Main   Scores 7X39 by Richard Pavlicek  

June 2003 Scores

The “Valley of the Kings” play contest had 752 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 participants752
Number of locations106
Highest score59
Median score39
Lowest score18
Average score39.10

Top 100

RankScoreCCName123456
159USnvBarry GorenS 2H KH 2C QS 4C 5
259DERainer HerrmannS 2H 3H 2C 6S 4C 5
358UKenGareth BirdsallS 2H 3H 2C 6H AC 5
458SECarsten KofoedS 2H 3H 2C QS 4C 5
558BGChavdar KochkovS 2H KH 2C QH AC 5
657USmaBrian LeeS 2D 9H 2C QS 4C 5
757ROEduard MunteanuS 2D 9H 2C 6H AC 5
857AUBruce NeillS 2D 9H 2C QS 4C 5
956CAonDale FreemanS 2H KH 2C 6S 4S 6
1056BGZahary ZaharievS 2D 9H 2C QH AC 5
1156USazTom SchlangenS 9H 3H 2C 6H AC 5
1256USilCharles BlairS 9H 3H 2C QS 4C 5
1356FRJean-Christophe ClementS 2H 3H 2C 6H 3C 5
1456JPTong XuS 2H KH 2C QH 3C 5
1556USwaN. Scott CardellS 2D 9H 2C QH AC 5
1656HKWalter LeeS 2D 9H 2C QH AC 5
1755UKenJohn ReardonS 2H KD JC 6H AD 9
1855USilJames HudsonS 2D 9H 2C 6H AD 9
1955CAbcConnie DelisleS 2H KH 2C 6H 3D 9
2054CAonDavid GraingerS 2H 3H 2C 6D QC 5
2154NLJan TesselaarS 2H KH 2C QH 3D 9
2254BGKatia YazovaS 2D 9D JC 6S 4D 9
2354ITNicola FarinaS 2H KS 10C QS 4C 5
2453USilGeorge KlemicS 9C 4H 2C 6H AC 5
2553NLFrans DinnissenS 2H KD JC 6D QC 5
2653USpaKathy MillerD KH KH 2C 6H AC 5
2753ROGeza Stanca-VassS AH KH 2C 6H 3C 5
2853AUPhil GallaschS 9D 9D JC 6H AC 5
2953MXRobert PughS 2H KH 2S 3S 4C 5
3053UKenFrances HindenS 2H 3H 2C QD QC 5
3153HRZoran BohacekS 9H KH 2C 6D QC 5
3253USmaIrene L. FinkleS 2D 9H 2C 6H AS 6
3353UKenJulian WightwickS 2H 3H 2C QH 3D 9
3452UKMarcus ChiloarnusS 2H KS 10C 6H AD 9
3552PLWojtek SiwiecS 2D 9H 2C QD QC 5
3652UScaCharles ThompsonD KH 3H 2C 6H AC 5
3752CApqNick KrnjevicS 2C 4H 2C QH 3C 5
3852UScaPhil ClaytonS 2H KH 2C 6S 4D Q
3952INVenkatesh RamaratnamS 2H KH 2C QH 3S 6
4052UKenToby KenneyD KH 3H 2C 6H AC 5
4151LVIvars RubenisS 2H KS 10C QH 3C 5
4251CAonJohn CunninghamS 9H 3H 2C QS 4C Q
4351FIJoakim FabritiusS 9S AH 2C 6H AC 5
4451USflCoimbatore IswaranD KH KH 2C 6H AD 9
4551USpaRoger WolfS 2H KC 7C 6H 3C 5
4651UStxBill ErwinD KD 9H 2C QS 4C 5
4751UKwaJulian PottageS 9C 4H 2C 6H 3C 5
