It’s Your Call September 2018 Results

We had 35 players participate in the September 2018 quiz. 

Congratulations to Cliff Kindree who won with 380 (out of a possible 500). He receives a free game, valid at local clubs, courtesy of Unit 431. Four other players came very close, each scoring 360.

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 October 2018 Bridge Bulletin (page 40). The e-version should be available around October 1st (logon to MyACBL on ACBL‘s website). The print edition usually arrives in your mailbox during the first week of the month.

The October 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 October game.


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Problem 1

  • David Todd: 3N – we’ll play 6D on another hand. 3NT
  • Mike Ainsley: 3S – 3 spades will confirm a diamond fit, and allow partner to bid 3NT if partner has no further slam interest
  • Rita Beny: 4H – I open the hand one spade and rebid two clubs in response to one NT forcing. If partner tries to sign off I now bid two NT

Problem 2

  • David Todd: Double – double. we’ll bid 2NT on another hand
  • Louis Sandmaier: 2N – Unusual 2 no trump (minors)
  • Mike Ainsley: 2D – partner may still have 5 spades. I initially was thinking of 2 NT, but with 3 spades and a heart void, plus I have the intermediate hand, 11 -15 HCP, so I hope I will get another opportunity to bid clubs if needed
  • Rita Beny: 4N – Super unusual NT. Pick a minor opponents can’t bid major suit game

Problem 3

  • David Todd: 2D – 2D. and 5C over their 4 of a major.
  • Roy Banner: Double – to strong to bid first
  • Mike Ainsley: Double – I am going to bid 5 diamonds after double, unless partner bids clubs.
  • Rita Beny: 2D – I will bid clubs next showing a two suited hand. If partner has the right controls we belong in slam

Problem 4

  • David Todd: 3N – 3NT. maybe we have 9 tricks, I have 7, partner needs only 2
  • Roy Banner: 3D – hard to see 3nt yet.. but P could have 2 tricks and you may get 7
  • Rita Beny: 3N – Partners freely bid one no trump shows 8-10 with major suit stoppers. My diamonds will run

Problem 5

  • David Todd: 2S – 2S. Nothing fancy, no sense making partner chosse a major.
  • Roy Banner: 4S – a gamble but i like those best.. a better bid would be 2d…
  • Rita Beny: 4S – Hope we’re not missing slam. Two suited fits provide more tricks


NameTotal Score
Cliff Kindree380
Bryan Grover360
Daniel Lyder360
Edmund Patterson360
Name withheld360
C.Ann Brydon350
Duncan Smith340
John Miller330
Holly Boudreau320
mort nelson320
bill birney310
Bob MacDonald310
David Todd300
Jordan Tessarolo300
Roy Banner300
denis johnston290
Don Copeland290
Eileen Lugossy290
Name withheld290
Russell Page290
Bob Cheeseman280
Name withheld280
Brend Fox270
Tony Farr260
Name withheld250
Louis Sandmaier240
Bree Watts220
Name withheld210
James Macdonnell200
Rita Beny200
tom b200
Margot Northey130
Name withheld120
Name withheld100
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