣QJ97
♠84
T5
AK9876
♣632
10
716
7
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2  ♣6 ♥4 ♠4 NT6
EW: 1♣ 3 3♠  ♦4 NT5
LoTT: 17 - 19 = -2
Par: -140 3♠-EW/3-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          4.00   2.00  2N E -1   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
   50          4.00   2.00  4♠ W -1   ♣A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
   50          4.00   2.00  4♠ E -1   K  A5-Conley-Noor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
   50          4.00   2.00  4 W -1   ♣A  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-Meryash-Pond
   50          4.00   2.00  4 E -1   A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        140    1.00   5.00  3 W      ♣A  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        420    0.00   6.00  4♠ E      A  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A6-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1NTPass
2Pass2Pass
4Pass4All pass

A seemingly straightforward auction, West offering a choice of games. In reality, a fury of controversy! There are those for whom the 4 bid after transferring to spades shows a singleton heart! Honestly, I ran into one regular partner who took a preference to spades holding four hearts! Another regular partner described the 4 bid as a Splinter with six spades and slam interest. That's two of my regular partners, with whom the subject has never arisen. Mind you, with those partners we do NOT play immediate 3 and 3 bids in response to 1NT as 5-5 major suit hands, respectfully invitational and game forcing. For THOSE folks, the Splinter concept for the 4 bid would be reasonable. Apparently when we moved from the 5-5 meanings a decade or so ago to the currently popular approach that 1NT - 3 shows a game-forcing hand with a singleton heart and three spades, while 1NT-3 shows a singleton spade and three hearts, there was no discussion of the effect of that agreement on related auctions, and each partner was expected to sort it all out without discussion.

The caution from here is to discuss, discuss, discuss, your methods and if at any time you choose to change a method, be sure to discuss the effect on related auctions! My personal choice for proceeding with 5-5 major-suited hands after partner opens 1NT:

Very weak -- employ Garbage Stayman . Over 2, bid 2, pass or correct.
Invitational -- transfer to spades and bid 3
Minimum game force -- transfer to spades and bid 4, pass or correct
Possible slam -- bid 3, get a preference, and start control bidding or Roman Keycard Blackwood , depending on the strength of the hand. The benefit is getting the right suit at the three level, leaving room for more definition below game.

And how does that effect "other uses" of 3? If you use that now as strong minors, consider transferring to clubs and "reversing" into diamonds! That, of course, has another effect on the use of that sequence, but it seems only to lose showing a singleton, so of minimal frequency.



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3 ♠KQ98
832
2
♣KJ954
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠5
KQ965
J86
♣QT83
♠A73
T4
KQ953
♣A76
♠JT642
AJ7
AT74
♣2
9
813
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♠  ♣5/6 ♦4 ♥5 NT6
EW: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +110 2♠-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  4* E -2  ♣2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A7-Green-Mok
  170          5.00   1.00  2♠ S +2   K  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A5-Moxley-Weir
  140          4.00   2.00  2♠ S +1   K  A5-Conley-Noor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
         50    2.00   4.00  4♠ S -1   6  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A6-Heller-Heller
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   K  A1-Block-Soskins vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
         50    2.00   4.00  3♠ S -1   J  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    0.00   6.00  4♠ S -2   K  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
Pass111
Dbl!12PassPass
3PassPassDbl
Pass3All pass 
  1. Snapdragon, showing a diamond tolerance, but bringing a five card heart suit into focus without actually having to bid hearts!

3 looks to be a good contract, but Deep Finesse tells us it can be defeated. The play appears complex, but the easy to see problem is that EW have two club losers, a heart loser, and one or two diamonds. The terribly annoying 4-1 trump split is, as usual, a menace. East will have to ruff two spades, and that will weaken the trumps beyond repair.

So South's double, having passed a near-opener, is sound. However, North might have remorse for having opened the bidding and seeing diminished defensive values in the spade honors (right!), and based on those evaluations, pull the double to a "safer" 3 contract. Down 1, rather than plus 200. Bridge seems so unfair at times. How was North to know that his clubs were so perfectly placed over dummy's, that East would have three clubs, and that the club position, coupled with partner's having passed a near-opener, were the critical factors?

I do not blame North. The rather wild idea of opening 1 in third seat to preempt the opponents and provide lead direction would backfire, for South could not possibly be restrained from bidding 4, even after a negative response to Drury , should the auction come to that.



