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I get very excited when I read things like this. Thank goodness there are dedicated people like Michael and Debbie working to bring out game to younger people.
April 24
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@Randy:
Law 92B: The right to request or appeal a Director’s ruling expires 30 minutes after the official score has been made available for inspection unless the Tournament Organizer has specified a different time period.
April 24
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Randy I believe that Jenni has thoroughly answered your question. Had she not done so I would have said that I wouldn’t speculate on what was said or intended. As any trial lawyer can tell you witnesses frequently misstate facts - not because they intend to, jus because they mishear or misremember.
April 23
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I don't disagree with you Steve. I wasn't expressing an opinion about the ruling, only about the Law (or Rule) that doesn't exist.
April 23
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There is coincidence. But in Bridge there is no Law or Rule of Coincidence. This was something that was floated about 20 years ago, but never codified, in Law nor in regulation in the ACBL.
April 23
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Also note the record - 6 wins, 1 loss. The Spingold (and the Vanderbilt?) were a double elimination for several years.
April 10
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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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