2018 Australia-Wide Open Pairs
Your Personal Results Booklet
Welcome to your personal results analysis booklet for the 2018 Australia-Wide Open 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.
About 95 of the participating clubs have submitted their travelling scoreslips, and the event is being scored across the field. With over 700 tables submitted for each board, and more than 21,000 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, four clubs (Ballina, Port Pirie, Roma and Wagga Wagga) chose not to submit their board scores for this feature.
This booklet also contains the list of the top 660 pairs in the event, on pages 38-43, as well as the top 100 restricted pairs on page 44 and top novice pairs on page 45. The leading pairs in either list win prizes.
The top five pairs are:
1. David Shilling & Arthur Davies Gawler
2. Marg Yates & Bryan Fuller Echuca
3. Satish Bedekar & Peter McCann Undercroft
4. Arendina Drury & Richard Moss South Gippsland
5. Tad Bieganski & Jairo Giraldo Undercroft
Best NSW: Margot Brennan & Terry Edwards Monaro
Best QLD: Margaret Azar & Sonja Ramsund Malanda
Prizes will all be listed in this document. In all cases, winners need to contact us at mail@australianbridge.com to give us your postal address. (If you see a friend's name in a prize notice, be sure to let them know and congratulate them).
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 three items listed at www.australianbridge.com/AWP_discounts.

Board 1

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQJ
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A9543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)972
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K7632
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ654
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q53

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)854
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ864

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTall pass

Original result: 1NT-N, NS90
NS winners' result: 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS70 (NS 66%)

Comments:
As I begin writing this booklet, with only a small number of scores submitted so far, the common spot is 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) by East for an 82% score. This is due to a high number of Norths opening 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), playing a 16-18 NT. A 15-17 NT opening would have kept EW quiet, although those who defended 1NT correctly still managed 70%. Note that even though 1NT is poor, NS still do a bit better by playing there (not vulnerable) than by defending.
What can NS do to get a good score? Nothing, if EW play well. All you can do is get to 1NT quickly and hope for imperfect defence. 1NT is usually the right spot, but even when it isn't it will often pick up a trick or two in the play. 1NT is always hard to defend, and this is complicated by the fact that you rarely know whether your goal should be beating the contract or avoiding overtricks. If you happen to make 1NT you get 70%, and an overtrick is 91.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW1706
9EW14018
8EW11087
7NS5084
6NS10021

1NT-NS9NS1509
8NS12038
7NS9032
6EW5031
5EW10061
4EW15014

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW1409
8NS5030
7NS10043
6NS1505
Travelling scoreslip
NS150130120110100907050-50-80-90-100-110-120-140-150-170
Freq3234169844131615151721021030227
NS%9794918880706654393535301810731


Board 2

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J743
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T82
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ94
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J94
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q8732
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K862

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T52
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K65
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKQ97
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)53

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass1NT
all pass

Original result: 1NT-S, NS90
NS winners' result: 1NT-S, NS120 (NS 91%)

Comments:
At this early stage the common contract appears to be 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). This is an excellent effort from EW, as half of the expert EW pairs in the Playoff failed to get into the auction. Being in 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) is worth at least 65% for EW. The flip side of EW's good bidding: any NS pairs who were able to buy the hand in 1NT also scored brilliantly (as usual).
The surprise result was the number of South players who rebid 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) instead of 1NT. These pairs had to fight hard just to score an average. Balanced hands should always bid notrumps; bidding a five-card suit twice is hardly ever right.
Book prizes for making 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) go to Pat Leighton and Ray Muld of Townsville and Pamela Bramma and Deidre Harris of Goondiwindi.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW14042
8EW11087
7NS5016

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS11034
8NS9059
7EW10029
6EW2003

1NT-NS10NS1805
9NS15015
8NS12044
7NS9028
6EW1004

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS8NS11011
7EW10053
6EW20017
Travelling scoreslip
NS15014013012011010090807050-80-90-100-110-130-140-200-300
Freq291151672689101602113897164537
NS%9795959183766861605652514225181451


Board 3

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K52
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJT2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J92
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)87
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q54
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)86543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J642
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ94
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9763
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T53

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT863
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQ9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass3NT
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass4NT
pass5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
all pass

Original result: 5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS450
NS winners' result: 5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS450 (NS 80%)

Comments:
Many pairs reached slam on this deal. I assume most pairs play Keycard Blackwood, so there's no real excuse for bidding a slam missing an ace and the trump queen. If you're not already playing this convention, you should get on that as soon as possible. At some point during next week, we will add some links to this document that will point to a glossary of conventions used in our two booklets.
In the play, more people made 10 than made 11; refer to the safety play in the souvenir booklet for the correct play to make 11 tricks.
Prize for a unique top goes to Patricia Afflick and Richard Prickett of Moruya for 6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes).
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS45087
10NS420231
9EW5025

3NT-NS12NS49036
11NS46029
10NS43014
9NS40033
8EW504

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11EW5035
10EW10051
9EW1505

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS45018
10EW5032

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)x-NS11EW10017
10EW30014
Travelling scoreslip
NS980590490480460450430420400230210180170150140-50-100-150-300
Freq25431311131424333111713103751014
NS%99989592908071523331303030292921931


Board 4

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T964
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT962
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A9853
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT97
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q53
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ63
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A873

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)542
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J87
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q5

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
passpass1NTpass
2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, EW650
NS winners' result: 6images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, NS100 (NS 94%)

Comments:
The field was split fairly evenly between 10 and 11 tricks in 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), with not many making 12. In a strong field, I would definitely recommend going all out for 12 tricks, but the maths of today's game doesn't support that. With so many pairs in the wrong spot, or making only 620, 650 is already a near top and the 12th trick adds very little.
It often turns out that simply being in the right spot and not doing anything silly is enough to get a good score. That is even more true in an event like this, where the field contains a wide variety of players.
Book prizes for making 680 go to Connie Coltrona and Christine Jenkins of Undercroft and Roger Watts and Brian O'Rourke of Devonport.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW68039
11EW650118
10EW620114
9NS1003

3NT-EW10EW63051
9EW600119
8NS10011

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW2303
11EW20010
10EW17033

2NT-EW10EW1808
9EW15032

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW2305
11EW20012
10EW1708
Travelling scoreslip
NS200100-90-110-140-150-170-180-200-230-300-400-500-600-620-630-650-660-680
Freq19412410424411338133312412455124141
NS%989491919086807673706968675841281674


Board 5

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ765
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKJ43
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K85
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J942
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q862
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A964
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)95

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J732
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K98
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T7

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
all pass

Original result: 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS130
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS660 (NS 95%)

Comments:
Another hand where the field outbid the experts, with most pairs reaching 3NT. The play is another thing, with scores ranging from 6 to 11 tricks. With five diamonds and two clubs on top, and the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q and images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A onside and a solid spade stopper, it seems obvious to make 3NT, but you don't get any second chances. After West leads a heart the defence will have five tricks ready to run, so declarer will have to trust the club finesse and grab nine tricks quickly.
The tables making 11 tricks will be due to West failing to cover the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)10, quite likely if North's hand is hidden. On a different layout it might be very wrong for West to cover the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)10. Defenders hate when you lead 10-x from dummy.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS11NS66070
10NS63048
9NS60043
8EW10031
7EW2009

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS1703
11NS15028
10NS13044
9NS11035
8NS904

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS15024
10NS13044
9NS11033
8EW1009

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS6008
10EW10026
9EW20017
8EW3003
Travelling scoreslip
NS6606306005805002502102001801701501301201101009070500-90-100-110-120-140-200
Freq72495211215374101117219951544119111133
NS%9586797575757473727164483930232220201919136664


Board 6

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A652
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A943
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ864
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K862
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJT4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ972
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)973
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T75

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTpass
2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, EW620
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW140 (NS 38%)

Comments:
The common contract was 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), of course, and nearly everyone went down. At the time of writing, there are about 70 pairs in the making 3NT contract. Did you choose 3NT deliberately, or did you just fail to find your heart fit?
Arguments for 3NT include a triple stopper in West's singleton, double stoppers in every suit, lack of ruffing values, and particularly an abundance of kings, queens and jacks. With all the defence's values tied up in aces, they are likely to have the same number of tricks against 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) as against 3NT.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW6505
10EW62058
9NS100199
8NS20061
7NS3006

3NT-EW11EW6604
10EW63041
9EW60072
8NS10026
7NS20012
6NS3006

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9EW14031
8NS10014
7NS2005

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW1708
9EW14024
8EW11011
Travelling scoreslip
NS3002001101000-50-90-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-210-230-600-620-630
Freq1788125431526875720102211736243
NS%9991856749494846444338333128272721124


Board 7

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KT8765
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A974
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKQ86
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)532
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)73
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJT864
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K865

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT954
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J3

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)all pass

Original result: 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS600
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS630 (NS 97%)

Comments:
In the souvenir booklet I predicted that this would be the flattest board of the set. That turned out to be quite wrong, with hundreds of NS pairs playing in partscores (or worse, defending partscores). North's 6-4 hand is very powerful: you've got two shortages, keeping your loser count low, and a source of tricks in your second suit. Give South as little as xxxxxx-Kx-AQJx-x and North is looking at an excellent 21-point slam. Even better, South could have Axxxx-xx-Axxxx-x for a decent 19-point grand.
With a ten-card fit you should already be thinking about game, but when you also have a 6-4 shape, you should resolve close decisions in favour of bidding. The common expression is "six-four, bid one more".
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS6203
11NS600159
10EW1005

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS1703
11NS150113
10NS1306

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS1703
11NS150100
10NS1304

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW9NS10053
8NS20017

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW1704
9EW14040
8NS10012
7NS2003
Travelling scoreslip
NS800750650630620600500400300200180170150130110100-80-100-110-140-150-170
Freq27193206871233172391217821054814
NS%9998989796816665646158584123221611109521


Board 8

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J9832
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q987
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)42
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT653
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKQ3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K42
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQJT953

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ754
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J9842
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K8

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)all pass

Original result: 5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-E, EW400
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, EW50 (NS 29%)

Comments:
As expected, most pairs in this event played in hearts. This would have been a great result on a more favourable layout, but the threadbare trump suit was insufficient to withstand losing the lead a couple of times. In the Open Playoff, where these deals were originally played, the East players foresaw this problem and chose the more secure trump suit.
It's virtually impossible to get this type of problem right every time. If 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) and 5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) both make, obviously you want to be in the major, for a higher score. On this deal, you should be aware that 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) will be a struggle if East's trumps get shortened, and you may get cut off from dummy's clubs.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW42016
9NS50128
8NS10096
7NS15023
6NS2003

5images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10NS507
9NS10046
8NS15036
7NS20012

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS10NS4205
9EW5045
8EW1008

5images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW11EW40034
10NS5011

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)x-NS9EW10026
8EW30013
Travelling scoreslip
NS50045042030020017015014011010050-50-100-130-140-150-300-400-420-430-460-500
Freq10151924267131164166495281113323417332
NS%989797959290868079674429221816151173211


Board 9

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ5
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q85
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A765
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T972
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT972
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)32
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AT843
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J63
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)85
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ8

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT94

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTpass4NT
all pass

Original result: 4NT-N, NS460
NS winners' result: 3NT-N, NS460 (NS 66%)

Comments:
Another board where many pairs reached an impossible slam. It's quite common for 6NT to make on 31 HCP, but this only happens under specific conditions. Firstly, a five-card suit is virtually essential, to have a source of tricks. Failing that, or more often in addition to that, it's helpful to have working jacks in your four-card suits. North's images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J is a great card, which would have been useful if South had a third spade or even just the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)10. More critical was the absence of the jacks in South's suits: the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J would have been worth one trick on its own, and the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J could potentially have been worth two tricks.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS13NS5203
12NS49048
11NS460153
10NS43095
9NS40018

6NT-NS12NS99040
11EW50117
10EW10027
9EW1507

4NT-NS12NS49018
11NS46062
10NS43014

5NT-NS12NS4904
11NS46015
10EW505
Travelling scoreslip
NS990920800660520490460430400240210180150120110-50-100
Freq40111474236114291514131213332
NS%979494949488664231292928262524153


Board 10

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)843
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT76
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)432
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A74
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ96
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT95
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK876

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ52
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K953
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)dbl
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1NTpass
3NTall pass

Original result: 3NT-E, EW600
NS winners' result: 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, EW100 (NS 86%)

Comments:
Only 24 HCP, but the excellent club suit is enough reason to be in game. Once again, my prediction about going for the overtrick was wrong. 3NT was already worth 95% and the overtrick 98% -- under those conditions, risking the heart finesse is obviously a terrible idea unless you know the contract is safe. Most declarers settled for nine tricks, and good on you.
In the souvenir booklet I also mentioned that South's takeout double would not be punished as long as NS stop at 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). In fact several NS pairs did buy it in 1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes), and a few were even allowed to make it. Just goes to show, even when you choose a bad moment to compete, it still often works out well. The pairs in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) should have been doubled though.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW11EW15045
10EW130117
9EW11054
8NS1004

2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW11EW15036
10EW13090
9EW11050
8EW906

