Main     Scores 7X63 by Richard Pavlicek    

December 2003 Scores

The “Our Finest Gifts We Bring” play contest had 854 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 100101201301401Location RankingBot's Eye View
Number of respondents854
Number of locations114
Highest score60
Median score41
Average score40.47
Lowest score23

Top 100

RSCCName123456
160ZWLeif-Erik StabellC AS AH QH 8D QB
259HRDean PokornyC AS AH JH 8D QB
359BGZahary ZaharievC AH 4H QH 8D QB
459PTManuel PauloC AS AH QH 8D 4B
558UKenJohn ReardonC AS AH QH 8D QA
658HUImre CsiszarC AH 4H JH 8D QB
757PLEuzebiusz RebajlloC AH 4H QH 8D QA
857AUBruce NeillC JS AH QH 8D 4B
957USinTim DeLaneyC AS AH JH 8D QA
1057SECarsten KofoedC JS AH JH 8D QB
1156PLWojtek SiwiecC AH 4H QH 8D 4A
1256USilCharles BlairC AH 4H QC 5D QB
1356FIErkki MalkamakiC AH 4H QH 8D 4A
1456UScaRob StevensC JS AH QH 8D QA
1555PLHieronim WspanialyC AH 4H JH 8D 4A
1655RESylvain BrethesC JS AH QH 8D 4A
1755UKMarcus ChiloarnusC JS AH JH 8D QA
1854CAonDavid GraingerC AS AH QC QD 4B
1954FRJean-Christophe ClementC AS AH QC QD 4B
2054HULajos LinczmayerC AH 4H QC 5D QA
2154USwaN. Scott CardellC JS AH QC 5D 4B
2254USorJohn LuskyS 2H 4H JH 8D QB
2354UKenJulian WightwickS 2H 4H QH 8D 4B
2454CNWeidong YangC AS AH QH 8S AB
2553PLKlitajmestra DzierlatkaC AH 4H QC 5D 4A
2653ZASid IsmailC AH 4H QC 5D 4A
2753UKscNanning van MulkenC JS AS QH 8D QB
2853UKenNeil PrebbleC AS AD QC 5D QB
2953USpaHerbert BruchD QS AH JH 8D 4A
3053ITNicola FarinaC AS AH JH 5D QA
3152USnyBarry RigalS 2S AH QH 8H 4B
3252PLEustachy TrutenS 2H 4H QH 8D 4A
3352BEJean KovalewskiC JS AD QH 8D QA
3452UStxKen BrantfergerS 2S AH QC 5D 4B
3552USmoHoward DeanS 2H 4H QH 8D 4A
3652USmoDing-Hwa HsiehS 2H 4H QH 8D 4A
3752INSneha SridharS 2S AH JH 8D 4A
3852UKenToby KenneyS 2S AH QC 5D 4B
3952CApqNick KrnjevicC JS AD QH 8D QA
4051UKenNeil MorgensternC AS AH JC QD 4A
4151UScaEdward WangC AS AD QC 5D QA
4251UScaHelen MasonC JS AH JC QD 4B
4351CAonGabriel Nita-SagunaC AH 4H QH 8S AA
4451TRYavuz OvacikS 2S AD QH 8D 4B
4551USpaSal BerenholzC AS AD QH 8H 4C
