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Yeah, we didn't do too well when we defended 3S while being cold for 5D. But always a fun match against Dave and Anne regardless of outcome!
May 13
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Very bizarre that this is different from Live. But seeing as I'm getting way more MPs here, I'm not necessarily complaining.
May 9
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Florida has not done the best job of providing a convenient location for the GNTs in recent years. This year, it was West Palm Beach, which is on the East Coast and isn't super far from South Florida either. What people fail to realize is that Florida's a pretty big state from North to South and even from East to West (where I and the Tampa/Clearwater contingent live). I think next year, it's going to be in Orlando, which is a pretty convenient location for everywhere as it's rather central. They changed the NAPs to Orlando and the turnout was much better.
May 9
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I don't think it's been more than two teams for some time now (source: am a Floridian). I know that there was a 2nd team trying to form, but plans fell through at the last second.
May 8
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I should have added those originally, although the GNT Championship flight is pretty top-heavy as opposed to the NAP.
April 6
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I agree that it should be subjective and the ACBL can look at the past decade to see what they think qualifies. As for team trials, the major ones all count for GLM status.
April 6
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What would the requirements be for great-grand LM?
April 6
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I was only focusing on NABC events, not anything related to team trials (the link has team trials in there and Juniors is NOT listed). At an NABC level, there's no big events Junior-related except collegiates (and the YNABC).
April 6
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Sorry, intended to keep the colon for text and not part of the link. Fixed for sure now.
April 6
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The number wasn't what forced me to prompt the question. After winning the NAP Flight A (an event I'd argue shouldn't qualify for GLM status based on the fields it's been getting), I'm now a 20 year or so attendance award away from being a GLM. Unless my game takes a quantum leap in that timeframe, I don't consider myself to be “grand” in the least (no, this isn't self-deprecating; it's reality).
April 6
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I mentioned all of the weekend Swisses in the “bigger” events list in the comment above. IMO, those qualify because they have so many teams that get KO'ed from the Vanderbilt or
Spingold. The pair events, however, just don't get the same field because so many teams stay together. Unless it's a big pair event, it doesn't compare, or at least to me it doesn't.
April 6
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Fixed, thanks.
April 6
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My take on the “bigger” events where overlapping events may need to be reconsidered:

Spring: Platinum Pairs, Vanderbilt, Jacoby Swiss

Summer: GNT Championship Flight, LM Pairs, Spingold, Roth Open Swiss

Fall: Nail LM, Mitchell Open BAM, Blue Ribbon Pairs, Reisinger, NA Swiss
April 6
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That actually sounds really cool. Thanks for the idea! I'm not really artsy but would love to integrate these if possible.
April 5
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BTW, we'll be reviewing hands from the past week (maybe even the entire NAP sessions) as well as doing some Vanderbilt commentary when my schedule is open. Check it out! https://twitch.tv/bridgeoverlord201
March 26
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A BoD member pulled me aside and mentioned that yesterday, Cory. I didn't have the rule in front of me when I wrote the post, only what I was told. No one has actually confirmed that I'm wrong yet, though.
March 25
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Chris, I don't have a major issue with the new motion. I'm still going to play Bridge no matter what because I love it. If that means playing in different events/flights, that's perfectly fine. I'm mainly trying to gauge their reasoning for it, which is murky.
March 25
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Marty, I agree. Winning the “big boy” events are definitely worth of an exemption from limited events, but I don't feel like NAP, Wernher, IMP, or any pair event coinciding with the more popular KOs/team events aren't worthy of the highest status. Perhaps we need to reconsider that based on how scheduling is done today.
March 24
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Good catch on the exact rule. Thanks for the specification as I wasn't fully aware.
March 23
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Sathya, I don't mind the rule and will live with it. However, playing online or regionals is difficult with my work schedule, so always fun to play whatever national events I can when I get the chance. Whether this motion exists or not doesn't really change my future in this game.
March 23
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