The Top Bidders for Set 2021-11
We have a three-way tie this month, each with a score of 76/80. All three are regular entrants and are in the upper echelons of the annual competition leaderboard.
Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Banff AL, Canada
Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore
Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales
Ian is a 61-year old, retired computer programmer living in Banff, Alberta, in the Rocky Mountains. He admits that his first love was chess, and he most recently won the 2018 Canadian Seniors (over 50). However, due to the pandemic, he has switched his focus to bridge over the past couple of years.
Luwen lives in Singapore. He learned to play bridge twelve years ago as a junior college student, and he recently qualified as a World Bridge Federation Assistant Tournament Director.
Congratulations to all of them who 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:
Congratulations to Patricia (ennever1) who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!
Also on the October ‘Roll of Honor’:
with a score of 74/80, are:
|Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA|
and, with a score of 73/80
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile|
|GjivoTikvica (BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|Simon Edwards from Pimpyhat, Wales|
Honourable mentions also go to those who score at least 60/80:
|72/80:||Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England|
|71/80:||Alexander Cook (BBO: spade7) from Australia and|
|Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada|
|70/80:||Alex Green (bbo: galexy) from Australia|
|69/80:||Maciek Macieszczak (BBO: 1cola) from Raszyn, Poland and|
|Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England|
|68/80:||Dorin Costin (BBO: Tudicool) from Vancouver BC, Canada|
|67/80:||Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria and|
|Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada|
|66/80:||Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland|
|65/80:||Laura Mancini (BBO: 801dna) from Paris, France|
|64/80:||Tamas Barczy (BBO: tamas9) from Hungary|
|62/80:||T.J. Alexander (BBO: TJ5) from Bangalore, India,|
|Zbigniew Hylaszek (BBO: tuzbysiu) from Poland,|
|Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark,|
|Rishabh Singh (BBO: rishabh) from San Jose CA, USA and|
|Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA|
|61/80:||Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada|
|60/80:||Levent Dinçel (BBO: twixxx) from Turkey and|
|Michael van Gulik (BBO: Bananatree) from Canada|
Congratulations to all who made it onto the honors’ board.
Whoever tops the Annual Leaderboard this year will win 200 BB$! So get into this month’s hands to participate!
Annual competition leaders (after 11 months)
With just one month remaining, it is looking like a two-horse race for the title, with Luwen holding a 9-point lead over Hanoi. However, with Hanoi’s lowest remaining score is 9 points lower than Luwen’s so, if the two return the same score next month, they will finish in a dead heat. There are still three others who can mathematically win: Fergus, Dave and Douglas are long-odds outsiders for the title. With a perfect 80/80 next month, Dave can get to 632, Fergus to 627 and Douglas to 625, whilst the top two need only 71 to total 633 and ensure a top two place.
Whilst the top two are just about guaranteed a place in the top three for South America and Asia, whilst the third medal is a battle between North America and Europe. Ian needs a fairly large swing to overtake Fergus as the leading Canadian. Douglas, who is the only American representative in the Top 10, can overtake Fergus by outscoring him by 3. Dave is in the strongest position, though, and can ensure a podium place with a score of 76 or higher, so all to play for still.
Dave is certain to finish as the highest-placed European. Sybil and Milko are currently tied in the race to finish second in that race. The Bulgarian has the narrowest of advantages as he will finish one point ahead if the two return identical scores in Round 12. Patrick could still go past them both, though, as he currently has only eight counting scores, so his entire score will be added to his tally next month.
The leaderboard includes all players with at least seven scores who are averaging more than 50/80. With more than 500 players entering the competition this year, these are the top 30 scores, so congratulations to everyone who makes the leaderboard. A special mention goes to those who made the leaderboard with less than nine scores. Had they entered every month and maintained their average score, they would have been contenders for the title. We hope that many more players will make a point of entering every month in next year’s contest.
|Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore||623 (61)|
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile||614 (52)|
|Earle Ferguson (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada||608 (61)|
|Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales||607 (55)|
|Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA||600 (55)|
|Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Banff AL, Canada||593 (60)|
|Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria||572 (54)|
|Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland||572 (55)|
|Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada||564 (51)|
|Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark||564 (57)|
|GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia||563 (53)|
|Thomas Gardner (BBO: thomasg_16) from England||562 (51)|
|Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand||550 (54)|
|Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA||542 (53)|
|Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany||538 (46)|
|Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England||522*|
|Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England||521**|
|Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada||515 (49)|
|Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada||513 (53)|
|Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA||512 (51)|
|Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from Saint Colomban PQ, Canada||501 (46)|
|Raj Agarwal (BBO: badesh) from Cambridge MA, USA||501 (48)|
|Paul Dubois (BBO: Pottsca) from El Cajon CA, USA||495 (41)|
|Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada||490 (43)|
|Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA||472 (47)|
|Maciek Macieszczak (BBO: 1cola) from Raszyn, Poland||463**|
|Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO: ashoth_14) from Montreal PQ, Canada||446 (42)|
|Alexander Cook (BBO: spade7) from Australia||443**|
|Jarek Langer (BBO: jarek444) from Austin TX, USA||427**|
|Rishabh Singh (BBO: rishabh) from San Jose CA, USA||418**|
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
|Wen Fei WANG||3||Dbl||4||6||4NT||Pass||3||3||74|
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