4651SERolf MattssonC AS AH JH 8D 4F
4751INKamal RoyC AS AH QH 8S 2A
4851PTJorge CastanheiraD QS AS QH 8D 4B
4951UStxAlbert SekacS 2C 6H JH 8D QB
5051INSivakumar SalemC JH 4S QH 8D 4B
5151USpaSteve WhiteC JS AH QH 8D QF
5251USMarjorie BieleD QS AD QH 8D QA
5350CAonGordon HumphrysC AS AD QS QD QB
5450USohRob HermanD QS AH QS QD QC
5550ISUlfar KristinssonC AS AD QC 5D 4A
5650USmaCharles AltmanD QS AD QC 5D QB
5750IEMaire O’KeeffeC JS AD QC 5D 4B
5850PTManuel OliveiraS 2S AS QH 8D 4B
5950CNJie JiangC AS AD QC QD 4B
6050PLRoman KujaczynskiC AH AH JH 8H 4B
6150CAonNaveed AtherD QS AD QH 8D 4A
6249USpaJames BensonC JS AS QC 5D 4B
6349ITAntonio de GregorioC AS AS QC QD 4B
6449CAonPaul HardyD QS AD QH 5D QB
6549ILMoshe WhiteD QS AH QS 3D QC
6649UKenGabriel IpS 2S AD QH 8D 4A
6749USmaDavid RockS 2S AD QC 5D QB
6849USgaKenneth HardcastleC AS AD QS QD 4B
6949USmiBarry LippittS 2S AS QH 8D 4C
7049PLPiotr LopusiewiczS 2H 4H JH 8H 4C
7149UScaChuck WongS 2S AD QC 5D QB
7249UScaBetsy MarcusD QS AD QC 5D 4B
7349EEJan TartanD QS AD QC 5D 4B
7449CAonMalcolm EwashkiwC AH 4H QH 8C 2A
7548USmnPaul MeerschaertH 6C 6H QH 8D 4B
7648USncRay FiorilloD QS AD QH 5D 4B
7748ITMarco CatellaniD QS AH JH 8D 4F
7848UScoDavid CapreraS 2C 6H JH 8D 4A
7948CAbcKeith DowdallS 2S AD QC 5D 4B
8048USflMarcia GreensteinC JS AD QC 5D 4A
8148USilJack HagertyD QS AH QS 3D QA
8248AURichard CowanC AC 6D QC 5D 4B
8348SEAdam FolkeC JS AD QC 5D 4A
8448USflMel KleinS 2S AD QC 5D 4B
8548BESebastien LouveauxD QS AH JH 8S AA
8648UKwaJulian PottageD QS AH QC QH 4B
8748USKarina KohlC JS AD QH 8H 4A
8848USmdFrances KnopfC AH AH QS QD QC
8948LVPeteris PoudziunasD QS AH QS 3D QA
9048USohDavid OlsonD QS AD QC 5D 4C
9148CAnsBryson CrowellD QC 6S QH 8D QB
9248USflJerry MerrellD QS AS QC 5D 4B
9348INSridhar VenkatachariS 2C 6H JH 8D 4A
9448HUBalazs KovacsS 2S AH JC 5H 4B
9548PTAnant RajaniD QS AD QH 5D 4B
9648HRZoran BohacekD QS AD QC QD QB
9748FRGillian HewittC JC 6S QH 8D 4B
9847UKenVictor MilmanS 2S AS QC 5D 4B
9947USpaJohn PolicellaS 2S AD QC QD QB
10047VEFrances HansenD QS AH QS 3D 4A

