2017 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs
Your Personal Results Booklet
Welcome to your personal results analysis booklet for the 2017 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs.
You will have already received your first booklet on the day of the event -- an instructional booklet with advice on how to bid and play the hands. This is your second booklet, looking at the actual results from around Australia.
86 of the participating clubs have submitted all of their travelling scoreslips, so this year's event has been scored across the field. With over 500 tables submitted for each board, and over 15000 boards played overall, this is your chance to directly compare your results with players from all over the country, board by board.
For each board we have displayed a full national travelling scoreslip, plus a summary of the most common contracts and results, with some additional comments about the final results. The summary also shows your own result, and also the results of one of the top ranked pairs. This way you can see exactly what you needed to do if you wanted to win the event!
Note: this feature is only available if you selected your name from the box on the previous page. Also, Hamilton have again chosen not to submit their board scores for this feature.
This booklet also contains the list of the top 436 pairs in the event, on pages 34-37.
The top five pairs are:
1. Edward Heinemeyer & Robert McCathie Tamborine
2. Mike Greening & Pat Mesmer Adelaide
3. Susie Owen & Barry Grisdale Grand Slam Double Bay
4. Megg Kelham & William Cormack Alice Springs
5. Ken Williams & Patrick Blades Central Coast
Best WA: Linda Gilbertson - Max Gerber Bayswater
Best Vic/Tas: John Phyland - Joan Waterworth U3A
Prizes are all listed in this document. In all cases, winners need to contact us at mail@australianbridge.com to give us your postal address. (If you see a friend's name in a prize notice, be sure to let them know and congratulate them).
If you enjoyed this event, and feel ready to expand your horizons a little further, you might give some thought to playing in our Australia-Wide OPEN Pairs in August. That event is for all players, regardless of experience; if you are unsure, your club's teacher will be able to help you decide whether or not to play.
I hope you enjoyed the event and find this booklet interesting and informative.
Brad Coles
Publisher, Australian Bridge Magazine

PS. All participants are entitled to a $5 discount on our novice magazine. Here is a sample copy.

Board 1

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A62
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K986
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT63
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K653
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT74
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)852
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ95
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK97

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT97
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJT54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass2NTpass
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS420
NS winners' result: 3NT-W, NS100 (NS 88%)

Comments:
The popular contract here was 3NT, which means many pairs didn't find the heart fit. The Stayman convention is the key; if your partnership hasn't learned this convention yet, get your teacher to put you on to it immediately. A 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) response to 2NT (or more commonly, a 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) response to 1NT) asks for a four-card major.

A diamond lead will put a quick end to 3NT. Luckily for EW, this was a fairly common result, so EW still escape with a 32% score. Finding the right game is a big 81%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW11EW4609
10EW4307
9EW40035
8NS5063
7NS10054
6NS15020

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW4803
11EW45015
10EW420123
9NS5027

2NT-EW10EW1803
9EW1508
8EW12020
7NS5015
6NS1008
Travelling scoreslip
NS15010050-70-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-230-400-420-430-450-460
Freq2478139215282512142241313513271510
NS%988868555452514846464441383838373419641


Board 2

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJ6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)874
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T32
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)542
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)84
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJ64
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ73
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT973
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ53
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)86

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)52
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT62
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)985
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJT9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-W, NS400
NS winners' result: 3NT-W, NS50 (NS 82%)

Comments:
EW did better on this deal, with most reaching and making 3NT. This is a good effort with just 12 HCP in each hand. West's powerful diamond suit is worth more than six points, especially given that it has a strong side-suit entry.

Not all 12-counts are identical. Compare with South's 12-point hand on Board 26; that hand has no source of tricks, not even a decent four-card suit. Taking tricks requires more than just a smattering of high cards.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW11EW4604
10EW43034
9EW400150
8NS5070
7NS10017

2NT-EW10EW1809
9EW15046
8EW12041
7NS504

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW1304
9EW11016
8EW9014
7NS506

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8EW11012
7NS5010
Travelling scoreslip
NS100500-80-90-110-120-130-140-150-180-200-210-300-400-430
Freq331132117464861549912115435
NS%9682727170645550484237363636214


Board 3

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q974
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)754
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)932
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)6543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J93
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K53
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT86
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT82
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)54

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQJ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJ9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ82

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2NT
pass3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-S, NS400
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS460 (NS 98%)

Comments:
It's NS's turn to make 3NT, and again the field did well. South's correct action with a balanced 18-count is to open at the one-level and then jump in notrumps, showing a balanced hand too strong to open 1NT. Any other course, and North won't know there are enough points for game.

Not surprisingly, some South players opened 1NT and North naturally didn't move. Some players have been taught to open 1NT with 16-18 (rather than the more modern 15-17). If that's the case, North has a close decision, and passing misses the 25-point game.

The card play is tougher; taking all your 11 tricks was worth a huge 98%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS11NS46023
10NS43053
9NS40076
8EW5025

1NT-NS11NS21016
10NS18057
9NS15065
8NS12028
7NS903

2NT-NS11NS2105
10NS18026
9NS15045
8NS12018

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1306
9NS1109
Travelling scoreslip
NS46043042040024021020018017015014013012011090-50-100
Freq245338212328541211311471654211
NS%98918678706866584938262318121061


Board 4

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)86
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A54
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q986
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQJ7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K9652
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQT76
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T4

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K94
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)983
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ753

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS620
NS winners' result: 3NT-E, NS200 (NS 97%)

Comments:
Another 4-4 fit, and everyone found this one. When the bidding starts with 1NT, the auction can be a trap for inexperienced players (it's worth spending some time practicing 1NT auctions). On this hand, though, there are no traps -- you just have to bid your suits until the fit is found.

The tricky part is bidding the 23-point game, but most people managed it. Both players add points for their shortages, getting the total up to 25 (or more).

Again, taking all your tricks is worth a massive 95%. Solid bidding is enough to win any typical session, but it's the overtricks that will really put you ahead of the game.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20033
10EW17075
9EW14037
8EW1108

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW6806
11EW65044
10EW62065
9NS10022
8NS2008

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2005
10EW17049
9EW14025
8NS1004

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW1303
9EW11013
8EW904
Travelling scoreslip
NS200110100-1-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-200-210-230-300-600-620-650-660
Freq1914411313511471714352221272472
NS%97959187868481777568614729242424241761


Board 5

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT72
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q652
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKT64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)865
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)865
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J9873
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q3

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ972

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)dbl2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS620
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS680 (NS 99%)

Comments:
Yet another 4-4 fit, and this time there's a new obstacle in the mix: opponents. The 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) overcall stops you from simply bidding and raising hearts, so you'll need to rely on another essential convention, the negative double.

Defending 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), the defence should take two spades and a diamond, and it's not clear how so many people took 11 tricks. Possibly West switched to a diamond after cashing the spades, or maybe he played a third spade to give a ruff and discard. The 11th trick gave a small bonus to an already good 80% score for NS.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS6805
11NS65049
10NS62086
9EW10015

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS2303
11NS20031
10NS17054
9NS14016

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8EW11038
7NS5022
6NS1005

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS11NS15012
10NS13023
9NS1109

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8NS5024
7NS10011
Travelling scoreslip
NS66065063062060050030027023021020017015014013012011010090500-100-110-140-200
Freq15049151115138652217341611174491494319
NS%99948981727171717070665749454036333129241915621


Board 6

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ94
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQT974
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)53
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q8653

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)653
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT762
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)832
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)97

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS620
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW620 (NS 44%)

Comments:
This is the first truly competitive auction of the day, with EW making an easy 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and NS having a big heart fit. Quite a few pairs bid 5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) over 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), and EW now have two options. (1) Bidding on to 5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) is tempting, going for all or nothing. If the defence is generous enough to let you make, you've got 86%, but more likely you're one off for a bottom board. (2) The other option is to double 5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) and take 300. This is a below average result for EW, but NS deserve their good score for bidding 5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes).
That's how bridge goes: if you happen to be sitting against someone when they do something clever, you'll score badly. Get the points back later by doing something good yourself.

