Recap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 15 (2) 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Stats  
Saturday Morning Pairs Saturday Morn Session September 29, 2018
Scores after  5 rounds  Average:   40.0      Section  B  North-South
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      Overall Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C     A     B     C
  5   56.25   45.00  B   1     1          2/3   2/3         0.99(OA) Susan Mazzei - Larry Mazzei
  3   55.00   44.00  B   2     2           4     4          0.63(OA) Norma Riggs - Ginger Minor
  2   48.75   39.00  C              1/2               2/3   0.56(OC) Albert Low - Sam Callaway
  6   48.75   39.00  C              1/2               2/3   0.56(OC) Mary Seiersen - Jean Scholefield
  1   45.63   36.50  A                                               Mary Block - Kathy Pfitzer
  4   45.63   36.50  A                                               Julie Garvin - Joseph Garvin

Saturday Morning Pairs Saturday Morn Session September 29, 2018
Scores after  5 rounds  Average:   40.0      Section  B  East-West
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      Overall Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C     A     B     C
  2   60.63   48.50  B   1     1           1     1          1.50(OA) Suzanne Haley - Paula Cole
  5   56.25   45.00  B   2     2          2/3   2/3         0.99(OA) John Kneisl - Barbara Moxley
  6   50.63   40.50  C               1                 1    0.85(OC) Deane Satow - Ellie Satow
  3   45.00   36.00  C               2                      0.32(SC) Rita Sturgeon - Debeliah Anthony
  1   44.38   35.50  C                                               Marcy Klein - Mark Klein
  4   43.13   34.50  C                                               Martha Barry - Roger Barry

Saturday Morning Pairs Saturday Morn Session September 29, 2018
Scores after  6 rounds  Average:   36.0      Section  O
Pair    Pct   Score      Section Rank      Overall Rank      MPs
                         A     B     C     A     B     C
  6   59.26   42.67  A   1                 1                3.75(OA) Keith Hedlund - Alan Hedegard
  3   57.49   41.39  A   2                 2                2.81(OA) Barbara Alexander - Jean Lesieutre
  7   57.17   41.16  A   3                 3                2.11(OA) Carol Maggipinto - Mark Maggipinto
  5   54.35   39.13  C         1     1           1          1.24(OB) Barbara Callaway - Ellen Lux
  1   50.46   36.33  B         2                 2          0.93(OB) Jeannette Stern - Leon Heller
  4   45.14   32.50  C               2                      0.46(SC) James Pond - Annemarie Von Adelung
  2   39.38   28.35  C                                               Cord Hedegard - Jie Bai
  8   36.24   26.09  C                                               Elizabeth Sebring - Doris Jones

Board 1
North Deals
None Vul
A J 5
A K 10 8 4 2
5
9 5 4
Q 8 7 2
J
A J 10 9 2
Q 7 2
N
WE
S
10 9 6
Q 9 6 5 3
Q 7 4
J 10
12
10    5
13
K 4 3
7
K 8 6 3
A K 8 6 3
NTPar
N/S8810710+420
E/W34362
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N2 41103.500.50B4-Garvin-GarvinB6-Satow-Satow
N2 J1103.500.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
2 NTS−1 J502.002.00B3-Riggs-MinorB4-Barry-Barry
N−2 J1001.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB1-Klein-Klein
×N−2 Q3000.004.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB5-Kneisl-Moxley
Section O
N4 44203.000.00O8-Sebring-JonesO1-Stern-Heller
3 NTN3 24001.501.50O4-Pond-Von AdelungO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
3 NTS3 94001.501.50O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO5-Callaway-Lux
3 NTS−1 2500.003.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

Experts wrote about boards 1 thru 11. No other comments by me will be made.
Alan Hedegard

