Main   Scores 8X07 by Richard Pavlicek  

October 2004 Scores

The “Horrors of the Wax Museum” play contest had 902 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 participants902
Number of locations111
Highest score60
Median score41
Lowest score24
Average score40.90

Top 100

RankScoreCCName123456
160ESJordi SabateH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
260CAonGabriel Nita-SagunaH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
360ZWLeif-Erik StabellH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
460PLSlawek CwiekH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
560PLKazik DrozdzH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
660USohCarolyn AhlertH JH 4D 5H 10H QC J
759CNWuping LuH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
859HULajos LinczmayerH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
959UKenJohn ReardonH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1059USorBarry WhiteH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1159AUBruce NeillH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1259BGZahary ZaharievH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1359UScaRob StevensH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1459PTManuel PauloH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1559DERainer HerrmannH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1659PLAndrzej KrakowiakH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1759PLJacek MasiarekH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1859NLNico KlaverH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
1959UScaJim MundayH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
2059AUEd BarnesH JH 4D 5H JH QC J
2158USmoDing-Hwa HsiehH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2258USilCharles BlairH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2358USorTodd AndersonH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2458NLPerry GrootH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2558USorJohn LuskyH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2658CNWeidong YangH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2758INKamal RoyH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2858CNNing LiuH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
2958PLDarek KardasH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
3058PLJulka KowalskaH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
3158PLWojtek SiwiecH JH 4D 5D QH QC J
3257USnyChris WillenkenH JH 4S QH JH QC J
3357PLWojtek UrbanH JH 4D 5D QH QC 5
3457USnyAlbert FeasleyH 2H 4D 5H 10H QC 5
3556ESGonzalo GodedH JH 4D 5H 10H QS 10
3656USnjStephen StraussH 2H 4D 5H JH QC 5
3756USohJerry FinkH JH 4D 5H 9H QC J
3856UScaMarvin FrenchH 2H 4D 5D QH QC J
3956INVenkatesh RamaratnamH JH 4D 5H 10H QS 10
4055ZAUlrich NellH JH 4D 5H JC AC J
4154HRDean PokornyH JH 4D 5D QH QS 10
4254NLJan de KleijnH JH 4D AH 10S QC J
4354PLMarcin ZbrojaH JH 4D 5D QH QS 10
4454UStxBill ErwinH JH 4S QH 9H QC J
4553CAonDavid GraingerH JH 4D AH 9H QC J
4653EGAndrew de SosaH JS 8D 5H JH QS J
4753UKenTeymur TahseenH JS 8D 5H JH QS J
4853PLRoman KujaczynskiH JH 4D 5H 10D KC J
4953UKenToby KenneyH JH 4D 5H JH QD 9
5052FRAlbert OhanaH 2H 4S QH JS QC J
5152CNRoy YuH JH 4C 2D QH QC J
5252NLRob de RijkH 2H 4S QH JH QS J
5352UKenJulian WightwickH JH 4S QH JH QD 10
5451ITMarco CatellaniS JH 4D 5H JH QS 10
5551USlaAda LoetzerichH 2H 4D 5H 9S QC J
5651ROVladimir KissH JS 8D 5D QC AC J
5751CNPeijie ZangH JD JS QD QH QC J
5851UKenAidan SchofieldH JH 4D 5D QC AS J
5951USpaSteve WhiteH 2C 3D 5H JH QC J
6051UKenJonathan MestelH JC KD 5H JH QC J
6151UKenFrances HindenH JC KD 5H JH QC J
6250AUDavid WiltshireH JH 4D 5H JH 7C J
6350UScaTysen StreibH JH 4S QH JC AS J
6450CNRoger SunS JS 8S QH JH QC J
6550USmiJoel SingerH 2S 8D 5H 10C AC 5
6650PTManuel OliveiraH JS 10S QH 10C AC J
6750UScaAnand NuggihalliH JH 4D 5H JC AD 10
6850CAbcJorgen ChristensenS JS 8S QH JH QC J
6950CNWei Victor ZhangH 2S 8D 5H JC AC J
7050NOChristian VennerodH JC 3D 5H 10C AC J
7150CNLiqiang HeH JH 4D 5C 10H QS J
7250UKenRoger MortonH JD JD 5H JH QS 10
7350USnyChuck LampreyH JC 3D AH JH QC J
7450USnyWilliam BascomH 2H 4S QD QS QC 5
7550BGIvan KolevH JD JD 5H JC AC J
7650USiaBob McCurdyH 2H 4D 5D QS QS J
7750AUBill PowellH JS 8D 5H 10C AS J
7849ILOr ShohamS 5H 4D 5H 10C AC 5
7949SEBjorn SorlingS JH 4D 5H JS QS J
8049NOHarald WideroeH JH 4D AD QS QS J
8149USflBarbara TateH JH 4S QH 9H QD 10
8249UKenMark GurneyH 2S 8D 5H 10S QS J
8349NLThijs VeugenH JH 4C 2H JH QS 10
8449USnyMaureen WatkinsS JH 4S QH JS QC 5
8549CApqSolange BouchardH 2H 4S QD QC AC 5
8649TREmine SenH 2S 8S QH 10H QS 10
8749UKscPaul GipsonH 2C 3S QH JH QC J
8849LVAigars GermanisH 2S 8D 5H 10S QS J
8949UScaMatt MatuszewskiH 2H 4S QH JS QS J
9049SECarsten KofoedH JC 3D 5H JH QS 10
9149UKenJohn HaslegraveH 2D JD 5H 10H QS 10
9249USwaN. Scott CardellH JH 4S QH 10C AD 10
9349HRZoran BohacekH JS 10D AH JH QS J
9448FRGillian PatyS 5H 4D 5H JH QD 10
9548USnhBruce DowningS JH 4D 5D QS QS J
9648SEMans NedlichH 2H 4S QH JS QS 10
9748USflRuss RobinsonS JS 8D 5D QH QS J
9848PLEla RuchlickaH 2S 8D AH JS QC J
9948UStnLeighton LeGrosS 5H 4D 5H 10S QS J
10048CAabNicolae VartosuH JH 4S QH JD 2S J