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4 ♠KT94
KQ9754
T2
♣4
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠Q7532
J
J87
♣AT73
♠6
A63
KQ965
♣KQ65
♠AJ8
T82
A43
♣J982
8
814
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3  ♣3 ♦3 ♠6 NT5
EW: 4♣ 3  ♥3 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 17 = +2
Par: -130 4♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  3♠ W -2   ♣4  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  170          5.00   1.00  2 N +2   ♠6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Heller-Heller
  140          3.50   2.50  3 N      ♠6  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Moxley-Weir
  140          3.50   2.50  2 N +1   ♠6  A5-Conley-Noor vs A7-Green-Mok
  110          2.00   4.00  2 N      ♠6  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        110    1.00   5.00  3 E      8  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-Williams-Williams
        130    0.00   6.00  2 E +2   ♣9  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Sendell-Stern

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
PassPass1Pass
1Pass2Pass
Pass2PassPass
3PassPass3
All pass   

South's thoughts: The opponents have at least eight clubs, so East has probably 5-6s and 4, and few major suit cards, certainly fewer than three spades. North probably has six hearts and few minor suit cards. Upon this card placement through the bidding, perhaps optimistic that the opponents are so reliable, 3 with two aces and a fit, should make the contract playable.

In fact, EW will have to negotiate the spade ruff to defeat 4! There may be some 730 scores for NS as East doubles with his secondary quick tricks, the club suit honors turning out to have no value after West's ace. One diamond, one club, one heart, and one spade ruff are all that is available to the defense against a heart contract.



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5 ♠JT83
A54
95
♣Q962
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠4
Q9
AQ83
♣AK8754
♠K76
76
KJT62
♣JT3
♠AQ952
KJT832
74
♣-
7
158
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 5 5♠  ♣4 ♦4 NT6
EW: 3♣ 3/2  ♥1 ♠1 NT2
LoTT: 20 - 18 = +2
Par: +500 6*-E/6♣*-EW-3
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  650          6.00   0.00  4 S +1   ♠6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-Williams-Williams
  620          4.50   1.50  4 S      ♣A  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  620          4.50   1.50  4 S      ♣A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Heller-Heller
  300          3.00   3.00  5♣* W -2  A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  230          2.00   4.00  3♠ S +3   ♣A  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Moxley-Weir
   50          1.00   5.00  4♣ W -1   A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        100    0.00   6.00  4 S -1   ♣A  A5-Conley-Noor vs A7-Green-Mok

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
 PassPass1
2234
5DblPass5
Pass5All pass 

Another example of fearing partner's double based on extreme distribution, this time correct, but perhaps luckily so. The result depends entirely on the spade finesse.

Are EW likely to pull the contract from 5 back to 6, having already been doubled at the five level? Not.

A wild hand, not likely to have many identical auctions, from table to table. A lively source of merriment and depression for discussions after the game. "Let me tell you about board 5!" "No, I have got a better story than that!"



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6 ♠A862
87
Q98532
♣5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠QJ97
95
T4
♣QT964
♠KT43
Q4
KJ7
♣AJ82
♠5
AKJT632
A6
♣K73
6
514
15
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4 4 3NT  ♣6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1♠  ♦3 ♥2 NT3
LoTT: 17 - 18 = -1
Par: +420 4-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  450          5.50   0.50  4 S +1   ♠Q  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A5-Moxley-Weir
  450          5.50   0.50  4 S +1   ♠7  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  300          4.00   2.00  4♣ E -3   A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A8-Sendell-Stern
  260          3.00   3.00  2 S +5   ♣Q  A5-Conley-Noor vs A7-Green-Mok
  200          1.00   5.00  3 S +2   ♠Q  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  200          1.00   5.00  3 S +2   ♣8  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A2-Williams-Williams
  200          1.00   5.00  3 S +2   ♣6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A6-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
  1Dbl
1224
All pass   

Everyone has something to say and South listened intently. The heart suit being basically independent, South likes the diamond bid from North, but it is not so much that suit that works for South, rather the A and the singleton club!

On the expected spade lead, North's ace wins and a club hits the table, ensuring one top club trick and one ruff in that suit. When the heart suit splits 2-2, queen onside, that will be eleven tricks for South.

Why does the computer show ten tricks as the maximum? Because the computer leads a trump, denying declarer the club ruff! Deep Finesse peeks! Deep Finesse cheats! It is not the purpose of the computer to duplicate human play, rather to tell us what is possible in theory.

Eleven tricks will be the norm.



