2018 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs
Your Personal Results Booklet
Welcome to your personal results analysis booklet for the 2018 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs. (If you log into this booklet with your name, the statistics will be personalised for your results.)
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.
Over 90 of the participating clubs have submitted their travelling scoreslips, and the event has been scored across the field. With over 600 tables submitted for each board, and over 17000 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, one club (Warrnambool) chose not to submit board scores for this feature.
This booklet also contains the list of the top 660 pairs in the event, on pages 34-39.
The top five pairs are:
1. Jacob Rose & Lara Topper Grand Slam Double Bay
2. Allwynne Taylor & Andrew Laurich Bayview
3. Ros McEvoy & Joe Taylor Traralgon
4. Keith Cohen & David Rubin Moreton Bribie
5. John Hanson & Robert Jago Devonport
Best SA/NT: Teresa Dean - Bea Stallbom Gawler
Best WA: Marie Finegan - Brian Taylor Undercroft
The spot prizes are all listed in this document, and we are also adding one extra prize for good sportsmanship. This goes to Geoffrey Davis of Ballina, who dropped several positions and lost a chance at a spot prize, after reporting a scoring error that we had not noticed.
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).
I hope you enjoyed the event and find this booklet interesting and informative.
Brad Coles
Publisher, Australian Bridge Magazine

PS. All participants in this event are entitled to significant discounts on any two items listed at www.australianbridge.com/AWP_discounts.

Board 1

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)952
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQ543
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7542
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J754
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T6
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A643
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J872

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ986
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A963
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS140
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS230 (NS 94%)

Comments:
Our first board turned out to be a tough one, with hardly any pairs reaching the easy 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) contract (which would be worth 86%). It looks like several players got into a bidding war with their partners, usually ending in 3NT.
As a result of this, the pairs failing in 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) actually scored fairly well, with 40%. Some got even luckier when EW failed to find their diamond tricks in time (NS 70%). It's hard for East to find the diamond switch, but once South's spades are set up East can't afford to stay passive any longer.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1307
9NS11035
8EW5079
7EW1008

3NT-NS10NS4303
9NS40022
8EW5030
7EW10032
6EW15031

2NT-NS9NS15010
8NS12023
7EW5011
6EW10015

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1303
9NS11010
8NS9032
7EW508
Travelling scoreslip
NS4204002302001801701501401301201101009070500-10-50-100-150
Freq3271125153610268583811311899445
NS%999694949393918783807163595656555539164


Board 2

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT84
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A76
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J98
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)72
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ752
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J76
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q8543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT6

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q9653
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A953
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)92
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)43

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2NTpass
3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-E, EW460
NS winners' result: 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-W, EW130 (NS 72%)

Comments:
This one was a little easier to bid, with both partners holding balanced opening hands. The key principle here is, if you have a balanced hand, you should bid notrumps at your first or second turn (unless you have support for partner's major). With 15-17, you open 1NT, and with 12-14 you rebid minimum notrumps. With 18-19 you jump in notrumps.
The number of pairs in 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) or 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) suggests that some East players were rebidding 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), and some Wests were rebidding 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes). Another useful guiding principle: never bid a five-card suit twice if you have any other conceivable alternative.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Fred and Dorothy Davenport (U3A) for making 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)x.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW12EW49012
11EW46069
10EW43044
9EW40041
8NS5010
7NS1006

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW15042
10EW13037
9EW1108

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW11EW15017
10EW13033
9EW11012

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW15023
10EW13015
9EW1105
Travelling scoreslip
NS100500-90-100-110-120-130-150-170-180-200-210-240-300-400-420-430-460-490
Freq9391263471331231066414831477012
NS%99959291918784725140393837363629221881


Board 3

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T542
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ83
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A9763
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)65
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKQ72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K942

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J842
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)97
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T986
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT7

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-E, EW630
NS winners' result: 2NT-E, EW180 (NS 77%)

Comments:
Another textbook 3NT auction (even though, as it turns out, 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) is a better spot). The main trap was discovered by the pairs who stopped in 2NT. Unless you have an explicit agreement that 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) is game forcing, East has to take responsibility for keeping the auction going. New suits are forcing; 2NT is not.
A lot of matchpoints swung on the opening lead. If you failed to lead clubs, you probably didn't get your club tricks and ended with a very poor NS score.
Contrary to my prediction in the souvenir booklet,
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was a much more popular contract than 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). Well done, even if I'm not sure how you got there!
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW13EW7204
12EW69029
11EW66097
10EW630152
9EW60048
8NS10010
7NS2004

2NT-EW12EW2407
11EW21011
10EW18024
9EW15018
8EW1204

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW6806
11EW65014
10EW62017
9NS1006
Travelling scoreslip
NS200100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-230-240-600-620-630-650-660-680-690-710
Freq1435104414211730614385325165171087324
NS%999491908987848177747371706559432817841


Board 4

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT95
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ6
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ874
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K942
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)62
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A86
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQT64
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T87

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)753
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)532
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A95432

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

Suggested result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW140
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS100 (NS 70%)

Comments:
The field was split fairly evenly between 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) here (and, of course, a few in 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)). 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) is not a terrible spot, but it's sound practice to stay out of game when you have no big fit and only 22 HCP -- especially when three of those points are a singleton king in the opponents' suit!
I understand why East might be tempted to bid more than 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), but the truth is you already fully described your hand when you bid 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). A 2NT rebid would be far too encouraging, with no club stopper and a dead minimum hand. If West doesn't bid game on his own over 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), East should be very happy to stop at the two-level.
Virtually no one played in 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), so well done on that front.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2003
10EW17035
9EW14086
8EW11065
7NS1008

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW62023
9NS10062
8NS20045
7NS3005

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1708
9EW14052
8NS10041
7NS2004

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW1403
8EW1103
7NS1004
Travelling scoreslip
NS50040030020017015014013012011010090-80-90-100-110-120-140-150-170-200-230-300-400-500-600-620-650
Freq941575111123132421107551501481516113241
NS%999896898282828282817059585857504330181487666531


Board 5

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K653
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ52
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT7653
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K92
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJT86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)63

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)94
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A73
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ974

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTpass3NT
all pass

Suggested result: 3NT-N, NS630
NS winners' result: 3NT-N, NS660 (NS 97%)

Comments:
If you believe my advice from Hand Two, saying that balanced hands should always bid notrumps, this hand won't be a problem for you. There is one small trap if you happen to play a 16-18 notrump opening (not very common in the modern game). In this case North will open 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes), and South will have a real problem. Under your partnership agreements, do you play a raise to 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) as invitational, or forcing? Actually, South's hand is on the border anyway, so maybe 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) is the right bid either way. In either case North should bid 3NT.
Experienced pairs use a convention called "inverted minors" to keep the bidding low in this common situation. This is one of the few conventions that is completely universal at expert level.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS12NS6904
11NS66028
10NS630125
9NS60080
8EW1006

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS11NS15076
10NS13018
9NS1104

5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS12NS6203
11NS60061
10EW10010

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS11NS15026
10NS1306

4images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS11NS15016
10NS1308
Travelling scoreslip
NS66063062060021020018017015014013012011010050-100-170-200
Freq31133915352141213483429413118
NS%978371584444424028161310987521


Board 6

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJT5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)932
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ652
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)964
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A84
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)32
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK975

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K94
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q87
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J32

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, EW50
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, EW50 (NS 58%)

Comments:
Many pairs got the balance right on this common textbook problem. Defending 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) in an eight-card fit is not a winning strategy, so South bids 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) and scores -50 (62%) instead of -110 (24%).
Officially, we must say that it is wrong for EW to now bid on to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) with only eight trumps. 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) is going down, so bidding 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) will turn EW's plus into a minus. In the real world, the line is much finer than that. As we just saw, defending 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) for +50 is only 41% for EW, losing to all the pairs who got to play in 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). Of the pairs who went on to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), about a third were allowed to make it for 90%, and those who failed only dropped to 25%. So bidding 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) is certainly wrong, but it has real upside if you get away with it, and possibly not much downside.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Nancy Ninyo and Nidia Pereira (GSDB) for 3NTx.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS14017
8EW5064
7EW10076
6EW1505

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1704
9EW14032
8EW11063
7NS10021

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9EW14020
8NS10049
7NS20016

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1409
8NS11021
7EW5012

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW9EW1106
8EW9025
7NS1009
Travelling scoreslip
NS300200170140120110100-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-200
Freq11361282231048631968261562241
NS%9995928987857458483823151510411


Board 7

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8762
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A873
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J983
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK43
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)942
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J96
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q752
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJT

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT532
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T64
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)95

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)1NT2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS620
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS170 (NS 58%)

Comments:
Like Board 4, we have a combined 22 HCP on this deal, but this is a different type of 22. For one thing, there's a big difference between a 5-4 fit and a 6-2 fit. Throw in a singleton, and this would be a routinely biddable game; without a singleton, the game succeeds thanks to every card pulling its full weight. North's 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) bid and South's 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) bid are both aggressive decisions, and it's no shock that the common spot was 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes).
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) making ten was a perfectly respectable result for NS.
Book prizes for making 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) go to Janice Tonuri and Jenni Fagan of Cowra and Brian Goldman and Barrie Pryor of Maitland.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS170147
9NS14026

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS170126
9NS14029

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS62054
9EW10010

1NT-NS10NS1803
9NS1509
8NS12017
7NS907

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW8EW9014
7NS10018

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW8NS1007
7NS2008

1NT-EW7EW904
6NS1007
5NS2004
Travelling scoreslip
NS62060050040030020018017015014012011010090700-90-100-110-140-150
Freq572321126729116592323912112017111
NS%9590908988858258322619171398863211


Board 8

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)873
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQT6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ5
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9542
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9743
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)86
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)983
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q82
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT92

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJ
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K743

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1NTpass6NT
all pass

Suggested result: 6NT-N, NS1020
NS winners' result: 6NT-S, NS1020 (NS 92%)

Comments:
This deal illustrates one of the strange things about Matchpoint play: playing in 3NT and making 13 tricks is worth pretty much the same score as bidding and making 6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)! In other words, you can win this deal by bidding it well, or by playing it well. Of course, if you did both, you have a near-top board.
The 13th trick in 6NT really just comes down to a guess; it's the pairs who failed to take 12 tricks who can learn something from the deal. I'm guessing you took three rounds of clubs, and then took the diamond finesse into the danger hand. As it happens, this is a reasonable line if you are in 7NT, but in 6NT the line recommended in the souvenir booklet is a safer one.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
6NT-NS13NS102072
12NS990113
11EW5050
10EW1007

