The Top Bidders for Set 2021-8

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**
Patrick Shie 319***
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).