Main   Scores 7V71 by Richard Pavlicek  

February 2002 Scores

The “Leading for the Gold” opening-lead contest had 754 participants, and everyone scoring above average is listed here. Ties in the rankings are broken by the date and time of submission (earliest wins). At the end of this page is a “Bot’s Eye View,” which shows how various computer programs fared.

Top 100101201301Location RankingBot’s Eye View

Number of participants754
Number of locations102
Highest score58
Median score43
Lowest score22
Average score42.75

Top 100

RankScoreCCName123456
158AUKieran DykeS 2D KS JH 5D QD 9
258USalBob SimkinsS 2D KS JC JH JC 10
357RORadu MihaiS 8D KS JC JH JC 10
456UScaBarbara ReichmanS 2D KS JH 5H JD 5
556USflMabel PavlicekS 2D KS JC 3D QD 9
655CApeJudy ReillyH 3D KS JC JD QC 10
755UKwaJulian PottageS 2D KC 4C JD QD 9
855USmiGordon ParnesS 2D KH 2C JD QC 10
955CAonSheila McDonaldS 2D KS JH 5D 3D 9
1055USnyChris WillenkenS 2D KC 4C JD QD 9
1155USnjArline FultonS 8H JS JH 5D QD 9
1255USohWalter BeinH 3D KS JH 5H JC 10
1355CApqBert EcclesS 2D KS JD 2D QC 10
1455CABill TurnbullS 2S JS JC JD QC 10
1555TRTamer CokgorS 8D KC 4H 5D QD 9
1655UKenGareth BirdsallS 2D KS JD 2D QC 10
1755HUGyula ArgayS 8H 4S JC JD QC 10
1854UKenDiana HarveyH 3D KS JC JH JC 10
1954ESAurelio GraciaS 8D KC 4C JD QD 9
2054CLConstantino SifaquiH 3D KS JC JH JC 10
2154USflBonnie LamkinS 2D KS JC JH JS 2
2254USvaCarey ShirkS 2S JS JC JH JC 10
2354INKaizad AnklesariaH 10D KS JH 5H JC 10
2454UKenDouglas DunnS 8D KS JH 5D QH 4
2554UScaGrant PeacockH 3D KC 4H 5D QC 10
2653SISimon PirjevecS 2D KS JC JH JH 4
2753HUZsuzsa RankiS 2S 6S JC JH JC 10
2853JPMark LaForgeS 8D KS JC 3D QS 2
2953UScaAl GoldspielS 8H JS JC JH JD 9
3053UStxTravis JordanS 2H JC 4C 3H JC 10
3153USmiRobert KatzS 2H JS JD 2D QC 10
3253UStxThomas PetersS 2S JC 4C JD QC 10
3353PLSlawek CwiekS 8D KS JD 9D QD 9
3453FIJyri TamminenS 2H JS JC JH JD 5
3553UScaAlan ShotkinH 3H 4S JH 5D QC 10
3653USnjDirk EnthovenS 2H JS JD 2D QC 10
3753USflMarcia GreensteinS 2H JS JC JD QS 2
3853INKaustubh BendreS 2H JS JC JD QS 2
3952UScaLen VishnevskyS 2D KH 2C JD QD 5
4052USwaJosh SinnettS 8H JS JD 2D QC 10
4152UScaKevin CostelloS 2D KH 2C 3D QD 9
4252SGGerald TanH 3S JS JH 5D QC 10
4352UKenRobin ZigmondH 10D KC 4C JD QC 10
