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Split Giorgio Belladonna into thirds and each would have five world championships and change. He won no NABC titles, but he won 10 European Championships, more than anyone before or since.

Meanwhile, the great Jeff Meckstroth has been elected to the ACBL HoF and I offer him my congratulations on this richly deserved honour.
Feb. 21
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In my experience the pair that plays best (and also gets their fair share of gifts/luck) tends to finish first regardless of the scoring method.

My friend Jerry and his partner Diyan won fairly easily and I would imagine they would also have won utilising a different form of scoring.

In any event, they won convincingly in a class field under the stated conditions and I salute them both - Way to go, guys :)
Feb. 20
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Everyone has heard of Gatlinburg…

Well, it was Gatlinburg in mid-July
And I just hit town and my throat was dry,
I thought I'd stop and have myself a brew.
At an old saloon on a street of mud,
There at a table, dealing stud,
Sat the dirty, mangy dog that named me “Sue.”

:)
Feb. 16
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I would be very surprised if F and/or S were ever re-admitted without first admitting guilt.
Feb. 15
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All I know is that if I am ever hauled up before the EBL, then I would want Maclej defending me :)
Feb. 13
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I am happy to supply photos as needed…
Feb. 3
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Wow - as close as is possible
Jan. 29
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Congratulations Ben.

Useless fact: Three Churchill College bridge players have been on the winning side of the annual varsity match: Phil Bailey, Rob Cliffe and Paul Barden
Jan. 26
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@Adriano: I'll have half with you :)
Jan. 19
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@Paul - I have a copy of the 1954 edition you may borrow if you wish
Jan. 15
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Ian: Thx for correcting the spelling of Rob's surname. All I was trying to do in the post was point out who was up for election in 2017 to the various committees. I mentioned you as VC is the same way I mentioned that GF was Chairman of SC and TT it's VC.
Jan. 8
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Jeremy: I was indeed at that meeting and I agree that costs in general could do with some pruning where at all possible but in context of annual turnover approaching £2m, I am sure we can all agree that spending another one or two thousand pounds on L&E (or any other matter) is really neither here nor there.
Jan. 8
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Richard:

1.What do you mean by the expression, “It's members money that is being used”?

2. Please could you kindly refer me to the minutes where the Treasurer (and no doubt others) have commented on this matter.

Many thanks
Jan. 8
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Richard: I would imagine the cost of holding a meeting is in the region of £500-1,000 and so one or even two more p.a. would make little difference the financial well being of EBU
Jan. 8
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Richard: Burn is one of two up for re-election to L&E in November. He will almost certainly get elected if he stands. The other person whose term expires this year is Martin Pool. I do not know if he wishes to stand again but if he did I suspect it would take a mighty effort to unseat him also. But in general I agree that more should stand for election, be it to the L&E, Selection Committee (Gillian Fawcett (Chairman), Tom Tomsend (Vice Chairman) and Ollie Burgess up for re-election in 2017) or BoD (Ian Payn (Vice Chairman) & Rob Lowry). But what would also be beneficial would be for more people to nominate themselves to their own County for the position of EBU Shareholder.
Jan. 6
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JL: I suggest that if a TD were called every time there was any sort of infraction at any and all tables, we would need to employ far more TDs at our tournaments!
Jan. 6
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I wonder how many of the 50,000 EBU members were even aware it was an illegal action? I for one didn't.
Jan. 5
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@DG: http://www.ebu.co.uk/laws-and-ethics/publications

There you can download the blue book, white book, BB@B code, 70% rule for Master Points and more besides.
Jan. 5
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@Ed - But you would still lose to him :)
Jan. 5
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@Avon: I have the bulletins from Bermuda. No 1 dated is 25 Jan 1975. Only two boards are addressed - #14 on page 2 and #12 on page 3! Bulletin appears to comprise 3 pages total.
Dec. 26, 2016
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