3NT-EW11EW66010
10EW63017
9EW60031
8NS1006

1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS8NS905
7NS7017
6EW1009
Travelling scoreslip
NS1009080700-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-300-400-500-600-620-630
Freq308217148361179226410117324245134117
NS%96949392909089867566503426191916131199743


Board 11

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A96
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ987
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ972
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J3
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J842
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T6542

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)543
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)97653
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT73
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)1NTpass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS170
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, NS450 (NS 99%)

Comments:
Not many people reached game, and that's understandable. In any case, the question turned out to be moot, as even 140 was a big score. Making 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), without the overtrick, still beats all the pairs who defended a spade contract, went down in notrump, or played in 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)(!).
Hardly anyone made nine tricks in notrump. Key plays include ducking the first spade, crossing to the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K, leading the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q to neutralise West's images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K, and ducking the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K if it is ever played.
Book prizes for making 420 go to Kate Potts and Dianne Henry of Camden Haven and Fiona Han and Denis Gimblett of Undercroft.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS2008
10NS17055
9NS14059
8EW5025
7EW1003

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1305
9NS11023
8EW5070
7EW10028
6EW1503

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9EW14012
8EW11081
7NS5029

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS11NS4506
10NS42031
9EW5023
8EW10012
Travelling scoreslip
NS4304204003002001801701501401301201101009050-50-80-100-110-140-150-160-260
Freq1314710362136452127299791491609018913
NS%999694939291868176716966625953372622124211


Board 12

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)62
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9873
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT8742
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ3
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J95
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ973
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)965

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT74
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)8642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT52
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2NTpass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass3NTpass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, NS50
NS winners' result: 3NT-W, EW460 (NS 14%)

Comments:
The common contract here was 3NT. As on Board 6, I wonder if you played in 3NT deliberately, or just because you didn't find the heart fit? Well done if you did it deliberately. Having bid 3NT, you do need to make the overtrick to get a decent score (to beat the pairs in 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)). Nearly everyone managed that, even after losing to the bare images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K.
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) was far less successful. A diamond to the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A and a club switch beats 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) quickly, but on any defence declarer will probably lose a trick in each suit. Even making 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) is only worth 50%, with 3NT scoring a 10-point bonus.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW12EW49033
11EW460106
10EW430119
9EW40056
8NS5012

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW12EW4809
11EW45031
10EW42082
9NS5062
8NS10064
7NS1505

2NT-EW11EW2107
10EW1809
9EW1505

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW4203
9NS5011
8NS1003
7NS1504
Travelling scoreslip
NS15010050-10-110-140-150-170-180-200-210-240-400-420-430-450-460-480-490
Freq15759917859134736086124331121034
NS%999280737271707068676665615036241452


Board 13

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8654
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJ5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT82
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K742
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)874
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)765
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT95
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T962
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q43

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQ92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q863
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass3NTpass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
all pass

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS680
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-N, NS680 (NS 76%)

Comments:
To make 6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) here, you just need the trumps to break and the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K onside. That doesn't sound too far-fetched, but it actually adds up to about an 18% chance. You do not want to be in slams like this. Luckily for the slam bidders, it rolls home today.
This is one of several boards in today's set where people were rewarded for being in the wrong contract. I suspect every set of boards has a few hands like that, but it's more obvious when you are actually reading an analysis of the results. The important thing is that good bidding and play is also rewarded: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) making 12 is still worth 76%. You may feel aggrieved if NS made 1430 against you, but the fact is you weren't getting a great score for -680 anyway.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS13NS7203
12NS69025
11NS66086
10NS63074
9NS60060
8EW10015

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS680158
11NS65068
10NS62010

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS68039
11NS65015

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS12NS143038
11EW1007
10EW2003

5NT-NS11NS6604
10EW1005
9EW2003
Travelling scoreslip
NS143072069068066065063062060024023021020018017015014013012011090-100-200
Freq4032719994857911641637628316313518
NS%9794927655423124191414131312111010998852


Board 14

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQT62
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJ762
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)32
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQJ8752
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)43
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9873
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT95
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A987

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

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW450
NS winners' result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW420 (NS 71%)

Comments:
It's not surprising that this is the flattest board of the set so far. There's no logical way to get to any other contract, and the only possible variation is that some people will misguess the clubs.
Make a note of the diamond play I mentioned in the souvenir booklet: leading a low diamond from dummy as soon as possible. On some layouts, this will allow you to set up discards for the clubs while making it hard for North to get on lead. On this hand, of course, North has no problem -- he will grab his images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K quickly and lead clubs immediately.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW12EW48010
11EW450366
10EW420165
9NS5014

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20025
10EW17016

5images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW45021
10NS5013

6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11NS5017
10NS1004

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20013
10EW1706

4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9EW503
Travelling scoreslip
NS50-50-140-150-170-200-230-300-420-450-460-480
Freq46421223911167401110
NS%9692929290868383713121


Board 15

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)53
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)532
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJT86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)963
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J74
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)952
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT82
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q4
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A75

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT72
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K73
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
passpass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass
1NTpass3NTall pass

Original result: 3NT-W, NS100
NS winners' result: 2NT-E, NS100 (NS 85%)

Comments:
A huge number of people managed to stop in 1NT here, and I assume this means most pairs are playing a 16-18 or 15-18 notrump. While this works out well on this specific layout (18 opposite 6 and 3NT failing) these ranges have very little upside. 15-18 is the worst; this gives responder an impossible problem with 7-8 points. Passing 1NT could miss a 25-26 point game, while bidding will often see you one off in a 22-point 2NT. The 16-18 range is better, but this means your 1NT rebid is a wide-ranging 12-15. It's better to build your system around tighter ranges (12-14, 15-17 and 18-19).
Easts who opened 1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) should have rebid 2NT, not 3NT, in spite of the above auction from the Playoff.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-EW11EW2103
10EW18011
9EW15043
8EW120107
7EW90139
6NS5042
5NS1008

3NT-EW9EW4009
8NS5030
7NS10059
6NS15037

2NT-EW9EW1507
8EW12011
7NS5028
6NS10014
5NS1503
Travelling scoreslip
NS1501401009050-70-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-300-400
Freq4711016125231547251271851312103310
NS%9693857869605948373524151410654321


Board 16

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T93
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT53
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)98632
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT8753
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ864

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K874
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)6
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J754
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K752

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1NT2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, EW140
NS winners' result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS140 (NS 70%)

Comments:
EW usually bought this hand at the two-level, even though NS have 23 HCP, a spade fit, and shortage in the opponents' suit. This is a bizarre result, and the best explanation I can think of is that South did not have a takeout double systemically available. Penalty doubles were very popular as recently as the 1970s, but in the 21st century no serious player questions the value of takeout doubles.
Any NS pair who failed to reach at least 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) should take a close look at this hand.
Book prizes for making 420 go to Richard Metcalfe and Sylvia Dwarshuis of Rockhampton and Alan Dundas and Alan Cransberg of Mandurah.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW10EW17022
9EW14076
8EW11070
7NS10025
6NS2009
5NS3004

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS4506
10NS42022
9EW5046
8EW10022
7EW1508

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS2007
10NS17028
9NS14036
8EW5020
Travelling scoreslip
NS63053050046045043042040030021020018017015014012011010090-50-90-100-110-140-150-170-200-250-300-620
Freq1210163245134514428561213561389142749725287212
NS%999998979696949291898582787570666459544741382917953221


Board 17

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ873
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT73
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)52
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A96542
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJT54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A9873
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9632
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT96
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K8

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Original result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW170
NS winners' result: 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-W, NS150 (NS 98%)

Comments:
Only two pairs made the lucky 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) contract here, so once again EW scored quite well for just being in the normal partscore and taking all their tricks. EW170 was worth 89%, almost as much as EW420.
The reason for this is that there are more than 200 pairs going down in the game. This most likely happened when declarer ran out of trumps before attacking diamonds, so South was able to win the images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q and cash hearts. There are several ways to avoid this, the simplest being to set up the diamonds before playing on trumps.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW2004
10EW17052
9EW14029
8EW11042
7NS5011

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-EW9EW1107
8NS5062
7NS10018

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW17027
9EW14020
8NS5027
7NS1005

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW1506
10EW13047
9EW11010
8NS507
Travelling scoreslip
NS150140110100500-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-200-400-420
Freq1610868158324747736875124846223
NS%989695907462605854464034241811442


Board 18

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A986532
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K76
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT87
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJT7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J853
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJT83
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)943
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)9654
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ62
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)4

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass3NT
all pass

Original result: 3NT-S, EW100
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS630 (NS 98%)

Comments:
Most pairs sensibly avoided 3NT on this deal, with a misfitting 23-count. Once again an examination of the Matchpoint table shows how foolish it is to bid poor games like this: the lucky pairs who made 3NT scored 95%, but they would have made 72% just for playing 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes). More tellingly, 2NT making nine scored 90%.
These figures would obviously be very different if 3NT had made more often; if people weren't going down in 3NT, 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) would not score so well. Still, the numbers show that there is a lot to lose and not much to gain when bidding dodgy games. If you really want to gamble, 2NT is a safer bet than 3NT.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1307
9NS110147
8EW100111
7EW2005

3NT-NS11NS6604
10NS63014
9NS60030
8EW10060
7EW20090
6EW30037
5EW4004

2NT-NS9NS1507
8NS12011
7EW10010
6EW2005
5EW3003
Travelling scoreslip
NS6306005003802502001701501401301201101009050-12-100-110-120-140-150-200-300
Freq1531111531641115176111431204251112645
NS%989593939292929089888672595756564127262626175


Board 19

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT82
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT854
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ62
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A763
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)975
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A6
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)87543
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKQT6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)2

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J54
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J842
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ973

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW650
NS winners' result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-S, EW100 (NS 83%)

Comments:
Not much to say here that I haven't already said in the souvenir booklet. The key point: 75% slams do go down one time in four, and that means good slam bidding won't always be rewarded.
As on some of the earlier hands, it turns out that just bidding the normal game was always scoring well above average. In such a large field, there are always a few people playing in silly contracts (there are even 20 pairs in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)). As a result, bidding slam did have more to lose than to gain, so you could argue that a 75% chance of success is not good enough to want to be in slam.
Book prizes for bidding 6images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) go to John Brazier and Bob Moorhouse of Bairnsdale and Lorna Macintyre and Rosemary Mooney of Darwin.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW650361
10EW62054
9NS1004

3NT-EW10EW6307
7EW6006
8NS10010
7NS20040

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20037
10EW1708

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW20016
10EW1709

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW11EW1509
10EW1305
9EW1104
8NS1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS200110100-50-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-200-240-300-600-620-630-650
Freq54449352721232319571612567381
NS%95918884838382828180787569656564595427


Board 20

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QT864
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)854
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)952
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)74
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)976
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKJ
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K652
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)953
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQT2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT983

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ3
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T87643
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1NTall pass

Original result: 1NT-W, NS100
NS winners' result: 2NT-W, EW150 (NS 30%)

Comments:
Hardly anyone reproduced the experts' auction on this deal, and I've already told you why (see Board 15). Playing a 15-18 notrump, East simply can't afford to pass 1NT. So all the pairs who picked up points on Board 15 can give them back now.
Having said that, even with a 15-18 notrump you should be able to stop in 2NT, and there is plenty of scope to salvage some matchpoints in that contract. Declarers who won the images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A at trick one will lose four spades and two aces very quickly -- that's one off in 2NT, for a respectable 40% score.
Even better: play in 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) once you've found that there is no heart fit. That's an easy 62%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2NT-EW11EW21017
10EW18019
9EW15061
8EW12042
7NS10049
6NS20055
5NS30017
4NS4005

3NT-EW11EW66010
10EW63022
9EW60066
8NS10032
7NS20041
6NS30049
5NS40011
4NS5004
Travelling scoreslip
NS40030020018014011010090-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200-210-300-500-600-620-630-660
Freq1672119312120131291646196782211918236832310
NS%98927870706961515048464237363024222017161510531


Board 21

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J643
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KQ98
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)9865
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K432
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)96
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT7532

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKT32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AT75
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass1NTpass3NT
all pass

Original result: 3NT-N, NS600
NS winners' result: 3NT-N, NS630 (NS 87%)

Comments:
The field did well to reach 3NT after an opening bid by the opponents. These point ranges are difficult to show in a contested auction, and with a couple of non-working jacks you could be forgiven for missing game.
Bidding game is enough to ensure a good result, and the difficult overtrick only adds about 15% to your score. There are enough pairs missing game to ensure that you will still get a good result from playing a partscore well -- if you take all your tricks in 1NT you will get a fortunate 60%. The only way you can really go wrong is to bid 1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-1NT-2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-pass. This is an underbid by South.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS11NS66031
10NS63097
9NS60072
8EW10016
7EW2004

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS2006
10NS17038
9NS14040
8NS11017

2NT-NS11NS21011
10NS18044
9NS15033
8NS1207

1NT-NS10NS18018
9NS15020
8NS1206
Travelling scoreslip
NS660650630620600500300240210200180170150140130120110100908050-90-100-200
Freq3379919761111310655865757135010141715821
NS%9895877972676767666459504132262420161413131282