4452USflLance MarrouS 2H JS JH 5C AC 10
4552UStxHerbert WiltonS 2D KH 2H 5D QS 2
4652AUGeoffrey ToonH 10H JS JC JD QC 10
4752USazLarry WatsonH 10D KC 4C JD QC 10
4852BEJean VerbekeS 8S JS JC JD QD 9
4952UKenStephen TurnerS 2H JC 4C 3D QD 9
5052UKenJonathan JacobsS 2H 4H 2C JD QC 10
5152UKenDean RiversH 3D KS JC JD QD 5
5252PLDarek KardasS 8D KH 2C JD QD 9
5352PLMarcin ZbrojaS 8H JC 4C JD QD 9
5452CZSefik FilipovicD 9D KS JH 5H JH 4
5552USflGene PetreyS 2H JS JC JH JS 2
5652USmaLeo ZelevinskyD 9D KC 4C JD QD 5
5752USgaGladys HardcastleS 2H JS JH 5H JH 4
5852RUAlex PerlinD 9D KS JC JD 3D 9
5952HUBernadette MagyarS 8H JC 4C JD QD 9
6052INVenkatesh RamaratnamS 2D KH 2H 5D QS 2
6151USflArthur HoffmanS 2S JS JC 3D QD 5
6251UScaBob CombsS 2D KS JC JC AD 9
6351USmaJohn KennyH 3H 4S JH 5D QD 9
6451SELeif LundbergH 3D KS JC JD QS 2
6551UKenJohn ReardonH 10D KS JC 3D QD 9
6651USarDick HeilS 2D KC 4C JH JH 4
6751ILOr ShohamH 3S JS JC JD QC 10
6851USnyDick BrydenS 2D KS JC JD 3H 4
6951CApqMichael KanigsbergH 3D KS JC 3H JD 9
7051EEHendrik NigulC QD KS JH 5H JH 4
7151CAonVinay SarinH 10D KS JC JD QD 5
7251UKenStephen HurstS 8H JS JD 2H JC 10
7351USmdChristopher MillerS 2D KS JC JC AD 9
7451UScaMilton SpinnerS 8D KH 2C JH JD 9
7551USnjPatricia ChristieS 8D KS JH 5D 3H 4
7651USncFaye SattinC QD KS JH 5H JH 4
7751PLKazik DrozdzS 8D KH 2C 3D QD 9
7851RUEugene MarchenkoS 2D KH 2D 2D QC 10
7951USnyMicki KaufmanS 2S JS JH 5D QH 4
8051AUAnne RutterH 3S JS JC JD QC 10
8151HUGyorgy OrmayH 10D KS JC JH JD 9
8251SGTze Cheow SngS 2D KS JC JD QD K
8351ESFrancisco PlanaH 10H JS JC JH JC 10
8451RUSergey KustarovS 2D KH 2C 3D QD 5
8551IDDidik KoesbiantoS 2S JS JH 5D QH 4
8650NLJelmer HasperS 2H JH 2C 3D QD 9
8750NZJenny MillingtonH 3H JS JC JH JD 9
8850FIErkki MalkamakiH 10H JS JC 3H JC 10
8950ATCarl-Pius AretinH 3D KS JC JD QH 4
9050USinHelen WalzH 3D KS JC JD 3D 9
9150CAbcSuzanne KilfoyleH 3D KS JC JD QH 4
9250INBrendon TauroH 3D KS JH 5H JH 4
9350USscRajan IyerH 10H JS JH 5D QD 5
9450UKenDavid DaviesS 2H JC 4C 3D QS 2
9550NOMagnus SkaarH 3D KS JC JD QH 4
9650ISJon BjornssonS 2D KH 2C JH JS 2
9750INGopal SolankiH 10H JS JC 3H JC 10
9850USncRon MarrsH 10D KS JC JD QS 2
9950USiaDorothy EggerssS 2S JS JC JD QH 4
10050USflRuthie FrankH 3H JC 4C JH JC 10

