The Top Bidders for Set 2021-12
Our co-winner from September returns to the top again, this time tie with a first-time competition entrant. Their score of 77/80 is particularly impressive on a tough set where 75/80 topped the expert panel:
Laura Mancici (BBO: 801dna) from Paris, France and Dinçer Çağcı (BBO: dincer54) from Sakarya Prov, Turkey
Laura’s husband taught her to play when she was at university. “More than half a century ago,” she says. “Now I play a few times a week in clubs but I particularly enjoy evenings at home playing bridge with friends. Lately, though, we are missing a fourth more and more, unless la petite fille has some time.” When Laura was a guest panelist following her previous victory, she joined with three bridge-playing friends to decide on her answers. She admitted that between the four of them they had more than three centuries of life experience. This is her third time on the podium even though she only discovered the competition half way through the year.
A 52-year old financial advisor from the Marmara Region in northwestern Turkey, Dincer has been playing bridge for 25 years. This is the first time he has entered the BBO Prime Bidding Challenge, so perhaps both of this month’s winners will be serious contenders for the 2022 annual title that, by the time you read this, will have just opened.
Congratulations to both 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:
Alex Green (bbo: galexy) from Australia
Congratulations to Alex (galexy) who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!
Also on the December ‘Roll of Honor’:
And beating the leading member of the panel, with a score of 76/80 are:
|Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore|
and, with a score of 75/80
|Peter Law (BBO: PETELAW) from Broadstairs, Kent, England|
Honourable mentions also go to those who score at least 60/80:
|72/80:||Gabriela Poghettini (BBO: gabypoghe) from Germany|
|71/80:||GjivoTikvica (BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia,|
|Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA,|
|Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada|
|Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Banff AL, Canada|
|70/80:||Pär Ol-Mårs (BBO: olmar) from Stockholm, Sweden|
|Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada|
|69/80:||Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile,|
|Patrick Shields (BBO: patr1cks) from Cheltenham, England and|
|Alexander Cook (BBO: spade7) from Australia|
|68/80:||Sherif Boctor (bbo: chiccco) from Cairo, Egypt and|
|Dorin Costin (BBO: Tudicool) from Vancouver BC, Canada|
|66/80:||Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales|
|Jarek Langer (BBO: jarek444) from Austin TX, USA,|
|Shahar Zack (BBO: shaharz) from Haifa, Israel and|
|Elsa Regner (BBO: elsargenta) from Santiago, Chile|
|65/80:||Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark,|
|Alex Green (bbo: galexy) from Australia and|
|Jocelyn Startz (BBO: westwanda) from San Francisco CA, USA|
|64/80:||Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA,|
|Nigel Guthrie (BBO: Nigel) from Glasgow, Scotland and|
|Levent Dinçel (BBO: twixxx) from Istanbul, Turkey|
|63/80:||Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958) from Canada,|
|Karle Joys (BBO: KJOY) from Dartmouth NS, Canada and|
|Edward Lili Szpruch (BBO: dwardsze) from Israel|
|60/80:||Ashot Harutyunyan (BBO: ashoth_14) from Montreal PQ, Canada|
Congratulations to all who made it onto this month’s honors’ board.
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