SKIP To Board 12


Board 2
East Deals
N-S Vul
K Q 10 9 2
A K 10 5
A 10 8 6
J 7 5 4
Q 3
J 5 4
A 6 3 2
N
WE
S
A 6
8 7 6
K 3 2
K J 10 9 4
16
8    11
5
8 3
J 9 4 2
Q 9 7
Q 8 7 5
NTPar
N/S68109/86+620
E/W64/5247
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
S4 A6204.000.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N3 J1402.002.00B3-Riggs-MinorB4-Barry-Barry
N3 81402.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB6-Satow-Satow
N3 91402.002.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB5-Kneisl-Moxley
N2 J1100.004.00B1-Block-PfitzerB1-Klein-Klein
Section O
N5 A2003.000.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO5-Callaway-Lux
N3 K1402.001.00O8-Sebring-JonesO1-Stern-Heller
E−2 81001.002.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
N−1 81000.003.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

Board 3
South Deals
E-W Vul
7 6 3
K Q 7 5 4
7
9 6 4 3
Q 10 9 8
9 2
K 9 5
A J 8 7
N
WE
S
A J 5
10 6 3
A 10 8
K Q 5 2
5
10    14
11
K 4 2
A J 8
Q J 6 4 3 2
10
NTPar
N/S64764−110
E/W78469
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N−1 K504.000.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB6-Satow-Satow
S−2 71002.501.50B1-Block-PfitzerB1-Klein-Klein
S−2 81002.501.50B3-Riggs-MinorB4-Barry-Barry
E3 Q1100.503.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
W2 71100.503.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB5-Kneisl-Moxley
Section O
N−1 K503.000.00O8-Sebring-JonesO1-Stern-Heller
S−2 81002.001.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
W3 71401.002.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO5-Callaway-Lux
N−3 K1500.003.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

Board 4
West Deals
Both Vul
A K 8 7 4
Q 10 8
J
A 8 4 2
Q 9 6
A 9 6
10 8 3 2
K Q 10
N
WE
S
10 3
K 5 3
A K 9 6 4
J 9 6
14
11    11
4
J 5 2
J 7 4 2
Q 7 5
7 5 3
NTPar
N/S67656−90
E/W76787
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
E−1 21003.500.50B3-Riggs-MinorB4-Barry-Barry
E−1 J1003.500.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N1 A802.002.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB5-Kneisl-Moxley
E2 J901.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB1-Klein-Klein
N−2 Q2000.004.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
E3 J1102.500.50O2-Hedegard-BaiO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
E3 21102.500.50O4-Pond-Von AdelungO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
N−3 A3000.502.50O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO5-Callaway-Lux
N−3 A3000.502.50O8-Sebring-JonesO1-Stern-Heller

Board 5
North Deals
N-S Vul
Q J 10 9 7 6 2
Q J
J
A 9 8
A K 5 3
K 7 6
K
K J 6 4 2
N
WE
S
8 4
5 4 3 2
Q 9 7 6 5
10 5
11
17    2
10
A 10 9 8
A 10 8 4 3 2
Q 7 3
NTPar
N/S78/1078/98+620
E/W63645
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
3 NTS4 46304.000.00B1-Block-PfitzerB6-Satow-Satow
N4 51703.001.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB1-Klein-Klein
N2 91102.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB5-Kneisl-Moxley
N−1 101001.003.00B2-Low-CallawayB2-Haley-Cole
N−3 53000.004.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB4-Barry-Barry
Section O
N−1 41003.000.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO4-Pond-Von Adelung
S−2 A2002.001.00O8-Sebring-JonesO2-Hedegard-Bai
N−3 103000.502.50O5-Callaway-LuxO1-Stern-Heller
3 NTS−3 43000.502.50O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

Board 6
East Deals
E-W Vul
K
K 10 9 5
9 8 5
J 10 8 5 3
Q 10 6 2
6 4
A Q 10 4 2
A 2
N
WE
S
9 8 7 5 4
A Q J 8 7
7 6
7
7
12    7
14
A J 3
3 2
K J 3
K Q 9 6 4
NTPar
N/S4222/37−650
E/W9111096
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
×E−1 32004.000.00B1-Block-PfitzerB6-Satow-Satow
S3 41102.501.50B4-Garvin-GarvinB5-Kneisl-Moxley
S3 61102.501.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB4-Barry-Barry
S2 4901.003.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB1-Klein-Klein
S−2 61000.004.00B2-Low-CallawayB2-Haley-Cole
Section O
S3 61102.830.17O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
W3 K1101.501.50O5-Callaway-LuxO1-Stern-Heller
3 NTS−4 82000.172.83O3-Alexander-LesieutreO4-Pond-Von Adelung