4851UScaRon JacksierD KD 9H 2C 6H AC 5
4951CAabNicolae VartosuS 9D 9D JC 6H 3C 5
5051VGBeverly WashburnS 2C 4H 2C 6H 3D 9
5151USinTim DeLaneyS 2H 3C 7C QH AC 5
5251CAonGabriel Nita-SagunaS 2C 4H 2C 6S 4C Q
5351BEEugeen VannutenS 2S AD JC 6H AC 5
5451PLJacek MasiarekS 2H KS 10C QH 3C 5
5551ROGabriel DumitrasciucS 2D 9H 2C 6H AH 8
5651UKenDouglas DunnS 2H 3S 10C 6H 3C 5
5750ESJuan BovedaS 2H KS 10C 6H AS 6
5850USflMel KleinS 2D 9S 10C 6H 3C 5
5950NLThijs VeugenS 2H 3H 2C 6C 2C 5
6050SEJohnny JohanssonS 9H KH 2C 6H 3C Q
6150PTManuel OliveiraD KH 3H 2C 6H 3C 5
6250PLDarek KardasS 2H KC 7C QH 3C 5
6350PLWojtek UrbanS 2H KC 7C QH 3C 5
6450ITFelice CupaneS 9H KH 2S 3H AC 5
6550BGTchavdar NikolovS 9D 9S 10C 6H AC 5
6650USilNikolay DemirevS 2H 3S 10C QH 3C 5
6749UScaAllen ProhofskyS 9H 3S 10C 6H AD 9
6849UScaAlan HolmesS 9S AD JC 6H AC 5
6949UKenDom GoodwinD KD 9H 2C 6H AD 9
7049INSourendra Coomer DuttS 9H KC 7C 6H 3C 5
7149SGDarren LimS 2S 5D JC QS 4C 5
7249USmdJohn GlynnD KD 9H 2C 6H 3C 5
7349CNXiongwen GuH 6H KH 2C 6H AD 9
7449UKenDavid CollierD KD 9D JC 6H AC 5
7549TRBerk BasaranS 2H KD JC QH 3C Q
7649PLSlawek CwiekS 2H 3C 7C QH 3C 5
7749IECiaran CoyneD KD 9H 2C 6H 3C 5
7849CAabDaniel BertrandS 9H 3S 10C 6H AD 9
7949PLMarcin ZbrojaS 2H 3C 7C QH 3C 5
8049UKenRay ParkinsonS AH KD JC 6H 3D 9
8149EGAndrew de SosaS 9H 3S 10C QS 4D 9
8249PLZdzislaw BelingS 2H KS 10C QH 3D 9
8348FIMatti NiemiD KC 4H 2C 6S 4D 9
8448UKenMike ArdronS 9H KS 10C 6H AS 6
8548BYDmitri ShabesS 2H 3C 7C 6H 3D 9
8648USflBetty ParkerS AH KS 10C 6H 3C 5
8748USiaRichard NewellD KD 9H 2C QH AD 9
8848ITVanni RuiC 8D 9H 2C 6H AC 5
8948AUPeter KarolS 2D 9S 10H 5H AC 5
9048USvaYi ZhongS 9H KS 10C 6H AS 6
9148CAonRichard WilsonD KD 9H 2C QH 3C 5
9248USmdLei GuS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3C 5
9348ITMarco CatellaniS 2C 4H 2C QD 5C 5
9448INGopichand AnneS 9D 9S 10C 6H AD 9
9548UScaMarcella LaneS 9H KS 10C 6H 3D 9
9648NLTjebbe WitteveenC 8D 9H 2C 6H AC 5
9748NZSteve BougheyS 2H 3D JD JS 4C 5
9848USmaCharles AltmanS 9D 9H 2C 6H 3C Q
9948UScaRonald KowS 9D 9C AC 6H AC 5
10048USmtBruce CookS 9D 9C 7C QH AC 5

