After winning with a perfect score last month, this month’s set was clearly more challenging as our champion repeated his winning performance with 74/80 this time around:
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile|
Hanoi Rondón is a bridge teacher who has been in love with the game from the moment he discovered his first bridge article in a newspaper some 27 years ago. Originally from Venezuela, he currently lives in Chile. He teaches bridge online and has a YouTube channel called ‘Bridge Entretenido’.
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:
|Kerstin Sjobom (cba987)|
Congratulations to Kerstin Sjobom who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!
Also on the August ‘Roll of Honor’
With an impressive score of 70/80:
|Santiago Semberoiz (BBO: santisembe) from Buenos Aires, Argentina and,|
And with another good score 68/80:
|Alexander Cook (BBO: spade7) from Australia and Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA|
Honourable mentions also go to those who at least matched a panel members’ score:
Congratulations to all of those who made it onto the honor roll.
|67/80:||Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England|
|65/80:||Rishabh Singh (BBO: rishabh) from San Jose CA, USA|
|Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England|
|64/80:||Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA, USA|
|63/80:||Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada|
|David Neal (BBO: beachdave2) from Chapel Hill NC, USA|
|Kamil Samra from Boca Raton FL, USA,|
|Lincoln Pinsky (BBO: Lincolnpin) from Acton MA, USA|
|Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada|
|62/80:||Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland|
|Jarek Langer (BBO: jarek444) from Austin TX, USA|
|GjivoTikvica (BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark|
|61/80:||Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada|
|Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany|
Annual Competition Leaders (after 8 months)
Remarkably, half of the top ten produced their lowest score of the year this month. This means that some of the gaps have closed up. Hanoi moves up into the top five with his second consecutive winning month.
Of those who missed one or more months earlier in the year, both Kresten (63.6 average) and Fergus (67.7) are both very much in contention. After next month, players will start dropping their worst scores but, of course, those who missed a month entirely will still have the most to gain.
The leaderboard includes all players with at least six scores who are averaging more than 50.
|Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England||501|
|Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore||500|
|Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada||500|
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile||489|
|Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany||488|
|Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland||477|
|Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA||477|
|Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA||472|
|Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales||463|
|GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia||457|
|Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada||455|
|Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand||453|
|Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada||451|
|Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA||451|
|Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada||450|
|Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark||455*|
|Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl)||417*|
|Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA||415|
|Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada||406**|
|Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA||402|
|Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada||383*|
|Ricardo Cardoni (BBO: Patan) from Buenos Aires, Argentina||353**|
|Kevin Wu from Taipei City, Taiwan||335*|
|Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada||332**|
|Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO ashoth_14) from Montreal PQ, Canada||321**|
|Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA||319**|
|Lincoln Pinsky (BBO: Lincolnpin) from Acton MA, USA||310**|
|H.R. Leong (BBO: lhrljr) from Singap||306**|
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 at the end of the year.
Players with an asterisk (*) have only seven scores so far. (Those marked ** have only six counting scores, and *** only five).