Board 7
South Deals
Both Vul
5 3
5 2
A J 5 2
K Q J 8 4
4
K Q 10 8 7
K 6 3
7 6 5 2
N
WE
S
Q J 8 7 2
6 4
Q 9 7 4
10 9
11
8    5
16
A K 10 9 6
A J 9 3
10 8
A 3
NTPar
N/S1198911+660
E/W24/3542
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
3 NTN4 Q6303.500.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB1-Klein-Klein
3 NTN4 76303.500.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB4-Barry-Barry
3 NTN3 46001.502.50B1-Block-PfitzerB6-Satow-Satow
3 NTN3 46001.502.50B2-Low-CallawayB2-Haley-Cole
S−2 Q2000.004.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB5-Kneisl-Moxley
Section O
3 NTS5 76602.500.50O3-Alexander-LesieutreO4-Pond-Von Adelung
3 NTN5 46602.500.50O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
3 NTS4 K6301.002.00O8-Sebring-JonesO2-Hedegard-Bai
2 NTS4 K1800.003.00O5-Callaway-LuxO1-Stern-Heller

Board 8
West Deals
None Vul
J 9 6 5 2
7
A Q 7 3
9 7 5
8 7
9 8 4
J 9 8 4 2
A J 6
N
WE
S
A 10 4
Q 10 6 5 3 2
5
K Q 3
7
6    11
16
K Q 3
A K J
K 10 6
10 8 4 2
NTPar
N/S99688+400
E/W43745
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N4 51703.500.50B4-Garvin-GarvinB5-Kneisl-Moxley
S4 91703.500.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB4-Barry-Barry
N3 K1402.002.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB1-Klein-Klein
S−1 J501.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB6-Satow-Satow
E2 A1100.004.00B2-Low-CallawayB2-Haley-Cole
Section O
×E−3 K5003.000.00O5-Callaway-LuxO1-Stern-Heller
S5 94502.001.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO4-Pond-Von Adelung
S4 91701.002.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
N3 51400.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO2-Hedegard-Bai

Board 9
North Deals
E-W Vul
7 6
A 4 3 2
A Q 10 4
J 10 3
9 8 5 4 3
J 6
J 7 5 3
A 5
N
WE
S
Q J 10
10 9 8 7 5
K 8 6
9 8
11
6    6
17
A K 2
K Q
9 2
K Q 7 6 4 2
NTPar
N/S1189912/11+920
E/W25431
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
S6 31703.500.50B1-Block-PfitzerB5-Kneisl-Moxley
S6 61703.500.50B3-Riggs-MinorB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
S5 J1502.002.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB6-Satow-Satow
S4 81301.003.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB2-Haley-Cole
S3 41100.004.00B2-Low-CallawayB1-Klein-Klein
Section O
3 NTS6 44903.000.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO1-Stern-Heller
3 NTS5 34601.501.50O6-Hedlund-HedegardO2-Hedegard-Bai
3 NTN5 104601.501.50O8-Sebring-JonesO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
S5 44000.003.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO5-Callaway-Lux

Board 10
East Deals
Both Vul
2
A 10 2
8 5 2
K Q 6 5 3 2
Q 10 6 4
Q J 8 6 5
J 4 3
4
N
WE
S
A K J 5 3
7 3
A Q
A J 9 8
9
6    19
6
9 8 7
K 9 4
K 10 9 7 6
10 7
NTPar
N/S33467−620
E/W910966
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
E−1 61003.500.50B2-Low-CallawayB1-Klein-Klein
E−1 71003.500.50B3-Riggs-MinorB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
E4 106201.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB5-Kneisl-Moxley
E4 76201.003.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB6-Satow-Satow
E4 106201.003.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB2-Haley-Cole
Section O
E4 86203.000.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO1-Stern-Heller
E5 106501.002.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO5-Callaway-Lux
E5 96501.002.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO2-Hedegard-Bai
E5 106501.002.00O8-Sebring-JonesO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

