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Yes I played against Andrew often back in the old Vancouver days. And would occasionally have coffee with him in a Granville deli we both frequented . I agree with everything said about the Ross brothers . Sad .
Nov. 27, 2017
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I am saddened by this news. I wish Lynn well. Great player in his day.
Nov. 12, 2017
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I was born and raised in Vancouver BC and played a lot of bridge in Seattle from 1966 until the late seventies I certainly agree with everything said. He Took up directing when he was quite young . When he first came into bridge he was a very talented player. He's ruling always reflected that ability and without exception he wqs greatly respected as a director by the expert community of the Pacific Northwest.
Sept. 17, 2017
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thanks Mike and Mike. Very kind of you.
Aug. 31, 2017
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Well done
Aug. 27, 2017
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well done
Aug. 23, 2017
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well I certainly see your point. But the proof would often be in the pudding because the auction would reveal the misunderstanding. As I mentioned in my post to conceal a known misunderstanding would be considered egregious since it is a unethical agreement that required collusion. We are undoubtedly some way from such an agreement but not a long way.It is a logical extension of moving to a better tournament t game.
Aug. 23, 2017
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I certainly echo the comments regarding the playing site and organization. The best I have ever been at. Congratulations to the WBF , the French Federation and the bridge players of Lyon.
I do believe that the rules committee or whomever begins new policy discussions needs to consider an automatic penalty for forgetting a conventional agreement.( Deliberately misrepresenting such a misunderstanding should also be considered as a serious matter. )Such misunderstandings clearly impact the deal in a negative way. Once the “ Sorry I forgot ” infraction has been established . It is surely best to make sure that the card play from the opening lead forward is engaged with the defense on the firmest ground regarding the auction. Finally however that in no way mitigates the need for a further review which should be automatic unless the defenders waive that right.
Aug. 19, 2017
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I lived in Victoria BC for many years. The Victoria bridge club was owned and operated by Matt and all the players in Victoria played regularly there. Once or twice a week for sure. Per capita Victoria was a great bridge town because of its “ best weather in Canada ” reputation, and many players have retired there . Matt's club was in downtown. Close to many pubs. Nothing not to like. There was a sign prominently posted:
“ If you double book, the other two are playing ”. Matt was , is and always will be, a master at coming up with fair rulings.
Aug. 7, 2017
Allan Graves edited this comment Aug. 7, 2017
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I have not read the thread so forgive me if this has been mentioned. HCP step responses to strong art 2C opener
June 21, 2017
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Naval for gazing
June 13, 2017
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Some good experienced players on Mexico open team
One question : did Canada take a captain to Mexico?
June 12, 2017
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The senior and open trials I attended had an outstanding hospitality suite and terrific ,tireless host and hostess people .
April 6, 2017
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I remember back in the early 2000 when we both taught bridge and played at Linda Perlmans' club. Whenever he said anything about bridge I listened. He was always courteous , never opinionated. Simply correct. Without question a true natural and one of the best of all time.
March 26, 2017
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I feel so very sad . Such a loss to his family , friends and the game he loved .
Jan. 27, 2017
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Edit In golf a scoring error is usually not correctable and or leads to disqualification . The scoring of a board needs to be taken much more seriously . At the end of the session there should be a ten minute mandatory scoring reconciliation where you are given your recorded score and a hand record . At the level this is being proposed it should not be too challenging to get it correct in that “ 27 th board ” scoring round . Plus of courses it is a great opportunity to fine tune your “ tips to partner ” review . Are their good arguments for not having barometer play where you are given the just recorded result ASAP for the previous round ( but not your match point score ). .? Remember when a misduplicated board was a draconian penalty ? Why not the same level of penalty for distracted scoring . It would help if the scoring machinery was even remotely user friendly but maybe that's just me .
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Dec. 18, 2016
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Sorry Wrong post place
Dec. 18, 2016
Allan Graves edited this comment Dec. 18, 2016
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I agree completely with with Mr Greco's point . The details should not be difficult . As usual moving it along to accepted procedure will be the Devil . Please. ACBL and other organizations take Mr Greco' s post seriously .
Dec. 18, 2016
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The language should never have been “ drop ins ” but rather what was actually the fair and reasonable principle that there are two ways to qualify for the semi finals of the Roth or Jacoby Swiss . Finish in the top X percent on day 1 or win enough KO matches to play on Friday. The blue Ribbon pairs has multiple ways to qualify for day 1 and not all of them of the same difficulty . Restricting the Roth and Jacoby Swiss events in this sort of either /or way is a huge mistake by the ACBL and I cannot fathom the real reasons they are doing this . I bet an evidence based decision based on asking the qualifiers to day 2 if they objected to additional teams qualifying through the KO . The question must be clearly stated that these teams were not supplanting any day1 teams but rather 1 to 4 additional teams which indeed might mean an additional day 1 qualifierto make an even number . I may be naive but I think most would not .
Dec. 8, 2016
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Declarer underbid his claim . Proving yet again the old maxim “ Bridge is a bidders game ”
Dec. 7, 2016
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