3NT-NS13NS52034
12NS49079
11NS46060
10NS43014

7NT-NS13NS152010
12EW5018
11EW1005

5NT-NS13NS5208
12NS49013
11NS4609

4NT-NS13NS5203
12NS49014
11NS4608
10NS4304
Travelling scoreslip
NS102099098092052049048046045043042027024023021020018017015013050-50-100
Freq781222248111384818616124213117214
NS%92756565604738302320181817171616151515151481


Board 9

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7543
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)62
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJT5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJT8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKT8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)76
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q62
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J92

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J975
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q98
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A6543

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

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW620
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW140 (NS 45%)

Comments:
Most people got to game with the 25 HCP. Maybe West bid it on his own, or maybe he made an invitation, but all roads should lead to game. Many pairs were in 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), suggesting that West bid 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and East didn't know whether to accept. This is why West should invite with 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), not 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) (see the rule from Hand Two: try not to bid a five-card suit twice). The more descriptive 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) bid will let East know that the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q is a valuable card.
Most people went down. Hopefully you did try to finesse the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8 or images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9 before relying on the hearts. If you failed to get a club trick, you should play for South to have four hearts since he has a singleton spade.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW65012
10EW62085
9NS100119
8NS20062

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2004
10EW17047
9EW14061
8NS10034
7NS2006

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW17021
9EW14030
8EW11020

3NT-EW10EW6307
9EW6009
8NS1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS2001000-80-90-110-120-140-150-170-180-200-210-600-620-630-650
Freq75174111262102675652994713
NS%93735858585653453629222121201131


Board 10

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q8765
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)875
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT643
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T32

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK542
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ964

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW620
NS winners' result: 4images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-S, EW200 (NS 20%)

Comments:
In the souvenir booklet I predicted that declarer will probably go down in 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) if he doesn't get any assistance from the defence. In fact, declarer can always make 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) on careful play. Before committing to the spade finesse, it costs nothing for declarer to play a small club from dummy and put in the jack. If this loses to the queen or king, there's no harm done; as long as you have kept an entry back to dummy in the trump suit, you can still try the spade finesse later.
Today the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J wins, and 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) makes without the spade finesse. If South plays a high club to stop the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J from winning, declarer can set up the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)10 for a spade discard. Correct play is worth 74% even if you aren't in game (and 92% if you are).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW65010
10EW62080
9NS100191
8NS2003

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17050
9EW140108

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17020
9EW14030

1NT-EW9EW1504
8EW1205
6NS1003

3NT-EW8NS1004

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9EW1006

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS8EW1006

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW1403
Travelling scoreslip
NS11010090-90-100-110-120-140-150-170-200-230-300-400-500-600-620-630-650
Freq2214111617152774121433285211
NS%998163636260604733272019181817171021


Board 11

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q7543
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T73
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT954
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J642
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K96
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J8632
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK98

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass3NT
all pass

Suggested result: 3NT-S, NS460
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS490 (NS 88%)

Comments:
Most pairs played in 3NT, despite the eight-card heart fit. I suspect for most pairs this was not an intentional decision, as not many pairs have the methods to find a fit in this auction. The standard expert tool for finding 4-4 and 5-3 fits after 2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) is called 'Birthright', but is more commonly referred to as 'Kokish' (after its inventor Eric Kokish). Details here.
Having said that, 3NT does play better than 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), which is normal when you have balanced hands with 30+ HCP. Well done if you found the heart fit and chose 3NT anyway.
Slam bidders: there's not much value in bidding tight slams like this. There will always be some people making 11 tricks, so you can beat them by making 12 in 3NT (690 is worth 87% today).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS13NS5205
12NS49072
11NS46078
10NS43053
9NS40081
8EW5025
7EW1005

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS48026
11NS45053
10NS4209

6NT-NS12NS99010
11EW505
10EW1009
9EW1504

2NT-NS12NS2404
11NS2105
10NS1805
9NS15011
8NS1205
Travelling scoreslip
NS990980520510490480460450430420400240230210200180170150140130120110-50-100-150
Freq111152842689636499042547115147257279
NS%999796958879695746403224242322212120181817161141


Board 12

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T976
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)762
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT9
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)873
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T942
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q652

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ42
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpasspass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
passpassdblrdbl
2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS140
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS170 (NS 85%)

Comments:
Despite the 'recommended' auction in the souvenir booklet, it's not at all surprising to see the common contract was 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). If North responds 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), as many will, then game will be reached. If North passes and East reopens, South might overbid and end up in game. It's actually quite hard to stop in a partscore on this deal.
Just like on the previous board, there is a lot of value in playing tight games like this in a safe contract and taking all your tricks. Ten tricks in 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) scored 90% on the actual deal, and 140 was 77%; if the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q had dropped and 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) had been making, 170 would still have scored at least 50%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS62066
9EW100212
8EW20069

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS1707
9NS14060
8NS11028

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS17010
9NS14031
8EW10013

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS14016
8NS1106

1NT-NS8NS1203
6EW10010

3NT-NS8EW1003
7EW2004
Travelling scoreslip
NS6206002001701501401201109050-100-180-200
Freq741122411363721254180
NS%9387878583736360575635147


Board 13

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK952
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)932
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)983
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ876
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQJ9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKJ7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT64
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T542
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)dbl2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
passpassdblpass
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)passpass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, EW100
NS winners' result: 1NT-E, EW90 (NS 45%)

Comments:
Two potential one-level contracts in a row, and there were even more pairs dropped in 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) than were left in 1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) on the previous board. The normal result in 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) is EW90, which is close to an average score. If NS compete in hearts, they can bump their score up to 86%.
This all turned out to be irrelevant at most tables. I didn't anticipate how many pairs would be playing a 16-18 or 15-18 notrump, and that was the common contract. This was a big opportunity for NS, who can beat 1NT on a heart lead as long as they don't block the suit. However, if North takes the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK and South follows with small cards, North's 5th heart will never score a trick.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-EW11EW2104
10EW1807
9EW15011
8EW12070
7EW9088
6NS10050
5NS2005

1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9EW11010
8EW9059
7EW7025
6NS1008

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1408
8NS11045
7EW1003

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1703
9EW14013
8EW1109
7NS10012
Travelling scoreslip
NS300200140120110100-70-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210
Freq132713156108265159203181219124864
NS%99959291867261594530261710854321


Board 14

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJT9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQT93
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ8654
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T954
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A8

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)753
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J63
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J76542

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)dbl2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW480
NS winners' result: 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-W, EW130 (NS 85%)

Comments:
This board provided today's strangest set of scores. With 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) making 450 for EW, pairs in 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) should be getting a poor score. As it turned out, any game is a good game, with about half the field playing in a 26-point partscore. It looks like a common auction was 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), with East refusing to bid the hearts and some confusion about what bids are forcing.
The strange part, though, was the number of NS pairs who doubled 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), with the scoresheet boasting 550, 650, 670, 770 and 790.
Another surprise was the number of pairs in 5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) by NS, unluckily going for -500 and a bottom board. If EW had been vulnerable, that would have been a good move for NS.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW42074
11EW400110
10NS5043

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW17036
11EW15061
10EW13018

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW48019
11EW45054
10EW42020
9NS503

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW1707
11EW15015
10EW1307

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW12EW1707
11EW1509
Travelling scoreslip
NS50-50-100-110-130-140-150-170-200-300-400-420-430-450-480-500-550-650-670-770-790-800
Freq6223224194544212999562236522113
NS%938888878583756358584728191464332221


Board 15

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T932
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K752
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q86
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q8643
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q84
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A763

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKT952
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)95

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS620
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS650 (NS 97%)

Comments:
For the 4th board in a row I was completely off base in predicting the normal spot, with many pairs failing to find the spade fit. Having failed to find the fit, it makes sense to take a conservative view and stop in 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), even though 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) happens to make. South's images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)109 are important cards, as they mean the suit can get out for one loser even if the hearts are 4-2 (as long as the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q or images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J come down doubleton). images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK10432, missing the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9, is odds on to lose two tricks opposite a singleton. Today the suit was 3-3, so the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)109 were irrelevant.
Someone should have bid the spades though. Bidding 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) was worth 87%, even after misguessing trumps (as is likely).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS20025
10NS17072
9NS14058
8NS11021

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS65022
10NS62051
9EW10020
8EW2003

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS20011
10NS17022
9NS14035
8EW10010

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2008
10NS17032
9NS14021
8NS1103
7NS804
Travelling scoreslip
NS6506306206002001801701501401201101009080-100-200
Freq38177167116361354272544815
NS%979387807569554129171512121161


Board 16

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K943
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q85
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9432
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ76
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJ832
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK7

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J52
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J6432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT65

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass4NTpass
5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass5NTpass
6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW1430
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW680 (NS 69%)

Comments:
At the time of writing, 12 pairs have made 6NT, and two of those will win spot prizes. Was it important to play in notrumps? Yes. Making 6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) is a great score (77%) but 6NT is a much more impressive 96%.
Similarly, playing 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), the common result, was only worth 30%, while the extra 10 points from 3NT bumps you up to 53%. If you are going to play in game with 30+ points, it should be 3NT.
Book prizes for making 6NT go to Carl Jenkins and Frankie Matthews of Sale and Michael Singh and Daphne May of Riverview.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW13EW71015
12EW680219
11EW6508

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW13EW146014
12EW1430193

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW68040

6NT-EW13EW14703
12EW144010

3NT-EW13EW7203
12EW6908

4NT-EW12EW6907

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW2309

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW2306

7images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12NS1004

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-12EW14303
Travelling scoreslip
NS1000-140-230-240-270-620-630-650-660-680-690-710-720-1430-1440-1460
Freq71119211282275181852061014
NS%99989896959494949392694542402242


Board 17

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)764
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T864
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)832
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9843
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A952
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQT5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ73

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A74
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT852
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J765
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass
2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-E, EW400
NS winners' result: 1NT-E, EW90 (NS 71%)

Comments:
Once again I didn't anticipate the number of pairs playing a 15-18 notrump. Players cope with this wide range using awful methods such as Extended Stayman to find out if opener is 15-16 or 17-18, but this doesn't solve the whole problem. The real difficulty is when responder wants to be in game opposite 18, but doesn't want to go past 1NT opposite 15. West is right to pass a 15-18 notrump here, as 2NT will go down more often than 3NT will make. Luckily, 1NT making nine was a very decent score, with many pairs failing to take nine.
Despite the lucky result, there is no reason to play a wide-range notrump opening. Using the standard structure described on Hand Two, there are plenty of bids to show all the different ranges accurately.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Robin Clarke and Helen Scott (Maylands) for doubling 5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-EW11EW2106
10EW18029
9EW15055
8EW12068
7EW9044
6NS5014