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Places 101-200

RankScoreCCName123456
10148IELiz TaaffeS 2D 9S 10C 6H 3D 9
10248USnyWilliam BascomS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3C 5
10348NLFrans BuijsenS 9H 3S 10C QH 3C 5
10448PLKazik DrozdzS 2H KC 7C QD QC 5
10548ITValter BoettiD KD 9H 2C QH 3C 5
10648INSivakumar SalemS 2H 3H 2C 6H 3D Q
10747USwaJosh SinnettS 9D 9H 2H 5H 3D 9
10847USnyGerald CohenS 2D 9S 10C QH 3D 9
10947SIHubert FroehlichS 2C 4C 7C 6H 3C 5
11047USlaTed MorrisS 9C 4H 2C QH AC Q
11147USnjElaine GlauserS AC 4D JC 6H AD 9
11247USflJoseph LaneS 9H KC 7C 6H AS 6
11347DEMichael KammermeierS 9H 3D JC 6H 3C Q
11447USmaFrank MorganS 9D 9C 7C 6H 3C 5
11547UScaBetsy MarcusS AD 9D JC 6H 3D 9
11647USorAdam SaroyanS 2H KD JC 6H 3D Q
11747IDPika PiskantoS 2S 5H 2C 6D QC 5
11847USmiCarol BorichH 6D 9D JC 6H AC 5
11947UKscTim McKayS 9S AD JC 6H AD 9
12047IDSuatmodjo NaslanD KD 9D JC 6H AD 9
12147UScoLois ScottD KD 9H 2C 6H 3D 9
12247USvaChris JohnsonD KC 4D JC 6H AC 5
12347CApqNicole DurandD KC 4H 2C 6H AD 9
12447PTAntonio SoucasauxD KD 9D JC 6H AD 9
12547CNWeidong YangS 9S 5H 2C 6H 3C 5
12647USmaJohn ByersS 9H 3S 10C QS 4S 6
12747CAonRobert DefreyneD KD 9D JC 6H AD 9
12847UScaDan ScarolaS AD 9D JC 6H 3D 9
12947USnyJack PresserS 9H KS 10C QD QC 5
13047USilRick KirbyH 6H KD JC 6H 3C 5
13147UKenRoger MortonS 2H 3H 2D JH 3C 5
13246USnjLeonard HelfgottS 2D 9C AC 6H 3D 9
13346UKenDavid DaviesS 2C 4H 2C QH AD Q
13446UScoJess CohenS AH 3H 2C 6H AD Q
13546PTAugusto LopesS 2S AS 10C 6H AD 9
13646BGKamelia BalabanovaD KC 4D JC QH AC 5
13746IDMaryadi Surya HartadiD KD 9S 10C 6H AC 5
13846USpaMatt LahutD KH 3C 7C 6H AC 5
13946USnhRichard BatorD KD 9S 10C 6H AC 5
14046INMohanakrishnan KumarD KH 3D JC 6H 3D 9
14146UScaJack ShifferS AD 9S 10C 6H AD 9
14246USmaMurat AzizogluD KH KD JC 6H AC Q
14346PLAndrzej KrakowiakS 2H KC 7C QD 5C 5
14446BGIvan PetkovS 2C 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
14546USncDale SwiftS 9H 3S 10C 6H AC Q
14646UScaRai OsborneS 2H 3S 10C 6H 3C Q
14745UKenDean SwallowS 9H KH 2S 3H AC Q
14845HKDicky LaiS 9S 5D JC 6H AD 9
14945FRAndrei VarlanD KD 9D JC 6H 3D 9
15045COMauricio TawilS AC 4D JH 5H AC 5
15145INBonny D’LimaD KS AH 2C 6H 3C 5
15245PTLuis TravassosD KD 9D JC 6H AS 6
15345USazSteven PriceS 9D 9S 10C QH 3D 9
15445RSMarko PopovicS AC 4D JC 6H AS 6
15545UScaJohn HardyS AD 9H 2H 5H AS 6
15645AUDavid SternS 9H KS 10C QD QD 9
15745CApeAllan MacDougallS 9H 3H 2S 3H 3D 9
15845USohBob StittS 9C 4D JC 6H 3S 6
15945ITFranco GalleniD KS AH 2C 6H 3C 5
16045USpaJanet StineD KC 4D JC 6H 3C 5
16145CHBeda WettenschwilerD KC 4H 2C 6H 3D 9
16245PTJorge GoncalvesS 2S AS 10C QH 3C 5
16345SGJason ChewS AD 9D JH 5H AD 9
16445AUGaye MarksD KD 9D JC 6H AS 6
16545CAonMichael RocheS 2H KC 7C QH 3C Q
16645USmdMollie LipmanC 8D 9D JC QH AC 5
16745HUIstvan FayH 6D 9H 2C 6H AS 6
16845UScaYumiko ReynoldsD KD 9D JC 6H AS 6
16945BGOgnian SmilianovS 2H 3S 10C 6H AD Q
17045PEVladana DiazD KC 4H 2C 6H 3D 9
17145AUHeather ScottH 6D 9H 2C 6H AS 6
17245ISUlfar KristinssonS 9C 4D JC 6H 3S 6
17345AUBill PowellS 9H 3H 2D JH AD 9
17444USinBrian RossS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3S 6
17544USazMax JohnsonS 9C 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
17644SGEugene HoD KD 9S 10C 6H 3C 5
17744UKenBiddy SmythD KD 9S 10C 6H 3C 5
17844UKscPaul GipsonS 2H KS 10C QD QC Q
17944USalScott StearnsS 9H 3C 7H 5H 3C 5
18044UScoCharles GoudeyD KH KS 10C 6H AS 6
18144TRSalvador AssaelS 2D 9S 10C 6H 3H 8
18244UScaMartin HertzS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3S 6
18344TRKamil KaraaliS 9C 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
18444ROGelu SerpoiS 9C 4H 2S 3H 3C 5
18544DEHans FleischhackS 9C 4S 10C 6H AS 6
18644NLArnold FokS 2H 3D JS AH 3S 6
18744USvaDavid WalkerS 9D 9C AC 6H 3D 9
18844BERenaat MelkenbeekD KD 9S 10C QS 4D 9
18944UScaMark BartusekS 2H 3S 10C QD QS 6
19044FIJussi TamminenS 9S AS 10C QS 4D 9
19144UScaMarina FomenkovaD KC 4S 10C 6H AC 5
19244TROsman OzcanS 2D 9S 10C 6H AD Q
19344TRTamer CokgorS 2H KS 10C QD QC Q
19443USncJon RiceS 9D 9C 7C 6D QD 9
19543UKenVictor MilmanS 2C 4C 7C 6H 3S 6
19643USpaFrank AbelD KC 4D JC 6H AS 6
19743NLKees SchaafsmaS 9S 5H 2C QH AC Q
19843DERoland VoigtS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3C Q
19943PTFernando MascarenhasD KD 9C 7C 6H AD 9
20043USnhRobert EachusD KD 9C 7C 6H 3C 5

