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Poll Regarding Drop-Ins from Soloway to Blues

This poll is inspired by the linked article and ensuing comments:

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/drop-ins-to-the-blue-ribbons/

Comments on that article have asserted that the only beneficiaries of Max's suggested policy would be the 16-24 players eligible to enter the Blue Ribbon Semi-Final after losing in the Soloway quarterfinal.

At least one poster continues to repeat this assertion, despite several other posters stating that they favor the drop-in policy, even though they have little or no chance to be in that 16-24 group.  They favor it because they want the premier pair event at the Fall Nationals to be as strong as possible.

In addition to those who have commented on BridgeWinners, I have spoken offline to several people who feel the same way.  They believe, as I do, that having more strong pairs in the Blue Ribbons benefits themselves, because they enter the event in order to face the strongest possible opposition.

While obviously not scientific, I'd like to attempt to construct a poll which separates the opinions of those likely to be affected by such a policy from those who are voting based on principle.  

 

Please indulge me and review these "conditions of contest" before voting.

Let's define "likely participant in the Blue Ribbons" as anyone who has entered in the last 5 years, and/or considers themselves more likely than not to enter in the next 3 years.

Let's define "unlikely to reach Soloway Round of 8" as anyone who believes they have less than a 5% chance of accomplishing that.

Let's assume for the purpose of this poll that the drop-in policy suggested is as follows:

- Any player losing in the quarter finals of the Soloway can pair up with another such player and enter the 2nd day of the Blue Ribbons.  They need not come from the same team, and eligibility is not dependent on having played more than the minimum required boards. 

- The pair will receive somewhere between lowest carryover and average carryover (tbd when policy is set). 

- Such pairs will increase the size of the Day 2 field, rather than displacing pairs that would have otherwise qualified.

 

Edit/Add: Please read "unlikely to be affected" to include "definitely won't be affected"

 

 

 

 

I am a likely participant in the Blue Ribbons, and unlikely to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I am against drop ins from the Soloway to the Blues, regardless of details.
I am a likely participant in the Blue Ribbons, and unlikely to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of Blues, and can live with the policy suggested.
I am a likely participant in the Blue Ribbons, and unlikely to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of the Blues, but only with different restrictions.
I believe I have a 5% or better chance to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I am against drop ins from the Soloway to the Blues, regardless of details.
I believe I have a 5% or better chance to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of Blues, and can live with the policy suggested.
I believe I have a 5% or better chance to reach the Soloway Round of 8. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of the Blues, but only with different restrictions.
I am unlikely to be personally affected. I am against drop ins from the Soloway to the Blues, regardless of details.
I am unlikely to be personally affected. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of Blues, and can live with the policy suggested.
I am unlikely to be personally affected. I favor allowing drop ins to the 2nd day of the Blues, but only with different restrictions.

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