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Places 101-200

RankScoreCCName123456
10150CNWeidong YangD 9D KS JH 5D 3H 4
10250FREtienne KlisH 3H JS JC JD QD 5
10350USmaJonathan WeinsteinD 9S 6S JH 5D QD 5
10449UScaDavid desJardinsH 3D KH 2C JD QD 9
10549UKenGiles WoodruffS 8H JC 4C JD 3D 9
10649ESSantiago MasiaH 3H JC 4C 3H JC 10
10749UKenCarlos DabeziesH 10H JS JC JH JD 9
10849ROHoria GarbeaH 10D KS JC JD QH 4
10949NLGraard SteenbakkersS 2H JS JD 2D QS 2
11049AUTania GariepyS 8H JH 2H 5D QS 2
11149USmsPat LacervaH 10D KS JC JS 4C 10
11249NLFoppe HemmingaS 2S 6S JD 2H JC 10
11349USflIrma WillenborgS 8D KH 2D 2H JC 10
11449TWRoy TsaiS 2S 6C 4C JD QD 5
11549USnyNicholas FranceC QD KC 4C JD QH 4
11649USriMichael JoyceH 3S JS JC JD QD 9
11749USnyJerold FrenchS 2H 4S JC 3H JH 4
11849USorEd FreemanD 9D KH 2C JD QS 2
11949UKenMichael ScanlonS 2D KC 4S JD QC 10
12049USflRod KerrH 3D KS JC 3H JS 2
12149USvaMark DahlH 3H JS JH 5D QH 4
12249UKenNeil WellerH 3H JH 2C JD QC 10
12349NLIris AmidiS 8S JS JD 2H JC 10
12449USflSimone KrugerS 2H JS JC JD 3H 4
12549IERichard MullinsS 2S JC 4C JD QS 2
12649PLWojtek UrbanS 8D KH 2D 9D QD 9
12749UScaRonald KowD 9H 4S JC JD QH 4
12849INSunil VargheseH 3S JS JC 3H JC 10
12949RSZoran RadojcicS 2H JS JC 3S 4D 9
13049ZAJoe SteelS 8S JH 2H 5D QD 9
13149BGTchavdar NikolovH 10D KS JC JS 4C 10
13249USmnDavid NeimanC QD KH 2C JH JD 9
13348USilGeorge KlemicH 10H 4S JC 3D QD 9
13448UKenNeil MorgensternH 3D KS JH 5S 4D 5
13548UKscNigel GuthrieS 2H JH 2C 3D QS 2
13648USnjLeonard HelfgottH 10S JS JC JD QD 9
13748USflWilliam SlepinS 2H JS JH 5C AS 2
13848USnyGerald CohenH 10D KS JD 2D QD 9
13948INVibhas TodiS 8H JH 2C JD QS 2
14048CAonJohn CunninghamS 8D KH 2C 3D 3D 9
14148UKenDave MaeerS 2H JS JC 3D 3H 4
14248CAonDaniel KorbelS 2H JC 4H 5D QD K
14348UScaStu GoodgoldH 3D KS JH 5S 4D 5
14448CAonGabriel Nita-SagunaS 2H JC 4D 9H JD 5
14548UScaEric LeongS 2D KD 6C JH JD 9
14648UScaPhillip MacklerH 3D KS JC JD 3S 2
14748USalDonna DahlH 3H JS JC JD QH 4
14848UScaLisa EvansH 3H JS JC JS 4C 10
14948UKscPaul GipsonS 8D KH 2D 2D QD 9
15048ESRaimon TatxeH 10D KC 4C JH JD 5
15148UKenPaul HankinD 9H JS JH 5D QD K
15248BELuc VandenbergheH 3D KH 2C JH JD 9
15348UScoDavid CapreraS 8H JH 2D 2D QC 10
15448PTRodrigo CunhaS 2H JS JC JC AD 5
15548UKenDavid ParkH 3H JS JC JD QH 4
15648AUNicoleta GiuraH 10D KS JD 2D QD 9
15748SEMans BruunH 3S JS JH 5H JD 5
15848DEMatthias SchuellerH 3S 6C 4C JD QC 10
15948CAnsGerald MurphyS 2D KH 2D 9D QS 2
16048CAonSigitas KerasS 2S 6H 2C JD QD 9
16148USgaDavid HemmerH 3S JS JC JH JD 9
16248AUPhil KlineH 10H JS JH 5D QH 4
16348ROBogdan VulcanS 2D KC 4D 2D QH 4
16448PLJacek MasiarekH 3D KH 2H 5D QS 2
16548USmaStephen McDevittH 3H JS JD 9D QD 9
16648HRDean PokornyS 8H JS JC JS 4D 5
16748TRNese ErkelS 8D KH 2H 5S 4D 9
16848USpaBarbara MorrisonH 10D KS JC JH JH 4
16948HUImre CsiszarH 3D KS JC JD 3S 2
17047DEHans FleischhackS 2S JH 2H 5S 4C 10
17147UStxEric TaylorS 2D KC 4D 2C AC 10
17247AUPeter GillS 2D KH 2C 3D 3S 2
17347UKscGeoffrey LinnittC QS 6S JH 5D QH 4
17447FIJuha TamminenS 2D KS JS JH JD 5
17547USilDavid SheltonH 10H JS JC JH JS 2
17647USflKaren RaphaelsonH 10S JC 4C JH JC 10
17747CApqHany ChehataH 3D KH 2C JD QS 2
17847FIMikko SarelaH 3H JC 4H 5H JS 2
17947USnjJason ChiuS 2S JC 4C JH JH 4
18047UScaMichael BodellH 3H 4S JH 5H JH 4
18147USinKenneth WoodmanH 3D KS JC 3D 3S 2
18247HKSam ChanH 10H JS JC JD QH 4
18347USnyWilliam SchmittH 3D KS JC JS 4D 5
18447USpaDottie AbelD 9H JS JC 3C 5C 10
18547UScaWilliam SumnerH 10H JC 4C JD QD 5
18647AUFaye GrantH 3S JH 2C JD QC 10
18747CAabBob JamhaS 8H JH 2H 5H JH 4
18847TWKan-Sen ChouS 2H JS JD 9S 4D 9
18947ILRam MeiriH 10H JS JC JH JS 2
19047ILAlex DovH 10D KC 4C JS 4C 10
19147USmaGarth WiensH 3S JS JC JD QS 2
19247USokVelma KubiakS 2S 6S JC 3H JH 4
19347INPinaki KhanH 3H JS JC JH JH 4
19447FRJean-Claude DuongS 8H JH 2D 2H JC 10
19547CAonDale FreemanH 3D KS JC JD QD K
19647JPKatsuko KawakuboH 10H JS JH 5H JH 4
19747USCliff GillespieH 10H JS JD 2H JC 10
19847INRohit ShahH 10H JH 2C JH JC 10
19947DEArend BayerS 2H JS JS JD QD 9
20047USscJohn HurdS 8H JS JC 3D QD K