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Places 201-300

RankScoreCCName123456
20143USinKenneth WoodmanS AH KD JS AH AS 6
20243ESMargaret SpaargarenD KS AH 2C 6H AS 6
20343UKMargaret BackD KS 5H 2C 6H AD 9
20443NZPieter VerhoekS 9H 3C AC 6H AH 8
20543NLPeter van der StapS 9D 9S 10S 3H AC 5
20643CApqJean-Paul McKinnonD KS AD JC 6H 3C 5
20743UScaAlex HuttonS 9C 4S 10C QH 3D 9
20843IERobert KnightS 2H KS 10S AH AC Q
20943USnyArlo TuppelD KH KC 7C 6H 3D 9
21043ROAlin SalinackiH 6C 4D JC 6H 3C 5
21143ZABernard DondeS 9D 9D JC 6H 3D Q
21243ESSantiago MasiaD KC 4C 7C 6H AC 5
21343HUGyorgy OrmayS 2S 5H 2C QH 3C Q
21443USwaRoberta TarrD KC 4S 10C QH AC 5
21543ARGerardo MalazdrewiczD KC 4D JC 6H AS 6
21643UScaSteven HoughS 9H KC JH 5H 3C 5
21743FIMikko KekkiS 9C 4S 10C QD QC 5
21843IDErny RufiatyH 6H KD JS AH AC 5
21943EEAllar PadariD KD 9D JH 5H AD 9
22043NOHans HolmeS 9D 9H 2C QD 5C Q
22143PTMiguel RamosS 9H 3S 10H 5D QC 5
22243USncDavid KogutD KS AD JC 6H 3C 5
22343UKenFiske WarrenD KC 4D JC 6H 3D 9
22443USdcRon ZuckerS 9D 9D JC 6H 3D Q
22543USflLee FleishmanD KC 4C 7C 6H AC 5
22643NOMagnus SkaarD KH KC 7C 6H 3D 9
22743USflAlan KravetzS 9C 4D JC 6C 2C 5
22843USmaBarney ReiffenS AS 5D JC 6H 3C 5
22943USnyRon SperberS 9H 3S 10C 6H 3H 8
23043UScaHarvey JaffeS 2S AH 2C 6D QH 8
23142UScaPaul NelsonD KC 4S 10C 6H 3C 5
23242ILBrian ZietmanD KD 9S 10C 6H 3D 9
23342PTJose EgrejaC 8C 4D JC 6H 3C 5
23442ILOr ShohamS 9C 4D JS 3H AD 9
23542CApqGerald LeclercH 6C 4S 10C 6H AC 5
23642ESRaimon TatxeS 9C 4S 10C QH AC Q
23742UScaJojo SarkarS 9S AC AC 6H 3C 5
23842HKSing LamS 9C 4D JS 3H 3C 5
23942USwaCromie WilsonD KC 4C 7C QH AC 5
24042AUTony RolfeS 9D 9S 10H 5H AS 6
24142CAbcKeith DowdallD KD 9S 10C 6H 3D 9
24242FRAlbert OhanaH 6H KS 10C 6D QC 5
24342AUBernard NightingaleS AS AC AC 6H AC 5
24442USneMatt CampbellD KH KC 7C 6H AC Q
24542USnyErik RubinsteinD KH KS 10C 6H 3S 6
24642UScoArtie WeissS 9D 9C AC 6H 3S 6
24742USflDavid TylerD KC 4S 10C 6H 3C 5
24842DEHarro WimmelD KH 3D JH 5H AS 6
24942USmaFrench WallS 9H KC 7S 3H 3C 5
25042USvaTibor KoosS 9D 9S 10C 6D QS 6
25142PTPaulino CorreaS 2C 4C 7C 6H 3C Q
