Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Robb Gordon
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I wonder what Lowenthal would have led?
July 9, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
1NT. This is not the hand with which to pass and back in.
June 25, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
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, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Other - the selection process should be clear and transparent BEFORE the Euros.
June 20, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I would have bid 5D (Exclusion KCB) over 3D.
June 19, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Pass, but 6C after I double.
June 18, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Thanks for all the comments thus far. Keep them coming!
June 17, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Hi Randy - thanks for participating in this. Your obligation when suspending or barring a player (and there is no prohibition against suspending nor against using that word) is to notify the player(s) affected and the ACBL Club Department. You should say the reason for the discipline and the nature (suspension and length, prohibition against playing with a certain player, or barring). If the suspension/barring includes special games like NAP, GNT, STaC and the like you should say so as that give the player certain appeal rights.
June 17, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That is SO sad. What a sweet guy!
June 15, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
For this situation I think Law 73C is more appropriate than Law 16. It is that egregious.
June 13, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Not so Steve. In ACBL (I am quoting) - Disallowed: “Psyching of artificial or conventional opening bids and/or conventional responses thereto. Psyching conventional suit responses, which are less than 2NT, to natural openings. ”
June 9, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Not alertable in ACBLland. But other Zones and NBOs have other alerting rules. I was surprised that I received a warning for not alerting my partner's weak jump overcall in Israel. Know the local rules.
June 9, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
3 is my mixed raise. 3 is my 4 card limit raise. That is what this hand feels like.
June 7, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I don't understand 3. Of course partner is going to bid 3 on his QX or even TX and I am never going to find what I need to know. 5NT gets me there as long as we don't play this as something obscure (how could it be pick a slam here?).
May 23, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
1 Heart. This looks like 4-4 to me, and I can open a good 4 card major in 3rd seat. I want the lead if we are on defense. Side benefit is it may keep opps out of NT partscore if neither has heart stopper. Downside: Partner is 4-3 in the majors and supports hearts.
May 17, 2018
.

Bottom Home Top