Twenty-four tables showed up for the two-session event plus lunch. Aside from a few snafus (like the seeded pairs skipping each other) it was a fun event for all. With the preduplicated boards and Bridgemate scoring, a great website was able to be put together for the event-- see the first session's results here and the second session's results here. Meg and I had a 61.66 and a 69.24 to run away with the event.
Here's a few problems we faced. All problems are matchpoints.
(A) Board 4, first session: All red
|Q 10 6|
|A J 7 3|
|A 9 6|
|A 9 2|
Partner passes, and RHO opens a weak 2S. Do you have enough to bid?
(B) Board 6, first session: Red vs. white
|J 10 7 3|
|A J 6 5 3 2|
In first chair, you open 1D (or do you prefer pass or 2D?). LHO preempts with 2H which gets passed around to you. Your bid.
(C) Board 8, first session: All white
|J 10 6|
|A J 9 4|
|A K Q 4|
There are two passes to you. You're playing "good 14 to 17" notrumps. What's your bid?
(D) Board 31, first session: White vs. red
|K 8 5 4|
|Q 8 5 3 2|
LHO passes, pard opens 1C, and RHO overcalls 1S. You're up.
(E) Board 8, second session: All white
|A 9 8 6 3|
|10 4 2|
|K 6 5 2|
Everyone passes to partner. She opens 1C. You respond 1S, and she rebids 1NT (good 11 to awful 14). Your call.
(F) Board 11, second session: All white
|J 10 8 6 5|
|A 9 8 4 3 2|
Partner passes, and LHO opens 2NT. This is certainly a hand with which to bid over 1NT... will you bid one level higher?
(G) Board 14, second session: All white
Don't look at the results sheet for this one just yet!
|A K Q 2|
|K J 8 5 3|
|K 10 4|
LHO passes, partner passes, and RHO opens 1C. You double, LHO bids 1H, partner passes again, and RHO bids 1S. Your call.
OK, now go check out Board 14 here... this hand was certainly a concentrated effort on the part of the opponents to give me a giant headache!