25242USmnJack RhatiganS 9C 4S 10C 6H 3S 6
25342JPMark LaForgeS 2S 5C 7C QH 3C 5
25442TWZeno LinD KD 9H 2H 5H AC Q
25542UScaJoanne CobeenS 9S AC AC 6H 3C 5
25642CAbcMichael DimichH 6H KD JC QH 3S 6
25742INAnirban MitraS AC 4D JC QD QD 9
25842UKenCoral WigginsH 6H KD JC QH AH 8
25942BGVioleta StaykovaD KD 9S 10C 6H AS 6
26042NLHans UijtingD KD 9H 2C QC 2C 5
26142CAbcSheila DickieS AC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
26242USnyTom BarryD KD 9S 10C 6H 3D 9
26342IERichard MullinsH 6H 3D JC 6H 3S 6
26442USmaJ. Michael AndresenC 8H KD JC 6D QD 9
26541SGAdam KingD KH KC 7H 5H 3C 5
26641UScaTysen StreibS 9D 9C AS 3H AC 5
26741USpaDottie AbelD KH KD JC 6H 3D Q
26841CLRudolf BuitelaarH 6H KS 10C QH AS 6
26941UKscNigel GuthrieS 2D 9S 10S 3D QC 5
27041UScaClark MillikanD KD 9C 7C 6H 3D 9
27141UStxRichard HigginsS 2H KC AH 5H 3C Q
27241USmaBruce TedfordS AC 4C 7C 6H 3D 9
27341USflRobert SolomonD KC 4C 7C 6H 3C 5
27441UScaMarvin FrenchD KH 3H 2C QC 2D 9
27541TRNail SertC 8H 3S 10H 5S 4C 5
27641BEKoen GrauwelsD KD 9S 10C 6H AC Q
27741ITMichele ScopellitiD KH KC 7S AH AC 5
27841USnyBruce RossC 8C 4D JC QH 3C 5
27941ROCatalin LazarS 9C 4C 7C 6H 3S 6
28041USmoMark HardawayC 8D 9C 7C QH AC 5
28141CAbcSamuel KriklerD KD 9D JC 6H AD Q
28241UKenSue PrebbleD KC 4C 7C 6H 3C 5
28341NLAlbert ReijnenD KS AD JC 6H 3D 9
28441USalBen WheelerD KC 4D JC 6H 3S 6
28541CHPedro BilarD KC 4D JC 6H 3S 6
28641USflPaul KendallS AS AD JC 6H 3S 6
28741FRSoph CivryS 2S AS 10C QD QD 9
28841INNeelotpal SahaiD KC 4S 10C QH 3C 5
28941UKMichael ErringtonD KH 3S 10C QH AC Q
29041UKenJohn HaslegraveS 9S 5H 2S AH 3C 5
29141USohForrest SmithD KS 5D JC 6H 3C 5
29241AUElizabeth WylieD KD 9D JC 6D QS 6
29341CAonNaveed AtherD KD 9C 7C 6H 3D 9
29441AUDavid HarrisD KS AD JC 6H AS 6
29541UScaMichael MigdolD KS AD JC 6H 3D 9
29641TWI-Don JienD KD 9S 10C 6H AC Q
29741CAonMalcolm EwashkiwD KD 9C 7C 6H 3D 9
29840UScaDoug BurkeS AD 9S 10C QH 3C Q
29940SISimon PirjevecD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
30040HULaszlo SztrapkovicsD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9

