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Georgiana, I don't really understand this. You have to be very insensitive to not know whether or not you finish most rounds ahead of time, whether or not you finish very few rounds after the time allotted, and whether or not you frequently finish on time even when pairs arrive late at your table.

If you can't say you do the three things above frequently, you are NOT a “fast” player.

Maybe a more reasonable question is “Are you fast, slow, or normal?”
Dec. 15
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This ridiculous episode brings to mind one of my pet peeves about game setups - when cards for two consecutive boards have the exact same backs. Seems like would not be too hard to avoid this in sets of boards.
Dec. 13
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LOL, Yu, I take it you are happier with the carbon dioxide that escapes into the air from the generation of electricity necessary to excite the electrons for the electronic medium rather than the (possibly) renewable wood that goes into “paper”.
Dec. 13
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How to play bridge after drinking?

Practice, practice, practice.
Dec. 12
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Not sure Aliya Sinha's talents are very important to most bridge players.
Dec. 12
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How does the league “send a pair home”?
Dec. 12
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The “seeding committee” (could be one person)
Dec. 12
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Yes, much of this sounds like a full-blown “truther” soliloquy.

See recent episode of the US TV show, “Criminal Minds” for a good exposition of the psychology of “truthers”
Dec. 11
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Jan, how were the US teams chosen?
Dec. 8
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That's Jim Fox :) Are you a mixed pair? We are looking for a pair that can switch to the Mixed Swiss on Saturday if necessary.
Nov. 28
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Anybody have a bracket sheet for the Senior KO?
Nov. 24
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ACBL Website on front page for San Diego NABC:

Results and Daily Bulletins will be available beginning Friday, November 25.

That may be a while.

Update: Turns out you can get today's bulletin (Friday, November 24) by going through ACBL Live :)
Nov. 24
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Its just to establish absolutely how the responder bidding starts on this hand. :) Take a chill pill.
Nov. 19
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During the compensation determination, the actual truth of the “ch**ting” should be examined, and afterwards one pfennig awarded.
Nov. 18
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Mike, the team entry for two qualifying sessions was not required in the two KO events in which I played. A team dropped out after the first session of the first event because they had a horrible score.

The qualifying style was termed “experimental”. For the first qualifying event with 8 teams, they set it up as 4 8-board matches first session and 3 8-board matches second session. When a team was allowed to drop out at the break, they did NOT find a reasonable way to adjust.

My team played 1 team 16 boards, 1 team 12 boards, 3 teams 8 boards, 1 team 4 boards, 1 team 0 boards. The same victory point scale was used for all matches.

The second qualifying event of 7 teams, while still only collecting one entry at the beginning, was set up as 6 half-matches of 4 boards both first and second sessions. While this basically solves the problem of dropouts (as you imply), to me (and others) it is not a very satisfying event design, mainly because you don't get definite feedback of how you are doing until the entire session is completed.

Sounds to me like whoever “We” is in YOUR posting followed my recommendations :)
Nov. 18
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Just played in a couple of KO bracket 1 qualification round-robins.

I may have other comments later, but initially my advice to districts, units, or directors who will be running these events is as follows:

Decide upfront whether or not you will allow teams to drop out after the first of two qualifying sessions. If you decide to allow this, figure out how you will handle that the original full movement will be destroyed.
Nov. 17
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Leo, how to the “bots” react to your apologies and compliments?
Nov. 15
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Everything on VuGraph is not the very top teams in the world.
Nov. 12
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See the initial comment on this posting. :)
Nov. 7
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My apologies. I believe there have been several postings referring to programming of Go. I didn't realize that this one was discussing the same version as one before that I seemed to have missed.

Why do you feel such a strong need to tell everybody about repeated topics, anyway? Seems a tiny bid obsessive. :)

Everybody is not reading EVERY SINGLE posting, so may be a good thing that significant topics sometimes are repeated so that the members have more of a chance to be aware of stuff they may want to know.
Nov. 5
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