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“Sleeping on the Couch”. Sounds like a good name for a book! :)
Aug. 12
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As you say, there are several factors which will affect things but my experience, while not extensive, is about 2-3 months to be competitive in a beginner game. An intermediate game is more likely in the 9-12 month range.
Aug. 7
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Not only was Carol a caring and competent resource for all of my club questions, she always was able to point me in the right direction for any other non club inquiries I had.

As Ken mentions above, I do hope that the priority of clubs at ACBL headquarters does not take a hit.

I will be interested to read about the details surrounding her departure in a future Bridge Bulletin.
May 24
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Word of mouth is what has worked at my small club in a small town. I tried advertising in our local paper years ago without a single response.

While our club's skill level is at the lower end of the food chain, the friendliness and hospitality is at the opposite end. That's what attracts new players and keeps our base players coming out.
May 16
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Changing the pointed Queen to a round one makes the hand at least 1 trick better. I'd be more likely to X but hate the vulnerability.
April 2
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I'm so old, I'd pass at the table. But I wouldn't be surprised if doubling is the winning action in the long run.
April 2
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I too have had no luck. Now having said that, I only this morning tried to pick my choices.
March 27
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You mean this isn't Greg's full time job? <sarcasm emoji>
March 27
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I go through US customs regularly and have never had my convention card checked ;)
March 4
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Partner and I are putting a few notes together and can PM them to you if interested.
March 4
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Such a pity that Eric isn't with us to enjoy the return of the trophy north of the 49th.
July 30, 2018
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My club is small - 5 tables on a really good evening. I usually play with a regular partner but if we have a drop-in from out of town or a regular without a partner, we try to ensure they get to play. If I'm playing, I'm directing which is probably the case for most if not all smaller clubs.
July 3, 2018
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Like Warren Zevon, Mr Gidwani left us much too early.
May 7, 2018
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This is a great idea. We have a pair from the UK who play at our club for a few months in the winter. They found it unusual that we picked up our bidding cards before the opening lead was faced. I must admit that even though I like the idea and encouraged this practice for the rest of our club, it may as Michael says above, take a few years to get out of the habit. I don't see any downside.
April 3, 2018
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Tom, I should have added a smiley face. It was not meant maliciously as that is not at all my style. A little humour can often go a long way.
Nov. 27, 2017
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Agree with John, 430. Was the director sitting West?
Nov. 25, 2017
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And congrats to you and Dan for your victory Al.
July 25, 2017
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Imaginative is way down the list of adjectives I would have used to describe your partner Mike. Your trade in the tournament directing field has turned you into quite the wordsmith.
July 24, 2017
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I agree with Kit below - it really isn't an open and shut answer. However, claimers who do not state a line open themselves to having to accept the laws as written. Given that Darin is a “relatively new director”, this is a perfect opportunity to have his players clean up their claim statements. Even though I abstained, give West a trick and set a benchmark for the rest of the sloppy claimers.
April 6, 2016
Hart Leppard edited this comment April 6, 2016
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or Repperted. :-)
March 14, 2016
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