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7 ♠KJ73
AKQ94
42
♣JT
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AT96
JT7
A987
♣K4
♠Q8542
6
QT6
♣A982
♠-
8532
KJ53
♣Q7653
14
128
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1♣ 3  ♦5 ♠4 NT6
EW: 2/1 3♠  ♣6 ♥4 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 18 = 0
Par: -140 3♠-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  500          6.00   0.00  4♠* E -2  2  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Williams-Williams
  200          5.00   1.00  4♠* E -1  5  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  170          4.00   2.00  3 N +1   Q  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
  140          3.00   3.00  3 N      ♠2  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Moxley-Weir
  100          2.00   4.00  3♠ E -1   2  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        140    1.00   5.00  3♠ E      8  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Green-Mok
        170    0.00   6.00  2♠ E +2   3  A5-Conley-Noor vs A6-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
   Pass
1113
3Pass4All pass

There has to be some benefit to South's preemptive raise, and that would be pushing East too high. If West passes 3, that will end the auction and 3 making will be a tie for top for NS. If West takes the push to 3, East cannot know whether West has a minimum or maximum hand, and should take the push with these all good factors pushing in that direction: five spades, four card support from partner, a singleton in the opponents' suit, QTx in partner's opening bid suit, and the A. If East does not bid game with all of that, there is something wrong.

So let's hear it for South's preemptive raise. North deems the result justice, having been deprived of the opportunity to bid Flannery THAT would have kept the opponents out of game in spades!

Should North double 4? The thinking is that North should not give away the show. Besides, it is South's diamonds that help to set the contract, not a sure thing.



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8 ♠KJ97
A83
AQ72
♣JT
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠3
J
8643
♣AK85432
♠AQT6
T9742
J9
♣Q9
♠8542
KQ65
KT5
♣76
15
89
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1 1♠  ♣4 ♥6 NT4
EW: 3♣  ♦6 ♥6 ♠5 NT6
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: -110 3♣-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          6.00   0.00  3♣ W -1   8  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        110    4.50   1.50  3♣ W      A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        110    4.50   1.50  3♣ W      2  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Williams-Williams
        130    3.00   3.00  3♣ W +1   ♠7  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Green-Mok
        150    2.00   4.00  3 S -3   ♣A  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        200    0.50   5.50  3N N -4   T  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        200    0.50   5.50  4 S -4   ♣A  A5-Conley-Noor vs A6-Heller-Heller

Craig Hemphill Hand Analysis
WestNorthEastSouth
3DblPass3
DblAll pass  

Preempts are a matter of style. West's hand is perfect for some folks, much too strong for others, who don't like having even the ace of the long suit, let alone AK. The idea behind that is two-fold, with the primary function of preempts according to the obstructionist school making life difficult for the opponents, while for the traditional, constructive school, the goal is to paint a picture for partner that can be relied upon to make a decision for determining a contract for the preemptor's side!

So 3 is fine if you are a constructive preemptor, but dangerous for the other camp, who might miss game opposite a strong notrump in the East hand, for the partner in the obstructionist camp should pass, expecting nothing so good, rather Q98432 and out!

North will generally gain by doubling 3 of either camp, but today is not that day. East doubles what is under his nose, and a bonanza has arrived!