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Places 101-200

RSCCName123456
10147AUAndy ChanC AS AC QH 8D 4E
10247USmaArthur ShahianC AS AS QH 5H 4B
10347USnhRichard BatorC AS AC QC 5D 4A
10447USorMike SweetS 2S AD QH 8H 4C
10547USilJames EllisonC JS AS QC QD 4B
10647CAabNicolae VartosuD QS AH QS QH 4B
10747TRNail EkiciD QS AD QC 5D 4A
10847CAonPaul RedversD QS AS QH 5D 4B
10947HKDavid MokD QS AD QC QD 4B
11047DEHarro WimmelS 2S AS QC 5D 4B
11147UKscTim McKayD QS AD QC 5D 4A
11247USgaAnne SkalD QS AD QC 5D 4A
11347CAmbJanet DugleC AS AD QC 5D 4E
11447USiaBob McCurdyS 2S AS QC 5D 4B
11547CApqClaudette PiperD QS AD QC 5D 4A
11647TWRoy TsaiC AS AS QC QD 4A
11747ILMichael TillesS 2S AS QC 5D 4B
11847USazKurt OelzeS 2S AD QH 5D 4B
11947USvaBette SegalD QS AD QH 5D 4C
12047NLFrans BuijsenD QC 6H QC 5D 4A
12147UKenCarlos DabeziesC AC 6D QH 5D 4B
12247PLJacek MasiarekS 2H 4H JC QD QA
12346JPMark LaForgeC JH 4H QC 5C 2B
12446BEGraham SouthgateD QS AD QS QD 4B
12546UScaTom McGuireC JS AD QH 8D 4F
12646USncFaye SattinD QS AD QS QD 4B
12746ROCatalin LazarD QS AD QC 5H 4B
12846USinKenneth WoodmanC JC 6S QC 5D QB
12946FRPierre BianC JS AH JC QS AB
13046USvaBill JamersonD QS AD QS 3D QB
13146USnjSteven ShulmanS 2S AD QH 5D 4C
13246NLJohn MolD QS AD QS QD 4B
13346UScoSteve MarxS 2S AD QS QD QB
13446BMSven PrideC AS AH JC QS AA
13546UScaJim BauchC AS AS QC 5S AB
13646USflNicki CaplanD QS AD QS QD 4B
13746ILYossi NygateC JS AS QH 8D QF
13846NLLeo BlaauwD QS AD QC 5H 4B
13946USncJim MassonD QS AS QH 5D 4C
14046USilDon LusskyC JS AD QS 3D 4B
14146USwaJohn GivinsC JS AD QH 5H 4B
14246CAbcDauna GustavsonC JS AD QS 3D 4B
14346LVJanis DzenisS 2S AD QC QD 4B
14446USflBert KabathH KS AD QH 8D 4B
14546USvaTibor KoosS 2S AS QH 5D 4B
14646USmnTony AmesC JS AD QS 3D 4B
14746CAonDale FreemanS 2S AH QH 8C 2A
14846UKenFrances HindenS 2S AH 2H 8D 4B
14946USnhMerrick WeinsteinC JS AH QH 5D 4F
15046ITMarco BuccolieroC JS AH JC QD 4E
15146SGGerald TanH 6S AH JC QD 4B
15246CZCarol KuminsD QS AD QS 3D QB
15346UKenChris ChallinorD QS AD QS QD 4B
15446USnjJames BartowC JS AD QH 5H 4B
15546PLSlawek CwiekS 2H 4H QC 5H 4A
15646PLKazik DrozdzS 2H 4H JC QD 4A
15745AURon LelC AS AD QS 3H 4B
15845UKenDean SwallowD QS AD QC 5H 4C
15945USnyMildred SimonD QS AD QS 3D 4B
16045USorKevin LewisC JC 6S QC 5D QC
16145CApqJanine VerretC JS AD QS 3D 4C
16245UKenMary StanleyD QS AS QS QD 4B
16345USpaMatt LahutD QS AD QS 3D 4B
16445ILAmiram MilletC AS AH JC 5S AE
16545USnyChris WillenkenC AD 2H JS QD QA
16645USilBob FashH 6H AH JH 8D 4C
16745USmdJohn GlynnC JC 6D QC 5D 4C
16845UScaGary PeckD QS AD QS 3D 4B
16945AUPatrick MooreD QS AD QS QD QA
17045UScaRonald KowS 2S AS QC QD 4B
17145UScaPamela FitchS 2S AH JH 5H 4A
17245USpaBertrand KushnerC AS AS QS QH 4B
17345USilDan EnglishD QS AH QS QH 4A
17445USflLen RubinC JS AD QS 3D QA
17545TRNukhet UrgunluC JS AD QC 5S AB
17645TREnder GirayD QS AD QS QD QA
17745USwaTeri TraynorD QS AH QH 5D 4F
17845BGElena MitkovaD QS AS QC QD 4C
17945FRAlbert OhanaS 2S AS QC QD 4B
18045USscRick GilesD QS AS QH 5D 4A
18145UScaGeorge FisherD QS AD QC 5H 4C
18245UScoJohn BortinsC JS AD QC 5H 4A
18345AUBob GeyerD QS AD QS 3D 4B
18445USnjChazz RearickD QS AD QS QD QA
18545SEAnders StrombergD QC 6D QC 5D 4B
18645CAbcMichael DimichS 2C 6D QH 8D 4A
18745USscMike RayC JS AD QS QD 4A
18845USmaBob BoudreauH 6S AH JH 8D QF
18945DERoland WatzdorfS 2S AH QC 5S AA
19045USflPaul KendallC JH 4D QH 8D 4F
19145CLRudolf BuitelaarS 2S AD QS QD 4B
19245NOHans HolmeH 6S AH JH 5D 4A
19345LVAigars GermanisD QC 6H JC 5H 4B
19445CNJing LiuC AH 4H JC QD 4F
19545INGowniyan VaideeshwarC JH 4S QH 5D 4A
19645DEHans FleischhackD QS AH JC 5S AA
19745UScoJeanne AchzigerD QS AD QH 5H 4B
19845SGRoddy KokD QS AH JC 5S 2C
19945PTPaulino CorreaS 2S AH JC 5D 4D
20045INK.V. RanganathS 2S AD QC 5H 4B

