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Alan Powell
Alan Powell
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Member Since
June 11, 2018
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Co-owner of Essex Bridge Center in Livingston NJ.

United States of America

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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Owner of Essex Bridge Center, Livingston NJ
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Bidding Boxes, although prevalent in tournaments, were not widely used in clubs at the time. Night games started at 7:30 or even 8:00pm.
Pretend it is 1993 and you’re at a bridge club.
Brozel was invented by Bernard Zeller of New Jersey. It was named for him and his partner Lucy Brown. Hence the Bro and the Zel. I wish I could give you an exact year, but my bridge career doesnt go back that far. It was still very popular in NJ ...
For the record, I am talking about maybe packing it in after another 5 years, which will bring my total to 30 years in the business. Thats long enough to do any one thing IMO. While I am not getting rich, I am doing well enough that its not a ...
I agree wholeheartedly with your answers to the questions. I would add under the rewards of bridge club ownership the added sense of community and friendships that people develop above and beyond the bridge table. Just some examples When we start a beginner class, everybody arrives in the last 5 ...
I agree with Barbara. There is always going to be some level of competition around you. If the ACBL didn't exist, would your club survive? Other than using masterpoints as a hook to retain established players, I consider the ACBL largely irrelevant to my business plan. I have to ...
Get out there and live the dream! I dream about the day when I return to just playing bridge. I think I have about 5 more years in me at the most. We will see who lasts longer, me or the ACBL as we know it. Its been 8868 days ...
Bridge is getting harder to play
I guess this is a little window into bridge at the senior center. It seems like an open and shut case to me.
Questions on Bridge Mates and Dealing Machines
Definitely To get the same effect, I take the decks from the bottom two boards and put them in the hopper before I start. As I do each board, I add the new deck on top. It makes the whole process smoother and it rotates your cards so that they ...
Questions on Bridge Mates and Dealing Machines
You should only have to reset the individual bridgemates if you had an issue during the game. If you change the ending round number or had a server crash and swapped to travelers then you will have to reset the bridgemates manually. There is an option in the settings to ...
The dividing line between advanced beginner and intermediate?
I agree with Barbara about the conventions and the beginner games. Start them playing as soon as possible. If you want to end with duplicate players, start with duplicate players. Masterpoints are great hook and they don't have to join the ACBL to get the little slips of paper ...
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