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Places 101-200

RankScoreCCName123456
10148USvaYi ZhongH 2H 4S 4D QH QS J
10248CNQing YeS JS 8D 5H JS QC 5
10348HUSandor PalH 2H 4D 5C 10H QS J
10448UScaBarbara JonesH 2H 4C 2H JS QC J
10548NLTommie NooijH JS 8S QH 10C AS J
10648DEMichael KammermeierH JD JS QD QS QC J
10748CNJet ChjH 2C 3D 5H 9H QC J
10848SEP.G. EliassonH 2H 4S 4D QH QS J
10948FRJean-Christophe ClementH 2C 3D 5H JH QS J
11048USmaJacob ShermanH 2S 10D AH 10S QC J
11148CAabFrank AyerH 2S 8S QD QS QC J
11248TWHang ChangH 2H 4D AH JS QS J
11348CNJack ChungH JS 8D 5D QC AS J
11448UKenNeil PrebbleS JH 4D 5H JC AS J
11548NLJan TesselaarS JC 3D 5D QH QC J
11648UStxPeter HudsonH 2H 4D AD QC AC 5
11748CAonDale FreemanH JD JD 5D QH QD 10
11848UKenRichard MorseH 2S 8D 5H 10S QS 10
11948UKenGareth BirdsallS JH 4C 2D QH QC J
12048CZLudek AmbrozH JS 8C 2H 10S QC J
12147USflAlan KravetzS JC 3D 5H 10S QC J
12247ILRafi AmadoH 2C 3D 5H JS QC 5
12347NLPeter LinssenH JD JS QH 10S QS J
12447USalQianjun LiH JS 10D AD QC AC J
12547INJoy SarmaS JH 4S QH JS QS J
12647NOGeir NostdahlH 2H 4D 5D QC AD 10
12747USnyVivian HershyS 5H 4S QH JS QC 5
12847USwiTyson PattersonH 2H 4D 5D QS QD 9
12947NOJostein AmundsenH 2H 4C JH JS QC J
13047USpaDavid KlausH 2D JD 5H JC AC 5
13147USpaRoger WolfH 2H 4D AD QS QS J
13247HKLink FungS 5H 4D 5H JS QS J
13347UKwaJulian PottageH JS 10S QD QH QD 10
13447UScaLen VishnevskyH JD JS QD QC AC J
13547USncEve-Simone PastorH JD JD AH JS QC 5
13647FRRachel FangS 5H 4D AH JS QC J
13747CAonDaniel KorbelH JC 3D AH JH QS J
13847CApqClaude PoudrierS JH 4D 5H JS QD 10
13947CAonKevin ConwayH JD JS QD QH QS 10
14047USmaCharles AltmanS JH 4S QH JS QS J
14147CAnsRosemary SampsonS 5H 4D AH JS QC J
14247DEMaren ReimersS JH 4S QH JS QS J
14346ILAmiram MilletS JH 4D AD QH QD 10
14446CNLonghai WangH JH 4C JH 10C AS J
14546USlaCarolyn SongyH 2S 8D 5H JS QD 10
14646ILPietro CampanileS JS 8S QH JC AC J
14746CAonGreg WhittakerH 2D JS QH JH QS 10
14846UScaSharon FaussH 2S 8D 5H JS QD 10
14946CAonDavid TurnerH 2C 3S QH JH QS J