3NT-EW11EW4604
10EW43018
9EW40048
8NS5041
7NS10027
6NS1506

2NT-EW10EW18021
9EW15028
8EW12024
7NS5016
6NS1004
Travelling scoreslip
NS1501101009050-50-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-250-400-420-430
Freq1014018951473219711309385318152222
NS%99989491837675716765554643332419151413953


Board 18

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQJ92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQ
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q63
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT6532
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A97
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)854
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ752
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)94

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J852
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J84
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)87

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpass
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, EW100
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS620 (NS 83%)

Comments:
The easiest auction of the day, with over 300 pairs in the top spot. This board was fought in the card play, specifically in the defence.
Left to his own devices, declarer must lose two spade tricks, to go with the obvious diamond losers for one off. Either defender will give up a trick by playing spades; if West leads away from the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q, declarer can run this to the jack, and then finesse the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)10. East can take his images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A whenever he likes, but it will be the only trick.
The boring flat dummy is the clue that the defenders must be passive. No tricks will be running away, so just play safe and let the tricks come to you.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS65021
10NS620143
9EW100211
8EW2007

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2004
10NS17025
9NS14046
8EW1008

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS1709
9NS14025

1NT-NS8NS1204
7NS9016

2NT-NS8NS1204
7EW1003

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS1706
Travelling scoreslip
NS65062060030021020018017015014012011010090500-100-200
Freq221572214242478813172123615
NS%98837070696968656154474646444342232


Board 19

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKQT5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJ73
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ972
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)642
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J863
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J432
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A952

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)986
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T85
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQT85
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS420
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS420 (NS 74%)

Comments:
Same auction as the previous board, again with about 300 pairs in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). On both deals, opener has to take responsibility for bidding the game. Responder has a minimum for a simple raise, and is unlikely to make any further bid.
A simple auction, but the play is far too complicated to be dealt with in this event. I covered some of it in the souvenir booklet, but there are many different ways the play could go. I can offer one general principle: if you are at risk of losing trump control, get your side suit tricks set up as early as possible. And make sure you always count your tricks at trick one.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS45045
10NS420194
9EW5074
8EW10026
7EW1506
6EW2006

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS2005
10NS17050
9NS14021
8EW509

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS2003
10NS17029
9NS14014

1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS17012
9NS1407
7NS804
Travelling scoreslip
NS4804504204003002001701501401301201109080-50-100-110-140-150-170
Freq246209411198114711253493301371
NS%99957456555445363227262525241663321


Board 20

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKT764
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJT92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ92
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ863
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT543

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A9532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ532
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, EW100
NS winners' result: 6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, EW200 (NS 57%)

Comments:
After a couple of easy auctions, here's one where every player has a tough decision. For most pairs, the main decision points never arose because the auction stopped prematurely at 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes).
Defending 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was worth 33% to NS. Sacrificing in 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) was usually worth 69%, upgraded to 97% if EW defended poorly, or 83% if EW bid on to 5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). Finding the 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) "sacrifice" is beyond the call of duty, and you were unlucky to only get 99% for that (and a 33% chance of a spot prize).
Book prizes for making 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) go to Avryl Atkins and Jeanette Fink of Undercroft and Jayne Ross and Geoffrey Beer of SABA.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW65026
10EW620270
9NS10012

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW65011
10NS10084
9NS2004
8NS3003

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS60016
10EW10061

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17014
9EW1408

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)x-NS10EW20010

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS6207

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW1703

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-10EW6203
Travelling scoreslip
NS620600400300200150140130100-13-100-140-170-200-300-620-650
Freq817131431310516591715128944
NS%999795959492929283746862605756324


Board 21

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J65
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K5432
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)765
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQT3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)84
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ96
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK9632
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ94
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K9742
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)87

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2NTpass3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-W, EW400
NS winners' result: 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-E, EW110 (NS 69%)

Comments:
As on Board 2, there were many pairs choosing the minor suit partscore instead of the notrump game. Our 25 HCP are by no means a mandatory game bid at Matchpoints, but the wonderful source of tricks in diamonds makes game extremely likely. The only time you should stay out of game with 25 is when you have a misfit (with neither partner having a strong suit of their own) or with two balanced hands with doubtfully placed queens and jacks.
Pairs in 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) probably bid 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-pass; I'm not sure how so many pairs got all the way to 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) without someone feeling the need to take a shot at game.
The play is discussed in the souvenir booklet.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW12EW4908
11EW46037
10EW43037
9EW40040
8NS5024
7NS10013

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW1508
10EW13053
9EW11047
8NS5018

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW1507
10EW13037
9EW11027
8EW9013
7NS503
Travelling scoreslip
NS10050-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-240-300-400-430-460
Freq3482118189201071835319146113463941
NS%9687807877696049393531302725252318115


Board 22

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ42
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)873
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKJT9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)93
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9753
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q62
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A874

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJT83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ65

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

Suggested result: 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-W, NS100
NS winners' result: 4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-W, NS300 (NS 99%)

Comments:
The majority were left to play in 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) here, so the result was determined by the defence. If EW find their club ruff they get 67%; if not, declarer gets 67%. If EW were able to compete to 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), that was worth 73% (so just marginally better than defending 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and holding it to eight tricks). The other upside of competing to 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) is that you might push NS to 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), where you have a chance to beat them -- that would be 84%.
It's unusual that there is so little matchpoint difference between NS110 and EW50. This happens because so few pairs are getting either of those scores (or anything in between).
Book prizes for beating 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) go to Rosemary Rodger and Nicki Sleeman of Sanctuary Cove and Kathryn Ivits and Alma Van Der Walt of Central Coast Leagues.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS1706
9NS140169
8NS11051

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS140125
8EW5044

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9EW5045
8EW10013

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9EW1103
8NS10015
7NS2004

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9NS1007
8NS2005
7NS3004

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW9EW1105
8EW903
7NS1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS200170140110100-50-90-100-110
Freq1283185626985278
NS%989667342716741


Board 23

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)764
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K9542
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK982
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A654
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J982

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A53

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

Suggested result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW140
NS winners' result: 1NT-S, EW100 (NS 50%)

Comments:
The field was split fairly evenly between the six likely contracts, with the largest group playing in 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). This does not make on a spade lead, but on any other lead the best declarers will get home (the recommended play is in the souvenir booklet).
The "law of total tricks" says you should not bid 3-over-3 with only eight trumps, so bidding 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) purely as a sacrifice over 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) would be wrong (note that on perfect defence, 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) and 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) both fail). From East's point of view, however, this is not a "competitive" auction, it is a "constructive" one -- his main concern is looking for game, and getting to the three-level was a necessary evil in order to do that. No problem, as long as you play it well.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Peter Fagan and Geoffrey Casey (Cowra) for doubling 3NT.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17012
9EW14055
8NS100100
7NS2006

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW1708
9EW14041
8EW11048
7NS1006

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS11012
8EW10037
7EW2004

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW6205
9NS10026
8NS20021

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS1104
8NS9024
7EW1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS20013011010090700-100-110-120-140-150-170-180-200-300-400-500
Freq342171473521615711051201311923
NS%96939176605656504034251513119422


Board 24

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K963
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K754
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K542
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9543
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J832
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)873

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQT96

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass4NT
pass5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass5NT
pass6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS1010
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS480 (NS 59%)

Comments:
Most pairs made 12 tricks, which is nice work; there are certainly ways to lose two tricks on this deal. The surprise came in the bidding, with only about 40 pairs bidding slam, compared with about 200 pairs on the similar hand on Board 16.
South's hand is a little weaker than East's hand on Board 16, but what it lacks in high cards it makes up for with distribution. South can expect to make slam opposite as little as Kxx-Kxxx-xxx-Kxx (that's a 9-count, and partner opened the bidding).
Book prizes for making 13 tricks in slam go to Chris Brady and Zhihong Miao of Gawler and Jenny Gordon and Dave Maitland of PMHBC.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS13NS51032
12NS480233
11NS45088
10NS42013

6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS13NS101010
12NS98030
11EW506

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS13NS5106
12NS48020
11NS4504

3NT-NS12NS4907
11NS4608
10NS4308
9NS4004

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS12NS2307
Travelling scoreslip
NS101098075051049048046045043042040026024023021020018017015014013090-50
Freq1133139727211100101442115534231119
NS%999592888459332313119987544332221


Board 25

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT8752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A53
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)53
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK43
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)862
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ62
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J974

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8542
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)974
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQT

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)dblpass
3NTall pass

Suggested result: 3NT-W, NS100
NS winners' result: 2NT-W, EW120 (NS 39%)

Comments:
At tables where North opened 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), North usually took some auction, typically a takeout double. This was a smart move, as leaving NS in 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) would be a 13% score for EW. Unfortunately, five Wests passed the takeout double for a 1% score. I can see the temptation, as images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKxx is a nice holding in the opponents' suit, but it's not suitable for a low level penalty pass. images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJTx is more attractive for defending: just as many trump tricks, using up only three of your HCP.
3NT is the better bid, putting the pressure on North to defend well (94% or 23% depending on the defence -- either way, better than defending 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)). At tables where North forgot to open, EW had a nice quiet auction to 1NT or 2NT for a good solid score.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Alf Surace and Astrid Piller (Undercroft) for 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)x.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW9EW60051
8NS10029
7NS2003
6NS3003

2NT-EW9EW15046
8EW12017
7NS1004
6NS2004

1NT-EW9EW15019
8EW12024
7EW9010
6NS1004

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9EW14012
8EW11025
7NS10010
Travelling scoreslip
NS400300260200140110100800-50-80-90-100-110-120-140-150-170-180-200-250-300-500-600
Freq114137917871131114144345227311113658
NS%99979692878474656461585654483932221514141414136


Board 26

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT52
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)875
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K6432
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT9
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A9643
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKJ

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J87
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q984
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)6432

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

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW680
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW200 (NS 94%)