Board 11
South Deals
None Vul
A 8 7 5 2
Q 3
A 9 6 5 4 3
J
K J 9 7
K 5 2
K Q 10 8 7
N
WE
S
Q 9
A 10 8 6 5 4 3
A J 9 4
10
13    11
6
K 10 6 4 3
Q 2
10 8 7 6
J 2
NTPar
N/S39037−500
E/W74129/106
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N5 A4504.000.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB2-Haley-Cole
N−1 A502.501.50B2-Low-CallawayB1-Klein-Klein
N−1 A502.501.50B3-Riggs-MinorB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
E5 J4501.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB5-Kneisl-Moxley
E6 44800.004.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
E6 44802.500.50O4-Pond-Von AdelungO5-Callaway-Lux
E6 K4802.500.50O6-Hedlund-HedegardO2-Hedegard-Bai
E7 J5101.002.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO1-Stern-Heller
×E6 K12100.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

Board 12
West Deals
N-S Vul
9 8 7 3
10 8 4
A 6 5
A J 2
Q J 10
9 7 6 3
K Q 9 7 2
Q
N
WE
S
6 5 4 2
K J 5 2
10 8
K 9 7
9
10    7
14
A K
A Q
J 4 3
10 8 6 5 4 3
NTPar
N/S1086710+630
E/W3376/52
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
S5 71504.000.00B2-Low-CallawayB1-Klein-Klein
S4 K1303.001.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB6-Satow-Satow
E−1 A501.502.50B3-Riggs-MinorB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
W−1 A501.502.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB2-Haley-Cole
S−1 101000.004.00B1-Block-PfitzerB5-Kneisl-Moxley
Section O
S3 K1102.001.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO5-Callaway-Lux
S3 Q1102.001.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO2-Hedegard-Bai
S3 K1102.001.00O7-Maggipinto-MaggipintoO1-Stern-Heller
N−2 102000.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO3-Alexander-Lesieutre

West . . . . . . . . . . . . . .North . . . . . . . . . . . . East . . . . . . . . . . .South
Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pass . . . . . . . . . . . . .Pass . . . . . . . . . . 1 Club
??? *

* West might Double (as a passed hand - showing 3 other suits) Bid 1 Diamond, Bid 2 Diamonds (REALLY WEAK!)

How can North get to 2 Spades?????


Board 13
North Deals
Both Vul
8 6 4
9 8 2
10 5 3
K Q 8 7
Q J 10 9 3 2
6 4 3
Q 6 2
9
N
WE
S
A 7 5
A 10
A 9 8 7
A 10 4 2
5
5    16
14
K
K Q J 7 5
K J 4
J 6 5 3
NTPar
N/S22526−650
E/W9117117
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
×W−1 22004.000.00B1-Block-PfitzerB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
S−1 91003.001.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB1-Klein-Klein
W3 71402.002.00B2-Low-CallawayB6-Satow-Satow
E4 K1701.003.00B3-Riggs-MinorB2-Haley-Cole
W4 96200.004.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB4-Barry-Barry
Section O
E3 K1402.500.50O1-Stern-HellerO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
E3 K1402.500.50O8-Sebring-JonesO4-Pond-Von Adelung
E4 21700.502.50O2-Hedegard-BaiO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
E4 K1700.502.50O5-Callaway-LuxO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

In the OPEN Section, East opened 1 No Trump and West "transferred" to Spades - and
then Passed!

The King of Hearts is a "TOP - OF - A - RUN". PERFECT!!!!!