A book prize for a unique top goes to Francisco Correa and Bob Powell at Mandurah.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW650103
10EW620195
9NS10021

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10EW5014
9EW10023
8EW1507

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20010
10EW17026
9EW1406

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS4205
9EW5015
8EW1004

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW6506
10NS10015

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)x-EW11EW9903
10EW79013
Travelling scoreslip
NS420300200140100-50-100-140-150-170-200-250-300-400-500-620-650-680-790-800
Freq6184363131773515113142021151132
NS%9998989693878177767267666563634415431


Board 7

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQJ8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQT98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T97
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T52
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)72
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K752
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ83
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7643
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A53
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A864
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K4

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J64
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J652

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS110
NS winners' result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS140 (NS 82%)

Comments:
While the defence should take five tricks against
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), our spot prize challenge was for NS to make nine. Your goal is four hearts, four spades, and a diamond. You'll need help, hoping the defence don't cash their clubs, but neither defender has an attractive club lead.

At the time of writing, over 100 pairs have managed to get the 9th trick.

The book prizes for making nine tricks in hearts go to Rhonda van Dyke and Heather Knorr of Traralgon and Peter Knight and Jo Wood of Mandurah.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS17011
9NS14071
8NS110148
7EW1009

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS17015
9NS14037
8EW10085
7EW2009

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS6204
9EW10019
8EW20048
7EW3004

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS14011
8NS11024

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS6EW2004
Travelling scoreslip
NS20017014012011010090800-90-100-200
Freq32712311785342112164
NS%99968271543736363535247


Board 8

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ82
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T94
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q85
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J97654
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q63
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J8752

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K973
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A7653
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass2NTpass3NT
all pass

Suggested result: 3NT-N, NS400
NS winners' result: 3NT-N, NS430 (NS 87%)

Comments:
The easiest hand so far, with 28 HCP, no major-suit fit and two balanced hands. Some played in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), presumably on the auction 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), or maybe 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). North is too strong for a raise to 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), which would be 6-9 points, and certainly too strong to pass if South bids again. Similarly, South is far too strong to pass if North jumps.

Pairs who reached 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) were unlucky, but you shouldn't be playing in 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) with balanced hands.

Unlike in our given auction, most played from the South hand. West led a heart, giving declarer time to set up spades for overtricks. Not too expensive, as NS already score very well for bidding 3NT, at the expense of the diamond bidders.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS11NS46020
10NS43073
9NS40050
8EW5016
7EW10016

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS15014
10NS13075

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS40014
10EW5056
9EW1006

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS15015
10NS13044
9NS1104

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS1505
10NS13013
9EW504
Travelling scoreslip
NS49046045043042040030025021020018017015014013012011010050-50-80-100
Freq222274269217488529135278483128
NS%999794878074676766656463575138252423221463


Board 9

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)986
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A732
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)952
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK9732
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQT32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT5

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
1NTpass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, NS140
NS winners' result: 1NT-E, EW90 (NS 60%)

Comments:
Over East's 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) in the recommended auction, West has three options: Pass, 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes). In the souvenir booklet I dismissed 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) as a poor bid, and I'm pleased to see no one tried it. The popular choice was Pass, and 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) is a fine spot. This set of boards gives you plenty of practice at playing 4-3 fits, and most declarers kept their heads and made eight tricks.

An overtrick was available, but not worth much; on tricky hands like this, you will score very well for just doing something sensible. EW110 was worth 63%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW14016
8EW11069
7NS10019

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1704
9EW14024
8EW11037

3NT-EW8NS10028
7NS20018
6NS30010

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS8EW507
7EW10026
6EW15019

1NT-EW8EW12023
7EW9014
6NS1007
Travelling scoreslip
NS30020010090-50-70-90-100-110-120-140-150-160-170-180-300-360-500-560-600
Freq13591122231174112731682619112122
NS%9992776664626055392415743222211


Board 10

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8765
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A3
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJT32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J542
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9765
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT98

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJT653
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K76

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2NTpass3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass4NTpass5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS1430
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS680 (NS 55%)

Comments:
With 26 HCP, it's almost impossible to bid this slam without conventions, so this is a tough hand for a novice field. However, even if you're relatively new to the game, it's worth looking into the 2NT Jacoby convention. I'll include an article on this topic in the next issue of Australian Bridge - Novice Edition.

Missing the slam is no tragedy though. Even on a simple hand like this, taking your 12 top tricks is an above-average score.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS13NS7103
12NS680425
11NS65019
10NS6203

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS23024
11NS2004

6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS143016

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS23010
11NS2005

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS68011

3NT-NS11NS6603
Travelling scoreslip
NS1430710680660650620500400230200
Freq2034483213213510
NS%989655141299951


Board 11

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)952
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQT865
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A93
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJT83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)965
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)3
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)84
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q76
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQJ43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K42

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJT762
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J97

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, NS420
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS50 (NS 80%)

Comments:
38 EW pairs defended 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), which means some of the West players were afraid to overcall 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). That's understandable; it's risky to go to the 3-level with only 12 points. But passing is risky too, and your long strong suit will offer you some protection.

This deal also presented a play problem, with 116 pairs failing to make 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). The secret is to find a place to put your spade loser before you draw trumps. There are several options: ruffing the spade loser is the simplest, but you'll also succeed if you set up the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K or the long diamonds for a discard.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW48020
11EW45042
10EW420177
9NS50102
8NS1003

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9EW5015
8EW10015
7EW1509

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS1706
9NS14014
8NS1109
7EW509

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW2004
10EW17021
9EW14011
Travelling scoreslip
NS17015014011010050-50-100-110-130-140-150-170-200-230-250-300-400-420-430-450-480
Freq71189101173124121311217214118314921
NS%999896949280676259595855525049494848311493


Board 12

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K42
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT7653
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K73
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q973
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J9854
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT85
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ764
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T2

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT532
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A92
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ6

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass3NT
all pass

Suggested result: 3NT-S, NS660
NS winners' result: 3NT-N, NS660 (NS 82%)

Comments:
No one reached the good slam here, which isn't too surprising. It's one thing for South to work out that North might have the right cards for slam; it's much harder to work out that North does have those cards.

As it turns out, bidding slam wasn't worth the risk anyway, as just bidding 3NT was worth 82%. This is because so many pairs were in 2NT, or failing to take all their tricks in 3NT. If you were one of the many pairs in 2NT, it's well worth taking a closer look at your auction to see where you went wrong. 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-1NT-2NT-3NT, or 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-1NT-3NT, or 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-3NT, are all acceptable. 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-2NT is not -- a minimum notrump rebid shows a hand too weak to open 1NT (South's hand is too strong to open 1NT).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS12NS69038
11NS660109
10NS63025
9NS6007
8EW10014
7EW20019

2NT-NS12NS24011
11NS21043
10NS18015
9NS15011
8NS1208
7EW10014

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS17025
11NS15023
10NS1304
Travelling scoreslip
NS690660630620600500240210200180170150140130120110908070-1-100-110-200
Freq421132622141195421944521471026421138123
NS%9682696561605851464438302422201714131313964


Board 13

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ32
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ94
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J95
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q8632
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT74
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A84
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J875

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, NS650
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS140 (NS 91%)

Comments:
Many EW pairs were stolen from on this deal. Despite our recommended auction to 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), the popular contract was 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) for NS. Only three pairs doubled this, but none of them found their club ruff (this was still worth 75%, but it would have been 100% with the ruff). 33 pairs took 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) three off; again, still a good score, but it would have been 100% with a double.

EW pairs who sold out to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) were the real victims. Like board 11, it's important for West to not get pushed around with a good suit and a decent hand. And once West bids, East has a safe raise with five-card support.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS6203
9EW10040
8EW20076
7EW30028
6EW4005

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS14042
8EW10052
7EW20029

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW6806
11EW65062
10EW62054

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS14031
8NS11032
7EW10015

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW6509
10NS10013
9NS2003
Travelling scoreslip
NS20017014011010080-100-120-140-170-200-300-400-500-620-650-680
Freq747435131113114112355254736
NS%99989181767564545453432926252081


Board 14

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)863
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T7654
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q952
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)53
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK32
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJT7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT862
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q98

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT9852
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS450
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS170 (NS 28%)

Comments:
My recommended auction on this deal was pretty aggressive, but in fact nearly every pair did get to game. Most likely this was done with an invitational auction, rather than the jump to 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) that I proposed.

