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Okay. I will be gone at that point, unfortunately. Thanks anyway, and best of luck.
July 19, 2017
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Hi Carol. Still looking for a p?
July 19, 2017
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Hi Sathya. Still looking?
July 19, 2017
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I'm going to add a different argument to this thread - why on Earth do you think the Clippers would ever make the NBA Finals? They can't even make it past the first or second round of the playoffs, and the only way they are ever going to go deeper is by breaking up their current nucleus. I hope you meant Warriors instead of Clippers (even the Lakers would be more agreeable).
May 3, 2017
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The introduction failed to mention how nice of a guy Jeff is, so I'll give an example of that to make sure that doesn't go unnoticed. As a Clearwater resident myself, Jeff occasionally shows up at the nearby duplicate club to play with Sally when he's in town. Through the club, we met and talked a bunch of times and after someone (likely jokingly) mentioned that he and I should play together sometime, Jeff said, “I'd love to.” Since then, we've played three times together and I've had an absolute ball each time. It's really something when an up-and-coming player can partner arguably the greatest player in the world.

So Jeff, I guess I have two questions:

1. Are there any particular hands that jump out to you as extremely memorable after all this time dominating the Bridge circuit?

2. (Semi-joking) How many times do you and I need to play together before we can win an NABC event together? (if the answer is < 1000, I will probably ask for that many games - it's not like you're busy or anything)
March 29, 2017
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The title made me think we were finally getting Bridge erotica.
March 23, 2017
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Will do, Debbie. I only know their BBO handles but I'm sure they will be easy to spot out (age might have something to do with that).
March 2, 2017
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David, I've had the fortune of sitting across from Jeff 3 times because we're both in the Clearwater area (Larry Mori twice and Geoff Hampson once online). I stopped pissing myself after the 2nd time. My advice is just don't overthink and cause yourself to panic. Play your regular game, try to ignore the fact that you're sitting across from someone like LeBron James, and it comes so much easier. When you overthink is when your results go to crap, IMO.
March 2, 2017
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On the Junior side, I found Isaac Stephani, J.D. Kurtzman, Ben Bomber, and Sam Goldberg. Good luck to them (but not as good to Isaac, Ben, and Sam, because I'm also in Flight B :))!
March 2, 2017
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The quantitative work is also being put in by Debbie and Michael. They lead SiVY (Silicon Valley Youth Bridge) in their area of California and in the past few years, it's become just as big, if not bigger, than AJB (Atlanta Junior Bridge), who is the group responsible for starting the Youth NABCs we have every summer. The USBF Junior Program is just being done in addition to that, and it's been fantastic. As a member for the past 3.5 years, I can tell you it's made a huge impact on my game, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that sentiment.

Getting kids and young adults into Bridge is a much bigger challenge today than it was years ago. Our generation is too used to instant gratification and technology in their face every five minutes to fully enjoy the greatest card game there is. We're trying the best we can but it's an uphill battle sometimes.

Debbie and Michael are definitely leading the charge for that and have done a great job. We can only hope similar programs like SiVY and AJB pop up throughout the rest of country to further bolster our youth participation.
March 2, 2017
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Magnus won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 for his work for looking for weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.
Jan. 27, 2017
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Way to go partner!
Jan. 26, 2017
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Mine isn't very comparable since I only live 1.5 hours away (near the Tampa area).

$0 for a flight
$45 for gas (one tank for myself the first weekend and then half when I carpooled with my partner the second time I went)
$20 for parking (only worked 3 out of the 5 days I was there, and I split the last 2 days with my partner)
$180 for hotel (4 nights, split for 2 (I stayed offsite near Disney))
$100 for game fees
~$75 for food (I brought snacks and honestly didn't eat too much throughout the day)

Total: $420, or $84 per day (might even be less, not 100% on the food number)

Advice: Live near the site and be a recent graduate from college so you're cheap as hell
Dec. 10, 2016
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North Carolina is doing a good job, but Florida is still well in the conversation and we won't give up easily.
Oct. 23, 2016
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Taken.
Sept. 9, 2016
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I started reading the Bulletin online when I went to college because I never changed my address (not really a point in updating it every year for 4 years) and so the hard copy kept going to my house when I wasn't there. I've never had a problem with that and still continue to read it online now, even though I'm at a permanent address at the moment. As Josh pointed out, we're moving in a direction where physical print is dying and so it's pretty natural for us Juniors to read the Bulletin and similar magazines online. With the exception of Sports Illustrated (because my dad is a subscriber) and the sports section in the Sunday paper, any news I'm interested in reading comes online. That's the way our society is heading and I have no problem supporting it.

So, to answer the question in a succinct manner, I'd gladly pay less for a Junior membership since I'm not using the hard copy of the Bulletin anyway.
Sept. 6, 2016
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You're the man, Dave. Thanks for all you do for me and the rest of the Junior program.
Aug. 10, 2016
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I agree with #7. Your team is more mature than me, and I'm older.
Aug. 6, 2016
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Go USA!
Aug. 5, 2016
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No. They're never playing in the ACBL again.
July 26, 2016
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