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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
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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."
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Sapphire Life Master
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Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I agree with your sentiment, Danny -- if you're advanced enough to be playing exotic system, you can do it in the open. But suggesting that ACBL open events resemble Almost Anything Goes is laughable.
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff. After the debacle in Orlando last year (which you handled with characteristic class) what is your opinion on drop-ins? If you were put in charge of creating ACBL drop-in policy, what would it be?
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
Personally, for a level 1 chart I would simplify much more. Get rid of forcing 1C, 1D, and 2D openings, conventional 2+-level openings (other than strong 2C), artificial 1D response, etc. Let's let them focus on learning BRIDGE.
Draft ACBL Novice Chart - Request for Comments
I don't see any problem with restricting limited games to standard bidding. I think it would help learning and make the experience more enjoyable for newer players. Those who want to experiment with system can play in the open game.
Improving the Seeding Process
I'm all for using objective criteria. As long as the right criteria are being used. When you're only looking at results in the event in question, your data is so skewed you need subjective data to compensate. The current model makes no sense: everyone agrees the formula being ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, so I understand, after the recent policy changes how would the seeding points compare for an American junior and a European junior with a similar record? Would it depend on the number of virtual masterpoints assigned the foreign player?
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian, I agree 100% that no matter what you do people will complain. I appreciate all the work you and David and everyone on the committee (and on other ACBL committees) do. My point was that the current system unduly rewards the people who are already at the top, so ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Say I'm a young American pair. We team up with another young American pair and play in the Vanderbilt. We have no seeding points, so we draw a top seed in the round of 64 and lose. During the next year we continue to improve and have success. We ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Brian and David (and any other members of the seeding committee who want to answer): what do you consider the goals of seeding in the Vanderbilt/Spingold and on a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the current seeding process in terms of those goals? If you were King ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Maybe if we impose a penalty for upsets it will induce the top teams to make sure we improve the seeding for the bottom half of the field. Right now it's a joke, and the top teams have no interest in fixing it.

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