46 South players actually passed partner's 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) raise, without even inviting. Those players need to take a closer look at distribution points: adding a few points for shortages when you've found a fit. The South hand is worth much more than its 14 high-card points (as you discovered when you made 11 tricks opposite a balanced 8-count).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS45082
10NS420198
9EW5044
8EW1003

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS20026
10NS17074
9NS14021

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS20014
10NS17022
9NS14010

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2003
10NS1708
9NS1403
Travelling scoreslip
NS450420230200180170150140110100500-50-100
Freq8620714211064361231464
NS%91654642382818141111101061


Board 15

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A763
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K65
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K842
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9632
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT975
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q7

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)863
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A9843

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
pass1NTall pass

Suggested result: 1NT-N, NS90
NS winners' result: 1NT-N, NS120 (NS 89%)

Comments:
I commented in the booklet that I expected 1NT to be a universal contract, and I was very wrong this time. Many East players overcalled 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), and I have a bit of admiration for that, although I'd much rather you had an unbalanced hand. Competing on balanced hands is always risky.

I've said many times that letting the opponents play in 1NT at Matchpoints is a long term loser; that advice mainly applies at nil vil, but it's also reasonable advice at favourable vul (if you are unbalanced). Whether 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) made or went one off, it was worth about 50% to EW (as opposed to 33% defending 1NT, or 11% for misdefending 1NT). But 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) reaped its best reward when it pushed NS into higher (failing) contracts.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-NS9NS15018
8NS12044
7NS9086
6EW100135
5EW20020

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW8EW9010
7NS5019
6NS10023
5NS1505

2NT-NS8NS12010
7EW1009
6EW20023
5EW3006

3NT-NS7EW20011
6EW30010
5EW4003
Travelling scoreslip
NS15012011010090807050-90-100-110-200-300
Freq305414349332381116517319
NS%9789837867585754493318112


Board 16

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT9
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ854
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ52
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T764
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K86

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9873
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q7543

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS620
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW170 (NS 75%)

Comments:
With the exception of boards 10 and 24, this is the flattest board of today's set, with 354 pairs in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and nearly all of them making. The only trap on this deal was on opening lead: several Norths led the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A (or the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A followed by the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A). These pairs scored just 8% for -650.

Two tips: (1) Tend to avoid leading unsupported aces. The images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J from a sequence is a perfectly safe lead. (2) If you do happen to lead the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A, then you will see that dummy has no threatening source of tricks. Your images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A is not running away; there is absolutely no need to lead it now, it will come to you eventually. Aces are for capturing kings.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW65088
10EW620234
9NS10032

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20016
10EW17073
9EW14010

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2004
10EW17017
9EW1403

1NT-EW9EW1505
8EW1205

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS8NS1103

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10NS1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS140110100-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-300-380-600-620-650
Freq134141226213109622411123989
NS%9999949090908989888684756663616161398


Board 17

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)754
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J98642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ984
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q9

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J986
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J65432

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1NTpass
6NTall pass

Suggested result: 6NT-E, NS990
NS winners' result: 6NT-W, EW990 (NS 10%)

Comments:
Well done to the 112 pairs in slam! For the rest of you, this is an excellent learning opportunity. When partner shows 15-17 HCP, and you have 18 HCP, any bid that allows you to stop short of 6NT is a poor choice. On boards like this it's common to see a smattering of 4NT and 5NT contracts, from players who feel like they should be in slam but are nervous about taking responsibility. You'll have to start bidding slams one day, why not today?
Card play tip for the nine players who took just nine tricks: you cashed your nine top tricks before playing diamonds. Set up your long suit before giving up your stoppers in the short suits.
The book prizes for beating 6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) go to Sally Jowett and Robyn Woodhall of Undercroft and Jean Howes & Frank Powell of Eastern Shore. A book prize for unique top goes to Sheila Jackson and David Spence at Bayswater.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW12EW490100
11EW46012
10EW43019
9EW40018

6NT-EW12EW990106
9NS1506

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW42080
11EW40035

4NT-EW12EW49029
9NS503

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW17011
11EW15013

5NT-EW12EW49021

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW1709
11EW1504
Travelling scoreslip
NS10050-110-130-140-150-170-180-210-240-400-420-430-460-490-520-920-990
Freq521113232322855832215153110109
NS%989694949391878484837765555236222110


Board 18

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J93
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)872
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)752
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKT7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A863

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)654
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q85
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A95
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQT9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass1NTall pass

Suggested result: 1NT-E, NS90
NS winners' result: 1NT-E, EW90 (NS 59%)

Comments:
Once again I suggested that 1NT would be universal, although I did mention that 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was theoretically better (but unbiddable). This time I was wrong twice: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was bid by 54 pairs, and it didn't necessarily turn out to be a better contract.
Making 1NT was worth just 41%, and making 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was 55%, but the best value was in playing 1NT and having your opponents fail to find their spade tricks (71%). That's why 1NT is such a great contract: it's hard to defend, and you'll often end up with more than you deserve. Defenders: North should signal a discouraging heart on the 4th club, to ensure the spade switch.
The book prizes for making 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) go to Jeffrey Cluning and Judy de Vis of Mandurah and June Errock and Lynn Dickson of Maitland. Another book prize for unique top goes to Carol O'Grady and Jeanette St Ledger at Undercroft.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-EW10EW1806
9EW15017
8EW120102
7EW9082
6NS5018

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW14018
8EW11029
7NS5025

2NT-EW10EW1803
9EW1509
8EW12031
7NS5019
6NS10010

3NT-EW10EW4304
9EW40011
8NS5016
7NS10018
6NS1505
Travelling scoreslip
NS1501201101009080500-70-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-300-400
Freq101440321006159744613532229196212
NS%99989893908980706969595045291614965432


Board 19

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q95
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9863
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ72
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT65
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQT7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K853
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ972
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q9

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJ764
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T64

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
dblpass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS450
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, EW650 (NS 28%)

Comments:
Most EW pairs got to the good 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) here, but 107 pairs sold out to 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). It's been a common theme today; you have to be prepared to come in with a decent hand when you have the appropriate distribution (a good long suit, or in this case, support for all of the unbid suits).

This problem never really gets easier. The reason preempting is so popular is because it makes your opponents guess, and guessing is never a sure thing. You can be on the right side of these close guesses if you remember that balanced hands should tend to pass, and shortage in the opponents' suit makes bidding more attractive.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW68058
11EW650170
10EW62010

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS1405
8NS11054
7EW5044
6EW1004

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW23019
11EW20057

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS8EW5023
7EW10024

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS8EW1008
7EW15014

3NT-EW6NS3003

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW6503
Travelling scoreslip
NS140110100-50-100-110-120-140-150-170-200-230-300-500-600-620-630-650-680
Freq65537040211172631911110117660
NS%9993878170666666646256494747464544286


Board 20

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQT75
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)85
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)85432
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)94
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ962
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)853
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)86

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ97
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q976
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J32

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)dbl
pass3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-N, NS600
NS winners' result: 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-N, NS150 (NS 61%)

Comments:
The common spot here was 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes), as expected. It takes a bit of imagination to visualise the fact that 3NT will make opposite a lot of South's possible hands. Pairs in 3NT all scored very well, but for the 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) pairs a large swing hinged on whether you made 10 or 11.

