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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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the saint
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26th European Youth Teams - 8 to 15 July 2017
Congratulations to Poland who retained their U16 title. The standard was higher than two years ago in Tromso. Top six qualified for the World Champs next year in Suzhou, China. Sweden look ominous for U26 title - over a match clear with only us English of the current top teams in ...
26th European Youth Teams - 8 to 15 July 2017
English breakfast available at breakfast. There's a couple of coffee bars that also stock it. They don't have proper sized mugs though.
26th European Youth Teams - 8 to 15 July 2017
Awesome venue - best I've been to. The facilities (As one might expect for something used for high end sports teams) are superb. The Galatasaray football team are currently using it too - they've been around the venue. The Slovakian Federation can be proud of the organisational job they've ...
Local club in England shows how to encourage Youth Bridge!
They already have a large number of volunteers working with and going into schools. I think the kids are at the stage where they are looking to transition them to the bigger game now. What will be interesting is to get feedback from Liz and the team and understand what ...
WBF Youth Open starts on 15th August in Lyon
The Junior Europeans takes place next week in Slovakia. This is arguably as tough as the World Juniors (not the World Open Juniors) to win and since it is a zonal qualifier has attracted all the European national team entries. No doubt there will be a few more - especially French ...
John Moschella's bidding problem: AKTxx AJTxx xx x
Any reason why something x KQxx AKxxxx xx isn't possible. That looks like a 4H bid here. Most pure hands look like they at least give play.
Brackets, yes or no ?
This poll needs a 'Flannery' option.
New Monaco Pair
Some have argued that but for a scoring mishap that Japan would have made it last time.
EBL/WBF: hands diagrams and Butler ranking
Butler-booster and butler-bashing trips off the tongue more easily than corresponding cross-imp variants.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
I think they need the transnationals to make these things pay, and they don't get the average teams in if it doesn't have some interest as a venue. In reality, the bridge should come first with supporting infrastructure second and if there's any other bonus for everyone ...
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