NS must console themselves that at matchpoints it is only one board



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9 ♠K873
J82
A2
♣K952
Dlr: North
Vul: E-W
♠AJ9
T654
JT863
♣A
♠T64
Q7
K9754
♣864
♠Q52
AK93
Q
♣QJT73
11
105
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 3 3♠ 1NT  ♦4
EW: 3  ♣3 ♥4 ♠4 NT5
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          6.00   0.00  1♠ N +2   9  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A2-Williams-Williams
   80          5.00   1.00  1♠ N      4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A5-Moxley-Weir
         50    4.00   2.00  5♣ S -1   6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
         90    2.50   3.50  2 W      ♠8  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
         90    2.50   3.50  2 E      ♣2  A1-Block-Soskins vs A7-Green-Mok
        100    0.50   5.50  3N N -2   K  A5-Conley-Noor vs A6-Heller-Heller
        100    0.50   5.50  3♠ N -2   Q  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A8-Sendell-Stern
10 ♠K9
KQ2
KQT3
♣T763
Dlr: East
Vul: Both
♠AQ3
AJ3
A954
♣K85
♠J752
976
6
♣AQJ92
♠T864
T854
J872
♣4
13
188
1
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥5 ♠4 NT3
EW: 3♣ -/1 1 3♠ 3NT  ♦6/7
LoTT: 15 - 16 = -1
Par: -600 3NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  200          6.00   0.00  2♠ E -2   4  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
  100          5.00   1.00  3N W -1   3  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        120    4.00   2.00  2N W      3  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Williams-Williams
        150    3.00   3.00  2N W +1   3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        180    2.00   4.00  2N W +2   ♣3  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        600    1.00   5.00  3N W      K  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Heller-Heller
        660    0.00   6.00  3N W +2   4  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-Meryash-Pond
11 ♠842
KQ64
8
♣AJ862
Dlr: South
Vul: None
♠A7
J93
AKT964
♣K7
♠Q5
A52
Q532
♣QT53
♠KJT963
T87
J7
♣94
10
1510
5
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♠  ♣6 ♦2 ♥6 NT2
EW: -/1♣ 4 -/1 4/2NT
       ♣6/7 ♥6/7 ♠4
LoTT: 19 - 19 = 0
Par: -300 5♠*-NS-2
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.50   0.50  5 W -1   ♠8  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Williams-Williams
   50          5.50   0.50  4 W -1   ♠8  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
         50    4.00   2.00  4♠ S -1   A  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    3.00   3.00  3♠ S -2   A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        110    2.00   4.00  3 W      ♠2  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        150    1.00   5.00  4♠ S -3   A  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        210    0.00   6.00  1N E +4   ♠J  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Heller-Heller
12 ♠Q94
K8653
K6
♣J62
Dlr: West
Vul: N-S
♠J753
AT
9753
♣AK9
♠AKT
72
T82
♣87543
♠862
QJ94
AQJ4
♣QT
9
127
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1  ♣4 ♦6 ♠5 NT5
EW: 2♣ 1 1♠ 1NT  ♥5
LoTT: 15 - 17 = -2
Par: -90 1NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      ♠A  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A2-Williams-Williams
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      ♠K  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A8-Sendell-Stern
  110          5.00   1.00  2 N      2  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
         90    2.50   3.50  1N E      Q  A1-Block-Soskins vs A6-Heller-Heller
         90    2.50   3.50  1N E      A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A7-Green-Mok
        100    0.50   5.50  3 N -1   ♠A  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    0.50   5.50  3 N -1   ♠A  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
13 ♠Q532
KQ85
73
♣854
Dlr: North
Vul: Both
♠KJT7
432
A954
♣J2
♠94
76
KJT6
♣AT763
♠A86
AJT9
Q82
♣KQ9
7
98
16
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 1♠ 1NT  ♣5 ♦4
EW: 2♣ 3  ♥4 ♠6 NT6
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  140          5.50   0.50  2 S +1   ♣J  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
  140          5.50   0.50  2 N +1   ♣6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Green-Mok
  120          3.50   2.50  1N S +1   ♠7  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Williams-Williams
  120          3.50   2.50  1N S +1   4  A1-Block-Soskins vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  110          2.00   4.00  2 S      ♣J  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
   90          1.00   5.00  1N S      ♠J  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        100    0.00   6.00  3N S -1   ♠7  A5-Conley-Noor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
14 ♠9875
A532
72
♣Q62
Dlr: East
Vul: None
♠KQ
KQ986
-
♣KJ9754
♠J6432
T7
AT943
♣A
♠AT
J4
KQJ865
♣T83
6
149
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣3 ♦6 ♥3 ♠4 NT5
EW: 4♣ 1/- 4 3♠ 2NT  ♦7/6
LoTT: 16 - 15 = +1
