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Team Good Six want to share something with you:
If you do well at a big event, it is not always about
fighting for IMPs. The teams contesting the knockout
rounds often finish late and find themselves last in line
in the queue for a taxi. That has certainly been the
case for team Good Six and although they were elated
to have won their semifinal they then faced what they
feared might be a long wait for transport. Or so they
thought. When they went outside the hotel they were
greeted by a charming member of the Nafiz hospitality
staff who knew all their results, congratulated them on
reaching the final and delighted them by announcing,
“We have a taxi waiting for you”. Tired, hungry and
eternally grateful, they could go straight to dinner.

http://championships.eurobridge.org/EOC2019/bulletins/bul_06.pdf
June 19
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Norman: The concept that you were ever a losing rubber bridge player is one I find almost impossible to comprehend!
May 16
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I wonder how much this decision was influenced by the reasoned debate on BW?
May 13
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@Richard: Why? You don't play anymore!
May 9
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As others have stated, a unified approach would be best. A players union (if someone cared to set up and run one) would most likely be a good way forward.
May 7
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A view from London, England

The bridge world needs all the quality events left. And this is one of a dwindling few. World and European championships are overrun by sponsors. Drop-ins are a necessary evil if you like, but necessary they are to keep up standards.

Disclaimer: I have never played in an ACBL National (yet!).
April 28
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Mr Damiani,

Thank you for coming to the well.

I believe you joined the WBF EXCO at the 1980 WC so I make it you have served for some 39 years - including 16 as President – wow - you must know many secrets!

It follows that 1981 was your first full WC as an EXCO member and as I am sure you are aware, the winning Open team in Port Chester contained three players that have been at the forefront of international bridge ever since – Bobby Levin, Jeff Meckstroth and Eric Rodwell! Not to mention Zia Mahmood and Krzysztof Martens who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Anyway, three questions for you:

1. Which two or three people do you consider to have been the world leading authorities on the rules of bridge in the past 40 years?

2. When you joined the WBF EXCO it had 17 or so members. Soon it will have around 24 or more (I am led to believe). How many do you consider necessary?

3. Do you have any regrets?
April 17
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Some of my photos from the 1st Buffett Cup can be seen here:

http://cbai.ie/results/EventPhotosBuffettCup.htm
April 16
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It is refreshing to read such a candid summation of the state of the union from a departing MBO President. The EBU equivalent leaves later this year (after 6 years in post, I believe) and it will be interesting to see if he is equally candid.
April 11
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It's nice to see these reports if only to remind me that IMO they shouldn't exist in the first place. Appeal panels are almost always flawed in that the participants are rarely up to speed and I much prefer the WBF way of doing things
April 4
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Fabulous. Take a bow Peter, Alex and team. The Brits are back in town…
April 1
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Way to go, Espen and team. Many Congratulations
April 1
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If only….
April 1
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@Ronald: Your profile states, “BTW the NBB is the second largest bridge association in the world!” FYI NNB is the third (or even 4th) largest BA in the World!
March 28
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Wow. Just wow. The mind truly boggles!
March 26
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Chris: It is a site which lists in a user-friendly way current and future bridge championships. It has a good search facility - choose any or all of date, location, event, etc. ‘A labour of love’
March 26
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…find great bridge events to possibly play in.

I guess the appeal to those in USA is de minimis but for ROW, especially Europeans, it is welcomed. At least it is by me :)
March 26
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Good luck, bridgescanner - a nice resource for us all
March 26
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Andrew Robson
March 25
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