BBO Prime bidders challenge: results and winners – September

The Top Bidders for Set 2021-9

We have joint winners this month, both scoring a most impressive 78/80. One of those is our second guest panelist to top the panel, our defending champion leading the field for the third consecutive month. The other is a player who just missed out on winning by a single point a couple of months ago. Two very worthy champions this month:

Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile

Laura Mancici (801dna) from Paris, France

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 them, they win 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:

Charles Hage (chakman1)

Congratulations to Charles Hage who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!

Also on the September ‘Roll of Honor’:

with a score of 74/80, are:

Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA, USA

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

72/80Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England
71/80Jarek Langer (BBO: jarek444) from Austin TX, USA
69/80Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria
Maciek Macieszczak (BBO: 1cola) from Raszyn, Poland
68/80Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore
67/80Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada
65/80Peter Winkler (BBO: cryptopete) from USA
Damo Nair (BBO: snair) Brandon FL, USA
64/80Zoran Bohacek ( BBO: Zoran) from Zagreb, Croatia
Alex Green (BBO: galexy) from Australia
63/80Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada
Gabor Kepecs (BBO: gabor51954) from Hungary,
George Viens (BBO: georgevien) from Portland OR, USA
Sucharita Maitra (BBO: Ritzy68) from Mississauga ONT, Canada
62/80Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA
61/80Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada
59/80Mike Hughes (BBO: courtcard) from Australia
Frank Lanzarian (BBO: frankz) from The Netherlands
58/80Henry S. David (BBO: HSDavid554) from Los Angeles CA, USA
Jorge Scharo (BBO: cronopio14) from Israel
Ash Marwah from The Villages FL, USA

With more than 100 players entering this month’s competition, congratulations to all 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!

Annual competition leaders (after 9 months)

It’s getting very tight at the top, and next month many players will start to drop their poorest scores. That gives an advantage to those with the lowest worst score, as they can add the most to their total. The number in parenthesis after each player’s total is the score they will replace (assuming they better it) next month.

Those with no number after their name will, of course, be adding the whole of next month’s score to their total. Of those who missed one or more months earlier in the year, both Kresten (62.75 average) and Fergus (67.57) are both very much in contention. By the end of the year, they will have the same nine counting scores as everyone else.

The leaderboard includes all players with at least seven scores who are averaging more than 50/80.

Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore568 (43)
Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile567 (51)
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada561 (58)
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England551 (50)
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA546 (45)
Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland539 (46)
Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany538 (46)
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales 537 (35)
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada514 (43)
GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia511 (43)
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand510 (35)
Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada506 (42)
Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA506 (50)
Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada506 (51)
KrestenSandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark502*
Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria486*
Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA477*
Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada474**
Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA464 (38)
Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA460 (35)
Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada414*
Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada407*
Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England383***
Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO: ashoth_14) from Montreal PQ, Canada378*
Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England373****
Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA371**
Ricardo Cardoni (BBO: Patan) from Buenos Aires, Argentina353***

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 eight counting scores so far, and with ** have only seven counting scores.

Compare your results with the panel

And Panels’ results are there!

12345678TOTAL
Hanoi RONDON3NTPassPassPass3:spades:3:spades:Pass5:diamonds:78
Michal KLUKOWSKI3NTPass4NTPass3NT3:spades:4:hearts:5:diamonds:77
Jessica LARSSON5:diamonds:Pass4NTPass3:spades:3:spades:4:hearts:5:diamonds:76
Tim COPE5:diamonds:PassPassPass3NT3:spades:4:hearts:5:hearts:74
Andrew ROBSON2NTPassPassPass3:spades:3:spades:Pass5:diamonds:73
Peter FREDIN3NTPass4NTPass3:spades:4:diamonds:Pass6:spades:72
Gabriel CHAGAS3NTPassPassPass3NT5:diamonds:4:hearts:Pass70
Paul MARSTON5:diamonds:PassPassPass3NT4:diamonds:4:hearts:Pass69
David BIRD4:diamonds:PassPass3:spades:Pass3:spades:Pass5:diamonds:67
Larry COHEN3NT5:hearts:Pass3:spades:3NT3:spades:3NT6:spades:67
Alan SONTAG3NTPass4:clubs:3:spades:3:spades:3:spades:Dbl5:clubs:65
Sally BROCK4:diamonds:5:hearts:Pass3NT3:spades:3:spades:Dbl5:diamonds:64
Simon De WIJS5:diamonds:5:hearts:4NT4:spades:4NT3:spades:4:hearts:5:diamonds:63
Wen Fei WANG4:diamonds:6:hearts:Pass3NT3NT3:diamonds:4:hearts:6:spades:59
Jill MEYERS3NTPass 4:clubs: 3:spades:4:diamonds:3:spades:DblPass58
TOP SCORES3NTPassPassPass3:spades:3:spades:4:hearts:5:diamonds: 

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