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All Others Above Average

RankScoreCCName123456
30140USnyAndrew NitzbergD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
30240CNQing YeD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
30340USorJeff JacobD KD 9C AC 6H 3D 9
30440NLPiet DekkerS 9D 9S 10C 6H 3D Q
30540SGCharles LeongS AS 5S 10C 6H 3C 5
30640CApqPeter SchwartzD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
30740SEAndreas WesterlundS 9D 9C 7C 6D QC Q
30840USnjSteven ShulmanD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
30940BEJean VerbekeD KD 9S 10C 6H 3S 6
31040TRMeral YamacH 6D 9D JC QH AH 8
31140USmiRonald RasanskyH 6H KC AC 6D QC 5
31240UScaEarl SemonesD KH 3D JC 6D QH 8
31340BEAlon AmselS 2S AS 10C QH 3C Q
31440NLGerrit de RuiterD KC 4C AC 6H AD 9
31540UKenKarl FarquharH 6H KS 10C 6H 3S 6
31640CAonAllen McDonaldH 6C 4H 2C 6S 4D Q
31740UScaRon LandgraffD KC 4D JC 6H 3C Q
31840CAytBruce BeatonD KH 3C 7H 5H AD 9
31940PTJorge CruzeiroS 2D 9H 2S 3C 2D 9
32040USflLen RubinD KD 9C 7C QH AS 6
32140UScaDylan TaiD KS AS 10C 6H AD 9
32240PLJulka KowalskaD KC 4S 10C 6H AS 6
32340USmiDouglas OgozalyD KH KS 10C 6H AD Q
32440INVenkatesan AdhivaraganathamD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
32540SEDick AnderssonD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
32640PTManuel PauloD KC 4H 2C QH 3H 8
32740USazCharles QuennevilleS AD 9C AC 6D QD 9
32840ATWerner HacklS 9H 3S 10C QH 3D Q
32940NOJohn KirkholtS AS 5C AC 6H AC 5
33040PTCarlos CabrinhaD KC 4S 10C 6H 3D 9
33140ESJavier CarboneroD KC 4H 2H 5H AC Q
33240CAmbDoug JobbinsC 8C 4C 7C 6H AC 5
33340ROBogdan AgicaH 6S AH 2C 6H AC Q
33440INSapan DesaiS 9H 3S 10C QH 3D Q
33540AUSandy McCullochD KC 4C AC 6H AD 9
33640RULeonid UlanovskyS 9S AS 10C 6H 3S 6
33740USncToby WeinsteinD KS AS 10C 6H 3C 5
33840UScaRichard SteinS 9H 3H 2D JH 3C Q
33940UKenCarlos DabeziesS 9C 4D JS 3H 3D 9
34040DEMichael BotzetD KC 4S 10H 5H AC 5

