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All comments by Russell Jones
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Let me start by saying the ACBL deeply regrets the confusion surrounding the D22 GNT finals. The league wants what is good and fair for our members in this event. However, years ago, the league decided to let each district decide how they wished to conduct their contest and placed the District Director, or their designee, as the final authority in the matter of a question not covered by the CoC. The D22 CoC, while not standard, are legal and were approved by Special Events at HQ. Perhaps this incident is an argument for a more centralized CoC for this event.
June 18
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Congrats to all the winners and good luck in the Bermuda Bowl. Bring home the gold!
May 24
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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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