BBO Prime bidders challenge: results and winners – March

The Top Bidders for March 2021

This month’s competition winner, with a score of 68/80 on a tough set of hands, is:

Alper Daldal (BBO; sazan68)

from Istanbul, Turkey

52 years old, Alper has been playing bridge for 30 years. He also enjoys solving bridge problems and discuss interesting bridge hands. Like most bridge players, he has not been able to play live bridge due to Corona, but thanks to his bridge club and BBO he has been able to play online bridge for the past year.

Congratulations to Alper 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:

Maura King (Spaceace6)

Congratulations to Maura King who wins a 3 months subscription to Prime!

Also on the March ‘Roll of Honor’:

with a score of 66/80:

Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada,
Adam Pawlowski (BBO: adameba) from Kutno, Poland
Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO; kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark

Honourable mentions also go to all of those who outscored any member of the expert panel:

65/80Daniel Finn (BBO: Wobegon) from St Cloud MN,
Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore
61/80Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada
60/80Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland
Philip Hydes (BBO: S138tq) from Barnsley, England
59/80Steve Raine (BBO: rabidbean) from England
Neill Currie (BBO: jota981) from Staten Island NY, USA
William Woodfine (BBO: Bwoodfine) from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
58/80Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England
Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO: ashoth_14) from Montreal, Canada,
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada
Özgür Sayın (BBO: kayzer) from Istanbul, Turkey
57/80Claudio Caselli (BBO: claudio555) from Italy,
Kalya Naraman (BBO: kaylanv) from Austin TX, USA
Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada
56/80Kevin Wu (BBO: kevinwu777) from Taipei, Chinese Taipei
Matthias Abracadabra (BBO: lala2) from Warsaw, Poland
Luciano Galletti (BBO: Gallett) from Tuscany, Italy
Joseph P Newhouse (BBO: jpn2) from Cambridge MA, USA
Mark T. Sundelin (BBO: minorwood) from USA
55/80Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland
Bruce Ebanks (BBO: bre992) from Louisville KY, USA
Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria
Harry Pollitt (Pollitt) from Chapel Hill NC, USA
Terence (BBO: poirotni) from Shanghai, China and Wen Liu
54/80Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA
Jean-Michel Boivin (BBO: jim92) from Puteaux, France
Andy Wells (BBO: wellsandy) from Bristol, England
Waldemar Topolnicki (BBO: waldemar53) from London, England
Cora Robey (BBO: femmef) from Reno NV, USA

Once again, we had more than 100 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!

Find all results there: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/03/04/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-march/

Annual competition leaders (after 3 months)

Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore208
Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland190
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England190
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada183
Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA172
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada171
Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada171
GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia167
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand167
Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany164
Harry Gordon from Lexington KY, USA164
Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA160
D. Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA, USA159
Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile159
Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland158
Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada157
Joseph P Newhouse (BBO: jpn2) from Cambridge MA, USA155
Stephen Kwan155
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales154
Ricardo Cardoni154

Seven of the top eight made the honor roll this month, and Luwen Koh’s excellent score of 65/80 on this tough set widens the gap between himself and the chasing pack. There is still a long way to go in this competition, though.

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. For those with an average score of just below 50/80, one good month will move you up onto the leader board.

Compare your results with the panel

Find all your results here: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/03/04/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-march/

And Panels’ results are there!

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David
BIRD
2:hearts:Pass3NT2:spades:Pass3:diamonds:2 :clubs:Dbl71
Jessica
LARSSON
2:hearts:3:spades:3NT2:hearts:3:hearts:3 :clubs:2 :clubs:5 :clubs:70
Gabriel
CHAGAS
2:hearts:3:spades:4:hearts:2:hearts:4 :clubs:3:diamonds:2 :clubs:Dbl69
Zia
MAHMOOD
2:hearts:3:spades:Pass2:hearts:3:hearts:3 :clubs:2 :clubs:5:diamonds:69
Norberto
BOCCHI
2:hearts:2NT3NT1:spades:4 :clubs:3:diamonds:2 :clubs:Dbl68
Michal
KLUKOWSKI
2:hearts:4NT4:spades:2:hearts:3:hearts:3 :clubs:2 :clubs:Dbl68
Jacek
PSZCZOLA
2:hearts:3:spades:4:spades:2:spades:3:hearts:3 :clubs:2 :clubs:5:diamonds:68
Daniel
LAVEE
2:hearts:4NTPass2:hearts:4 :clubs:3 :clubs:2 :clubs:Dbl67
Wen Fei
WANG
2:hearts:4NT3NT2:spades:Pass3:diamonds:2 :clubs:5 :clubs:67
Larry
COHEN
Pass3:diamonds:3NT2:spades:3:hearts:3:diamonds:2 :clubs:5:diamonds:66
Simon
DeWIJS
2:hearts:3:spades:Pass3:spades:3:hearts:2NTDblDbl66
Eric
KOKISH
Pass4:diamonds:3NT2:spades:3:hearts:2NT2 :clubs:Dbl66
Luwen
KOH
Pass3:spades:Pass2:spades:3:hearts:3:diamonds:Dbl5 :clubs:65
Andrew
ROBSON
2:hearts:4NT4:spades:2:hearts:3:hearts:3 :clubs:PassDbl65
Alan
SONTAG
2:hearts:4:diamonds:Pass3:spades:3:hearts:3:diamonds:PassDbl64
Sally
BROCK
Pass2NT3NT2:spades:3:hearts:4:hearts:2 :clubs:5:diamonds:63
Sjoert
BRINK
2:diamonds:2NTPass2:hearts:3:hearts:4:hearts:DblDbl60
Peter
FREDIN
Pass4NT4:spades:1:spades:3 :clubs:4:hearts:2 :clubs:Dbl55
Karen
McCALLUM
2:diamonds:2NTPass1:spades:3:hearts:3 :clubs:Dbl4:spades:54

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