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Places 201-300

RankScoreCCName123456
20147USpaDorothy LoyS 8S JS JC JD 3S 2
20247SIBarbara KranjcS 8S JS JH 5D QD K
20347CAonShirley AshworthS 8H 4S JD 2D QS 2
20447AUArian LasockiS 8H JC 4D 2D QD 5
20547SEJohnny JohanssonS 2D KS JH 5S 4D K
20647UScaMartin HertzH 3H 4S JC 3D QS 2
20747USmdJames GeistH 10H JH 2C 3D QC 10
20847TRCengiz OncuS 2H 4S JC JS 4S 2
20947USkyCynthia PowellS 8D KD AC JH JH 4
21047CHDima NikolenkovS 8S JH 2C JH JD 9
21147USDave ChenH 10D KS JC JS 4D 9
21247HKWalter LeeS 2D KH 2C 3D 3S 2
21346USgaBill BickfordH 3S 6S JD 2D QC 10
21446CAabDick YuenH 10H JS JH 5S 4D 9
21546DERainer HerrmannS 2S 6H 2C 3D QD 5
21646UStxBrendan GauC QS JS JC JH JH 4
21746USnhRichard BatorS 2H JC 4D 2S 4C 10
21846ILCon AdamS 8D KH 2D 2D QS 2
21946USflIrene PowersH 10S JS JC JH JD 5
22046NOJon Ivar BolandH 3H JH 2C JD QD 5
22146USorFred MarsdenH 3H 4C 4C JH JD 5
22246EEJaak KandD 9S 6S JC JD 3D 5
22346USnyGerry WildenbergH 10D KH 2C JH JD 5
22446USwaMarsha RaytonS 2D KS JD 2S 4S 2
22546CApqNorman WolfeS 2S JH 2C JD QH 4
22646INVivek JoshiH 3H 4S JC JH JH 4
22746CAbcJoyce MunichH 3H 4S JC JH JH 4
22846TRSenih InalH 10H JS JC JH JH 4
22946USarRick BibbyS 8D KH 2S JD QC 10
23046UKwaSteve WebbH 3H JH 2C 3D QD 9
23146PTCarlos SantosH 10H JS JD 9D QD 5
23246USnyAdam LallyS 2H 4H 2D 9D QD 5
23346USflAlan KravetzS 8D KH 2C JD QD K
23446CNRu ShangguanH 3H JS JH 5D QD K
23546SEAnders AslundS 2D KS JD 2H JD K
23646UKenIan CoombsS 8S JH 2H 5H JS 2
23746ISHaraldur SigurjonssonH 3D KH 2C JD QH 4
23846UKMerton LawtonH 3D KH 2C JS 4C 10
23946UKenGabriel IpH 3S JS JC JD QH 4
24046UScaStephen SeagrenD 9H JC 4C 3D 3D 5
24146USohDavid StuckeyH 3H JS JH 5D 3H 4
24246CAonColin LaffertyC QD KH 2C 3D 3D 9
24346SIBojan AmbrozH 10D KS JH 5H JD K
24446USnyTom BarryH 3D KH 2H 5H JH 4
24546PTManuel PauloD 9D KH 2D 2H JD 9
24646ITRoberto OlivottoS 2S JH 2D 2H JC 10
24746UStxJeff FordH 3D KD AH 5D QH 4
24846USnyLeonard BrumH 3D KS JD 2S 4C 10
24946LVMartins EgleH 10S 6S JC JH JD 9
25046USilBarbara RohrdanzH 3D KS JS JH JC 10
25146SEDaniel AubyS 2S KC 4C JH JD 9
25246NZKaren HarrisH 3D KS JD 2D QH 4
25346UScaTom McGuireS 2S JS JD 2H JS 2
25446SEDick AnderssonH 10H JS JC JH JH 4
25546ROCostin GeorgescuS 8H JH 2C JH JH 4
25646AUBill JacobsH 10D KH 2C JD QS 2
25746USflHy GlantzD 9S 6C 4C 3D 3C 10
25846USilKent FeilerS 8D KH 2D 2D QS 2
25946AUGaye MarksS 2S KS JC JH JS 2
26046UScaAlvin FarberH 10S JS JH 5D QH 4
26146UScoRobert JohnsonH 3D KH 2C JS 4C 10
26246UScaMichael KaplanH 3S JS JH 5C AC 10
26346SECalle NauclerH 3S JS JH 5H JH 4
26446ITAlessandra La SpinaS 8S JS JD 2D QS 2
26546AUBill MaddockH 3H 4H 2C JD QD 9
26646USncDale SwiftH 10D KC 4D 2D QD 9
26746AUDiana HearnH 3S 6S JH 5D QH 4
26846USwaCraig ZasteraH 3H JS JD 2D QD 5
26945CAabDavid JohnsonS 8D KH 2D 2D 3D 9
27045RULeonid UlanovskyS 2D KH 2D 2D 3D 5
27145UScaJeff TangH 10H 4D AC 3D QC 10
27245UKenMichael ClarkS 8D KC 4C JC 5S 2
27345USvaLarry KahnH 3D KH 2D 2D QD 9
27445CLRudolf BuitelaarH 3H JS JC 3D 3S 2
27545USnyBill SchererC QH 4S JC JC AD 9
27645DEMichael BotzetH 3H 4S JC 3D 3D 5
27745UScaJojo SarkarH 3H JS JD 2D QS 2
27845UStxHanchang WangD 9D KS JD 2D QD K
27945UYSara RathauserH 10S JS JC JH JS 2
28045UScaSanjay YedurH 3S JS JC JH JH 4
28145ROAlin SalinackiS 8H 4H 2H 5D 3S 2
28245DKLars Moller SorensenS 8H JH 2C JS 4D 9
28345AUGary BrownS 2D KH 2C 3C 5D 9
28445USClaude Di FrusciaH 3S 6S JH 5H JH 4
28545USvaEdward CooperS 2S JS JC JS 4H 4
28645USnyJack PresserH 10D KS JC JC 5D 9
28745UScaSteve CoopersteinH 3S JS JC JH JH 4
28845NZMichael JohnstoneH 10D KC 4D 2D 3C 10
28945CAbcGeoff FetterleyH 10H JS JH 5D 3H 4
29045FRPatrick FlodropsS 2H JH 2C JD QD K
29145CApqPeter SchwartzS 2S JH 2C 3H JS 2
29245ESVicens CasanovasS 8S JS JC JH JD K
29345UStxMary CargillH 3D KS JD 2H JH 4
29445USflFrank NankinH 10S 6S JC JH JD 5
29545HRIvan MosettigH 3H JS JD 2D QS 2
29645UScaSteve MagerH 3H JH 2C JD QS 2
29745PLZbych BednarekS 8D KS JS JH JS 2
29845USnyBruce RossS 2H 4S JC 3C 5D 5
29945USdcSimon SteelD 9D KS JD 2S 4D 5
30045SIJanko MijocS 2D KH 2H 5C 5S 2

