It’s Your Call October 2019 Results


Thirty-nine players participated in the October 2019 edition of It’s Your Call, Victoria!

Bob MacDonald won for a second time this year, again with the same impressive score, 490 points (out of a possible 500). He will receive a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431.

And a big thank you to all the players who commented on the problems. Interesting reading!

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 November 2019 Bridge Bulletin (page 40). The e-version should be available around November 3 (logon to MyACBL on ACBL‘s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.

The November 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 current game.


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Problem 1

  • Gail Richardson: 4H – With my void in spades and a nice 9 points, I think bidding to game is a good bid.
  • alison Campbell: Double – to keep all three suits in play. If it could be interpreted to be penalty, then I would bid 4 hearts.
  • Susan Breiddal: 4H – Neither vulnerable, west is weak and I assume East is too or they would have gone to game. With a void that ups my hand.

Problem 2

  • Ernie Tradewell: 2N – too good to splinter. let see if pard has singleton heart.
  • Gail Richardson: 2N – With this strong hand, I want to let partner know that I support their spades and let’s look for slam. I’m too strong to do a splinter bid.
  • alison Campbell: 2H – Assuming 2/1, so no need to jump and take up extra bidding room
  • Susan Breiddal: 4C – Perhaps 2 hearts but with the value of my hand and a 9 card suit a splinter shows my hand better.

Problem 3

  • Ernie Tradewell: 2D – about right on values once pard has passed..
  • Gail Richardson: 2C – I can’t double with only 2 spades and I don’t think I’m strong enough to bid 3 clubs, plus my clubs are not good! But I do think 2C is okay.
  • duncan smith: Pass – If pard has “penalty pass ” , they’ll find spades.
  • Susan Breiddal: Pass – I’m going to pass as I need more to go to 2 and we are vulnerable. My partner most likely has hearts as East didn’t respond.
  • Sheila Kaye: Multiple bids – don’t know how to erase an error. I want to double, not bid 3D.

Problem 4

  • Ernie Tradewell: 2S – i would normally bid 2h ( limit raise) here but red cards are not great here..
  • Gail Richardson: 2S – This is a difficult one as I have the opponents’ suits! But I still think it’s good enough for 2S. Maybe one of the opponents will raise their bid, then I’ll think seriously about doubling.
  • David Buckman: 3D – Showing limit raise +
  • Susan Breiddal: Multiple Bids – The void ups my hand value So I go for it.
  • Sheila Kaye: 3H – intending this as a cue bid for spade support

Problem 5

  • Ernie Tradewell: 3H – i am going to bid 3nt over 3s if my Pard(?) bids 3s
  • Gail Richardson: 2N – I’m looking for more information about my partner’s hand before setting the contract. As I have only one small spade, I’m hoping to bid 3NT, depending upon their answer.
  • alison Campbell: 3N – if 2Nt is forcing, asking for a feature, then that is what I would bid.


NameTotal Score
Bob MacDonald490
Ernie Tradewell470
Gina Curran460
glen thornborough450
Gail Richardson440
Jack Campbell430
paul flanagan430
bill birney410
duncan smith400
Name withheld380
Heather Cozens380
Eleanor Calder370
G Miller370
Name withheld360
Bree Watts360
John Miller350
alison Campbell340
Name withheld340
Janette Magne340
Name withheld330
Name withheld330
Holly Boudreau330
David Buckman330
Diane Moffatt310
Sophie Watt310
Dick Dixon290
Edmund Patterson290
Brenda Fox280
James Macdonnell280
Name withheld270
Rob Feldstein270
Eileen Lugossy270
mort nelson270
Name withheld260
Sheila Elworthy250
Name withheld240
Susan Breiddal240
Gary Rosa120
Cliff Kindree30
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