A) Dbl, then 3NT

B) 3N

C) 2N

D) Dbl

E) 4H (I hate splintering with a void, and 4NT doesn’t get me the info I need)

F) Pass

G) 4C

H) Spade Jack

```
A B C D E F G H
procrastinator
oirg
SW Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N 5C 4H P 4S SJ
Klaymen
ST
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N Dbl 4H P 4C SJ
NN
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
4Sigma
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H ? 4S D10
Leading Dbl, then 3N 2N Dbl 4H 4S SJ
```

November guesses:

A. Double, 3N. Partner’s 2N is Lebensohl.

B. 3H

C. 2N

D. Double

E. 3H

F. 3N

G. 4S

H. Spade jack

```
A B C D E F G H
procrastinator
oirg Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H 3N 4S SJ
SW Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N 5C 4H P 4S SJ
Klaymen
ST
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N Dbl 4H P 4C SJ
NN
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
4Sigma
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H ? 4S D10
Leading Dbl, then 3N 2N Dbl 4H 4S SJ
```

A. b4 (double then 3NT)

B. Double. The raise hearts, otherwise bid 3NT.

C. 2NT. Hope this is natural.

D. 5 Clubs, with no conviction

E. 3D. I plan to take control eventually, but want to leave a bit more room.

F. 2NT. I may amend after I learn what Bart applying means

G. 4 spades. Seems obvious, I may be missing something.

H. Spade jack. At IMPs I might try a heart, but here, will play it safer.

```
A B C D E F G H
procrastinator Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N 5C 3D 2N 4S SJ
oirg Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H 3N 4S SJ
SW Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N 5C 4H P 4S SJ
Klaymen
ST
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N Dbl 4H P 4C SJ
NN
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
4Sigma
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H ? 4S D10
Leading Dbl, then 3N 2N Dbl 4H 4S SJ
```

I had already posted(see above in the thread) what the system notes say about Bart.

Here is a longer explanation from Canada; Bart: bridge convention

And one from Larry Cohen:

A) b4 (X => 3N)

B) 3H

C) 2N

D) 5C

E) 3H

F) 3H

G) 4S

H) SJ

```
A B C D E F G H
procrastinator Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N 5C 3D 2N 4S SJ
oirg Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H 3N 4S SJ
SW Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N 5C 4H P 4S SJ
Klaymen Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N 5C 3H 3H 4S SJ
ST
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N Dbl 4H P 4C SJ
NN
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
4Sigma
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H ? 4S D10
Leading Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 4H 4S SJ
```

At the moment, there’s only one without a leader, but if the leader is only up 1, another voter could create a tie.

I’ll say 3N on F.

```
A B C D E F G H
procrastinator Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N 5C 3D 2N 4S SJ
oirg Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H 3N 4S SJ
SW Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N 5C 4H P 4S SJ
Klaymen Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N 5C 3H 3H 4S SJ
ST
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 3N 2N Dbl 4H P 4C SJ
NN
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N Dbl 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
4Sigma
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 3H 3N 4S D10
Submitted Dbl, then 3N 3H 2N Dbl 4H 3H 4S SJ
```

TIL that, even though 2024 is divisible by 4 and not 100 (the normal leap year test), there were only 30 days in September. Fortunately I was still able to enter answers, and got a confirmation, though that may not be sufficient to have them considered in the scoring.

With very little additional thought, given the need to get answers in quickly, I choose 3H for F. There were 3 votes for bidding NT and only 2 for bidding H, but the 2 passers were content to play in hearts.

I also noticed, not until after entering, that I had thought 4H was leading on E even though it was only tied. Hopefully that will prove to have been the better choice.

```
A B C D E F G H Total
procrastinator Dbl, then 3N 100 Dbl 80 2N 100 5C 100 3D 60 2N 70 4S 80 SJ 100 690
oirg Dbl, then 3N 100 3H 100 2N 100 Dbl 80 3H 90 3N 0 4S 80 SJ 100 650
SW Dbl, then 3N 100 3N 90 2N 100 5C 100 4H 100 P 70 4S 80 SJ 100 740
Klaymen Dbl, then 3N 100 3H 100 2N 100 5C 100 3H 90 3H 100 4S 80 SJ 100 770
BTDT Dbl, then 3N 100 3N 90 2N 100 Dbl 80 4H 100 P 70 4C 100 SJ 100 740
veni vidi vici Dbl, then 3N 100 Dbl 80 2N 100 Dbl 80 4H 100 3H 100 4S 80 SJ 100 740
Abstract Actuary Dbl, then 3N 100 3H 100 2N 100 Dbl 80 3H 90 3N 0 4S 80 D10 20 570
Submitted Dbl, then 3N 100 3H 100 2N 100 Dbl 80 4H 100 3H 100 4S 80 SJ 100 760
Dbl, then 3N 100 3H 100 2N 100 5C 100 4H 100 3H 100 4C 100 SJ 100
3N 90 Dbl 80 3H 90 3D 80 4S 80 D10 20
Dbl 80 3D 60 P 70
2N 70
3N 0
```

Klaymen had our top score of 770, which would have tied for 1/2 on the monthly honor roll. Our consensus 760 did tie for 3/5. BTDT, VVV and I would have tied for 8-17 with 740. It took 700 to make the honor roll.

A: 2D. Seems straight forward to me. You may want to show your 3 spades, but I don’t think you can yet. You may want to show your 6th heart, but not sure it’s the right time for that. And you may want to show your club void, but again, I don’t see an easy way to do this now.

B: 3S. We are already forcing to game, so I think this takes a chance to show at least a 5th spade while giving us the most room to explore.

C: Pass. We had a weak opener in the first place. We could correct back to spades, but there is a chance partner has equal distribution and we are no better off. I think partner is showing better than minimum response bid, but this still may be our best likely chance.

D: 5D. I’d really like to know what 2NT means here and what my responses could mean. Is 2NT an unusual trump overall? I don’t think so. So assume it is natural and showing strength. Does it show a stopper in spades? If so 3NT is better. And clearly we may want to explore slam here. Maybe 4S would be the most natural bid that shows slam interest.

E: 3NT. I considered double, but feel there is too high a risk we would end up in a bad 4S game. I assume 2NT is not an unusual no trump overcall. And likely implies more spades and/or spade stopper.

F 3D. We are weak here for the situation. We have 3 clubs but no club stopper, so I think 3D gets that message across best. No 5th spade, no secondary heart support, no club stopper.

G: 3D. Very similar. We are on the very weak side of our range. No spades to report. No club stopper to report. No heart support. A 5th diamond.

H: 6C. Leading a spade could give up a trick. Diamonds is opponents suit. It’s likely partner has 4 more more hearts, so we could create a trick there, but I don’t love leading the Ace or leading away from the Ace. Maybe the plan is to lead the Ace of hearts and then follow with the 6 if the read is favorable.

By the way. I post my description, not in an attempt to convince anyone, but more to show my thinking. I know that many on here are far more experienced, so if anything, would love feedback on where my thinking is misguided or limited.