15046USvaBob StevensH 2S 10D 5D QS QS J
15146CAonMatthew MasonH 2S 10S QH 10S QS J
15246UKenGeraint HarkerS JH 4S QH JC AS J
15346MZPaul FauvetH 2D JD 5H 9S QC J
15446USmdJay WeinsteinH 2H 4S QD QS QD 10
15546USflJohn RidenourS JS 10S QH JS QC J
15646ATSiegfried SteurerS JS 8D 5H JS QS J
15746PTMiguel PombeiroH 2S 10S QH JC AC 5
15846UScaRichard AronsonH 2S 8S QH JS QS J
15946UScaHarold SimonH 2S 8S QH JS QS J
16046FRGilles KorngutH JC 3D 5D QH QD 9
16146USmdBrad TheurerH JC 3D 5H 9H QS 10
16246FIJussi TamminenH JC KD 5D QC AC J
16346USmaDrew PitcherH 2D JS QD QS QC J
16446CApqNorm GordonS JS 8D AH JS QC J
16546INNeelotpal SahaiH JC 3D 5D QH QD 9
16646CAonAlex CameronS JS 10S QH JS QC J
16746IEBreda ScanlanS JH 4D AH JS QS J
16846UKenDouglas DunnH JC KS QH JH QS J
16945CYGeorge TrigeorgisS JS 8S QH 10S QS J
17045USgaJohn DustonH 2H 4D 5C 10S QS J
17145HRTomislav BosnjakH JH 4C JD QS QS J
17245ILMoshe WhiteH 2S 10S 4H JS QC J
17345USpaMatt LahutS JH 4D AD QS QS J
17445CNYunxiu ZhouS JS 8S QD QC AC J
17545NLKaren de LeeuwS JS 8D AD QS QC J
17645USnyChristine WoodringS 5S 8S QH JS QC J
17745SETor-Bjorn BohmanS JS 10D AH JS QC J
17845FIJouko PaganusH JC KD 5D QH QD 10
17945NOSjur BoeS 5H 4D 5H JS QD 10
18045UKenSteven SaksteinS 5S 8S QH JS QC J
18145BGKamelia BalabanovaS JH 4S QH 9C AC 5
18245USnyRandolph SeidenbergH 2S 8D 5H 9S QS J
18345CAonSuzanne SiklosS JH 4S QH JS QD 10
18445UScaRob MillarH 2H 4D AH 10D KS J
18545USkyDean StowS JS 10S QH JS QC 5
18645CNLiang JiangH JC 3C JD QH QC J
18745ILMichael TillesH JS 8D AH 10S QD 9
18845LBFay ChidiacS JD JS QH JS QC J
18945USpaBertrand KushnerS JH 4S QH JS QD 10
19045UKenNeil CarthyS JS 10S QH JC AC J
19145USlaJames PellerinS 5S 8D 5D QS QC 5
19245USwaRoberta TarrS JH 4S QH JS QD 10
19345UKenAlan CookeS JH 4S QH JS QD 10
19445PTNuno DamasoH JD JS QH JS QS 10
19545UKenAdam DickinsonH JS 10S QH JS QD 10
19645PTAnant RajaniS JS 8D 5D QS QS J
19745ITDaniela TontiH 2S 8D 5C 10S QC J
19845CDPaul InbonaH JC KD 5D QH QD 10
19945HRMiso LakicS JH 4C JH 10S QC 5
20044SISimon PirjevecS JS 8D 5H JS QD 10