Board 14
East Deals
None Vul
9 2
A Q J 7
Q 10
J 10 5 4 3
K 6
6 3 2
J 7 6 4 2
A Q 2
N
WE
S
Q J 8 3
9 8 5 4
A K 8
K 9
10
10    13
7
A 10 7 5 4
K 10
9 5 3
8 7 6
NTPar
N/S55547−120
E/W87896
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
E−3 A1504.000.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB4-Barry-Barry
E−1 6503.001.00B2-Low-CallawayB6-Satow-Satow
E3 A1102.002.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB1-Klein-Klein
E4 51301.003.00B3-Riggs-MinorB2-Haley-Cole
E5 A4000.004.00B1-Block-PfitzerB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
Section O
1 NTW1 7903.000.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
E3 K1102.001.00O8-Sebring-JonesO4-Pond-Von Adelung
W5 91500.502.50O1-Stern-HellerO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
E5 A1500.502.50O5-Callaway-LuxO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

Bridge is AMAZING! 5 Diamonds makes 5 and goes down 3 with the same Ace of Spades Lead! WOW!

I dis favor the lead of an "unsupported" Ace [an Ace not with teh King!] against a SUIT contract.
Leads!
It sets up E/W King, Queen, and Jack as instant winners, after trumps are pulled. I can't believe North bid the Spades (a justification for leading an Ace of spades) nor is the expectation [hope] [prayer] that partner has a singleton!


Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
A Q 3
8 7 6 5 4
Q 8 4
A 3
10 7 4
K J 9 2
A K 6 2
9 6
N
WE
S
J 9 8 5
J 10 9 7
Q J 8 7 5
12
11    5
12
K 6 2
A Q 10 3
5 3
K 10 4 2
NTPar
N/S77978+140
E/W66465
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N4 J1704.000.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB1-Klein-Klein
N3 71402.002.00B1-Block-PfitzerB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N3 J1402.002.00B3-Riggs-MinorB2-Haley-Cole
N3 Q1402.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB4-Barry-Barry
N−1 J1000.004.00B2-Low-CallawayB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
N−2 J2001.501.50O1-Stern-HellerO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
N−2 J2001.501.50O2-Hedegard-BaiO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
N−2 J2001.501.50O5-Callaway-LuxO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
3 NTN−2 32001.501.50O8-Sebring-JonesO4-Pond-Von Adelung

Look how "aggressive" the Open players are in reaching GAME and the NLM players not getting to GAME except one pair.

All but one west lead TOP OF A RUN, AGAINST A heart contract.
One lead 4th best when one should lead TOP OF A RUN!

TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN

There, I have said it enough times now! In this case, it did NOT make a difference. BUT lead TOP OF A RUN, when you have one!!!!!


Board 15
South Deals
N-S Vul
A Q 3
8 7 6 5 4
Q 8 4
A 3
10 7 4
K J 9 2
A K 6 2
9 6
N
WE
S
J 9 8 5
J 10 9 7
Q J 8 7 5
12
11    5
12
K 6 2
A Q 10 3
5 3
K 10 4 2
NTPar
N/S77978+140
E/W66465
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N4 J1704.000.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB1-Klein-Klein
N3 71402.002.00B1-Block-PfitzerB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N3 J1402.002.00B3-Riggs-MinorB2-Haley-Cole
N3 Q1402.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB4-Barry-Barry
N−1 J1000.004.00B2-Low-CallawayB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
N−2 J2001.501.50O1-Stern-HellerO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
N−2 J2001.501.50O2-Hedegard-BaiO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
N−2 J2001.501.50O5-Callaway-LuxO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
3 NTN−2 32001.501.50O8-Sebring-JonesO4-Pond-Von Adelung

TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN

There, I have said it enough times now!


