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Thanks Jan. The reason I mentioned striking off is that none of the other sanctions (warning, suspension, exclusion, banning and monetary fine) seems to make it possible to change results retroactively.
Oct. 14, 2015
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The question I always wanted to ask. I try again. If a pair is found guilty, is a retroactive removal of titles and masterpoint possible? As defined in the WBF or EBL rules. Specifically I refer to the section of the Disciplinary code that says: (chapter 4. Sanctions …) “striking-off of the person concerned (the decision to strike-off can only be made by Congress).” In that case at the 2016 EBL Congress all results can be stricken for all pairs that were found cheating.
Oct. 14, 2015
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The economical reports by the treasurer would be great to see on the EBL site.
Oct. 13, 2015
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So next step is for PBU to analyze this. Finding ZB guilty would then cast a considerable shadow (maybe invalidate) on the recent Polish BB win. An independent committe would be so much better.
Oct. 13, 2015
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Hasta La Vista ZB. The true Grifters of World Bridge. Will not miss you.
Oct. 13, 2015
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I think it is time for those who were there to describe the “Mobile Phone Incident” where Lothan Fisher showed his real colors. What he did is actually a crime and should have been handled as such.
Oct. 12, 2015
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Thanks WBF. Ingenious handling of everything. Next up the Fantunes coverup.
Oct. 12, 2015
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Agonizing to watch 4 (on Youtube after the fact) Upmark pull out 2 after to Q, thinking and then changing his mind. I had already stopped watching live on BBO, making was so obvious. Gawrys did shift to his lowest spade at trick 2.
Oct. 12, 2015
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Well done! Now where is the statement on Fantunes? The relinguishing of titles?
Oct. 11, 2015
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The career of Rona closely follows the successes of Fantoni-Nunes. Fantoni was apperently the heir apparent to Rona. Fulvio was given several high positions despite 15 years of rumours. If you check the Fantoni website there are numerous pictures of them together starting 1988. It would ill behove the credability of Rona to sweep the Fantunes cheating under the carpet!
Oct. 11, 2015
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Item 7. WBF eligibility code.
Oct. 10, 2015
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I would like to especially congratulate Krysztof Jassem who is a very good person and deserves all the best! We can agree to disagree on Z/B though! ;)
Oct. 10, 2015
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Well done polish players! A great battle that someone had to lose. Spectacular entertainment and great propaganda.
Oct. 10, 2015
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One more swedish trained player on your team would have made a big difference ;) Well done Gavin
Oct. 9, 2015
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Good. Then change might be possible but I wont hold my breath waiting for it!
Oct. 9, 2015
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Norway petitioned for the leadership of the EBL to step down. The same must be the done for the WBF. Problem is the top brass in the WBF elects themselves. Countries are not members, zones are, as I understand it. A new organisation seems the only way.
Oct. 9, 2015
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Dont forget they worked for 2 years with the new disciplinary code. Herculean effort!
Oct. 9, 2015
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Thanks Rui. A very illuminating document. One of the Sweden-Austria appeals made it there. The one Sweden won. 2 dissenting opinions in the Appeals Committe, one Bobby Wolff and one Nissan Rand. The panel rated the director decision as well as the decision by the AC very high.

I urge people to study case 51 (Hong-Kong vs Austria) as well for the proceedings of some Appeal Commmittes.
Oct. 8, 2015
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Diabolic defence on the second hand. Look at what a low trump lead does. It apparently forces declarer to do the right thing in spades.
Oct. 8, 2015
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I would be grateful for a link to the discussion on the Maastricht cases and a link to the documentation of the Appeals Committe meetings. Unfortunately they were never published in the Daily bulletins in Maastricht. Other AC decisions after these 2 were published so timing was not the problem. Maybe the scribe Herman can publish them now?

For the record, I did not play in Maastricht. I should have played but my partner had surgery on his ailing hip hence we could not play.
Oct. 8, 2015
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