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It looks like they've found an alternative location for Monday.
Aug. 12
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You're missing my point. Barrington didn't have any night games. So instead of just an open team game Thursday nights, now there's an open team game at one club and a 299er pairs game at the other.
Aug. 12
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With a weak 6-4, I wouldn't necessarily expect opener to show hearts on the second round.
Aug. 9
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I'm not sure that's true, at least in my immediate area. Beverly Hills has substituted a Thursday night 299er game for its former open team game. Barrington (largely thanks to the efforts of Jim Perkins) stepped into the gap, holding a relatively regular Thursday night game.
Aug. 8
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Thanks!
July 3
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I play it as a limit raise. If I cue bid, we're in a forcing pass auction, so partner's got a clue what to do if the next bid is 4S and he's looking at a minimum with a spade card.
May 2
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You can find out the Unit Board members from the ACBL's Web site.
May 2
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No way to know. I have no inside information. I'd discourage uninformed speculation, though.
May 2
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The Board had earlier defeated, 15-10, a motion requiring search committees to present at least two candidates to the full Board. So I don't find the unanimous ratification as persuasive as I might have if the Board had been presented multiple candidates to choose from.
May 2
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When Kevin Lane successfully competed to replace Rand Pinsky as District 23's Board representative, his entire campaign was built on driving home to Unit Board members his vision of national issues. His focus at the time was on the then-recent debacle regarding the attempt to replace our scoring program.

It's probably easier for something like that to happen in District 23 than it is in most districts, because we're so geographically compact that it's relatively easier both for everyone to know everyone and to educate Unit Board members regarding national issues.
May 2
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They were consulted. I was scheduled to play last week with my District Director. He had to cancel last-minute because he was going to be on Board calls Monday and Tuesday evening. I guess I know now what those calls were about.
May 2
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Language like that is typically used to signal a for-cause dismissal. It's typical for a CEO NOT to be an at-will employee. That doesn't mean that the Board can't fire him, with or without cause, but it does mean that for-cause is the difference between having to pay off the rest of his contract and not having to do so.
May 2
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The board shouldn't be flat. Making 5 isn't just double dummy. It's at least a reasonable line. At the table, my opening lead was a heart. Declarer should win on the table, play A, K, and a diamond ruff, then return to hand with a heart to successfully ruff the fourth diamond. Now lead a club off the board and in the fullness of time you'll get back to your hand to draw the last trump and take the spade hook
April 7
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So if I don't qualify for NAP, there is no NABC+ event that I'm eligible to play until Sunday. I'm not old enough to play the Silver Ribbon and I haven't yet earned enough platinum points to play the Platinum Pairs.
March 19
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That’s not happening. We don’t have the money to lose. District officers are now carrying some District debts on their personal credit cards until the District collects enough cash to reimburse them. We couldn’t make the required deposit if we wanted to.
March 4
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When I'm in second seat and my LHO picks up his or her bidding cards, I make a point of asking, “Is that a pass?” When I'm in third seat and someone ahead of me starts to pick up their bidding cards, I do absolutely nothing. It usually only takes them a couple of seconds to get the point.

I remember sometime last year second seat did this after an auction that ended in 3NT and said about me, jokingly, “I'll bet he's going to double.” After he passed, he discovered to his surprise that he was not, in this case, wrong (we collected 500).
Feb. 2
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No idea. I'd be delighted to get an answer to that question from our District Director.
Feb. 2
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Are we allowed to upload (either by law or by ACBL policy) to upload such a list?
Feb. 1
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I'm now in the habit, after every session I play using BridgeMates, of using the Game Summary function to walk through my game and confirm that my scores all were entered correctly. This usually lets me catch any errors before my opponents have left the playing area.
May 1, 2017
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If this occurred at a regional, why isn't it being handled by the District's Disciplinary Committee?
Aug. 7, 2016
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