Board 16
West Deals
E-W Vul
Q 5
9 8 5 2
K J 7
K Q J 9
A J 10 9 7 4 3
4
8 3
A 4 2
N
WE
S
K 6 2
A K Q 7
Q 10 6 2
8 5
12
9    14
5
8
J 10 6 3
A 9 5 4
10 7 6 3
NTPar
N/S21346−660
E/W1111787
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
W5 K6502.002.00B1-Block-PfitzerB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
W5 56502.002.00B2-Low-CallawayB6-Satow-Satow
W5 K6502.002.00B3-Riggs-MinorB2-Haley-Cole
W5 K6502.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB4-Barry-Barry
W5 K6502.002.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB1-Klein-Klein
Section O
W5 K6502.500.50O1-Stern-HellerO3-Alexander-Lesieutre
W5 96502.500.50O5-Callaway-LuxO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
W6 K6800.502.50O2-Hedegard-BaiO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
W6 K6800.502.50O8-Sebring-JonesO4-Pond-Von Adelung

Leads!!! The 9 of Clubs is a TERRIBLE LEAD.

TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN
TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN TOP OF A RUN

PLEASE - LEAD A "TOP OF A RUN" INSTEAD OF 4TH BEST WITH KING QUEEN JACK 9 OR WITH K Q J X


Board 17
North Deals
None Vul
K 7 2
K 8 7 5 3
Q
10 7 6 4
A J 6
J 6 2
A K J 10 9 2
K
N
WE
S
10 9 8 5 4
A 10
8 6 3
J 9 2
8
17    5
10
Q 3
Q 9 4
7 5 4
A Q 8 5 3
NTPar
N/S32/3829−130
E/W9/895/4104
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
W−2 51004.000.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB5-Kneisl-Moxley
W3 31103.001.00B1-Block-PfitzerB2-Haley-Cole
W4 51301.502.50B2-Low-CallawayB4-Barry-Barry
W4 31301.502.50B3-Riggs-MinorB1-Klein-Klein
N−4 82000.004.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
Section O
E−1 Q503.000.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO4-Pond-Von Adelung
S−2 A1002.001.00O8-Sebring-JonesO5-Callaway-Lux
E2 41101.002.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO1-Stern-Heller
E6 42300.003.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto

Very Interesting. NLM group played a RED suit contract and Open play a BLACK suit!

LEADS: Most NLM North's led 4th best AWAY from a King. I will STRIVE NOT to do that.

Against a suit contract, I

99% of the time Do not lead an ACE unless I have the King.
99% of the time I will not UNDERLEAD an ACE.
98% of the time I will not UNDERLEAD a King.
98% of the time I will not lead a King without having the Queen.

ON THE CONVENTION CARD, THERE ARE NO SUGGESTIONS ABOUT LEADING 4TH BEST FROM AN HONOR AGAINST A SUIT CONTRACT!

IT DOES SHOW 4TH BEST FROM nothing! xxxx and xxxxx it does NOT show Kxxx or Kxxxx

THIS IS IMPORTANT!


Board 18
East Deals
N-S Vul
K J 9 8
K 4
10 8 7 3
A 8 6
10
Q J 9 6
J 5 2
K Q J 10 7
N
WE
S
7 6 5
A 8 7 5 3
A K 9
3 2
11
10    11
8
A Q 4 3 2
10 2
Q 6 4
9 5 4
NTPar
N/S68262−450
E/W75117/611/10
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
S−1 61004.000.00B1-Block-PfitzerB2-Haley-Cole
E2 A1103.001.00B3-Riggs-MinorB1-Klein-Klein
E4 31702.002.00B2-Low-CallawayB4-Barry-Barry
E5 A2001.003.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
E6 62300.004.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB5-Kneisl-Moxley
Section O
S−1 Q1003.000.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO1-Stern-Heller
E5 54501.002.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO4-Pond-Von Adelung
E5 94501.002.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
E5 A4501.002.00O8-Sebring-JonesO5-Callaway-Lux

It's true, E/W have only 21 HCP. But one has a doubleton (1 playing point)
and one has a singleton (3 playing points) and West has a 4th trump (1 playing point).

If east opens 1 Heart, West MUST bid game, especially with those NICE CLUBS!
Those clubs are worth way more than 6 HCP!