Comments:
At first I thought this board had been fouled when I saw so many pairs making 13 tricks here. Luckily, most clubs record the opening lead, and I was able to confirm that the lead was a low diamond away from the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A. It takes most players a long time to learn not to underlead aces against a suit contract, so welcome to the first step on that journey!
Aside from the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A, the only interest in the hand is the trump queen. Playing for the drop is the percentage action with nine cards ("eight ever, nine never"). You get 62% if you dropped the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q, 26% if not.
Book prizes for making slam go to Kevin Wellisch and Sheila Cooksey of Melville and Beryl and Robert Cormack of Central Coast.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW13EW71055
12EW680213
11EW65067
10EW62010

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW13EW2605
12EW23018
11EW20013

3NT-EW11EW6609
10EW6304
9EW6005

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW2308
10EW1703

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW6803

1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW1403

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW14303
Travelling scoreslip
NS-140-170-180-200-230-260-600-620-630-650-660-680-710
Freq474172875128751023362
NS%9998969489868583817263387


Board 27

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJ532
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q83
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQT87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A76
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K96
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J9652
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)87
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J52

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ954
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT74

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS400
NS winners' result: 4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS150 (NS 52%)

Comments:
Matchpoint play puts a huge premium on major suits. On this deal, NS scored 91% for bidding 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), even if they dropped a trick in the play. This is a tough spot for even an experienced pair to reach, and of course the more common game was 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). This is also an excellent score, thanks to all the pairs who played in partscores (or the failing 3NT).
The popular spot of 4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) suggests that North was a bit nervous about committing to game, which I totally understand. However, if North gets to 4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), South's singleton is enough reason to bid five.
Book prizes for making 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) go to Patricia Whittleston and Pauline Ash of Melville and Mary McMaster and Jill White of Coolah.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS4205
11NS40062
10EW5027

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS1706
11NS15030
10NS13028
9EW503

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS15023
10NS13029

3NT-NS9NS40014
8EW5024
7EW1005

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW7NS15025
6NS20012

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW7NS10013
6NS15012
Travelling scoreslip
NS55050048045043042040030025023020017015013012011010050-50-100-110-140-150
Freq8371241084214201311173131956113211
NS%999796949391817271716865523224232118113221


Board 28

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J652
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT952
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ9752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K74
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T87

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJ9632
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)86
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q93

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTpass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, EW450
NS winners' result: 3NT-W, NS150 (NS 98%)

Comments:
In the souvenir booklet I mentioned that there were some players who might bid spades on the South hand. This is suicide, with a balanced hand and unfavourable vulnerability, but they got away with it. 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) was worth 44%, but it would have been 0% if EW had doubled. Even 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) scored 39%.
The error was East's. East should go to 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) on the first round, but if you do choose to go slowly and let South in, you still should bid 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) at some point.
3NT was a popular spot, which is risky. When one hand is weak, that hand's suit should usually be trumps; otherwise their suit might get lost due to lack of entries. Also the very weak spade stopper might have been a problem.
Book prize for a unique top goes to Sue Cogger and Steve Winchester (Batemans) for doubling 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW4805
11EW45027
10EW42058
9NS5031

3NT-EW11EW46010
10EW43018
9EW4008
8NS506
7NS1008
6NS1506

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS7EW2004
6EW30020

2NT-EW10EW1807
7NS503
6NS1006
Travelling scoreslip
NS1501401101008050-90-100-110-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-230-270-300-400-420-430-450-460-480-510
Freq101128155221872221881021122146419291152
NS%9896969288807272696561585552494847474439281710421


Board 29

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK532
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)74
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)43
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T754
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T9653
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A9
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q87
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q8762

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)32
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ82
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT5

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)1NT2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS110
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, EW100 (NS 32%)

Comments:
The final four boards were not played at many tables, so we don't have many comparisons. The majority reached the normal 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) contract, which depends on guessing the club suit. If East leads a club at trick one, you can probably assume a lead from images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Qxxx is more likely than images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Axxx.
The next most popular contract was 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). I doubt that people are bidding 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) voluntarily, so they probably were pushed there by EW. As mentioned earlier, you should have nine trumps to bid 3-over-3. 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) is two off for 10%, while defending at the three-level will earn 95%. (Throw in some doubles, and it's 0% vs 100%.) It's not clear how EW got to the three-level in the first place.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS14010
8NS11078
7EW10052
6EW20016

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS9NS1403
8EW10016
7EW20012
6EW3004

1NT-EW7EW906
6NS1003

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW8NS1005
6NS3003

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS8EW2003
7EW3005

2NT-EW6NS2003
Travelling scoreslip
NS30020014012011010080-90-100-120-140-180-200-300-400
Freq511131831116681113191
NS%9895908770514947321918181131


Board 30

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT75
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A87
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)653
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT432
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q43
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A74
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)96

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ862
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)98
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ5

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

Suggested result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS170
NS winners' result: 4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)x-E, NS500 (NS 100%)

Comments:
Just like Board 26, the only issue here is finding the trump queen. On Board 26 we said you should play for the drop when you have nine, but in truth the percentages are incredibly close. The "eight ever, nine never" guide can be used if there are no other clues, but if you have any other clues you should trust them. If East opens the bidding, he should have at least 11 of the missing 17 HCP, and that's a big clue.
Furthermore, the play to the first two tricks may help you work out that West has the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K (as described in the souvenir booklet). In this case, it becomes very likely that East has the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS42020
9EW5092

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS17022
9NS14061

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS1706
9NS14011

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1403

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-9NS1404
Travelling scoreslip
NS42020017015014011010050-50-90-100
Freq224301801239534
NS%95908377614444432331


Board 31

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ983
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K843
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)73
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT954
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT92
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)86
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ82
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJ7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT952

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ765
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQ4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)dblpass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Suggested result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, EW420
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
My proposed auction was optimistic, and would be unlikely to be reproduced at more than half the tables in an expert field. In practice only 3 pairs reached 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). As it turns out, EW had a safer and easier way to win the board. Simply getting your four top tricks against 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was worth 74%.
Worse, all pairs in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) went down, so they would have done better to defend 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). It was the "eight ever, nine never" thing again. Just like on the previous board, opener is more likely to have the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q. Also, the 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) bidder is more likely to have a shortage. All in all, a terribly unlucky board for the 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) bidders.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS65013
10NS62043
9EW10055

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1405

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS1703
9NS1403

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-10NS6203
Travelling scoreslip
NS65062030017014010050-100-140
Freq154614822591
NS%95735655504745242


Board 32

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ6542
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)86
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJ982
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K942
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K975
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ83
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)753

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q86432
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQJT

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Suggested result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS110
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
One pattern that has emerged in this booklet is that people can sometimes be too aggressive on misfitting hands. Boards 1 and 4 are two examples where pairs got overboard on minimum values and no fit. This board is another example where the majority got to the three-level, often 3NT, with few points and no source of tricks. Like Board 1, this was the result of a bidding war with partner, each unwilling to pass with shortage in partner's suit.
Thanks for being part of the Australia-Wide Novice Pairs. We hope you enjoyed the event, particularly if this was your first time. Our next events are the Australia-Wide Open Pairs (25-31 August) and Australia-Wide Restricted Pairs (25-31 October).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS10NS4307
9NS40016
8EW509
6EW1503
5EW2003

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS10NS1703
9NS1404
8NS1108
7EW503
6EW1003

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS1105
8NS909

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS10NS1303
9NS1108
8EW505
Travelling scoreslip
NS4304204003001801701501401301201109080-50-100-150-200
Freq711612345352191331773
NS%96948881807976737067584744311451


