Challenge 7Y81 by Richard Pavlicek
Such a feelings coming over me. There is wonder in most evrything I see. No, this is not a story about wonder bids, but a bidding poll on six problems from a past tournament. When and where? Thats my little secret for now, though youre invited to guess from the clues. (You can rule out Mount Everest and the North Pole, hehe.) But dont worry about that; just choose your calls as South.
In May of 2004 these problems were presented as a poll, with 1265 entrants from 118 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.
Not a cloud in the sky; got the sun in my eyes; and I wont be surprised if its a dream
And the reason is clear; its because you are here; youre the nearest thing to heaven that Ive seen (OK, I lie a lot). Now start bidding, or Ill sing another chorus.
1. general force
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Acknowledgments to songwriters Richard Carpenter and John Bettis© 2004 Richard Pavlicek