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All Others Above Average

RankScoreCCName123456
30145SIHubert FroehlichH 10D KS JD 2D QH 4
30245ISBjorn ThorlakssonH 3H JH 2C JD QS 2
30345UScaJan NathanH 3S JS JC JC AC 10
30445USalCurtis LoftisS 8H JD AC JH JH 4
30545DEGerben DirksenH 10H JS JD 9D QS 2
30645USdcJonathan SiegelH 3H JS JS JD QC 10
30745CAbcRoss LamH 3S JS JC JH JH 4
30845INManoj Kumar NairH 3D KH 2D 9H JD 9
30945USflBijoy AnandH 10D KH 2C JD QH 4
31045USmaIrene L. FinkleS 8D KS JH 5C AD K
31145UScaHarold SimonH 10D KH 2C JH JS 2
31245CAonCraig BarkhouseH 10H 4H 2C JD QD 9
31345NLRik ter VeenH 3H JS JC JD QD K
31445USmiDouglas OgozalyH 3H JS JD 2H JD 5
31545UScaRob StevensH 10D KH 2C 3D QS 2
31645AUArlene DalleyD 9H JH 2H 5D 3S 2
31745SGLicai YeoS 2D KS JS JH JH 4
31845UKenDave WarrenH 3S JS JC 3D 3D 9
31945INNeelotpal SahaiH 10H JH 2H 5D QS 2
32045HUPeter TalyigasH 10H JS JC JD 3S 2
32144AULeigh GoldS 8H JH 2D 2H JD 5
32244UKenGordon RainsfordH 10H JS JS JD QC 10
32344DEZuzana HerrmannH 3H JS JH 5S 4H 4
32444UScaMichael EricksonS 2H JH 2C 3S 4D 5
32544USilBruce ScottS 2H 4H 2D 2D QS 2
32644CNXi LiH 3D KC 4H 5S 4H 4
32744TWFat OrangeH 3H JH 2D 9D QD 9
32844AUBill PowellH 10D KC 4D 2D QS 2
32944USazThomas HanfordH 3D KS JC 3S 4H 4
33044UScaMarvin FrenchH 10S 6H 2H 5D QD 9
33144USmaArthur ShahianH 3S KS JC JD QD 5
33244UScaMichael DayD 9D KS JD 2C 5D 9
33344USgaGeorge LathburyH 3D KH 2D 2D 3C 10
33444USmdMorris TepperH 10D KH 2C JC AC 10
33544USflBurt BergerH 3S 6S JC JH JH 4
33644NZNeal PhillipsS 8H 4S JD 2D 3S 2
33744NLJoop SimmelinkS 2D KD AC 3S 4S 2
33844NLBen Ter HorstS 2H 4S JH 5S 4D K
33944SETommy JanssonC QD KH 2S JD QC 10
34044TRMeral YamacH 3H JS JC JH JD K
34144USflStuart SchwartzH 3H JS JD 9H JH 4
34244NZRichard AndrewH 10H JH 2H 5H JS 2
34344DKHenrik Kruse PetersenH 3D KH 2H 5S 4D 5
34444USpaBertrand KushnerH 3D KS JS JD QD 5
34544AUBill HaughieS 2H 4H 2D 2D QS 2
34644CAnsJim SotvedtS 2S JH 2C 3D 3D 5
34744UScaMarina FomenkovaS 8D KH 2S JD QD 9
34844USohSterling UhlerC QH JS JC JS 4H 4
34944ROVali EnacheD 9H JS JD 2D 3S 2
35044USnvCarole VogeH 3D KS JD 9D 3H 4
35144NLOnno EskesS 2H 4S JD 2D QD K
