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All comments by Steve Bruno
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Funny. I live in District 22. I competed in the Open Flight GNT, didn't qualify for the 2nd day, but didn't pay much attention to what happened after that. My friends weren't involved.
July 20
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Why is that, Mark?
July 20
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What's the temperature like on the playing floor? Too cold for shorts and short sleeves?
July 19
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We used to play Swiss matches the entire first day to determine which 16 teams had the honor of competing in head-to-head KO matches the second day. All others go home. No seeding the first day, but the second day matches were seeded by the DIC. It wouldn't hurt to have the second day matches seeded either by masterpoints or by finish of the teams during the first day, e.g., the team that wins on day one plays the team that finished 16th, etc. That gives incentive to continuing to fight for the highest possible finish on Day One.
July 18
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“Social bridge” sounds a lot like rubber bridge. People wandering in and out of the game, dropping into the club and leaving whenever they want. If we could encourage that type of playing among novices and non-serious players, I think they would like it. Charge little, maybe play for miniscule stakes or no stakes at all. Maybe give small prizes for slams bid and made, etc. NEVER try to integrate these people into a duplicate bridge game or anything to do with masterpoints.
July 15
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Orange and green are my two favorite colors. I like gray, too.
July 15
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My simple answer is “no”. Not until we put people in charge who are selfless and intelligent. Since that's not on the near horizon, I bid the current organization a not-so-fond farewell .
July 6
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If only three teams enter the top bracket, how about staging a round-robin event with no masterpoint awards? Maybe award free plays. Neither the sponsors or the pros really need masterpoints.
July 6
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Doesn't an A/X Swiss offer masterpoints for a bracket within a bracket? Surely we could do that within a KO bracket. If a team which finishes 5/8 is a lesser team, but finishes higher than any other lesser team, their award is enhanced - maybe by gold points.
July 6
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Perhaps the Swiss Bridge Federation won't select PZ to be on their team.
June 22
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Peg - How many more examples of ACBL incompetence, indifference and ever-changing rules do we need before we all throw up our hands and say, “life is too short for this”? I've already made transportation and lodging for Las Vegas and San Francisco. Otherwise, I'd be done. I will be done after San Francisco.
June 9
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How much experience did the RHO have as a player, or, should I say, “an ethical player”? Anyone who plays at the level of Open GNT should have been ready for any bid by his RHO and realized his question bordered on the unethical. Asking his questions simulates lighting up a cigarette while pumping gas into his car.
June 7
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Wei - I'm envious of this one opportunity. In the long pull, it's got to be right. I'm quixotic enough to know I would do the right thing if the opportunity were presented.
June 4
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It's a great opportunity to display sportsmanship for the team who was declared the winner to concede the championship to the team who defeated both other teams. We all know that's the right final disposition. How often do you have an opportunity to right a wrong?
June 3
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“Bueller, Bueller? Anyone?”
June 3
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If you sleep with dogs, you get bitten by fleas.
June 3
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Inserting Victory Points as a Condition of Contest is absurd.
June 2
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David - “what difference does the bidding make to card play?”
YGTBK.
May 31
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Don - The ships of integrity and spirit of the game have long sailed away.
May 29
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Giving board members or “volunteers” any money at all is abhorrent. When I was a board member, I turned down free plays and encouraged others to do the same.
May 21
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