The most flexible line in 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) is to win the opening lead and run the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)10 at trick two. If this (hypothetically) lost to the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q, you would be able to finesse against the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K later for the 11th trick. Playing trumps first is risky; if trumps were 3-1 you might miss out on your spade ruff.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS12NS1706
11NS15063
10NS13083
9NS11025

3NT-NS11NS6608
10NS63024
9NS60056
8EW1003

5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS12NS6203
11NS60011
10EW10025
9EW2008

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8EW11012
7NS10021
6NS2003
Travelling scoreslip
NS690660630620600500300230210200180170150140130120110100900-1-80-100-110-140-200
Freq18254713512166710911201323911144211113
NS%999895928578777777757372615039282518141414139432


Board 21

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A53
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ762
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKT
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)987
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q6432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)7632
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJT64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q95

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A854
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T875
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J84

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS620
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS650 (NS 84%)

Comments:
Another of our very flat boards, with over 300 pairs making the heart game. Similarly to board 16, a lot of points swung on the opening lead. Quite a few Easts led a club, giving up a trick immediately; worse, many led the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A, saving declarer a guess in that suit, and then played a club! Once again, the solid QJ10 sequence is the best lead. If you do choose the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A (perhaps hoping to get a ruff), it should be clear from the dummy that there is no reason to play clubs next. Dummy has no source of discards, so any club tricks you deserve will always come to you eventually.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS6809
11NS650130
10NS620178
9EW10027
8EW2003

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS20016
10NS17026
9NS14014

3NT-NS10NS6307
9NS60010
8EW1005
7EW20018
6EW3003

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2005
10NS17011
Travelling scoreslip
NS6806606506306206005002001701501401201009050-80-100-110-200
Freq102135718611321388165137138326
NS%989784715334333125211816161515141063


Board 22

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T743
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)96
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)832
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJT87
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A54
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ9753

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A965
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K32
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)dbl
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, NS650
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW170 (NS 43%)

Comments:
Our recommended auction involves a three-card raise of responder's suit. Three-card raises are not very common in the non-expert game, and they require some judgement -- they're great when you have five trumps (as here), but when you have four you need to take care to avoid game in a 4-3 fit. (Note that 4-3 fit partscores are nothing to be afraid of; boards 9, 18 and 26 show how well a 4-3 fit can play under the right circumstances).

For more information on the pros, cons, and usage of three-card raises, click here for an article from Australian Bridge magazine on the topic.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW65035
10EW620138
9NS10071
8NS20012

3NT-EW10EW6303
9EW6009
8NS10015
7NS20036
6NS3009

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17027
9EW14018
8NS1003

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW11EW1504
10EW1305
9EW11016
8NS10011
Travelling scoreslip
NS300200100-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-500-600-620-630-650
Freq2066115311120172110342419143335
NS%988972606059565453504743393938372284


Board 23

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A95
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T964
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q742
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J976
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A5
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J8764
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)863

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK832
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass1NTpass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS110
NS winners' result: 1NT-N, NS180 (NS 94%)

Comments:
In the souvenir booklet I discussed the merits of 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) vs 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes), but the field surprised me again by choosing 1NT. I certainly don't mind South passing 1NT, and if you played it well you scored a healthy 52%. Still, I prefer 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) from South -- if North passes you are in the running for 64%, and if North corrects to 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), 77% is available.

As I mentioned earlier, playing in 1NT does have the advantage of being harder to defend. If EW drop a trick, as happened at 37 tables, suddenly NS has an 89% score.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-NS10NS18012
9NS15025
8NS12062
7NS9018
6EW10024
5EW2007

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS14040
8NS11013
7NS804

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS11NS1503
10NS13020
9NS11023
8NS908

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS14030
8NS11016
7EW1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS3803002102001801501401301201101009080-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-200
Freq16191238924077651227416321215120
NS%989897969489776452393127242418977664


Board 24

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKQT63
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A82
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q754
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K6432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J87
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJT9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)542
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9763

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS450
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS420 (NS 57%)

Comments:
Today's 2nd-flattest board, with 370 pairs making 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). However, only a handful of people found the overtrick, resulting in a massive 95% score. If you count your tricks, you will find you always have eleven: two clubs (after the 3-3 break) to go with your six hearts and images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A.

If East tries to take out dummy's entry by leading spades, you can play small from dummy; now West must either play the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q (setting up your images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J) or let you win cheaply with the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9. There is no need for you to play dummy's images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J prematurely -- you can always try the spade finesse later, if all your other options fail.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS45045
10NS420325
9EW5016

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2004
10NS17033
9NS1404

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2003
10NS17019

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS17017

6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11EW503
10EW1003

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW4204
Travelling scoreslip
NS450430420400200180170140130-50
Freq454336191715125
NS%95905723222114764


Board 25

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)7632
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT85
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J973
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKQ65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K654
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)984
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q972
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQJ9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T82

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS620
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS100 (NS 75%)

Comments:
This appears to be today's toughest card play challenge, with half of the pairs in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) going down. The two main priorities are to ruff a club, and to set up the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q. The bad trump break means you will lose a trump trick, but your only other losers are the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A and images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K. The pairs who went down presumably also lost a club trick.

Unlike some of the other games in this set, this one had 27 HCP, so if you missed this you'll need to brush up on your game-bidding skills. The nine pairs in 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) probably bid 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-pass -- don't forget that a new suit by responder is forcing!

For more information on the 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) convention mentioned in the souvenir booklet, see the February issue of Australian Bridge magazine.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW65027
10EW620122
9NS100131
8NS20019

3NT-EW10EW6307
9EW60012
8NS10013
7NS2003

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW17013
9EW14011

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1704
9EW1408
8EW1103

1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1706
9EW1403
Travelling scoreslip
NS200100-1-50-80-110-120-140-170-180-200-380-600-620-630-650-660
Freq28156111642524131121287272
NS%9675575756565451454342424024951


Board 26

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q95
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT94
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ95
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)95
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A863
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)87
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ762
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J753
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A642
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J3

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K42
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT84

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpass
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS110
NS winners' result: 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS200 (NS 95%)

Comments:
My recommended auction to 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) by West depended on South passing, but it's clear from the actual results that most Souths opened 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) and forced EW out of the hand, eventually playing 1NT by South. This would be a great move non-vul, when 1NT is always an excellent spot -- if it makes NS gets +90, while if it fails it's a good sacrifice (against 1NT by EW). Vulnerable it wasn't so pretty, and NS suffered a few -200 and -300. Even -100 wasn't a good save against EW's 80 or 90.

Well done if you bid 1NT and made it -- if you bid aggressively you have to play well.

The book prizes for making 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) go to Gretchen Robertson and Peter Green, and Lyn Rainford and Cathy Russell of Central Coast.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-NS8NS12023
7NS9044
6EW10035
5EW2008

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW9EW1106
8EW9015
7NS10025
6NS2004

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS8NS1104
7EW10013
6EW20018
5EW3006

1NT-EW8EW1208
7EW9011
6NS1009
Travelling scoreslip
NS30020018015012011010090800-80-90-100-110-120-140-150-170-200-300-400
Freq122211296594951728722510174342166
NS%9995929288847663565655513927231917161141


Board 27

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q432
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A742
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J53
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9853
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ764
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQJ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T982

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ942
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)53

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS450
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
There were a number of pairs who failed to find the 4-4 fit here, and it's not clear how that happened. Maybe the bidding was 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-1NT-3NT; this would be fine if South was balanced, but with an unbalanced hand it's better to show your second suit.

A few of the pairs in 3NT got away with it; 12 tricks in 3NT was worth 99%, and even 11 was 84%, but playing in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) was a nice safe 92%. In 3NT, a heart lead would have held you to ten tricks and only 56%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS48048
11NS45084
10NS42050
9EW5012

3NT-NS12NS4905
11NS46012
10NS43017
9NS4009
8EW503

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS2304
11NS20018
10NS1706
9NS1404

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS2305
11NS2009
10NS1708
9NS1405
Travelling scoreslip
NS48046045043042040024023021020018017015014013012011090-50-100
Freq501489205111110327518121216381196
NS%928470564739373634302623191612108741


Board 28

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKQ7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ95
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q764
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8632
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8652
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T986
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K7

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ93
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2NTpass3NT
all pass

Suggested result: 3NT-N, NS600
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
We offered a book prize for making 3NT, and about half the field managed it (setting up the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K for the 9th trick). Relying on 3-3 diamonds would fail, as would misguessing the hearts -- although, in theory, you shouldn't have to guess the hearts. East will have to throw his small hearts away when you play your clubs, so his images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A will pop up on the first round.

Although you aren't aware of it, when you cash your clubs you are performing a squeeze, forcing East to throw away cards he wanted to keep.

The book prizes for making 3NT go to Daniel Gerard and Ethel Davids of Upwey and Merrill Lance and Evio Castelli of Toowong.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS10NS63022
9NS60081
8EW10071
7EW20010

2NT-NS10NS1807
9NS15012
8NS12014
7EW1004

1NT-NS9NS1509
8NS1203

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS1103
8NS907

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS7EW1003

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS8NS903
Travelling scoreslip
NS630600210180150140120110900-100-200
Freq23851922118101118214
NS%95766159544946413735203


Board 29

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)86
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQT2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q75
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9754
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJT83
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJT2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J863
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K92

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9864
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9754
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)64

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, NS620
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
Another hand where my recommended auction was a bit aggressive -- a better auction is 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-pass. We have 23 HCP, and the "shortage points" are not very impressive (singleton ace, and only a 4-4 fit). It's not surprising that the majority played in 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), nor that most only made nine tricks.

