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February 2006 Quiz Answers

The winner was Hunter Smith, who got five out of six right.

The average number of correct responses was 2.4.  Thanks to all the juniors who competed in the contest.


Partner opens 1NT. Your systems include Stayman but you do not play transfers with this partner. What do you bid?

 

1. ♠ Q 7 5 3  K T 4 2  A 6 5  ♣ Q 2

2♣, Stayman. If partner bids either major, you will raise her to four as your combined 26-28 points are enough for game. If partner bids 2, you intend to bid 3NT.

 

2. ♠ K T 4  Q 9 7 5 3 2  A 6  ♣ Q 2

4. Partner must have at least two hearts, so you know thatís the right suit. You have at least 26 points between you and partner, enough for game. Just bid it (with apologies to Nike).

 

3. ♠ Q 9 7 5 3 2  K 4 2  8 6 5  ♣ 7

2♠, showing less than game values and asking partner to pass. You know you have an 8-card fit or better.

 

4. ♠ Q 9 7 2  K 4 2  8 6 5 2  ♣ Q 7

Pass. You donít have enough to look for game and you donít have a long suit.

 

5. ♠ Q 7 3  K Q T 4 2  A 6 5  ♣7 2

3. Partner will know you have enough points to make game. With three or more hearts, she will raise you to 4. Otherwise sheíll bid 3NT.

 

6. ♠ Q 7 3  K T 4 2  A 6 5 2  ♣ 7 2

2♣, Stayman. If partner bids 2, you will raise to 3. This shows enough to invite to game but not enough to insist on it Ė around 9 points. If partner bids 2 or 2♠, you can bid 2NT, again showing invitational values. If Opener bids anything else, she hasnít learned Stayman correctly. Suggest she come to Atlanta Junior Bridge classes. You can show her when at class schedule.