Board 22

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J953
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q9653
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ976
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T85
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T6
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJ4
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A853
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q64
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ742
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K9732
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K872

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)dbl3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-W, NS200
NS winners' result: 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-S, NS110 (NS 79%)

Comments:
As expected, the Australia-Wide field did a better job on this hand than the experts in the Playoff, with over 200 EW pairs stopping at the two-level and getting a plus score. A small number of NS pairs competed in clubs, with many of them making 110 for an excellent NS score -- even the pairs who went off scored about 50%, which is far better than defending 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). Unfortunately, a few of the NS pairs continued to compete over 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), and this didn't go so well. With both sides having a nine-card fit, it's fine to bid three-over-three on this deal, but four-over-three requires more of a freak distribution. With two balanced hands, NS have no business sacrificing at the four-level.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1705
9EW14048
8EW110197
7NS10038

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9EW14036
8NS100124
7NS20028

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9NS1008
8NS20076
7NS30012

3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1304
9NS11019
8EW503

4images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)-NS10NS1303
9EW5014
8EW1003
Travelling scoreslip
NS300200150140130110100900-50-100-110-120-140-150-170-200
Freq17109127211761132162091861062
NS%9889828181796552525046311610321


Board 23

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK763
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K42
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)872
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQJ96
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKQT9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J93
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)942
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J53
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)873

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)dbl
rdbl2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)
all pass

Original result: 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS140
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, NS100 (NS 64%)

Comments:
About 60 of the 600 East players passed the hand out, and looking at all four hands this appears to have been correct, as NS make 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes). Accordingly, passing it out scored about 56%.
In the long run, I'm sure that's the wrong decision, even looking at all four hands. Yes, NS make 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), but in practice they are unlikely to get there. The more likely result is EW making 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes). On the actual deal, passing the hand out only worked because there were so many EW pairs overbidding to 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), or misplaying 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes).
Book prizes for making 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) go to Moira Hecker and Helen McAdam of Traralgon and Salim Songerwala and Jeanne Hey of Melville.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW17013
9EW14032
8NS10096
7NS20071
6NS3006

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1703
9EW14038
8EW11098
7NS10070
6NS2007

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW9NS1008
8NS20023
7NS30020
6NS4003

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1407
8EW10019
7EW20012
Travelling scoreslip
NS30020014011010090800-5-80-90-100-110-120-130-140-150-170-180-200
Freq311068819652622415281082171117221
NS%978779786450494440403835251817127653


Board 24

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJ93
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A8752
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A75
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A8762
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJ7
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T432
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KT9863

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ965
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K63
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J4

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

Original result: 1NT-E, NS150
NS winners' result: 2NT-N, NS150 (NS 89%)

Comments:
In the souvenir booklet I advised that East's main goal should be to avoid going three off in 1NT (that is, he should play to ensure five tricks). This was accurate in principle, as -100 was worth 50% and -150 was 11%. There wasn't much difference between one off and two off, and only a relatively small bonus for making.
In practice, not many Easts were allowed to play in 1NT. This is good work from NS; as I've said before, defending 1NT at nil vul is a sure losing strategy. Presumably North overcalled 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) and South raised. The most likely result in 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) is 110 (NS 62%) but in the unlikely event you guess the spades correctly you can make 79%.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS10NS13051
9NS11078
8EW5043
7EW10011

2NT-NS9NS15034
8NS12023
7EW5023
6EW10015
5EW15022
4EW20011

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS8NS11012
7EW5025
6EW10024
5EW15011

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS10NS1309
9NS11033
8NS9019
7EW504
Travelling scoreslip
NS4002502102001801701501401301201101009050-50-90-100-110-120-150-180-200-250
Freq21411221682662412935201311377069612276
NS%9896969594948984797362504644352721161510531


Board 25

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q854
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AQ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)KJ875
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJT8743
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)42
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)5
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)96543
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ96

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT72
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)962
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKT8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T3

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, EW50
NS winners' result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS140 (NS 41%)

Comments:
The field was split fairly evenly between 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) and 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) here. Despite the above auction, which is representative of what happened in the Open Teams Playoff, you should not be in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) on these cards. With 24 HCP, two balanced hands, and a doubleton AQ, game is an overbid. If you must bid a 24-point game with two balanced hands, you're better off taking a shot at 3NT (that will score 78% or 92% depending on how well you play it).
Only 18 Wests found the killing club lead against South's 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), and at six of those tables East failed to continue clubs so the contract still made. The other 80 or so pairs went off voluntarily, probably via an anti-percentage play in the spade suit.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS45026
10NS42082
9EW5086
8EW10017

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS20015
10NS17052
9NS14067
8EW5026
7EW1003

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS2005
10NS17052
9NS14059
8NS11017
7EW504

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8NS10019
7NS20015
6NS3004
Travelling scoreslip
NS6906305905305004804604504304204003002102001801701501401301201101009060-50-100-110
Freq117131127108714915011110612817242221129256
NS%9999989897979795928578777672685951413231292624241542


Board 26

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J765
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK854
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q643
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT32
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T542
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)98752
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T76
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J83

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKJT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K84
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q932
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q9

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1NT
pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)all pass

Original result: 6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-N, NS1370
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, NS720 (NS 87%)

Comments:
The only slam in the set that is both biddable and makeable. At the time of writing, it has been bid 57 times, 54 making. There were almost as many pairs in 6NT, and one of them wrote to ask if they could be considered for the prize draw. The answer is no, of course, as the correct contract is clearly 6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes). 21 people made 6NT, which requires at least two mistakes from the defence, for a 98% score -- a good result, but not worth jeopardising the easy 92% in 6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes).
Book prizes for making 1370 go to Faye Atkinson and Janice Palm of Gold Coast and Bill Thorne and Arlette Cook of Gympie.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS13NS72015
12NS690107
11NS66099
10NS63073
9NS60016

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS13NS6409
12NS62084
11NS60033

6images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS12NS137054
11EW1004

6NT-NS12NS144021
11EW10021
10EW2008

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS13NS1903
12NS17018
11NS15010
Travelling scoreslip
NS144013901370720690660650640630620600210190180170150140130120110-100-200
Freq212541712311319819152344281422114214
NS%98979387776051514432211716161410999951


Board 27

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)854
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AKT9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K632
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AJT763
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q97
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J7654
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQ
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)62
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AJT8

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT98
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)92
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QJ873
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)54

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW420
NS winners' result: 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-W, EW420 (NS 21%)

Comments:
A fairly even split between 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) and 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), as predicted. As on several other boards today, it's ok to be in the wrong contract as long as you play it correctly. The most common result was 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) making ten, for 79%, but you can score almost as well in 3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) if you take your 11 top tricks.
It's not that tough: count your tricks and see that you have six hearts, four clubs and a spade. The trap has already been explained in the souvenir booklet. After images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK and a spade switch, declarer wins, draw trumps, and leads the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q, playing the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)8 from dummy. Disaster. The second club is won in dummy with the ten, and declarer can't take another club finesse. The correct play is to lead the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)9 before the images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q, to keep West on lead.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW45075
10EW420109
9NS5056
8NS1005

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW20055
10EW17071
9EW14048
8NS506
7NS1003

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW11EW20022
10EW17043
9EW14033
8EW1105

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS9NS1107
8EW5012
Travelling scoreslip
NS1101009050-50-80-100-110-140-150-170-180-200-300-400-420-450
Freq9162742211778851181802111178
NS%999795898280797769625243373030217


Board 28

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)753
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q98
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T86432
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A2
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KJT63
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T953
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QJ
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ84
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)4
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQ7642
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)95

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A752
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK7

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass
2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)all pass

Original result: 3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-W, EW110
NS winners' result: 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-E, EW110 (NS 34%)

Comments:
Another well-bid hand, with most of the East players not getting too excited with the six-card support. Many pairs actually stopped at the two-level, which is not ideal for two reasons. Firstly, if West had held a decent hand, 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) and/or 3NT could easily be making, so East should raise diamonds to give West a chance to bid game. While West has an awful 11-count today, the 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) bid could easily have been as much as 17 points.
The second reason East should raise is to keep South out of the auction. From East's point of view, NS may have been able to make 4images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes), so allowing South a cheap balancing 3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes) bid is risky.
Prize for a unique top goes to Robyn Kimpton and Nellie Eekelschot of U3A for 3NT.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW13044
9EW110129
8NS509

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW13013
9EW11050
8EW904

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10NS507
9NS10045
8NS1505

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-EW10EW1307
9NS5038

3NT-EW8NS503
5NS20014
4NS2506

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW7NS506
6NS1007
5NS1504
Travelling scoreslip
NS30025020018015013012011010090500-90-100-110-120-130-150-200-300
Freq861713392117217114101851641123
NS%9998959490868584766962555553341710431


Board 29

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AK97
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)86543
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T52
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q932
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J96
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ83
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T32

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)64
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)72
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT86
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ754

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1NTpass
pass2images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
pass2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)all pass

Original result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-N, NS110
NS winners' result: 3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, NS300 (NS 96%)

Comments:
There are about 60 pairs in 2NT or 3NT, and I'm not going to spend much time on them. After East's 1NT opening, there is no reason for either East or West to make another bid. On proper defence, 2NT would be a fatal -200, but in practice many pairs escaped for one off or better.
The interesting problem is North's bid when 1NT is passed around. I would make a both-majors bid without thinking, despite the worst possible vulnerability, but most people passed. Usually this was correct, as most pairs had no trouble beating 1NT for 100. Of the 14 pairs who played 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes), four made 110 (a lot better than 100) but most went minus. If South had held a third heart (or four spades) bidding would have worked much better.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
1NT-EW9EW15020
8EW12028
7EW9027
6NS100147
5NS20024
4NS3005

2NT-EW8EW12014
7NS1006
6NS2007

3NT-EW9EW6006
8NS1008
7NS2004
6NS30012

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS8NS1104
7EW10010
Travelling scoreslip
NS3002001401201101009080-80-90-100-110-120-150-200-300
Freq224011617331330204432271
NS%96888382825836353530242115632


Board 30

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q84
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKJ64
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K94
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)52
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A765
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)93
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J87
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)JT76
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)K9
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QT85
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT62
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K43

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)JT32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)72
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A53
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ98

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)
pass1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)pass2NT
pass3NTall pass

Original result: 3NT-S, NS400
NS winners' result: 3NT-S, EW50 (NS 35%)

Comments:
The pairs who opened the South hand reached 3NT, while those who didn't played in 2NT. I'm not sure how 40 pairs stopped in 1NT; my best guess is pass-1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-1NT-pass, which would be an excellent auction.
If you played in 3NT, as did the expert pairs who played these hands originally, you aren't guaranteed to get a bad score. The beauty of Matchpoints is that even if you lose in the bidding, you still have the opportunity to beat some pairs in the play. Two spades, images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK, images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AK and images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ add up to eight tricks, and one off in 3NT is worth 35% -- better than nothing.
Prize for a unique top goes to Dawn Quinan and Maureen Peart of Moreton Bribie for 4images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)x.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS10NS4305
9NS40019
8EW5032
7EW10028
6EW15019

2NT-NS10NS1804
9NS15015
8NS12035
7EW5029
6EW10011

1NT-NS9NS1503
8NS12016
7NS9016
6EW508

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS9NS1406
8NS11017
7EW509
Travelling scoreslip
NS420400210180150140120110100908050-50-100-110-150
Freq12015192652451194110456126
NS%999693928984736155524949351473


Board 31

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT92
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT983
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)9
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)863
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)J853
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K42
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q94
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q6
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K642
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ8
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKJ5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A74
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT7653
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T72

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass
passpass1images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)pass
1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass2NTpass
3NTall pass

Original result: 3NT-E, EW430
NS winners' result: 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-E, NS50 (NS 86%)

Comments:
Assuming declarer guesses hearts correctly, there are nine top tricks, but there's no sure way to get an overtrick. About 30 declarers did make ten tricks, most likely due to the defence opening up the spade suit.
We discussed this play briefly in the souvenir booklet. When South wins the images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A, a spade switch will beat 3NT if North has as much as images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ9x and declarer images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)10x. If your only goal is to beat the contract, the spade switch is correct, but if your goal is "the best result possible" you should stay away from spades. Declarer is much more likely to have images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Qx or images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Kx than images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)10x or worse. The overtrick was worth an extra 24% to EW.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-EW11EW46010
10EW43020
9EW40090
8NS5024
7NS1005

2NT-EW10EW1803
9EW15016
8EW12010
7NS507

1NT-EW9EW1506
7EW903

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8EW1103
7NS507

2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS6EW2005

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8NS503
Travelling scoreslip
NS15010050-80-90-100-110-120-150-180-200-210-300-400-430-460
Freq38441313112341011962110
NS%999786777675747164595653533393


Board 32

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)942
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)954
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)QT65
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)A83
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AKQJ
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AT
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A874
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K64
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8765
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)87
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)J93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT97

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)T3
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KQJ632
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J52

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
2NTall pass

Original result: 2NT-W, EW120
NS winners' result: 2NT-W, EW180 (NS 19%)