Ten tricks in a partscore are worth 77%, so bidding game is really an unnecessary risk -- unless you're going for the book prize!

The book prizes for making 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) go to Linda Hsu and Shona Brown of Waverley and Julie Mannion and Michele Groves of Toowong.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2003
10EW17029
9EW14030
8EW11012

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW62014
9NS1008
8NS2004

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW17011
9EW1408
8NS1005

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW10EW1303
9EW11011

1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1708
9EW1404
8EW1103
Travelling scoreslip
NS200100-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-200-300-620
Freq621542744421483114
NS%98908380726361493723984


Board 30

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q763
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A982
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT76
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)92
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K64
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ985
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A84

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A753
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT5

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)dbl
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS110
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
The goal on this board was for EW to get to 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), rather than letting NS play in 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), and most pairs managed that. Defending 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) was worth a terrible 9% score -- sacrificing in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) bumped that up to 22%, but with extra ways to win. If you were allowed to make 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), you're up to 73%, and if your opponents take the push to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), you have 62%.

If NS get everything right -- letting you play in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), and beating it -- at least you know you did the best you could. Your 22% score simply means your opponents are being rewarded for their good decisions.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW1304
9EW11030
8NS505

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS1406
8EW5025
7EW1005

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9EW11021
8EW906

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS8NS11011
7EW503

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8EW1105
7NS504

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9NS5010

1NT-EW8EW1205
7EW903
Travelling scoreslip
NS150140110100500-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150
Freq3811524131109566616
NS%9996918678716251452710643


Board 31

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK52
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT984
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A652
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T752
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ9854
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)976
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)96

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T72
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ43

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)dblpass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS620
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
With most pairs only playing boards 1-27, our last two boards were only played at a small number of tables. Even so, the 23 scores displayed here are a good reflection of how bridge should be played: EW offered some good aggressive preemption, and only the best NS pairs managed to overcome it. Bidding 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was worth 95% to NS; selling out to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) just 46% (and selling out to 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), 19%). As I've said before, if you have a decent hand and shortage in the opponents' suit, do not let them push you around.

People sometimes ask why we only supply 32 boards for this event. It's because only one or two clubs would play board 33-36 -- we prefer you to choose a 32-board movement so that all your scores can be compared across a large field.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8NS5012

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8EW1106

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS6205
Travelling scoreslip
NS6201701401101009050-100-110-140
Freq54213112265
NS%9584767368634629195


Board 32

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK86
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)754
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)752
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT986
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK43
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A9865
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ6

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT973
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)32
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T98

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS650
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
Another three-card raise (see board 22 for the promised article on this topic). Of course it is still possible to get to 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) if West doesn't support immediately, but it's much easier if he does (note that about a third of the field did not find the fit).

Luckily for the 3NT bidders, both the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK were onside, and the contract rolled home for 74% (or in most cases, 94% for the 11th trick). An unjust result, but merit is still rewarded when 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) scores a safe and solid 81%.

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2017 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs - Results
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All winners must contact Australian Bridge (mail@australianbridge.com) with their address, to claim their prizes.
Names / ClubScore
1  Edward Heinemeyer & Robert McCathie Tamborine    75.4
2  Mike Greening & Pat Mesmer Adelaide    75.1
3  Susie Owen & Barry Grisdale GS Double Bay    71.0
4  Megg Kelham & William Cormack Alice Springs    69.7
5  Ken Williams & Patrick Blades Central Coast    68.5
6  John Phyland & Joan Waterworth U3A    67.9
7  Peter Webb & Penny Thomas Warrnambool    67.7
8  Chris Craven & Di Fincke Tasmania    67.1
9  Yvonne Pearson & Margot Chapman Cairns    67.1
10  Linda Gilbertson & Max Gerber Bayswater    67.0
11  Sue Evershed & John Simmonds Peninsula    67.0
12  Valerie McMahon & Fred Lucas U3A    66.7
13  Barrie Welch & Bob Harkness Launceston    66.6
14  Brian Harris & Julie O'Donoghue Maylands    66.3
15  Barrie Pryor & Brian Goldman Maitland    66.0
16  Alex Matthews & Jan Brooks Trumps    65.9
17  Carol O'Grady & Jeanette St Ledger Undercroft    65.8
18  Tony Cullenward & Louise Taylor Deniliquin    65.8
19  Teresa Dean & Bea Stallbom Gawler    65.8
20  Kim Avard & Ann Waugh Gunnedah    65.6
21  Sheila Jackson & David Spence Bayswater    65.4
22  Poppy Cohen & Jenny Hood GS Double Bay    65.3
23  Theresa Harrison & Jeanette Nagle Tumbarumba    65.3
24  Anna & Tony Lloyd GS Double Bay    65.3
25  Phil Cummings & Kevin Wilds Bathurst    65.1
26  Marilyn Bidey & Lisa Basile Gold Coast    65.1
27  Jeannette Wyman & Wendy Casey Redcliffe    65.0
28  Vaughan King & Jo Barta Swan Darwin    65.0
29  Wayne Marriott & Etty Matalon GS Double Bay    65.0
30  Barbara Hufton & Susan Lenehan Cootamundra    64.9
31  Jane Glowrey & Carol Borella Deniliquin    64.9
32  Maggie Gibbs & Susan Jensen Peninsula    64.8
33  Pat & Ray Scott-White Redcliffe    64.7
34  Fenna Cooper & Sandra Aring QCBC    64.6
35  Margaret Matson & Louise Thyne Tamar    64.5
36  Rosemary Cant & Joyce Archibald Maylands    64.4
37  Larry Sankey & Chris Gorman GS Double Bay    64.2
38  Penny & Philip Powell Coolah    64.2
39  Jill & Judy Brodie Mt Gambier    64.2
40  Jackie Lee & Barbara Kuessner Batemans Bay    64.1
41  Robert Eldridge & Margaret Faulks Ballina    63.8
42  Fritz & Christa Riedacher Bairnsdale    63.8
43  Andrea Gaff & Karen Moller South Perth    63.7
44  Laura Pumphrey & Robert Longair Waverley    63.7
45  Claire Bruce & Shirley Wetherall Blue Mtns    63.6
46  Sylvia & Bill Goodwin Great Lakes    63.6
47  Deidre Harris & Pat Mortimer Goondiwindi    63.3
48  Jillanne Dillon & Ched Twyman Townsville    63.2
49  Heather Last & Caroline Hermes Cootamundra    63.1
50  Peter & Elaine Hume Bateau Bay    63.0
Names / ClubScore
51  Thomas Karsai & Ben Adler GS Double Bay    63.0
52  Ann & Terry Challender Batemans Bay    62.9
53  Lyndall Ramsay & Hilary Manning Cootamundra    62.8
54  Janice Tonuri & Jenni Fagan Cowra    62.7
55  Kerri Sheppard & Mark Cline Ocean Grove    62.7
55  Judith Croxall & Robert Gaven Peninsula    62.7
57  Jenny Bell & Belinda Moss GS Canberra    62.6
58  Margaret Patton & Margaret Edwards Orange    62.4
59  Jill Jenkins & Jos Charters Bayswater    62.2
60  Liz Pinczewski & Robyn Dunworth GS Double Bay    62.2
61  Jan Jackson & Tracy Kurrle Wagga Wagga    62.2
62  R Bandarage & R Gunawardena South Perth    62.0
62  David Gray & Hugh Wright Orange    62.0
64  Norma Hansen & John Murphy Arana     61.8
65  Eric & Valerie Walsh South Perth    61.8
66  Colleen Webb & Ian Hunter Mandurah    61.7
67  Fiona Han & Christine Bacon Undercroft    61.6
68  Janet Bishop & Julia Hardy Coolah    61.6
68  Mardi & Helen Rhoden Berwick    61.6
70  David Woodruff & Chris Walker Waverley    61.6
71  Ann Collier & Lynette Larkin Southside    61.5
72  Judith Grebert & Kath Seefeld Sunnybank    61.2
73  Deb McAnelly & Paul Wade Bundaberg    61.2
74  Bill Bradshaw & Geoff Dullard South Perth    61.1
75  Dianne Agostino & Christine Egan Peninsula    61.1
75  Val Stuart & Libby Tink Bathurst    61.1
77  Christine Delaney & Jan Johnstone Cowra    61.1
78  Valerie Way & David Purkiss Central Coast    61.0
79  Carol East & Jillian Pockley Cootamundra    61.0
80  Marg & Herb Neumeister Gawler    60.9
81  Margaret Potter & Adele See Bundaberg    60.7
82  Marion Davey & Maureen Sykes Darwin    60.7
83  Eve Coombe & Maddy Nielson Noosa    60.6
84  David Mannering & Nancy Van Den Bok Moonee Valley    60.6
85  Pat Allen & Alicia Zwaan Bayswater    60.5
86  Adam & Fiona Roberts Melton    60.4
87  Margaret Giles & Annie Woodland Swan    60.4
88  James Thomas & Rene Vodstrcil Waverley    60.4
89  Ann Briginshaw & Katherine Marsden Tasmania    60.4
90  David Oliver & Tony Dare Moonee Valley    60.3
91  Janine & Peter Cumming Warwick    60.2
92  Angela Grant & Phyllis Gelston Launceston    60.2
93  Patrick Coville & Mari Smyth Moonee Valley    60.1
94  D Craine & R Frydman Moonee Valley    60.1
95  Diana Schupp & Robin Cross Mandurah    60.1
96  Heather Eyers & Peter Jonutz Coffs Harbour    60.0
96  Mary Hann & Jean De Caux Riverland    60.0
98  Robert Scott & Bruce Kleem Peninsula    59.9
99  Di Johnson & Peter Waters Melton    59.9
100  Maida Beale & Sue Clarke Cairns    59.9