2018 Australia-Wide Novice Pairs - Final Results
Players in the top 10 will receive book prizes, with personalised Australia-Wide pens for the top 5 and regional winners, and players in the top 50 will receive online magazine subscriptions. There are also spot prizes throughout the results booklet.
All winners must contact Australian Bridge (mail@australianbridge.com) with their address, to claim their prizes.
Names / ClubScore
1  Jacob Rose & Lara Topper GS Double Bay    77.0
2  Allwynne Taylor & Andrew Laurich Bayview    73.6
3  Ros McEvoy & Joe Taylor Traralgon    72.2
4  Keith Cohen & David Rubin Moreton Bribie    70.9
5  John Hanson & Robert Jago Devonport    69.9
6  Heather & Bill Cornwall Bairnsdale    69.7
7  Teresa Dean & Bea Stallbom Gawler    69.1
8  Haj Skilton & Cedric Parker Devonport    68.8
9  Pam & Roger Blackman Moonee Valley    68.4
10  Loo Manning & Lyn Ramsay Cootamundra    68.1
11  Rosemary Porter & Yvonne Flanagan Nth Suburbs    67.6
12  Thomas Karsai & Lis Moller Easts    67.5
13  Jeff & Julie Wicks Gold Coast    67.4
14  Cathie Shearer & Jan Walklate Bendigo    67.4
15  Kerry Hewitt & Andre Britz Waverley    66.9
16  Coral Lorimer & Glen Jones Gunnedah    66.5
17  Henry Rose & Romana Fior Monaro    66.4
18  Marie Finegan & Brian Taylor Undercroft    66.4
19  Sameer Pandya & Aijun Yang Toowong    66.1
20  Chris Price & George Sloss Goondiwindi    66.0
21  Eugene Pereira & Voyko Markovic Nth Suburbs    65.8
22  Toni Paramore & Roman Naiman Easts    65.8
23  David & Susan Strong Geelong    65.7
24  Maurice Sanders & Duncan Cape Redcliffe    65.6
25  Jan Colville & Yvonne Menadue Tasmania    64.9
26  Bev Daniel & Shirley Walker Taree    64.6
27  Sue Evershed & John Simmonds Peninsula    64.6
28  Shelda Foulis & Christine Duke SABA    64.4
29  Bill Maitland & Natasha Waters Maleny    64.3
30  Roger & Janet Anderson Tumbarumba    64.2
31  Julie MacHin & Sally Keenan Orange    64.1
32  Louise Taylor & Louise Graham Deniliquin    64.0
33  Christine Egan & Dianne Agostino Peninsula    63.9
34  Elizabeth Martinengo & Maureen Reddy Undercroft    63.8
35  Kaye Chambers & Mary Warren Coolah    63.8
36  Jeremy Randell & Claire Pumpa SABA    63.7
37  Poppy Cohen & Jane Murray GS Double Bay    63.5
38  Geoffrey Davis & Phil Robbins Ballina    63.5
39  Karl Puse & Yumiko Tsuji Peninsula    63.3
40  Peter Fagan & Geoffrey Casey Cowra    63.3
41  Veronica Tarry & Nancy Fitzpatrick Riverview    63.2
42  Marie Langfield & Philip Millard Cowra    63.1
43  Ron Kremer & John Bayly Undercroft    62.9
44  Neil Orford & Jeff Borg Arana     62.9
45  Marion McDonald & Janita Chattaway Goulburn    62.9
46  Tony White & Bill Lidster Coffs Harbour    62.8
47  Griffin Bancroft & Janina Mazierska Townsville    62.7
48  Bob Dunk & Frank Burton Gawler    62.7
49  David Driscoll & Clifford Hall Orange    62.4
50  Laurie Corboy & Johanna Thwaites South Perth    62.3
Names / ClubScore
51  John Loubry & Jenny Burgess Goulburn    62.2
51  Saville Israelson & Natalie Topper GS Double Bay    62.2
53  Maureen Lyons & Sue Clarke Cairns    62.0
54  Andy Cayley & Annelouise Dubrawski Bunbury    61.9
55  Steve Winchester & Sue Cogger Batemans Bay    61.9
56  Moira McIntyre & Gary Watkins Mandurah    61.8
57  Neryl Quilty & Dale Stanbridge Riverview    61.7
58  John Phyland & Peter Simonds U3A    61.6
59  Karen Moss & Derek Morris Sunnybank    61.5
60  Peter Cloughessy & Stephen Calcroft Central Coast    61.4
61  Mark Leahy & Mary Drikas SABA    61.4
62  Trilby Bond & Susan Chambers Bayview    61.4
63  Philip Powell & Michelle Randle Denmark    61.4
64  Alex Matthews & Jan Brooks Trumps    61.3
65  Shirley Miller & Jill Serra Bundaberg    61.2
66  Robyn Dunworth & Gordon Stevenson GS Double Bay    61.2
67  Michael & Rod Shellshear Central Coast    61.2
68  Jane Gordon & Heather Scott Roma    61.1
69  Barry & Gaby Paroz Easts    60.9
70  Raynor & Barney Castles Sale    60.9
71  Janine & Peter Cumming Warwick    60.9
72  Chris & Noreen Moore Peninsula    60.9
73  Peter Hannemann & Doug Bell KLTC    60.8
74  Margaret Campbell & Alison MacKey Cent Coast Lg    60.7
75  Sheila Connell & Janet Mc Laughlan Bundaberg    60.7
76  Peter Callaghan & Darren Dargan Taree    60.6
77  Michael & Rosie Nicolai SABA    60.6
78  Anna Young & Linda Wright Pt Mac Hastings    60.6
79  Karen Sweep & Rhonda Henry Toowong    60.6
80  Gillian Minson & Christine Walker KLTC    60.6
81  Mark & Deb Reynolds Traralgon    60.5
82  David Brady & Lorraine Ward Moreton Bribie    60.5
83  Diana Whiteley & Dorothy Woodside Orange    60.4
84  Pam Jones & Sue Horn Central Coast    60.3
85  Maureen Broome & Kathleen Cassidy Bairnsdale    60.3
86  Larry Sankey & Chris Gorman GS Double Bay    60.2
87  Maxine Collins & Marilyn Graham QCBC    60.2
88  Roger & Joy Holdich GS Canberra    60.2
89  Mark & Sharon Euvrard Peninsula    60.2
90  Jacques Bellevret & Robert Carter Undercroft    60.2
91  Kevin Dunne & Sue Wallace Monaro    60.1
92  David Crocker & Sonya Gambold Sunnybank    60.1
93  Robert & Mignonne Johnston Peninsula    60.1
94  Sarah Cottier & Maurica Winderbaum GS Double Bay    60.1
95  Caroline Ausden & Nola Saunders Gold Coast    60.0
96  Joan Geyle & Jan Stokes Bayview    60.0
97  Jan Flanigan & Bevley D'Aquino Kenmore    59.9
98  Trisha Elliot-Ryan & Angela Grant Launceston    59.9
99  Ron & Zoe Ward Sunnybank    59.9
100  Roger Wilkinson & Fran Slater Devonport    59.9

Names / ClubScore
101  Linda Smith & Sharon Versteege Central Coast    59.8
101  Merran Sheahan & Kathy Wright Gardenvale    59.8
103  Kerry Dwyer & Trevor Treweek Bateau Bay    59.8
104  Colin Cronin & Patricia Lake Bundaberg    59.8
105  Trish Magee & Brenda Bennett U3A    59.7
106  Robin Newman & Kay Cameron Bayview    59.7
107  Elinor McCloskey & Bob Still Gold Coast    59.7
108  Ros Arthur & Marcia Cameron Roma    59.7
108  Les Johnson & Judy Wallace Kenmore    59.7
110  Neil Ludvigsen & Maurice Kelly Darwin    59.6
111  Penny & Russel Thomas Mandurah    59.6
112  Ray Moeser & Betty Dyson Bateau Bay    59.6
112  Annette Ruvidini & Wendy Livesey Denmark    59.6
114  Gloria Smith & Brian Lilley Bateau Bay    59.5
115  Val Hirt & Robert Scott Ballarat    59.5
116  Margaret Wilson & Karin McClellan Peninsula    59.3
117  Reit Heuzinkveld & Anne Leopold U3A    59.3
118  Margaret Berriman & Janice Roughley Cent Coast Lg    59.2
118  David & Ming Ting Mackay    59.2
120  Marjorie Pardasani & Elizabeth Angelatos KLTC    59.2
121  Elsie Irwin & Gael Walker Tasmania    59.2
122  Patsy Shadbolt & Christine Dunlop South Perth    59.1
123  Ken Williams & Patrick Blades Central Coast    59.1
124  Malcolm Ramsay & Bridget O'Reilly Bega Valley    59.1
125  Arthur Baigel & Diane Cornish Waverley    59.0
126  Susan Eason & Sandy Carter Peninsula    59.0
127  Nella Albrecht & Alan Giles Ingham    59.0
128  Pamela Dunsford & Marcel Stein Easts    59.0
129  Tim Clement & Shane McMillan Warrnambool    58.9
129  Sophia Lawrance & Judy Barfield GS Canberra    58.9
131  Gert & Cecilia Van Reenen U3A    58.9
132  Lynda Ford & Betty Curtin Mandurah    58.9
132  Barry & Judy Bean Maitland    58.9
132  Ondi Crawford & Liz MacFarlane Cootamundra    58.9
135  Johanna Fitzpatrick & Jude Espie Moonee Valley    58.8
135  Virginia Hurst & Cecilia Rava Blue Mtns    58.8
137  R Forster & K Honey Moonee Valley    58.8
138  Beryl Tape & Meredith Strain SABA    58.8
139  Frances & Ian Hammond South Perth    58.8
140  Barb Ross & Janet Oates Ballarat    58.7
141  Marina MacE & Sue Lethbridge Sanctuary Cove    58.7
142  Claire & Clem Vanderloos Kenmore    58.7
143  Judy Rothfield & Michelle Mellinger Gardenvale    58.6
144  Libbet Powell & Lesley Killen Coolah    58.6
145  Sandi Pirozzo & Diane Ainsworth Nth Suburbs    58.6
146  Dianne & Robert Cass Maitland    58.6
147  Eugene McClorey & Judith Sterrett Melville    58.6
148  Debbie Breeze & Sibyl Payn Bowen    58.5
149  Bill Vierveyier & Phillipa House Roma    58.5
150  Loganathan Paul & Anthony Arnold Rockhampton    58.5
150  Anne Cole & Cherry Hendry Kiama    58.5
152  Elizabeth Hutchings & Margaret Harding KLTC    58.4
152  Powell Colin & Anderson John Swan    58.4
154  Clare & John Collins Sunnybank    58.4
155  Elizabeth Kelly & Catherine Wood Cowra    58.4
156  Suzanne Smith & Alison Neunhoffer Geelong    58.4
Names / ClubScore
157  Peggy & Tom Stacy Melville    58.4
157  Jackie Boaden & Nurhan Parker Trumps    58.4
159  Ina Buhse & Sue Perry Ballina    58.3
160  Peter Dexter & Robyn Archer Warrnambool    58.3
160  Glenice McDonald & Beryl Duncan Warrnambool    58.3
162  Kerry Garnsey & Mary Kennedy Blue Mtns    58.3
162  Margaret Greville & Jen Dodd Undercroft    58.3
164  Bob & Pam Hawkins South Perth    58.3
164  Deidre Harris & Pat Mortimer Goondiwindi    58.3
166  Ken Attwooll & Steven Naftel Peninsula    58.3
166  Mary Onus & Patricia Lockwood Bathurst    58.3
168  Bob McCartney & June Keil Bunbury    58.3
169  Heather Watts & Adele Patterson Melville    58.2
170  Vivienne Vessey & Marianne McPherson Nth Suburbs    58.1
171  Wendy Coe & Elizabeth Davis Ingham    58.1
172  Linda Braithwaite & Anne Coates Cowra    58.1
172  Thomas Crawley & Iryna Main Bunbury    58.1
174  Leonie Brown & Karin Iovannella Cairns    58.0
175  Ray & Pat Scott-White Redcliffe    58.0
176  Nikki Michel & Leora Ross GS Double Bay    58.0
176  Maureen & Brendan Richardson Tasmania    58.0
178  Marion Murphy & Kerry Moy Gardenvale    58.0
179  Kerry Dean & Judith Ellis Cairns    57.9
179  Neil Williams & Harry Frakking Darwin    57.9
181  Susan Shand & Shyamala Abey Waverley    57.9
182  Eva Borowski & Janet Fust Gardenvale    57.9
183  Gaye Clark & Eliza Hemphill Kenmore    57.8
184  Mary Josephson & Clare Mudie Nth Suburbs    57.8
185  Kay Boggs & Marie Rutledge Tamworth    57.8
186  Peter Grant & Sharon Paull Trumps    57.7
187  Dick De Graaf & Kerry Asche South Perth    57.7
188  Jill Kenny & Lyn Bateman Mt Gambier    57.7
189  Julianne Collingridge & Jane Storey Cootamundra    57.7
190  Natalie Moss & Melissa McNamara GS Double Bay    57.7
190  Jenny Bell & Belinda Moss GS Canberra    57.7
192  Noel Werth & Anna Green Arana     57.7
193  Lorraine Newson & Sue Goddard Blue Mtns    57.6
193  Ann Waugh & Kim Avard Gunnedah    57.6
195  Julie Tynan & Lorraine Dullard Bendigo    57.6
196  Marie McGarry & Mim Hubbard Gold Coast    57.5
197  Fiona & Mark Cooper Monaro    57.5
198  Fay Wells & Jan Deitch Kenmore    57.5
199  C Borella & L White Deniliquin    57.5
200  Nicholas Kotros & Lauren Sanford KLTC    57.4
201  Therese Kinch & Susan Martin Monaro    57.4
202  Graham Williamson & Allan Nichols Central Coast    57.4
203  Elizabeth Jones & Kathy Pearson Maitland    57.3
203  John Doyle & Dorothy Pattinson Gardenvale    57.3
205  Yvonne & Chris McLaughlin Benalla    57.3
206  Ian & Christine Jackson Blue Mtns    57.3
207  Paul Corbett & Pip Marshman Bega Valley    57.3
208  Gloria Worthington & Brian Harris Maylands    57.3
208  Janice & John Stroop GS Canberra    57.3
210  Heather Jansen & Sally Keeley SABA    57.2
211  Ann Smith & Robyn Green Townsville    57.2
212  Kevin Wellisch & Sheila Cooksey Melville    57.2

