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All comments by Russell Jones
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I believe the incentive is still there to hold a team game as one of the two CA games because the team game still pays 5% Gold, while the pair game does not. This rule actually allows two team CA games with both paying partial Gold. My club is planning on having both CA games as team games.

On the other issue of incentives, the only reason it was voted down is because management is already implementing a new cash incentive program for teachers sometime this year and already has the incentives in the 2019 budget. We agree it is a great idea and are moving forward with it.
March 30
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Uber cheaper than taxi, but both are available. About a fifteen minute ride
March 18
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I think Blues City Cafe has great ribs and tamales. They are available by trolley at Beale Street. Low costs and very fast service. Open late at night every night.
March 18
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I know this is ‘last minute’, but I just wanted to remind people that West Memphis, Arkansas is right across the bridge from the playing site and all hotels in that town are between 5-8 minutes from the playing site, if you have transportation. In West Memphis, they have everything from Motel 8, Day's Inn, Sleep Cheap (lol) to Best Western, Holiday Inn, Hilton, etc. Prices will be about 50% of those in Memphis and it's only 5 minutes. Also, the playing site is directly under the Arkansas bridge so Memphis traffic would not be a problem.
March 10
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With a little more than a week left before the deadline, I would like to encourage those interested in either the 3 NABF board positions or the 1 WBF EC position, to please email Kelley Trejo at ACBL HQ (elections@acbl.org) with your intent and resume as soon as possible. If you have questions about the position, please read the response from Jan Martel or you can email me at district10director@acbl.org.

Thank You!
March 6
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Thanks to everyone for their various contributions to the ACBL and your general interest in the welfare of the league. I hope this forum has proved helpful. If anyone has future concerns or questions, please feel free to contact me at ACBL_Pres on Facebook, @ACBL_pres on twitter, or at district10director@acbl.org.
Feb. 20
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You are welcome. It is part of the job!!
Feb. 20
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Brad,

Thanks for the well wishes! Take care and I look forward to visiting with you at the tournaments.
Feb. 20
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Arkansas State is located in Jonesboro and has an enrollment of about 14,000 students. It is a R2 - research school with about 10 doctoral programs on campus. The city is about 70k.
Feb. 20
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I enjoy working with Howard and appreciate all his committee has done in the past. The Anti-Cheating Commission is still a management committee and still works with management on developing procedures to stop cheating. As you stated, several of there ideas were enacted in the past.
Feb. 20
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Happy to do it, Steve. Let me know if there is more I can do.
Feb. 20
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Thanks Ed. Would really like to make some progress on the important issues.
Feb. 20
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Thanks for the nice comments. See you in Memphis.
Feb. 20
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We will continue to work with Funbridge/BBO to offer a variety of games. Many of which will offer either online points, with some offering our players an opportunity to win pigmented points, such as the NABC Robot Game.
Feb. 20
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Richard,

Most have a # of guaranteed sleeping rooms that must be rented. If you meet that amount, no meeting space rental is charged. If you are 10% short on sleeping rooms, then you pay 10% of the room rental. That is a basic clause.
Feb. 20
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I will be away from the computer for the next couple of hours as it is dinner time with family and then bedtime for two little girls. If you post additional questions this evening, I will attempt to answer them late tonight or first thing in the morning!
Feb. 19
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Most have minimumm room requirements and some have attrition charges. We are good for this year and are currently looking at 2020 tournaments.
Feb. 19
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I would love to visit the ABA tournament. Please send me a reminder as it gets closer to time
Feb. 19
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Taught at the university in Otago in 2005 and 2010. Played bridge weekly and even played in the Provincial Pairs to qualify a team for zonal. Bridge there is great with every club having a kitchen and full bar. You take a break in the middle of the game and have ‘supper’ - drink and a biscuit with biscuit = cookie. Also, you play one board per round and write your bids on paper in the middle of the table. Finally, you have to alert IF you play strong NT. Great Place!
Feb. 19
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Thanks for the well wishes Jonathan. As previously stated, it is hard to balance the ‘person who pays should be the one that benefits’. This even goes back to the idea that was floated about those that stay at host hotels pay lower entry fees! Hard to find the ‘right’ answer!
Feb. 19
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