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Ercam: If you are an IBPA member all this info is online. If not, please join :)
Oct. 18
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From Ben Bavin on 13th October:

Hi Peter,

I have set up the attached web page with details of Dads funeral open to anyone that knew him on the 28th of October.
https://max-bavin.muchloved.com

There will also be details of an online stream for those that cannot attend but would like to. The stream information should be up a week before the funeral.

Funeral of Max Bavin

The Funeral of Max Bavin will take place on at Bierton Crematorium. It is open to anyone that knew Max. I would welcome your help in spreading the word to those that are not Tech Savy and may not be able to see webpage. There is a area to leave Flowers, or a bottle of Congnac if you would like to. Max's ashes will be laid to rest in St Clements Graveyard (Jersey Channel Islands) after the funeral. If you where close to Max and would like to say a few words please contact Ben on - ben.bavin@canaccord.com

There will also be a streaming service for those that cannot attend but would like to. Details on how to log in will be below once we have them

Afterwards I would like to invite everyone that attended to celebrate Max's life at the Horse and Jockey.
https://www.biertoncrematorium.co.uk/article/8706/Welcome
https://www.emberinns.co.uk/nationalsearch/southeast/the-horse-and-jockey-aylesbury

Service
28th October 2019 at 2:00 pm
Bierton Crematorium
Cane End Ln
Bierton
Aylesbury
HP22 5BH
United Kingdom

A drink to Celebrate Max's life
28th October 2019 at 3:30 pm
Horse and Jockey
Buckingham Road
Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire
HP19 9QL
Oct. 13
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And leading players playing with each other, not with clients :)
Oct. 12
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@Tom: Green points won in all category events i.e. Seniors, women, etc should also not be used for seeding elite open events
Oct. 8
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Adam: How was your proposal for transparency received?
Oct. 8
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Ben Bavin (son) wrote on FB:

I'm devastated to say that Dad is no longer with us. He passed yesterday from what sounds like a shock heart attack on his way back from the shops close to home. I cant really describe how I feel but I love you so much dad and I hope you are resting easy. I'm glad that our last memories where happy ones and although we didn't see each other as much after moving to Jersey I loved you and admired you just as much as i did when i was Little. I'm also thankful that you did not suffer or feel any pain when passing. Thank you for always being there for me and a wonderful and loving Dad and role model to me. “Your number one son” Ben. <3 <3 <3 <3

I am trying to use facebook as a method to connect to, and get in touch with Dads friends to help communicate details of his funeral. It will be in Aylesbury, and once the autopsy has been done I will be in a position to communicate the date and location. If you know someone that was close to Dad it would be very much appreciated if you could pass this onto them. I will try to take control of the facebook account at some point but cannot read messages sent to him directly so please contact me or Roz Howard directly.

I am trying not to get down, as I know dad wouldn't want me upset and in tears all the time, and nor would he want his friends to be.
Oct. 6
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The randomness of short matches…
Sept. 28
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Or one who has changed country i.e. has a passport for his/her new country
Sept. 26
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BTW Richard, you may or may not like the idea of a pairs trial but given that was what was decided upon do you like the format, length and no of exemptions to each stage, etc?
Sept. 25
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I suspect the number of entries was lower than anticipated…

On another note, Richard, you may be interested to learn that nomination papers for AGM were circulated today and not only is JD retiring as Chairman (forced after six years), he is also resigning as a Director (he had one further year left) and Mrs D is not seeking re-election.
Sept. 25
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Zia is just so American!
Sept. 25
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Lars: We are holding a three-stage pairs trial.

Entrants have been assigned places in stages one, two and three.

Exempted to the final trial are:
Andrew Robson & David Gold
Artur Malinowski & David Bakhshi
Chris Jagger & Jeffrey Allerton

Exempted to stage two are:
Glyn Liggins & Espen Erichsen
Michael Byrne & Kieran Dyke
Phil King & Andrew McIntosh
Tom Townsend & Tony Forrester

Playing in stage one are:
Alex Hydes & Ben Handley-Pritchard
Ben Green & Ankush Khandelwal
David Kendrick & Paul Barden
Jeremy Willans & Ian Draper
John Atthey & Neil Rosen
Jon Cooke & Cameron Small
Kay Preddy & Norman Selway
Mike Bell & Ben Norton
Patrick Shields & Garry Watson
David Stevenson & Liz Commins
Richard Bowdery & Jason Hackett
Shireen Mohandes & Andy Bowles
Catherine Curtis & Paul Fegarty
Ali Ahmed & James Thrower
Gad Chadha & Steve Lee
Ian Payn & David Burn
Karen Pryor & Malcolm Pryor
Natalie Shashou & Nick Sandqvist
Qian Li & Tony Ye
Claire Robinson & Heather Bakhshi
John Vos & Dimitre Stoev
Robert Miller & Ufuk Cotuk

Stage one is three days. Top 12 qualify.

Stage two is also three days (16 pairs). Top five qualify.

Stage three is four days (8 pairs).
Sept. 25
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The ACBL is not part of the WBF
Sept. 25
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I think Richard wrote without really thinking but we all make mistakes in life, so let's just move on
Sept. 24
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It falls into my definition of rare* - what's your definition, Richard?

* (of an event, situation, or condition) not occurring very often
Sept. 24
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1.5 No player may represent another country in a WBF championship…until at least two subsequent calendar years have passed since he/she has represented a different country in such events, without the specific permission of the WBF Credential Committee based on an extraordinary situation.

http://www.worldbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/WBFEligibilityCode.pdf
Sept. 24
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Amazing captaincy so far, Mr Barden - please keep it up!!
Sept. 24
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He choose Wales for family reasons. He could have chosen England…
Sept. 24
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Oliver: I am not a fan of the current bona fide regs but as you state they are what they are. But quite frankly they are far too vague and open to interpretation. I believe the Olympic standard is a passport. Happy with that for bridge but if we are going to allow bona fide residency then I would like to see a four year qualification period with no exceptions. Meanwhile, the world is watching Zimmerman's latest efforts and it will be interesting to see if he is given a ‘special exemption’ as the rules seem to provide for
Sept. 24
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