Names / ClubScore
213  Ros Scoble & Carol South Inverell Delvyn    57.1
214  Tony Sappideen & Sue Kenny Central Coast    57.1
215  Stubbings David & Stubbings Joy Ocean Grove    57.0
216  Notta Davidson & Janet Torrens Mandurah    57.0
217  Carolyn North & Sandra Aring QCBC    57.0
218  Giles Margaret & Woodland Annie Swan    56.9
219  Mary C. Munro & Lesley Gorham Waverley    56.9
219  Brown Rex & Brown Beverly Swan    56.9
221  Carroll Brendan & Grech Noel Ocean Grove    56.9
222  Tony & Anna Lloyd GS Double Bay    56.9
223  Kim & Ruth Jacobs GS Double Bay    56.8
224  Gary Volz & Barry Watters Sunnybank    56.8
225  Norm & Linda Hoskin Bunbury    56.8
225  Judith Noad & Margaret Ditchfield Inverell Delvyn    56.8
227  Pauline2 Anderson & Bob Harkness Launceston    56.7
228  Katherine McLachlan & Beryl Crowther Bayview    56.6
229  Ann Laslett & Christine Jarrad Mt Gambier    56.6
229  Marilyn Maserow & Linda Miller South Perth    56.6
231  Jane Venter & Victor Dent Melville    56.6
232  Hannah Green & John Marsiglio Traralgon    56.5
232  Lorna Butler & Kerry Schaeffer Sanctuary Cove    56.5
234  Cox Mary-Anne & Ham Jennifer Ocean Grove    56.5
235  Young Bryan & McFarlane Lyn Ocean Grove    56.5
235  Anne Xavier & Eylece White Toowong    56.5
235  Valerie Trim & Penny MacKenzie SABA    56.5
238  Carole Evans & Beryl Smith Bayview    56.5
239  Colleen Honner & Annie McMaster Cootamundra    56.4
240  Judith Cowie & Barbara Gannon Arana     56.4
241  Lyn Gadsby & Frances Geldenhuys Caboolture    56.4
242  Shirley & Trevor Mason Warwick    56.3
242  Patricia Cotter & Maryla Ganski Kiama    56.3
244  Richard Metcalfe & Margaret Mellick Gold Coast    56.3
244  Michael Mahoney & Philip Cooper Trumps    56.3
246  Rhonda MacMahon & Frances King Waverley    56.3
246  H Peters & F Murray Benalla    56.3
248  Jenny Wright & Bill McRuvie Maleny    56.3
249  Coralee Smith & Deb Mc Anelly Bundaberg    56.2
250  Alan Blackburn & Sue Taylor Geelong    56.2
251  Jim Willetts & Trevor Williams Melville    56.2
252  Carl Jenkins & Frankie Matthews Sale    56.2
253  Robyn Christiansen & Christine Lipari Waverley    56.1
254  Janice Tonuri & Jenni Fagan Cowra    56.1
255  Gwen Walker & Linda Douglas Arana     56.1
256  Phillip Hackett & Gillian Courtice Great Lakes    56.0
257  Lyndel Hewitt & Phil Saunders Arana     56.0
257  Chris Brady & Zhihong Miao Gawler    56.0
259  Avryl Atkins & Jeanette Fink Undercroft    56.0
259  Gordon Flanders & Mardi Howell Mt Gambier    56.0
261  Aggie Bowyer & Wendy Ledgerwood Sanctuary Cove    56.0
262  Sharon Smith & Jane Whelan Sunnybank    55.9
263  Karen Andrews & Julianne Edwards Tasmania    55.9
264  Michelle Hermes-Kass & Ayse Kiran GS Double Bay    55.9
264  Ward Philip & McAlpine Graham Ocean Grove    55.9
266  Doris Mossenson & Jean Finkelstein Maylands    55.9
266  Anne Sudholz & Carmel Whitten Tamworth    55.9
268  Jeanette Nagle & Theresa Harrison Tumbarumba    55.9
Names / ClubScore
269  Ann Whitmore & Richard Wix Mackay    55.8
270  Daphne Lobo & Shana Smith Melville    55.8
271  Michele Dixon & Stella Stewart-Wynne Undercroft    55.8
272  Virginia Calov & Lidy Seysener Orange    55.8
273  Rosemary Rodger & Nicki Sleeman Sanctuary Cove    55.7
274  Kate Smith & Jill Lauder Maitland    55.7
275  Chris Walker & David Woodruff Waverley    55.7
275  Ken & Barbara Slade Riverview    55.7
275  Morris Rosenberg & Joe Ben Mayor Easts    55.7
278  Steve English & Helen Gillam Blue Mtns    55.6
279  Margi Bargwanna & Di Chambers Cowra    55.6
280  Beryl & Robert Cormack Central Coast    55.6
281  Kaylene Nielsen & Ian Cox U3A    55.6
282  Martin O'Dell & Elizabeth Gibas Waverley    55.6
283  Brian M'Crystal & Barry Hurst Bathurst    55.5
284  Annie & Ian Perkes Trumps    55.5
285  Cheryl Millar & Penny Grace Gold Coast    55.5
286  Christine Dunn & Maureen O'Keeffe Great Lakes    55.4
286  Cheryl Curtis & Sandy Mahon Pt Mac Hastings    55.4
288  Gina Robertson & Richard Webb Cent Coast Lg    55.4
288  Dean Robins & Brendan Gaynor Bunbury    55.4
290  Bill & Sylvia Goodwin Great Lakes    55.4
290  Jane Easton & Leonie Nugent Arana     55.4
292  Graham & Rosalie Mills Goondiwindi    55.4
293  Stuart Peacock & Ian MacDonald Waverley    55.3
294  Tom Marling & Marlene Heffernan Gawler    55.3
295  Marcel Weyland & Pamela Veillard Trumps    55.2
296  Keith Perring & Peter Collett Central Coast    55.2
297  Angela Lawson & Raelene Clark Toowong    55.2
298  Nick Demytko & Rene Vodstrcil Waverley    55.1
299  Gretchen Robertson & Peter Green Central Coast    55.0
300  Graham Capper & Walter Grossman Waverley    55.0
301  Barry Hora & Diane Williamson Great Lakes    55.0
302  Rosemary Roy & Barbara Sheppard Arana     55.0
303  John Green & Gus Miles Bunbury    54.9
304  Stuart & Debbie England Rockhampton    54.9
305  Annie Hatcher & Judy Fechner Barossa    54.9
306  Yvonne Daniel & Sue Rose Waverley    54.7
307  Barry O'Reilly & Kate Millie KLTC    54.7
308  Carole Becka & Yvonne Berman GS Double Bay    54.7
309  Jan Hunter & Sue McDonald Bowen    54.7
310  Lynne Allan & Lyn Thompson Gold Coast    54.7
311  Beryl Messenger & Yolanda Predonzani Mt Gambier    54.7
312  Roby Simson & Robyn Ferguson Quirindi    54.7
312  Jim Clements & Marianne Payten Cowra    54.7
314  Lee Mitchell & Glenice Riley Central Coast    54.6
314  S & D Raggatt Moonee Valley    54.6
316  Ros Geschke & Penny Baker Arana     54.6
317  Carolyn McKinnon & Bill Earnshaw Nth Suburbs    54.6
318  Connie Williams & Noemi Aliprandi GS Double Bay    54.6
319  Annette McNee & Pam Powell Redcliffe    54.6
319  John & Marilyn Bowen Sunnybank    54.6
321  L Young & C Morrison Moonee Valley    54.6
322  A & T Dare Moonee Valley    54.6
322  Trish Yeo & Ann Smith Pt Mac Hastings    54.6
324  Patricia Whittleston & Pauline Ash Melville    54.5