35244ATMichael PalitschH 10H JS JD 2D QS 2
35344USohCraig SatersmoenS 2H JH 2D 2D 3D 9
35444INSivakumar SalemH 3H JS JD 2H JS 2
35544UStxJanice MasciarelliC QS JS JS JD QC 10
35644INRajeev GoyalH 3H 4S JS JD QC 10
35744SGMarco PohH 10S 6S JC JD QH 4
35844HRMiro TeslaS 8H JS JD 2D QD K
35944ISUlfar KristinssonH 3D KH 2C 3D 3D 5
36044USNicu VoinicuS 2S KS JD 2D QD 5
36144USdcRon ZuckerS 8H JS JD 2D QD K
36244UStxMike OliverH 3H JH 2C JS 4C 10
36344CAnsElianor KennieH 10H JS JC JS 4D 5
36444AUAlex KemenyH 3H JS JD 2H JS 2
36544UScaRichard SteinS 8H JH 2D 9S 4C 10
36644UStxBilly LeeperS 8D KS JD 9C 5S 2
36743UScaHenry HsiehH 10S 6C 4H 5S 4C 10
36843TWHang ChangH 10D KH 2C JS 4D 9
36943INShyam SashitalS 2D KH 2C 3C 5S 2
37043UScaSandy BarnesH 10D KH 2D 2D QD 5
37143USilRick KirbyH 3S JS JH 5S 4S 2
37243SIEgon NovakS 2S JH 2H 5C AD 5
37343USwiBill McFallH 3H JS JC JC 5D 5
37443BRChristian DahouiH 3S JD 6H 5H JC 10
37543FRMichel MayeurH 10S KC 4C JH JC 10
37643USnyBrian MeyerS 2D KH 2D 9C AD 5
37743AUDavid SternH 3D KS JS JD QS 2
37843UStxJack LacyS 2D KH 2D 2S 4D 5
37943USflPeter CleavesS 2H JH 2C 3S 4S 2
38043HRFrano StanicicS 2S JC 4D 2H JH 4
38143UScaLeila SinkH 3S 6H 2H 5H JD 5
38243NOSvein Erik DahlH 3H JS JD 2H JH 4
38343UStxBill ErwinS 2S KS JH 5C 5D 9
38443USflRobert MarkleyH 3D KC 4D 2H JH 4
38543UKscMartyn KenyonH 10D KH 2D 2D QD 5
38643INAsit Kumar ChakravartyH 10H 4S JC JD 3H 4
38743FRRon TacchiH 10H 4H 2C JD QS 2
38843USLeonard PaulH 3S 6S JC 3H JH 4
38943USwaEd ChowH 10H JH 2H 5H JH 4
39043EERein MolderH 10H 4S JD 9D QH 4
39143UStxBetty RinkerS 2H 4H 2S JH JC 10
39243ITDaniela TontiS 8D KH 2D 9S 4D 5
39343NLPeter van der StapD 9H JH 2H 5S 4S 2
39443UScaRon JacksierH 3H JS JC JS 4H 4
39543USflElaine SchwartzH 10H JD AH 5D QH 4
39643USneMatt CampbellH 10S JC 4C JD QH 4
39743NLHans WalthausH 3D KH 2S JD QC 10
39843INRamkumar VaidyanathanH 3D KH 2D 2H JD 5
39943NLThijs VeugenS 8S KS JD 2D QD 5
40043USmoKit NowickiH 10D KS JD 2S 4D 9
40143HRZoran BohacekH 10D KH 2C JC 5C 10
40243USohMark RishavyD 9S KH 2C JD QD 9
40343NOKay StrandH 10D KH 2D 2H JD 9
40443BESebastien LouveauxH 10D KH 2D 2D QD 5

