This thread is also a carry-over of an Outpost thread http://184.108.40.206/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=345111
It’s somewhat similar to this GoActuary thread I started yesterday: Bridge: 2020 MSC discussion
Both are monthly bidding challenges. Both based on a similar bidding style. Yesterday’s thread is a far older and more prestigious competition, and has 12 problems per month and hundreds of entrants. This contest is for the ACBL’s District 4 (parts of Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware; possibly some Maryland too), and rarely has 50 entrants. Only one hand per month, but sometimes there’s more than one question (e.g., “do you agree with a specific call already made?” and “what now?”). From an AO or GoActuary perspective, for yesterday’s contest I’m submitting a consensus entry, provided we have enough participation to reach a consensus. In this one, I’m definitely submitting my own choice. It’s often influenced by what others think is best. This year so far, my results have been improved when others persuaded me to change my initial thought.
You can enter for yourself, too, at http://d4msc.straguzzi.org/ Comments are welcome, and there are few enough entrants you may find yourself quoted. Another big difference between the two contests: this one is far more generous in scoring of the non-winning choices. Top score is 100, and unless the moderator thinks your answer was intended as a joke, it will almost surely get at least 60. If you want to see the results for the last month’s problem and an indication of the comments they choose to publish: https://files.constantcontact.com/2bd6acd1101/5e372348-cbe9-4ac0-9e4a-c2ce96b7c388.pdf