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Places 201-300

RSCCName123456
20145FRJean-Pierre BlochD QS AD QS 3D 4B
20245RUEugene MarchenkoH 6S AS QH 8D 4A
20345AUBernard NightingaleS 2S AD QS QD 4B
20445CZTomas MeclD QS AD QS QD 4C
20545NZLinda SloanD QS AD QS QD QA
20645BGBoris PotskovD QC 6D QC 5D 4B
20745UStxChad HarrisD QS AD QH 5H 4B
20845PLJulka KowalskaS 2H 4H JC 5H 4A
20945USnjLeonard HelfgottC AC 6S QH 8H 4A
21044USnhBruce DowningD QS AD QC 5S AB
21144USokDwayne HoffmanC AS AS QH 5S 2B
21244USncBenjamin RaskindD QS AD QS QD 4A
21344UKscGeoffrey LinnittD QS AD QS QD 4A
21444UKwaAlan StephensonS 2S AS QS 3D QB
21544UScaAl GoldspielD QS AS QH 8D 4F
21644HULaszlo SztrapkovicsH 6S AD QH 8H 4C
21744UScaCon SeraC AS AD QH 5S AA
21844UKenRuth ListerD QS AD QS 3D 4C
21944GRFilippos KaramanlisH 6H 4H JC 5H 4B
22044UKwaKeith DavisonD QS AD QS 3D QA
22144CNQing YeD QC 6D QH 5D 4B
22244USarDick HeilD QC 6H QS QD 4A
22344USnyAndrew NitzbergH 6H 4H QH 8S AA
22444UStxLarry SmithD QS AD QS 3D 4C
22544USflLance MarrouC JH AS QC 5D 4B
22644DKTorben PavingD QS AD QS QD 4A
22744AUDavid SternD QS AD QC QH 4B
22844INBonny D’LimaD QS AD QS QD 4A
22944USValerie StoneD QS AS QS 3D 4B
23044USflFrank NankinC AS AS QS 3H 4B
23144USmaMark AquinoD QS AC QC QD 4B
23244PTNuno DamasoS 2S AS QS QD 4B
23344CAonKim IrelandD QS AH JS QH 4A
23444CAbcCorrie DeRooyD QS AD QS QD 4A
23544EEAllar PadariS 2C 6D QC 5D 4B
23644CApqMartial ChagnonS 2S AD QS 3D 4B
23744UScaJeff StrutzelD QS AD QC QH 4B
23844CApqMonique JobinD QS AD QS 3D QA
23944USmdJerrold MillerS 2S AD QC 5H 4C
24044GRDespoina KanellopoulouH 6S AH JH 8D 4F
24144UKscShelagh LorimerC JS AD QC QH 4C
24244BERutger van MechelenH 6H 4S QH 8D 4A
24344BEEric BaesS 2S AD QC 5D QE
24444UScaYumiko ReynoldsS 2S AD QS 3D 4B
24544CAnsDel KnoxS 2S AD QC QD 4A
24644UStnSim TherrellS 2C 6H JH 8D QF
24744FITaru SuppulaC JS AH JC QS 2C
24844SGAdrian LamC AC 6D QC QD 4A
24944TRGuven DalkilicS 2S AS QC 5H 4B