Board 19
South Deals
E-W Vul
J 7
A J 7 5 4
9 6 4
J 4 3
A K 10 9 8 6
Q 10 8
10 8 7 5
N
WE
S
Q 4 2
K 9 6 2
Q 3
A K 5 2
7
9    14
10
5 3
3
A K J 2
Q 10 9 8 7 6
NTPar
N/S43568−300
E/W99865
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
W−2 32004.000.00B2-Low-CallawayB4-Barry-Barry
W−1 A1002.501.50B4-Garvin-GarvinB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
W−1 91002.501.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB5-Kneisl-Moxley
W3 91401.003.00B3-Riggs-MinorB1-Klein-Klein
W4 A6200.004.00B1-Block-PfitzerB2-Haley-Cole
Section O
W−1 31003.000.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO4-Pond-Von Adelung
W3 21402.001.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
×S−2 A3001.002.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO1-Stern-Heller
W4 A6200.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO5-Callaway-Lux


Board 20
West Deals
Both Vul
8 6 4
K 10 7 2
Q J 10 8
J 7
K J 9 2
9 5 4 3
A K 9
4 2
N
WE
S
5 3
A 8
7 6 5 4
A Q 10 6 5
7
11    10
12
A Q 10 7
Q J 6
3 2
K 9 8 3
NTPar
N/S65654−90
E/W67688
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N2 61104.000.00B3-Riggs-MinorB1-Klein-Klein
W−1 51003.001.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB5-Kneisl-Moxley
W1 7802.002.00B2-Low-CallawayB4-Barry-Barry
1 NTE1 7901.003.00B1-Block-PfitzerB2-Haley-Cole
N−3 A3000.004.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
Section O
W−2 J2003.000.00O6-Hedlund-HedegardO1-Stern-Heller
E−1 31002.001.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
N−1 51001.002.00O2-Hedegard-BaiO4-Pond-Von Adelung
1 NTE2 Q1200.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO5-Callaway-Lux

Board 21
North Deals
N-S Vul
A 10 6 5 3
Q 4
Q J 10 8
6 4
K J 8
A K 9
K 9 6
Q J 8 2
N
WE
S
9 7
10 8 7 6 5 3
5 4
7 5 3
9
17    0
14
Q 4 2
J 2
A 7 3 2
A K 10 9
NTPar
N/S59496/7+140
E/W74746
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N3 51404.000.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB6-Satow-Satow
E−2 A1003.001.00B2-Low-CallawayB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N−1 51002.002.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB2-Haley-Cole
N−2 102000.503.50B3-Riggs-MinorB5-Kneisl-Moxley
N−2 52000.503.50B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB4-Barry-Barry
Section O
N2 51103.000.00O1-Stern-HellerO2-Hedegard-Bai
E−2 A1002.001.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
×N−1 32001.002.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO5-Callaway-Lux
×S−4 A11000.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

Board 22
East Deals
E-W Vul
9
10 4 2
10 8 7 5 4
Q 10 8 4
K Q 10 8 2
Q 7 6 3
9 3
J 6
N
WE
S
7 6 5 4 3
A
A Q 6
9 7 5 2
2
8    10
20
A J
K J 9 8 5
K J 2
A K 3
NTPar
N/S749108+130
E/W69435/4
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
2 NTS5 82104.000.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB4-Barry-Barry
S−1 K503.001.00B3-Riggs-MinorB5-Kneisl-Moxley
3 NTS−2 81001.003.00B2-Low-CallawayB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
2 NTS−2 81001.003.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB2-Haley-Cole
N−2 A1001.003.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
×W−1 102003.000.00O1-Stern-HellerO2-Hedegard-Bai
2 NTS−1 K502.001.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
W3 41401.002.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO5-Callaway-Lux
2 NTS−3 K1500.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

