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I would have overcalled. Just sayin…
Aug. 12
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There was a system they used to use in the NYC Reisinger KO teams called “New England Seeding”. All the team captains got rosters of the field and ranked the teams.
Aug. 5
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The version of good/bad 2NT I play allows me to double to show the good heart raise with 3, I can bid 2NT followed by 3H with a good 4 card raise, and 3H direct as “competitive”.
Aug. 1
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You can find the player memo at http://www.acbl.org/conduct-and-ethics/player-memo/
July 30
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I haven't been a club owner in many years. But in Unit 355 (my Unit in Northern Arizona) our funds are redistributed in the form of providing new playing cards (and other equipment occasionally) to clubs in the Unit. Club managers are quite happy with this.
July 19
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I thought it was VERY close.
July 17
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I think the real “Hyatt” owner name is Pritzker.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_family
July 17
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The mistake on the lake - that was truly pathetic. Never went to the Kingdome but I have been to Safeco. It is a nice venue.

Incidentally Chase Field in Phoenix is pretty nice.
July 13
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Finally someone who agrees with me about Wrigley! I grew up with Tiger Stadium which had plenty of interesting features, particularly a right field upper deck that jutted out over the outfield a bit. Comiskey Park had similar construction but different features. Old Yankee Stadium was special for the history but I didn't love a lot of things about it, particularaly the crowded corridors. I remember Forbes Field and Crosley Field as a kid driving by but was never inside. My favorite “new” park is in SF. Now called AT&T Park I think.
July 13
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Ralph - Mazel Tov! You have been one of my bridge heroes since we met when I was about 20 living in Michigan and you were 19 and living in Steubenville. You have always played with flair and acted with class.
July 12
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I wonder what Lowenthal would have led?
July 9
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Used to play with Linda once a week. Now I am in a different place - no partner. Only will play occasionally with a student.
July 4
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I want to clarify/correct my #3 above. If the game is Unit-owned, any discipline is considered Unit discipline - even if it is by a separate club disciplinary committee. Therefore appeals would go to District appellate. Sorry.
July 2
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Most likely partner has a great hand for spades with a doubleton club. But I will take insurance with 4C since I am happy to be in a spade game if I am right.
June 25
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1NT. This is not the hand with which to pass and back in.
June 25
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Clarifications:
1. We are talking about existing policy/codification. Nothing says that this will never change (and no, I am not proposing anything).
2. For a club suspension/barring - the club owner must notify the ACBL Club department. No further action is taken.
3. For a UNIT owned game - the discipline may be appealed to the Unit Disciplinary Committee.
4. For a club game - there is no appeal (unless the discipline is alleged to be based on discrimination or bridge skill) UNLESS the discipline includes “special” games like GNT, NAP, STaC. In this case only THAT portion of the discipline may be appealed.

Now, how would club owners want ACBL (or Units or Districts) to be involved in the process, realizing that we don't have the resources to take it over, nor would that be desirable?
June 22
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You are 100% correct. However (and as you can see here) there are a lot of issues that go with running a club and the “personalities” involved so I am planning an article or two on Club Discipline. Just advice and “best practices”.
June 21
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Other - the selection process should be clear and transparent BEFORE the Euros.
June 20
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I would have bid 5D (Exclusion KCB) over 3D.
June 19
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Pass, but 6C after I double.
June 18
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