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Places 201-300

RankScoreCCName123456
20144ESIgnacio TorresS JC 3D 5H JH QD 10
20244UKenVictor MilmanH 2H 4D AH 9C AS J
20344UStxMike DoyleS 5H 4S QH 10S QD 10
20444USmdJohn GlynnH 2S 8D AD QS QS J
20544USnjDon DavignonS 5S 8D 5H JS QS J
20644USidPaul AllmanH 2S 10C 2H 10C AC J
20744UScaSteven HoughH 2S 10S QD QS QS J
20844UKenAstrid StevensS JS 8D 5H JS QD 10
20944INBonny D’LimaS 5D JD 5H JS QC 5
21044AUTania GariepyS JH 4D AD QC AS J
21144USohGary SikonS JS 8S QH 9S QC J
21244MXMarcelo MassonneauS 5H 4D AH JS QS J
21344USnjLim ChuiH 2C 3D AD QS QC J
21444USohDavid StuckeyS 5H 4S 4D QH QS J
21544USmoThomas KniestS JS 8S QH 9H QS J
21644AUGary HollandsS JS 10S QD QS QC 5
21744USazSteven PriceS JC 3S QH JS QC J
21844THEkasith BuasroungS 5H 4D 5H JS QD 9
21944NLPeter SmuldersS JH 4D 5H JD 2D 10
22044BGGeorgi BachevS JS 8S QH JS QS J
22144USmiGordon ParnesS JS 10S QH 10S QS J
22244RORadu VasilescuH JH 4C 2C 10H QS J
22344UKenPaul McDonaldH JS 8D AH 9S QS J
22444USohScott JeggleS JH 4S QH JS QD 9
22544UKenMartin TaylorS 5S 10S QH JS QC J
22644UKenChris ChallinorS 5S 8S QH JC AC J
22744IEPaul WaldronS JS 10D AH 10C AC 5
22844USnyGerald CohenH 2C 3D 5H 9C AC J
22944AUMichael G. PhillipsS JS 10D 5H JS QS 10
23044UKenAshley SawyerH 2C KS QH JS QC J
23144ZACarin VerburgS JS 8D 5H JS QD 10
23244AUJack BanaS JS 8D AH JH QD 10
23344DEZuzana HerrmannS JS 8D AD QS QC 5
23444AUGaye MarksS JS 10D AD QS QC J
23544PTJorge CastanheiraH JC KD 5D QS QS J
23644NLJ.J. GassS JS 8S QH JS QS J
23744ROGabriel DinescuS 5H 4S QD QS QS J
23844PTPedro MorbeyH 2H 4D 5C 10C AS J
23944UKenGabriel IpS JS 8D 5H JS QD 10
24044CAonRobert BurnsS JH 4S QH JD 2S J
24144UScaJohn ChenH 2S 8D AH JC AS J
24244UKenSteven LeeH 2S 8D 5H 9D KC J
24344PTMiguel MatosH 2S 8D AH JC AS J
24444SELars-G LarssonH 2S 8D AH JC AS J
24544USmaHelene PortnoyH JD JD AH 9C AC J
24644IDPika PiskantoS JC 3D AH 10S QC J
24744VEFrances HansenS JS 10S QH 10S QS J
24844CAonAlan BrooksH 2S 8S QH JS QD 10
24944USnyTom BarryS 5S 8D 5H JS QS J
