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I think a simple start would be to simply calculate points won to points available.
Oct. 10
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How does $1.80 compare to other bridge expenses?
The average player plays r 40 sessions a year at the club and that takes into account that many play 0 or few
Most pay more than that for gas just to get to the club
Entire to national has gone up from 40 to 60 in 5 years. Add in the extra fees for 6 players and screens it can be 138% increase in between Vegas NABC 5 YEARS

1.80 is trivial so consider the value for the game in promoting the tournament's

And 20 hours a month? Try editing one I codit D16 and we each spend a bit more than that. I answer over 100 emails a month alone. Actually we tried digital and there a lot of complaints about it. The paper not only helps the a drive player but also promotes the game to many inactive, NOW many players just don't want to go online
Oct. 6
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“If thy eye offends thee-pluck it out!”
Oct. 1
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Best answer ever
. Geza Ottlik
“For some measure of light”
Quoting Dylan Thomas who was asked why he wrote poetry
Aug. 29
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it's ok not to capitalize internet—-shawn.
Aug. 26
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Such a very special and touching story Fred. Thank you.
Aug. 6
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Actually I believe Snoopy made it in nothing flat
Aug. 2
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Jeremy Flint? 6 weeks
Aug. 2
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What table were you-I mean were you number1???
July 31
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David, I like to go over the bridgebase matches and always go for the big swings but really watching live can be extra exciting. You realize the key plays and bids and when a player pauses it becomes really exciting waiting for the play/bid.
July 30
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Matt is more than an outstanding director, he is a mensch
Once I had a terrible time with poor lighting and when the directirs said there was nothing they good do Matt overheard and had a lamp brought in
At the Orlando WBF I realized I needed a scoring change, the directors said I had 30 min after the session end . I went to Matt and he was the only one who seemed to know that I had until the start of the next session.
Besides that I could discuss real music with him
Good luck Matt and thanks for all
July 29
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Peg pick a player who is in the event add acbl live and select bracket. They list all the matches but scroll to the bottom and they will have leader board after every match.
July 28
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Why is this discussion in here? Tournament players would overwhelminhgly agree with John. newere players should read the casebooks
July 14
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USA today?
Better that the 4 hour reports we get from MSN, CNN or fox- 2 min of news + commentary =4H
Still good post
July 12
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The popularity of TV was pretty much parallel with the rise of drug culture. You know neither requires much intellectual input. hmmm Like comparing Dylan, Cohen,Simon etc. to contemporary music.
July 10
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What happens in Memphis stays in Memphis. Hmm I think that movie had a different city?
July 10
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Phil! I don't think anyone will double your 3C bid next Wednesday!!!
July 10
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Dewitt Hudson wrote a complete report of all Governor meetings from 1999 to 2018 in the D16 Publicaton "The Scorecard. Sadly Dewitt passed away recently and we have not had any of the BOD replace him
July 9
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Why should they be different?
July 9
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Actually Peg as recently as 2013 the rage in your district was still KOs-if you study just the regionals in your immediate locale you will see that about that time give or take they started promoting bracketed swiss directly against the KO for a few years the KO still flourished-then by 2017 they were all but gone. Pity


Actually as Buddy pointed out there were 3 or 4 top teams in the swisses in SA but seriously 20 years and 30 years ago those 3 to 4 teams would not be in the top 3-those teams were Wolff, Brachman, Goldman Wold Passell Soloway, (John) Sutherlin, and Bob from Dallas and others. Those that played last week went to other regionals that had KOs

Now the way schedules are many toppish players go to the pairs-they don't always do well.

In the old days it was a thrill to make the semis of a 16 t5eam KO- Of course the Gnomes of Memphis has changed that with 200 events replacing 6. Surely they did and evaluation of the efficacy of the attendance.

Now happily I might add that many of those top teams lost to lower teams(mp wise) and that helps keep the game strong.


I am fine with swiss teams, but I miss the KOs. The best schedule would have KO's be 2 day with swisses every 2n day. Really what I want most of all is what Buddy and Peg want-I want to sit down and play bridge so anything that promotes the game is good.
July 9
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