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When we wrote the schedule, we didn't take top bracket requests into account, and the edict from ACBL to include GLM in the top bracket had not been passed. The directors are constrained to provide events as presented in the schedule. The change will be to having something in the schedule like “All GLM or GLM-equivalents will be placed in the top bracket.” Then Kevin can arrange the top bracket as he sees fit as he will have the liberty to do so.

The bracketed RRs are much, much, much more popular than the A/X Swiss, especially among the “low-X” players.
Feb. 10
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I feel quite honored to be mentioned in this article. :)

I wrote up a suggestion for the board for next year and hopefully they will implement it.

No offense, but an email to the tournament organizers would have been a more effective use of your time than complaining here.
Feb. 10
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Thanks for posting, and congratulations?

What time of day did you play, and do you think it would make a difference? The idea would be that the stronger players would tend to play at night.
Nov. 27, 2019
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6 looks excellent but I have sympathy for the 2NT bid. A positive response to a 2 opener is one of the weaker parts of robot bidding.
Sept. 3, 2019
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I enjoy gambling, craps is my favorite. After the dot-com bust I decided I prefer that crapshoot to the crapshoot that is the stock market.
Aug. 23, 2019
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Other. I only take the finesse when it is working.
Aug. 22, 2019
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Many of the suggestion box comments were anonymous but I asked players from the whole spectrum of ability about it and there were duplication dislikers across the whole spectrum.

The reasons for disliking were different from A to C.

The game took the same time as without the hand records, but there are some fast A players who had to wait in between hands instead of waiting in between rounds.

B dislikers generally didn't like “computer hands”.

C dislikers were just confused.

I did get several requests to handicap the top bracket at the sectionals. The disparity in talent between team 1 and 9 is way bigger than that of any other bracket. Kevin said he had never heard of handicapping these events, but we will take that under consideration.
Aug. 17, 2019
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I was surprised at how many players did not like having the duplicated hands. There was some vocal opposition to “computer hands”. Maybe it was old people not liking change. (No offense intended to old people)

I think the players' experiences were improved. Whether or not this board movement will be tried again remains to be seen.
Aug. 16, 2019
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Yep, DoPA. I like 1-2 inv.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Okay. Thank you for the clarification. Double complete would be the way to go.
Aug. 13, 2019
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Thank you for your comment.

In each session you play eight three-board half-matches, with three sets of boards per bracket of nine teams.

I can sense Kevin's index fingers throbbing from 150 miles away. :)
Aug. 13, 2019
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EDIT
Your question goes beyond the scope of this article. It would take an amount of time for me to answer the question that is not worth the research. Sorry.
Aug. 12, 2019
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Aug. 13, 2019
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Yes.
Aug. 12, 2019
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Kevin Perkins was the director in charge for this event and he was very helpful in ironing out any wrinkles that came up. He reads this site so I would welcome any comments he would have from a directorial standpoint, other than complaints about the blisters he got from running the duplicating machine.
Aug. 12, 2019
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Aug. 12, 2019
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In this board movement, the boards move in a line.

Board X goes from C3-C2-C1-B3-B2-B1-A3-A2-A1.

There are other ways of moving the boards that would work. I thought this would be easy and simple. The players seemed to catch on pretty quickly.
Aug. 12, 2019
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For round 3 and 4, the directors assign new pairings. For example, team 1 might play teams 2 and 3 in the first two rounds, and teams 4 and 5 in the next two rounds.
Aug. 12, 2019
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You're not missing anything. For the second session, you go back to board 1 with another set of boards. We have plenty of board sets so we can duplicate morning and afternoon boards at once. Alternatively you can duplicate boards during the break.
Aug. 12, 2019
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Aug. 12, 2019
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9 teams per bracket in a round robin means 8 matches of 6 boards.

We used two sets of boards per bracket. Also, we ended up having some extra sets that were used to “drop in” boards ahead of a slow pair.
Aug. 12, 2019
Daniel Jackson edited this comment Aug. 12, 2019
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:jaw drops

Wow! We are running a sectional now and the night game did not make. A pro-am might be an interesting thing to try. What were the divisions between the pros and the ams?
Aug. 10, 2019
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PM as in afternoon or evening?
Aug. 9, 2019
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