25044TRNihal Tulin OzturkD QS AD QS QD 4A
25144UScoCharles GoudeyC JS AD QC QH 4C
25244CNXiongwen GuD QD 2H JH 8S AB
25344PLAnna KreglewskaS 2C 6D QC 5D 4B
25444UKenMike TuckerD QH AD QC 5D 4B
25544USnyJay LevyC AH 4D QC QH 4A
25644CApqAnsar BurneyS 2S AS QS 3D QB
25744HKHongyan ChenS 2S AH JC QS AB
25844PTJose EgrejaS 2C 6D QC 5D 4B
25944USnjDirk EnthovenS 2S AD QS 3D 4B
26044INLakshmi ChariS 2S AD QS 3D 4B
26144CApqNorm GordonS 2S AH JH 8H 4F
26243USgaBill BickfordD QS AD QS 3D 4A
26343USwaBob RichardsonD QC 6S QC QD QB
26443USilGeorge KlemicS 2C 6H QC 5D 4E
26543CAbcDavid BretonD QS AS QS 3D 4C
26643ROBogdan MitranH 6S AS QC QD QB
26743SGSiew Chuan TanS 2S AH QH 8S AF
26843AUSolaris WhitesailD QS AD QS 3D 4A
26943NLJoost VerhagenC JS AD QS 3H 4B
27043INKalyan LahiriH 6S AD QC 5D 4A
27143USlaLorraine SteinerC AS AD QS 3H 4A
27243USvaMark McEnearneyS 2C 6H JS QD 4C
27343UKenCoral WigginsD QS AD QS 3D 4A
27443ROKostea CucuH 6C 6D QH 8D 4C
27543USncMike RiceD QS AD QC 5D 4D
27643NLMonique van de SandeS 2C 6D QH 5D QC
27743USmiRonald RasanskyC AH 4S QS 3H 4B
27843CAnsBurnie HutchinsonD QD 2H QS QD QA
27943UScaDennis KiblerS 2S AS QH 5H 4B
28043INRamesh KeshavamurthyS 2S AD QC QH 4B
28143HRTomislav BosnjakD QS AS QC 5S AB
28243USflMuriel AltusD QS AS QC 5H 4A
28343USpaLois StuartD QC 6D QC QD 4B
28443USflCarol DickmanD QS AD QS 3D 4A
28543NZMoira MacnabC JC 6D QH 5D 4A
28643USnyLeonard BrumS 2S AS QS 3D 4B
28743CApqHuguette LacailleD QS AD QS 3D 4A
28843SEB.G. OlofssonD QC 6D QC QD 4B
28943UScaCharles ThompsonH 6S AD QH 8S AB
29043USmnJack RhatiganD QS AD QC QH 4C
29143CAonRobert AveryD QD 2D QH 5D QB
29243BEAlon AmselS 2C 6D QC QD QB
29343CHPedro BilarD QS AD QS QH 4B
29443CApqMichel LalondeD QS AD QS 3D 4A
29543TRAzer InalD QS AD QS 3D 4A
29643AUEd BarnesS 2C 6D QC 5D QA
29743USmaK. Scott KimballS 2C 6S QC 5D 4B
29843USscRich ReganD QS AD QS QH 4B
29943USalBen WheelerC JS AD QC 5S AA
30043USpaAndy PurbrickH 6S AD QH 8H 4A