Comments:
Most of the North players led a diamond against 2NT, which is to be expected (even though the experts in the playoff all led a heart). The diamond lead away from the queen into the strong hand did cost a trick, which isn't a huge shock. The most important defensive habit is to constantly ask yourself "should I be active or passive"? Defending against balanced hands and a very weak dummy, I think passive leads are a long term winner at Pairs.
Book prizes for making 620 go to Else Bailey and Fred Sundermann of Sale and Kerry Boytell and Eric Lippey of Trumps.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2NT-EW10EW18016
9EW15022
8EW12024
7NS10021
6NS2004

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW11EW6504
10EW62018
9NS10016
8NS2006

3NT-EW10EW6303
9EW6006
8NS1008
7NS20012
6NS3003

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW10EW1708
9EW1403
8EW11010
Travelling scoreslip
NS300200140110100-50-90-100-110-120-140-150-170-180-200-300-500-600-620-630-650
Freq52362519161129822131622171934
NS%989286857461595854463832251915151412721


Board 33

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT96
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KJ72
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)543
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8732
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)Q9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)Q864
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AK2
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)A54
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)K8643
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A5
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J76

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)QJ
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)JT75
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)QT98

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

Original result: 1NT-W, NS100
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
If North opens the bidding, the above auction is fairly obvious. In practice most Norths passed, and West found himself responding to an opening rather than an overcall, so everyone got too high. In the souvenir booklet we promised that we would provide a solution to this problem in this booklet. Here it is: the semi-forcing 1NT.
If partner opens 1-major, most experts play a 1NT response as wide-ranging, up to at least 11 HCP. Opener is expected to pass this with a balanced 11-13, stopping neatly at the 1-level with 13 HCP opposite 11. If opener has any other hand (any 14+, or any unbalanced hand), opener must bid again (possibly in a 3-card minor if desperate). Then responder can continue with 2NT to show the invitational values.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2NT-EW8EW12010
7NS5016
6NS10013

1NT-EW8EW1206
7EW9012
6NS5012
5NS1003

3NT-EW9EW4003
8NS503
7NS10011
6NS1508

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8EW1103
7NS5010

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8EW1104
7NS506
Travelling scoreslip
NS20015012011010090500-50-80-90-100-110-120-140-150
Freq320214145051215371744
NS%989286857461473230292520171052


Board 34

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)643
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AKQ73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)K7
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J63
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)8
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)J954
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AQ32
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AKQ7
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AQT952
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)62
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)96
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T94

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KJ7
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T8
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)JT854
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)852

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

Original result: 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-E, EW110
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
Hardly anyone played in the making 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) contract here. The reason is obvious: the West players felt they needed to bid 2NT over 2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes) with their 16-count. In most cases that was treated as natural, and East passed it. In some cases East took it as an enquiry, and responded with some conventional bid, and West (wrongly) tried 3NT. In some cases it didn't even stop there, and West (knowing that his partner couldn't be trusted) "rescued" to 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes).
If you look very closely at this deal, you'll see there is nothing unusual about it. East has exactly what you'd expect, and you have no chance at 3NT. Experience will teach you to go quietly with these misfitting minimum hands.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
2NT-EW8EW1204
7NS5010
6NS1007

3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8NS509
7NS1005

3NT-EW8NS503
7NS1005
6NS1504

4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8NS1008
7NS1504

2images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-EW8EW1108

3images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-NS7EW2003
6EW3003

1NT-EW7EW903
Travelling scoreslip
NS15010050-90-110-120-140-200-300-400
Freq11253141052432
NS%94764729221411842


Board 35

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJ32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQT54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K8
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KT
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)KT8654
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)93
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)Q42
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)875
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ9
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)2
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AT9753

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)Q964
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)A2
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)AJ876
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J6

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
1images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)
1images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)dbl3images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)3images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)
pass4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)all pass

Original result: 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-S, NS420
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
Not many tables play boards 35 and 36, but many of those who did were in diamonds. I'm not sure how to explain that, especially when we are playing at Matchpoint scoring. The endplay that we recommended in the souvenir booklet, to get the overtrick in 4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes), is actually necessary just to make the contract in 5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes).
The endplay involves removing EW's spades and diamonds, and then exiting in hearts, forcing EW to lead clubs. If you found that clever play but you were playing in diamonds, you get a barely average score. Playing in spades you get 63% even if you fail to make the 11th trick.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
4images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)-NS11NS45021
10NS42022
9EW505

5images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS4005
10EW508

4images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS11NS1504
10NS1303

3images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)-NS10NS1304
Travelling scoreslip
NS450430420400300200170150130110-50-100-110-140-150-170-200
Freq24123713147115312112
NS%8875634743413937312719976432


Board 36

images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)KQ987
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)AK
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)54
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)T862
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)32
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)86
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)A98762
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)K43
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)AJT4
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)T9542
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)T
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)AQ5

  
           
  
images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)65
images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)QJ73
images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes)KQJ3
images/clubsm.gif (113 bytes)J97

Auction from souvenir booklet:
 
WESTNORTHEASTSOUTH
pass1images/spadesm.gif (111 bytes)pass1NT
all pass

Original result: 1NT-S, NS90
Winners' result: Not played

Comments:
Like board 33, the field got too high again, with 2NT and 3NT the most popular spots. Unlike board 33, this time all the responders were facing an opening bid, not an overcall, so it's understandable that many were reluctant to respond 1NT.
Still, I stand by my recommended auction. This South hand, with all its queens and jacks and no fitting card in spades, is a clear 1NT response, especially at Matchpoints. Responding 2images/diamondsm.gif (109 bytes) (or a natural 2NT if you play it that way) will often get you too high with this almost trickless hand.
Making 1NT was worth a big 79%. With so many pairs getting out of control, even one off in 2NT was worth 61%. The EW pairs who bid and made 2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes) were well and truly robbed, scoring only 54% - at a different vulnerability, removing all the 200s, 110 would score about 95%. A fascinating example of why all-vul is the worst time to compete.
Most common results
ContractTricksScoreNumber
of tables
3NT-NS7EW20010

2NT-NS7EW1006

1NT-NS7NS904

2images/heartsm.gif (112 bytes)-EW8EW1104
Travelling scoreslip
NS30020012010090-90-100-110-200-300
Freq113352115175
NS%9695918679726146277


2018 Australia-Wide Open Pairs - Overall Results
Players in the top 25 receive subscriptions to Australian Bridge Magazine valued at $59. Players in the top five pairs also win prizes from this list (value $50-$99). There are also several additional prizes throughout this booklet. Total value over $4000.
All winners must contact Australian Bridge (mail@australianbridge.com) with their address, to claim their prizes.
Names / ClubScore
1  David Shilling & Arthur Davies Gawler    69.6
2  Marg Yates & Bryan Fuller Echuca    69.2
3  Satish Bedekar & Peter McCann Undercroft    69.1
4  Arendina Drury & Richard Moss Sth Gippsland    68.8
5  Tad Bieganski & Jairo Giraldo Undercroft    68.6
6  Margot Brennan & Terry Edwards Monaro    68.1
7  Margaret Azar & Sonja Ramsund Malanda    67.8
8  Lynn Bain & Frank Spurway Sanctuary Cove    67.8
9  Rob & Rosemary Nurse KLTC    67.4
10  Bill Symons & Suzanne Goodall Melville    67.3
11  Kerrie & Peter Johnman Central Coast    67.2
12  Robin Pellen & Henry Dyall Blue Lake    67.0
13  David Rubin & Keith Cohen Moreton Bribie    66.6
14  Anne & Wayne Holder Echuca    66.2
15  Evon Williams & Margaret Sylow Tilligerry    65.9
16  Denny Newland & Jeannette Collins Geelong    65.8
17  Ros Roworth & Bas Bolt Tamworth    65.7
18  Eddie Heinemeyer & David Cowls Tamborine    65.7
19  Steve Woodrow & Herold Rienstra Redcliffe    65.2
20  Derek Poulton & Jeff Trevaskis Shepparton    65.1
21  Bernadette Brebner & Toni Bicknell Coffs Harbour    64.9
22  Jim Coffey & Craig Foulkes Whyalla    64.8
22  Jens Skovgaard & Gwenda Garde Orange    64.8
24  Chris & Shirley Watson Bairnsdale    64.8
24  Jennifer & Stuart Thorne Nambucca Valley    64.8
26  Lance & Maureen Redman Macedon Ranges    64.7
27  Elaine Walker & Robert Walkom Bathurst    64.6
28  Margaret Keating & Diane Wenham Dalby    64.5
29  Bill & Di Larcombe Roma    64.0
30  John Sullivan & Ron Wescott Bendigo    63.9
31  Faye Symons & Denis Upsall Bendigo    63.8
32  Lynne Errington & Joanna Tennyson Undercroft    63.6
33  Liz Scorer & Graham Daniel Bathurst    63.6
34  Pamela Bennett & Bill Stallebrass Camden Haven    63.4
35  Jeanette Roughley & Cathy Reed Gympie    63.2
36  Elizabeth Loneragan & Di Bates Mudgee    63.2
37  Magda Kiraly & Pauly Griffin Coffs Harbour    63.1
38  Ched Twyman & Vivienne Otto Townsville    63.0
39  Eunice De Vries & Wendy Mitchell Cent Coast Lg    63.0
40  Sandor Varga & Alison Farthing Bairnsdale    63.0
41  Dorothy Gehrke & Errol Miller Caboolture    63.0
42  Anne Tonna & Jenny King Orange    62.9
43  Cheryl Chant & Kaye Parker Bendigo    62.9
44  Irene Karavas & MacIek Zurawel Whyalla    62.9
45  Tom Herrick & Wim Van Der Eynden Bendigo    62.6
46  Barbara & John Whitmee Goondiwindi    62.6
47  Pamela Forsyth & Shirley Weaver Swan    62.6
48  Franci Halmos & Jean Hall VBA    62.5
49  Helen Cantwell & Anne Hensen Sale    62.5
50  Raymond Jones & Les Barnett Port Pirie    62.4
Names / ClubScore
51  Liz Chapman & Beverley Gander Tomaree    62.4
51  Jeff Wainwright & Fern Hinchcliffe Nambucca Valley    62.4
53  Larry & Kate Attwood VBA    62.2
54  Geoff Longshaw & Graham Rusher Kenmore    62.1
55  Paul Kemp & Stuart Craig Maleny    62.1
56  Fay Donoghue & Margaret Edwards Roma    62.0
56  Steve & Jenny Mendick Batemans Bay    62.0
58  Noel Grech & Liane Schuhen Ocean Grove    62.0
58  Joan Taylor & Tom Maxwell Coffs Harbour    62.0
60  Rob Sheahan & Ray Ghioni Ballina    61.9
61  Corrie Van Lier & Jeanne Anderson Sale    61.9
62  Denise Hartwig & Mavis Simpson Warwick    61.9
63  Amber Noonan & Trish Thatcher Tomaree    61.9
63  Barbara Keil & Evan Allanson Barossa    61.9
65  Barbara Caputo & Peter Arnold Port Pirie    61.8
66  Ken Gifford & Sandy Sutton-Mattocks Bayswater    61.7
67  Janelle Conroy & Eric Leivesley Mackay    61.7
68  Maxwell Griffin & Vivienne Gayford Coffs Harbour    61.7
69  Cathy Broadwood & Anita Teesdale Kiama    61.6
70  Michael Pickles & Elizabeth Hodges Blue Lake    61.6
71  John Maiorana & Kevin Outred Bayswater    61.6
72  Marsali Thompson & Jan Smith Tully    61.5
73  Michelle Randle & Brian Mee Denmark    61.4
73  Michael & Coral Aikin Gold Coast    61.4
75  Selwyn Nitschke & Noel James Bundaberg    61.4
76  Lorraine Maltby & Janice Wright Bowen    61.4
76  Stewart Dunlop & Tony Sanders Malanda    61.4
78  Andrew & Karen Creet Batemans Bay    61.4
79  Greg Critchley & Doug Bell KLTC    61.4
80  Barbara & Mike Mailler Goondiwindi    61.3
81  Elaine Lindebringhs & Margaret Lambert Bayswater    61.3
82  Peter Gordon & Lydia George Bundaberg    61.3
83  Teresa & Gerald Embery Twin Towns    61.3
84  Stephen Hughes & Megan Sutherland Armidale Bridge    61.2
85  Richard Maker & Colleen Prosser Maylands    61.1
86  Gary & Jill Parsons Maitland    61.1
87  Doreen Sullivan & Phillipa House Roma    61.0
88  Libby Power & Marion Mostyn Coffs Harbour    61.0
89  Nerelle Kelly & Chris Huddle Kiama    61.0
90  Helen & Peter Tootell Ballina    61.0
91  Pam Moore & Margaret Atchison Armidale Bridge    60.9
92  Karen Lamaro & Janet Rogers Bendigo    60.9
93  David Farmer & Catherine Whiddon Peninsula    60.9
94  Pam Bazley & Margaret Birch Albany    60.8
94  Bill & Pam Jones Geelong    60.8
96  Marlene Clarke & Judy Jenkin Hamilton    60.8
97  Lorna Shead & Mike Klasztorny Swan    60.8
98  Colin & Esther Saunders Bunbury    60.7
99  Lawrie Hall & Margaret Copland Macedon Ranges    60.7
100  Faye Bell & Heather Scott Ocean Grove    60.7