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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
145.735BGBulgaria11
243.1335PLPoland15
342.507RORomania10
442.5019CAbcBritish Columbia6
542.3023ITItaly10
642.222DEGermany9
742.1443FIFinland7
841.4372USmdMaryland7
941.3326USpaPennsylvania12
1041.296USmaMassachusetts14
1141.17117IDIndonesia6
1241.0034UKUnited Kingdom5
1341.00167HUHungary5
1440.8611USazArizona7
1540.8677IEIreland7
1640.4349CAabAlberta7
1740.3375TRTurkey12
1840.11121UScoColorado9
1940.0712USilIllinois14
2039.904SESweden10
2139.8036UScaCalifornia61
2239.6739INIndia21
2339.363UKenEngland45
2439.3337CApqQuebec9
2539.3221NLNetherlands25
2639.2216HKHong Kong9
2739.2290USvaVirginia9
2839.20220NONorway5
2939.14111USnjNew Jersey7
3039.1353BEBelgium8
3139.118AUAustralia28
3239.0013FRFrance9
3339.0057ESSpain9
3438.83145USncNorth Carolina6
3538.609CAonOntario25
3638.5015USwaWashington12
3738.5061PTPortugal30
3838.40232ILIsrael5
3938.3851USinIndiana8
4037.71254TWTaiwan7
4137.16102USnyNew York25
4237.0046UStxTexas10
4336.75119UKscScotland8
4436.4071SGSingapore15
4536.3644USflFlorida39
4636.20211ZASouth Africa5
4735.88109SISlovenia8
4834.50423CAnsNova Scotia6
4933.40158USohOhio5
5031.71434USUnited States7

