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Many moons ago, before bidding boxes, my usual partner opened 1Sp. I alerted and explained “It's a psyche.” My partner burst out laughing - it was a psyche. He had psyched before, and I just knew he had psyched. Perhaps the tone of his voice, perhaps his body language, perhaps a look on his face. I don't know exactly what it was but I just knew it. He never psyched again with me.
March 29
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I once played 3 boards in a mixed pairs event against John and his very pretty partner. On the first hand John's partner helped me make my contract. No one said a word. On board two my partner returned the favour and gave John his contract. No one said a word. Board 3 saw John's partner in a laydown game. After some thought she found a way to go down, but in a mark of solidarity my partner found the play to let her make. After some thought John's partner thought she saw the light and proceded to go one down.
As we got up to move to the next round John and I looked at each other sympathetically and he shrugged and said “What can we do? We love them!”
March 29
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Jeff, if you are interested you can read the EBL requirements in Section 33 of the EBL General Conditions of Contest
http://db.eurobridge.org/Repository/documents/coc/GCoC/EBLGeneralCoCMarch2019.pdf
March 19
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In addition to the World Bridge Games, Salsomaggiore Terme will also host a combined WBF/EBL Youth international event in 2020.
From 31st July to 9th August the WBF World Youth Bridge Teams Championship.
On 7th and 8th August the WBF/EBL Transnational Swiss Teams Championship.
The EBL National Youth Open and Mixed Pairs Championship will be held on 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th August.
Dec. 23, 2019
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The EBL Regulations:
“A player who removes one or more calls made from the tray in an apparent attempt to “Pass” is indeed deemed to have “Passed”.”

This applies both with and without screens.
Dec. 12, 2019
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In answer to Avon's question:
Fisher-Schwartz have not played in any IBF event. I have heard that Fisher played on BBO but I don't know whether this is so.
F-S are banned for life from playing together, for representing their national team (even separately), and for any bridge position in the IBF (TD, teacher …). They are banned from all IBF activities until 2024 when they may petition to be allowed to play (but not together) in IBF events. This can be accepted or rejected.

Following reciprocity agreements, all the above would apply to wherever in the bridge world they may want to play.
Dec. 2, 2019
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It is the PLANNED venue for the 2020 IMSA games but is still awaiting the final approval from the relevant Chinese local authority (which to my understanding will be at the beginning of November). If the IMSA games are in Qingdao then the Bridge Games will be part of this, and I have been informed that the dates are 3-17 October.
Oct. 1, 2019
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I understand that if the event will be in China (as part of the IMSA Games) the dates are 3-17 October 2020.
Sept. 27, 2019
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Oren - last year in Orlando the WBF officially decided to rename the events exactly as you now suggest, viz U26,U26W, U21,U16. The EBL has been doing this for years.
As you can see from the “W” the event is for Women, not Ladies and not Girls.
The terms “Juniors”, "Youngsters, Kids have - or should have - disappeared.
Sept. 23, 2019
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Thanks Roy. I have also heard positive reviews about visiting Azerbaijan but I understand that the hotel has informed the organizer that there is a law against gambling and that therefore bridge would not be allowed. I swill forward your remarks and suggestion to the organizer of the tour.
Dec. 27, 2018
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Paul - my partner also says don't play bridge, and I don't take that advice!
Dec. 27, 2018
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Where did you get this information from? The table director was not removed from his EBL job by anyone at any time and is still directing in EBL and WBF events.
Dec. 20, 2018
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Arithmetic, David, not clothing size. There were 85 tables needed for the 2014 Opatija Teams Championship. The Open Championship will need more than double that. In Montecatini there were nearly 200 tables playing at the same time.
Nov. 13, 2018
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What an unthinking and insulting comment, implying that the EBL will keep secret hands that might show cheating. The EBL recorded and made available all the material from Opatija that was used in the crowd sourcing in the cases against the cheaters. True, there was not much action until Boye started the ball rolling. The EBL spent 250,000 euro investigating and prosecuting the cheating allegations, for the most part successfully. Unfortunately it was not successful in one case but certainly not for want of trying. The EBL has introduced and is introducing improved methods of videotaping play, and other safeguards. I know for a fact that all existing material, including videos, are freely available from all EBL events.

I do not know what the attitude of the EBL was in 1997 towards cheating, but I do know what the attitude is now and what is has been for at least the last 5 years that I have been an executive committee member. The EBL will do all in its power to prevent cheating and will actively investigate and if necessary prosecute suspicions of cheating .

If there are hand records or any other material from 1997 they will be made available. Apparently they are not available on the EBL site, although the bulletins are. One cannot compare record keeping today with record keeping in pre- or early digital days. If the hand records for Open round 27 do exist somewhere in EBL archives Avon, or anyone else, will get them.
Oct. 23, 2018
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Once upon a time in the EBL and WBF, there was a recorder at every table recording the bidding, each card played and the result. This resulted in piles of paper records that hardly anybody ever looked at. A waste of manpower, time, paper and money. It was stopped about 12 years ago, I think more-or-less when bridgemates were introduced.
Aug. 16, 2018
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Sorry, badly worded. I meant ‘score’ not ‘revoke’ and should have written “correction of score following revoke” and not “correction of revoke”. The OP was about correcting the score not the revoke.
In practice 64C1 allows adjusting the score even if the time limits set in 64B4 and 64B5 have passed but only if the non-revoker is damaged by the revoke.
Dec. 5, 2017
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Law 64C1specifically gives the TD the right to award an adjusted score based on the result that would have been obtained without the revoke, even if the time limit of correction of the score following a revoke has passed. (There may be other regulations for that event that set time limits generally for corrections to scores.)
Dec. 5, 2017
Eitan Levy edited this comment Dec. 5, 2017
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Rosalind - read the WBF Alert Policy carefully, especially item #2. Non-conventional (=natural?) bids can be alertable “Those bids which have special meanings or which are based on or lead to special understandings between the partners” are alertable.
Sept. 17, 2017
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Ellis: ..“however what exactly does the IBF do in 5 years time, when a European championship is held in Israel”

FS are banned for life from representing Israel. So the IBF would select a team that could not include FS. The same would apply to a European Championship held anywhere. WTP?
Feb. 18, 2017
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Section 7 of the Letter of Appointment of the Special Ethics Committee:
“The Committee's decisions shall be final, binding and without appeal and shall be subject to no other form of procedure within the IBF. This shall not derogate from any authority by a judicial court.”
Feb. 15, 2017
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