It’s Your Call April 2021 Results

For the second month in a row, we had 40 players submitting results.

Congratulations to Michael Cockerell who won with a quasi-perfect score of 490 points out of a possible 500. He receives a free game at VICTORIA CLUBS on BBO.

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

If you would like to know how the experts bid on these deals, open the May 2021 Bridge Bulletin around page 40. The e-version should be available before the end of April (logon to MyACBL on ACBL’s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.

The May 2021 edition of It’s Your Call, Victoria is now posted on the website. All Victoria area players are invited to participate.  Click here to play the current game. 


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Problem 1

  • Mike Vitchev: 4S – E-W being vulnerable must have some side values which makes slam questionable.
  • sheldon spier: 5N – pick a slam. i cant see how to look for 7 myself. Pd needs so little for slam.
  • nancy baal: 4N – pick a minor

Problem 2

  • David Buckman: 4N – Blackwood – no agreed suit
  • sheldon spier: 4S – pd didn’t double after 3D, but has the majors. we might have slam, but don’t want to risk down 1

Problem 3

  • David Buckman: 3H – Interference, plus pard should go to 4 with a full overcall, or stop in 3
  • sheldon spier: 3H – support is weak, but it is there.
  • nancy baal: 2S – partner promises 5 spades

Problem 4

  • Mike Vitchev: 3N – It’s worth it trying
  • sheldon spier: 3S – good hand. extras. Pd can pass(unlikely), or bid 3NT or 4S
  • nancy baal: 3S – promises 6 spades which are solid, max 1 loser.

Problem 5

  • sheldon spier: 2H – i dont like game prospects. 3 poor D’s.


NameTotal Score
Michael Cockerell490
Janette Magne410
Shelley Burnham410
Deb Carnes400
Edmund Patterson390
David Buckman380
mort nelson380
Eleanor Calder370
dick vission360
glen thornborough360
Name withheld350
Brenda Fox350
Duncan Smith340
Name withheld330
Bree Watts330
James Macdonnell330
Joan McLeod330
Don Copeland320
Bob Cheeseman320
Lynne Urner320
Name withheld310
Cliff Kindree310
John Miller310
Jon Gage310
Russell Page310
Gina Curran290
sheldon spier290
Peter Lighthall280
Bob MacDonald280
Name withheld270
David Todd270
Gary Rosa270
Sophie Watt270
nancy baal270
Marlene Howell250
Heather Davies240
sylvia fair240
Name withheld230
Margot Northey230
Michael Ainsley190
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