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A.J. Stephani
A.J. Stephani
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Member Since
June 28, 2011
Last Seen
12 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Paper or plastic?
The new ACBL plastic cards are simply too thin and flimsy for my taste. They just feel "insubstantial" in one's hands. The .33mm PVC Bridge Buddy cards are the best I've ever used. The Dealer4 machine handles them swimmingly, they're the perfect size to hold, and the ...
Another Proposal for SF
>> I also realize that the BOD hates the idea because it interferes with their activities during the NABCs. << We're not a monolithic group. Some of us have been advocating for greater flexibility in NABC operations. While it's correct that the NABCs are filled with all manner of Committee ...
Four Sectionals in D11 in One Week
@Kit: In no way did I "create" the D11 rules governing sectionals (or regionals, for that matter). The D11 Board, of which you are currently a voting member and I am not, created all the rules and policies governing D11 tournaments. As the D11 Tournament Coordinator, my job is simply ...
Four Sectionals in D11 in One Week
Kit, this is a very misleading header tag. The Lexington and Louisville sectionals were held in different "weeks," with one ending on Sunday, 9/22 and the other beginning the following weekend, 9/28. The other 2 sectionals were Progressive sectionals, which are almost entirely intra-Unit affairs, analogous to Unit ...
ACBL finally defines "collusive cheating"
@David: The language you quoted was not included in the motion actually passed. The language in the first numbered item was deleted in Committee for precisely the reasons you stated. Sometimes the ACBL can edit to save its life. @All: The motion that passed is simply the second numbered item ...
ACBL BoD Votes Possibility of NO NABC+ Winners Ever
Hi Cam, The Board passed a motion in Memphis authorizing management to implement a Voluntary Relinquishment Policy under certain parameters. That Policy was presented and affirmed by the Board in Las Vegas. Both votes were unanimous. I can provide a copy of the policy if requested, but keep in mind ...
Mnemonics, Acronyms, or Abbreviations
When teaching, my typical criteria for hands that should open 2C: 22+HCP (balanced); or 21+ishHCP (unbalanced); or Any STYS hand STYS = Sick To Your Stomach (any hand you would feel Sick To Your Stomach if you opened it on the 1 level and it was passed out)
Congratulations to Jan Assini
Woo-Hoo, Jan!
Collusive cheating at regionals sectional and clubs not that serious according to BOD!
Two points: * This motion came to the BOD from the Board of Governors. The diction of the motion was that of the motion maker, who was not a member of the BOD. * The entire motion reads, "Notwithstanding the preceding provisions of Section 10.2, the ACBL Board of Directors will ...
Collusive cheating at regionals sectional and clubs not that serious according to BOD!
Some clarification: We neither considered nor passed a motion in Memphis requiring that "collusive cheating at NABC or equal events is a life time ban." We did pass a motion that says, IF you have been "expelled for premeditated collusive cheating in NABC+ or equivalent events," then you may not ...

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