Names with accented or non-English letters have been converted to an English representation with a 26-letter alphabet. Many people use erratic capitalization, so I determine proper case by algorithm; if this does not correctly display your name, please advise and I will add it to the exception list. If you wish to contact someone whose name you see listed (such as a lost friend) give me permission to send your address to that person, then he or she can contact you. I will not give out e-mail addresses (these are private and go nowhere from me).

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Location Ranking

This table lists all the participating locations, ranked by the average score of their entries. The “Best” column shows the best finish (by rank) of any player in that location. Locations with less than five entries are ineligible for the top ranking and grouped separately.

RankAverageBestCCLocationEntries
150.6717HUHungary6
247.0033PLPoland9
346.4022USvaVirginia5
446.202USalAlabama5
546.2067ILIsrael5
645.8619ESSpain7
745.8076USncNorth Carolina5
845.7511USnjNew Jersey8
945.1230UStxTexas17
1045.0042SGSingapore5
1144.603RORomania10
1244.50102FRFrance6
1344.4048BEBelgium5
1444.3326SISlovenia9
1544.17166HRCroatia6
1643.9323INIndia28
1743.8810USnyNew York24
1843.8687NZNew Zealand7
1943.6316UKenEngland43
2043.6070EEEstonia5
2143.5757USgaGeorgia7
2243.444UScaCalifornia66
2343.2212USohOhio9
2443.17135UKscScotland6
2542.9013CApqQuebec10
2642.8634FIFinland7
2742.655USflFlorida43
2842.5093USscSouth Carolina6
2942.50168USpaPennsylvania10
3042.4085IDIndonesia5
3142.08133USilIllinois12
3241.971AUAustralia36
3341.8396ISIceland6
3441.8256USmaMassachusetts17
3541.7595NONorway8
3641.64158DEGermany11
3741.4764SESweden15
3841.279CAonOntario30
3941.2786NLNetherlands22
4040.67246ITItaly9
4140.58114TWTaiwan12
4240.5591CAbcBritish Columbia11
4340.50187CAabAlberta6
4440.44159CAnsNova Scotia9
4540.43132USmnMinnesota7
4640.42197USUnited States12
4740.3340USwaWashington9
4839.6415TRTurkey11
4939.4273USmdMaryland12
5036.75130ZASouth Africa8