Names / ClubScore
101  Jenny Ranson & Sue Holland Bendigo    59.9
102  Barbie Kelsell & Cherry Lindsay Riverview    59.8
103  Bob McCartney & Patrick Smith Bunbury    59.8
104  Desley Chadwick & Claudia Lee Kenmore    59.7
105  Roz Newstead & Harry Brown Gawler    59.7
106  Karen Andrews & Julianne Edwards Tasmania    59.7
107  Jane & Maurice Sanders Redcliffe    59.6
108  Christine Lipari & Robyn Christiansen Waverley    59.5
109  Diane Williamson & Naomi McPherson Great Lakes    59.5
110  Lee Mitchell & Glenice Riley Central Coast    59.5
111  Tony Kimber & Sandy Spencer Berwick    59.4
112  Chris Cottier & Sue Wells Maitland    59.4
113  John Kelly & Keith Cohen Kenmore    59.3
114  John Walsh & Rob Kain Geelong    59.3
115  Ben Bigelow & Peter Micallef Melton    59.3
115  Neil Ludvigsen & Maurice Kelly Darwin    59.3
117  Lyn Bateman & Jill Kenny Mt Gambier    59.2
118  Sarah & Mark Wadsworth GS Double Bay    59.2
119  M Swistak & A Morrison U3A    59.1
120  Annie Sinclair & Rena Indermaur Sanctuary Cove    59.1
121  Chris England & Julie Crewe South Perth    59.1
122  Anne Vincent & Ann Gee Tasmania    59.0
123  Patrick Arthur & Graham Real Cairns    59.0
124  Elizabeth Angelatos & Jeanette Bruinsma Waverley    58.9
125  Pattie Panchaud & Anne Peachey Denmark    58.9
126  Andrew & Susan Sharp Kenmore    58.9
127  Sharon Euvrard & Farzi Sayfi Peninsula    58.9
128  Christine Dowl & Judy MacHin Eastern Shore    58.9
129  Geoffrey Gatti & Fay Newman Bunbury    58.8
130  D Christian & C Bruckner U3A    58.8
131  Edward White & Paul Mestitz Geelong    58.7
132  William Dyson & John Wilkinson Gold Coast    58.7
133  P Robertson & F Ferwerda Moonee Valley    58.6
133  Janice Birrell & Therese Miles Cairns    58.6
135  Penny & Russel Thomas Mandurah    58.6
136  Mark & Deb Reynolds Traralgon    58.6
137  Sandra Petterson & Lesley Sims Mandurah    58.6
138  Vreni Barfuss & Gerda Vel Alice Springs    58.6
138  Des Beazley & Peter Jones South Perth    58.6
138  Prue Birks & Annabel Carney Adelaide    58.6
141  Kerry Law & Pamela Rodwell Maitland    58.5
142  Annie Wiltshire & Ken Simpson Bendigo    58.5
143  Nancy McDonald & Robert Carter Undercroft    58.5
144  Katherine Collins & Lesley Bloomfield Noosa    58.4
145  Brendan Gaynor & Dean Robins Bunbury    58.4
146  Margaret Ross & Olwen Waters Launceston    58.4
147  David Cowles & Ken Cutcliffe Ballina    58.3
148  Sue Hillan & Norm Livingston Swan    58.2
148  Flemming Scholler & Rod Thomson Arana     58.2
148  B Matheson & P Green Moonee Valley    58.2
151  Eileen Day & Bruce Arnup Sale    58.1
151  Cathy Adams & Beverley Dalzell Riverland    58.1
153  Carl Jenkins & Frankie Matthews Sale    58.1
154  Marni & Rob Barnes Noosa    58.1
155  Gwen Walker & Linda Douglas Arana     58.1
156  Ray Beacham & Anne Beck Ballarat    58.1
Names / ClubScore
156  David Breadsell & Mick Robins Mackay    58.1
158  Helen Van Den Broek & Joy Brunette Mackay    58.0
159  Margaret Day & Marie McGarry Gold Coast    58.0
159  Marian Gibbons & Pam Warrell Tamborine    58.0
161  Cheryl Cameron & Mardi Howell Mt Gambier    58.0
162  Jackie Woods & Betty Hornibrook Riverview    57.9
163  Paul Nitschmann & Stanley Law Sanctuary Cove    57.9
163  Paddy White & Judy Munro Geelong    57.9
165  Saville Israelson & Natalie Topper GS Double Bay    57.9
166  Jan Marron & Jennifer Cormack Mandurah    57.9
167  Lorraine Newson & Sue Goddard Blue Mtns    57.9
168  Margaret Jordan & Carolyn Hughes Pt Mac Hastings    57.8
169  Ellen Poynton & Dianne Morris Gold Coast    57.8
170  Lylie Thorne & Olive Woolley Undercroft    57.8
171  Dianne & Robert Cass Maitland    57.7
172  Sandra Taylor & Caroline Markey Coonabarabran    57.6
173  Moira McIntyre & Gary Watkins Mandurah    57.6
174  Hazel Parkins & Barbara Clifford Toowong    57.5
175  Patricia Brasier & Christine Goddard Tamworth    57.4
176  Kevin Neville & Barb Henderson Waverley    57.4
177  Heather & Bill Cornwall Bairnsdale    57.3
178  Saskia Roosevelt & John Anderson Swan    57.3
179  Karen Sweep & Rhonda Henry Toowong    57.3
179  Angela Lawson & Raelene Clark Toowong    57.3
181  Veronica Tarry & Neryl Quilty Riverview    57.3
182  Maureen O'Keeffe & Carol Gait Great Lakes    57.3
182  Joe Melnik & Di Court Gold Coast    57.3
184  Jeff Wainwright & Slavomir Skokan Nambucca Valley    57.3
185  Philip Powell & Michelle Randle Denmark    57.2
185  Julie Larkin & Geraldine Barrows SABA    57.2
185  Michael Brassil & Steve Winchester Batemans Bay    57.2
188  Virginia Hurst & Cecilia Rava Blue Mtns    57.2
189  Elisabeth Harvey & Janet Fisher Geelong    57.2
190  Gloria Devine & Lorraine Smatell Great Lakes    57.1
191  Jenny Brown & Susan Keenan Tumbarumba    57.1
192  Andy Cayley & Annelouise Dubrawski Bunbury    57.1
193  Jenny Cranston & Anne Parrott Tasmania    57.1
194  Jane McLaughlin & Anne Hodgson Berwick    57.0
195  Marlo Douglass & Ted McNamara Noosa    57.0
196  Linda Smith & Tony Sappideen Central Coast    56.9
197  Jean Bailey & Steve English Blue Mtns    56.9
198  John & Carol Messing Wagga Wagga    56.8
199  Rosalyn & David Rodger Waverley    56.8
200  Peter Cannon & Judith Noad Inverell Delvyn    56.8
200  Mary Onus & Patricia Lockwood Bathurst    56.8
202  Isobel & Warwick Jones Mandurah    56.7
203  Ron Elmes & John Clarke Redcliffe    56.7
204  Sally Loftus & Arthur Smith SABA    56.6
205  Sara Joffe & Leon Fredkin GS Double Bay    56.6
206  Wendy Livesey & Owen Stokes-Hughes Denmark    56.5
207  Robert & Claire Stammel Southside    56.5
208  Jeffrey Cluning & Judy De Vis Mandurah    56.4
208  Rhonda Laarhoven & Moyra Galton Tamborine    56.4
210  Linda Hsu & Shona Brown Waverley    56.4
210  Russell Woolley & Kelly Walker Townsville    56.4
212  Marg Taylor & Linda Siford Nambucca Valley    56.4

