It’s Your Call December 2018 Results

Participation was excellent for the December 2018 quiz, with 52 players submitting results. 

Congratulations to Jack Campbell who won the event with a score of 450 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 January 2019 Bridge Bulletin (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 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 January game.


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Problem 1

  • Mike Black: 4C – partner has no more than 4 Spades and only 1 or 2 Hearts. Let’s say 8 cards in the minors with more clubs than diamonds. I suspect we have 8 clubs and 25+ points. LTC looks good as well
  • Duncan Smith: 4D – Impossible problem. Would bid 3NT if they weren’t vulnerable.
  • david Todd: 4D – What else.

Problem 2

  • Mike Black: 4S – mine is a good hand from a LTC perspective. With any luck Hearts should set up.
  • Duncan Smith: 2S – Close between 2 Spades & 2 Hearts.

Problem 3

  • Mike Black: 2N – To bid anything other than 2NT is misleading partner. If we are playing Victoria he most likely has a club stopper and he will bid 3N at least. If he doesn’t have a club stopper it will too bad if they can run off 5 clubs –we won’t be alone. If we are playing waiting and he bids the negative 3 Clubs I’ll bid 3 Diamonds and let him correct if necessary.
  • Duncan Smith: 2H – Not bidding NT now does not preclude our final contract being in NT.
  • david Todd: 3D – Partner should have a good hand with diamonds. We have support. Even though our hand says partner can’t have a diamond positive we might as well bid as though she does.

Problem 4

  • Duncan Smith: 3S – Most flexible bid. Not asking for stopper per se , but 3NT only if pard bids it.
  • david Todd: 3NT. only we can bid it, hope to take 5 tricks in one minor + 3 top hearts and a spade, or if pard doesn’t have the ace of hearts, then we take the top 3 tricks in the other minor.

Problem 5

  • Mike Black: Pass – Partner did not jump so he has less than 8-9 pts – I’ll compete if necessary
  • Duncan Smith: 2C – Will show 3rd heart later , if convenient. 2nd choice is Pass (Go Plus)
  • david Todd: Pass – Pass. I would raise if p bid my 4 card major.


NameTotal Score
Jack Campbell450
Gina Curran420
Jordan Tessarolo420
Sheila Kaye420
Duncan Smith410
Roy Wood410
david Todd400
ruth davies400
Cliff Kindree390
Bob MacDonald370
dick vission370
Heather Davies360
mort nelson360
Name withheld360
Russell Page360
denis johnston350
Name withheld350
Tony Farr350
delmor christensen340
John Miller340
bill birney330
Michael Cockerell330
Name withheld330
Name withheld330
Ernie Tradewell320
Holly Boudreau320
Name withheld320
Name withheld320
Don Copeland310
Name withheld310
David Buckman300
Gary Rosa300
Name withheld300
tommy b300
Name withheld290
Bree Watts280
Brenda Fox280
Deborah Carnes280
terry foster280
Liz Pashak270
Edmund Patterson250
Ray Wickland250
James Macdonnell240
Mike Black240
C.Ann Brydon230
Name withheld230
Bryan Grover220
Name withheld220
Jill Stainforth190
Ken Camp160
Rob Feldstein160
paul flanagan100

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