BBO Prime bidders challenge: results and winners – June

The Top Bidders for Set 2021-6

This month, we have three players who have returned the highest scores from any competition entrant this year. They are also the first contestants to outbid every member of the expert panel. Unfortunately for two of them, they were just pipped by the Set 2021-5 winner, who went one step better this month, producing a perfect 80/80:

Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England

Peter has played bridge for over 50 years in congresses and national knockouts, also representing his county (Kent) regularly. He recently discovered online bridge thanks to lockdown. He the co-pioneer of the strong club system that he plays with Patrick Collins, where opening one diamond promises 4card major.

Congratulations to him, he 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:

Ying Chow (BBO: ywchow)

Congratulations to Ying Chow who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!

Also on the June ‘Roll of Honor’:

with an impressive score of 78/80:

Laura Mancini (BBO: 801dna) from Paris, France
Maciek Macieszczak (BBO:1cola) from Raszyn, Poland
Laura says, “Still at university, my husband taught me to play bridge more than half a century ago. Nowadays I play a few times a week (l’après midi) in bridge clubs (avant covid). Ideally, however, you spend the evening at home with friends, playing bridge. Only we miss the fourth more and more often, unless la petite-fille has some time.”
Maciek was born in Poland, and was taught bridge by his parents some twenty-something years ago. He now runs a small sports equipment company. He says, “I like to play bridge while working in my company, preferably with my girlfriend, who plays even better than me. In the game of bridge, I like anything that is fun and funny.”

and with a score of 72/80:

Matthias Abracadabra (BBO: lala2) from Warsaw, Poland

Honourable mentions also go to those who at least matched a panel members’ score:

73/80Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada
71/80Stelios Touchtidis (BBO: Stelios_t)
69/80Alexander Cook (BBO: spade7) from Australia
68/80Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales
Mithun Mukherjee
67/80Nina Goel (BBO: ngoel) from Mumbai, India
66/80Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA
65/80Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany,
Kukuh Indrayana (BBO: ITSurabaya) from Surabaya, Indonesia,
Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958)
Minku Minku (BBO: nitesharor) from Delhi, India
64/80Roy Caldwell (BBO: DrZed) from Canton NY, USA

We had over 100 entries for this month’s competition, so congratulations to all of those who made it onto the honor roll.

Remember, if you top the Annual Leaderboard this year, you will win 200 BB$! So come on down to this month’s hands to participate!

Find all results here: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/05/04/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-may/

Annual competition leaders (after 6 months)

Luwen had his worst result of the year so far. That means that Carla, after an excellent performance as a guest panelist, closed the gap to just 5 points, leapfrogging Thomas on the way. Watch out for Earle, though, who has missed two months but is averaging an impressive 70.5.

Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore403
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England382
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada370
Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany364
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand354
Ricardo Cardoni (BBO: Patan) from Buenos Aires, Argentina353
Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland348
Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA347
Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA344
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA338
Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958)337
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales336
Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile335
Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada334
Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada332
GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croat269
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales268
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada330
GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia330
Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark325*
Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA309
Kevin Wu (BBO: kevinwu77) from Taipei City, Taiwan307
H.R. Leong (BBO: lhrljr) from Singapore306
Joseph P Newhouse (BBO: jpn2) from Cambridge MA, USA295
Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria294*
Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada282**
Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO: ashoth_14) from Montreal PQ, Canada279
Philip Hydes (BBO: S138tq) from Barnsley, England277*
Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA277
Mary Eldridge (BBO: msphola) from Old Tappan NY, USA266
Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada262*
Matthias Abracadabra (BBO: lala2) from Warsaw, Poland251**
Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada244*
Felix Wenyan Ge (BBO: felixw) from Tokyo, Japan238*
Alper Daldal (BBO: sazan68) from Istanbul, Turkey237**

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. Players with an asterisk (*) have only five counting scores so far, and with ** have only four counting scores.

Compare your results with the panel

Find all your results here: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/05/04/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-may/

And Panels’ results are there!

12345678TOTAL
Wen Fei WANG4:hearts:4NT1:diamonds:PassPassPassPassDbl76
Earle FERGUSON5:clubs:4NT1:diamonds:4NTPass2:clubs:DblPass73
Carla VEGA2:clubs:4NT1:diamonds:PassPass2:clubs:DblPass72
David BIRD4:hearts:5:clubs:1:diamonds:4NT1:diamonds:2:clubs:DblPass71
Simon DE WIJS5:clubs:4NT1:diamonds:PassPass2NTPassPass71
Larry COHEN4:hearts:Pass1:diamonds:5NTPassPassDblPass70
Michal KLUKOWSKI4:clubs:4NT1:diamonds:4NT1:diamonds:2NTPass2:diamonds:69
Jessica LARSSON4:clubs:Pass1:diamonds:4NTPass2:clubs:2:spades:2:diamonds:69
Andrew ROBSON4:hearts:Pass1:diamonds:4NT2:diamonds:Pass2:spades:Pass69
Zia MAHMOOD2:hearts:4NT1:diamonds:4NTPassPassDblDbl68
Gabriel CHAGAS5:clubs:Pass4:clubs:4NTPass2NTDblDbl66
Alan SONTAG3:clubs:4NT1:diamonds:4NT2:diamonds:PassPass2:diamonds:66
Casa DADAY4:clubs:5:clubs:DblPass1:diamonds:2:clubs:PassDbl65
Daniel LAVEE4:hearts:Pass1:diamonds:4NT1:hearts:2NT2:hearts:Dbl65
 Eric KOKISH 3NT Pass 3:clubs: 5NT 2:diamonds: 2:clubs: PassDbl 67
P.O. SUNDELIN2:spades:Pass1:diamonds:6NTPass1NTPassPass64
TOP SCORES4:hearts:4NT1:diamonds:4NTPass2:clubs:PassDbl 

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