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Perhaps we need a two question poll:
1. Do you care about masterpoints?
2. If you answered yes to 1, why do you care about them?

I'd post it, but I'm tired and it's late. I'm going to bed. :-)
8 hours ago
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That, I suspect, used to be the purpose of annual club championships. Complete with trophy.

I haven't seen a trophy of any kind for anyone in years.
9 hours ago
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I like the idea, but it would require somebody, probably somebody at OnPeak, to do some actual work. :-)
9 hours ago
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Are ACBL masterpoints really a draw for club goers who don't go to tournaments? Why should they care about them?
10 hours ago
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“Convention Disruption”?
20 hours ago
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Perhaps if players are going to assume that the rules are the same at their club as they are at tournaments, the clubs ought to adopt tournament rules. OTOH, if most club players don't go to tournaments, then perhaps the clubs ought to be educating those people as to the differences before they go to a tournament.
Aug. 22
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Some people upgrade for a five card minor suit, but not a five card major suit. That's never made sense to me.
Aug. 22
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Not so much a memory cost as an annoyance cost - though as Richard points out in a lengthy competitive auction it's easy to just look at the board and forget that what it says is wrong.
Aug. 22
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And sometimes they announce it like three days after the bid is made.

Okay, I'm exaggerating - a little. :-)
Aug. 22
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There is one board set amongst RABA's sets where they took board 33 and put a piece of tape over the board number and wrote (in pencil) “1” on it, but it's hard to read and people are always questioning it.
Aug. 22
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It occurred to me this morning that RABA has 17 or 19 board sets. I don't know how many they brought to this game, but I am sure it was not all of them. You can get six sets of six boards out of one set, so I expect they probably brought two or three, plus a couple for the 299er section. If they'd brought more, this problem would not have arisen.
Aug. 22
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No, and no.
Aug. 22
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I looked on an old score card, which had the dealer and vulnerability pre-printed, for those data, and announced them to the table before we started the auction on each board.

Incidentally, someone had added a table of these data to the team score cards they provided, but that table differed from the one I used, which I know is compliant with the law, because I checked it against the law book a while back. Just to further complicate things.
Aug. 22
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Perhaps he did. Should I care?
Aug. 22
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Can you blame him? A million bucks may be a drop in the bucket for him, but it's still a lot of money.
Aug. 21
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I have to say - fifteen bucks for a day of bridge *and* a nice lunch is pretty darn good, in spite of little problems like this.
Aug. 21
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No hand records. I think the problem is what Ed Judy alluded to just upthread: the bridgepads assumed boards 1-6 and the director either didn't know how to change that or didn't want to take the time.
Aug. 21
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Well done, BW!
Aug. 21
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I tend not to make plans very far in advance. If a month before a tournament I decide I'd like to go, I look to see if I can get decent accommodations at or near the venue at a decent price. If I can't, I don't go. Add that to all the other stuff going on in my life, and my last NABC was in 2001.
Aug. 21
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I'm not whining, and you can take your comment, fold it until it's all corners, and stick it.
Aug. 21
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