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Thanks Debbie, I am sorting through old emails and am delighted to have all of these photos from the SiVY DD screening.
Oct. 15
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Y'all need to stop talking about y'all and start driving some likes to https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lVPC0F17Z/ this Instagram post!
Oct. 15
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Ken, “y'all” is a form of greeting we have here in Virginia well described by Craig.

I am taking an Instagram and Facebook diet during the week until 5 pm Friday. If anyone would like to post on their social media in pursuit of this initiative I would be happy to speak with you about whatever type of media would best intrigue your followers.
Oct. 14
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9,999,999

Thanks PEG!
Oct. 14
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As of right now, as far as I know, no one at Netflix even knows our movie exists. My goal is to change that by getting 10,000,000 likes on this https://www.instagram.com/p/B3lVPC0F17Z/
Instagram post.

Unlike my previous forays into publicity, this merely requires a two clicks, one to click on the link and the next to like it. 10000% easier than hosting a Tugg screening at a movie theater. I figure if we can generate 1,000,000 likes by Wednesday Netflix will have taken notice. Please do your part!
Oct. 14
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Where did you find this?
Oct. 13
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Do you know the new director of the Ed Foundation Adam? Her name is Kristen Frederick and she is featured in the July 2019 Bulletin James Holzhauer). I am going to send her an email tonight.
Sept. 23
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SMH Debbie!
Sept. 21
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Peg,

There is something similar in amateur golf. Mid-Amateur events are open to non professionals over 25. Here is a summary of the logic from Wikipedia:

The USGA specifically intended the Mid-Am as a championship for post-college golfers who were not pursuing golf as a career, as virtually all golfers who pursue a professional career decide to do so no later than their early twenties. This was most likely a response to the fact that less than half of all U.S. Amateur qualifiers are 25 or older, and most older golfers found themselves disadvantaged in competing against college golfers who typically play much more often.
Sept. 21
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Chris,

You are certainly entitled to your opinion. My friend Orman Kimbrough's son had a different experience. https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/highly-recommend-attending-a-screening-of-double-dummy/
Sept. 17
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Hi Judy,

I feel the same way as you do with respect to your last comment, “bridge has blessed my life.” That's why I made Double Dummy. And I too love UVA although sadly never played bridge while there. I did learn spades at UVA and it certainly groomed me well.
Sept. 17
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Here is a link to my conversation with John Burville. This is a Zoom recording of the two of us speaking about John's Bermuda youth program.

https://zoom.us/recording/share/3bDh6zKidCb-F2ESQ0vM6YoUTnXmINf7OtqsCyT4nI6wIumekTziMw

I first got curious about Bermuda youth bridge at the 2017 Youth NABC in Toronto where I saw all of these young people wearing pink. John wrote an article for the June 2019 Bridge Bulletin entitled “A Game for All Ages” and I got in touch with him thanks to Stephanie Threlkeld.

One of the most amazing things I learned on this call is that John got started doing this amazing youth program thanks to him raising his hand when the local club was looking for a volunteer to start a youth program. Take note!
Sept. 17
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Emile,

A lot of time and money have gone into making this film what it is. I harbor greater ambitions for it than simply uploading it to Youtube and being done with it. I still hope that the bridge community might rally around the film thanks in part to my persistence.
Sept. 17
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SiVY has a summer camp too??? You all really set the standard.
Sept. 11
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I had a much weaker hand than this and passed showing values in my first hand playing in the trails and my boy, brand new GLM Adam Grossack sent the tray back with 7 spades!
#shipit
Aug. 22
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Why is that David?
Aug. 1
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Oren, you said, “Ron rebid 2♦, because he was concerned I would have expected more strength for 2♠, and the spade fit never came to light”

Isn't Ron's thinking standard for this auction?
June 21
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How cool it is that we have such a well run and organized Junior Training Program here in the US.
June 19
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I am familiar with playing like I have one foot out the door. Good of you to admit it.
June 13
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Adam,

I am glad to see that you are running for District Director. I share your belief in the need to recruit new players. I have recently sent out two emails to all 570 ACBL district board members about screening Double Dummy and have heard back from less than 20.

Many people upon seeing our film or trailer express the desire to want to learn bridge. Non-tournament players have seen it and are interested in playing in tournaments.

If you are serious about recruitment, I challenge you to organize a district wide Double Dummy screening night. See if you can get the clubs, teachers, players and other bridge stakeholders to buy into the idea of collectively courting the next generation of players.

Finally, I think Hool is a more reformed version of Mini-Bridge that allows players to more immediately appreciate the features of their hand which their partner will want to know. Here is a link to the rules for Hool.

http://youth.worldbridge.org/category/teaching/hool/
June 12
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