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“ I did not notice any unwieldy problems stemming from having 25 BoD members. On the contrary. It ran smoothly and covered every area expected. It just didn't address most of the pressing issues confronting us.”

It may run smoothly but the size and the structure of the representation are the problems. The whole notion that it will take 4 or 5 years for change to occur because of the rights of existing board members under New York law I doubt. Corporate reorganization can happen in many ways including letting them keeping their position and perks but changing how things are managed.
We just don't have that much time. In January or February the Bulletin will have a nice article saying things are not bad at all but this message has been the same for 30 years.
Dec. 4
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What sequence will get partner to bid 6 spades with
xxx,xx,Qxx,Jxxxx
9xx,xx,Jxxxx,Kxx
10xx,xx,Jxxxxx,xx
etc, etc
I think bidding 6 spades has more chance of winning imps. 5 spades may also go down.
Dec. 1
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I have been told that the ACBL Board APPROVED his proposal which had been requested by District 7 and Atlanta for a change of




game times for the 2023 Fall NABC to be held in Atlanta, GA.

The approved game times would be 10 AM and 3 PM for the following events:(a) The Super Senior (which is currently held at 10 AM and 3 PM; (b) The 0 - 10,000 Swiss;© The 0 - 6,000 Mini Blue Ribbon; (d) The 0 - 10,000 Fast Pairs; (e) The Senior Mixed Pairs(f) The main event Regional events; and (g) any event added to future fall NABC schedules that either has an upper master point limit or that is limited to Seniors.
Nov. 28
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So far just listen to the Lou Bluhm segment and enjoyed it very much. We were so lucky that Atlanta was his home for his bridge career. We all benefited from knowing him.
Nov. 25
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The ACBL is a membership organization and the Board does owe the members a fiduciary duty. Who owes the assets does not matter but it some way the membership does because that is the nature of a non profit organization.
Nov. 22
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Even if the issue is close my main point is that by 2023 we will have had 30 at 1 and 730. At least one should have some of the NABC events on a daytime schedule and the hosting Unit and the Hosting District are making this schedule. They will both will also be putting in money and hundred of volunteer hours to make it happen.
Nov. 13
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As to how we know what they want their elected officials voted unanimously plus surveys.
Nov. 11
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30 NABCs in 10 years one can be a daytime event.
Not pushing this for myself because the major events where I plan on playing are still 1 and 730
Nov. 11
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Same venue as 2018
Nov. 11
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Many may agree with you but once in a while we should do it differently because there is a big group who want daytime for some NABC.

This is a compromise request. We are not even requesting the major events
Nov. 11
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Many hands in older books like Reese on Play
Oct. 19
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But players playing a Walsh style usually do over a diamond response with most 4333 balanced hands bid one no trump. I don't disagree if an alert should be required. I also believe that pairs who open a vul weak two with a 5 card suit or 765432 as a regular thing should tell us.
Oct. 14
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Actually on 1 to 5 which are my partnership methods I have asked and told no alert but I recently received a comment from a friend who thought we should alert. Of course if anyone asks in any way we give a full explanation.
Oct. 13
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No the major rebid bid promises also having 4 clubs. We bid two suits and we have them.
Oct. 13
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WE are looking for a good match for you. Email me your telephone number jfeagin2@gmail.com
Aug. 19
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I thought I check it was a match point problem. Certainly a one level one heart for us does not have to be an opening bid
Aug. 11
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I have never posted correctly. lol
But the site seem to say if you want multiple options to be consider this was the way
Aug. 11
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With Reverse Smith being played and high low given suggesting a shift combined with viewing dummy and the play so far it seems to me J is the only logical play. What else could North be suggesting?

Certainly North would not given the high low in clubs if he could stand and want the Spade shift in my view.
Aug. 4
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You sound like your on the ACBL BOD. lol

In some cities hotels are the best option and many players still like to play people from different areas. Charging more money probably won't solve the problem with hotels. Their business model involves selling hotel rooms. Yes weddings and parties may rent their space for short periods of time but the cost are far more than you can imagine.

My point was the constant increasing in selling masterpoints in many different ways is having an impact on Sectional and Regional tournaments and this is a consequence that needs to be carefully consider for the long term.

Yes the BOD can create even more events to solve their financial problems but some plans will impact other areas of our game and organization.
Aug. 3
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It matters to organizations trying to run tournaments. If people do not stay in the hotels they don't want you.
Aug. 2
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