Congratulations to Mel Welles, Amy Bloom, Dave Smith, Mark Laken and Carol Elfant
who tied for first with a score of 480. They win a free entry to the Unit Game and
will be invited to be on a future panel. Sixth was Nancy Terry with a score of 470.
Tied for seventh were William Adams, Goldie Brody, Jerry Miller and Lynda Flanger
with a score of 460. Tied for eleventh were Seymour Baden, Rossi Lindstrom, Barbara
Israel, Ken Harkness, Ed Molner and Davyd with a score of 450. Tied for seventeenth
were John Sommer, Pal, Jerry Haney and Yi Zhong with a score of 440. Tied for twenty-first
were Jose Cortina, Jim Allen, Neil Selvin, Paul Hwang, William Nason, Perry Khaklar,
Ed Kinlaw, Larry Kahn, Suzanne Abrams, Stu Fkeischmann, Ted Wilkinson and Audrey
Warren with a score of 430. The average score of the 251 solvers was 389. The average
score of the experts was 431.
On the previous problems Enid Asherman Hughes had a perfect score but somehow I
missed her entry. Also, Craig Olson had a 460, Stu Fleischmann had a 450 and Roman
Kaluzniacki had a 430.
All readers are encouraged to send answers and/or new problems to Steve Robinson,
2891 S. Abingdon St. #A2 Arlington, VA, 22206-1329. In addition to the winner receiving
a free play at the WBL Unit Game, Steve will play with anyone who gets a perfect
score or who exactly matches all five of his answers. If you send a self-addressed
stamped envelope to the above address along with your answers, I will send you a
copy of the new problems to ensure that you can meet his next deadline. You can
pick up a copy of the problems at the WBL Unit Game in Maryland, and can send answers
or requests for problems to email@example.com. You can also see and answer the
problems at the WBL web site. WBL Solvers Club uses Washington Standard as published
I personally score all the problems. If a majority of the solvers vote for an answer,
and the answer is reasonable I will give that answer 100 points. I will not give
100 points to an answer that I consider bad no matter how many experts vote for
it. There are times when I want to make a point. I will give that answer 100 points
and will therefore give the majority answer 90 points. For the other answers I consider
how good the answer is and how many experts vote for it for its score. If you submitted
an answer that got 20 points, that bid would get a bad score at the table. A good
exercise would be to figure out why I gave your answer 20 points. You might have
misread the problem.
The book Washington Standard second edition is out. If you are a serious bridge
player, this book is a must. You can purchase a copy from Steve for $25.00 at the
Unit Game, at tournaments or can send him a check for $29.05 that includes $4.05
for priority mail.