Names / ClubScore
325  William Fitzsimons & Anne Brown Peninsula    54.5
325  Beverley Ledgerwood & Judith Johnston Batemans Bay    54.5
327  Norma Hansen & John Murphy Arana     54.5
328  Brian Salisbury & Terry Booth Coffs Harbour    54.5
329  Jane Sheridan & Marcia Sikimeti Cootamundra    54.5
330  Marion Davey & Maureen Sykes Darwin    54.4
331  Fiona Gillies & Bernadette Dwyer QCBC    54.4
332  Lylie Thorne & Olive Woolley Undercroft    54.4
333  David Bowles & John Paterson Waverley    54.3
334  Marie Whitby & Phyl Stuart Bateau Bay    54.3
334  Ian & Joan Richards SABA    54.3
336  Colleen Danieli & Rita Carbone Ingham    54.3
337  Merilyn Letts & Mary Purcell Undercroft    54.3
338  John McCracken & Beryl Henderson Great Lakes    54.3
339  M Southern & M Liu-Southern Moonee Valley    54.3
339  Claire & Siggy Martin Gawler    54.3
341  Pauline Spithoven & Pat Valentine Traralgon    54.2
341  Phil Dempster & Patrick Arthur Cairns    54.2
343  Gwen Kremer & Colin Walker Undercroft    54.2
344  Gary & Pauline Senn U3A    54.2
345  Stevie Foster & Marilyn Pearse Bega Valley    54.2
346  Kevin Thornton & Ann Thomson Caboolture    54.2
347  Lia Houghton & Julia Mockel Cairns    54.2
347  J Blonk & J Baker Benalla    54.2
349  Hugh Wright & Valerie Hambrook Orange    54.2
350  Liz Bennetto & Mark Doyle Geelong    54.1
351  Steve Taylor & Helen Manzau Bundaberg    54.1
352  Deborah Fuller & Christine Ryburn GS Canberra    54.1
353  Russell Woolley & Charlie Georgees Townsville    54.0
354  Bruce & Audi Witts Quirindi    54.0
355  Patricia Ottone & Linda Scott Cairns    54.0
356  Rex Harding & Ray Carbuhn Waverley    54.0
357  Margaret Patton & Helen Nicol Orange    54.0
357  Warwick Milne & Pat Kelly Warwick    54.0
359  Sally Donaldson & Margaret MacFarlane Bateau Bay    53.9
359  Bernadette Mossman & Sally Delaney Cowra    53.9
361  Harry Brown & Roz Newstead Gawler    53.9
361  Laura Ryan & Lyn Keogh Gold Coast    53.9
363  Helen Martin & Jilly Graham Cootamundra    53.9
363  Bronnie Reid & Ted Smyth Quirindi    53.9
365  Libby Mahoney & Jo Erricker Peninsula    53.9
365  Peter Titley & Simon Dollard Trumps    53.9
367  Nina Doyle & Ian Leach Townsville    53.8
367  D Callan & B James Moonee Valley    53.8
369  Joan Allen & Kevin Stojko Gawler    53.8
370  Paul Nitschmann & Stanley Law Sanctuary Cove    53.8
371  Joan Davis & Alison Telford Mt Gambier    53.8
372  Dick Ellis & John Shield Bathurst    53.7
373  A Apedaile & T David Deniliquin    53.7
373  Ros Barbaro & Gordon Weber Bathurst    53.7
375  Carolyn Gleeson & Cheryl Diehm Nth Suburbs    53.7
375  Diane Cox & Mick Robins Mackay    53.7
377  Wendy Davies & Lee Cameron Maitland    53.7
378  Chris Cottier & Sue Wells Maitland    53.7
379  Kaye Blackley & Glenis Roberts Bendigo    53.6
380  Faye Birtwistle & Carol Gait Great Lakes    53.6
Names / ClubScore
381  Ben Hasan & Tim Jones Devonport    53.6
382  Wendy Jacobs & Darshani Mendis Waverley    53.6
382  Barry O'Neill & Margaret Holt U3A    53.6
384  Liz Chattin & Christine Salem Gawler    53.6
384  Inga Scarr & Ray Dudding Kiama    53.6
384  Simon Hunter & Nick Armitage Peninsula    53.6
387  Robyn Egan & Anne Flanagan Ballina    53.6
388  John Aldridge & Neil MacLean Central Coast    53.6
389  Lauren Suchowiecki & Heather Davies Rockhampton    53.5
390  Charles Rees & Sandra Feingold Gardenvale    53.5
391  Alf Surace & Astrid Piller Undercroft    53.5
392  Lyndall Hall & Janet Wood Bateau Bay    53.5
393  Peggy Fisher & Julie Daniel Peninsula    53.5
393  Des Beazley & Peter Jones South Perth    53.5
395  James & Kerin Tulloch KLTC    53.4
396  Gerard Van Haren & Shirley Pennington Bundaberg    53.4
397  Cheryl Oates & Kate French Devonport    53.4
398  Terry McKenna & Marjory Bufton Mandurah    53.3
399  Barbara Clark & Sarah Nason Roma    53.3
400  John & Vi Foster SABA    53.3
400  Helen Cvjetan & Kathy Walker Gardenvale    53.3
402  Ivor Cohen & Geoffrey Broomhead Easts    53.3
403  Paul Brooks & Lynette Biggs Bairnsdale    53.3
403  Heather Last & Caroline Hermes Cootamundra    53.3
405  Judy & Glenn Cooper Kenmore    53.2
406  Michael Singh & Daphne May Riverview    53.2
407  Maureen Muller & Erna Mastenbroek Mt Gambier    53.2
408  Ann Semaan & Frances Carter Maylands    53.2
409  Gleniffer Howell & Rina Verhoef Geelong    53.1
410  Yvonne Zammit & Mary Pye Cent Coast Lg    53.1
411  Terry-Anne Maunsell & Leila Selby Easts    53.1
412  Vivienne Gayford & Ros Rutter Coffs Harbour    53.1
413  Pamela Rootham & Liz Seaman Bayview    53.0
413  Donald & Anna O'Brien Cairns    53.0
413  Florence McLaren & Carolyn Frankcom Moreton Bribie    53.0
416  Julie Pellas & Wim Van Der Eynden Bendigo    53.0
416  Sandy Hill & Val Ewen Bayview    53.0
418  Dawn Cook & Kay Strachan Redcliffe    53.0
419  Tony Sanders & Stewart Dunlop Cairns    53.0
419  Marysia Swistak & Leo Lewis U3A    53.0
421  Louise Ryan & Tracey Masiello Easts    53.0
422  Ros Francis & Shelley McCready Nth Suburbs    53.0
422  Beverley Burnett & Jenny Heuston GS Canberra    53.0
424  Geoffrey Stafford & Jocelyn Pech GS Canberra    53.0
424  Diana Wald & Gwen Dick South Perth    53.0
424  Jan Harris & Elrae Trueman Mackay    53.0
424  Peter Peles & Barbara Lynch Maylands    53.0
428  Lynne De Graaf & Kristina Gillies Kiama    53.0
429  Kelly Walker & Karen Hadley Townsville    52.9
430  Gaye Knight & Lib Ellis Mt Gambier    52.9
430  Leonie Blythe & Rod Smyth Bendigo    52.9
432  Robin Clarke & Helen Scott Maylands    52.8
432  Irma Beekhuis & Bevely Leach Inverell Delvyn    52.8
434  Maureen Jahnsen & Gloria Devine Great Lakes    52.8
435  Margaret Wayland & Peter Chemello Peninsula    52.8
436  Rodney Green & Pauline Kam GS Double Bay    52.8

Names / ClubScore
436  Denise Ashcroft & Val Leitch Monaro    52.8
438  Alla Koutchina & Mark Maycock GS Double Bay    52.8
439  Helen Atkinson & Robyn McKenna Mandurah    52.8
440  Sara Joffe & Leon Fredkin GS Double Bay    52.7
440  Marjory Lyons & Jan Clasper Gardenvale    52.7
442  Max McMahon & Dennis Gibson Toowong    52.6
442  Bonnie Llewellyan & Moya Cant Monaro    52.6
444  Dianne Williams & Jeanette Boulton Redcliffe    52.6
445  Jenny Bishop & Liz Haddon Redcliffe    52.6
446  Lea Chapman & Gwenda Kensitt Melville    52.6
447  Linda Cheese & Rhonda Virgona Bayview    52.6
448  Jackie Lee & Barbara Kuessner Batemans Bay    52.5
449  Barbara McCall & June Gibson Ballina    52.5
450  Philip & Helen Cunningham Melville    52.5
451  Barry Blaney & Jim Laundy Maleny    52.5
452  Sharyn Caspar & Monique Haan Gawler    52.4
452  Christine Goddard & Patricia Brasier Tamworth    52.4
454  Marie Clatworthy & Mary McMahon Geelong    52.4
455  Paul Jacobsen & Alf Trathen Rockhampton    52.4
456  Chris Green & John Stanley QCBC    52.4
456  Maureen Gallichan & Lydie Martin Bowen    52.4
456  Yvonne Stalling & Glyn Stickland Arana     52.4
456  Melva Leal & Anne Fraser Redcliffe    52.4
460  Georgina Sievers & Barbara Huddy Gold Coast    52.4
460  Megan Thomas & Detlef Volkmer Peninsula    52.4
462  Carol Findlay & Cecily Roderick Toowong    52.4
463  Jenny Gordon & Dave Maitland Pt Mac Hastings    52.3
464  Anne Burrows & Eda Nyland Peninsula    52.3
465  Margaret Haddon & Barbara Webb Peninsula    52.3
465  Sue Valentine & Peg Porter Warwick    52.3
467  Liz & Noni Affleck Gold Coast    52.3
467  Gareth Braid & Jennifer Alamdar Bunbury    52.3
469  Margaret Harper & David Yum Bendigo    52.3
469  Wendy Penman & Ian Bell Maitland    52.3
471  Beth Randall & Louise Clement Peninsula    52.3
472  Tracey Campbell & Clare Corfield Darwin    52.2
473  Barbara & Kay Wall Mudgee    52.2
474  Cayley Neil & Cayley Julie Swan    52.2
475  Geoff & Anne Ward Central Coast    52.1
476  Graham White & Lynette Draper Nth Suburbs    52.1
476  Lyn Stinton & Cheryll Jones Central Coast    52.1
478  Max Roth & Tony McKerrow Mudgee    52.1
479  Brazier John & McDonald Ross Ocean Grove    52.1
480  Dawn & Phil Thomas Central Coast    52.1
481  Denise Ironfield & Patty Parkin Batemans Bay    52.1
481  Sandra Gentle & Wayne Courtney Kiama    52.1
483  Boyer Stebbeings & Syldia Coombe Devonport    52.0
484  Patricia Farrell & Margaret Henderson GS Canberra    52.0
484  Richard Crickmore & Pamela Rodwell Maitland    52.0
486  Tina Theodore & Roxane Fearnside KLTC    52.0
487  Cindi Damian & Louise Leatham KLTC    52.0
487  Sara Ferster & Don Du Temple GS Double Bay    52.0
489  Judith Ann Francis & Margaret Barker Orange    52.0
490  Judy Endean & Jill Lukin Nth Suburbs    51.9
490  Richard Zimmerman & Pam Carmody Rockhampton    51.9
492  Dot Miles & Robyn O'Reilly Cairns    51.9
Names / ClubScore
493  Brian Goldman & Barrie Pryor Maitland    51.9
494  Patricia Kelly & Margaret Lyon U3A    51.9
495  Kathryn Ivits & Alma Van Der Walt Cent Coast Lg    51.9
496  Helen Emanuel & Euan Coutts Tamworth    51.9
496  Nick Bricknell & Bernice Cooper Sunnybank    51.9
498  Elinor Shaw & Margaret Branch Undercroft    51.8
499  Gemunu Nanayakkara & Thais Morgan-Pertus QCBC    51.8
499  Delma Christen & Barbara Andre Nth Suburbs    51.8
501  Pat Starkie & Elaine Fitzgerald Warrnambool    51.8
502  Joyce Meale & Jean Shea Cootamundra    51.8
503  Margaret Cole & Sandy Boyd Kiama    51.7
503  Judy O'Brynne & Marie Allum Bateau Bay    51.7
503  Ross Ritchie & Andrew Thomson Bega Valley    51.7
506  Sue & Peter Green QCBC    51.7
507  C Whitehouse & B Lilburne Deniliquin    51.7
507  Heather McKendrick & Ted McDonald Caboolture    51.7
509  Michelle Peimer & Ghita Lipshitz GS Double Bay    51.7
509  Mary Montgomery & Joy Stone GS Canberra    51.7
511  Joanne & Sean Rose GS Double Bay    51.6
512  Anne Elliott & Gillian Wainwright Bathurst    51.6
513  Marge Clift & Margaret Stevens Gunnedah    51.6
514  Colin & Kerryn Bevan Waverley    51.6
515  Vad Furminger & Marie Lincoln Nth Suburbs    51.6
515  Leonie Antill & Anne Moss Bayview    51.6
515  Elva Fraser & Donna Manning Maleny    51.6
518  R Kennon & L MacLean Benalla    51.6
519  Keith Moorhead & Jean Bailey Blue Mtns    51.5
520  Brian Jackson & Jeanette Campbell Denmark    51.5
521  George & Helen McLucas Nth Suburbs    51.4
522  Feike Boschma & Ken MacDougall Toowong    51.4
523  Elizabeth Irvin & Susan Munns Coonabarabran    51.4
524  Houseman Rosemary & Houseman David Ocean Grove    51.4
524  Denise Van Baer & Geraldine Russell KLTC    51.4
524  Geoff Swanson & Stan Angelidis Waverley    51.4
527  Elizabeth & Colin Waddell Waverley    51.4
528  George Lucas & Marcia Land Bowen    51.3
529  Mary Ingham & Janice Perlov GS Double Bay    51.3
530  Bill & Di Larcombe Gold Coast    51.3
531  Unknown & Unknown Name Moonee Valley    51.3
532  Michele Thorne & Anna Sibbel Sunnybank    51.3
532  Pat McMillan & Phillip Powell Devonport    51.3
534  D Williamson & M McCraken Moonee Valley    51.3
535  Glenys Peterson & Elaine Lindebringhs South Perth    51.2
536  Chris Hart & Jo Keane SABA    51.2
536  Catherine Pretorius & Patricia Pienaar Kenmore    51.2
536  Vanessa Bartlett & Patrick Johnson Devonport    51.2
539  Rayma Kemmis & Isabelle Britt Riverview    51.1
539  Louise Barrington & Liz Hobbin SABA    51.1
541  Judy Munro & Jim Salmon Geelong    51.1
542  Betty Collins & Joan Aranas Ingham    51.1
542  Marie Moxon & Yvonne Curtis Riverview    51.1
544  Mary & Douglas Irvin Easts    51.1
545  Joan Jay & Jill De Lacy Waverley    51.0
546  Fred & Dorothy Davenport U3A    51.0
546  Jennifer Borowski & Janice Jeffries Moreton Bribie    51.0
548  Anastasia Watson & Michael Walker Arana     51.0

