It’s Your Call December 2019 Results

 

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.

To see all results, scroll to the bottom of this page (after Comments).

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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Problem 1

  • Judi Woytack: 4C – I believe a gerber is appropriate although 6nt…will probably be the contract

Problem 2

  • Judi Woytack: 4C – Splinter

Problem 3

  • 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

Problem 4

  • 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

Problem 5

  • 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.

Results

NameTotal Score
Rob Bradford460
Tom Braybrook460
John Miller460
Bob MacDonald450
Gay Miller450
Duncan Smith450
Natalie Williams450
Bree Watts440
Joan McLeod430
Mike Ainsley420
Peter Lighthall420
Jack Campbell400
Edmund Patterson400
Ray Wickland390
paul flanagan380
David Todd370
Name withheld350
mort nelson350
Name withheld340
bill birney340
David Buckman340
n adrian330
Catherine Mustafa330
glen thornborough320
Sophie Watt300
Holly Boudreau280
Dick Dixon280
Cliff Kindree280
Eleanor Calder270
Janette Magne270
Rob Feldstein260
Jon Gage250
James Macdonnell240
Name withheld220
Michael Cockerell210
King Lee210
mike black180