25044USncShirley JacksonS JS 10S QD QS QC 5
25144CNYong JiangS 5H 4S QD QH QD 9
25244PTAntonio GomesS 5S 10S QH JH QS J
25344CAnsGerald MurphyS JD JC JH 10H QC J
25444FIErkki MalkamakiH 2S 10S QC KH QC J
25544CAmbDavid SiredH 2H 4C JH JS QS J
25643PLZbych BednarekH JH 4C 2C 10C AC J
25743CNHugh QuH JH 4D 5C 10C AD 9
25843NLPieter van der KleinS JS 10S QH JS QS J
25943FIJuha TamminenS JS 10S QH JS QS J
26043NZStephen CullenS JS 10S QH 9S QC J
26143UScaDan HirschbergH 2C 3D 5D QC AS J
26243NOBaard AustboeH 2S 10S QH JS QD 10
26343UScaKaryl GorziS JS 10S QH JS QS J
26443FIJoakim FabritiusS JS 10S QH JS QS J
26543IDMaryadi Surya HartadiS JH 4D AD QS QD 10
26643UKenDavid NollandH 2H 4S QH 9S QD 9
26743USscHugh BrownS JS 8S QH JC AS J
26843USmnTony AmesS JS 10D 5H JS QD 10
26943CAbcElsie MackinnonS JS 10S QH JS QS J
27043PTJoao CostaS JS 8D AH JS QS J
27143UKenDom GoodwinS 5S 8D 5H JC AS J
27243CAonLeone WilsonS 5H 4C JH JS QC J
27343USnyAdam MorseS 5S 10S QH 9H QC 5
27443USilJack HagertyS 5S 8S QD QC AC J
27543UKenRog CortisS JS 8D AH JS QS J
27643CAonGreg ElandS JS 8S QH 9H QS 10
27743UStnCharles CohenS 5S 10S QH JS QC 5
27843HKPaul LeeH 2H 4C JH JC AS J
27943UScoMichael CohenH 2S 8S QH JS QD 9
28043FIMikko KekkiS JS 10S QH JS QS J
28143UScaSandy BarnesS JC 3C 2H JH QC J
28243TRKorhan SayinS JS 10D 5H JS QD 10
28343CNChunli TanS JH 4D AD QS QD 10
28443USmnNick ErpeldingS JS 8S QH 9S QC 5
28543USilKaren WalkerH JS 8S 4D QC AS J
28643CAbcSamuel KriklerS 5S 8S 4H 10S QC J
28743USflF.B. GreenS JS 8S QH JS QS 10
28843PTManuel AntunesS JD JD 5H 10S QD 10
28943USflDorothy StuartS JS 10S QH 9S QC J
29043UScaJoanne CobeenS JS 10D 5H JS QD 10
29143BGPeter LudnevS JS 8D 5H 9S QS J
29243UScaRon LandgraffH 2S 8D 5D QC AD 9
29343USalBen WheelerS JS 8S QD QS QS J
29443ILBranca AmadoS 5H 4D AD QS QS J
29543USnjRobert GalloS 5S 10S QH JC AC J
29643HKWinnie HuiS JH 4S QC 10S QC 5
29743PTJose MataS JS 8S QD QS QS J
29843TRTezcan SenS JS 8C 2H 10H QS 10
29943CAonSheila PuzS JS 8S QD QS QS J
30043CAmbJanet DugleS JS 10S QH JS QS J

