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Richard, your website seems to be down. How about giving us a quick snapshot here?
June 9
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“Time Has Come Today”
June 7
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But if the final margin is 3 IMPs or less, call it a tie;)
June 7
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D20 held online finals for this year's GNT. Players from Hawaii did indeed participate.
June 7
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So, it's unfair to win by 3 and expect more VPs than opponents? What planet are we on????
June 4
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But we had to give up Reno. So D20 now includes Oregon, Hawaii and parts of Washington, Idaho and California.
June 4
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Thank you for this post. I have sent my opinion and voting suggestion to our Unit Board President. D20.
June 3
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I was looking at the bracket here:
http://bridgefinesse.com/ACBLLive/GT1906622D22A2Swiss.htm

It only shows 5 teams. 10 is correct but there are only 5 team names in the “bracket” results.
June 3
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D22 Flight A results are now posted. The bracket is a bit hosed up, but apparently there were 5 teams entered and 4 advanced to the second day - which is a violation of the CoC - only 2 should have advanced.

Day 2 was played as a round robin of the 4 qualifiers, which is weird, but at least it follows the CoC.
June 3
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Ask opponent for meaning of XX.
May 28
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Cool! Which strain did you play in?
May 28
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I’m with Shawn. AJ tight is not worth a full 5 HCP. QJ tight is not worth a full 3. I’d open 1 but I think it will be very hard to find game.
May 26
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One might also expect West to open 1 third seat NV holding 5 spades to the KQ and the K. Of course West may not have 5 spades. Still, it is a clue that might be considered during the play.
May 26
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This event actually had 35 teams entered. The directors - ignoring conditions of contest that require minimum 5 teams per bracket - divided it into 5 brackets of 4, 8, 8, 8, and 7 teams.

The conditions of contest called for handicapping if there were fewer than 3 brackets, so that did not apply (but organizers might consider “bracket 1 always handicapped” as an improvement).

Too bad my 4,500 MP team wasn't there - I would have loved to play a match vs. Meckwell. Last week we played a single bracket KO, won the first round, played a 29,000 MP team in the 2nd round - lost by 3 but advanced via handicap. Got clobbered by an 83,000 MP team in round 3. Learned a lot in the process!
May 25
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I assume the conditions of contest are rubber bridge or Chicago with total points scoring, single table. Not duplicate.
May 23
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Case 2. As a hearing deficient player, I can't tell you how often players mumble their explanations. Asking them to say it again gets the same exact mumble, so I often resort to asking my partner to repeat it for me (which he knows to do word for word).

“One major” and “both majors” sound remarkably alike to me. (I was unable to understand “one major” in a regional just last week, so I asked.) Better would be “Hearts or Spades” or “Hearts and Spades”. How is that better? Because the first word of an utterance, especially from an unfamiliar voice, is harder to understand than the second word. It takes a split second for the ear to adjust, and by then the first word is gone.

Still, I think it is incumbent on North to take the burden of being sure he understands, especially when the meaning of subsequent actions by partner will differ based on the explanation. Note that North has to understand correctly before South acts in order to make a timely alert (or not), so he can't simply await his turn to bid before asking that the explanation be repeated more clearly. If he had done so, and could not get an explanation he could understand, then I would rule in his favor.

Here, I agree with the appeal result.
May 21
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But this was with screens, so West could have provided an explanation to South without transmitting UI to East. That he failed to do so when East clearly understood is a great basis for an adjusted result.
May 17
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So it's 15 seconds per 2 bids. So South takes 14 seconds to make some bid that gives me a problem. I have to solve it in 1 second? Example (2H) - X - (4 in 14 seconds) ?
May 17
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Wow, I'm on a completely different wavelength here. “Stayman with a stopper” is one of the common uses for this sequence, and it is clearly what West intended and expected his partner to understand. Also, from the discussion above, it's clear that Leb follow on agreements have no universal meaning, so no, it is not “just bridge.”

Failure to provide a correct explanation, appeal upheld, adjust to -1; warning to EW to bring system notes next time.
May 17
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