BBO Prime bidders challenge: results and winners – October

The Top Bidders for Set 2021-10

After three consecutive wins, our reigning champion is relegated to second place. This month’s winner, producing and excellent tally of 78/80 with his first competition entry of the year, is:

Pär Ol-Mårs (BBO: olmar) from Stockholm, Sweden

Pär is 65 and has been retired for five years after working the last 12 years as senior design engineer in civil works and as project manager in Saudi Arabia and Azerbaijan. He has played bridge since he was 15, but little during his years as an expat. He is now living in Stockholm and, with live play having restarted in Sweden, he is playing 2-3 times a week at Bk St: Erik’s bridge club, where he regularly plays against some of the best players in the world. For the past two years, Pär has been the captain of the Swedish national mixed team, but due to the pandemic he is still waiting to take his team to their first championship.     

Congratulations to him, he 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:

Maciek (1cola)

Congratulations to Maciek who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!

Also on the October ‘Roll of Honor’:

with a score of 77/80, are:

Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales

and, with a score of 76/80

Stephen Cooper (BBO: scoop) from Toronton ONT, Canada
Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore and
Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England

Honourable mentions also go to those who score at least 60/80:

74/80Patti Hartley (BBO: pattih) from Everett WA, USA
73/80Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada
Douglas Schimkcrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales
Jarek Langer (BBO: jarek444) from Haifa, Israel
72/80Givo Tikvica (BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia
71/80Borislav Simov from Bulgaria
Ahmet Rifat Sahin (BBO: ahmetrifat) from Samsun, Turkey
Levent Dincel (BBO: twixxx) from Turkey and
Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria
70/80Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England
69/80Alex Green (bbo: galexy) from Australia
68/80Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada
           
Michael (BBO: easyone74) from Wuhu, Chi
67/80Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland
Rishabh Singh (BBO: rishabh) from San Jose CA, USA
Thibault Wolf (BBO: thwolf) from Paris, France
66/80Larry Malone (BBO: LarryMal) from Montreal PQ, Canada
Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand
Denis Fovet (BBO: dfovet) from France
Judy Hyde (BBO: judyquake) from Northampton MA, USA
Mike DuBois (BBO: duboismj) from Arlington Heights IL, USA
Adrian Pang (BBO: MP7601) from Hong Kong, China
64/80Dorin Costin (BBO: Tudicool) from Vancouver BC, Canada
63/80Laura Mancini (BBO: 801dna) from Paris, France
62/80Jorge Scharo (BBO: cronopio14) from Israel
Joseph P Newhouse (BBO: jpn2) from Cambridge MA
Leslie Hajdo (BBO: Leslie) from TheWoodlands TX, USA
Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canad
Deb Petersen from Lincoln NE, USA
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England
Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA
Cristiano Valsega (BBO: crivals) from Italy
60/80Maciek Macieszczak (BBO: 1cola) from Raszyn, Poland

A bumper entry this month, with more than 140 players taking part in the October competition. Congratulations to all who made it onto the honors’ board

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 10 months)

It is tightening at the top as players start to drop their poorest scores. Luwen (66.78 average) has opened an 8-point gap on Hanoi, with Dave Williams just a further 8 points back. Fergus (67.6 average), although currently 60 behind, has one fewer score than the leaders, so his full total will count next month. For the leaders, it is only the difference between the new score and their lowest total (shown in parenthesis after each player), that will be added to their tally. Is this now a four-horse race for the title, or can one of the chasing pack force their way into contention in the final two months?

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

Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore601 (54)
Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile593 (52)
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales585 (54)
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada576 (59)
Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA574 (51)
Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England560 (54)
Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland538 (46)
Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria557 (52)
Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark556 (54)
Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada544 (51)
Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada541*
Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand541 (50)
GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia540 (50)
TCsaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany538 (46)
Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA533 (44)
Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada515 (49)
Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA512 (51)
Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada508 (52)
Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA491 (40)
Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA

Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada
487 (48)

480 (31)
Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA 472 (47)
Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada469 (40)
Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England453**
Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England449***

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
Jill MEYERS4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:clubs:5NT3:diamonds:4:spades:79
David BIRD4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:4:diamonds:4:clubs:5NTDbl4:spades:77
Hanoi RONDON4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:Pass6:diamonds:3:diamonds:4:spades:77
Larry COHEN4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:hearts:5NT3:diamonds:4NT76
Daniel LAVEE4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:hearts:5NT3:spades:4:spades:76
Janice MOLSON4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:hearts:5NT3:diamonds:4NT76
Wen Fei WANG4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:clubs:5NTDbl4:diamonds:76
Zia MAHMOOD4:clubs:4:spades:6:hearts:4:diamonds:4:hearts:5NT4:diamonds:4:spades:75
Andrew ROBSON4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:Pass5NTDbl4:diamonds:75
Barnet SHENKIN4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:4:diamonds:4:hearts:6:hearts:3:diamonds:4:diamonds:74
P.O. SUNDELIN4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:spades:4:hearts:6:hearts:3:diamonds:4:spades:73
Sally BROCK4:clubs:4:spades:6:hearts:3:spades:4:hearts:5NT4:diamonds:4:diamonds:70
Tim COPEDbl4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:clubs:5NT3:diamonds:4:hearts:69
Paul MARSTON4:clubs:4:spades:6:hearts:4:diamonds:4:clubs:Dbl3:hearts:4:hearts:62
Gabriel CHAGAS4:clubs:Pass6:hearts: 3:spades:3NT5NTDbl4:hearts:57
TOP SCORES4:clubs:4:spades:4:spades:3:hearts:4:hearts:5NT3:diamonds:4:spades: 

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