Washington Bridge League Solver's Club - Mar/Apr 2007
Moderator: Steve RobinsonJan/Feb 2007May/Jun 2007
Congratulations to Manuel Paulo, Dave Abelow and Brian Schoenfeld who Tied for first with a score of 480.
Congratulations to Manuel Paulo, Dave Abelow and Brian Schoenfeld 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. Tied for fourth were Joe Lentz and Zbych Bednarek with a score of 470. Tied for sixth were Ed MacArthur, John Kloke, Al Duncker, Ken Harkness, Garry Grossman, Tony Graziano and Sorina Negulescu with a score of 460. Tied for thirteenth were Natalie Aronsohn, Kathrine Loh, Larry Kahn, Tim Crank and Mark Chen with a score of 450. Tied for eighteenth were Chris Miller, John Klayman, Francesco Parisi-Presicce, Brad Theurer, Richard Wimberley, Lynn Connelly, Sonney Taragin and David Rodney with a score of 440. Tied for twenty-sixth were Paul McMullin, Paul Benedict, Fred Wagner, Edward Anania, Sy Baden, Jay Weinstein, Rex Settle and Yi Zhong with a score of 430. The average score of the 283 solvers was 357. The average score of the experts was 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 robinswr@erols.com. You can also see and answer the problems at the WBL web site. WBL Solvers Club uses Washington Standard as published July 1996.

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.