Names / ClubScore
213  Mary Doyle & Betty Roods Launceston    56.4
214  Denise Flanagan & Felicity Crawford Maleny    56.3
215  Fran Smith & Lynn Shelsher Pt Mac Hastings    56.3
216  Victoria Winnall & Wendy Upton SABA    56.3
217  Robyn Egan & Anne Flanagan Ballina    56.3
218  Jackie Knight & Kerry Patsias Darwin    56.2
218  Nita Leamon & Bronwyn Campbell Inverell Delvyn    56.2
220  Stephanie & Stephen Couche SABA    56.2
221  Janet Lewis & Eliza Hemphill Kenmore    56.1
221  Margaret Kendall & Jean Inglis Riverview    56.1
223  Wendy Wheildon & Rena Gold Undercroft    56.1
224  Francie Cullenward & Louise Graham Deniliquin    56.1
225  Clara Fletcher & Sandra Falls Ocean Grove    56.1
226  Sally Donaldson & Margaret MacFarlane Bateau Bay    56.1
227  Ian Toovey & Richard Wix Mackay    56.0
228  Theodora Keurntjes & Margaret Henderson Upwey    56.0
228  Faye Birtwistle & Marcia Gaden Great Lakes    56.0
230  Jonathan King & Maria Setiyawan Mackay    56.0
231  Ian & Carol Gaskel Mackay    56.0
232  Roma Sheaffe & Dennis Lee Quirindi    55.9
233  Glenda Bowen-Pain & Warren Flavel Adelaide    55.8
234  Daniel Gerard & Ethel Davids Upwey    55.8
234  Katrina & John Ratner Gold Coast    55.8
236  Patricia Lake & Hazel Goodman-Jones Bundaberg    55.8
237  Myles & Donna Clarkson Townsville    55.8
238  Elinor Murray & Janina Mazierska Townsville    55.8
239  Tony White & Bill Lidster Coffs Harbour    55.8
240  Gretchen Robertson & Peter Green Central Coast    55.8
240  Linda Brathwaite & Philip Millard Cowra    55.8
242  V & A Sterland U3A    55.7
243  Michael Singh & Sally Burns Riverview    55.6
244  Ba Daly & Kay Wild GS Canberra    55.5
245  Terry Wilson & Helen Altmann Tasmania    55.5
246  Marlene Heffernan & Zhihong Miao Gawler    55.5
246  Mark Doyle & Alison Neunhoffer Geelong    55.5
248  Jenny Brazier & Isobel Weston Orange    55.5
249  Pauline Allnutt & Jenny Slade Mandurah    55.4
250  Carmel Collingwood & Faye Furse Cairns    55.4
251  Georgina Sievers & Emiko Masuda Sanctuary Cove    55.4
252  Wendy Jenkins & Bob Laing Cootamundra    55.4
253  Heather Andrews & Julie Stockley Toowong    55.4
254  Tom Marling & Peter Burton Gawler    55.3
255  Michael Hartnell & Megan Thomas Peninsula    55.3
256  Neil & Frances Orford Arana     55.3
257  Jennifer Calvert & Bill Burke Parkes    55.3
258  Ray Muld & Cecile Bohringer Great Lakes    55.2
259  Bev Armstrong & Thelma De Lacy Waverley    55.2
260  Warwick Pridham & Jack Nyhouse Redcliffe    55.2
261  Barb Ross & Janet Oates Ballarat    55.2
262  Peter & Lyn Smith Goondiwindi    55.2
262  Maureen Muller & Erna Mastenbroek Mt Gambier    55.2
264  Emma Lovell & Douglas Murray Townsville    55.2
264  Astrid Piller & Ross Blakey Undercroft    55.2
266  Faye Davidson & Shane McMillan Warrnambool    55.2
267  Janet McKeough & Mike Martin QCBC    55.2
267  Louise Ryan & Neville Craig Noosa    55.2
Names / ClubScore
269  Michael Bourke & Janet Franklin Redcliffe    55.2
270  Debbie Breeze & Barbara Cullen Bowen    55.1
270  Lynley & Alan Foulis Peninsula    55.1
272  Pam Northcott & Adele Holtsbaum Tamworth    55.1
273  Wilfred & Helen Tapiolas Townsville    55.1
274  Robert & Beryl Cormack Central Coast    55.0
275  Barbara Cutting & Joan Perkins Mandurah    55.0
275  Patricia Grant & Daphne May Riverview    55.0
277  Jean Dight & Bill Sheppard Goondiwindi    55.0
278  Valerie Turner & Margaret Tinschert Berwick    55.0
279  Dianne Picton & Margie Mallen Southside    55.0
279  Marguerite Lester & Wendy Newman Tamar    55.0
281  Diana Moorhouse & Clarice Smith Mandurah    54.9
282  Geoff Griffin & Glenn Thwaite Bathurst    54.9
283  Peter De Boer & Kevin Crombleholme Launceston    54.8
284  Fay Wells & Lily Manlapig Kenmore    54.8
284  Trish Page & Marg Long Barossa    54.8
284  M Lowe & H Isaacs U3A    54.8
287  Wanda Little & Merlyn Morris Bateau Bay    54.8
288  Margaret Munson & Shirley Carrick Orange    54.8
289  Dianne Spearman & Brone Reed Tully    54.8
290  David De Jonge & Andrew Thomson Bairnsdale    54.7
291  Surekha Tandel & Jo Jenkins Pt Mac Hastings    54.7
292  Jeff Britten & John Littlewood Goondiwindi    54.7
293  Francesca Ross & David Forman Batemans Bay    54.7
294  Alison Telford & Joan Davis Mt Gambier    54.7
295  Viv Clark & Thea Weekes Bowen    54.6
296  Susan Murphy & Anne Verschuer Trumps    54.6
296  Jan Hunter & Sue McDonald Bowen    54.6
298  Peter Titley & Simon Dollard Trumps    54.6
298  Beth Barry & Jill Nation Barossa    54.6
298  Pat Kelly & Ann Costin Warwick    54.6
301  Doris Mossenson & Jean Finkelstein Maylands    54.6
301  Susan McLean & Lorna Butler Sanctuary Cove    54.6
303  Gael Walker & Elsie Irwin Tasmania    54.5
304  Linda Wright & Anna Young Pt Mac Hastings    54.5
305  Eileen Carey & Peter Leonard Bateau Bay    54.5
306  Pauline Menz & Mignon Sawers SABA    54.5
307  Rachel Wagner & Barb Emery Noosa    54.5
308  Rhonda Chantler & Denis Donovan Bundaberg    54.5
309  Paul Stebbing & Norm Johnston Southside    54.4
310  Helen Renshaw & Pip Brady Wagga Wagga    54.4
311  Celia Eastman & Bob Jeffrey Pt Mac Hastings    54.4
312  Jenny Wiis & Birgitta Ahlberg GS Double Bay    54.4
313  Diana Board & Julian Egerton-Vernon Gold Coast    54.4
314  Jane Murray & Irene Taylor GS Double Bay    54.4
314  Judy Harris & Jane Storey Cootamundra    54.4
316  Neil McInnes & Ivan Garrod Bowen    54.3
316  Margaret Greenhalgh & Judy Maginnity Tumbarumba    54.3
318  Michael & Barbara Shaw Noosa    54.3
319  Kay Lineham & Judith Teitzel Bowen    54.3
319  Geoff & Anne Ward Central Coast    54.3
321  Rosemary Koch & Gwen Brindisi Noosa    54.3
321  Jane Judd & Leone Nolan Coonabarabran    54.3
323  David Yum & Margaret Harper Bendigo    54.2
324  Gerald & Judith Hollinshead Undercroft    54.2