Names / ClubScore
101  James & Kerin Tulloch KLTC    60.6
102  Jim & Ellie Fitzgerald Maitland    60.6
103  Monica Darley & Noel Bugeia Mackay    60.5
104  Fusako Hashimoto & Ted Sakashita Undercroft    60.5
105  Tim Davis & Garry Rippon South Canberra     60.5
106  Bhavna Patel & Lise Bank Melville    60.4
107  Maureen Wright & Barbara Green Mudgee    60.4
108  Vivienne McDonald & Sue Robinson Trumps    60.3
109  Sally & Jan Clarke Central Coast    60.3
110  David Shorter & Doug O'Meara Coffs Harbour    60.3
111  George Dayus & Jill Smith Warwick    60.2
112  Penny Bosward & Joan Lee Barossa    60.2
113  Ruth & Mary Allison VBA    60.2
114  Leif & Pat Mannerstrale Cairns    60.1
115  Enid & Alan Booker Moruya    60.1
116  Trevor Taylor & Elaine Moss Port Macquarie    60.1
117  Stephen Bell & Erica Pulling Cowra    60.1
118  David & Carolyn Evans Kiama    60.1
119  David Num & Mike Stent Moruya    60.0
120  Bob & Christine Thomas Caboolture    60.0
121  Rob Gilmour & Dee Nicholson Ballarat    60.0
122  Catherine Patchett & Maureen Vowles Devonport    59.9
123  Noel & Annemarie Athea Goulburn    59.9
124  Helen McLaughlan & Judith Johnston Batemans Bay    59.9
125  Barbara McKean & Susan Dawson Warrnambool    59.8
126  Margaret Davidson & Marie Pollock Goulburn    59.8
127  Gillian Minson & Christine Walker KLTC    59.7
128  Ken Colbert & Alexander Hewat South Canberra     59.7
129  Terrence Sheedy & Ian Afflick Mackay    59.7
129  Douglas Newlands & Arthur Robbins Geelong    59.7
131  Helen Chalk & Robyn Bingham Coffs Harbour    59.7
132  Wilhelmina Piller & Debbie James Undercroft    59.6
133  Sue Matheson & Valerie Cook Wagga Wagga    59.6
134  Di Otter & Cathy Klemens KLTC    59.6
135  Linda Scott & Lynn Viegel Malanda    59.6
136  Clive Stokes & Van Heuvel Frank Gawler    59.5
137  Clyde England & Roman Gdowski Mandurah    59.5
138  Wendy Rissler & Jenny Coyle Maitland    59.4
139  Anita Crestanelli & Jennifer Bavage Redcliffe    59.3
140  Connie Christrup & Mike Butler Darwin    59.3
141  James Cooper & Diana Sheinberg Goondiwindi    59.2
142  Brian Wade & Colin Bell Bunbury    59.2
142  W Renton-Power & Malcolm Saunders Rockhampton    59.2
144  Veena & Ashok Chotai Gold Coast    59.2
145  Coral Brown & Joan Lowe Wagga Wagga    59.2
145  Jan Rava & David Brennan Wagga Wagga    59.2
147  Joan Malikoff & Anne Serra Warrnambool    59.2
147  Dawn Knight & Hugh Gehrmann Caboolture    59.2
149  James & Hannah Louey U3A    59.1
150  Tony Ni & John Campbell Ballarat    59.1
151  Fred Lucas & Kaylene Nielsen U3A    59.1
152  Ann Long & Fay Steward Bega Valley    59.1
152  Barbara Power & Terry Conlan Cairns    59.1
154  Anne-Marie Horwitz & Anne Peachey Denmark    59.1
155  Louise Byrne & Geoff Brewis Hamilton    59.0
156  Helen Rial & Pamela Flanagan Cairns    59.0
Names / ClubScore
157  Debbie Goldsworthy & Jill Bell Whittlesea    59.0
158  Kay & Klaus Decker Gympie    59.0
159  Maria & Leif Michelsson Whittlesea    59.0
160  John Newman & Chris Turner Echuca    59.0
160  Ralph Rabbidge & Ann Virgo Bridge @ the Bay    59.0
162  Jan Anderson & Sally Clarke Launceston    59.0
163  Lyndall & Peter Shaw Whittlesea    58.9
164  McKay Kerry & Payne Merle Trumps    58.9
165  Kaye Douglas & John Sutton Sth Gippsland    58.9
165  Jack Kuiper & Deborah Anglim Sth Gippsland    58.9
167  Max & Kathryn Pilbeam Ocean Grove    58.9
167  Robyn Burnage & Aileen Beattie Redcliffe    58.9
169  Keith Eastman & Bill Pabst Maylands    58.9
170  Diana Zanon & Kaye Piper Port Macquarie    58.8
171  Phil & Kathy Power Mandurah    58.8
171  Noeline & Terry McKenna Camden Haven    58.8
173  Bev Keegan & Nadia Vishnarova Alice Springs    58.8
174  Edward Hahn & Jim Stroud Armidale Bridge    58.8
175  Ann Wilson & Marjorie James Rockingham    58.7
176  Angela MacPherson & Dale Christensen KLTC    58.7
177  Lorraine Carr & Beverley Connell Moreton Bribie    58.6
177  Graham Carson & John Kable Byron Bay    58.6
179  Gado Alessandro & Milovanovic Aleks Trumps    58.6
180  Herschel Baker & Jeffrey Hodges Maleny    58.6
180  Kay Davis & Gwen Jackson Tomaree    58.6
182  Tony Wagstaff & Brigitta Kuegler Charlestown    58.6
183  Rush Lisa & Murray Kevin Trumps    58.5
184  Janet Mensinga & Dee Jierasak Malanda    58.5
184  Bede Tebbutt & Mick Mills Port Macquarie    58.5
186  Pawel Jarecki & Barry Blaney Maleny    58.5
187  Cheryl Ogilvy & Sandy Peterson Whittlesea    58.4
188  Beverly Allen & Judi Knighton Monaro    58.4
189  Lyn Deegan & Greg Lester Kiama    58.4
190  Patricia Afflick & Richard Prickett Moruya    58.4
191  Shirley Bishop & Joy Anderson Gympie    58.4
191  Jim & Hendrika Moore Orange    58.4
193  Desley Quested & Geoff Dorber Gold Coast    58.3
194  Anne De Souza & Norma Pears Maylands    58.3
195  Linda Gilbertson & Max Gerber Bayswater    58.3
196  Brenda Miller & Maggie Sweeney Kiama    58.2
196  Michele Clark & Brad Hurst Byron Bay    58.2
198  Louise Taylor & Louise Graham Deniliquin    58.2
199  Sandra Capper & Val Heferen Mudgee    58.2
199  John De Raad & Sandra Allen Moreton Bribie    58.2
201  Gwen Cordingley & Anne-Marie Hazell Trumps    58.1
202  Helen Clayton & Meg Sharp Toowong    58.1
203  John Quayle & Matti Shub Sth Gippsland    58.1
203  Leila Douglas & Val Clarke Ocean Grove    58.1
205  Martin Goodall & Maree Miliauskas Melville    58.0
206  Mary McFadden & Gillian Aldridge Central Coast    58.0
207  Peter Chan & Keith McAllister U3A    57.9
208  Gayle Donaldson & Denise Merrin Tamborine    57.9
209  Gaely Braddock & Sandy Steel-Park Mudgee    57.9
210  Margaret Findlay & Margaret Ditchfield Inverell Delvyn    57.9
210  Kate Boston & Murray Webber Bunbury    57.9
210  Sharon Versteege & Maree Allum Central Coast    57.9

Names / ClubScore
213  Lurline Anderson & Elizabeth Norton Bunbury    57.9
213  Sylvia Enklaar & Carol Seivers Mudgee    57.9
213  Rosemary Carleton & Jocelyn Philp Rockhampton    57.9
216  Ian Dickison & Chris Fraser Twin Towns    57.8
216  Shirley McKay & David Greer Devonport    57.8
216  Keith Barnett & Dave Hambly Stanthorpe    57.8
219  Mona Stockwell & Heide Taylor Bridgetown    57.8
220  Sue Duff & Sue Robinson Geelong    57.8
220  Vilma Bonassi & Korma Byrne Tully    57.8
222  Geraldine Newbegin & Frida Boeser Caboolture    57.8
223  Colleen Long & Graeme Bowman Bunbury    57.7
223  Helen George & Denise Hourigan-Thomas Bathurst    57.7
225  Julia Upton & Loretta Percival Monaro    57.7
226  Max Roth & Samuel Stephens Mudgee    57.7
227  Mick Koziol & Val Paltridge Gawler    57.7
228  Brian Kaye & Max Havercroft Undercroft    57.7
228  Gary White & Kay Parry Undercroft    57.7
230  Jan & Peter Morgan Bunbury    57.7
231  Lois Pollock & Peggy Ladner Cairns    57.7
232  Cherie Morgan-Jones & Jean Wellwood Tamworth    57.6
233  Catherine Winter-Cooke & Hilary Turner Hamilton    57.6
233  Di Beazley & Trish Partridge Oxley    57.6
235  Alan Baker & Pat Faircloth Bundaberg    57.6
236  Diana Coats & Lorraine Lindsay Cent Coast Lg    57.6
236  David Ware & Kaye Haebich Yarrawonga    57.6
238  Elizabeth Knight & Patsy Ryan Shepparton    57.5
238  Paul Schulz & Christine Crowe Monaro    57.5
240  Terence & Lois Rothwell Peninsula    57.5
241  Frank Kovacs & John Adams VBA    57.5
241  Helen Chamberlin & Neil Strutton Toowong    57.5
243  Kevin Willcocks & Warren McElroy Armidale Bridge    57.5
244  Pam Woodage & Annabel Day Maitland    57.4
245  Gwen Hinchliffe & Graham Bradley Kiama    57.4
246  Richard Levy & Gillian Buganey Nambucca Valley    57.4
247  Hannah Green & Pat Still Traralgon    57.4
248  Judy Esso & Geoffrey Phegan Batemans Bay    57.4
249  Margaret Hillier & Jan Gladders Bairnsdale    57.4
250  Phil Rains & Charlie Georgees Townsville    57.4
251  John Lanham & Donna Smith Rockhampton    57.3
252  Merwyn Menezes & Claire Weston Melville    57.3
253  Heather & David Douglas Kenmore    57.3
254  Helen McKnight & Alex Smith Ballarat    57.3
254  Jennifer Sherriff & Howard Kaplan Launceston    57.3
256  Nicky O'Connell & M Fulwood Rockingham    57.3
257  Louise & Michael Brassil Batemans Bay    57.3
258  Alicia Zwaan & Alan Gregory Bayswater    57.3
259  Alf & Leeron Branicki KLTC    57.2
260  Simon Haigh & Yvonne Croft Sanctuary Cove    57.2
261  Ken Manders & Angela Little Townsville    57.2
262  Lakshmi Sunderasan & Maureen Baker Ballina    57.1
263  Pip Wood & John Commins Cowra    57.1
264  Isabel Cowled & June Cook Camden Haven    57.1
265  Mitch Kostaschuk & Nigel Cleminson Caboolture    57.0
266  Janice Browning & Maureen Smith Armidale Bridge    57.0
267  Wendy Strachan & Genelle Hood Orange    57.0
268  Bruce Kuhnell & Ian Bloore Bundaberg    57.0
Names / ClubScore
269  Gary Ridgway & Piyush Jain Geelong    57.0
270  Mina Parker & Marion Nielsen Whittlesea    56.9
270  Everington Alan & Everington Linda Ballarat    56.9
272  Anne Apedaile & Dinny Downie Deniliquin    56.9
273  Frances Darnborough & Mike Mulholland Mandurah    56.9
274  Nick Walsh & Jeffrey Keath Shepparton    56.9
274  Jenny Andrews & Murray Pearce Whittlesea    56.9
276  Judy Parkinson & Lesley Baird Tomaree    56.8
277  Pat Yee & Jan Anderson Inverell Delvyn    56.8
278  John Sarina & Joan Lewis Hamilton    56.7
279  John Brazier & Bob Moorhouse Bairnsdale    56.7
280  Jessie Seago & Yvonne Breakwell Port Macquarie    56.7
281  Gheorghi Belonogov & Ewa Kowalczyk Toowong    56.7
281  Bruce Frost & Helen Crampton Cairns    56.7
281  Allan Adcroft & Pamela Stuart-Brown Bathurst    56.7
281  Max Holstein & Jane Moore Oxley    56.7
281  Mavis Anderson & Helen Hilse Rockhampton    56.7
281  Robert Stick & Colin Payne Denmark    56.7
287  Barry Lay & Elizabeth Lewis Whittlesea    56.6
288  Barry & Millie Lindsay Tomaree    56.6
289  Moira Hecker & Helen McAdam Traralgon    56.6
290  Evelyn Rasmussen & A. Frank Dal Santo Batemans Bay    56.6
291  Martin Keating & Cleat Watson Ocean Grove    56.5
292  Lidy Seysener & Virginia Calov Orange    56.5
293  Sue Hosie & Mary Lilley Malanda    56.5
294  Else Bailey & Fred Sundermann Sale    56.5
295  Robert Morgan-Jones & Rosemary Barclay Tamworth    56.5
296  Mike Mahon & Clifford De Rosario Undercroft    56.5
297  Robert Barr & Roy Davenport Redcliffe    56.4
298  Denis Magee & John Masters Twin Towns    56.4
299  David Clark & Elena Olson Rockingham    56.4
300  Alan Sims & Irene Faulkner Bathurst    56.4
301  Chris & Elizabeth Maxted Bega Valley    56.4
302  Jo Jolly & Noelene Jackson Coffs Harbour    56.4
303  Dell Reeves & Margaret Finlay Stanthorpe    56.3
303  Rita Powley & Derrick Browne Echuca    56.3
305  Roslyn McKenzie & Ruth Herdegen Port Macquarie    56.3
306  June Selleck & Alison Hauser Byron Bay    56.3
307  John Rose & Peter Campbell Warwick    56.3
307  Andrew Dawes & Dorothy Venables Monaro    56.3
309  Judy Samuels & Alison Bretag Bundaberg    56.3
310  Marieta Borthwick & Annegrete Kolding Peninsula    56.2
310  Mike Rival & Paula Lennon Goondiwindi    56.2
310  Mark & Deb Reynolds Traralgon    56.2
313  Mary Johnston & John Nankervis Warwick    56.2
314  Jan Alterator & Malcolm Nicol Tilligerry    56.2
314  Colin Speller & Jodie Gudaitis Central Coast    56.2
314  Pat Leighton & Ray Muld Townsville    56.2
317  Bruce Le Quesne & Alice Murray Yarrawonga    56.1
317  Peter Wells & Ellen Meldrum Toowong    56.1
319  Paul Nitschmann & Stanley Law Sanctuary Cove    56.1
320  Tony Hinde & Neil Bonnell Warwick    56.1
321  Pam Knife & Janet Goldsworthy Tomaree    56.1
322  Virginia Rugless & Jill Shirley KLTC    56.1
323  Merle Bogatie & Tony Berger Gold Coast    56.0
324  Janice McKay & Robert Shearer Charlestown    56.0

