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A pairs trial and, if i win, i auction the remaining spots om the team?
June 21
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We like this Clay movment for 2 board rounds for 0-20. Does ACBL recognize the movement?
June 21
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Never post without talking to Donna Compton our 4 table 0-20 woud run a four table mitchell with a skip, we prefer 5 boards a round — 3 rounds —- with a skip aftr second round.
June 20
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Tailoring the movment to the length of the game apprpruate to your players skill level is sound. Saying that a relay and bystand are “dangerous” to the 0-20 players, while containing a kernel of truth, seems as likely to be caused by a spread too thin TD … or one who clearly is not paying attention —- moving the players and boards for either a 4 Table Howell or 4 table relay bystand seems doable while running a single other section …..
June 20
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I should add, Mark once paid an air ambulance for intercontinental transport of an ill teammate.
June 19
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Steve, I am confused by this paragraph: “Many players are members already and some even have up to 100 MPs This means they are shunning NLM and open games. Tough call here because if we didn't have supervised play we might not have them.”

You don't pay a sanction fee for the supervised play, so you make less on the pair in NLM and open games, why is the fact that they want to play in the supervised play a problem for you? (I assume the players are not “problem children” in the supervised play environment).
June 19
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Honors is $32.
June 19
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I agree about a 2/1 denying 4 caed support
June 18
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No one disagrees with that, but a selection method is just wrong. Those that can play, enter the trials, win the trials and play.
June 18
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The selection committee is a political albatross, a disaster waiting to happen, a litigation minefield, and a perfect example of the absolute over activity of volunteers who just get themselves into trouble because they simply don't have enough to do. Absent intervening ethical issue or illness, keep out!
June 17
Chris Compton edited this comment June 18
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Michael, it would seem to be helpful to jump to 3N with some range. But, bidding sucks after 1S 2C 3N. You cas survive the 12-19 2N rebid especially if good 14's to bad 16"s are opened with a strong NT.
June 17
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The personal finances of the club owners and teachers will be fine after a decrease in ACBL membership because we can always sell Bridge knowledge and teaching skills. Its regional and sectional tournaments which are dependent upon teachers and clubs to continue to produce new members in sufficient gross numbers – so as to allow the outliers in the gross recruitment lot – to become regional and sectional players. The units and districts are dependent financially upon the clubs and teachers. Finally, the largest two clubs in London award no masterpoints other than “home brewed”. And the Bridge Academy of North Dallas has members at present who are “Band Patron Members” for $120 per years but who are not ACBL members for $49 per year.
June 17
Chris Compton edited this comment June 17
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Talented.
June 17
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Ray, you and Don are incorrect in stating that the BOG is effective. Of the motions revisited by the BOD at BOG request - many. result in no change of action — and of the votes to revisit that do result in change of BOD action— virtually all of them would have been revisited and changed without BOG urging. Don M. will, if he is honest, admit the BOD views the BOG as a powerless distraction. Either zero or one by-law change has ever originated with the BOG.

Ray, despite your valued 19 years as a unit BoD member in the artificially wealthy Silicon Valley, you have admitted to me that you need to learn more about your Dstrict BOD, the ACBL BOD, and the BOG — why insult the largest recruiter of members in the country, Jeff B., who own Honors (and has over 40 years teaching amd owning a club) — presently the largest club in the country — and is himself a present member of the BOG. I dont think you have the knowledge or experience to “smart off” at Jeff. Sorry, but this is classic — the volunteer criticizes the successful recruiter.
June 16
Chris Compton edited this comment June 16
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Glad to see that my judgment that I did not understand this issue — was correct!
June 16
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I happened to have emailed Interim ACBL CEO Joe Jones this week about CDN currency issues. Here is his reply:

Last October we implemented stable pricing for Canadian memberships, clubs, and tournaments. Also, our Canadian employees are paid in Canadian dollars, there is no adjustment for the exchange rate. Our previous practice was to adjust pricing every month based on the current exchange rate. TDs were paid in Canadian funds but their pay rate (salary or hourly) was adjusted to match the current exchange rate as

Joe Jones
Chief Financial Officer &
Acting Executive Director

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June 16
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1S 2H 3N any club Spl; 1S 2H 4C light diamond Spl, 1S 2H 4D heavy diamomd Spl
June 16
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Mark was good for Bridge. Sad.
June 15
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Tom Moore, if you own the Arlington Duplicate Bridge Club, a part of your unit which is 20 miles from your Ft Worth provided facility, then how do you share in the unit’s largesse? I am sure there is a way to equalize.
June 15
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Donna Compton is FB marketing guru for us, but the results (after we consulted with Edward Zuckerberg papa FB, ACBL member) have been good. I think “granulating” your search is important, but you have to contact Donna through www.bridgeindallas.com or www.playbetterbridge.com to ask her directly.
June 15
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