Par: -420 4-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  4♠ E -3   K  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Sendell-Stern
  110          5.00   1.00  2 S +1   ♣3  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Green-Mok
  100          4.00   2.00  2N E -2   6  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Williams-Williams
   50          3.00   3.00  3N E -1   K  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        140    1.50   4.50  2 W +1   7  A1-Block-Soskins vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        140    1.50   4.50  2 W +1   7  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        170    0.00   6.00  2 W +2   7  A5-Conley-Noor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
15 ♠962
QJT
KJ32
♣AJ2
Dlr: South
Vul: N-S
♠AJ43
543
A64
♣Q43
♠QT8
A987
85
♣T875
♠K75
K62
QT97
♣K96
12
116
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2 1NT  ♣6 ♥6 ♠6
EW: 1♣ 1 1♠  ♦5 NT6
LoTT: 15 - 15 = 0
Par: +90 1NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  2N S +1   5  A1-Block-Soskins vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  120          5.00   1.00  2N S      ♠3  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
   90          4.00   2.00  2 N      9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A2-Williams-Williams
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A7-Green-Mok
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A5-Conley-Noor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
    PASS       2.00   4.00  Pass Out      A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        100    0.00   6.00  2N S -1   ♠3  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
16 ♠Q9654
-
AQ8
♣KJT32
Dlr: West
Vul: E-W
♠8
AKJT87
7652
♣98
♠AT72
9643
J
♣A654
♠KJ3
Q52
KT943
♣Q7
12
89
11
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 2♣ 3 4♠  ♥2 NT5
EW: 4/5 2NT  ♣4 ♦4 ♠3
LoTT: 21 - 18 = +3
Par: -100 5♠*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      8  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Moxley-Weir
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      3  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Williams-Williams
  420          5.00   1.00  4♠ N      J  A5-Conley-Noor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  170          3.00   3.00  2♠ N +2   3  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  140          2.00   4.00  3♠ S      A  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        140    1.00   5.00  2 W +1   ♠4  A1-Block-Soskins vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        500    0.00   6.00  4♠* N -3  J  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Heller-Heller
17 ♠J92
73
86
♣AKT985
Dlr: North
Vul: None
♠KQ6
QJ965
J73
♣Q7
♠AT7
KT84
T94
♣J63
♠8543
A2
AKQ52
♣42
8
118
13
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 2♠ 2NT  ♥6
EW: 1  ♣2 ♦4 ♠4 NT4
LoTT: 16 - 17 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  100          6.00   0.00  3 W -2   8  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
   50          5.00   1.00  2 W -1   ♣A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        100    2.50   3.50  3N S -2   5  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Williams-Williams
        100    2.50   3.50  2N S -2   6  A5-Conley-Noor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    2.50   3.50  4 S -2   9  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        100    2.50   3.50  5♣ N -2   ♠A  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        110    0.00   6.00  2 W      8  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Heller-Heller
18 ♠J5
T753
AJT9
♣T74
Dlr: East
Vul: N-S
♠KQ8
J8
KQ762
♣QJ2
♠A42
AK
853
♣AK853
♠T9763
Q9642
4
♣96
6
1418
2
Double Dummy Makes
NS:  ♣2 ♦3 ♥6 ♠4 NT2
EW: 5♣ 4 3♠ 5NT  ♥6
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: -460 5NT-EW
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
   50          5.00   1.00  6N E -1   4  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A8-Sendell-Stern
   50          5.00   1.00  6N E -1   4  A5-Conley-Noor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
   50          5.00   1.00  5 W -1   ♠J  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A2-Williams-Williams
        430    3.00   3.00  3N E +1   8  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        460    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   ♠T  A1-Block-Soskins vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        460    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   4  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        460    1.00   5.00  3N E +2   2  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A6-Heller-Heller
19 ♠AT92
AKT4
T
♣Q432
Dlr: South
Vul: E-W
♠53
65
Q7642
♣AK65
♠KJ7
973
AK3
♣J987
♠Q864
QJ82
J985
♣T
13
912
6
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3 3♠  ♣5 ♦5 NT6
EW: 2♣ 2  ♥4 ♠4 NT6
LoTT: 17 - 16 = +1
Par: +140 3♠-NS/3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  170          6.00   0.00  2 S +2   ♣A  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
  140          5.00   1.00  1 S +2   ♣A  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A6-Heller-Heller
