BBO Prime bidders challenge: results and winners – February

The Top Bidders for February 2021

This month’s competition winner, with an excellent score of 77/80, is:

Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO; kesse)

from Copenhagen, Denmark

Kresten is 66 years old and has been playing for 38 years. He says that he once played just under the top level in Denmark but now plays for fun and amusement. He used to watch the big tournaments on BBO VuGraph and has started playing online since his local club closed due to corona.

Congratulations to Kresten who wins 50 BB$ and a 1 month subscription to Prime!

But remember, we also randomly drew a winner from among the participants and…. tadaaaaa the winner is:

Bill Nash (carjenand)

Congratulations to Bill Nash who wins a 3 months subscription to Prime!

Also on the January ‘Roll of Honor’, and thus early leaders in the annual competition:

  • with a score of 73/80: Susan Bianchi (BBO: Susanb1) from La Quinta CA, USA
  • with a score of 70/80: Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland, Lei Tsui (BBO: LTsui10) from Thousand Oaks CA, USA and Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore (who was the winner last month!)

Honorable mentions also go to all of those who scored 60/80 or higher:

  • 69/80:  Miguel Matos (BBO: miguelm) from Lisbon, Portugal and Matthias Abracadabra (BBO: lala2) from Warsaw, Poland
  • 66/80:  Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada, Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England and Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA, USA
  • 65/80:  Alain Dax (BBO: DaxA) from Courtenay, France and Mohammad Alauddin (BBO: alo107) from Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • 64/80:  Kurt Schaeffer (BBO: specialkfs) from Lakeville MN, USA, Mark Bartusek (BBO: BART_RX7)  from Samta Barbara CA, USA, Fergus Earle and Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958)
  • 63/80:  Mike Marlin
  • 62/80:  Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales, Sardar Aamir Ishaq (BBO: Kashmir_01) and Răzvan Spiridonescu (BBO: Spiry) from Brasov, Romania
  • 61/80:  Philip Hydes (BBO: S138tq) from Barnsley, England, Ioannis Exarchos (BBO: Jexa_) from Greece and Felix Wenyan Ge (BBO: felixw) from Tokyo, Japan
  • 60/80:  Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA

We had more than 140 entries for this month’s competition, so congratulations to all of those who made it onto the honor roll.

Remember, if you win the most challenges this year, you can win 200BB$! So come on down to this month’s hands to participate!

All results for this month are accessible there: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/02/02/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-february/

Annual competition leaders (after 2 months)

Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore143
Kurt Schaeffer (BBO: specialkfs) from Lakeville MN134
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England132
Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland130
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada125
Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA122
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand122
Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA120
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales119
Ben Bomber (BBO: soccertoo) from Vancouver BC, Canada117
Răzvan Spiridonescu (BBO: Spiry) from Brasov, Romania117
Gjivo Tikvica (BBO: KhazadDoom)117
Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany115
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA111
Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada110
Ricardo Cardoni108
Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile107
Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA106
Stephen Kwan106
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada105
Jan Spiess (BBO: JanDoko) from Frankfurt, Germany105
Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland103
Bill Huepenbecker (BBO: super69) from Huron OH, USA103
Dexter Theodore (BBO: teddex) from Saint Lucia102
Mike Marlin101
Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA100
Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada100

Remember that only your best nine results during the year count towards the annual competition, so entering every month will allow you to drop your lowest scores.

Compare your results with the panel

Your results are there: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/02/02/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-february/

And Panels’ results are there!

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Eric
KOKISH
4:clubs:3:diamonds:PassPass5:hearts:2:diamonds:4:spades:2:spades:79
Alan
SONTAG
4:clubs:3:diamonds:5:hearts:Pass5:hearts:2:diamonds:Pass2:spades:79
Andrew ROBSON4:clubs:3:diamonds:5:hearts:Pass5:hearts:2:diamonds:PassPass75
Brad
MOSS
4:clubs:3:diamonds:PassPass7:diamonds:2:diamonds:Pass2:spades:73
Wen Fei
WANG
4:diamonds:3:diamonds:5:hearts:Pass5:hearts:2:diamonds:4:spades:2 NT73
Michal
KLUKOWSKI
4:clubs:3:diamonds:6:spades:2 NT5:hearts:2:diamonds:Pass2:spades:72
Sjoert
BRINK
4:clubs:3:diamonds:PassPass7:diamonds:2:diamonds:PassDbl71
Thomas
BESSIS
3:clubs:3:spades:4 NTPass5:hearts:2:diamonds:Pass2:spades:70
Larry
COHEN
4:clubs:3:diamonds:5:hearts:3:clubs:5:hearts:2:diamonds:5:diamonds:Pass70
Jessica
LARSSON
4:clubs:5:clubs:5:hearts:3:clubs:7:diamonds:2:diamonds:4:spades:2:spades:69
David
BIRD
4:clubs:3:diamonds:6:spades:Pass5 NT2:diamonds:5:diamonds:Pass66
Gabriel
CHAGAS
4:clubs:3:diamonds:6:spades:Pass6:diamonds:2:spades:PassDbl66
Sally
BROCK
4:clubs:3:diamonds:Pass2 NT5 NT2:spades:4:spades:2 NT65
Jeff
MECKSTROTH
4:clubs:3:diamonds:6:spades:3:clubs:5 NT2:spades:4:spades:Dbl63
Daniel
LAVEE
4:diamonds:3:spades:5:hearts:3:clubs:5:hearts:2:diamonds:4:spades:Pass62
Brian
SENIOR
3:diamonds:3:diamonds:Pass2 NT5:hearts:2:diamonds:5:diamonds:Pass62
Martine VERBEEK4:diamonds:3:diamonds:5:hearts:2 NTDbl2:diamonds:4:spades:2:spades:62

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