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Peg, Sorry I misunderstood. Ya'll know I am quick to defend all things Memphis!
March 25
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Peg, not a miracle at all. Expected weather for this time of year in Memphis. A little bit cooler than 2012 perhaps.
Randy, thanks for the positives. I kibitzed Platinum Pairs first session and notice how quiet it was, and the other pluses you mentioned.
March 24
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If only. Lots of one-way streets in downtown Memphis.
March 22
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But hey, there was free coffee today
March 22
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first: nabc.acbl.org
then: ACBL Live Button
you are there
March 21
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I am thinking two cards are required by ACBL regs. Don't know about the trolley.
March 20
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Hooray for Memphis hospitality. I hope the weather behaves
March 19
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South of Memphis, in the Mississippi Delta north of Vicksburg there has been some serious flooding. Memphis is ok especially downtown Memphis which sits on a bluff overlooking the river.
March 19
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I think ACBL has arranged free transportation to and from headquarters for tours of the museum.
March 19
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Hi David Burn. Last Memphis NABC (Spring 2012) rumor had it that Bart Bramley constructed a CD to play while driving from Texas to Memphis. All selections had Memphis in the title or in the lyrics. I am excited that bridge players once again are coming to enjoy our city and our BBQ and our hospitality.
March 19
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A lowly administrative assistance, after receiving a response from the US Olympic Committee to the ACBLs initial inquiry regarding procedures for applying for admission of bridge to the Olympic family, could have told anyone and everyone that Bridge would never be admitted in the USA.

The response “laughed in our faces.”
March 1
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Brad, Old school thinking would always consider adverse vulnerability quality of suit and position. For me, therein lies much of the beauty of the game. Considering all options and settling on one that makes the most sense to you and hopefully your partner.
Feb. 25
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RR: Right you are. But it is disciplined as to the quality of the suit if not the length. It is just my choice of bids not liking 1 diamond and not liking pass.
Feb. 24
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Perhaps you should downgrade the 12HCPs to 11 given that qx is of questionable value. And, I would do it every time. I have tricks in diamonds and little prospects in the other suits. To each his own.
Feb. 24
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2D. if we miss hearts they might miss spades. We are hot against not and I am in first chair and I play disciplined in 1st and 2nd chair. Not an opening bid in my reckoning. Go back 40 years and that would be me when it comes to bidding. If we defend and partner is on lead it probably cant be wrong to lead a diamond.
Feb. 24
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Russ, proud of you. What we expect of a good ole boy from around these parts! Good luck.
Feb. 20
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David Corn, the files reflected formal hearings and results thereof. They did not and I suspect do not reflect “accusations.” Fifty years ago I suspect procedures were less formal than they are today and during my tenure as disciplinary coordinator. I am not sure how present day recorders maintain their files from unit and district recorders up to the National Recorder. As you can imagine “accusations” or suggestions on a recorder form of possible hanky-panky are kept as confidential as possible. During my time I maintained a database of reports submitted to the National Recorder who happened to be my boss at the time.

Ken Rhodes, thanks for your thanks for my work. I was perhaps a perfect candidate to do the job completely, accurately and in confidence. I suppose I was one of those busy worker bees whose mother taught them the ethic of an honest days work for a days pay.
Jan. 29
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David Corn, there was no “massive flood” of the Mississippi River. There was flooding in and around headquarters located in Horn Lake, MS due to excessive rain and the building being located in a low lying area.

I was very recently retired (2010) when this occurred. In the year prior to my retirement all disciplinary records were scanned and filed electronically. I was the disciplinary coordinator under the supervision of Gary Blaiss. It was my job to sort through the files and put each file's documents in chronological order in preparation for scanning.

There were 9-10 legal size file cabinets stuffed full and other notebook files besides. Nothing was thrown away and the scanning mission was complete prior to the move to Horn Lake. Nothing was lost. It was a tedious and time consuming job that sometimes was interesting. Of particular note was the fact that the ACBL Disciplinary Code went from a 3-4 page document to its size today.
Jan. 29
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Congratulations Curtis (always my favorite hat boy)
Jan. 19
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This could graduate down to the District level where DD Committee could choose a lifetime ban for those convicted of collusive cheating in their District Regional and so on.
Jan. 3
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