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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live on Cape Cod and am on the boards of EMBA (Unit 108), District 25, and New England Youth Bridge (

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Exclusion (see above)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
Hey guys. Thanks for being in the Well. If you were put in charge of the ACBL or the WBF, what would be your top priorities for enhancing and growing the game?
Big Ideas
Masterpoints are part of the reason many skip the Swiss, but all the waiting around in a Swiss event is another reason. I don't like to play a Swiss without a book to read between rounds. Electronic results reporting and assignment posting would make a difference.
My Big Ideas for ACBL
Can't wait to see those entry fees go down after operations are made more efficient!
The Language of Bridge by Kit Woolsey
From Kit's introduction: "This is not a book about system. While the assumption is a standard 2-over-1 structure, the concepts in the book apply to any bidding system. The meanings of bids may be different, but the proper communication of information remains the same."
Convention Chart Revisions
If my take on the basic chart is correct -- that it's meant to create an inviting, non-intimidating environment for very new players -- then absolutely I'd say no strong club. If someone wants to play fancier stuff that's fine, they can move to a bigger game.
The Language of Bridge by Kit Woolsey
It's a shame, and we're trying to find a good solution. The best bet at this point is to ask your local bridge bookseller to order some books from us. Then at least the shipping costs are spread out over a bulk order.
Is it time for 1 & 7 PM NABC start times (the critical 30 minutes earlier start)
We could just make them play faster in the team events. The pace of play has gotten ridiculous.
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
It's great that individual directors, units, districts, etc. are being creative and finding solutions to this problem. But it's really sad that they have to. What do we pay all this money to the ACBL for? This is not THAT hard a problem, and it's been a ...
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
That's exactly why they don't do this: they want you there on day 1. That's the argument I've gotten for having the IMPs on day 1 of the Plats, not day 2
Potentially Objectionable Content
Certain words like "cheat" trigger a warning. This includes "Trump" with a capital T. Obviously if you're talking about bridge and not politics just ignore it.

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