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WBF running scores shows, for example, ‘after board 6 of segment 5’ along with the totals of each past segment.
Oct. 1
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Good suggestions. On the WBF website (on your iphone) there was running scores, with the board number shown. It was never more than one full board behind.
Sept. 30
Alvin Levy edited this comment Sept. 30
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Not to worry. USA wins last two sets, 113-15! Final USA beats England 195-162
Sept. 24
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Kevin, thanks for posting. Congratulations to all the NA players. Thanks to all the adults that made this happen.
Sept. 12
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IMO the best setup is one used by some bot sites, namely, N-S is likely to be the declaring side on 2/3 of the deals.
Aug. 21
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Maurizio di Sacco supplied the following.
The WBF's (table/screen)s were built in Poland, but the producer does not make them anymore. A company in Turkey is now producing (basically) the same tables (actually, better ones: more solid and with an aluminum box instead of carton). Approximate cost is 100€ per table. They were originally designed on WBF specs.
Aug. 19
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OK…The case for bidding on is convincing. 6C
Aug. 7
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As Stu mentioned my views, so I'll elaborate.

A significant (by-law) change such as this requires a 2/3 majority. Since the motion does not specify the method of selecting the board within the ACBL board, referred to as the Executive Committee, it is not in keeping with responsible governance, imo, to vote yea. In addition, the ACBL board requires motions to be submitted 30 days in advance of the BoD's meeting. This motion was presented at the meeting, and there was limited discussion. Again, not the best business practice. Once a defined plan is submitted, and researched (see below) then the board can make an educated decision.

Further, on research, there are many ‘expert’ opinions that discuss the merits and pitfalls of a board within a board. Mark Leonard gives a reference above. http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/executive-committees-limit-authority/ A search will reveal many other similar warnings…one article is titled, “EC, the good, the bad and the ugly.” In addition, New York Not-for-profit Corporate Law must be studies to understand the extent and limitations of the proposed EC's powers. These topics should be taken into consideration before a final decision is made.
Aug. 6
Alvin Levy edited this comment Aug. 6
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Stuck…even though bidding on may be bridge logic, there is a good chance that if you bid on and make it, it will be taken away. Might as well live with it and avoid an appeal which you may lose. Maybe you'll get lucky and 6 goes down on a 5-0 trump break!
Aug. 3
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Hi Anne, Looking forward to a great youth championship.
June 30
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BTW…Funbridge has an 18-board ACBL sanctioned robot game. 2 daylong games a day, one matchpoints and one IMPs.
June 17
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Minimum number of boards is 12. 12-17 board games pay a sanction fee of $0.55/table. This applies to club and online games.
June 17
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@Randy The sanction fees ae the same as for live clubs. Sanction fees are $1.00 per table for 18- boards and $0.55 per table for 12-17 boards. A table is four players, so in a robot game where there is one human at a table, that table is considered to be 1/4 of a table, with a fee of $0.55/4. Robots don't pay :-)
June 17
Alvin Levy edited this comment June 17
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@Jeff. “However, online bridge decreased at a 5.5% clip. If players stopped playing at clubs and tournaments, and they clearly didn't turn to online play, what is going on? “

Recent figures are misleading. When BBO raised its card fee to $1.25 from $1.00 play decreased by 8% and stayed lower until the two daylong robot games were introduced. Recent play on BBO is back to where it was before the increase. The 5.5% decrease you refer to has been erased.
June 16
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Congrats to all. A really strong team!
June 9
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Congratulations.
May 31
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Play A K Q 7, even if diamonds are 5-1. East is ended and if hearts are k third with West, nine tricks are assured.
May 28
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When in doubt…3NT…should make.
May 27
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A BIG Congrats…I'm sure BBO will be covering all their matches
May 25
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See the many write-ups from the World Computer-Bridge Championships at www.computerbridge.com

for day by day writeups of the 2018 championships, go to
https://bridgebotchampionship.com/2018-world-computer-bridge-championship/


As mentioned above Wbridge5 (Yves Costel, developer) can be played at http://bridgez.net/
May 5
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