Board 23
South Deals
Both Vul
Q 4 3 2
A K 10 2
K
A K 4 2
A J
J
A 9 7 6 4
J 9 8 6 5
N
WE
S
10 9 6
8 7 4 3
Q J 10 5
Q 7
19
11    5
5
K 8 7 5
Q 9 6 5
8 3 2
10 3
NTPar
N/S7101045+500
E/W62396
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N5 Q6504.000.00B2-Low-CallawayB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
W−2 A2003.001.00B3-Riggs-MinorB5-Kneisl-Moxley
S3 J1401.502.50B4-Garvin-GarvinB2-Haley-Cole
S3 J1401.502.50B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB6-Satow-Satow
S−1 A1000.004.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB4-Barry-Barry
Section O
×W−3 A8003.000.00O1-Stern-HellerO2-Hedegard-Bai
S4 61702.001.00O4-Pond-Von AdelungO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto
S−1 A1001.002.00O3-Alexander-LesieutreO5-Callaway-Lux
W4 A1300.003.00O8-Sebring-JonesO6-Hedlund-Hedegard

The "power" of "false cards" by declarer got me a score of plus 130 playing 2 Diamonds which was a TOP SCORE.

North led the Ace of Clubs. GOOD LEAD. The Q7 is visible in dummy. North led
the King of clubs, KILLING my Queen!. South Played the Ten of Clubs and I as West played the Jack of Clubs. [it didn't cost me as the 9 & 8 are now HIGH anyway]. But I didn't want South to get an Over-ruff!

The appearance of my Jack of Clubs caused North to change suits and cash the Ace of hearts. a Heart was continued, which I RUFFED and
fearful of South getting a Club RUFF, I led the Ace of Diamonds (and was planning on loosing the next Diamond, but the King Fell. So I lost no Diamonds and then cashed my good 9 , 8, & 6 of Clubs!

Yes, I would have probably ruffed HIGH with the Q, J, or T but I didn't have to. My dropping of the Jack of Clubs was enough.


Board 24
West Deals
None Vul
A J 5 2
K 10 9 6 2
4 2
J 4
K 8 4
Q 7 4 3
9 3
A K 10 5
N
WE
S
9 7
8
A J 8 7 6 5
9 8 7 2
9
12    5
14
Q 10 6 3
A J 5
K Q 10
Q 6 3
NTPar
N/S10101066+430
E/W32/3377
ContractLeadScoreMatchpointsPairPair
    N-SE-WN-SE-WN-SE-W
Section B
N4 A4204.000.00B5-Mazzei-MazzeiB4-Barry-Barry
N3 91403.001.00B4-Garvin-GarvinB2-Haley-Cole
E−2 31002.002.00B2-Low-CallawayB3-Sturgeon-Anthony
N−1 9501.003.00B3-Riggs-MinorB5-Kneisl-Moxley
E2 A900.004.00B6-Seiersen-ScholefieldB6-Satow-Satow
Section O
N3 91402.830.17O1-Stern-HellerO2-Hedegard-Bai
S−1 9501.501.50O8-Sebring-JonesO6-Hedlund-Hedegard
N−2 91000.172.83O4-Pond-Von AdelungO7-Maggipinto-Maggipinto

Here, Elizabeth Sebring got the better of me. I am declaring in 3 Spades and she
leads the 9 of Diamonds. East takes the Ace and returned a Diamond. Elizabeth
played the 3 of Diamonds which I suspected was a doubleton.

I played the Queen of Trumps (spades), hoping she would "cover" with the King, if
she had it. She didn't. BRILLIANT! Normally, we cover the Queen with the King so our partners Jack x x might take a trick. But Elizabeth could see the Jack and she could deduce her partner did NOT have T x x as she should
suspect N/S had 8 Spades, she had 3, therefore her partner could not have T x x.

I was afraid that East held the King so I went up with the ACE, hoping to prevent East from giving Elizabeth a Diamond Ruff.

Well Defended Elizabeth!!!
Alan Hedegard


NorthSouthWestEast
Mean HCP9.8011.0010.328.88
Balanced Hands9151013
Voids2113
Singletons105114
Long Suits (>6)1011

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