  110          3.50   2.50  2 S      ♠5  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  110          3.50   2.50  2 S      ♣A  A1-Block-Soskins vs A2-Williams-Williams
        100    1.00   5.00  1N S -2   ♣5  A5-Conley-Noor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        100    1.00   5.00  4 S -2   ♣A  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    1.00   5.00  3 S -2   ♣A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
20 ♠KQ9
A76
AQ54
♣J93
Dlr: West
Vul: Both
♠T62
982
J93
♣Q864
♠AJ83
QT
KT86
♣KT2
♠754
KJ543
72
♣A75
16
313
8
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 1/-♣ 1/- 2 2NT
       ♣7/6 ♦7/6 ♠6
EW:  ♣6 ♦6 ♥5 ♠6 NT5
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +120 2NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          6.00   0.00  3N N +1   ♠6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  600          5.00   1.00  3N N      6  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A6-Heller-Heller
  150          3.50   2.50  2N N +1   ♠3  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
  150          3.50   2.50  2N N +1   6  A1-Block-Soskins vs A2-Williams-Williams
        100    1.50   4.50  4 N -1   6  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
        100    1.50   4.50  3 N -1   ♣2  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        200    0.00   6.00  2N S -2   ♣4  A5-Conley-Noor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
21 ♠Q97
AT
AT843
♣K73
Dlr: North
Vul: N-S
♠KJ84
KJ3
Q75
♣985
♠T63
9876
62
♣AJ64
♠A52
Q542
KJ9
♣QT2
13
105
12
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 4 3 3♠ 4NT
EW:  ♣4 ♦3 ♥4 ♠4 NT3
LoTT: 14 - 15 = -1
Par: +630 4NT-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  630          4.75   1.25  3N N +1   ♠6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A4-Meryash-Pond
  630          4.75   1.25  3N N +1   ♣4  A5-Conley-Noor vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
  630          4.75   1.25  3N N +1   ♣4  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A7-Green-Mok
  600          1.83   4.17  3N N      9  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A1-Mehra-Barnard
  600          1.83   4.17  3N N      ♣4  A1-Block-Soskins vs A2-Williams-Williams
  120          0.08   5.92  1N S +1   ♠4  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A5-Moxley-Weir
22 ♠AJ65
AJ7
KQ
♣AQJ5
Dlr: East
Vul: E-W
♠Q743
KQT6
J53
♣KT
♠KT98
32
A962
♣974
♠2
9854
T874
♣8632
22
117
0
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 4♣ 1 3  ♠5 NT6
EW: 1/2♠ -/1NT
       ♣2 ♦5 ♥3 NT6/7
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: +140 3-NS
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  150          6.00   0.00  2♣ N +3   A  A5-Conley-Noor vs A2-Williams-Williams
  110          5.00   1.00  2♠ N      ♣7  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
         50    4.00   2.00  2N N -1   ♠8  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        100    3.00   3.00  3N S -2   6  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A7-Green-Mok
        150    1.00   5.00  3N N -3   ♠8  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        150    1.00   5.00  2N N -3   A  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Heller-Heller
        150    1.00   5.00  4♠ N -3   9  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
23 ♠K872
J85
974
♣K92
Dlr: South
Vul: Both
♠AQJT964
K
KJT
♣J6
♠53
Q763
865
♣Q875
♠-
AT942
AQ32
♣AT43
7
154
14
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 3 3/4 2NT  ♠6
EW: 1♠  ♣4 ♦3 ♥3 NT4
LoTT: 17 - 17 = 0
Par: +620 4-N
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  620          6.00   0.00  4 S      ♠A  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
  200          5.00   1.00  3♠ W -2   5  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Heller-Heller
  100          4.00   2.00  3♠ W -1   J  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        110    3.00   3.00  1♠ W +1   9  A5-Conley-Noor vs A2-Williams-Williams
        140    1.50   4.50  3♠ W      5  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sendell-Stern
        140    1.50   4.50  2♠ W +1   9  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        400    0.00   6.00  3N N -4   ♠5  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A7-Green-Mok
24 ♠AQ5
KQT7
Q5
♣KJT4
Dlr: West
Vul: None
♠JT862
-
AKJ86
♣853
♠K94
J9863
973
♣96
♠73
A542
T42
♣AQ72
17
94
10
Double Dummy Makes
NS: 3♣ 2 2NT  ♦4 ♠4
EW: 3 3♠  ♣4 ♥5 NT5
LoTT: 18 - 16 = +2
Par: -100 3NT*-NS/4♣*-NS-1
  N-S   E-W    N-S    E-W   Contract  Ld
  110          6.00   0.00  2 N      ♣9  A8-Garvin-Garvin vs A8-Sendell-Stern
         50    5.00   1.00  2N S -1   A  A6-Riggs-Minor vs A4-Meryash-Pond
        100    2.50   3.50  4 S -2   A  A5-Conley-Noor vs A2-Williams-Williams
        100    2.50   3.50  4 N -2   3  A7-McIntyre-Reed vs A6-Heller-Heller
        100    2.50   3.50  4 N -2   ♣9  A3-Cox-Kneisl vs A5-Moxley-Weir
        100    2.50   3.50  4 N -2   ♣6  A2-Sokol-Primrose vs A3-McGrew-Lawther
        200    0.00   6.00  4 N -4   ♣9  A4-Lux-Ferrante vs A7-Green-Mok