Names / ClubScore
549  Fahri Toreci & Bronwyn Leslie Tasmania    51.0
550  Helen Sandow & Ziggy Mentz Barossa    51.0
551  Judith Nelson & Jill Warnecke Arana     50.9
552  June Richards & Fay Stewart Waverley    50.9
553  Jayne Ross & Geoffrey Beer SABA    50.9
553  Carmel Collingwood & Faye Furse Cairns    50.9
553  Diana Board & Julian Egerton-Vernon Gold Coast    50.9
556  Simon & Colleen Guest Tumbarumba    50.9
557  Pip Liebelt & Sheryn Hughan KLTC    50.9
558  Noel James & Paul Wade Bundaberg    50.9
559  Mary Buckley & Ross.j. Stacey Goulburn    50.8
560  Margaret Sharland & Aysel Saribatir Easts    50.8
561  Judy Adams & Lynn King Kiama    50.8
562  Jill & John Littlewood Goondiwindi    50.8
562  Margaret Pilgrim & Shirley Myers Nth Suburbs    50.8
562  Pauline Caust & David Howells Cent Coast Lg    50.8
562  June Beard & Chris Begg Great Lakes    50.8
566  Helen Griplas & Barbara Pillans Peninsula    50.8
567  Denice Richards & Catherine Churton Ballina    50.7
568  Pam McDonald & Cathie Dawson Kiama    50.7
569  Ann McDonald & Trish Bouffler Riverview    50.7
569  Bill Sibbel & Noel Durnford Sunnybank    50.7
571  Eleanor Shepherd & Linda Barnes Denmark    50.6
572  Rosalyn Rodger & Tania Reilly Waverley    50.6
572  Pauline Quinlan & Debbie Custer Coffs Harbour    50.6
574  Mike & Kathleen Levoi Arana     50.6
575  David Nathan & Brenda Cohen Easts    50.6
576  M Lay & L Harrison Moonee Valley    50.6
577  Ruth & Peter Killey Bathurst    50.6
578  Merv Grigg & Melissa McCarthy GS Canberra    50.6
579  Robyn Shobbrook & Dianne Ellis GS Canberra    50.6
580  Wanda Little & Hazel Cranny Bateau Bay    50.6
581  Glenyss Steedman & Glenis Morrison SABA    50.5
581  Tracey Dillon & Cathy Russell Central Coast    50.5
583  Nicole Ammon & Bev Hopley Bunbury    50.5
583  Sharon Dyball & Lillian Haagensen Undercroft    50.5
585  Margy Roskam & Megan Du Plessis Nth Suburbs    50.5
586  Brian Pridham & Heila Wentzel Arana     50.5
587  Carol Wett & Julie D'Amico Kiama    50.5
587  Maureen Smith & Lorraine Twyford Gold Coast    50.5
589  Julie Rockliff & Annabel Scott Devonport    50.5
589  Ken Jones & Dian Kruse Ballina    50.5
591  P Farrington & B Cashen Moonee Valley    50.5
592  Jo & Peter Jones Bunbury    50.5
593  Julia Shillington & Elizabeth Rowe Orange    50.5
594  Sonia Stumpo & Lynette Asbury Coss Kenmore    50.4
594  Maureen & Brian Rawding Devonport    50.4
596  Thea Hobson & Jack Nyhouse Redcliffe    50.4
597  Peppal Kathleen & Harris Eunice Swan    50.4
598  Lynn Craig & Liz Barrett SABA    50.3
599  Virginia Spinks & Frances Kilmister Goulburn    50.3
600  Sue Thomas & Jacqui Ecclestone Undercroft    50.3
600  Barbara Vanpernis & Paul McCosker Maitland    50.3
602  Alex Robins & Julia Christie Waverley    50.3
603  Ba Daly & Kay Wild GS Canberra    50.3
603  Sandra Tilley & Trish Beesley GS Canberra    50.3
Names / ClubScore
605  Greg Quinn & Eileen Cooke Sunnybank    50.2
606  Annette Cameron & Patricia Tipping Moreton Bribie    50.2
606  Marie & Grantley Stahl Maitland    50.2
608  Rhonda Wenninger & Margaret Drain Central Coast    50.2
609  Gwenda Barnier & Yvonne Finnie Gunnedah    50.2
610  Barry Braithwaite & Andy Gordon Roma    50.1
610  Janet McKeough & Elizabeth Handley Toowong    50.1
612  John Hein & Liam Roche Melville    50.1
612  Merrill Lance & Sue English Toowong    50.1
614  Jill Byrne & Leonie Webb Melville    50.1
615  Isabel Harrington & Dorothy Venables Monaro    50.1
615  Jo Prime & Tim Ratcliffe Geelong    50.1
617  Jill Diggles & Kerry Baillie Nth Suburbs    50.1
617  Mary Northfield & Jane Propsting Nth Suburbs    50.1
619  Ian & Wendy Sloggett Central Coast    50.1
619  Jan Simpson & Rod Orr Bendigo    50.1
621  Steve Carvin & Jeffrey Ichilcik GS Double Bay    50.0
621  Joan Craig & Morag North KLTC    50.0
621  Kay Lineham & Judith Teitzel Bowen    50.0
624  Robyn Waugh & Di Taylor Bunbury    50.0
625  Neil MacLean & Bruno Dowsent Bateau Bay    50.0
626  Geoff Dove & Frank Trent Mudgee    50.0
627  Elizabeth Knight & Leslie Kelly Coonabarabran    50.0
628  John Gray & David Critchlow Devonport    50.0
629  Chris & John Plunkett Mt Gambier    49.9
630  Liz Sully & Nicola Strode Gardenvale    49.9
630  Maree Chandler & Margaret Seaby Roma    49.9
632  Marje Russell & Gerry Rockliff Devonport    49.9
633  Neil Weir & Doug Smith Bunbury    49.9
634  Carol Cameron & Suzanne Blogg Waverley    49.9
635  Anne McKay & Pat Maunsell Great Lakes    49.8
635  Robert Haines & Robbo Harrison Townsville    49.8
637  Robert Rush & Gerda Vel Alice Springs    49.8
638  Helen & Geoff Shephard Redcliffe    49.8
638  Marianne Mills & Stella Ibbott Melville    49.8
638  Bruce Morley & Clare Beer Ballarat    49.8
641  Ian Watson & Bernard Shephard Mandurah    49.8
642  Phyl Gregg & Ross Dearing Taree    49.7
643  Jenny Thomas & Barbara Davies Waverley    49.7
644  Cherie Edwards & Marguerite Tuit Mudgee    49.7
645  Helen Ross-Johnson & Ralph Spinks Gold Coast    49.7
646  Margaret Brimblecombe & Lena Jolley Mandurah    49.6
646  Anne Young & Gayle Johnson Coffs Harbour    49.6
646  Stuart Thurston & Michelle Morrissey Rockhampton    49.6
649  Barbara Norman & Bernadette Missen South Perth    49.6
650  Maria Setiyawan & Joy Brunette Mackay    49.6
651  Karyn Aaker & Diana Hotchkis Nth Suburbs    49.6
652  Barbara Carter & Toni Bucknell KLTC    49.6
653  Doreen Bittar & Patti Grant Riverview    49.5
654  David Cowles & Ken Cutcliffe Ballina    49.5
655  Frank Wheel & Andrew Elphick Mandurah    49.5
655  Fred Dennis & Joy Barrow Mudgee    49.5
657  Alan Baker & Helen Lander Bundaberg    49.5
657  Elspeth Sullivan & Rhonda Jefferson Orange    49.5
657  Michael Bourke & Janet Franklin Redcliffe    49.5
657  Linda Siford & Barry Butler Coffs Harbour    49.5