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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

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United Kingdom

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the saint
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Frances Hinden's bidding problem: KJ98542 --- 2 AKQ86
I had wondered if something like 10xxx QJxx KQxxx - was possible and even 5S wasn't making.
Frances Hinden's bidding problem: KJ98542 --- 2 AKQ86
What was the answer to this?
Priorities for the WBF?
5 years ago, if there had been an U16 event, they would have been two intermediates and four novices. That is no longer the case. The standard in the age group has risen dramatically. The same would happen in the U13 age group. I accept the cost and logistics issues ...
Priorities for the WBF?
Officially make the U13s the next new age group category.
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
There is a direct correlation between wages and finishing position in the Premier League. The IPL (as with the NFL) theoretically has a wage cap which should even out the teams over time - even more so in the case of the NFL with the draft system. What we've then ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
I haven't found a reference to it anywhere. If anyone does know where there is one...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
The kids age group in Lyonwas the U16s. There was no separate U13 event in Lyon even if some of the players could have qualified to do so. That field was also heavily distorted by being about 90+% Chinese. No problems with that but all the European nations spent their ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Like many of the users on here, I hold strong opinions on the recent cheating scandals, but I will leave the questions on them to other users. Instead, I will focus on my overriding passion in the game - junior bridge. I am of the opinion that the best thing that ...
Measuring Deductive Reasoning
Have a word with Sam Punch of Keep Bridge Alive fame. She's looking at doing elements of this type of work as part of her academic analysis into the benefits of bridge - I believe.
What is a "world class player"?
Champions League now has a higher standard of football than the World Cup and the first three on that list have all won multiples. The last two also won multiples when it was just a single club side from a nation event.
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