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Places 301-400

RSCCName123456
30143UKenAndrew BillsonC JS AS QS QH 4B
30243UScaMartin HertzS 2S AC QC QD 4B
30343CApqGabriel GilbertD QS AD QS QH 4B
30443PLAndrzej KrakowiakS 2S AD QS 3D QA
30543INShreerang JoshiS 2S AD QC QH 4B
30643CHKarl ProperD QS AD QS 3D 4A
30743AUDavid HarrisS 2S AS QS 3D 4B
30843USflKay JonesD QC 6D QC QD 4B
30943IEPaul WaldronD QC 6D QC QD 4B
31043AUDiana HearnD QH 4D QC 5D QD
31143AULars BarnulfD QS AD QS 3D 4A
31243ROMircea PopescuC AC 6D QS QD 4A
31343INSuraj JainS 2S AS QC QD 4A
31443UKenRichard MorseS 2S AS QH 8S 2C
31543CApqNicole GervaisC JS AD QS 3H 4B
31643CAbcConnie DelisleS 2D 2H JH 8S AB
31743PLDarek KardasS 2H 4H JC QH 4A
31843PLMarcin ZbrojaS 2H 4H JC 5S AA
31942UScaTysen StreibC AD QH JC QH 4B
32042NLTommie NooijC AS AD QS QD 4F
32142SISimon PirjevecS 2S AD QS 3D 4A
32242TRSavas KucukyavuzD QS AD QC QS AB
32342SEPierre WinbergD QS AD QS QD QE
32442USnyRita SierocinskiD QS AD QC QS AB
32542CApqBob ScrutonC JD 2D QC QD 4B
32642USpaJack FishmanD QS AD QS 3H 4B
32742TWHang ChangS 2S AS QC QH 4B
32842NLKaren de LeeuwD QC 6S QC QD 4B
32942UKenColin StreetS 2S AS QS QD 4A
33042UKenDaniel MillerS 2C 6D QC QD 4B
33142USmdArlene GordonC JD 2D QC QD 4B
33242NLPeter van der StapH 6S AD QH 5D 4A
33342CApqRichard PaquinC AS AD QC 5H 4F
33442ZABrad Ross-JonesD QS AD QS 3H 4B
33542UScaStephen SeagrenS 2S AS QC 5D 4E
33642UScaAllen ProhofskyS 2C 6D QC QD 4B
33742FRMichail MacriD QS AD QC QD 4E
33842UStxAlexander LabryC JS AS QC 5C 2B
33942USiaRichard NewellC JS AC QC QH 4B
34042ROGeza Stanca-VassH 6S AC QC 5D 4B
34142USnyCarol SturdevantC JS AD QS QH 4A
34242USneAshish AgarwalS 2S AD QH 5D 4E
34342PEVladana DiazS 2H AS QC 5D 4B
34442USnyKevin BathurstS 2S AH JS 3S AB
34542PLJacek ZwolinskiS 2S AH JC QD 4F
34642IDTaufik NasutionC AS AC QC 5D 4F
34742FRGillian PatyC AD 2D QC 5H 4C
34842UScaMike RoneyC JS AS QS 3H 4B
34942USnyGerald CohenC AS AS QC QS AA
35042USdcDavid ChernovD QH 4D QS 3D 4A
35142HKAlex ChanD QC 6S QH 5D QA
35242ESMercedes EizmendiD QC 6D QC 5H 4B
35342EEAivar TihaneH 6C 6H JH 8S AB
35442USohForrest SmithD QS AD QC 5D 4F
35542USazAl HollanderS 2S AD QC QH 4C
35642UKjePeter RiodaD QS AD QS 3H 4B
35742DERainer HerrmannH 6H 4H JS QD 4A
35842UScaKevin LaneS 2C 6D QC 5D 4A
35941USilRick KirbyC JS AS QS QS AB
36041USmaSabrina MilesD QS AD QS QH 4A
36141USwaOvidiu BurlacuS 2H AD QC QD 4B
36241ILBrian ZietmanD QS AD QC QD QF
36341USmdMollie LipmanD QH AD QS 3D QB
36441ROPetre VoicuC JC 6S QC QD 4A
36541CAonBala IyerC JD 2H JH 8C 2A
36641NZDean EidlerS 2H 4C QC QD 4C
36741USnjMani GuptaS 2H AD QC QD 4B
36841CAonRobert BurnsD QC 6D QS 3D 4B
36941NZPaul CarterD QS AH QC QH 4F
37041ZACarin VerburgS 2C 6S QC QD 4B
37141UScaPaul NelsonD QC 6S QC 5H 4B
37241UKenAdam DickinsonD QC 6D QH 8D 4F
37341CAonGreg ElandC JS AD QS QD QF
37441BEEugeen VannutenC JC 6S QS 3D 4B
37541USmiPatty BeckerD QC 6D QS 3D 4B
37641USncDavid KogutS 2S AS QC QH 4C
37741USorEd FreemanD QC 6D QH 8D 4F
37841CApqPierre CaronS 2S AH QS 3D 4F
37941USflMatthew NorrisD QD QH QS 3D QC
38041BRTibor FeherC JS AD QS 3D 4E
38141CAonJunaid SaidS 2C 6H QC QS AB
38241USmoSheryl FinkenstadtS 2S AD QS 3H 4B
38341TRSenih InalD QH 4S QS 3D 4A
38441NOSverre JohnsenC JC 6D QC QH 4B
38541PLRobert RutaC JH AD QS 3D 4B
38641SIBojan JusD QS AS QS QD QE
38741ROFrancisc LascuD QC 6S QS QD 4B
38841UKenBarney NisbetS 2S AD QC QS AB
38941USnjTina DalyS 2S AD QC QD 4E
39041AUAdam HooperC JC 6D QC QH 4B
39141INBrendon TauroS 2C 6D QS QD 4B
39241EERein MolderD QC 6H QS QS AB
39341PTGoncalo EsmeraldoC AS AS QS QD 4F
39441UScaDebra CameronD QC 6S QC 5H 4B
39541UScaStu GoodgoldS 2S AD QC 5D 4F
39641PTCarlos CabrinhaC JC 6D QC 5D 4E
39741UScaRoger CloughH 6S AD QS 3D 4B
39841USpaKathy MillerS 2C 6C QH 8H 4B
39941USlaCarolyn SongyC JS AD QS 3S AB
40041CNWqiqiqi Laoqi WuH 6S AH JH 8H 4F

