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But it seems to assume that you are guilty.
13 hours ago
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Indeed.
It may be that going into the constitutions of the ACBL, EBL etc. and carefully amending them so that all of the stipulations, penalties etc. that you would like to have been there in writing are now there in writing will be enough. The main problems with courts is often when organisations do not go through their own processes correctly. If it is not written down that you have a right to ban X&Y from playing in Z tournament if they are found to have broken rules A or B or C then the courts can probably stop you banning them.
So a careful re-vamp of the constitutions I would think the most important next step for the future.
Oct. 13
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You're right. So right. Just absolutely right!
(Superceding the point).
And minuscule may well be a strong adjective…
Oct. 13
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Weirdly, to the layman, it's the opponents' bidding in hands 99 and 100 that I find odd. Like which South hand to open a diamond, and when to leave in a take-out double.
Oct. 13
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“His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last.” ?
Seems a shame.
I am unsure exactly how your leagues worked (I know, you did explain…) but
Viz-a-viz earlier comments re UK etc.
Are players within your teams “connected” in any way? Where they come from etc.? Or are they just collections of the best people you can get together?
I think the leagues continue e.g. In Scotland because
1 They are club-orientated (though each club can have more than one team).
2 Also, divisions with promotion and relegation. Do you have that?
3 They last a full year/season. Maybe if you have too many “leagues” in one year, the novelty wearsoff, and the tension is not maintained.
4 each match is a separate event between two teams.

Playing for one of the teams in your club is just something you do.
Many people don't know you get our “master points” for any match you win.

Just some thoughts. Good luck if you take it up again
Oct. 12
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To the layman…

The wording of 1 is unusual, in that it talks about “cheaters” as a whole, then in subsection d introduces “non-collusive cheating”, without having stipulated that the above was re collusive.

Also odd that only later is “cheating” defined; and in these definitions, I found 3bi2 (an agreement not to play with a partner equalling a determination of cheating?) unusual.
Oct. 12
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Rotating blades sound an interesting development…
Oct. 11
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Good question. Otherwise, we must assume they don't trust each other.
Oct. 10
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Yep. Got it (oddly enough, and the technique)
Was actually wondering how you worked your “scoring” for the reader.
Oct. 10
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Very enjoyable.
Couple of confusions for the uninitiated.
Didn't quite get understand maths at end.
The lead-irrelevant, double-dummy…if your first plan makes 11, you get the extra points?
Oct. 10
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Give the guy a break…
Oct. 9
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So how did I guess…?…
Oct. 9
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ML: Fair enough reply.
Still not convinced by “attributed” for a clearly written fictional line.
Greatest not = noblest.
Still think there is a Rubicon reference.
But…. fair do's. All at border of OK (as Rubicon would say)
J

PS Und Das Glasperlenspiel?
Oct. 9
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With me or ML?
Oct. 8
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Being aware of your perspcaciousnessness….these must all be deliberate apparent conflations
“Attributed”?
Describing bridge as pointless? (Beads of sweat?)
Brutus/Rubicon mix?
I''ve clearly got this journey of the Magus wrong…
Oct. 8
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I think one is arguably already in same ballpark (higher than??) as two…. so once two has to split into with/without, I go for 1/4.
Oct. 8
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YT: was your learning of a 4-card major opening style?
Oct. 8
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JV: ssssshhhh. Don't give away good ideas…. including a musical….“I get my kicks above the waistline…”
Oct. 8
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I think his point is that you cannot complain about the “authorities” letting them play, as they feel they would otherwise be breaking the law.
So if you claim the law doesn't matter, why don't you just hit them?
Oct. 7
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Interesting that the World gets to see it before you do.

…with apologies (e.g. To IG) for accidental starting of new sub-thread.
Oct. 3
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