Names / ClubScore
325  Mary Ingham & Janice Perlov GS Double Bay    54.2
325  Nicole Ammon & Bev Hopley Bunbury    54.2
327  Jim Laundy & Peter Russell Maleny    54.1
327  Sandra Friesen & Bernadette Wood Bendigo    54.1
329  Nan Roth & Di Moore Bateau Bay    54.1
330  Rose Sogal & Liz Moss Wagga Wagga    54.1
330  Marie Rutledge & Ray Ongley Tamworth    54.1
332  John Green & Gus Miles Bunbury    54.1
333  Ken & Carla McLean Tamworth    54.1
333  John Lee & Richard Wilmot GS Canberra    54.1
335  Gleniffer Howell & Mary McMahon Geelong    54.0
335  Jill Simpson & Pamela Horne Maitland    54.0
335  Carol Hamilton & Mari Anne Dreher Ocean Grove    54.0
338  Carmel McInnes & Rose Mawby Riverland    54.0
339  Nora Vennell & Maureen Hoppe Riverview    53.9
340  Fiona Carter & Catherine Cooper Kenmore    53.9
341  Reit Heuzinkveld & Anne Leopold U3A    53.9
341  Peter Cloughessy & Steve Calcroft Central Coast    53.9
343  Kate Ward & Virginia Brennan Trumps    53.9
343  Sally Jowett & Robyn Woodhall Undercroft    53.9
345  Hewett Michael & Malcolm Batty Adelaide    53.9
345  Tom Reinhold & Peter Koelndorfer Great Lakes    53.9
345  Gloria Smith & Annette Jarman Bateau Bay    53.9
348  Jean Setterfield & Jo Edwards Ocean Grove    53.8
349  Belinda Fisher & Edette Sevil Quirindi    53.8
349  Jenny Sprigge & Ida Grejsen Bateau Bay    53.8
351  Peter Carland & Gary Barfoot Geelong    53.7
352  Leonie Watkins & Desley Strik Redcliffe    53.7
353  Glenis Roberts & Kaye Blackley Bendigo    53.7
354  Carol Parker & Sue Mansell Central Coast    53.6
355  Peter Sanders & Lyn Holden Arana     53.6
356  Ian Keith & John Marsiglio Traralgon    53.6
356  Diane Cornish & Arthur Baigel Waverley    53.6
358  Neil Williams & Harry Frakking Darwin    53.6
359  Shyamala Abey & Margaret McConvill Waverley    53.6
359  Marilyn Scott & Helen Bunsell Batemans Bay    53.6
361  Sue Woodrow & Annette Hendry Redcliffe    53.6
362  Irene Warren & Neil MacLean Central Coast    53.6
363  Nola Uzzell & Sharyn Bird SABA    53.5
364  Karen Darmody & Nita Fraser Undercroft    53.5
365  Yvonne Mathews & Hilary Tunnard Mandurah    53.5
366  Grahame Elith & Keith Trevallion Peninsula    53.5
366  Margaret Richardson & Cheryl Curtis Pt Mac Hastings    53.5
368  Jenny Goulston & Roger Swain Tamar    53.4
369  Michael Silver & Brenda Bennett U3A    53.4
369  Lesley Sutherland & Bob Still Gold Coast    53.4
371  Wendy Andrews & Robyn Sheridan Parkes    53.4
372  Pat Starkie & Elaine Fitzgerald Warrnambool    53.4
372  Wendy Lemon & Patricia Adam Gold Coast    53.4
374  Anne Visser & John King Great Lakes    53.3
375  Anne Fleming & Irma Ficarra GS Canberra    53.3
376  Bob & Pam Hawkins South Perth    53.3
376  Kitty Ranson & Pauline2 Anderson Launceston    53.3
378  Alison Turnure & Gill Murdoch Eastern Shore    53.3
379  Emily Bermingham & Mark Toner Waverley    53.3
380  Rosemary Jacob & Jack Oliver Darwin    53.3
Names / ClubScore
381  Eric & Helen Kulakauskas Pt Mac Hastings    53.2
382  Lisa Cowling & Harold Westaway Cairns    53.2
382  Jane Dickie & Leyon Parker Tasmania    53.2
382  David Payten & Peter Fagan Cowra    53.2
385  Jean Ballas & Duncan Roe Waverley    53.2
386  Jenni Properjohn & Stephen Chang Bayswater    53.1
387  Clare Gleeson & Heather Douglas Kenmore    53.1
388  Roby Simson & Bruce Witts Quirindi    53.1
388  Mark Mathews & Lee Gorman Central Coast    53.1
390  Betty Olsen & Susan Munns Coonabarabran    53.1
391  Barry Simmons & Dorothy Barnes Waverley    53.0
391  Alan Rolls & George Belin Undercroft    53.0
393  Charmain Mills & Graeme Schubert Maitland    53.0
394  Margaret Henderson & Sue Game GS Canberra    53.0
394  Helen Manzau & Steve Taylor Bundaberg    53.0
396  Gwenda Barnier & Jeanette Swanson Gunnedah    52.9
397  Joan & Don Williams Mandurah    52.9
398  Elinor McCloskey & Lorraine Twyford Gold Coast    52.8
398  Ann Doyle & Jan Classon Waverley    52.8
400  Kaye Chambers & Mary Warren Coolah    52.8
401  Tammy Hubbard & Adam Sevil Quirindi    52.8
402  Graham & Sirpa Harms Barossa    52.8
403  Peter Steinort & Robert McNab Redcliffe    52.8
404  Sophia Lawrance & Judy Barfield GS Canberra    52.7
405  Margaret Barker & Virginia Calov Orange    52.7
405  Sally Delaney & Anne Loverage Cowra    52.7
405  Colleen Long & Colleen Skipsey Bunbury    52.7
408  Elsa Curnow & Elizabeth Cochrane Inverell Delvyn    52.7
409  Juanita Monahan & Cheryle McBride Waverley    52.6
409  Rhonda Wenninger & Margaret Drain Central Coast    52.6
411  Bill Peach & Julia Mockel Cairns    52.6
412  Josephine Martin & Robyn Carroll GS Canberra    52.6
413  Susan Goddard & Angus McDonald Warwick    52.6
414  Enid Levin & Ruth Jacobs GS Double Bay    52.6
414  Beverley Crosthwaite & Gail Humphrey Ocean Grove    52.6
416  Kathleen Jenkins & Linda Lee Geelong    52.6
417  Robin King-Cullen & Shirley Williamson Noosa    52.5
418  John Cottier & Paul Newton Southside    52.4
419  Peter Knight & Jo Wood Mandurah    52.4
419  Jane Silagy & Marg Orme Waverley    52.4
421  Fay Denovan & Shirley Muggleton Inverell Delvyn    52.4
421  Andrew & Andy Linklater Cairns    52.4
423  Airlie Phillis & Yvonne Croft Sanctuary Cove    52.3
424  Anne McDonald & Gillian Salter South Perth    52.3
425  Helen Lecomte & Rosemary Hogg Tamar    52.3
426  Sharon Paull & Robyn Miles Trumps    52.3
427  Pauline Dreyer & Esther Digby Peninsula    52.2
428  Bruce Lauder & Greg Penman Maitland    52.2
428  Brent Baker & Richard White Peninsula    52.2
430  Ann Blinman & Mary Clark Gawler    52.2
431  Duncan Stuart & Elizabeth Rowe Orange    52.2
432  Lois Martin & Margie McLean Goondiwindi    52.1
433  Jo Prime & Tim Ratcliffe Geelong    52.1
433  Carole Becka & Helen Goodman GS Double Bay    52.1
435  Peter Uldrich & Lyn Dodt Noosa    52.1
436  Doug Gerrard & Kiko Springall Bateau Bay    52.1