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Places 301-400

RankScoreCCName123456
30143USpaBruce LiebermanS JS 10S QH JD 2C J
30243USmaHelen WeckerS JS 10S QH JS QS J
30343BESebastien LouveauxH 2S 8C 2H JH QD 10
30443CAmbDoug JobbinsS JS 10S QH JS QS J
30543UScoJeanne AchzigerS 5H 4S QH JS QD 10
30643CApqMarius MoldovanS 5S 10S QH JC AC J
30743PTJoao CruzS JD JS QH JH QD 10
30843TRAltay AlpS 5S 10S QD QS QC J
30943UScaCharles ThompsonS 5S 8D 5H JC AS J
31043CApqRobert MontgomeryH 2S 8S 4H 9S QC J
31143USilSerge BondarH 2D JD AH JS QS J
31243UKenCoral WigginsH 2S 8S 4H JS QS J
31343PTMario CorreiaH 2C 3D AH 10S QS J
31443CAabDorothy MorrisonH JS 10S QH 9S QS 10
31543INGowniyan VaideeshwarS JH 4D 5C 10S QS J
31643TWWen-Lung HuangS 5H 4S QD QC AS J
31743UKenColin StreetS JS 8D 5D QS QD 10
31843FRGillian HewittS 5S 8D AD QS QC J
31943TRSitki SonmezerH 2H 4D 5C 10C AS 10
32042ROVictor ZidaroiuH 2S 8D AH 9S QS J
32142DKJacob GrabowskiS JC 3D 5D QS QS J
32242USilGeorge KlemicH JC 3S QH 9S QS J
32342USiaChao TanS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 10
32442DEHans FleischhackS 5S 8S QH JS QS J
32542UKenJohn OsmondS 5H 4S QD QC AS 10
32642NLDale RudrumS JD JS QD QH QD 10
32742CAonDiana HumphrysS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
32842GRSpiros KotinasS JH 4C JH JS QS J
32942CAnsKerry LaffertyH 2S 8D 5C 10S QS J
33042AUBob GeyerS JS 8C JH JS QC J
33142BEAlan PiotrowskiS JS 8D 5D QC AD 10
33242EEAllar PadariS 5S 8D 5D QC AS J
33342INBalu ChandranS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 10
33442SEMichael LindhagenH 2H 4S QC 10C AS J
33542TRAzer InalS JH 4S QH JD 2D 10
33642USncJim MassonS 5S 10S QH JC AC 5
33742USnjJune SakamotoH 2S 10D AH JS QD 10
33842CAonWanda PearceS JD JS QH JS QS J
33942USflKay JonesH 2S 8D 5C 10S QS J
34042VGBeverly WashburnS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
34142USnyGene SaxeS JS 8D 5C 10C AC J
34242USksSusie GershonS JD JS QH JS QS J
34342CAnsScott GreenoughS 5S 10S QH JH QD 10
34442USkyFranklin WolfS JS 8C 2H JS QC 5
34542CAbcJocelyn KrugS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
34642USsdShirley GentryS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
34742USnyGrace LloydS JH 4S QH 9S QD 10
34842USpaJohn PolicellaS JS 10S QD QS QS J
34942USilSteve SchwartzS JS 10D AD QH QD 10
35042GRAugustin TsirimokosH 2S 10S QD QS QD 10
35142USflJudi KaufmanS 5S 8D AH 10S QS J
35242UScaAkira WatanabeS JS 8D AD QS QS J
35342USctDavid DomiziS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 10
35442USazSue WoodardS JD JS QH JS QS J
35542UScaMichael BaianoH 2H 4C JH JS QD 10
35642IEMaire O’KeeffeS JH 4C JH JS QS J
35742PTCarlos CabrinhaS 5S 8S QH JS QS J
35842INKalyan LahiriS 5H 4S QD QS QD 10
35942USwiDavid MelinS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
36042UStxFrances ClemS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
36142UKenDavid DaviesH JC 3D AH 9C AC 5
36242NLFrans BuijsenH JC KD 5D QS QD 10
36342UScaKat TurtleS JS 10S QD QS QS J
36442USflNicki CaplanS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 10
36542INAnil UpadhyayS 5H 4S QH JS QD 9
36642USncOwen LienS JS 8S 4D QC AC J
36742USnjLeonard HelfgottS JS 8D AD QS QS J
36842UKenPeter ButteryS 5S 8D AH 10S QS J
36942USmaFrench WallS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 10
37042BGChavdar KochkovH JH 4C JH 9C AS J
37142USwvMarsha PlatnickH 2H 4C 2H 9H QD 9
37242CNXiongwen GuS 5C 3D 5D QH QS 10
37342UStxChad HarrisS JS 8S QH JS QD 10
37442UScaJohn R. MayneH 2S 8C 2H 10C AS J
37542UScoDon HincheyH JS 8C 2D QC AS J
37642GRThanos KalentzosS JS 10D AH JS QS J
37742AUDavid HarrisS JS 10S QD QS QS J
37842AUJudy JessopS JS 10S QD QS QS J
37942USncTim HemphillH JS 8C 2D QD 2C 5
38042CAnsBryson CrowellS JS 8S QD QC AS J
38142NLDaniel de Lind van WijngaardenH JC 3D 5C 10H QD 10
38242INSivakumar SalemS JH 4D 5D QD 2D 9
38342ZAGundi FritzscheS 5S 8S QH JS QS J
38442CAnsElianor KennieS 5S 8S QH JS QS J
38542CAonRoy MelvinS 5S 10S QD QS QC 5
38642USazLarry WatsonS JH 4S QC KS QC 5
38742BGIrina DimitrovaS 5S 8S QH JS QS J
38841USnyBarry RigalS 5H 4S QC 10H QS 10
38941USncFaye SattinS 5S 10S QH JS QS J
39041IDLiliek SudirahardjoS 5C 3D AH 10C AC J
39141CNEr Li ZhouH 2C KD 5D QC AS J
39241USgaBill BickfordS JS 8D 5H 9S QD 10
39341CAonGoldie LobelS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
39441UKenAndrew BillsonS JC 3D 5H JS QD 10
39541INJai GramaS 5S 8C 2H JH QS J
39641DEOve NilssonS 5S 8D AH JS QS J
39741CApqPeter SchwartzS JD JS QH JC AS J
39841USflJeanni BlumeS JS 8S QH 9S QS J
39941AUMike PhillipsS 5H 4C 2H JS QS J
40041CApqMathieu PellerinS 5H 4C 2H JD 2C J

