For the first time since we started this quiz in October 2016, there was a 3-way tie for first place.
Rob Bradford, Tom Braybrook and John Miller all scored 460 out of a possible 500. They each receive a free play, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.
Interestingly, there was also a 4-way tie for second place with those players scoring 450.
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If you would like to know how the experts bid on these deals, open the January 2020 Bridge Bulletin to page 40. The e-version should be available around January 3 (logon to MyACBL on ACBL‘s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.
The January 2020 edition of It’s Your Call, Victoria is now posted on the website. All Unit 431 members in good standing may participate. Click here to play the current game.
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- Judi Woytack: 4C – I believe a gerber is appropriate although 6nt…will probably be the contract
- Judi Woytack: 4C – Splinter
- David Todd: 2S – Partner could still have four spades, with 15 points and a singleton it can’t be right to pass. i opened 1D instead of 1NT because I have spades, time to bid them.
- Cliff Kindree: 2D – Spade is a reverse, 2 D shows 5 but dose it deny a a 4 card major
- David Todd: 4D – Does a spade rebid by partner confirm a good suit, or is it an attempt to sign off, preempts work. I will know what to do if partner bids hearts, a spade rebid is another matter, I suppose I’ll raise and partner may struggle in a 5-2 fit.
- Judi Woytack: 4S – Maybe 3nt. Not sure
- Nazmudin Rayani: Multiple bids – 4S, not Pass
- David Todd: 3C – A fancy 1S or 2S bid seems the only alternative. This is what we have, maybe a little bit too good for 3C, and we could languish here in a 6-1 fit, while 3NT makes. If partner has hearts but not spades then 3NT could be easy, maybe s/he will bid 3H and we can bid 3NT.