Challenge 7W01 by Richard Pavlicek
When I was young Id listen to the radio, waitin for my favrite songs; when they played Id sing along
Now its your chance to sing along with this bidding challenge. The six problems first appeared in the April 1978 Gold Coast Bridge News as a bidding panel, of which I was the moderator. All you have to do is choose your call as South from the choices offered.
In September 2000 these problems were presented as a poll, with 207 entrants from 72 locations.The poll is closed, but you can still try it as a quiz and find your score immediately.
Assume both sides use Standard American bidding (unless noted otherwise) with 15-17 notrumps, five-card majors and weak two-bids. Object is to find the best call based on judgment so only basic conventions are allowed. For a system reference, see Standard American Bridge.
So bid away! But remember: In the scoring, every sha-la-la-la, every shing-a-ling-a-ling will count.
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Credits to Karen and Richard Carpenter (pictured) and John Bettis© 2000 Richard Pavlicek