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Boye,

As you may note, I ‘like’ your comment but would have preferred to have been able to have liked it more than once :)
Sept. 16, 2015
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Simon is the Secretary (and from what I understand a good appointment); he is not the decision maker. IMO his response is about what one would reasonably expect from someone in his position
Sept. 16, 2015
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Old but gold
Sept. 16, 2015
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Nor have the WBF commented on the fact that FF has a seat on the top table of bridge i.e. he is on the WBF Executive Committee!

How long will it take them to confirm just what actions they are taking in suspending/removing?
Sept. 16, 2015
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'How I like to play bridge' by W. Somerset Maughan was published in ‘The Bridge Player’s Companion, by Albert A Ostrow, 1955.

The article is fascinating and I have a transcript of it - PM me if you would like a copy
Sept. 15, 2015
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Agreed
Sept. 14, 2015
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Wow!

Great detective work by many.

It would be useful to know which officials in which MBOs are in receipt of this information and if the wheels of officialdom are already turning?

One wonders what the future holds for project Monaco?
Sept. 13, 2015
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All depends on who partner is…
Sept. 8, 2015
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@ Espen Forberg - Michael R was born in USA
Sept. 8, 2015
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I don't! I hope England wins gold in all three championships but I will allow Sweden glory in the Transnational!!!
Sept. 7, 2015
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Don't be so sure - the wheels often turn slowly in officialdom
Sept. 7, 2015
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European Bridge League website now headlines…

EBL NEWS

Breaking News

Allegations of cheating in international competition by 2 European players have recently appeared on the internet and on social media.

This has been noted by the EBL and following the request of several NBOs , members of the EBL, the EBL has started a process to investigate incidents reported as occurring at EBL Championships.
Sept. 7, 2015
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Joshua: The best few teams MAY possibly compete in BB but so do many second/third rate teams - all due to the eight zone set up the WBF uses.
Sept. 7, 2015
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What I find most unfair is that the WBF has eight Zones. This results in a distorted entry to the Bermuda Bowl, etc. year in year out (or if you prefer, odd year on, odd year out!).
Sept. 7, 2015
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Am Yisrael Chai
Sept. 5, 2015
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I know it is not my call but it is my view.

BTW, not much discussed on BW in relation to this entire business is anyone's call but the relevant authorities, but many have expressed views - IMO that is what this forum is for :)
Sept. 4, 2015
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A leading QC (eminent British jurist) who is also a competent bridge player, recently wrote on FB:

“I would not want to be associated with a national organisation which did not withdraw its team in the face of this kind of evidence of systematic cheating. It is a matter of simple decency and honesty.”

When it was suggested to him that team sport is littered with examples of individual cheating – think Maradonna, Thierry, etc – but rarely if ever is the team disqualified, his reply was:

“This was not a heat of the moment one off piece of cheating as in these examples. It was premeditated and systematic.”

As a proud Jew and one who was in Croatia and who sang along to Hatikvah at the medal ceremony, I can confirm that IMO this is the most persuasive case yet presented and one which has led me to finally conclude that I now support Leslie’s motion.

Sad as it is to write… Israel should withdraw from the Bermuda Bowl.
Sept. 4, 2015
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British Bridge League - not English Bridge Union if you wish to get your facts right
Sept. 4, 2015
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Living in UK I have no idea just what a player memo is, but I am sure I could take a stab at it. Regardless, why is said form not available on-line!?
Sept. 3, 2015
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Langer
Word of Cork origin. Has several meanings, depending on context.

1) Penis
2) Foolish person
3) To be intoxicated
1) I've got a huge langer, boy.
2) You're some langer, boy.
3) He was langers, boy.

(Sorry Tom, couldn't resist!)
Sept. 3, 2015
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