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2. There was once a proposed treatment of 3 in this auction to show a 3+ bid with 3 card major support.
April 10
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I hate WJS but they come in handy here!
April 10
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He was also an options trader on the CBOE for many years - a tough competitor there as well!
April 8
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An era has passed. The last pre-Blue Team American Bermuda Bowl champion (and the youngest in at the time in 1954)
April 7
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Law 77 is the Duplicate Scoring Table. A player is always allowed to ask a director what the Law is. NOTICE - this is my personal opinion and NOT that of the ACBL Laws Commission.
April 6
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If only we could convince The Bridge World to at least have an on-line version.
April 5
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No, this was not April 1. This was (of course) a UI situation, but the subject floored me with the response to my email. I am going to give a partial quote from the response (and I am NOT naming names, sorry!):

“My hand had almost no defensive tricks. All partner's values would be over the opening bidders hence worth more. I felt we would go down at most two and that the opponents would make 4S. Given my evaluation of the hand I do not think ”pass“ was a logical alternative”
April 5
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@David - no trees would die if we just used the electronic memo. @Peter - you have a valid point - as an educational tool BW is valuable. @others - I have not found this to be as big a problem as suggested. However, I am willing to put up with the “flood”. I am not going to bring a complaint based on this unless it's pretty gross. BUT, these player memos will lead to these players being counseled. Will it help? Yes. Will it be universally accepted and obeyed? No. But it will be better.
March 28
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Nice going!
March 28
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Why do these things happen? 1. No director call. 2. No player memo. Sorry, but we reap what we sow. If people don't take the time to make an issue of these things, they will continue. BW posts about them don't do much of anything.

Robb Gordon
ACBL National Recorder
March 27
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“Never! No to electronics, it's not Bridge”
I am not surprised to see this comment, but I am certainly surprised to see it from one of your generation Diego! Didn't you grow up with this stuff?
I wish it wasn't so either but I think it's inevitable.
March 16
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And the '68 season - year of the pitcher. I got to go to 2 World Series games in Detroit including the pivotal game 5. What a treat for a 12 year old! Gibson had a season ERA of 1.12. For a starting pitcher, THAT is a record that will never be broken!
March 14
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I've seen a LOT of baseball. If I were a player the pitcher I would most fear batting against would have been Gibson. You could get hit if you got too close, and worse, he could really embarrass a batter he blew them away so much.
March 13
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What people sometimes forget is the additional cost for space. You need about 3x the square feet for tables with screens.
March 13
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Joe Girardi was a participant as well as Paul O'Neill
March 13
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“Luckily, there's an empirical test. The OP says that he sent the hand off to the recorder. Perhaps he will let us know what the consequence is.”

This thread was brought to my attention. I can promise than any Player Memo received by the Office of National Recorder will be dealt with and at a minimum, the reporter will receive an acknowledgment of receipt and information as to who (National Recorder, District Recorder, or Unit Recorder) is in charge of the investigation, or, if it is inappropriate for a Recorder to handle, the reporter will be referred to the right place.

In this particular case, I would point out that the OP is from New Zealand. Presumably, the incident occurred in New Zealand. New Zealand is, of course, not ACBL territory.

Robb Gordon
National Recorder - ACBL
March 11
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No it is NOT acceptable (neither is smoking a cigarette in or near the playing area). But all of this is beside the point. Mr. Helgemo was not convicted of taking recreational drugs legal or otherwise. The ACBL policy does not allow drug laws (or any other laws) to be violated at its tournaments.
March 8
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Funny I knew the reference without checking the link. At one point I think I had the whole script memorized.
March 6
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Very sad. RIP.
March 6
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I am living in Prescott till June. After that we may stay or try Tucson for awhile.
March 6
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