Names / ClubScore
325  Judith McPhee & Rilla England Trumps    56.0
326  Winston Guymer & Paul Smith Ballina    56.0
327  Faye Atkinson & Janice Palm Gold Coast    55.9
327  Maureen Cowan & Colin Denney Nambucca Valley    55.9
329  Connie Coltrona & Christine Jenkins Undercroft    55.9
330  Bette Geary & Nannette Jones Gympie    55.9
330  Bruce Penhey & Metka Agrez Undercroft    55.9
332  Margaret Walker & Annette Barnard Port Macquarie    55.9
333  Wally Barnard & Charles Harbon Port Macquarie    55.9
334  Ken Seaniger & Robert Carless Mackay    55.8
335  Ron Organ & Trevor Simpson Gympie    55.8
336  Fred Kaminski & Egbert Tzoe Traralgon    55.8
337  David Payten & Marie Delaney Cowra    55.8
338  Peter Hall & Gay Loughnane Townsville    55.8
338  Richard Metcalfe & Sylvia Dwarshuis Rockhampton    55.8
340  Elizabeth Remond & Derrian Walsh Cowra    55.8
341  Lyn Mol & Linda Reading Undercroft    55.8
342  Greg Nicholson & Jean Barbour Macedon Ranges    55.7
343  Margaret Robinson & Philip Street Orange    55.7
343  Janice Pearson & Margaret Reynolds Camden Haven    55.7
345  Debra Peters & Bjorg Risla Malanda    55.7
346  Kevin Stojko & Earlston Gniel Gawler    55.7
347  George Dumitrescu & Pam Minchin Albany    55.7
348  Kate Smith & Anthony Vetter Maitland    55.7
348  Kate Potts & Dianne Henry Camden Haven    55.7
350  Kelly Chapman & Fran McDonald Gympie    55.7
351  Barry Harber & Lainey Sharman Maleny    55.6
352  Corrie & Ferdie Kroon Echuca    55.6
352  Andrew Webb & Nola McMillan Echuca    55.6
354  Tom Marling & Peter Burton Gawler    55.6
355  Bill Bishop & Kaylene Lingard Gympie    55.6
355  Bronwyn Mitchell & Jana Mayhew Bridgetown    55.6
357  Peter Gruythuysen & Margaret Jennings Caboolture    55.5
358  Ruth Greentree & Bevan Anderson Gympie    55.5
359  Cecile Senior & Pat Beattie Gold Coast    55.5
359  Rita Groom & Penny Trenerry Dalby    55.5
361  Barbara Lyall & Jennifer Pope Undercroft    55.5
361  Beryl & Bob Lowry Cent Coast Lg    55.5
363  Dan & Kerry Delcourt Bendigo    55.5
364  Rosemary Kinna & Lorna Holmes Ballarat    55.4
364  Theodora Keurntjes & Margaret Henderson U3A    55.4
366  Marg & Herb Neumeister Gawler    55.4
367  Alison Mettam & Connie Daly Albany    55.4
368  Jack Nyhouse & Trish Gysberti Hodenpyl Redcliffe    55.3
368  Margaret Delaney & Marysia Swistak U3A    55.3
370  Pam & Richard Cooper Mandurah    55.3
370  John Fernie & Helen Reeves Stanthorpe    55.3
372  Jim Forbes & Julie Scanlon Camden Haven    55.3
372  Duncan Cape & Lorna Bright Redcliffe    55.3
374  Van Hayes & Sandra Blair Port Macquarie    55.3
375  Annette Doyle & Marlene Nicol Bowen    55.3
376  I & C Fuller Deniliquin    55.2
376  Eric Hurley & Gary Lynn Ballina    55.2
376  Diana Khursandi & Tim Sayer Caboolture    55.2
379  Tek Marko & Frank Vearing Macedon Ranges    55.2
380  Jenny Bush & Margaret Fleming Byron Bay    55.2
Names / ClubScore
381  Vern McNeil & Nancy Badewitz Bega Valley    55.2
382  Barry Davies & Phillip Morris Cent Coast Lg    55.2
382  Grace Ireland & Ruth Sargent Dalby    55.2
382  Heather Last & Annie McMaster Cootamundra    55.2
385  Sue Douglas & Deb Fogarty KLTC    55.2
385  Pamela & John Marsden Maleny    55.2
387  Robert Platt & Pam Millett Port Macquarie    55.1
387  Teck Chan & Louise Strauss KLTC    55.1
389  Fiona Law & Norma Hale Sanctuary Cove    55.1
389  Ann Semaan & Fran Carter Maylands    55.1
391  Len Meyer & Phyllis Moritz VBA    55.1
392  Peter Quirke & Michel Boyle Byron Bay    55.1
393  Joan Russell & Richard Warren Kiama    55.0
393  Dawn Jones & Michael Keogh Whittlesea    55.0
395  David McConachie & Jenny Kraus Cairns    55.0
396  Peter Russell & Neil Stenhouse Maleny    55.0
397  Dawn Stier & Betty Sweeney Oxley    55.0
398  Beryl Manuel & Chris Van Wyck Maitland    55.0
398  Elizabeth Frewin & Elizabeth Campbell Armidale Bridge    55.0
400  Kristine Thompson & Ann De Wit Launceston    54.9
401  Gay & Peter Kable Bridge @ the Bay    54.9
402  Paul Mitchell & Marge Eaton Kenmore    54.9
403  Jean Coffey & Denise Whittaker Maleny    54.8
404  Robert & Beryl Cormack Central Coast    54.8
404  Marjorie McFarland & Bob Walsh Oxley    54.8
406  Bill Bishop & John Johnson Townsville    54.8
407  Joan Courtemanche & Elizabeth Thomson Sale    54.7
407  Rosemary & Colin Hunter Mandurah    54.7
409  T & F Cullenward Deniliquin    54.7
410  Lauren Sanford & Mary King KLTC    54.7
411  Thelma Middleton-White & Carol Emmerson Rockingham    54.7
412  Odette Hall & Sue Herse Gold Coast    54.7
413  David Graham & Karen Newby Goulburn    54.6
413  Marion Wood & Slavomir Skokan Nambucca Valley    54.6
415  Gill Blakey & Susan Scudder Undercroft    54.6
416  Robyn Couch & Ken Tierney Sale    54.6
417  John Redfearn & Norman Berger Central Coast    54.6
417  Dorothy Grady & Judy Davis Wagga Wagga    54.6
417  Nicole Ammon & Bev Hopley Bunbury    54.6
420  Lesley Hardingham & Daphne Outred Bayswater    54.6
420  Robyn Kimpton & Nellie Eekelschot U3A    54.6
422  Ivan & Pat Bride Nambucca Valley    54.6
422  Mairead Kelly & Gaileen Flynn Darwin    54.6
424  Enid Dawes & Helen Britton Orange    54.6
425  Brian Harris & Alan Baldock Maylands    54.5
425  Joanna Ellison & Peter Bekink Maylands    54.5
425  Pat Roach & Doreen Girvan Launceston    54.5
428  Margie Hoholt & Emiko Masuda Sanctuary Cove    54.5
429  Patrick Zhang & Paulina Baker VBA    54.5
429  Sheila Irvine-Brown & Marian Gibbons Tamborine    54.5
431  Bruce Witts & Roby Simson Quirindi    54.5
432  Eva Berger & Carolyn Miller Gold Coast    54.4
433  Ian Patterson & Devan Mitchell Townsville    54.4
433  Lorraine Gooley & Walter Suttor Mudgee    54.4
435  Sue Martin & Ian Farmer Devonport    54.4
436  Robert Rush & Daf Hewson Alice Springs    54.4

