It’s Your Call April 2019 Results

We had 32 players participate in the April 2019.

Tied for first place were Sophie Watt and Bree Watts with a score of 430 points (out of a possible 500). They each receive 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 May 2019 Bridge Bulletin (page 40). The e-version should be available around May 3 (logon to MyACBL on ACBL‘s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.

The May 2019 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 May game.


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Problem 1

  • David Todd: 3S – asking for a stopper.
  • duncan smith: 3C – No good answer X , if to , best.

Problem 2

  • bill birney: Pass – you are down 1; pass. if W doubles, you can bid 4C, also down 1.
  • Lynne Urner: 4S – Should have passed the 2 hts in first place.
  • David Todd: Pass – North can see her hand, I can’t, I’m assuming he’s making the winning bid. If I pull and am wrong, the sky will fall, if I stay put and 3NT is wrong, then partner bears the responsibility. Bridge is a simple game.

Problem 3

  • David Todd:   the double changes nothing, we do not have a diamond fit, and if we do, who cares?

Problem 4

  • David Todd: Pass – I’ve seen hands that are considered a good 1H bid in balancing seat, a flat hand with 4 or 5 tricks is about what partner was counting on.

Problem 5

  • David Todd: Pass – I’ll pass and hope to hear more, I’m willing to defend 2S, I am not willing to bid 2NT, which figures to be a disgusting contract, it usually is. I suppose I could bid 3NT, which is a wonderful contract, if partners hand is worth 5 club tricks plus an entry, then we have 8 or 9 tricks already, depending on the opening lead. One stopper in spades may not be enough.


NameTotal Score
Sophie Watt430
Bree Watts430
Janette Magne420
Name withheld410
Brenda Fox410
Gina Curran400
Eileen Lugossy400
John Miller400
mort nelson400
Eleanor Calder390
Gilda Good390
Name withheld380
Michael Cockerell380
bill birney370
David Buckman370
Don Copeland370
Name withheld360
Heather Davies360
Name withheld350
Shelley Burnham350
C. Ann Brydon340
James Macdonnell340
Edmund Patterson340
Lynne Urner330
Name withheld320
Name withheld320
mike black320
Rob Feldsteiin300
Bob MacDonald290
Russell Page290
David Todd230
duncan smith200
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