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October 2006 Quiz Answers and Discussion 

The winner was Lauren Pinion, who got all nine correct.  Three entrants tied for second place with 8/9 correct: Riley Pinion, Tage Kelkar and Priscilla Kim.

A.  Partner opens 1S.  What do you bid? 

  1.   Q 7 5 3       A 8 4 2       A 6 5       J 2

Answer – 3S, you have 11 points a limit raise

  1.   K 10      ♥   A K J 7 5 3        7 65       K 2

Answer – 2H, you have 13 points enough for game force bid

  1.   Q 9        Q 4 2       A 8 6 5 4       J 7 5

Answer – 1NT, you have 9 points

B.  Partner opens 1 D.  What do you bid?

  1.   A K 3 2      Q 8 4 2       Q 6         Q 7 2

Answer – 1H, with 2 - 4 card majors you bid hearts

  1.   Q 7       K Q 10        7 6 5     8 7 3 2

Answer – 1NT, no 4 card major, 6-9 points

  1.   Q 7 2      ♥  K 10 4        A 6 5        Q 7 3 2

 Answer – 2NT, no 4 card major, 10-12 points

C.  Partner opens 1 NT.  What do you bid?  You play stayman and transfers 

  1.   A K 3 2      Q 8 4 2       Q 6         Q 7 2

Answer – 2C, with 4 card majors and 13 points, looking for best game

  1.   Q 7       K Q         Q 7 6 5     8 7 3 2

Answer – 2NT, invite to game with 9 points

  1.   Q 7      ♥  K 10 4 3 2       9 6        8 7 3 2

Answer – 2D, Transfer to Hearts, looking to pass on next bid