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If people look at the CCs of the other US pairs, they explicitly state “Psychics: Light 3rd seat openings”. I Think such a disclosure is perfect. If BL had done that, nothing would have happened.

I also urge you to check the CC of Upmark-Nyström in the Swedish team. It is a model for everyone else.

http://www.ecatsbridge.com/documents/docdefault.asp?page=OpenTeams&start=c%3A%5Cinetpub%5Cwwwroot%5Cecatsbridge%5Cdocuments%5Cfiles%5C2016WroclawSystems
Sept. 12, 2016
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Most disturbing is the statement that neither the US team nor the directors knew about this 30 minutes Before game time. The protest was officially made at 1445 which is 2hrs 45mins Before game time. Could it be that the WBF didnt communicate this to the directors and the US team? Could this lack of action/lack of communication be why the spanish pair did not want to play?

I Think people should refrain from pointing fingers until the facts in the case are known.
Sept. 12, 2016
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As I see it a psychic is a partnership agreement. Explicit or implicit (which it becomes the 2nd time it occurs). I choose to believe that this is more a misunderstanding of how the CC should be used than an act to hide what they are doing. Regardless it is not allowed to know that much about the psychic tendency and not disclose it.
Sept. 11, 2016
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One wonders how difficult it is to write in the CC “Psychic openings very frequent in 3rd position nv”. That is what I would do. It is called full disclosure.
Sept. 11, 2016
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You are confusing light openers with psychic bids. Look under psychics in the CC.
Sept. 11, 2016
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According to the WBF the complaint was made at 1445 local time.
Sept. 11, 2016
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Given that the WBF holds it grand meeting at 9 AM polish time today we will no doubt be overwhelmed by the information flow afterwards.
Sept. 8, 2016
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Money talks.
Sept. 6, 2016
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The widely varying tempo of some top pairs with very few conventions would be a good place to start regulating. Especially the slapping of the bids onto the tray as opposed to more carefully putting them there.
Sept. 5, 2016
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Wrong thread :)
Sept. 3, 2016
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I think it is the likely outcome. Seems the credential committe revolted. An exit strategy is probably being implemented now.
Sept. 2, 2016
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Given the banning of Vivaldi-Rossano and the information provided here (Italian amnesty for 3 cheating pairs promoted by Rona, Fantoni-Nunes, FS, PS, BZ) I think we have a new president of the WBF within the next 2 weeks. My guess is that Rona will retire for health reasons. My hope that it is not only a change of personnel but a profound change of the organization.
Sept. 2, 2016
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Another important question is the name of the other 2 pairs. Some Fulvio among them?
Sept. 2, 2016
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Where on earth did you get the idea that the WBF or EBL where democratic organizations?
Sept. 1, 2016
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Quoting from: http://fulviofantoni.com/en/anni-intensissimi.html

“In 1997, Angelini revises the composition of the team and substitutes them with Buratti-Lanzarotti. In 2000, after some incomprehensions inside his team, he engages them again.”

Them being FN. Is it possible FN was banned in Italy 1997 and allowed back in 2000, after Maastricht and due to the Italian Amnesty?
Sept. 1, 2016
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The details on the general amnesty like involved pairs and authorities would be greatly appreciated.
Sept. 1, 2016
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Since that would affect the Italy seeding, I will not hold my breath for it to be implemented.
Aug. 25, 2016
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The WBF was probably too busy nailing cheats so they didn't have time to publish their seeding methodology. With the open information flow from the powers in charge, this is a huge surprise!
Aug. 22, 2016
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