RankAverageBestCCLocationEntries
5153.0029MXMexico1
5253.0031HRCroatia1
5351.0050VGVirgin Islands UK1
5448.0085BYBelarus1
5548.0087USiaIowa1
5648.00100USmtMontana1
5745.00150COColombia1
5845.00170PEPeru1
5943.50116USorOregon2
6043.2573CNChina4
6142.50179USalAlabama2
6242.33118USmiMichigan3
6342.00244USneNebraska1
6441.6781EGEgypt3
6541.50172ISIceland2
6641.331USnvNevada3
6740.6714JPJapan3
6840.3341LVLatvia3
6940.00318CAytYukon1
7040.00336RURussia1
7139.67161CHSwitzerland3
7239.50332CAmbManitoba2
7339.0047UKwaWales2
7439.00110USlaLouisiana3
7539.00219EEEstonia2
7639.00359BRBrazil1
7739.00382CZCzech Republic1
7838.50356USmsMississippi2
7938.33139USnhNew Hampshire3
8038.00154RSSerbia2
8138.00224USdcWashington DC2
8238.00401CACanada1
8338.00416USriRhode Island1
8437.50268CLChile2
8537.33215ARArgentina3
8637.00157CApePrince Edward Island2
8737.00444UStnTennessee1
8836.50252USmnMinnesota4
8936.50328ATAustria2
9035.0097NZNew Zealand4
9135.00341USgaGeorgia4
9235.00527DKDenmark1
9333.50280USmoMissouri2
9433.50399MYMalaysia2
9533.00612USkyKentucky1
9632.33422USctConnecticut3
9732.00620USokOklahoma1
9831.00643REReunion1
9931.00654USwiWisconsin1
10030.00671BHBahrain1
10130.00674USdeDelaware1
10229.50675CAskSaskatchewan2
10328.00709USscSouth Carolina1
10426.00730USarArkansas1
10526.00732UYUruguay1
10625.00737UKniNorthern Ireland1

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Bot’s Eye View

I posed these play 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 have 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.

*I do not allow any setting that takes more than a minute to make a play. Time considerations are also used to break ties, i.e., if two bots have the same total score, the edge goes to the one that took less time. I conduct the tests on a 2.0 GHz CPU with 512 MB RAM, running Windows 98.

Congratulations to Jack, which took the top spot this month with a score of 44. Jack is clearly on a roll as it also won the Computer World Championship in Menton, France, defeating Bridge Baron 188-117 in the 64-board final. As I suggested a while back, Jack may be the first real challenger to GIB, which has been the overall card-play leader since I began the bot testing in these contests. GIB did not compete in Menton, nor in the previous two CWCs. Matt Ginsberg cited “personal reasons,” but I suspect he also felt there was little to prove. Perhaps the rising Jack will renew his interest.

GIB and Bridge Buff, second and third respectively, were the only other bots to top the average human score; although Bridge Baron, Blue Chip Bridge and Micro Bridge were close behind. Even HAL had something to brag about, which its marketers are milking for every cent. The home page at Hal9000.com now boasts, “HAL scores 10! Other bots not even close.” Immediately below it says, “Click here for results,” which just happens to be a dead link. How con-veen-ient.

As usual, some of the bot leads went off the chart.* On Problem 2, Bridge Buff chose the bizarre C 10 instead of the C 4, which indeed deserves the low award of 2. On Problem 4, Jack and Q-plus Bridge led the C 3. This is significantly different from the C 6 (scoring 10) because it falsifies the club count, but it’s a lot better than the worst three choices; I decided to give it 7. On Problem 6, Jack and Q-plus Bridge led the D 6. For this to be equivalent to the D 9, partner must now finesse the eight with J-8-4, a difficult play but probably right in theory. In any event, I couldn’t justify 8 for such a lazy lead, so I gave it 6.

*When a bot leads an unlisted card, I substitute a listed card if the difference is trivial or negligible; this is often the case when the bot chooses the right suit but an alternate spot card. If the difference is significant, I record the actual lead and score it appropriately. Usually this means the same award as the worst option listed, however, this month was exceptional with two cases that deserved a middle ground.

June 2003 Rankings
RankScoreCCProgram version123456
144NLJack 2.0S AD 9D JC 3H AD 6
243USGIB 6.1.3D KD 9D JH 5H AD 9
341CABridge Buff 8.0H 6C 10D JC 6H AC 5
439USBridge Baron 11.0D KS 5C 7C 6H AC 5
538UKBlue Chip Bridge 4.0.6H 6H 3S 10C QD 5C 5
637JPMicro Bridge 10.01D KD 9C JC 6H AH 8
731DEQ-plus Bridge 7.1D KS AS 10C 3D QD 6
810USHAL 9000C 8S 5C AD JC 2D Q

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

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© 2003 Richard Pavlicek