RankAverageBestCCLocationEntries
5152.0054CZCzech Republic1
5251.008USmiMichigan3
5350.507UKwaWales2
5450.0028JPJapan2
5549.7558RURussia4
5649.00111USmsMississippi1
5749.00116USriRhode Island1
5849.00129RSSerbia1
5948.5066USarArkansas2
6047.50118USorOregon2
6147.0089ATAustria2
6246.67101CNChina3
6346.67154PTPortugal3
6446.006CApePrince Edward Island2
6546.0047USazArizona3
6646.0099USiaIowa2
6746.00249LVLatvia1
6845.00279UYUruguay1
6944.6720CLChile3
7044.67299USdcWashington DC3
7143.33238UKUnited Kingdom3
7243.00374BRBrazil1
7342.67153UScoColorado3
7442.50125IEIreland2
7542.50350USnvNevada2
7642.50373USwiWisconsin2
7742.3314CACanada3
7842.33131BGBulgaria3
7942.00396USneNebraska2
8042.00405CAmbManitoba1
8141.2590USinIndiana4
8241.00182HKHong Kong4
8341.00217USnhNew Hampshire3
8441.00400USmoMissouri2
8541.00451CAnfNewfoundland1
8640.00282DKDenmark3
8740.00518LBLebanon1
8840.00536THThailand1
8939.00555USlaLouisiana1
9038.50450GRGreece2
9138.33209USkyKentucky3
9238.33210CHSwitzerland3
9338.00587CAskSaskatchewan1
9437.50590USctConnecticut2
9537.00610BSBahamas1
9637.00621EGEgypt1
9737.00632USdeDelaware1
9833.50434USmeMaine2
9933.50675ARArgentina2
10031.67192USokOklahoma3
10131.00718UStnTennessee1
10230.00732CAnbNew Brunswick1

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Bot’s Eye View

I posed these opening-lead problems to some of the well-known bridge computer programs, and the results are tabulated below. (These results are not included in the “number of participants” shown above, nor in the calculation of the median or average score.) Most of the programs had different skill settings (thinking time), and this was set to the highest level within reason. The scores and rankings, based on six specific problems, are not necessarily indicative of each program’s overall capability.

In a few cases the bot’s opening lead was not among the choices offered, but this was easy to resolve. On Problem 2, GIB and Q-Plus Bridge each led the D A (because of different leading agreements) which was scored the same as the D K. On Problem 3, Bridge Buff led the C 8, scored the same as the C 4. On Problem 6, Blue Chip Bridge led the S A, scored the same as the S 2.

Congratulations to GIB and Micro Bridge, which fought tooth-and-silicon to an exact tie — and an exceptional score. Wow! The bots would have placed sixth in the human contest, right behind Mabel (hehe). Whether this was through amazing wisdom, or just luck, is debatable; but you better think twice next time before overbidding against a bot! It is also noteworthy that five of the bots topped the average human score. Not bad! Even HAL had its best score ever.

February 2002 Rankings
RankScoreCCProgram version123456
155USGIB 4.1.12H 10D AS JH 5D QC 10
255JPMicro Bridge 9.01S 2D KS JH 5D QH 4
351DEQ-plus Bridge 6.1H 10D AC 4C JH JC 10
449CABridge Buff 8.0C QD KC 8C JD QH 4
543UKBlue Chip Bridge 3.4.3S 2S 6S JD 2D 3S A
640USBridge Baron 11.0S 8S JD AD 2D QH 4
731USFinesse Bridge 2.5H 10S JD AS JD 3D 5
816USHAL 9000H 3S KS 3S JC AD K

Participants (alphabetical)
ProgramAuthor/Creator
Blue Chip BridgeIan Trackman and Mike Whittaker
Bridge BaronTom Throop and Stephen Smith
Bridge BuffDoug Bennion
Finesse BridgeMark and Aaron Marin
GIBMatthew Ginsberg
HAL 9000Someone with a warped mind
Micro BridgeTomio and Yumiko Uchida
Q-plus BridgeHans Leber

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© 2002 Richard Pavlicek