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It would be best for Bridge if everyone had to play at least 1/2 the boards of any RR stage or KO match. FWIW, from a PURELY professional player point of view …. we want the rules spelled out clearly. This having to explain “title eligibilty” versus “MP eligibility” (and WBF placing points, also) …. is just a MESS.
Oct. 10
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Oh, God, let's not use the Beast in our defense!
Sept. 21
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Judy Kay criticising the present administrators for “willful ignorance “ (guilty they are) is odd from the wife of someone who participated and profited from past “willful ignorance.” I do love the phrase “willfull ignorance”— a concept from Roman Civil Law as opposed to English Common Law.
Sept. 20
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Such an absolutely amazing comment from the wife of Bobby Wolff, a man who was President of the ACBL, President of the WBF and lost several world championships to the Italians. Its an indictment of the past administrators, we agree. But, Bobby was the head administrator. Oh wait, did i mention that the generous European and South American benefactors (at that time) of the WBF were against throwing out the Italians?
Sept. 20
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A little dismissive of Canadian talent, my friend.
Sept. 20
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Have to agree with David here, especially as EVERY mathematical study on seeding agrees that random seeding for the bottom half of the field is indicated (Brian, I am sure your mathematician wife will verify this for all of us). Typical for bridge players we are sure we are different and have a better solution, ugh. Ok, so for the top half of the seeding, this might help, but … we already have eligibility points assigned for almost all the the players on teams in the the top half of the draw. When an individual player passes who is truly talented enough to affect a Vanderbilt or Spingold Match(the young Italian Donati, for example), we take notice. In this case the perfect is clearly the enemy of the good.

Sorry to distract from your post, just don't think you are on a profitable road. Thanks for trying to improve bridge.
Sept. 20
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I would love to hear Bobby Wolff talk about his partnership with Jim Jacoby. Bobby? On an aside, i object to labeling Edgar Kaplan the “greatest theoretician of all time.” Perhaps “of his time.” Not close to all-time. As but one example, Eric Rodwell literally makes Kaplan look like the village idiot. Yes, the game was different — hard to compare across generations — maybe we shouldn’t?
Sept. 19
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Mike B, do you have a comment on the ethics of the top American players prior to say 1974. Perhaps thoughts passed down to you from your legendary dad? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Sept. 18
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Our unit just had offsite LBIAD and diitibuted 48 “leads” to us. We emailed the 48 and had one reply. Perhaps a different title like “Begin Bridge in a Day” would attract a prospect more realistic about the commitment required to actually learn the game. Otherwise, one day is not enough to get a “sticky” lead. Jeff rings true speaking of new players feeding of the energy of the home club.
Aug. 23
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Please give us the dates and hotel information for 2019. Thanks.
Aug. 18
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Well, we both did.
July 26
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You understand the issue. Places that had the feature, and turned it off, came to a peaceful place
July 24
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Hi Steve, thanks for your long-time service to Bridge I had asked Jay Whipple for a time certain for the General Membership as you suggest. I got a prompt, but unhelpful reply. Perhaps you could write him and ask also? And, of course your help in assuring the occurrence of a quorum.
July 24
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Jan, that sort of decision is left to the presiding officer or the parliamentarian, most of the time – often following Robert's Rules for guidance. I believe the first motion at the Annual Meeting could be a motion to appoint “person X” as the presiding officer for the meeting, but I doubt that the ACBL agrees with me. I have contacted ACBL President Jay Whipple and started a conversation about the Annual Meeting (General Meeting). While Jay has been responsive despite being busy with the ongoing ACBL Board Meeting, I do not agree with the content of his reply. I would direct you and others to p. 12 of the June ACBL Bulletin for the announcement of the “General Meeting” (annual meeting). You must look carefully on p. 12 of the Bulletin because it is a marketing page for Atlanta, not a business announcement page. I would also refer you to to ACBL ByLaw 4.1 Time Place, etc. regarding Annual Meetings. You will note the failure by the ACBL to publish an agenda for the meeting as promised by its own ByLaw. The announcement calls the meeting the General Membership Meeting, not the Annual Meeting.
July 24
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doubling 2D with the opponents having both majors including 5 hearts and an opening bid, is much different than doubling 2C showing a weak hand and only promising 4-4 in the majors.
July 24
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DBL as a strong NT (the original post suggested defense) is a poor choice.
July 24
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JoAnn, please reread my post. I asked you to submit a motion. I am on the “bandwagon” of improving the League. If you don't want to contribute a motion, fine. I am trying to make the process work better. Certainly, a motion asking/directing/forcing a reduction in number of districts will pass; the problem is getting a quorum. While I am capable of making such a motion, i want others to draft and debate the most important motions. So, yes, get on the bandwagon of improving the League. Any member at the meeting may make a motion.
July 23
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David, thanks, if you are in ATL, please help get a quorum to the meeting?
July 23
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Ray, i LIKE that idea, i have limited time, skills and effort, will you set up the poll?
July 23
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Jan, i agree with you about two or three well thought out motions. We are also collecting ByLaw violations simultaneously. If we can get a quorum to the meeting, i promise an organized meeting. What we need right now is your personal support of getting a quorum to the meeting. You and Chip are very well respected and your support would be invaluable. At some point we have to risk a failed effort — would everyone like it better if i posted proposed Motions for the Annual Meeting (General Membership Meeting? Ii am trying to not to appear “to have everything my way.” the BOD’s attention through the meeting. This post asked for your input on motions? You can email me privately. Thanks for all your work for Brodge!
July 23
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