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:-)
Aug. 19
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“The only way to remove the current management, is to throw out the NBO reps to the WBF, and cause a new approach, by changing the old guard..”

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss…
Aug. 19
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…I once said at the table to the famed Ron Andersen: “Did you graduate Magna Cum Laude from Asshole School or were you born naturally talented?”

You don't realize HOW true that was. Actually Summa Cum Laude. I'll leave it at that.
Aug. 19
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Playing BWS, I might have bid 3 over 1, invitational. It's not perfect with this holding, and could miss a good fit, but we miss , now, as a bid of 3 over 2 is defined as a big raise At this point, 1N was probably a winner, as it sounds like partner is short in (most likely 4+ and opps not bidding ). It may not have been so great if he had rebid 2.

Edit: the biggest loser for 1N is when partner passes.
Aug. 18
Larry Sealy edited this comment Aug. 18
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@Don, it may have been the same NR who I had trouble with responding to emails. I finally had to email Hartman. I got a response from the NR within an hour.
Aug. 10
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If a paper form is filled out and delivered to the recorder, unless it is just reporting a psyche or something of the like, the Recorder will (at least should) contact the other party. The player that fills out the form is not disclosed to the “offender,” though they might be able to figure it out.

I'm not sure what happens if an online form is filled out. My experience (from a partner that filled one out) is that it may go into the circular file.
Aug. 9
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Contact you District Recorder, Yu, if this happens again.
Aug. 9
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Go to the director running the tournament (maybe that is who you were dealing with) and ask again. If he still won't give you one, I think you can download one from ACBL. Contact the District Recorder. The director should not tell you a form isn't warranted. He might give you his opinion (if it is a matter of law), but he shouldn't deny you a form.
Aug. 9
Larry Sealy edited this comment Aug. 9
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I'm the Recorder for D10. I receive the forms submitted at Regionals from Charlie MacCracken. I don't recall getting one from a sectional.
Aug. 9
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You will then fill out the form and give to the director. He/she will send/give to the appropriate Recorder (District Recorder for sectionals or regionals, National Recorder at NABC).
Aug. 9
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If a result is never affected, there is not much disincentive to leaving them on. And, as said in other posts, financial penalties mean something to some people, but nothing to others.
Aug. 9
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What Barry said.

While at the Orlando NABC, my father had to undergo open heart surgery. I got a special dispensation from a director to have my phone on vibrate. It was a regional event, not a national, FWIW.
Aug. 8
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“And remember the story of the wealthy sponsor, who when told that there would be a $200 charge if he smoked in his room, asked the clerk - ”Just checking, is that $200 per night or for the whole stay? Not that it matters."

I heard that he paid for the first and tried to give another $200 in advance for the next time- then was barred from the hotel chain. I can't remember who I was told it was.
Aug. 7
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I think this should be required at Regionals, as well. Many times, I've seen players leave a KO match during a mid-comparison bathroom break and turn their phones on. I have no reason to suspect anything nefarious, but there is always a concern. It would be quite easy for someone at the other table to send a text during their bathroom or smoke break.
Aug. 7
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I'm not sure that's a panacea. I especially don't like jumps to 3N after opening a strong artificial bid.
Aug. 7
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Yes. bidding 3 instead of 4 over the DBL was the first mistake, so South gets more of the blame.
Aug. 6
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Do you mean Lulu?
Aug. 6
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Not sure I like this auction. I would open 1, but if I open 4, I can't go quietly, IMO.
Aug. 6
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A player (Mr. X) from my area was touring all over the country playing FLt B in the 1980s. An elderly local player (Mr. Y, long ago deceased) needed some red points to make LM (he didn't need gold points, since he had joined the ACBL long before they were created). He couldn't afford to travel to tournaments. Mr. X played some tournaments in California using Mr. Y's name and ACBL number. Neither were well known, esp. on the West Coast, and there wasn't an issue.

Mr. Y “made” Life Master and Mr. X resumed playing under his real name and number. At a tournament years later, someone approached him from behind and said - without missing a beat - “Hey, Mr.Y!” He turned around and said, “Hey, how you doing,” and shook the guy's hand. That was the end of it.

Mr. X was a real character who died recently. He could say anything to anyone with a straight face and be believable.
Aug. 4
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Nothing left to say, other than I echo all of the above comments. Very well deserved.
Aug. 4
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