Names / ClubScore
437  Dianne Kajons & Keith Jebb Bathurst    54.4
437  Gwen Carter & Janet Ellis Devonport    54.4
437  Jenni Properjohn & Stephen Chang Bayswater    54.4
437  Kaye Copland & Shirley Chambers Gawler    54.4
441  Kath McGowan & Clydie Pease Tully    54.4
442  Joe & Betty Hobdell Townsville    54.4
442  Colin Powell & Jane Woodrow Swan    54.4
444  Catherine Lachman & Ralph Berlinski VBA    54.3
445  Tony Davidson & Noreen Weyling Caboolture    54.3
446  Anderson Beverley & Webb Susan Coonabarabran    54.3
447  Bev Cleary & Fae Skelton Tilligerry    54.3
448  Beacham Ray & Beck Anne Ballarat    54.2
449  Kay Wrangell & Rhonda Niven Caboolture    54.2
450  Peg Sabadina & Kerry Borthwick - Bolton Tully    54.2
450  Phil Atkinson & Bronwyn Hamilton Dalby    54.2
452  Pam Northcott & Adele Holtsbaum Tamworth    54.2
453  Lenore Wilson & Florence McLaren Moreton Bribie    54.2
454  Marianne Towzell & Mary Francis Wagga Wagga    54.2
455  Robyn Nolan & Donna Fitch Townsville    54.1
456  Meg Fokes & Betty Nevell Coffs Harbour    54.1
457  Betty & Ron Philpot Rockingham    54.1
457  Suzi Ledger & Barbara Simpson Sanctuary Cove    54.1
459  Jan Dooner & Jenny Meham Rockhampton    54.1
460  Jenny Date & Matthew Roberts Alice Springs    54.1
461  Deirdre Franklin & Joy Barrow Mudgee    54.0
462  Leon Randolph & Jill Keshavjee Maylands    54.0
463  Pat Waite & Ruth Spears Bairnsdale    54.0
464  Lois Dudley & Ellen Krieger Tomaree    54.0
465  M Strutt & A Goodall Deniliquin    54.0
466  Gary Barfoot & Peter Carland Geelong    53.9
466  Kimberly Zhao & Sheryl Coates Mandurah    53.9
468  Shirley McCulloch & Christine Smith Launceston    53.9
468  Sirpa & Graham Harms Barossa    53.9
470  Elaine Rae & Eve Colley Coffs Harbour    53.9
471  Sue Parratt & Judy Bell Ocean Grove    53.8
471  Kay Kermode & Jenny Lisle Oxley    53.8
473  Robert & Carol Cowley Moreton Bribie    53.8
473  Betty Borthwick & Col King Oxley    53.8
473  Barbara Brabets & Doreen King Traralgon    53.8
476  Maureen Cornish & Beverley Jones Batemans Bay    53.8
477  David Driscoll & Clifford Hall Orange    53.8
478  Tiiu Butler & Geoffrey Ditton Inverell Delvyn    53.8
478  Diane Morgan & Janet Hansen Mackay    53.8
480  Jenny Green & Jean Dance Rockingham    53.8
481  Gina Ryan & Kathy McDonell Bayswater    53.8
482  Jennifer Hector & Rosemary Hummelshoj Bathurst    53.7
483  John Holmes & Tadeusz Olszewski U3A    53.7
484  Barbara Gates & Tony Sorensen Armidale Bridge    53.7
484  Ruth Stephens & Maoliosa Hawkes Central Coast    53.7
486  Lex Bourke & Max Jahn Barossa    53.6
487  Paul Hendry & Gaylene Masters Redcliffe    53.6
487  Frank Dyer & John Conoplia Kenmore    53.6
487  Del Munns & Lorraine Rigby Rockhampton    53.6
490  Jann McNeil & Rhonda Jones Bega Valley    53.6
491  Wendy Christie & Julie Guthrie Tamborine    53.6
492  Jane Scott & Cherie Edwards Mudgee    53.6
Names / ClubScore
493  Cora Healy & Denise Oregan Rockhampton    53.5
494  Val Cummins & Sue McDonald Bowen    53.5
495  Laraine Gartshore & Valda Osland Inverell Delvyn    53.5
495  Jill Braithwaite & Denise McEwan Alice Springs    53.5
497  Margaret Dunlop & Nancy De Ville Camden Haven    53.5
498  Barbara Fuller & Elaine Seeney Moreton Bribie    53.4
498  Mandy Johnson & Sharyn Dilosa Coffs Harbour    53.4
498  Margaret Mangold & Daphne Stack Dalby    53.4
501  Tineke Tamis & Janet Strzelecki Monaro    53.4
502  Barney Castles & Rob Ziffer Sale    53.4
503  Hilton Gray & Frances Winkworth Cairns    53.4
503  Gina Pocock & Margaret Roberts Bendigo    53.4
503  Barbara & Helmut Engel Kiama    53.4
506  Judy Jackson & Christine Kershaw Orange    53.4
507  M Landale & J Glowrey Deniliquin    53.4
508  Peter Stride & Jan Dann Redcliffe    53.3
508  Jan Frost & Maureen Carswell Launceston    53.3
510  Sandra Bunnett & Jan Manders Townsville    53.3
511  Soussan Abouzari & Linda Elzas Undercroft    53.3
512  Craig Hampton & Patricia Bourke Goulburn    53.3
512  James Simpson & Paula Bailey Warrnambool    53.3
514  Marilyn Sinclair & Bill Sheppard Goondiwindi    53.3
514  Laurel Lander & Zenon Olszewski Melville    53.3
516  Anne Grayden & Julie Sadler Cent Coast Lg    53.2
517  Noel & Margaret Potter Bundaberg    53.2
518  Judy Shapiro & Maxima Fogelgarn Gold Coast    53.2
518  Valentine Ratnayeke & Ann Parris Bendigo    53.2
518  Ivan Garrod & Kath Campbell Bowen    53.2
521  Dianne Payten & Robyn Pearce Cowra    53.2
522  Morley Bruce & Pollard Betty Ballarat    53.2
523  Deirdre Day & Liz Brown Tomaree    53.2
524  Edette & Adam Sevil Quirindi    53.2
524  Judith Zeller & Jude Bell Bundaberg    53.2
524  Olga Sheppard & Thanga Prathalingam Denmark    53.2
527  Ron Maxwell & Allan McKendry Bridge @ the Bay    53.2
528  Isabel & Russel Sayers Whittlesea    53.1
529  Eric McLean & Martin Walton Whyalla    53.1
530  Joc & John Steele Twin Towns    53.1
530  Harvey & Kaye Darlow Kiama    53.1
532  Betty Burgess & Alison McEncroe Maitland    53.1
533  Christine Jarred & Lib Ellis Blue Lake    53.1
534  Rosalie Broughton & Ken Wilks Charlestown    53.1
534  Faye Searle & Barbara Hyett Bendigo    53.1
536  Nick & Terry Nadebaum Bairnsdale    53.0
536  Eric Myers & Paul Corbett Bega Valley    53.0
538  McLean Annabel & Bates Jan Trumps    53.0
538  Sandra Cool & Daniele Escreet Sanctuary Cove    53.0
540  Ellen Williams & Berenice Air Central Coast    53.0
541  Sue & Roel Wasterval Ocean Grove    53.0
542  Lyn & Fred Barlow Darwin    53.0
543  Gail Stevens & Janice Tongs Devonport    52.9
543  Paul Colla & Joan Davis Geelong    52.9
545  John Youngman & Cheryl Finlayson Tamborine    52.9
546  Kristine Howe & Lorraine Robins Port Macquarie    52.9
547  Pip Liebelt & Jane Griffiths KLTC    52.9
548  Kerryn Murray & Linda Kirkwood Maitland    52.8

Names / ClubScore
548  Avryl Atkins & Ingrid Fredericks Undercroft    52.8
548  Dennis Lee & Pam Lord Quirindi    52.8
551  Lorna MacIntyre & Rosemary Mooney Darwin    52.8
551  Jean Stewart & Margaret Northcott Inverell Delvyn    52.8
553  Avril Pears & Ria Knight Maylands    52.8
553  Di Garside & Sam Bishop Townsville    52.8
555  Ian & Ann Blue Kiama    52.8
556  Alkmini Segal & Pauline Grodski VBA    52.8
557  Kerri Sheppard & Jennifer Zikos Ocean Grove    52.8
557  Pat Higgins & Robert Willemson Swan    52.8
559  John Brazier & Tony Seed Ocean Grove    52.8
559  Jennifer Tuttle & Pat Cooke Yarrawonga    52.8
559  Chris Lovelock & Isabel Barned U3A    52.8
562  Phillip & Janice Carter Tomaree    52.7
563  Ken Jacobs & Chris Stutley Gawler    52.7
564  Wim & Annie Kloren Rockhampton    52.7
565  Saskia Bajema & Jill Slaughter Tamworth    52.7
566  Pat & Geoff Seymour Bridge @ the Bay    52.6
567  Jenny Johnstone & Dot Peacock Geelong    52.6
567  William Van Bakel & Nalda Wilson Cairns    52.6
569  Liz & Howard Jeffery Ballina    52.6
570  Draper Margaret & Draper Michael Trumps    52.6
571  Faye Norton-Old & Nicholas Kotros KLTC    52.6
572  Irvin Elizabeth & Munns Susan Coonabarabran    52.5
572  John Lawrence & Ann Gibbs Bairnsdale    52.5
572  Elizabeth Sayers & Jan Pearson Rockingham    52.5
575  Patricia Newall & Mardi Howell Blue Lake    52.5
576  Mary Jenkins & Helen Renshaw Wagga Wagga    52.5
577  Jane Stokes & Hans Haan Gawler    52.5
578  Maggie Kelly & Susie Stock KLTC    52.4
578  Keith Evans & Clare Petrie Toowong    52.4
580  Shirley Crawford & Maureen Willoughby Melville    52.4
580  Anne Hawkins & Shirley Anderson Albany    52.4
582  Marelle Irvine & Judy McCaffery Mudgee    52.4
582  Helen Griffith & Sheila Crump Orange    52.4
584  Janet Brown & Marjorie Askew Ballina    52.4
585  Veronica Buchanan & Barbara Box Nambucca Valley    52.4
585  Yvonne Pearson & Ann Smith Cairns    52.4
585  Olga Geshwend & Pat Weekes Batemans Bay    52.4
588  Graeme & Iris Oakes Shepparton    52.3
588  Stella Hammond & Ian Cox U3A    52.3
588  Pieternel Griffioen & Carl Jenkins Sale    52.3
588  Ken Smith & Frances Thompson Undercroft    52.3
592  Beryl McKay & Carmel Hartman Dalby    52.3
593  George Stockham & John Niven South Canberra     52.3
593  Fiona Trescowthick & Sarah Acton KLTC    52.3
595  Annie Woodlands & Margaret Giles Swan    52.3
595  Pauline1 Anderson & Peter Viney Launceston    52.3
597  Brian Head & Mike Verdel Bundaberg    52.2
598  Geraldine Keown & Edward Hartigan Quirindi    52.2
599  Gayleen Trevaskis & Jennifer Brangan Kenmore    52.2
600  Gene Rabinovich & Christina Gaudernack VBA    52.2
600  Margaret Dousset & Joan Elliott Townsville    52.2
602  Alan Dundas & Alan Cransberg Mandurah    52.2
603  Robyn Ferguson & Bill Wilmott Quirindi    52.2
604  Ramon Eksanow & Robert Wall Bayswater    52.2
Names / ClubScore
605  Roger & Lea Garner Maleny    52.2
606  Roger Watts & Brian O'Rourke Devonport    52.2
606  Simon & Cobie Van Kruistum Cairns    52.2
608  Maria Pirajno & Joan Schneider Undercroft    52.1
608  Gillian Teraci & Suzanne Hillan Swan    52.1
610  Ron & Linda Watkinson Macedon Ranges    52.1
611  Kathleen Peppal & Eunice Harris Swan    52.1
611  Tim & Jane Fenwicke Oxley    52.1
611  Diane Robinson & Leonie Donnes Melville    52.1
614  Greg Mayne & Cherryl Downie Macedon Ranges    52.1
615  Vaughan Marilyn & Wark Bev Trumps    52.1
616  Chris Cox & Tim Evans Mudgee    52.1
617  Ali & Neil Tupper Nambucca Valley    52.0
618  Pamela Bramma & Deidre Harris Goondiwindi    52.0
619  Russell Goldflam & Kanti Bhoola Alice Springs    52.0
620  Patty Smith & Lyn Graham Bendigo    52.0
621  Chris Williams & Prue Dick Kenmore    52.0
622  Jenny Hurley & Ellen Watson Ballina    51.9
623  Bill Thorne & Arlette Cook Gympie    51.9
624  Sally Henry & Jan Pease Tully    51.9
625  Robynne Owen & Chris Heesom Bairnsdale    51.9
625  Joan Gillett & Frances Forman Camden Haven    51.9
625  Patricia Healey & Carole Lord Tilligerry    51.9
628  Jenny Sin & Maurice Bolling VBA    51.9
629  Frank Gooley & Marlene Clark Tamworth    51.8
629  Doug Arney & John Ward Geelong    51.8
629  Irene Harvey & Judy England Port Macquarie    51.8
629  Diana Hearn & Joan Davies Melville    51.8
633  Fiona Han & Denis Gimblett Undercroft    51.8
634  Linda Johnston & Rhonda Gude Geelong    51.8
635  Christine Carins & Michael Johnson Launceston    51.8
635  Alan Johnston & John French Sth Gippsland    51.8
635  Judy Harris & Jane Storey Cootamundra    51.8
638  Barb Maranik & Bronnie Reid Quirindi    51.8
638  Helen Scarborough & L Newton-Tabrett Warrnambool    51.8
640  Kaylene Duncan & Di Britcliffe KLTC    51.8
641  Jan Lohse & June Ronning Bundaberg    51.7
642  Judith Riley & Jan Kuras Camden Haven    51.7
643  Maureen & Laurie Elliott Maitland    51.7
644  Vic Malikoff & Elinor Winter Warrnambool    51.7
645  Helen Boomsma & Gayle Cowan Blue Lake    51.7
646  Salim Songerwala & Jeanne Hey Melville    51.6
646  Christine Delaney & Joan Hurst Cowra    51.6
648  Marie Clatworthy & Kevin Crough Geelong    51.6
649  Valerie Broome & Christine Bacon Undercroft    51.6
649  Douglas Hardman & Bill Maley Mandurah    51.6
649  Shirley Carrick & Margaret Barker Orange    51.6
652  Hugh Grant & Michael Duggan Rockhampton    51.6
652  Marguerite Tuit & Anne Johnston Mudgee    51.6
654  Wendy Dennis & Catherine Bowman Geelong    51.6
654  Kate French & Carol Whish-Wilson Devonport    51.6
654  Pam Whyte & Kevin Ranger Cairns    51.6
657  Dawn Quinan & Maureen Peart Moreton Bribie    51.5
658  Bill Redhead & Gayleen Brown Townsville    51.5
658  Judy Payne & Pat Pepper Tomaree    51.5
660  Judith Hayes & Sue McConnell Charlestown    51.5