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All Others Above Average

RankScoreCCName123456
40141TROkan OzcanS JS 8S QC 10H QS J
40241USkyRobert WootonS JC 3D AD QC AC J
40341DEFalko GleichmannS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 9
40441USnjGerald GoodmanS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
40541DEChristiane MielkeS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 9
40641UKenRuth ListerS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
40741USmdMarty BleyS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
40841NZRichard AndrewS 5S 8D 5H JS QD 9
40941USmaArun SannutiS JS 8S QH 9S QS J
41041AUKeith BarrieS 5H 4D 5H JD KD 10
41141USnySteve ZlotnickH 2S 10D AH JC AD 10
41241UScoPaula WarrenS JS 8D AH JS QD 10
41341USmaVincent HarackiewiczS JS 8S QD QD KC 5
41441HKKen YipS JC 3D 5D QC AS J
41541USwaCromie WilsonS 5S 10S QH JS QS J
41641USorPaul FlashenbergS JD JS QD QS QS J
41741PTFrancisco MachadoS 5H 4S 4D QH QD 9
41841USnyMildred SimonS 5S 10S QH JS QS J
41941USnyTom DouglasS 5H 4S QH JD KS J
42041USctKen GraebeS 5S 8C 2H 10C AC J
42141TROsman OzcanS JS 8S QC 10H QS J
42241ESElisa Linares-RivasS 5H 4C JH JH QD 10
42341USflFlorence SmithS JH 4S QH JD KD 10
42441USwaRobert GetzS JH 4C 2H JS QD 10
42541USmaSusan PappasS JS 10C 2H JS QC 5
42641USflAlvin HaimesS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
42741ATKarl EigenbauerS 5H 4D 5H 9D 2S J
42841USmdSarah WiS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
42941USflFrank NankinS JC 3S QH JS QS J
43041USvaDavid WalkerS JS 8S QD QS QD 10
43141ROBogdan MitranS JC 3S QH JH QD 9
43241USflArthur HoffmanH 2H 4C 2H 9C AS J
43341INGopichand AnneS 5S 8S QD QS QS J
43441USnyJoe ShammasS 5S 10S QH JS QS J
43541UScaHarvey BiddleS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
43641IDEdi NugrohoS 5H 4D 5H 9C AD 10
43741USnyJoan AndertonS 5S 8S 4H JS QC 5
43841USvaLeah BoyerS 5H 4C 2H JS QS J
43941CNTony WangH 2C 3S QH JC AS 10
44041CApqLise LapointeH JC KS QD QC AS J
44141USorDottie AllisonH 2H 4C JH JC AD 10
44241CApqGabriel GilbertS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
44341USmaAnne MillsS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
44441USnvBarry GorenH JC 3C 2D QC AC 5
44541CAabTom MurrayH 2S 8S QC KS QC 5
44641RORadu BlejeruS JS 8S QH JC AD 10
44741AUCharles BakerS JS 10S QH JS QD 10
44841SGK.F. ChanH 2S 8D AC 10C AC J
44941CAbcKathy TurnerS 5S 8C 2H 9H QC J
45041CNWei ZhangH JC KD AC 10H QC 5
45141UKenJonathan MonroeS JC 3S QH JS QS J
45241NZAndrei SharkoC 4H 4D 5D QC AS 10
45341USdcDavid ChernovS JS 8D AH JS QD 10
45441TRYavuz OvacikS JH 4C JD QS QS J
45541UKenNigel MarlowS JS 10S QH JD KC 5
45641PTLuciano MachadoH 2H 4C 2D QC AD 10
45741UKenRobin KleinH 2S 10D AD QS QD 10
45841UShiDavid KaynerH 2S 8C JH JS QS J
45941USinChris KimmelS 5H 4S QH 9C AS J
46041UScaRichard SteinH 2D JS QD QS QD 10
46141USnjC. Diane LynessS JH 4S QD QD 2D 10
46241USmsRichard BryantS JS 10S QD QC AS J
46341THApisai MakmitreeS JS 8S QH JC AD 10
46441PTPaulino CorreaH 2D JD 5D QD 2S 10
46541TWI-Don JienS 5H 4S QD QC AD 10

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
149.534PLPoland17
247.8610USorOregon7
345.4041HRCroatia5
444.2055USlaLouisiana5
543.8978ILIsrael9
643.8850FRFrance8
743.6415DEGermany11
843.5012BGBulgaria10
943.5032USnyNew York24
1043.1718NLNetherlands24
1142.8040ZASouth Africa5
1242.781ESSpain9
1342.6470NONorway11
1442.57135USncNorth Carolina7
1542.4527INIndia20
1642.208HUHungary5
1742.1779SESweden12
1842.107CNChina42
1941.549UKenEngland65
2041.3214PTPortugal28
2141.25100CAabAlberta8
2241.20185USkyKentucky5
2341.1411AUAustralia29
2441.006USohOhio12
2540.6754ITItaly6
2640.67110USmaMassachusetts18
2740.542CAonOntario35
2840.5068CAbcBritish Columbia10
2940.3813UScaCalifornia53
3040.38154USmdMaryland8
3140.22141CAnsNova Scotia9
3240.00162FIFinland10
3339.9359USpaPennsylvania15
3439.89101USvaVirginia9
3539.7085CApqQuebec20
3639.6744UStxTexas15
3739.63112TWTaiwan8
3839.4465USmiMichigan9
3939.3586TRTurkey17
4039.2181USflFlorida38
4139.17268USmnMinnesota6
4239.14167IEIreland7
4339.0622USilIllinois16
4439.0056RORomania13
4538.9536USnjNew Jersey19
4638.88279UScoColorado8
4738.8292USwaWashington11
4838.63217USazArizona8
4938.56132HKHong Kong9
5038.14260NZNew Zealand7
5137.40170USgaGeorgia5
5237.33303BEBelgium9
5336.67332EEEstonia6
5436.50353USctConnecticut8
5534.57448SGSingapore7