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All Others Above Average

RSCCName123456
40141USflJudie FrankH 6S AD QS 3D 4B
40241UScaAlvin FarberD QS AD QS QS AB
40341FIJuuso LeikolaS 2C 6H 2H 8D QA
40441USnyGene SaxeS 2C 6D QC QD 4C
40541LVRobert LusisD QC 6D QS 3D 4B
40641PTPedro MatosS 2S AD QH 8S AE
40741USwaRandy DeansD QC 6D QS 3D 4B
40841USctScott MaramoD QC 6H JC 5D 4F
40941UScaRobert DannelsH 6H 4D QS QD 4B
41041CLConstantino SifaquiD QS AD QC 5H 4E
41141UKscPaul GipsonS 2C 6H QC QH 4A
41241NOMagnus SkaarD QC 6D QC QD 4A
41341UScaJack ShifferD QS AD QH 5S AA
41441UKenBiddy SmythS 2S AS QS QH 4B
41541ESJavier CarboneroS 2C 6D QC QD QA
41641USmiCarol BorichH KS AD QC QD 4B
41741USflSteve BarcusS 2S AD QC 5D 4F
41841UKenGeraint HarkerS 2S AS QS QH 4B
41941CAonSheila McDonaldH 6S AS QH 8D QF
42041USMari GreenD QC 6H QC QS 2B
42141TRBulent IyidoganS 2S AD QC 5D 4F
42241USflLee FleishmanD QC 6D QC QD 4A
42341ASElena PavlovaD QC 6D QC QD 4A
42441PLWojtek UrbanS 2H 4H JC QS AA
42541UKenDouglas DunnS 2S AC QH 8S AA
42641UScaGrant PeacockS 2S AH QC QC 2A
42741USpaPhyllis BermanD QS AD QS QH 4A

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.

RAverageBestCCLocationN
145.277PLPoland22
244.3378UScoColorado6
343.6052USUnited States5
443.4365ILIsrael7
542.804PTPortugal15
642.6719FRFrance9
742.6329USpaPennsylvania19
842.50131USnjNew Jersey10
942.3335USmoMissouri6
1042.2089LVLatvia5
1142.1427UKscScotland7
1241.9134UStxTexas11
1341.9137INIndia22
1441.8930ITItaly9
1541.83110DEGermany6
1641.786HUHungary9
1741.7312USilIllinois15
1841.5533BEBelgium11
1941.2944TRTurkey14
2041.2954USohOhio7
2141.2318CAonOntario26
2241.2075USmnMinnesota5
2341.133BGBulgaria8
2440.8913FIFinland9
2540.8673EEEstonia7
2640.8357IEIreland6
2740.7122USorOregon7
2840.6724CNChina12
2940.5839CApqQuebec24
3040.5731USnyNew York21
3140.5688USmdMaryland9
3240.415UKenEngland51
3340.3179CAbcBritish Columbia13
3440.1410SESweden14
3540.1214UScaCalifornia58
3640.00151SGSingapore10
3739.8891CAnsNova Scotia8
3839.8326ZASouth Africa6
3939.67106CAabAlberta6
4039.5576USncNorth Carolina11
4139.509USinIndiana6
4239.5069USmiMichigan8
4339.0580USflFlorida42
4439.05120NLNetherlands20
4539.00119USvaVirginia10
4639.00293CHSwitzerland5
4738.978AUAustralia32
4838.93127RORomania15
4938.86192NONorway7
5038.75205NZNew Zealand8
5138.5621USwaWashington16
5238.5656USmaMassachusetts18
5338.56109HKHong Kong9
5438.40321SISlovenia5
5538.00118USazArizona7
5637.00219GRGreece6
5736.60116TWTaiwan5
5836.57346IDIndonesia7
RAverageBestCCLocationN
5960.001ZWZimbabwe1
6055.0016REReunion1
6147.0017UKUnited Kingdom2
6247.00100VEVenezuela1
6346.3368USgaGeorgia3
6446.00123JPJapan1
6546.00134BMBermuda1
6645.752HRCroatia4
6745.3386UKwaWales3
6844.50114USiaIowa2
6944.00103USnhNew Hampshire4
7044.00211USokOklahoma1
7144.00222USarArkansas1
7243.25180USscSouth Carolina4
7343.00191CLChile2
7443.00299USalAlabama1
7542.33152CZCzech Republic3
7642.00271USlaLouisiana2
7742.00343PEPeru1
7842.00356UKjeJersey & Guernsey1
7941.00380BRBrazil1
8041.00423ASAmerican Samoa1
8140.75226DKDenmark4
8240.50342USneNebraska2
8340.50350USdcWashington DC2
8440.0055ISIceland3
8540.00428EGEgypt1
8640.00459USwiWisconsin1
8739.33113CAmbManitoba3
8839.25352ESSpain4
8939.00490CAskSaskatchewan1
9039.00503UKniNorthern Ireland1
9139.00521USakAlaska1
9239.00538USidIdaho1
9338.67497USkyKentucky3
9438.00202RURussia2
9538.00548CAnbNew Brunswick1
9638.00558USksKansas1
9738.00566SKSlovakia2
9838.00567PKPakistan1
9938.00577MXMexico1
10038.00591GTGuatemala1
10137.00596LBLebanon1
10237.00602USmeMaine1
10337.00608MTMalta1
10437.00618UShiHawaii1
10536.50560CApePrince Edward Island2
10636.00663USnmNew Mexico1
10735.50647MKMacedonia2
10835.25246UStnTennessee4
10932.50408USctConnecticut4
11032.50585ARArgentina2
11132.00738CRCosta Rica3
11228.00837CAytYukon1
11327.00839RSSerbia1
11426.00851AEUnited Arab Emirates1

