It’s Your Call July 2018 Results

We had 39 players participate in the July 2018 quiz. 

Congratulations to Bryan Grover who won the event with a score of 460 points (out of a possible 500). He receives a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

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

If you would like to see what the experts bid on these deals, look in the August 2018 Bridge Bulletin (page 40). The e-version should be available around August 1st (logon to MyACBL on ACBL‘s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.

The August 2018 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 August game.

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Problem 1
Gail Argatoff: 3D – Michaels
Lionel Traverse: 3D – Michael showing both Majors
David Todd: 4S – 4S, might make, or we could have a slam. We should have 18 major suit cards between us, a cue bid seems futile with a working King and Queen.

Problem 2
David Todd: 6C – 6C. Now this is a cue bid! partner has some useful cards for us, let her pick our slam. It can’t be right to defend, can it? treat partners double as at least partly a negative double.

Problem 3
James Macdonnell: 4C – A four diamond response (no aces) can be passed, but a four heart (one ace response can be raised to a five diamond game.
David Todd: 4H – 4H. Another cue bid. I’ll pass if Pard bids 4S, hope partner doesn’t overthink the hand and assume I don’t have 4 spades.

Problem 4
David Todd: 1S – 1S. Double is out because we can’t pass 2D, 1NT is out because of our Diamond void, 2C is out because the phrase Queen empty 5th was coined for this hand. Pass is possible, and may be the winner.

Problem 5
David Todd: Double – 1S. If we double and partner bids clubs we can bid 2NT and go down 2. If partner volunteers clubs we can bid 3NT and make it, assuming a club loser and an outside entry. Simple. It has been 30 years since I passed a 20 point hand, it worked the 1st time, failed the 2nd.

Results

NameTotal Score
Bryan Grover460
David Todd450
Tony Farr450
Bob Cheeseman440
Do not show my name in the results list440
elaine mauger430
Michael Cockerell430
C.Ann Brydon410
denis johnstn410
Bob MacDonald390
Roy Banner380
Russell Page380
john miller360
Don Copeland350
Lionel Traverse350
Margot Northey350
Holly Boudreau340
Do not show my name in the results list320
Do not show my name in the results list320
Do not show my name in the results list310
Ray Wickland290
Brenda Fox280
Do not show my name in the results list280
Bill Birney260
Do not show my name in the results list250
Do not show my name in the results list250
Do not show my name in the results list250
Edmund Patterson250
Gail Argatoff250
Gina Curran250
James Macdonnell250
mort nelson230
Cliff Kindree220
Do not show my name in the results list210
judy stewart200
Heather Davies180
Do not show my name in the results list150
King Lee150
Do not show my name in the results list120