RankAverageBestCCLocationEntries
5660.003ZWZimbabwe1
5748.00120CZCzech Republic1
5846.00153MZMozambique1
5945.5099UStnTennessee2
6045.00124USalAlabama2
6145.00169CYCyprus1
6245.00198CDCongo (Dem Republic)1
6344.5046EGEgypt2
6444.50128USwiWisconsin2
6544.00206USidIdaho1
6644.00212MXMexico1
6743.50156ATAustria2
6843.3376USiaIowa3
6943.0088LVLatvia2
7043.00133UKwaWales2
7142.7521USmoMissouri4
7242.50218THThailand2
7342.25246IDIndonesia4
7442.00188LBLebanon2
7542.00255CAmbManitoba4
7642.00321DKDenmark1
7742.00328GRGreece3
7842.00340VGVirgin Islands UK1
7942.00342USksKansas1
8042.00371USwvWest Virginia1
8141.00444USnvNevada1
8241.00458UShiHawaii1
8340.50346USsdSouth Dakota2
8440.00487BCBasque Country1
8540.00500SKSlovakia1
8640.00509AEUnited Arab Emirates2
8739.6787UKscScotland3
8839.00531RSSerbia1
8939.00558CAnfNewfoundland1
9039.00581KWKuwait1
9138.5095USnhNew Hampshire2
9238.50200SISlovenia4
9338.50267USscSouth Carolina2
9438.50527JPJapan2
9538.25247VEVenezuela4
9638.00459USinIndiana4
9738.00618CLChile1
9837.67453USdcWashington DC3
9936.75498USnmNew Mexico4
10036.50507BRBrazil2
10136.50588CHSwitzerland2
10236.33560CApePrince Edward Island3
10336.00462USmsMississippi3
10436.00689OMOman1
10536.00710MTMalta1
10636.00711MYMalaysia1
10736.00719RURussia1
10835.00742CRCosta Rica1
10929.00880MKMacedonia1
11027.00896ISIceland1
11127.00897TTTrinidad & Tobago1

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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 score, the edge goes to the one using less time. Tests are conducted on a 2.0 GHz CPU with 512 MB RAM, running Windows 98.

Congratulations to Jack (Netherlands) which surged to the fore with a solid 51 in a hard-fought battle this month. Close behind at 49 were Bridge Baron and GIB (both US). Six of the seven real bots (shut up HAL) topped the average human score, so times may be changing. One of these days we’re going to wake up and find Hamman and Zia, et al, begging these tin cans for mercy.

The bots were well behaved this month in choosing leads that were listed on my charts. The only exception was on Problem 3, where Blue Chip Bridge (UK) led a trump (not good). Despite this gaff, Blue Chip redeemed my respect on Problem 6 by being the only bot not to cover the H J with Q-x. Thus, for all the other bots, their answer to Problem 6 would be immaterial in actual play because they already gave away the contract. Unfortunately for Blue Chip, this was just a side test for my own curiosity, with no impact on the scoring.

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

HAL was vastly improved this month, thanks to a new programming algorithm. Rather than decide each problem independently (a sure loss from past experience) HAL now selects a “suit of the month” and sticks with it. This time it was clubs (I guess HAL decided to start small). No fair! In the future, I may have to find out HAL’s “suit” ahead of time so I can shut him out.

October 2004 Rankings
RankScoreCCProgram version123456
151NLJack 2.04H JD JD 5H JS QC J
249USBridge Baron 14.0S JH 4S QH JS QC 5
349USGIB 6.1.3H JH 4D AH JC AS J
448CABridge Buff 11.0H JH 4D AH JS QD 10
543UKBlue Chip Bridge 4.2.0H 2H 4H 3D QS QS J
642DEQ-plus Bridge 7.1H 2H 4C JH JS QD 10
732JPMicro Bridge 10.02S 5D JD AH JS QS 5
823USHAL 9002C 4C KC JC KC AC 5

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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