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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
8th in Reisinger; Have made round of 16 in Spingold; Made top 20 of Platinum Pairs 3 times (as of 1/1/14, one of only 7 players to do so).
Regular Bridge Partners
Walter Lee, Frank Merblum
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals in good tourist destinations; BBO robot games
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How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Again, my point is that the underlying problem is the lack of Flight A teams. I suppose it is possible that there were a number of Flight B teams in addition to Jeff's that would have been happily willing to play the Flight A teams but I really doubt ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Given that our District president and our District Board member are both national open champions, that does not seem very likely to me. What is more likely is that this was done solely by the directing staff, who did not relish the prospect of lining up the Flight B team ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Yes, I understand that the districts finance the regionals. That is why I proposed to my district that they combine with District 3 or, at minimum, eliminate a couple of regionals. They are already eliminating one beginning in 2017.
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Admittedly, financial viability and overall attendance are separate matters, but given a fixed pool of players, fewer tournaments with more attendance at each improves financial viability.
Demographics and Bridge - a Beginning
Bob, I was repeating myself at a higher level of generality, i.e. that it is due to non-bridge-related differences (cultural and/or economic) between the US and other countries. I think last time my main point was that US workers tend to work longer hours than workers in other ...
Demographics and Bridge - a Beginning
Bob, I apologize for repeating (with slightly different spin) a point I made to you several months ago on another thread, but... perhaps the answer lies partially in the fact that in those other countries, bright young people are not forced to choose between (a) extremely demanding careers in law ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
I think this is a great point. If our district (25) combined with District 3, which already runs three of its regionals within 10 or 20 miles of the border of District 25, we might be able to put together 4 or 5 decent-sized regionals a year rather than the ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Steve, I understand your beef re the Nashua regional, but tell me - isn't the real problem that there were only 5 legit Flight A teams? Did you really want to spend your time and money to play against weak teams, whether they they want to play against you or ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
What I've always wondered is whether the Flight A players are quitting at a faster rate than 40 years ago. For all I know they aren't. They might be quitting slower, because they live longer. I do know that close to half the players in my district who ...
Demographics and Bridge - a Beginning
Buddy is 100% correct and I am quite amazed that he appears AFAIK to be the first person on BW to criticize Paul Linxwiler's letter for ignoring this "elephant in the room". We have already reached the point where some regionals cannot hold Flight A events.
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