2018 Australia-Wide Open Pairs - Restricted Section
Players in the top 25 of this list receive online subscriptions to Australian Bridge Novice Edition valued at $25.
Players who are also in the overall top 25, thus qualifying for both magazine prizes, can decide which one they want.
All winners must contact Australian Bridge (mail@australianbridge.com) with their address, to claim their prizes.
Names / ClubScore
1  Marg Yates & Bryan Fuller Echuca    69.2
2  Lynn Bain & Frank Spurway Sanctuary Cove    67.8
3  Rob & Rosemary Nurse KLTC    67.4
4  David Rubin & Keith Cohen Moreton Bribie    66.6
5  Derek Poulton & Jeff Trevaskis Shepparton    65.1
6  Bernadette Brebner & Toni Bicknell Coffs Harbour    64.9
7  Jim Coffey & Craig Foulkes Whyalla    64.8
8  Jennifer & Stuart Thorne Nambucca Valley    64.8
9  Lance & Maureen Redman Macedon Ranges    64.7
10  Elaine Walker & Robert Walkom Bathurst    64.6
11  Bill & Di Larcombe Roma    64.0
12  Pamela Bennett & Bill Stallebrass Camden Haven    63.4
13  Elizabeth Loneragan & Di Bates Mudgee    63.2
14  Cheryl Chant & Kaye Parker Bendigo    62.9
15  Tom Herrick & Wim Van Der Eynden Bendigo    62.6
16  Pamela Forsyth & Shirley Weaver Swan    62.6
17  Helen Cantwell & Anne Hensen Sale    62.5
18  Liz Chapman & Beverley Gander Tomaree    62.4
18  Jeff Wainwright & Fern Hinchcliffe Nambucca Valley    62.4
20  Fay Donoghue & Margaret Edwards Roma    62.0
21  Joan Taylor & Tom Maxwell Coffs Harbour    62.0
22  Rob Sheahan & Ray Ghioni Ballina    61.9
23  Barbara Caputo & Peter Arnold Port Pirie    61.8
24  Maxwell Griffin & Vivienne Gayford Coffs Harbour    61.7
25  Cathy Broadwood & Anita Teesdale Kiama    61.6
26  Michael Pickles & Elizabeth Hodges Blue Lake    61.6
27  John Maiorana & Kevin Outred Bayswater    61.6
28  Marsali Thompson & Jan Smith Tully    61.5
29  Selwyn Nitschke & Noel James Bundaberg    61.4
30  Stewart Dunlop & Tony Sanders Malanda    61.4
31  Greg Critchley & Doug Bell KLTC    61.4
32  Elaine Lindebringhs & Margaret Lambert Bayswater    61.3
33  Teresa & Gerald Embery Twin Towns    61.3
34  Gary & Jill Parsons Maitland    61.1
35  Karen Lamaro & Janet Rogers Bendigo    60.9
36  Pam Bazley & Margaret Birch Albany    60.8
37  Marlene Clarke & Judy Jenkin Hamilton    60.8
38  Lorna Shead & Mike Klasztorny Swan    60.8
39  James & Kerin Tulloch KLTC    60.6
40  George Dayus & Jill Smith Warwick    60.2
41  Penny Bosward & Joan Lee Barossa    60.2
42  Trevor Taylor & Elaine Moss Port Macquarie    60.1
43  David & Carolyn Evans Kiama    60.1
44  David Num & Mike Stent Moruya    60.0
45  Bob & Christine Thomas Caboolture    60.0
46  Rob Gilmour & Dee Nicholson Ballarat    60.0
47  Helen McLaughlan & Judith Johnston Batemans Bay    59.9
48  Barbara McKean & Susan Dawson Warrnambool    59.8
49  Gillian Minson & Christine Walker KLTC    59.7
50  Sue Matheson & Valerie Cook Wagga Wagga    59.6
Names / ClubScore
51  Di Otter & Cathy Klemens KLTC    59.6
52  Linda Scott & Lynn Viegel Malanda    59.6
53  Clive Stokes & Van Heuvel Frank Gawler    59.5
54  Wendy Rissler & Jenny Coyle Maitland    59.4
55  Connie Christrup & Mike Butler Darwin    59.3
56  Joan Malikoff & Anne Serra Warrnambool    59.2
57  James & Hannah Louey U3A    59.1
58  Fred Lucas & Kaylene Nielsen U3A    59.1
59  Ann Long & Fay Steward Bega Valley    59.1
60  Anne-Marie Horwitz & Anne Peachey Denmark    59.1
61  Debbie Goldsworthy & Jill Bell Whittlesea    59.0
62  Maria & Leif Michelsson Whittlesea    59.0
63  McKay Kerry & Payne Merle Trumps    58.9
64  Max & Kathryn Pilbeam Ocean Grove    58.9
65  Keith Eastman & Bill Pabst Maylands    58.9
66  Diana Zanon & Kaye Piper Port Macquarie    58.8
67  Noeline & Terry McKenna Camden Haven    58.8
68  Ann Wilson & Marjorie James Rockingham    58.7
69  Angela MacPherson & Dale Christensen KLTC    58.7
70  Rush Lisa & Murray Kevin Trumps    58.5
71  Janet Mensinga & Dee Jierasak Malanda    58.5
71  Bede Tebbutt & Mick Mills Port Macquarie    58.5
73  Cheryl Ogilvy & Sandy Peterson Whittlesea    58.4
74  Beverly Allen & Judi Knighton Monaro    58.4
75  Lyn Deegan & Greg Lester Kiama    58.4
76  Jim & Hendrika Moore Orange    58.4
77  Linda Gilbertson & Max Gerber Bayswater    58.3
78  Michele Clark & Brad Hurst Byron Bay    58.2
79  Louise Taylor & Louise Graham Deniliquin    58.2
80  John Quayle & Matti Shub Sth Gippsland    58.1
80  Leila Douglas & Val Clarke Ocean Grove    58.1
82  Mary McFadden & Gillian Aldridge Central Coast    58.0
83  Peter Chan & Keith McAllister U3A    57.9
84  Gayle Donaldson & Denise Merrin Tamborine    57.9
85  Gaely Braddock & Sandy Steel-Park Mudgee    57.9
86  Margaret Findlay & Margaret Ditchfield Inverell Delvyn    57.9
86  Sharon Versteege & Maree Allum Central Coast    57.9
88  Shirley McKay & David Greer Devonport    57.8
88  Keith Barnett & Dave Hambly Stanthorpe    57.8
90  Mona Stockwell & Heide Taylor Bridgetown    57.8
91  Vilma Bonassi & Korma Byrne Tully    57.8
92  Geraldine Newbegin & Frida Boeser Caboolture    57.8
93  Colleen Long & Graeme Bowman Bunbury    57.7
94  Max Roth & Samuel Stephens Mudgee    57.7
95  Gary White & Kay Parry Undercroft    57.7
96  Catherine Winter-Cooke & Hilary Turner Hamilton    57.6
96  Di Beazley & Trish Partridge Oxley    57.6
98  Alan Baker & Pat Faircloth Bundaberg    57.6
99  Elizabeth Knight & Patsy Ryan Shepparton    57.5
99  Paul Schulz & Christine Crowe Monaro    57.5

2018 Australia-Wide Open Pairs - Novice Section
Players in the top 10 of this list receive online subscriptions to Australian Bridge Novice Edition valued at $25.
Players who are also in the overall top 25, thus qualifying for both magazine prizes, can decide which one they want.
All winners must contact Australian Bridge (mail@australianbridge.com) with their address, to claim their prizes.
Names / ClubScore
1  David Rubin & Keith Cohen Moreton Bribie    66.6
2  Jennifer & Stuart Thorne Nambucca Valley    64.8
3  Bill & Di Larcombe Roma    64.0
4  Cheryl Chant & Kaye Parker Bendigo    62.9
5  Fay Donoghue & Margaret Edwards Roma    62.0
6  Joan Taylor & Tom Maxwell Coffs Harbour    62.0
7  Rob Sheahan & Ray Ghioni Ballina    61.9
8  Barbara Caputo & Peter Arnold Port Pirie    61.8
9  Maxwell Griffin & Vivienne Gayford Coffs Harbour    61.7
10  Cathy Broadwood & Anita Teesdale Kiama    61.6
11  Michael Pickles & Elizabeth Hodges Blue Lake    61.6
12  John Maiorana & Kevin Outred Bayswater    61.6
13  Stewart Dunlop & Tony Sanders Malanda    61.4
14  Greg Critchley & Doug Bell KLTC    61.4
15  Elaine Lindebringhs & Margaret Lambert Bayswater    61.3
16  Marlene Clarke & Judy Jenkin Hamilton    60.8
17  James & Kerin Tulloch KLTC    60.6
18  Rob Gilmour & Dee Nicholson Ballarat    60.0
19  Helen McLaughlan & Judith Johnston Batemans Bay    59.9
20  Gillian Minson & Christine Walker KLTC    59.7
21  Di Otter & Cathy Klemens KLTC    59.6
22  Linda Scott & Lynn Viegel Malanda    59.6
23  James & Hannah Louey U3A    59.1
24  Fred Lucas & Kaylene Nielsen U3A    59.1
25  Anne-Marie Horwitz & Anne Peachey Denmark    59.1
26  Max & Kathryn Pilbeam Ocean Grove    58.9
27  Beverly Allen & Judi Knighton Monaro    58.4
28  Lyn Deegan & Greg Lester Kiama    58.4
29  Linda Gilbertson & Max Gerber Bayswater    58.3
30  Michele Clark & Brad Hurst Byron Bay    58.2
31  Louise Taylor & Louise Graham Deniliquin    58.2
32  Leila Douglas & Val Clarke Ocean Grove    58.1
33  Peter Chan & Keith McAllister U3A    57.9
34  Gaely Braddock & Sandy Steel-Park Mudgee    57.9
35  Sharon Versteege & Maree Allum Central Coast    57.9
36  Keith Barnett & Dave Hambly Stanthorpe    57.8
37  Max Roth & Samuel Stephens Mudgee    57.7
38  Gary White & Kay Parry Undercroft    57.7
39  Catherine Winter-Cooke & Hilary Turner Hamilton    57.6
39  Di Beazley & Trish Partridge Oxley    57.6
41  Elizabeth Knight & Patsy Ryan Shepparton    57.5
42  Hannah Green & Pat Still Traralgon    57.4
43  Heather & David Douglas Kenmore    57.3
44  Alicia Zwaan & Alan Gregory Bayswater    57.3
45  Simon Haigh & Yvonne Croft Sanctuary Cove    57.2
46  Pip Wood & John Commins Cowra    57.1
47  Mina Parker & Marion Nielsen Whittlesea    56.9
48  Jenny Andrews & Murray Pearce Whittlesea    56.9
49  Max Holstein & Jane Moore Oxley    56.7
50  Barry & Millie Lindsay Tomaree    56.6
Names / ClubScore
51  Lidy Seysener & Virginia Calov Orange    56.5
52  Dell Reeves & Margaret Finlay Stanthorpe    56.3
53  Andrew Dawes & Dorothy Venables Monaro    56.3
54  Mark & Deb Reynolds Traralgon    56.2
55  Colin Speller & Jodie Gudaitis Central Coast    56.2
56  Bruce Le Quesne & Alice Murray Yarrawonga    56.1
57  Paul Nitschmann & Stanley Law Sanctuary Cove    56.1
58  Fred Kaminski & Egbert Tzoe Traralgon    55.8
59  David Payten & Marie Delaney Cowra    55.8
60  Lyn Mol & Linda Reading Undercroft    55.8
61  Kate Smith & Anthony Vetter Maitland    55.7
62  Tom Marling & Peter Burton Gawler    55.6
63  Beryl & Bob Lowry Cent Coast Lg    55.5
64  Theodora Keurntjes & Margaret Henderson U3A    55.4
65  Jack Nyhouse & Trish Gysberti Hodenpyl Redcliffe    55.3
66  Duncan Cape & Lorna Bright Redcliffe    55.3
67  Diana Khursandi & Tim Sayer Caboolture    55.2
68  Ann Semaan & Fran Carter Maylands    55.1
69  Joan Russell & Richard Warren Kiama    55.0
70  Robert & Beryl Cormack Central Coast    54.8
71  Lauren Sanford & Mary King KLTC    54.7
72  Nicole Ammon & Bev Hopley Bunbury    54.6
73  Lesley Hardingham & Daphne Outred Bayswater    54.6
74  Joanna Ellison & Peter Bekink Maylands    54.5
75  Margie Hoholt & Emiko Masuda Sanctuary Cove    54.5
76  Sheila Irvine-Brown & Marian Gibbons Tamborine    54.5
77  Bruce Witts & Roby Simson Quirindi    54.5
78  Robert Rush & Daf Hewson Alice Springs    54.4
79  Jenni Properjohn & Stephen Chang Bayswater    54.4
79  Kaye Copland & Shirley Chambers Gawler    54.4
81  Pam Northcott & Adele Holtsbaum Tamworth    54.2
82  Lenore Wilson & Florence McLaren Moreton Bribie    54.2
83  Lois Dudley & Ellen Krieger Tomaree    54.0
84  Sirpa & Graham Harms Barossa    53.9
85  David Driscoll & Clifford Hall Orange    53.8
86  Jenny Green & Jean Dance Rockingham    53.8
87  John Holmes & Tadeusz Olszewski U3A    53.7
88  Frank Dyer & John Conoplia Kenmore    53.6
89  Laraine Gartshore & Valda Osland Inverell Delvyn    53.5
90  Barbara Fuller & Elaine Seeney Moreton Bribie    53.4
91  Soussan Abouzari & Linda Elzas Undercroft    53.3
92  Edette & Adam Sevil Quirindi    53.2
93  Sue & Roel Wasterval Ocean Grove    53.0
94  John Youngman & Cheryl Finlayson Tamborine    52.9
95  Pip Liebelt & Jane Griffiths KLTC    52.9
96  Avryl Atkins & Ingrid Fredericks Undercroft    52.8
97  Kerri Sheppard & Jennifer Zikos Ocean Grove    52.8
98  Chris Lovelock & Isabel Barned U3A    52.8
99  Saskia Bajema & Jill Slaughter Tamworth    52.7
100  Faye Norton-Old & Nicholas Kotros KLTC    52.6