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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 respondents” 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 won going away with a fabulous score of 55, tying the best score ever for a bot since I began these play contests. Four other bots topped the average human score: Bridge Baron, Micro Bridge, Blue Chip Bridge and GIB, all bunched closely from 46 to 44. The win also gave Jack a convincing lead in the overall standings. Former bot-giant GIB seems to be in a lull lately — at least it’s been a long time since the last upgrade — so maybe Matt Ginsberg will soon be having dreams about “Jack and the Beanstalk.”

Jack was most impressive on Problem 3 (6 S slam) being the only bot to find the heart-honor return to break up the impending squeeze. Jack was also the only bot to return a heart on Problem 4 (3 NT) — alas, it chose the wrong spot, else it would have instilled fear into the hearts of bridge players everywhere with a score of 59!

For practical purposes, the bots stayed on the chart this month. The only errant leads* were a few insignificant cases, such as the D 5 instead of the D 4 on Problem 5. HAL, however, tried for a quadruple shot by printing out “Queen” as its answer to Problem 3. When I inquired which queen, it printed out some vulgarity I will not repeat — but same to you, HAL! I hope it enjoys the H 2.

*When a bot leads an unlisted card, I substitute a listed card if the difference is trivial or negligible. If the difference is significant, I record the actual lead and score it appropriately, but never lower than the award for the worst listed lead.

RSCCProgram123456
155NLJack 2.0C AS AH QH 5D 4B
246USBridge Baron 14.0C AS AD QS 3D 4A
345JPMicro Bridge 10.01D QS AD QS 3D 4B
444UKBlue Chip Bridge 4.0.8D QS AD QC 5S AB
544USGIB 6.1.3D QS AS QS 3D 4B
634DEQ-plus Bridge 7.1S 2S AD QS 3H 4F
731CABridge Buff 8.0S 2S AS QS 3S AF
812USHAL 9000H KD QH 2S 3C 2F

Jack was created by Hans Kuijf (www.jackbridge.com).
Bridge Baron was created by Tom Throop, Stephen Smith and others (www.bridgebaron.com).
Micro Bridge was created by Tomio and Yumiko Uchida (www.osk.3web.ne.jp/~mcbridge).
Blue Chip Bridge was created by Ian Trackman and Mike Whittaker (www.bluechipbridge.co.uk).
GIB was created by Matthew Ginsberg (www.gibware.com).
Q-plus Bridge was created by Hans Leber (www.q-plus.com).
Bridge Buff was created by Doug Bennion (www.bridgebuff.com).
HAL is fictional (not to mention, hopeless).

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© 2003 Richard Pavlicek